Ballinasloe October Fair Returns

2011-09-30 16:30:00

The sporting news this week has been all about the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and it’s great to see Ireland doing so well in it. They followed their amazing victory over Australia with a 62 to 12 win over Russia last Sunday morning. I was one of the many Irish fans glued to the TV early on Sunday morning watching the match and cheering Ireland on to their victory. It’ll be another early start this weekend as they take on Italy in what will definitely be a game worth watching!

The famous October Fair returns to Ballinasloe this weekend and this year’s festival queen was chosen this week. Cathriona Farrell was crowned Queen of the Fair at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel and beat off strong competition to be awarded the title. The general manager of the hotel, Martin Daly, was one of the judges and admitted it was a tough choice as there were many great competitors. Cathriona represented "The Dunlo Tavern" and is set to have an extremely busy festival! I plan to head down to the fair this Sunday and hopefully I’ll get the chance to meet Niall Quinn who is this year’s guest of honour.

Hope you all have a great weekend whatever you get up to and don’t forget to set your alarm clocks for Sunday morning!

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