It’s Gonna Be A Bright, Bright Sun-Shiny Day!

Every year in early May, as the TYs trudge onto the coach for the Gaisce hike, the irrepressible Gav Maguire treats them to a virtuoso performance of the Johnny Nash/Jimmy Cliff classic ‘I Can See Clearly Now’.  He nimbly cavorts up and down the aisle of the bus, effortlessly reaching the high notes and hi-fiving and back-slapping as he predicts a ‘sun-shiny day’… and lies through his mellifluous teeth!  Because, despite Gav’s upbeat and sunny disposition, it always rains on the TY Gaisce hike!  And not just a ‘soft day’ drizzle…the boys usually get the kind of downpour which turns the Wicklow mountains into a series of torrents and mudslides.  Well this year, the clubs came and went, but it was a bright, bright sun-shiny day in the end and even notorious curmudgeons Mark, Charlie and James begrudgingly admitted that they enjoyed the experience, completing 31km over two days!  Well done, Gav, on the singing and the hiking!