Dogs, football and craic at family day

Margarite Morrissey with her daughter Kayleigh and Daisy the dog who came 2nd in the puppy category
There was a buzz of excitement throughout the Cullen Lattin football field last Sunday for their family fun day.

There was a buzz of excitement throughout the Cullen Lattin football field last Sunday for their family fun day.

Hundreds filled the field enjoying the fun activities lined-up for the day.

The dog show was incredibly popular with many pooches preened and puffed and showing off their best sides to the judges.

In a circle, they were lined up for each category as the now serious owners held their breath a little as the judges passed.

A few serious barks were shared by some serious contenders but generally most of the dogs didn’t take it too seriously and just enjoyed all the attention.

First, second and third rosettes were awarded as their owners beamed with pride and for the dogs that didn’t win, the children who owned them hugged and loved them regardless of positions.

On the field the serious business of a five team U10s blitz took place with Kilteely, St. Michaels, Murroe, Pallasgreen and host St. Davids, Cullen, all taking part.

Great young promise and sportsmanship was displayed throughout the matches as fathers cheered and shouted support from the sidelines.

“The tournament went very well,” said football coach Ger Ryan.

“St. Michaels and Murroe reached the final with Murroe winning overall. We’re delighted with how it all went.”

Chairperson Hilda Kenny presented all the teams with medals.

As children spent hours of fun on the bouncy castles only taking a break to have their faces painted by Stephanie Long, live music danced through the air provided by Na Broic (The Badgers) and DJ Smurf. Kate Crehan from Shronell, mother of two of the boys in Na Broic was enjoying their music.

“The band has been busy all summer doing gigs at festivals and fun days and going to classes in Miltown Malby and Dungarvan,” said Kate.

“It’s great to be here today.”

Lots of prizes were available for the raffle and Annemarie Ryan, Secretary of Cullen Lattin AFC, extends a huge thank you to all the sponsors.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the local sponsors on the day: Quinlans Pub, Dawsons Pub, Flowers by Suzie, Bobby Hanrahan and GRS Security and look forward to their continued involvement with the club,” said Annemarie.

“The dog show sponsored by Oh My Dog Grooming Parlour and Oola Kennels proved to be a huge attraction and enjoyable experience for families and their pets.”

All the activities on the day were organised by the help of committee and club members.

Well done to all on a very successfully run family fun day.