As another season for No Name Clubs around the country draws to a close, Balla No Name Club will look back on 2020 / 21 as a time that will be remembered for generations due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Club had to take major decisions on how to react to a global phenomenon and turn negatives into positives. When level 5 restrictions were in place, Balla No Name Club introduced a physical and mental health programme and teamed up with the RTE Ray Darcy show to raise funds for the Laura Lynn - Ireland's Children's Hospice.
This project involved a 50k lockdown virtual challenge and raised €4,327 for the Laura Lynn fund, which concluded on St Patrick's day 2021.
In April 2021, Balla No Name Club entered the Oak Tree project into the Eco UNESCO environmental competition and reached the final in the Biodiversity section and was recognised for its uniqueness by President Higgins on May 26 this year.
The Club stated that as the adult leaders are getting older, it is time for younger parents to step forward and continue the great work which started in the year 2005.
The Balla No Name Club organisers would like to thank every single person, family, club, group, business people and companies who supported them throughout the year.