This summer the 2018 World Cup is taking place in Russia where 32 teams from around the world are battling out to reign supreme.
Brazil, Germany, Russia, and Portugal are favorites this year.
Russia won their first match 5 nil and being the hosts was a nice start for them.
The big first match was between Spain and Portugal which ended 3-3 and was a great match. Cristiano Ronaldo is on form this year with 4 goals in 2 games so far and he scored a hat-trick against Spain in their first match of the tournament.
Here in Phoenix we are showing some of the games live and for the football fans among us this month long festival of sport is a welcome treat.
Yesterday we attended the SDCC Tea Dance which was held in the lovely surroundings of the Red Cow Moran Hotel. The evening started off with a prize giving ceremony recognizing the many talents of people in our local community.
Two of our own members received rewards for their art and music projects. We have a very talented bunch here in Phoenix and yesterday was proof of that!
The event ended with light refreshments and dancing into the evening. Overall the evening was a hit and was enjoyed by all.
Looking forward to next year already !!!!
On Tuesday the 22nd of May some of our clubhouse members went to Bowling in Palmerstown. They had a great day and the weather was nice for it, members headed off on the bus together.
All who attended had a great time, there was 2 team’s and one lane, the Buzz was in the air and it wasn’t about wining just to get out and have some fun. In saying that it was a very close game and everyone enjoyed the competition.
WELL DONE to all who participated.
On Wednesday 2nd of May and for the next 6 weeks we are running a member led social of Crochet. It gives our members a good opportunity to do activities which are relaxing and therapeutic while at the same time learning a new skill that is enjoyable and will prove to be valuable in everyday life.
A number of our members are participating in this Class and have nothing but good reports to say about it. As you can see below some of our creative members are hard at work creating their next Masterpiece!!
On Tuesday the 15th of May we had an after hours social. It was a success and everyone enjoyed themselves.
We had many different fruits, Some exotic like water melon and avocado’s which have many beneficial proprieties for your body and mind and I believe rejuvenates your skin also.
As you can see from the Pictures below we prepared an array of fruit under the guidance of Ciara and Margaret. Then we sat and enjoyed what we had prepared and had a chat about healthy lifestyles.
On Monday last we had a guest speaker, Colette Long came in and give a presentation on good oral hygiene and overall dental care. For our members who attended the presentation, everyone found it very worth-while and will undoubtedly the topics covered will be of great benefit as good oral hygiene is something we should all get our teeth into !!!!!!
Last Wednesday the 28th of March saw the end of the computer class which our members Teresa and Liam have been attending for the last 6 weeks. The guys really enjoyed the course and learned a great deal about computing, the internet and how to communicate via e-mail to be name but a few. There is hopefully a follow-on course taking place in the future and our guys can’t wait to continue on with their studies!!!!
On Tuesday 27th March a group of our members accompanied by staff Laura and Mark hopped on the LUAS into town and went to visit the National History Museum situated in the old Collins Military Barracks. It was a very enjoyable experience, the museum covers all aspects of historical times up to and including a large installation on Irish Military History throughout the ages. It is well worth a visit and all our members really enjoyed the day with some vowing to return in the future.