Jack Corry was the MC on the night and he did a great job of keeping the show rolling and ensuring that we weren't kept inside for too long.
First person to speak was club president Tony Carton who praised the work done by everyone in what was a very difficult year for the club since the race last year. He thanked the main sponsors of the club Country Crest for the continued support.
Next up was Michael Hoey from the aforementioned Country Crest who also expressed his admiration for the club and how it had maintained a very positive outlook since the race weekend last year. He said the club maintained a very professional profile and he was delighted to be associated with it and wished them well.
Local councillor Cathal Boland was next to take the mic and explained the efforts that were made to get parts of the circuit resurfaced before the event takes place this year. This had absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming elections.... All codding aside, Jack acknowledged the great support the club had received from Cathal down through the years.
Susan Plunkett, the Clerk of Course for the race meeting , acknowledged that it had been a very challenging time for the club in the past 12 months and praised the support and hard work of everyone in the club.
She praised the support of local community, the landowners along the track - especially the ones who aren't road racing fans , local residents and last but not least Fingal County Council. She finished by saying that she hopes we have a safe event with no 'wet stuff', it's not allowed to be called it's proper name.
Here's a few more pix taken during the event.
|Some of Thomas Maxwell's friends rang his phone while he was being interviewed|