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Peadar enters Dublin Hurling Hall of Fame

DUBLIN'S Hurling Hall of Fame has welcomed Peadar MacCanna, a long-time Howth hero.

He has done remarkable work at Beann √Čadair. Under his guidance, the playing membership increased from 45 to over 400.

And he had more than two hands in the superb facilities that now grace the Balkill Road. They include a floodlit all-weather surface and a Ball Wall.

Peadar is the essential community man. He has helped school and parish. Most of his toil goes unseen.

He loves the Irish language, and he played no small role in persuading Bank of Ireland to sponsor the All-Stars and All-Ireland Football Championship.

He has been a wise pal for the Friends of Dublin Hurling, and his contribution to the game at club and county level has been immense.

And out beside the harbour, it's the integrity of the man that has captured the hearts of the people.

When Peadar's name was called out at the Friends of Dublin Hurling celebration at the Red Cow on Friday night, the applause could be heard back home on the hill.

OVER 800 people attended The Kube last Friday night.

It was the major fund-raiser for the Skerries Harps clubhouse development.

"We hope to have it open next March," reveals Harps PRO, Fergal Lynch.

Ollie's Place and McMeel's Pharmacy sponsored the event at the City North Hotel.

Forty contestants raised thousands of euros for their various charities.

Darren Bailey emerged as the victor. Pieta House benefited from his success.

"A big thanks to all who supported the event in any way. It was a great success," says Fergal.

AARON Costello had a hectic Sunday.

In the morning, he played wing-back as Naomh Fionnbarra gained promotion to Division 1 of the AHL, having beaten Crumlin in Bray.

And in the afternoon, he refereed the St Patrick's (D) victory against Thomas Davis in the AHL 7 Promotion final at Blanchardstown IT.

He's a first class hurler. And a fine ref too.

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