Sports and Raft Race 25th July 2004

The last weekend of July is the busiest in the Lismore social calendar when many who have moved away, come home and more and more second homers and holiday makers make sure they are here to join the non stop events laid on by the locals.

Unfortunately, for only the second time in its history, rain stopped the Sports and Raft Race on Saturday but Sunday was glorious and the things got under way promptly at 1 o’clock. The rafts were as colourful and imaginative as usual and, though some were of doubtful buoyancy, all completed the course with Douglas and Lorne MacDougall winning the teenagers/children’s race and Anne White the adults’.

There were plenty of entries for the many track and field events and everyone from pre-schoolers onwards joined in enthusiastically. The young ones particularly enjoyed the 3 legged and egg and spoon races, and the adults threw themselves into tossing sheaths and putting shots. Lorne MacDougall won the teenagers’ shield, George MacColl the adult male, and the adult female was shared between Anne White and Helen Cavanagh.

The highlight of every meet is the fiercely contested Tug of War between the north and south ends of the island. Honours were evenly spread this year: the North won the Adult Males and Childrens, the South the Adult Females and Teenagers.

Thanks to the organisers and to everyone who catered, held tapes, supervised throwing and gave out prizes to the winners and stickers to the all the children.

The Tug of War

South   North
Tug of War South manager The Managers !! Tug of War North manager
Tug of War South   Tug of War North
Tug of War South   Tug of War North


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