TWO Cebridge soccer players will spend a month teaching soccer to Jamaican childen this year.
NUI Maynooth students and college players, Dara Walsh and Rebecca Eiffe, will head off to a location just outside the capital, Kingston, on 1 July coming.
The girls, from the Willowbrook area of the town, have to raise €3,000 to take part in the Jamaican volunteer progamme. They got off to a good start on Saturday, 1 March, when they raised €500 from a coffee marketing event at the Halo cafe beside Tesco in Celbridge.
Dara works there part time and the fundraiser coincided with the launch of the Marlay coffee brand in Ireland.
Marlay’s principal person, it may be no suprise to learn, is Rohan Marlay, son of the legendary Bob, said Matt Black, Halo co-owner.
Throughout the day, the girls gave free samples of the new coffee in return for donations and sold a few bags of the new coffee.
One of their donors was Celbridge based, Jamacain native, Leroy Reid, who was with his son, Sean. “We got a lot of good advice about Jamaica,” said Dara, who is an anthropology student at NUIM. A left winger with Lucan Utd, the former Ballyoulster player, Dara and her right winger friend, Rebecca, a mathematical science student, will have a number of other fundraising events, including one at Playzone, where Rebecca works, part time