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16 May 2022

Offaly School of Special Education stage fundraising soccer tournament

Offaly School of Special Education stage fundraising soccer tournament

Team Integra: Brian Daly, Stephen Egan, Darren Murray, Brian McGuire, Cian Cunniffe, Niall McGinley & Lee Marshall.

Offaly School of Special Education (OSSE) held a fundraising event on Saturday, March 12, at Leah Victoria Park, the home of Tullamore soccer.

The 5-A-Side Tournament was organised to raise funds for recreational resources and activities for the students at OSSE.

The school caters for children, aged between 4 and 18, from all over Offaly, who have been assessed as having a moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities or Autism. Currently located in a temporary building in Kilcruttin Business Park, awaiting a purpose-built school, the much-needed monies raised will be used to fund various leisure activities designed to bring great enjoyment to the forty-two students currently enrolled there.

The event was greatly supported by local businesses and the wider community throughout the county and beyond. Seven teams participated in the tournament and a crowd of supporters attended to what was a very enjoyable and successful event.

The final tally is expected to exceed €15,000 with sponsorship and donations still coming in, all of which are greatly appreciated by Principal Ed Graham and the staff and students at Offaly School of Special Education.

A special mention to the main sponsors, corporate sponsors and all those who contributed in any way to the success of this wonderful event:

Main Sponsors:

Fergus Byrne in association with Inver Fuels – Geashill; Home Instead – Mullingar; Lir Fire Protection – Tullamore; DNG Kelly Duncan – Tullamore; Buggy Coaches – Tullamore; Tullamore Town F.C - Tullamore

Corporate Sponsors:

Google; 3M Ireland Limited; Synergy Healthcare – Tullamore; Orla Canton Buses – Clonbullogue/Edenderry; Centra – Kilbeggan; Midland Veterinary - Tullamore/Edenderry/Portarlington; Liam Boggs Trophies – Mullingar; Coco Cola; Specsavers – Tullamore; Castle Paints - Tullamore; Regatta – Tullamore; Sennheiser – Tullamore; Midland Boxercise – Ferbane; Townmore Construction – Tullamore; Creative Concrete; Noel McDonnell Carpentry & Construction – Mullingar; Egan Granite & Marble – Kilbeggan; Gannon's Eco – Kilbeggan; Reisser Ireland – Kilbeggan; Molloy Precast – Tullamore; Pearl Dental – Tullamore; Café Royale – Kilcormac; Mike Kelly Stone – Roscommon; NIS Ltd. IT Services and IT Consulting – Tullamore; Guy Clothing – Tullamore; Buggy Refrigeration – Tullamore; Buggy Frozen Foods – Kilbeggan; Rose Finlay Pharmacy – Tullamore; Banagher Concrete – Banagher; Digan's Pub – Tullamore; Modo Construction Ltd – Clara; Edgewater Medical Centre – Tullamore; Hyland Transport – Portlaoise; Stodge Face – Tullamore; Roscore Clinic - Medical Herbalist Emmett Walsh – Tullamore; Scally's Centra – Tullamore; Gerry Egan Bus Hire – Birr; Glanbia; Macaris – Tullamore; Integra – Tullamore; O'Connell Joinery Tullamore; PTS Electrical Tullamore; Spectrum Plastics Tullamore; Wrafters Pub - Tullamore


Contributors

Carroll Meats – Tullamore; Grennan's Butchers – Tullamore; Baggot's Shop – Clara; Supermacs – Edenderry; FAI; Eva Donlan Photography – Tullamore; Bord Na Mona; Deanery Furniture – Shinrone; SpecSavers – Tullamore; Woodside Furniture - Kilhugh, Co. Westmeath; Regatta – Tullamore; Stodge Face – Tullamore; Muscle Unwind Sports Massage - Hazel Keegan – Tullamore; Browns on the Green – Tullamore; Barney Drake – Castletown; Stodge Face – Tullamore; Beauty by Elaine – Daingean; Wrafters Pub – Tullamore; Urban Pizza – Mullingar; Gilligan's Butchers – Moate; Moate Meats – Moate; Penthouse Barbers – Clara; Foxes Shop – Tullamore; Daybreak – Mucklagh; Critical Healthcare – Tullamore.

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