Drogs attend East Meath Late Night League finals

The Drogheda United/Drogheda Credit Union Community Foundation continued its efforts to further enhance the mix of fitness and fun through sport by attending the East Meath Late Night League finals at the superb East Meath Utd all weather.

“We were invited to come along by members of An Garda Siochana who are doing fabulous work with the youth in the local community,” United’s General Manager Hubert Murphy stated.

“The fact that our partners in the Community Foundation, Drogheda Credit Union has a solid base in this region adds to the ethos of what we are trying to develop regionally,” he added.

“The organisation of this month long event was truly incredible and full credit to An Garda Siochana, our friends in the FAI, Foroige, Una Pearson and the Meath Sports Partnership, the volunteers and the sponsors. EMU also gave their playing facility for free,’ he explained.

Drogs players Georgie Poynton and Darragh Markey with General Manager Hubert Murphy at the Late Night Leagues in EMU.

The likes of Cllr Sharon Tolan and Alan Jackson of Qualitas Electronics helped with welcome refreshments afterwards at the sessions.

Sgt Barry Connor, Garda Ethan Fitzpatrick, Community Garda Barbara Kelly, Ciaran O’Donoghue, Foroige, Richie Smith and Paul Smyth of the FAI were all to the fore.Players from 12-18, boys and girls, from the immediate area and out to Grange Rath attended every Saturday for the month between 7 and 9pm.

“We had over 90 here each week and it’s the first time we staged it here,” Garda Barbara Kelly stated. It’s hoped to have another one on the beach in the summer.”This is about engagement and everyone coming together,” she added. “It was a great success.”

United players Georgie Poynton and Darragh Markey attended on the nIght and met the players.”For me, I was coming home,” Georgie stated. “This is where I started off and it was great to give something back.”

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