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Kinvara Water Sports – 1935

Connacht Tribune 22nd June, 1935 p.27

Kinvara Bay Photo: EO'D
Kinvara Bay
Photo: EO’D

Kinvara sports were held on Sunday, in summery weather. A most enjoyable day’s sport was witnessed by a very large crowd of spectators who were assembled all around the quays, taking a keen interest in the events. Results:
Juvenile swimming race – 1. P.Pigott, Gort; 2. R. Ford, Kinvara; 3. P. Fahey, Kinvara.
100 yards swimming race – 1. N. Brady, Gort; 2. P. Brady, Gort; 3. M. Carroll, Gort.
300 yards swimming race – 1. T. Whelan, Kinvara; 2. M. Maclin, Gort; 3. D. Picker, Kinvara.
Diving Competition – 1. N. Brady, Gort; M. Maclin, Gort; D. O’Dea, Kinvara, tied for 1st.
Long Distance Diving Competition – 1. D.O’Dea, Kinvara; 2. M.Maclin, Gort; 3. H.O’Neill, Ballyvaughan.
Greasy Pole Competition – 1. M. Linnane,Dooras; 2. T. Noone, Kinvara; 3. M. Keane, Kinvara.

Messrs. W. Ryan, T. Quinn and T. St. George acted as judges for all the events.

At a meeting of the sports committee held on Sunday evening the following resolution was unanimously passed;
“That we tender our sincerest thanks to all those who contributed to the sports fund and we wish to thank in a special manner the people of Kinvara who gave us such wholehearted support, thereby enabling us to organize an ‘admission free’ sports in the town.”

Author:

B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

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