Carrick hurler Sultan to feature on After School Hub


Talented young Carrick Davins hurler, Sultan Mahmud Sabbir, will appear on RTE 2's After School Hub tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at 3.20pm.

Sultan recently won an U-12 hurling title in Tipperary with Carrick Davins, and is one of many children to benefit from the strong relationship between the club and Bridgewater House, a direct provision centre in Carrick-on-Suir. 

Sultan recently told RTE News that playing hurling had made him feel a part of his new community. 

"Hurling is so special," he said.

"When you play a game, you feel like you're in a county final. At first, when I started playing I had one or two friends but then learned to know different people, different cultures and I felt happy."

Carrick Davins U-12 hurler, Sultan Mahmud Sabbir, pictured in RTE's After School Hub studio. 
Carrick Davins U-12 hurler, Sultan Mahmud Sabbir, pictured in RTE's After School Hub studio. 

The connection between the club and Bridgewater House was first made by club-member Noreen Robinson over ten years ago and has proven to be a hugely positive and mutually beneficial relationship.

"When families arrive, I get the kids involved in sport straight away," says Martina Walsh, Community Liaison Officer with Bridgewater House. "It's just a great way of integrating them.

"In direct provision, it is tough on them being inside. Being outside in fresh air and meeting people, sport is just so good."