WORLD AGILITY OPEN 2011, BRISTOL, ENGLAND.Firstly, a big thank you to all our supporters, those who contributed so generously (nearly 4000 euro was raised), and those who came along to cheer us on at the weekend. It was brilliant to have such a lot of Irish support in the audience and Irish voices to create a huge impact every time a team member came out to run. It really spurred us on.We are very grateful to our Team Coach, Anne Collen, who has worked tirelessly over the last 5 months. By constantly training the handlers on challenging international courses it ensured that everyone was well prepared for all the testing courses they met over the weekend.Thank you to my own team of helpers: Mary Dolan and Patricia Dunn, who were on duty from dawn to dusk over the four days ensuring that each dog and handlers arrived at the right place at the right time in the right frame of mind to do themselves justice. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
Demo Day 10th April 2011, Kids first ever display!!!
We would like to wish all the members of the Irish Squad travelling to the World Agility open this weekend the very best of luck. Many months of hard work will come together this weekend in the UK. You can follow the teams progress on the offical website World Agility Open .
Team Manager Diana Collie
Team Coach Anne Collen
300 Height - Sinead O'Donovan and Murph
400 Height - Anne Collen and Tiggy : Jenny Hale and Tante
550 Height - Neil Lowndes and Coco
650 Height - Mick Byrne and Molly : Neil Lowndes and Billy
Liam O'Brien and Mojo : John Ward and Stan
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Congratulations to the winners of the photo competition in aid of the
Republic of Ireland WAO team. €260 was raised for the team. Well done
1st Prize - General Category
Caroline Woods -Butterfly
1st Prize - Pet Category
Gina Graham - Dog in Tree
2nd Prize - Pet Category
"Want That Duck" - Miriam McDowell
3rd Prize - Pet Category
"Gee-whiz - It's a Swan!" - Mary Dolan
4th Prize - Pet Category
Sheila Smith - Dogs with Baby
5th Prize - Pet Category
"Couch Potatoes" - Carmel Murphy
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