Coaches and athletes of Flares Gymnastics and Cheer paid a tearful bon voyage to volunteer coach, and Castleisland native, Darragh Begley.
The club’s practice session in Tralee during the week was the scenes of the tearful farewells as
Darragh, who has just completed a four year degree in Health Leisure and Massage, will soon depart for the UK.
Progress his Sport
There, he hopes to find employment and to progress his sport further with Coventry Dynamite, a UK champion cheer squad.
Performing in Liverpool
Darragh has been with Flares Gymnastics & Cheer for five years and has excelled in the sport.
He is in Liverpool this weekend performing for the last time with the Killarney based group at the Jamfest competition.
Cakes, Cards and Hugs
Presented with cakes and cards and fond hugs, Darragh tearfully thanked all members of the club for the friendship and support he has received over the years.
Addressing the audience of team members and parents, who had gathered for the occasion, he reminded everyone that he came to the sport at the age of 17 and he remarked: “It is never too late to start something new.”
Friendships Won’t be Severed
Darragh said he looked on his team-mates as family, and as such it felt like he was leaving home.
“He plans to make frequent trips home and the bonds and friendships he has made over the last five years here will hardly be severed,” said a spokesperson for the club.
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