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Letterkenny Gaels Fun Day

posted 1 Oct 2013, 01:22 by Letterkenny Gaels
The Annual Fun Day was a huge success with many families, club members and locals coming along to join in the fun and games.
The two MC’s Jim and Oisin ensured the events ran smoothly and mostly on time.  They were so good that someone commented that it was like watching Morecombe and Wise at times.
Maura O’Baoill again provided the Gaels Mascot and many, both young and old tried to guess his name in order to win him as he was so cute.
Guess the Calories in the Banoffee Pie and Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar both attracted many who were eager to get their hands on them and to satisfy their sweet tooth. Hope the winner remembers to brush her teeth or it will be the Tooth Fairy that is satisfied.
The Lucky dip again proved to be very popular with people of all ages trying their luck.  Thanks to Clare Foody who ran this stall with practised ease and to the local businesses who sponsored the prizes.
he area around the ever popular stocks rang with laughter as players took the chance to throw wet sponges at managers and mentors. Those who were sent to the stocks were Sharon Harnett, Oisin Cannon, Paddy Doherty, Tom Murray , Paul Daly and of course the Chairperson Dan Harnett.
The athletics events  organised by Sean and James, assisted by Catherine and Paul who took the enties,was again very popular and the novelty races were a rip roaring success with Family Relay Race being heavily contested by “Rival” families some of whom have tried for the coveted title for several years. The winning Family this year were the well known Terence Diver family.
The Raffle was a real success thanks to the wonderful prizes sponsored by local businesses and the unbeatable ticket selling prowess of Jackie Doherty.
The day was rounded off with Fun Tug of War. Which had everyone who took part, tugging with all their might and the spectators cheering them on.
And no Fun Day would be complete without the Hospitality tent and the Barbeque.  Michael, Mal and Kieran kept everyone supplied with Burgers and Hot Dogs, while Susanna, Francis , Aideen and Patricia served up delicious homemade cakes and pastries and much needed teas and coffees.
A heartfelt and well deserved thank you to all who helped to organise the Day, to those who helped out on the day, to all who came and joined us and of course to all the sponsor.
The club would ask that all members support the sponsors whenever they can
A list of the winners and the sponsors is laid below  more pics here
Willie O'Donnell Signal
Swilly Drive  Card Land
McCullaghs Jewellers Tokyo
County Seat Link
County Seat Joes Butcher
Yellow Pepper Sara
McCallion's Jewellers Surprise Surprise
Harkins Chiropdist McCormacks
McFaddens Gift Shop Unique Gifts
Michael O'Connor Easons
Balls Jewellers La Touche
Donegal Stationary Euro Giant
Bliss Pats Pizza
Heel to Toe Denim Corner
Heel to Toe Watson Mens Wear
Morelli's Annies Florist
Mike's Diner Four Lanterns
Dunnes Store Classic Formal Wear
Magees Chemist Tinneys
Greenes Shoes Dominoes Pizza
Linda Ore Happy Days
McFaddens Chemist O'Heirs Bakery
Linda Ore 

Raffle Winners
1st Prize Linda Kavanagh  7” Tablet      Sponsored by Willie O’Donnell
2nd Prize Katrina Patten  €100 Voucher   Sponsored by Swilly Drive
3rd Prize Kim McShane  Newbridge Silver Bracelet Sponsored by McCullaghs Jewellers
4th Prize Paul Devine  €30 Voucher   Sponsored by County Seat 
5th Prize Nan McCarron €30 Voucher   Sponsored by County Seat 
6th Prize Claire Finn  €30 Voucher   Sponsored by Yellow Pepper
7th Prize  Claire Finn  Bracelet   Sponsored by McCallions Jewellers
8th Prize Cathair Doherty €30 Voucher   Sponsored by Harkins Chiropodist
9th Prize Lorna Reynolds 6 Tara Wine Glasses  Sponsored by McFaddens Gift Shop 
10th Prize Vincent Hanley Beauty Hamper  Sponsored by Michael O'Connor
Winner of Guess the number of Sweets in the Jar
Ciara Reynolds          Guessed 350       Actual number of Sweets  352 
 Winner of Guess the Name of the Gaels Mascot
Eileen Boyle   Guessed Patsy    Actual Name Pat
Winner of Guess how many Calories in the Banoffee Pie
Actual number 4399
1st Prize  Sine ni hAodha   Banoffee Pie  Guess  4500  
2nd Prize  Nora Jane McDevitt  €10   Guess  4550 
3rd Prize  Louise McGlynn   tin of Roses  Guess  4200 
A huge thank you to all the businesses that sponsored prizes for Letterkenny Gaels annual Fun Day. We would ask all members of the club to support these sponsor