THE SUMMER season was sent off with a bang at O'Dwyer's GAA Club in Balbriggan where a family fun day complete with live music, glamorous griannies and bonny babies took over the GAA club's grounds.
Music on the day was provided by four rising local bands with Jaded Outset, The Lad, The Legs and Life Line and Flaming Koots strutting their stuff at the clubhouse. Some unfortunate officials and coaches reluctantly submitted themselves to the dunk tank and members of the club lined up to give them a soaking. Some of the club's younger juveniles were showcased in a football blitz that made sure that GAA sports were at the heart of this fantastic community occasion. The age-old glamorous granny and bonny baby competitions made a triumphant return and according to reports, it was Catherine Carol that won the title of most glamorous granny, pipping Mary Browne to the coveted title. There were two winners in the bonny baby contest where Jack took the title for the under-one age group and Katie took away the prize for under-twos. After the Family Fun Day, the club began to focus on its next big fundraiser which involves several O'Dwyer's men and women stepping into the boxing ring to face off against their Balbriggan Rugby Club rivals. The two clubs will compete later this year in a white-collar boxing event which was launched at the Bracken Court Hotel last Friday and promises to keep the town gripped over the next few weeks when the amateur boxers are put through their paces before stepping into the ring at the Wright Venue in Swords.