There was quite a bit of excitement at Kelly’s of the Harrow recently when Jimmy “Shugs” Gahan held a pool tournament as part of his campaign to run for the Bulavog municipal elections.
At his peak at the Enniscorthy Guardian, Jamie said he was delighted with the success of the two-day tournament.
“We were really happy with the way it went and we had 48 players competing which is great,” Jimmy said.
The competition proved to be a closely contested relationship as local player Paddy Duran battled against Kevin Walsh, of Hackettstown.
Jimmy was happy to see players from outside the immediate vicinity of Bulavog and Harrow taking part as well.
The final saw Paddy and Kevin really compete with each other, and while Paddy got off to a great start at one point, it was 3-3 which meant the final frame was the deciding and Paddy eventually won 4-3.
There were also players from Ferns, Ballycanew and Boolavogue, to the delight of Jimmy and his organized team.
He faces Louise Lawless in a campaign battle, however, and the two join forces in their efforts to raise money for the ongoing development of the village’s facilities.
“This is all about the village of Bulavog,” he said.
Jimmy highlighted some of the plans for the village and said that work had to be done in the church and there were also plans to develop and renovate the old school house in the hope that it would become a community center in the village.
“The whole idea behind this is to raise money for the village and help with plans to develop the facilities here,” Jimmy said.
His next event will be Monster Bingo Night at Kelly’s of the Harrow which will have a cash prize of €1,000 for it on Saturday 9th July.
However, Jimmy plans to organize a number of other events over the coming weeks as well in the run-up to the elections with the overall goal of raising as much money as possible for the village.
After Bingo Monster Night, he plans to hold a family fun event on July 24th.
Jimmy is very grateful for all the support he has received from people within the local community thus far and said he really appreciates the help of those around him.