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45 TY students from St Olafs, Crokes, Balinteer, Foxrock/Cabinteely and Cuala came together for a day of team building, football and presentations.

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Cuala’s Alex Brock led the inspirational talks and was joined by former Dublin star Ger Brennan and Rugby Ireland’s Hannah Tyrell. The speakers shared their own teenage experiences of joy, fear, love, spirituality, pain, music, hope, recovery, laughter, gratitude, excitement, possibility & friendships.The participant feedback on the day was and I quote ‘Funny, Great, Enjoyable, Fun, Exciting, Thrilling, Banter, Brill, Fantastic, Unreal, Beneficial, Superb, Exhilarating, Fantabulous, Mind Blowing, New, Inspirational, Fun, Great, Enlightening, Subway, Ken, Meatballs, Ger Brennan loves God’. The only question at the end of the day was … ‘when is it on next’.

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Many thanks to the UCD for the facilities, Dara Twomey and his UCD friends who facilitated the day, Joanne Wylde and the 3 wise men Dayo, Barry and Ken for a memorable day of Genuine Friendly Games.