‘South Dublin on Ice’ is the County’s brand new ice rink in the grounds of Tallaght Stadium. Fine Gael Councillors, with the support of the South Dublin Local Enterprise Office and the Council’s Sports Officers, brought a special inclusive initiative to the venue this weekend. Councillors Vicki Casserly, Kenneth Egan, Emer Higgins and Brian Lawlor donned their skates to take children with special needs out on the ice-staking rink as part of a special free session for families of children with special needs.
Speaking about the event Cllr. Vicki Casserly said, “We had an amazing morning at Tallaght Stadium with South Dublin County Council and Local Enterprise Office South Dublin with ‘South Dublin on Ice’. This very special session was facilitated, at Fine Gael’s suggestion, for children with disability in our county. In our house we live by the saying find the ability in disability. Thank you so much to the organisers for your enthusiasm in pulling together the morning and also to the Celtic Clovers Ice Hockey Club for including the kids so well. It was a morning I think we will all remember for a long time.”
Councillors Kenneth Egan, Emer Higgins and Brian Lawlor agreed it was a super morning on the ice and thanked South Dublin County Council and families from Enable Ireland and Social Circle for supporting this initiative to create some special memories for special children. Kenneth didn’t quite bring an Olympic-winning attitude to the ice rink but Emer said he brought some style and skill none the less.
Cllr. Brian Lawlor said, “It’s been a few years since I was on ice; but my colleague Cllr. Vicki Casserly turned Jayne Torville on us and was the perfect teacher to those of afraid of looking like Bambi on ice. A huge thanks to my colleagues Kenneth Egan, Emer Higgins and Vicki who pushed for this brilliant inclusion which I was very proud to support.”