Thurles and District Vintage Club wish to say a big thank you to everyone who helped in any way on their recent Fun Day held in Russell’s field on the Roscrea Road, Templemore.
Thanks to Aidan and his family for donating the free use of the field and the help he gave before and on the day; to all his colleagues, neighbours and friends who were so enthusiastic to ready the field that brought back memories of fun days and threshing of 30 years ago. Many thanks also to the traders of the town who donated so generously to make the day such a wonderful success and to Michael Duff who worked as MC on the day; to the Order of Malta who kept us safe on the day, and the many helpers too numerous to mention. Thanks to the sub committee who planned the events and to the Devils Bit Macra who rowed in 100 per cent behind us and of course to all our own members of the Vintage Club.
The sun shone for the day which started with a tractor run leaving the square at 12pm and back at the venue at 2pm to begin the activities. Highlight of the day was the pub tug of war with pulls lasting up to 15 minutes, and there were several of them. Eventually the Killea team showed their strength by being outright winners. There was stiff competition to sort out the best sheaf thrower on the day, which was eventually won by Rory Dwyer with Michael Delaney and Joe Bergin in second and third place.
The children were delighted with the train rides, the egg and spoon race and the horses; they also won the tug of war against the tractor with every one of them winning a medal for their win. Our ladies committee provided welcome teas on the day. Thanks to Dorothy Bradish for her beautiful cake and our master chef Garry Longstaff who provided the burgers for the hungry. It would be easier to say who didn’t win a prize on the day from our raffle, there was so many of them!
The dog show again proved most popular and attracted huge entries for the various categories.
A most pleasant day was had by all and of course the proceeds will accrue to the North Tipperary Hospice.
Picutred Devils Bit Macra members Tim Maher and Joe McGrath