Here in Claremont Stadium, we are witness to not only the extremes of Irish weather – a favorite topic in Ireland – but to extremes of activity. When Schools finish for the Summer which is the 30th June parents are often faced with a dilemma of how to keep their children happy and more importantly active. This is where we come in as Claremont Stadium has a 400 meter 8 lane olympic track and a basket ball hall along with many individual meeting rooms.
This year we have many Summer Camps /Activities where the children arrive at 10am and stay until 2pm.
Claremont Stadium is a large stadium. Many people drive by it and do not know what happens here or how a not for profit community stadium manages to survive in this busy polished world.
Below Helen tells her story of the connection she made with us and it is a connection as Helen brightens everyone’s day whenever she is in the stadium.
I want to thank Claremont Stadium for all of the wonderful years there, the staff is and always has been so helpful and supportive.
My children and grandchildren have been to numerous summer camps, the International days and sports days.
My journey started in Claremont stadium with Andy Connelly. I started a group in Claremont stadium for family’s to support each other. I did this for many years and the support that I got from the staff was outstanding.. I loved being a part of the community.
My journey changed last year when I was diagnosed with lung cancer and lost half of my lung and of course the staff of Claremont Stadium rang me to see did I need any support. I mentioned I needed to start walking again so that I could build myself back up and of course they offered me the facilities of the track and gym. Thankfully it helped me to recover I would like to thank all the staff for their support over the last year and previous 20 years, I’ll always be very grateful to them.