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Wellie Race 2013 Gets the "Gathering 2013" off to a blast.

Thousands of people flocked to Castlecomer on New Year's Day to witness the 33rd Wellie Race and the First ever World Wellie Race Championship. As usual the crowds were not disapppointed with the colour and craic generated by the array of ingenious floats.

 

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Race Results

Men's Race 1. Philip Fennelly. 2. P J Blanche. 3. Colm Tobin. 4. Tom Brennan. 5. Philip Culbert. 6. Philip Roche. 7. Enda Glennon. 8. Martin Holohan. 9. Sean Buggy. 10. Bill Murphy.

Ladies's Race 1. Anne O Connor. 2. Doireann Hester. 2. Breda Mulcahy. 4. Carol Brennan. 5. Lauren Dermody. 6. Amy Brennan. 7. Aisling Nolan. 8. Mary O Connell. 9. Naimh Dowling. Hanna Murphy.

Vet Men's Race. 1. Jim Boland. 2 Michael Ryan. 3. Joe O Neill.

Senior Ladies Race. 1 Margaret Ryan. 2. Margaret Dillon. 3. Deirdre Boran. 

International World Wellie Race Champion Tyler Chuang from Toronto. 

Float Parade Results.

Adult Individual 1. Homeward Bound, Willie Joe Meally. 2 One Damned Nation. 3. The Good The Bad and The Ugly. 

Groups 2-5 1. Knocknadouge South Fork, 2. The Turfcutters. 3. Clogh Vintage Club

Major Floats. 1. Flying Column, The Ambush of Béal Na Bláth. 2 Specsavers. 3. Gaelic 4 Mothers. 4. The Gathering Ballyragget. 5. Strongmen Powley Vale. 

Childrens Individual; 1. Powley Princess. 2. The Wicked Witch. 3. It could happen to a Bishop. 

Group 2-5: 1. King Henry and Queen Katie. 2. The Princess and the Lion. 3. Saints and Sinners.

Major Float: 1 Snow White and the 7 Miners. 2. The Avengers

Click on this link to view photos from the day

More photos courtesy of Vicky Comerford...

More photos by "beauty through the lens by Anna"....

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Click on this link to view clips from the Official Wellie Race DVD

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The Castlecomer International Wellie Race - Every New Years Day!