OVER 150 vintage enthusiasts travelled to Daingean last weekend so support The Faile Vintage Club’s 3rd Annual Vintage Run.
This year the run supported three very worthy causes, searching for those missing, Missing.net, Offaly Respite Supports and Child Protection and Welfare Services. Registration took place outside Seerys Pub with hot breakfast rolls and tea.
The run was officially opened by Josephine Pender, Mary Carroll and Helen Hanlon, each representing the three charities. The run left Daingean at 11am and headed to Walsh Island where everybody was welcomed with hot soup and sandwiches at Hoppers Public House. Entertainment was provided by Rock on Paddy and he also hosted the biggest Auction every held in Walsh Island. They then went to Geashill for a stop over at The High Chapperal for more refreshments and music by Rock on Paddy who travelled with the run.
On their return to Daingean the Tug-O-War competitions were due to start.
The winners were - Youths, 1st, Midlands Team, 2nd, Killoughey. Catchweight, 1st, Killoughey, 2nd, Midlands. 680 kgs, 1st, Killoughey, 2nd Midlands, Pub Team, 1st, Ballycommon House, 2nd, The Shop Team from TempleBerry.
The Faile Vintage Club would like to thank the team from Searching for the Missing for all their help and for the various demonstrations carried out during the day at the different venues. They would like to thank all their sponsors, supporters and all their members, without them the day would not have been such a success.
The evening concluded in Seerys Pub where they provided top class music by Chris Loughrey.