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WORK OF ART COMPLETED LAST NIGHT !

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

WE WOZ AMAZED THAT IT ALL CONNECTED UP PERFECTLY !


The Diskin Ladies nursed the connections together !

The Diskin Ladies nursed the connections together !

Last night at the lake, as the warm sun sank over the west end on perfect Golden Falls glass water, we had a moment to remember !

For weeks and weeks we rattled our brains on how best to construct a second Starting Dock at our Car Park for use while the serious bank erosion problem is tackled over at our Clubhouse area – all with no budget for the work !  What followed was months of designing, welding, constructing, concrete mixing, wood working and tough laboring – all by willing volunteers who gave their free time and money willingly. The final stage eventually arrived last night. Would it all connect correctly with tiny tolerances for the stainless steel bolts, spacers, washers and hinges ? The room for error was about 2.0mm.

Male volunteers like to stay dry !

Male volunteers like to stay dry !

Well, thankfully there was a happy ending to this story. To our own amazement, it all worked perfectly. The first stage of stainless steel walkway is now embedded in concrete on the land-side, the second stage of stainless steel walkway is hinged to both stage one and the new floating dock. The walkway panels also fitted perfectly and even the blue barrels used for flotation did their job – although we may add to these shortly. Finally, the stainless steel anchor lines were connected before we headed home.

The happy sunset moment last night

The happy sunset moment last night

Expecting a few hitches lat night – which never arose, we even had time to sit down and stare at the new creation in the warm sunset – and also do a bit of smiling !

This really was a great Club effort and we would like to thank all who helped along the way. However we have one special person to thank most of all and that is Joe Hearne. Both his time, skill and welding expertise was the secret to this perfect outcome. On behalf of all our Members – A BIG THANK-YOU TO JOE FOR HIS VERY GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION AT OUR TIME OF NEED HERE AT GOLDEN FALLS.



OUR 2010 GRAND PRIX DELIVERED ELEVEN PB’S AND THE BEST PIG ROAST OF THE YEAR !

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

GREAT PERFORMANCES GREAT FOOD AND GREAT FUN !

Every Club should book Tommy now !

Every Club should book Tommy now !

Our 2010 Grand Prix Fans !

Our 2010 Grand Prix Fans !

We must start by saying WELL DONE to our very talented Golden Falls Team. In spite of all the rain showers, we created another very special event which again brought out the best in everyone. If fun is an important measuring stick, we earned Olympic Gold !

GRAND PRIX RESULTS 2010

Jack Critchley heads for the Magic Ramp

Jack Critchley heads for the Magic Ramp

Jumper Emily enjoying the Grand Prix

Jumper Emily enjoying the Grand Prix

Geoff wearing the 2010 Stokes Collection

Geoff wearing the 2010 Stokes Collection

It was great to see ELEVEN Skiers return home with new Personal Best scores – congratulations to all. In Slalom, they included :

Paurig O’Riordan (Cork PB&WSC)

Daniel Hearne ( Golden Falls WSC)

Liam Fitzpatrick (Mereor WSC)

Dianne Kirby (Meteor WSC)

Mark Fair (Meteor WSC)

Fiachra O’Riordan (Golden Falls WSC)

Rick Deegan (Golden Falls WSC)

Even though we were forced by weather to cancel Round 3 of the Jump event, the following still managed to score a new Personal Best score and finish the season on a high :

Stuart England (Meteor WSC)

Carl Cautley (Golden Falls WSC)

Michael England (Meteor WSC)

Mark Fair (Meteor WSC)

Enough for 100 - demolished by 50 !

Enough for 100 - demolished by 50 !

Apart from the impressive action on the water, how about that great ROAST PIG BBQ and the huge special Bangers ! That really was something special. Many thanks to Tommy Whelan and his new Electric Roasting Spit, to Dermot Fenton and all our Members who supplied the exotic salads, to Martin Cullinan for his U2 Sound System, to Donal for the new LCD SplashEye system – and of course to our Skiers who came from all over our Island and the UK.

Daryl gets James O'Connell 2010 Award

Daryl gets James O'Connell 2010 Award

Slalom Winners - 1.Paudrig O'Regan, 2.Daniel Hearne, 3.Liam Fitzpatrick

Slalom Winners - 1.Paudrig O'Regan, 2.Daniel Hearne, 3.Liam Fitzpatrick

Jump Winners 1.Carl Cautley (Michele), 2.Geoff Clarke, 3.Carl Fitzpatrick

Jump Winners 1.Carl Cautley (Michele), 2.Geoff Clarke, 3.Carl Fitzpatrick

Congratulations also to Daryl on winning the 2010 James O’Connell Award for his contribution to our sport – well deserved.

So, with the last event of the year ending on a real high note at our Club, we will soon wrap up this 2010 season and move on to 2011 with great memories of an excellent Summer on the water at Golden Falls. Well done to all the Team.

New LCD SplashEye

New LCD SplashEye