Santa paid a flying visit to St. Johns Park on Sunday afternoon on his way around Ireland with the Temple Street Children’s Hospital Foundation for the O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Juvenile Christmas Party. They came from all over St. John’s Parish for a chance to meet the magical man and they were not disappointed, for from the time Santa and Rudolf flew into the venue they were given his undivided attention for over two hours for which all at O’Loughlin Gaels is very grateful as we know how busy it can be at this time of year.
Santa’s grotto and decorations were prepared by underage mentors and volunteers the previous evening under the tutelage of chief organiser Sean Hogan who puts a huge amount of work into this event each year. It is an annual event that every child and parent look forward to and enjoy and all are very appreciative of the work put in by the great man..(That’s Sean now..not Santa!!)
A special thanks to DJ Seanie-D who kept the party going all afternoon with his music while Santa met with each and everyone of the children with their families. Seanie donated his time to the event insisting that no fee be charged so that The Temple Street Foundation got the full benefit of the occasion. He’s a ‘sound’ man in so many ways!!.
If Seanie kept the music going MC for the afternoon Stephen McCormack (u6 mentor) kept the party going with games and dancing getting the best out of the young children in attendance. It was as always a super occasion and another event that brought smiles and happiness to all those that passed through the Hebron Rd venue’s gates, as is evident in the photos that can be seen on our photo gallery below. Thanks to Newpark Europar also wo helped Santa with all the Selection Boxes that each of Santa's visitors recieved on the day.
Well done to all involved.