Earlier this year in association with the Brand Geeks, we launched our wonderful Ciarraí Óg boxes for all of our younger Kerry fans.We as an executive thought it would be lovely to gift some of these boxes to the patients in the children’s ward of University Hospital Kerry.
After speaking to the Nurse manager Jacky and the assistant manager Marie, it was arranged that the boxes would be presented to Jacky outside of the hospital in keeping with COVID regulations by Emma Sweeney (County Board Officer) and some very special guests; David Moran (Kerry Footballer), Colum Harty and Jordan Conway (Kerry Hurlers) and Oisín Maunsell (Kerry Minor Football Captain) and we are very grateful to these players taking the time for such an important task.
We in Kerry GAA appreciate all of the work that the front-line staff in all hospitals have been doing and especially appreciate the staff in the children’s ward looking after our youngest fans and potential future stars all through the year and we really hope that they enjoy their boxes! We also wish a very healthy and happy Christmas to all patients, staff and front line workers in all hospitals.
Children’s ward nurse manager Jacky McCull had this to say:
“We’re always grateful to the Kerry footballers and hurlers for calling to the ward at different times of the year for special occasions but unfortunately this year we can’t have anybody calling, but we’re very grateful to get the boxes donated and lots of other people have been very good to us this year as well and we always appreciate it and hopefully next year we’ll have the team coming and maybe with Sam Maguire!” – we certainly hope she is right!!