“We wouldn’t miss it now for love
nor money – it’s so important,” says John Grant, Chair of Active
Retirement in Claremorris and member of its Indoor Bowls Club.
this edition we meet friendly rivals John Grant and Paddy McCallig, who
introduce us to the game and the club, and have encouraging words for
those who might be interested in starting.
Fellow bowlers Michael
Halligan and Pádraig Hunt tell us how they came to bowls and what they
like about it, and we also hear Carmel Kilgallon’s voice as she
celebrates some good bowls, and laments the bad!
“The boxing ring is like a temple of truth,” says coach Conor Dennedy in our latest sports club profile, in which we visit Claremorris Boxing Club, “You’ll get found out out there.”
“It’s a different level of fitness… A lot of lads that come in here from football, they think they’re fit until they come in – and then they get a shock.”
In this edition we also hear from head coach Joe Charles about the history of the club, which started in 1961 in the Hollybrook ice-cream factory. And that’s not even the strangest place it has called home over the years!