Posted October 21, 2015
What a day we had last Saturday beautiful weather and a fantastic crowd.
From 10am the atmosphere built as the crowds gathered. Parking was at a premium with our parking attendants stretched to breaking point but a spot was found for everyone and we soon had our 1700 plus players settled, backed up by their supporters and families, we surely were accommodating at least 2500 people. Mick Colreavy’s yellow bibs were flying around everywhere as they sought to ensure everyone was made feel comfortable and all the while our ladies in the hall were making light of their task as they served refreshments to all. At 12 noon Mr Motivator assembled all of the ladies on the All-weather pitch and proceeded to have them stretch muscles, hamstrings, sinews and some other unmentionables as the music blared. What fun!
Battle then commenced and the games were coming fast and furious as 19 pitches played host to our guests. The craic was mighty as male referees donned skirts etc and on one occasion I saw a referee book a player for drinking champagne on the pitch but he rescinded the yellow card when he himself was offered a glass which was gladly accepted. The Naomh Mearnog ladies resplendent in their new gear sponsored by Corry Estates had a great day winning 4 out of 5, not surprising as they replaced Anto with Marty Morrissey after the warm up.
John Fahy of Smyths Butchers then donned his chef’s outfit and the BBQ got underway.
Meanwhile the removal of goals and flags from pitches got underway and everything was going well until the mothers from Milford decided to help out. They were a serious distraction to some of our volunteers and blood pressure was raised as they took control. Mothers without kids or husbands or partners were running here there and everywhere with trolley bags, hair straighteners, hair dryers and make up bags even hand dryers were turned into hair dryers.
The hall was rocking as the music got underway as everyone enjoyed themselves. In the bar later that night music continued as the the mothers brought dancing to a whole new level. There was even reports of one player trying to buy ice from an ATM in the village which she claimed was to grant relief to an injury, not sure about that claim.
Overall everyone had a brilliant day and we would like to express our thanks to all our guests, our volunteers and to our friend from Croke Park for making it such a special day for everyone. We are already planning for the Mothers Olympics in 2016 DV.