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FIRST STUDENT OPEN DAY – ALL WELCOME

Monday, August 17th, 2015

GOLDEN FALLS STUDENT OPEN DAY

WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD

Student Group 15

SUNDAY AUG 23rd  – 10.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs

Cost – Special ONCE OFF student rate of just € 20 for full lesson and including all equipment (normal price is € 30) – see below

Price includes: One SKI LESSON and ONE HOT DOG

Whats included:
Coaching and all necessary equipment including Malibu Ski Boat, Driver/Coach, Training Boom for beginners, skis, wetsuits and buoyancy vests

Who can participate:
Primarily aimed at Secondary School & 3rd Level Students

Your Standard:
Complete beginners to advanced / competition standard experienced skiers

Your Next Step: To book please contact Walter Dickson at 087 950 57 57

NOTHING LIKE A GROUP OUTING AT GOLDEN FALLS

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

NOTHING LIKE A GROUP FUN DAY AT THE LAKE !

Doyle Family & Friends

Great to see so many special GROUP DAYS with us at Golden Falls last week.

Mark Gannon and Alan Clabby got up first time, the Doyle Family and friends were just naturals on the water, the McDermotts made it a Birthday Celebration and Mark Cassin’s Group are still smiling ! Time to organise your own group now – just call Walter on 085 116 4616 for the details.

IRISH TIMES TODAY FEATURES MICHELE WAY BACK IN 1985

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

IRISH TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER TOM LAWLOR BRINGS BACK 1985 MICHELE MEMORIES TODAY

Michele

Arminta Wallace wrote a lovely piece today for the Irish Times Magazine section. It brings back so many great memories. Back in 1985, THIRTY years ago, we invited all the leading journalists down to our Lake to help promote what became the World’s biggest Cash Prize Jump Classic. There were so many journalists, we had to hire a bus ! The lovely Michele Cautley (now Mrs Jameson) was the star of the show and was also Irish National Overall Waterski Champion and Golden Falls member at that time. Photographer Tom Lawlor was also one of the best of his generation and here he has captured a beautiful shot of Michele dressed in a Ball Gown making it all look easy. The following day, a photo of Michele and Des Burke-Kennedy appeared on the front page of the Irish Times – both looking like they were on their way to meet Patrick Hillery, the then President of Ireland !

Many thanks to the Irish Times – and make sure you buy your copy today ! Also, if you have some old photos of fun times at Golden Falls, do send them to : des@burke-kennedy.com

BEN LANDS THREE OUT OF THREE ON THE MAGIC RAMP

Friday, July 31st, 2015

JUMP RETURNS TO GOLDEN FALL AS THE MAGIC RAMPS HOTS UP !

Ben & Jake - Version 2

World and National Records have been demolished on our Magic Ramp over the years – but in recent times, Slalom almost took over. Now times are changing again ! First it was Abby Durham getting away from horses and Show Jumping and then landing her first Waterski Jumps this week. Now Ben Dickson at just 15 years of age and with only a few months experience on the water, is landing three out of three ! Just last night, somebody even saw past National Overall Champion Carl Cautley strapping on some long boards  – and he was still able to walk back to his car all by himself.

This is all great news. ‘Big thanks also to Jake Bridges who was the inspiration behind our younger Jumpers taking on the challenge. His years with our dear friend Ray Stokes have made him a first class instructor and as we all know, good coaching makes all the difference. Jake should know as he holds Ireland’s National Records in Jump and Slalom.

What a great week on the water – and there is more to come.

BRING YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY TO THE LAKE

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

McDERMOTT BIRTHDAY PARTY AT GOLDEN FALLS TODAY

McDermott Birthday
Just before another great Sunset at the Club, the McDermott family celebrated a big Birthday with their friends at the Lake. With seven new Skiers now off to a great start, we hope to see them back again very soon. What a great way to celebrate your birthday

SPAGHETTI IN THE FACE – RED RAGE RETURNS ONE AGAIN !

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

SPAGHETTI IN THE FACE – TEAM RED RAGE FILMS BACK FOR SOME R&R AT THE LAKE

RED RAGE

RED RAGE FILMS is one of Ireland’s leading producers of TV Commercials. Live action and animation is what they are great at. Gary Moore and Paul Holmes are the head honchos and when they were asked by SPAR to deliver something different, WATERSKI entered the frame. They thought that having Golden Falls Waterskier Sam Burke-Kennedy going over the Jump Ramp with SPAR spaghetti being thrown in his face would be great gas ! The Commercial was a great success and Sam has not been over the Ramp ever since ! So last week the RED RAGE FILMS team arrived back at the Lake for some R&R and a great day was had by all.

 

Big thanks to RED RAGE FILMS – and we can’t wait for their next Waterski brainwave !

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRZWx-xJHDQ&index=14&list=LL3XbU92eKLyZXn4BP6DU6cw

 

FOURTH OF JULY FAMILY DAY AT THE CLUB

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

MUMS DADS KIDS AND OVERSEAS VISITORS ENJOY A FUN DAY

SUP

The weather forecast said hot and sunny from Noon for the Fourth of July – and today it was correct ! With the warmest water of the year so far (22C), it was a kids day on the water. The SUP, Canoe and Doughnut were full till going home time and we hope we can do this all again soon.  We were also delighted to welcome visitors from Italy and Germany and look forward to seeing them on the water with us again soon.

So, the message is – come on down to the Club as soon as you can as it will be back to School time again before we know it.

For all enquiries, call Walter and he will be delighted to help : 085 116 4616

PAULA’S HEN DAY MAKES IT A HAPPY ONE !

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO PAULA AND ALL HER FRIENDS

PAULA

Happy days at Golden Falls ! Congratulations to the lovely Bride To Be Paula and all her friends who celebrated a fun day with us on the water on Saturday.

Victoria was the perfect organiser and our own Fiachra and Cillene who were the official instructors are still smiling ! Today we also received a lovely letter from Victoria and clearly all had a wonderful time. Maybe Paula and her husband will return with her great friends next year for a reunion. They will certainly be very welcome.

LESSONS THIS SUMMER AT GOLDEN FALLS

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

LESSONS – ALL WELCOME – BEGINNERS & INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS

NAAS RUGBY CLUB

 

LESSONS OPEN TO ALL

Saturday & Sunday from 14.00hrs

Thursday from 19.00hrs

Booking not necessary unless for GROUPS

CONTACT Walter : 085 116 4616

JUNE PB COMPETITION – WHAT A DAY !

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

DEDICATED SKIERS ONLY – AND THEY WERE OUTSTANDING TODAY

PB Winners 2015

 

Weather created heroes at Golden Falls today !

Sunny 23C/74Fh dropped to windy cold 11C/52Fh but our Slalom PB soldiers got out and even got a few Personal Best scores.

Big congratulations to Toby Durham, our youngest competitor in capturing the GOLD medal. Well done also to Sam Burke-Kennedy SILVER and Simon Durham BRONZE. Here is the photographic proof that these guys are no wimps