Irish Bog Snorkelling


IRISH BOG SNORKELLING
Home     About    Rules    Entry Form    Bog Roll    The Charity    Sponsors    Location    Accommodation    News      Contact  

World Record Smashed Twice!!


1st ever Irish Bog Snorkelling Championships a Huge Success

Alice’s Loft & Cottages, Doohamlet, Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan was the setting on Saturday last were the current world record for Bog Snorkelling was smashed twice! The record which stood at 1:38 was broken firstly by Casey Squibb from Dorset, England who covered the 120 meter course in 1 min 34 secs. Casey who was the Bride to be on her Hen party was just 1 second short on her first attempt of breaking the record and her determination on her second attempt carried her through. The world record was then broken again when Connor Murphy from Portadowm in Co. Armagh covered in course in 1 min 28 secs. Both attempts were recorded and forwarded to the Guinness Book of Records where hopefully we will see the Irish Bog Snorkelling Championships being written into History.

John Mc Keown of Lookaroundireland.com and co-organiser of the event was thrilled with the day and said “Having saw the world record broken twice was the icing on the cake for us and would like to commend both record breakers for their fantastic times. The Hen party from Dorset were great craic over the weekend and together with the great weather it made our first championships a fantastic success.”

Declan Connolly of Alice’s Loft & Cottages Self-Catering and co-organiser was equally thrilled “After the success of today we are now planning next years event and hope to make it bigger and better”.

The snorkellers finished the day at Watters, Old coach Inn where the winners were presented with their trophies, certificates and prizes. Each competitor received a specially designed T-Shirt and a certificate with their time. The men’s and ladies winners received a weekend for two at the Smarmore Castle.

St. Mary’s hospital in Castleblayney was the local Charity supported on the day with a donation being made to the Lorgan Unit. The lads would like to thank all sponsors, volunteers and everyone who helped made the first Irish Bog Snorkelling Championships a huge success.

Below you will find images taken on the day. Click on the image to view larger.
 
Declan & John Casey & Conor Bog Beards Bog Bunny
       
Beauty and the beast I Radio Lovely Ladies Jonathan Hillard
       
Eamon & Geraldine Conor Going for record The Crowd Pamela Anderson!
       
Some of the Hens The Jacuzzi Kids Enjoy Looking Good
       
How was it? Volunteers Mark & John The Hen
       
Orla & Mary Enjoy The Day Eamon Gets Ready Swimming Rabbit Mark & Anne Enjoy The Day
       
Anne & Ciara Enjoy The Day On your marks! Bengy takes a plunge ! New World Record
 
THE AWARDS (Photos by Mary Byrne)
Fastest Lady
Casey Squibb
Fastest Male
Conor Murphy
Fastest Female Junior
Jessica Hooley
Fastest Male Junior
Thomas Gorman
       
Fancy Dress
Jenny Garnett
aka Pamela Anderson!!
Monaghan Bogger
Gary Doherty
John, Conor, Declan and Casey
 

In Asscociation With

 

Self Catering Accommodation

Ireland Travel
Copyright @ 2009 - Irish Bog Snorkeling, All rights reserved.
Website design by Wren Innovations Ltd    Self Catering Accommodation    Ireland Travel