Wellie Race 2009

 Thanks to all who contributed into making Wellie Race 2009 yet another fantastic success. The crowds on the streets were fantastic with people travelling far and wide to join in on the fun of the day. A special thanks to race Personality Pascal Scott who really entered into the spirit of the event in a way like no other previous Personality.

Wellie Race 2009

Race personality Pascal Scott precided over the successful 29th Chapter of the Castlecomer Wellie Race on New Years Day. The parade and race were held in nearly ideal weather conditions and the crowds were huge. The float parde was the usual collection of the wonderful and the unexplainable as the various participants vied for the honour of Wellie Champion 2009. In the end the Powley Boys collected the major float prize with their 'Hard Times' Float, The Last Stagecoach winning the Group Section and Willie Joe Meally just piping Michael Brannigan to take the Individual Honours.

In the Wellie Race Michael Coyle retained his title in spectacular style and for good measure sickened the rest of us mere mortals by running it a second time to cool down! Mary Burke Farrell was the Ladies winner.

To one and all that contributed to the continued success of the Wellie Race the committee would like to say thank you.

Float Parade Results.
Children Individual.
1. Heading to Chad.
2. Lady Captain 20-20
Children Group 2-5
1. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
2. The Turkey Gets the Bullet.
3. Irish Olympic Boxers.
Children 5+
1. Byrnesgrove Organic Pig Farm.
2. Simply the Best.
3. Erins Own GAA.
Race Results.
1. Michael Coyle.
2. Philip Fennelly.
3. John Feehan.
4. Brendan McWilliams.
5. Larry McGrath.
6. P.J. Cuddihy.
7. John Fennell.
8. P.J. Doyle.
9. Kevin Brennan.

Senior Men.

1. Marty Kelly.
2. Jim Boland.
3. Martin Boran
1. Mary Burke/ Farrell.
2. Padraigín Harnedy.
3. Breda Roche.
4. Mary Ronan.
5. Jackie Power.
6. Lisa Campion.
7. Niamh Donnelly.
8. Bernie Fitzpatrick.
9. Siobhán Bollard.
10. Kelly Roche.
11. Mary Broderick.
Senior Ladies.
1. Ann Power.
2. Margaret Dillon.
3. Breda Butler.
Float Results Adult Individual.
1. The Last Car Man.
2. Mr. Bean.
3. Morris Minor.
Group 2-5.
1. The Last Stagecoach.
2. VITA “Friends of Fr. Kevin Doheny”.
3. Turf Cutters.
Major Floats.
1. Powley Vale - Hard Times.
2. Knocknadogue – Session to Recession.
3. Firoda Parties.
4. Keith Barry Comes to Castlecomer.
5. Dan Murphys Store.

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The Castlecomer International Wellie Race - Every New Years Day!