Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ellie's GAA artworks brighten playground fence

A set of nine pieces of artwork by local girl Ellie O’Toole are being mounted today on the high fencing around the Community Playground, writes Brian Byrne.

The art represents a person's journey through sport. Starting off at home, being introduced to the sport by parents and mentors. Then as a member of a club learning the skills that take you to the ultimate prize. In this journey there may be blood, sweat and tears but it is all worth it in the end.

Ellie created the pieces for a Kilcullen GAA competition 18 months ago to decorate a container facility, while she was still in Transition Year at CPC, but that didn’t work out and they have been stored at her home since.

Kilcullen Community Action/Tidy Towns decided that they would be just the job to bring a bit of colour to the playground fence.

“And it’s also very apt that they are here anyhow, as it’s the road to the GAA Club,” says KCA member Noel Clare, pictured here with Ellie with some of the artworks as they are being installed.

Ellie O'Toole, a member of Newbridge AC and of Kilcullen GAA, wishes to thanks her friends who helped in completing the project.