On Thursday night ( 13th Sept. 2012) a presentation was made to the Youghal GAA by members of the Goldwing Owners Club of Ireland. The presentation of a framed photomontage by GWOCI members Vincent and Catherine O’Neill of the Treffen weekend in Youghal was an appreciation for all the help and assistance given to the members and guests at the Treffen hosted at the Youghal GAA Club.
The presentation read: “To the Youghal GAA by the Goldwing Owners Club of Ireland with our sincere gratitude for hosting our 29th Irish Treffen at your club Youghal GAA. August 16th – 19th 2012.” - The beautiful photo collage shows the different events helg in the town including the PARADE OF NATIONS, THE LIGHTS PARADE, THE YOUGHAL LIFEBOAT AND IRISH COASTGUARD HELICOPTER DEMONSTRATION AND TRIPS TO VARIOUS TOURIST SPOTS ALL OVER EAST CORK. Local treffen co ordinator Paddy Crowley said it was a tremendous success and great praise to the Youghal GAA for coming on board and giving us every assistance needed, also the Youghal Chamber, The Tourist Office and Youghal Town Council, Youghal Lifeboat and of course the people of Youghal for the warm welcome shown to the bikers.
Ger Motherway chairman of the Youghal GAA club said the event was wonderful to see and the club were delighted to welcome host the Treffen. It was organised by the Goldwing Owners Club of Ireland and we were proud to be associated with this wonderful event. Club manager Ken Bulman added that the Treffen was a unique event for the Youghal GAA to host, It was greatly organised and a huge boost for the economy of the town, the welcome shown to the bikers by townpeople was greatly appreciated and we would happly host the event again.
Listen to the audio interviews of the presentation below
CLICK ON the short video below to see The Irish Goldwing Treffen Lights Parade 2012 in Youghal