Corkbeg Santa Visit 2020
Sunday morning saw the final Corkbeg Academy session of 2020. Under normal circumstances, we would have had a jam-packed morning at our club grounds full of festive cheer, refreshments, a small bit of carol singing and all the kids would get to meet Santa Claus. But 2020 has taken no prisoners, so things had to be different this year. And after a monsoon beginning to the morning, we luckily hit jackpot with the weather once again on Sunday morning!
Instead of the usual festivities, we had to tone things down a bit. So, on Sunday morning to mark the end of the Academy year, we had a ‘’socially distanced’’ Santa visit. At the end of the Academy session, Santa paid a surprise visit behind a specially erected structure to maintain social distancing, as he waved goodbye to the kids and wished them well for Christmas. No shaking of hands, no hugs for Santa, no sitting on Santas lap. But instead, a wave and a kind word from the man in red. And a selection box to raise their spirits on the journey home.
First and foremost, a huge thanks to Pakie O Sullivan for all his hard work on Sunday morning. Played an absolute blinder and we appreciate the effort. Thanks to all the parents for getting the kids decked out in Christmas gear and to all the Academy coaches for their hard work on the morning and throughout a difficult year. Thanks to Karen, Trish and PJ for helping Santa to hand out his gifts to the kids. Well done everybody for adhering to the Covid protocols and maintaining social distancing all through the morning. Thanks to our Academy sponsors,
Trabolgan Holiday Villagefor their continued support. And most of all, a huge thanks to the big man in red, Santa Claus, for taking time out of his busy schedule to bring a small bit of cheer to East Cork in a difficult year for everybody.
A different kind of morning, but worthwhile nonetheless and everybody went home happy. See you all in 2021.