Gaelic club backs worthy cause

The Cayman Islands Gaelic Football Club is giving back to the community by holding a quiz night to raise funds for a worthy cause and then staging a children’s sports day.

The fundraiser is at Whiskey Mist in the Strand on Thursday, May 28, and all proceeds will go to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

There are plenty of sponsored raffle prizes for the table quiz evening, which starts at 7 p.m. but more are needed, if possible.

“We are in the process of collating sponsored prizes for the raffle on the night, so please reach out to us if you or your employer would be so kind as to donate some,” said organizer David O’Connell.

“Any help here would be greatly appreciated, and please remember it is for a great cause.”

He added that the club always tries to support local charities. “It is hard to pick one charity over [others] on the island, so this year we prepared a survey and sent it to our members asking them to vote for their preferred Cayman charity,” he added.

“Cayman Islands Cancer Society was the most popular amongst our members and we will give all proceeds from quiz night to them. We are selling raffle tickets on the night.”

The children’s Gaelic sports day is Saturday, May 30, at Camana Bay school field, from noon-2:30 p.m. Registration is already closed, such is its popularity. “We plan on spending at least two hours with the kids, which will include some basic fun Gaelic drills, a puc fada [hurling] competition, some Gaelic practice matches and much more fun,” O’Connell said.

The children will be provided with goody bags as well as a Cayman Gaelic jersey. “All going well, we will plan some more sports days for our underage members and perhaps even reach out to all children island wide. I guess you could call this one a trial run.”