The October long weekend is a significant milestone in the Macra year. Every year this weekend marks the Macra na Feirme Annual Conference better known as The Rally. This year Macra’s across the country flocked to Grangegorman in Co. Meath.

For Glanmire Macra, The Rally meant another appearance in the Final 6 of the Macra na Feirme Club of the Year Competition. Glanmire representing the Seandun region were joined by Mountmellick, Laois; Freemount, Avondu region; Ramor, Cavan; Aghinagh, Muskerry region; Ballinascarthy, Carbery. For the six teams they had to make a presentation in front of judges and again in front of hundreds of Macra members.

Glanmire were represented by Chairperson Sarah O Connell & (joint) PRO Officer Karen Cashman with Secretary Will Daly, Treasurer Liz O Dowd and (joint) PRO Officer Jennifer Barry supporting on the night. An excellent presentation capped off a fantastic year for the club and Glanmire were rewarded on the night with a suburb 3rd place finish behind Freemount and winners Ramor. Well done to everyone in Glanmire for their hard work and a massive congratulations on the result.

Also at The Rally, the Glanmire Know Your Ag Team of Donal O Callaghan, Kevin Smiddy, Seamus Reid and Cathal Cashman were one of two teams (Carrigaline Macra) representing Seandun at the National Know Your Ag Competition. Well done to the Glanmire team who came 10th on the night.

Our weekly sports night continues in the Upper Glanmire Hall. Sport night provides a great informal way to find what Glanmire Macra is all about. The cost is €4 and everyone is welcome to come. If anyone is looking for further information on Glanmire Macra, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/glanmiremacranafeirme/ or contact our secretary Will on 0877469447.

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