The Templemore Lions club held their Family Fun Day in the Town Park on Sunday 25th September. Despite the inclement weather, we had a great turnout of brave contributors and participants, who were put in great form by Joe Barry and the Thomas Mc Donagh Pipe band who opened the event for us; this was duly followed by some fine examples of dancing, singing and music in the main tent from the Ceoltas Ceoltori group.
It was great to see so many people getting involved in the many activities and enjoying the Town Park at the same time. There was huge interest in the boat rides around the lake with Captain Paul O’Carroll and boatswain Ciara Ormond, (all of which was made possible by the building skills of Aidan and Danny), we found the fastest sliothar in Templemore with the Centra Hurling skills cage, stand back Cu Chulainn as Joe Bergin is the new champion. Many thanks to Christy and the gang in the (TRYS) youth club in Templemore for their participation in the raft race and help on the day. The raft race will be ran again next year so start building now !, special thanks to Derry O’Donnel of Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club who entertained and informed the crowd in addition to providing a safety backup to the raft race in addition we would also like to thank the Traffic Corps of An Garda Siochana for being there on the day.
Thanks to Wayne Jones & Francis Ely for the pony & traps rides around the lake, as it was fabulous to make full use of the town park, and let people see it from a different perspective, and to Audrey who stepped in at short notice with her pony, which all the kids enjoyed. Without the help of the small army of volunteers, (who never once doubted Liam & Eamonn that it would stop raining), who turned out on Sunday morning and evening to build and disassemble the entire set up, the day would not have been possible, so thank you, and it was great to see such community effort for a good cause.
The winners on the day were :
Dog show winners: Jacinta Cullinane with “Cally” best in show and reserve winner PJ Nolan with “Bruce” we would like to thank Kevin Fogarty for judging the dog show.
Hurling cage Winners over 20’s Joe Bergin, U16’s Jordan Murphy, U12’s Rory Mochlar, U10’s Lorcan Roche, U8’s Tony Mulqueen, (Remaining medals can be collected from Liam O’Connell in Centra)
Accurate Puc: Jordan Maloney and David Mulqueen
Due to the weather and unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to run certain events, but we will be back bigger and stronger, and as planned, earlier, next year if you have any ideas or wish to help, let us know. Check out pictures and short video, from the day on our website “templemorelionsclub.ie, and if anybody has some pictures of the day and would like to pass them onto us, email@example.com
Thanks again to everybody who was there on the day and see you next year.
If you would like to know more about Templemore Lions Club please contact any member or PRO Edward Kinane on 087 6407736 or firstname.lastname@example.org