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Latest News

Big Splash 2014
4th August 2014

2014 has been one of our most successful Big Splash Triathlon and River Festivals to date with many new events and competitions this year. The results are :

Soap Box Derby ~ A great turn out at the first Soap Box Derby with special guest  ‘Michael Dunlop’  Motorcyclist from Ballymoney TT Winner. The winners for the Best Design - Men’s Shed - (66 votes )and runner up -Paint Box  46 votes, Rose Café (34 votes). The Best Race Time  1st prize -Allan Greenaway, 2nd prize- Paddy Wilson 

Family Camp Night  The monastery grounds were overflowing with tents a fantastic barbeque by Love Olives and fun & entertainment for children provided by the Ballymena 7th Scouts Troop (contact Conor Duncan 077 4520 9252 or  Email connor.duncan@gmx.com ) ensured a great night for all.

5 Aside Football— Overall winners—Greenlough Youth, runners up Greenlough Oldies and the Castledawson Team.

The Vintage Tractor & Car Rally was a great success with over 70 vehicles arriving in the square led by Pat O' Boyle . The crowd mulled around in the sunshine  enjoying the opportunity to view the vehicles and listen to Catherine Lennon who had arrived to Busk.  The Rose Café gathered a few buskers and the session went on to the late hours.

The World Cup Teddy Bear Hunt was  challenging  & fun ; winners for this were-Eimile and Maebh, Sophie O' Hagan, Cassie Mc Crystal, Aoife Mc Kenna Noreen Graham- The O'Hagan Family, Mary Graham & family and Paul Logan.

It’s a Knockout  Results  - 1st DNF( sponsored by McTamney’s Bucthers), 2nd Greenlough Bar, 3rd ‘Should have gone to Garth Brookes’

 

Triathlon  Men's Results 1st Bernard McCullough, 2nd Neville O’Neil, 3rd Clifford Rodgers.

Women's Results– 1st Ann Paul, 2nd Alison Rankin, 3rd Katherine Woods.

Fun family day with everyone having a great afternoon enjoying the festival on the river and family entertainment. Many happy children were seen relishing the day.  The evening concert was exceptionally well supported with ‘Friend or Foe’ and ‘The Gareth Brookes Tribute Band’ providing the entertainment. 

The Gospel Concert and Barbeque brought the festival to a happy close with sensational gospel bands. 

This success will ensure we have more concerts in the future!

See pictures of the events on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Splash-Triathlon/103392616379004 and full details on www.bigsplashriverfest.com

 

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