On Sunday 8 September, we once again honour the passing of the legendary Alan Power, a great friend, colleague and club-mate of many in Singapore and beyond. Alan passed away while playing a mixed-teams GAA event in Singapore on 20 July 2008.
A proud Corkman (and never shy to say so…) who came to Singapore with Pfizer, Alan was an ever-present lethal full-forward on our GAA teams during his time here, and also co-founded the soccer side of the club, which has now grown to four teams. An all-round legend of a guy who remains sadly missed.
In Alan's memory, the Singapore Gaelic Lions, with the Gaelic Lions FC, Hibernians FC and Singapore Wombats, are hosting the 11th Alan Power Memorial Games at Dempsey.
The emphasis is very strictly on a fun club day out, with some sport thrown in. We mix up the clubs, teams, genders and rules, and the beers will be as ever colder than strictly necessary. The most serious parts of the day are the one-handed tug-of-war, the Poc Fada, the boat race, Kymbo’s jelly shots and Dom’s Dunking©. The Cubs are once again joining the fun this year, to show the rest of us how it’s done.
The soccer starts at 1030am (non-regulars very welcome too), with the Cubs taking to the field at 2pm (would be great to have adult players coming down to help out), and the mixed adults GAA folks to be down for 230pm latest please for a strict 3pm start. We’ll wrap up for 6pm latest, to leave enough time for important stuff like sitting on the grass knocking back a few cold Magners….
The soccer lads will get the comms from their side, the adult GAA ladies are along Parish Team lines and should be in the loop on WA (contact your captain otherwise), and the adult GAA lads can sign up via the app. Hurlers will get pinged by their side. All-comers welcome basically. See you all on Sunday the 8th !
Check out some of the fun from last year
Just in case you feel like you need some extra training before the AP Games please join this West Coast Park Run and show your support for The Ireland Funds Young Leaders
On Saturday 7th of September, The Ireland Funds Young Leaders chapters from all across the world will come together to host a truly global event - and this year is the first year Singapore will join the movement!
From Brisbane to Belfast, Young Leaders from each city will run 5K before passing the ‘virtual baton’ off to the next city. Singapore's group will join the West Coast Park Run on Saturday 7th of September at 7:30am, with registration from 7-7.15am.
All are welcome to this free event, there will be a free Global 5K T-shirt for the first 40 participants to register at https://www.parkrun.sg/register/ and specify that your running club is THE IRELAND FUNDS. Irish snacks and water will also be provided on the day.
We are kindly supported by UFIT, InishBia and Little Farms
**This is a completely free event but voluntary donations are warmly welcomed at The Ireland Funds Singapore's giving.sg
Please click attending on this event so we can monitor numbers and insure sufficient refreshments for the event
More about the Young Leaders
Paving the way for the future, the Young Leaders cultivates an emerging generation of philanthropists while providing a networking forum and a connection with modern Ireland. With vibrant events around the world, The Ireland Funds Singapore aims to integrate the Young Leaders into to the fantastic work that the Ireland Funds are doing with a host of Singaporean and Irish causes.