Kate sprints to ‘Queen of the Green’ crown

Sarah Hallissey leading in the 'Queen Race' at Rosegreen Field Day on Sunday
The Rosegreen Field Day committee must have a direct line the man above for just as last year the forecast showers held off until 7 o’clock by which time the field day was well an truely over.

The Rosegreen Field Day committee must have a direct line the man above for just as last year the forecast showers held off until 7 o’clock by which time the field day was well an truely over.

This well established event has a broad appeal with patrons drawn far and near. The bus tour of nearby Ballydoyle Stables was once again a great attraction with five trips in total taking place over the course of the afternoon. The committee are very grateful to Aidan and Ann Marie O’Brien, who open the gates to the world renowned equine training establishment for just one day each year in support of the Rosegreen community. The queue for the tour was bettered only by the one for the ice cream man!

The auction and the wheel of fortune are for the more seasoned patron, the lure of a bargain or winning on the wheel proving irresistible. The silvered tongued Fr. Jim at seasoned campaigner running the wheel as always played a blinder, discussions we are told are at an advanced stage to renew his contract for next year. Everything in the auction was sold according to auctioneer Pat Cummins. The U10 camogie blitz was won by New Inn, who were presented with the inaugural Lou O’Grady Memorial Cup, in memory of the genial lady who did so much for under age camogie in the village. Boherlahan/ Dualla were the winners of the U8’s hurling blitz. Agnes Flanagan, from Cashel judged the ‘Most Glamorous Granny.’

But highlight of the day was Kate Heffernan, from Rathordan, Fethard Road, who pulled off a double, winning the Queen’s sprint race in the afternoon and later that night, in a packed Communty Hall, was crowned Queen of the Green. Kate was sponsored by John Costello Engineering, who does great work for his community.