The Cathaoirleach, Executive Committee, players and members of Moorefield GAA Club extend hearty congratulations to Mr Gerry King and Ms Noreen Duggan on their recent retirements as Principals of Scoil Mhuire Senior and Scoil na Naomh Uilig respectively.
Since its foundation in 1975, Scoil Mhuire has had a long and mutually beneficial association with Moorefield, and we thank Mr King for his cooperation in facilitating our involvement with the school during his principalship.
The success of our teams is due in no small measure to him, his colleagues and former staff in facilitating our coaches who helped develop Gaelic games to a very high standard. Indeed, we have always been very happy to offer the services of many of our members – especially past pupils – to coach the students and develop their skills.
Noreen Duggan is a passionate Moorefield supporter and took great pride in our 2015 Minor Championship victory when her son, Colin Barrett, was captain.
She had the singular honour of leading a new school into a whole new world of education and developing a wonderful teaching and support staff.
The Moorefield members on her teaching staff had great respect for her and Pat Flynn was a great addition to her team eight years ago. We know they helped the development of Gaelic games and participation in Cumann na mBunscol competitions and in the importance of good discipline and club/school loyalty which is vital in making ours a better community.
Dozens of Moorefield players who attended the Scoil Mhuire have worn the Kildare jersey with pride and provide good role models for our young people, and many from Scoil na Naomh Uilig will do so in the future.
We appreciated the attendance of Gerry and Noreen at many of our Annual Award functions and look forward to their company on similar occasions in the future. May they have long and happy retirements, secure in the knowledge that they have left a lasting imprint on Moorefield Club.