A fine Vintage Day for Ballymac

Solomon and Minnie the dogs with their owner and friends Podge Barry, Samantha Goggin and Sarah Hensman at the Ballymac Vintage Rally at O’Riada’s in Ballymac on Sunday
Solomon and Minnie the dogs with their owner and friends Podge Barry, Samantha Goggin and Sarah Hensman at the Ballymac Vintage Rally at O’Riada’s in Ballymac on Sunday
Michael Healy Rae TD being welcomed to the Ballymac Vintage Rally at O’Riada’s Bar in Ballymac on Sunday by Ballymac Vintage Rally Committee Pat Hartnett, John Duggan (Chairperson), George Glover (PRO) and Micheal O’Shea

Fergus Dennehy

After the disappointment of Saturday evening's Final heartbreak, something special was needed to bring us out of the doldrums and thankfully, that something special came in the form of the second annual Ballymac Vintage Rally.

Held in the Reidy family field adjacent to O'Riada's Bar and Restaurant in Ballymac, the day was hailed as a huge success by PRO for the day, George Glover as organisers looked to raise funds to help provide a brand new defibrillator to be set up at Scoil Nuchabháil in Ballymac.

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"The day went very well. Thankfully it stayed dry and we avoided the rain which made for a good crowd on the day," said George.

"We had all kinds of everything for everyone to enjoy. We had a play area, a bouncy castle and a little kiddies train which was very busy all day long." 

"For the older crowd then, we had all the various types of stalls that you get, we had vintage cars and tractors, we had stationary engines, a stone cutter lent to us by James Conway and we even had a steam engine so there really was something for everyone," he said.

"A special thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers and to Gary Reidy and the family for use of their field and to O'Riada's bar as well for their support," he said.

And while George said that they hoped to have a special appearance from a certain Mr Sam Maguire on the day, he said that they'll hold off on that visit until next year instead.

Kerryman

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