5 basketballs, 5 rubber footballs, 5 leather footballs and a pump were presented at assembly in Debrabant Secondary School, Saku. Of course this would not be possible at all without the donation of the balls from Smyths Toys and the pump by Noel Mannion Sports, Ballinasloe.
The equipment was well received and was very timely as the school sports league starts this week. All the pupils are involved and each class has a team. There is great excitement around the school as while the players are important, the supporters are just as vital on the sideline! Drums, songs and chants will be heard around Saku for the next few weeks.
The PE teacher is keeping a strict eye on these sets of balls as unfortunately if the balls are given out to pupils to play with unsupervised, they are often sold as proper footballs are expensive and extremely valuable. They will be kept together in their sets of 5 and numbered so they cannot get mislaid. With 5 in the set the Sports Teacher will be able to have proper football or basket ball training with the pupils.