Council receives gift of calendars from Craobh Rua club

February 22, 2011

Mayor of Newry and Mourne, Councillor Mick Murphy recently welcomed members of Craobh Rua Camlocha Hurling Club to Council buildings to receive gifts of Club calendars for himself and all other councillors.

The calendars which will also be distributed throughout schools and other community based organisations in the locality of the Club Playing Field and Clubrooms at High Street, Bessbrook, highlight in particular the achievements and activities of the underage section of the hurling club.

The calendars were presented to the Mayor on behalf of Craobh Rua by Treasurer Miceal Bradley, Registrar and Child Protection Officer Maire Bennett and Club PRO Pat McGinn, who is also a member of Newry and Mourne Council.

Thanking the club for the gift of the calendars Mayor Murphy said: “I must congratulate Craobh Rua not only for this excellent and innovative calendar but on their achievements in promoting the developing the game of hurling in the area.  I visited the club’s grounds last year and found it to be vibrant and forward thinking Club that is now firmly embedded in the local community.”

Craobh Rua Treasurer Miceal Bradley thanked the Mayor and Newry and Mourne Council for their ongoing support for the club.

“We have found Council officials and all local councillors very supportive and on behalf of Craobh Rua I would like to thank Mayor Murphy and Newry and Mourne Council for their support both practical and financial.

“Presently we cater for over one hundred and fifty young people, improving not only their skills in the sport of hurling but also building their self esteem, respect and pride in their club and community.  Our club calendar of 2011 is a very visible way of publicly portraying the deep pride that we as a committee and club have for the achievements of our members,” he said.

Craobh Rua Hurling Club offers a wide range of coaching activities for those aged 8 years and upwards.  For further information in relation to Craobh Rua please feel free to call at the clubrooms at High Street, Bessbrook or email Craobh Rua at