September 30, 2023

Predominant pic: Andrew McGinley (centre) presents a cheque on behalf of ‘As Dara Did’ to members of GAP Basketball Membership.

A charity arrange in honour of the three late kids of Donegal man, Andrew McGinley, has given a a lot wanted increase to the GAP Basketball Membership.

‘As Darragh Did’ was created in reminiscence of Conor, Darragh and Carla who all left this world collectively on January twenty fourth 2020.

Mr McGinley was in Donegal this week to current an enormous €2,000 cheque to the membership which additionally launched their new shirts, kindly sponsored by Damien Diver of Diver’s Centra in Ardara.

The displays had been made on the finish of a enjoyable basketball camp week in Glenties.

Damien Diver (centre) presents a brand new set of shirts to members of GAP Basketball Membership.

It’s effectively value reflecting on this latest Golf equipment’ institution and the way it has shortly established itself as a outstanding sports activities organisation since its formation in 2022.

Primarily based within the picturesque city of Glenties, GAP, because the initials recommend, takes within the areas of Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo. Nonetheless, this has since been prolonged to Fintown, Leitir and additional afield.

St Columba’s Complete College offers the bottom for coaching and internet hosting of video games and it’s a fantastic to see partnerships being fashioned between academic amenities and native voluntary teams.

With each girls and boys groups competing competitively on the U12, U16, and U19 age teams, GAP Basketball Membership is actively fostering a love for the game among the many youth within the area. Along with these age teams, it additionally caters for U8s, U10s and U14s at a enjoyable degree.

The success of GAP Basketball Membership wouldn’t have been doable with out the beneficiant help of their sponsors. Damien Diver of Centra Ardara and Andrew McGinley of the ‘As Darragh Did’ basis has been instrumental in aiding the membership’s endeavors. Their help has allowed them to safe essential assets, gear and kit to reinforce the expertise for the younger athletes. The membership expresses its heartfelt gratitude to those sponsors for his or her unwavering help.

Andrew McGinley (second from left) with younger GAP gamers and members on the latest summer season camp.

Final week, GAP Basketball Membership organised a extremely satisfying basketball camp, attracting each seasoned gamers and newcomers. The camp not solely offered invaluable teaching and coaching but additionally created a welcoming atmosphere for brand new gamers to expertise the fun of basketball.

The membership was thrilled to witness an inflow of contemporary expertise, and it served as a testomony to their dedication to nurturing the game’s development inside the group.

The membership has swiftly grow to be a pivotal sports activities organisation within the space, driving the expansion of basketball amongst younger girls and boys. The membership has been instrumental in honing expertise and fostering a love for the sport. 

“Supported by sponsors, Centra Ardara and ‘As Darragh Did’, the membership continues to broaden its attain and positively influence the group,” a spokesperson for the membership mentioned.

“By organizing partaking occasions comparable to basketball camps, GAP Basketball Membership is persistently encouraging new gamers to take up the game and contribute to its vibrant basketball tradition. As they stay up for a shiny future, the membership stays dedicated to its mission of nurturing expertise and constructing a powerful basketball basis in Glenties.”


‘As Darragh Did’ offers big carry to new basketball membership! was final modified: August 1st, 2023 by Cronan Scanlon