|(18/3/2019) Another Medal Haul in Leicester |
They came they played and they came back with medals galore. Top of the pile was Alan Weir who retained his gold medal for Boccia making it 3 golds in a row. Well done Alan. Bobby Doherty moved from Scrabble to Boccia and took the silver medal. Colette McCarthy and Susan Weir teamed up and won silver in Dominoes. Jim Bailey got his fourth medal in Kurling a bronze to add to the Gold, silver and bronze he has won in previous years. Eddie McCrory won bronze in bowls for the fifth year in a row - he is nothing if not consistent.
A great time was had by all and everyone was a great ambassador for the Fellowship
|(12/3/2019) Bristish Polio Fellowship Games 2019 |
Good luck to all the NIPF team as they head off to Leicester to BPF games this weekend. Our team has been training for months and have a final practice tomorrow night before leaving on Friday morning for the games. The team is Alan Weir and Bobby Doherty Boccia, Christine Connolly and Eddie McCrory Bowls, Jim Bailey New Age Kurling, Alan Hughes and Patricia Campbell Scrabble, Margaret O'Hara and Patrick Campbell Sitting Darts, Dominic McCarthy and Paul Scott Standing Darts, Heather Scott and Tony Doherty Draughts and Colette McCarthy and Susan Weir Dominoes.
Best of luck to all and bring home Gold
|(12/3/2019) Next Quiz - 30 March 2019 |
The next quiz takes place on Saturday 30 March at 7.30pm in The Docker's Club, Pilot Street. The cost is £7 per person and this covers entry to the quiz, spot prizes, supper and Play Your Cards Right. There was a great turnout at the last quiz so come along for a nights craic and help raise much needed funds.
|(17/2/2019) Five Years On And Still In Our Thoughts - Paddy Grimshaw |
This day five years ago the Fellowship lost its most ardent member - Paddy Grimshaw (PJ). Paddy told everyone that the Northern Ireland Polio Fellowship was his family and we all loved him like a brother. When the phone would go and you heard the famous words "PJ from Ballyclare here" you knew that Paddy had some story to relate or had a possible contact of someone who could help the Fellowship and you would be on the phone for half an hour.
Brought up in the care system Paddy had a tough upbringing but he had such a gentle heart. He was always concerned for our most vulnerable members and sat on the committee through the darkest days of the troubles. He was thrilled when the Fellowship started to expand again and never missed a quiz, midweek break, annual dinner, AGM or BBQ. He wanted all members to be active in the Fellowship. In this our 80th anniversary year we fondly remember our dear friend.
Rest easy Paddy. Gone but never forgotten.
|(6/2/2019) Next Quiz - 23 February 2019 |
The next quiz takes place on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 7.30pm in The Dockers Club, Pilot Street. The cost is £7 per person and this includes entry to the quiz, supper, spot prizes and Play Your Cards Right.
Come along and enjoy the craic and get those little grey cells working.