Thank you to all the athletes and their families for coming along to welcome everyone back at the Big Bluefin BBQ on Saturday 7th September 2019!
It was a fantastic day of food, fun and frolics; and even the sun made a special guest appearance! Games of leapfrog and hardcore-hide-and-seek got appetites ready for our delicious burgers and hot-dogs; salads and drinks.
Our 2019/20 Junior and Senior Team Captains were announced… congratulations to Robin and Sorcha; Daniel and Lauren.
Thanks to everyone who brought food to share, and a very special Big Bluefin thanks to Londis, Kilcolgan for donations of burger buns; and to Londis, Kinvara for generously donating our burgers and hot dogs.
Huge thanks to Karen and Christine for organising this special team gathering; and to the Kearney girls for putting up the Big Bluefin BBQ Playlist on Spotify – a great start to a brand new season!
We’re licensed to grill… at the Big Bluefin BBQ this Saturday 7th September at 3:30pm in the Walled Garden, Kilcornan.
It’s finger smokin’ good!
Big thanks to Londis, Kilcolgan for our burger-bun donations, and to all the parents volunteering to bring food and drinks, so far. We ask each family to bring either a salad, dessert or drinks, to share with the team!
*** Important Note: with Clarinbridge Market on this Saturday; all parents are advised to use the back gate to avoid traffic!***
Bluefin SC join three Connacht Clubs to represent Ireland at the FISEC-FICEP Games 2019 in Bucharest in July.
Congratulations to Sorcha, Caoilin, Robin, Rory, Jake and Luke who recently returned from the FISEC-FICEP Games. Headed by Head Coach Eduardo Santos, the team were joined by County Sligo SC; Laser SC and Castlebar SC.
The main objective of the trip was to give young athletes the opportunity to experience the many factors that an international off-shore competition offers.
To perform in a different environment requires a lot considerations! The athletes negotiated a busy agenda between looking after their competitions, recovery and nutrition, and, of course, their social-life – the opening ceremony, living in the youth village, a cultural tour to the Presidential Palace, running a bazar, an Awards Night and the closing ceremony and disco.
It was a fantastic adventure for all involved – athletes, coaches, team staff, parents and supporters. Ultimately, the team made great new friends through our own Team Ireland, and from all around Europe (and Brazil) – giving our athletes a unique experience and life memories!
Team Ireland proudly won two gold, six silver and five bronze medals – and a lot of lessons learned!
“More than winning a medal, to be part of the Team is an athlete’s privilege!” Eduardo Santos
Big Bluefin thanks for the enthusiasm and support from our six athletes and team manager Helen Van de Beek.