Closing Day report 31st Jan 2018

by Willie Hourihan (Asst. Sec) 

Again the closing day social was held in the newly refurbished Roaring Donkey Bar Cobh and a big thank you to Killian, JoAnne, Holly and barman Owen.

The night was well attended with a great turn out not only of members but  people from other clubs and people associated with the local field sports in the area, a warm welcome to all those.

Tom Houlihan of TH Sports was in attendance and all were delighted to see him and to see that he was in good form and enjoyed the night.

The food was as usual the highlight of the night and a big thank you to Martin Drake for providing the venison sausage, burger and steak.

Entertainment was provided by the pub patrons who have a trad night every Wed night.

The Longest Bird, Heaviest Bird and mixed bag were as usual well contested with 7 contesting the longest 5 the heaviest and 3 the mixed bag. Results are as follows.

Chariman Shane Halligan present Martin Drake with the trophy for longest bird

Longest Bird

  1. Martin Drake 39’’ ¾
  2. Joe Whelan 39’’ ¼
  3. Anthony Ryan 38’’ ½
  4. Tony Gilmartin 37’’ ¾
  5. Eric Field 37’’
  6. Frank Dorrity 36’’ ½
  7. Danny Brown 36 1/8

Heaviest Bird

  1. Pat Aherne 1.55 kg
  2. Joe Whelan 1.52 kg
  3. Tony Gilmartin 1.3 kg
  4. Danny Brown 1.29 kg
  5. Walden Drake 1.02 kg

Mixed Bag

  1. Walden Drake
  2. Peter Halpin
  3. Anthony Ryan

The winners received vouchers for Paul McCarthy Butchers Midleton Street Cobh.

The Committee would again like to thank all who participated and attended the event which makes this such a success year after year.