Straide Fun Day 2013

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The Fun Day was held in Straide Parish Field on Sunday 4th August from 1pm onwards. There was a very large turnout of competitors under perfect weather conditions.
The Fun Day kicked off with the under-13 National School age soccer tournament at 1pm for boys and girls. The winners of the Cake Competition were announced at 2pm. This was followed by Adult Novelty races, spud picking competition, childrens races and at 2.30pm the javelin throw and sheaf throwing competitions. The Straide Villages Obstracle Relay Challenge was, undoubtedly, one of the highlights of the day.

There was also a younger childrens’ corner with face painting and refreshments.

Thanks to the following who organised the various events:
Tea Tent: Mary McHugh. Cake Competition: Bernadette Linguard. Village Obstactle Relay Challenge: James Larkin / Myra Deacy-Keenan. Childrens’ races : Deirdre Reid / Marion Roache. Spud Picking & Javelin thro : Anthony Ruane. Sheaf throw: Brendan Maloney. Childrens corner: Kate O’Hara. Road Safety: Martin Ruane. Gate Collection: Rosa Meehan. .

The Fun Day ‘Best Straide Village’ Challenge was a great success with First Place being awarded to Straide Road.

The Fun Day ‘Cake of the Parish’ competition was a keenlyfought prize this year. With First Place being awarded to Fiona Hyland. The competition was, again this year, sponsored by O’Hara’s Bakery will and was judged by Master baker Bogdan Kaspere.

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