President approves Egg-cellent Mohill facilities

World Egg Throwing Federation President Andy Dunlop approved the local eggs and Mohill facilities ahead of Ireland’s First Open Egg Throwing Championship in October.

World Egg Throwing Federation President Andy Dunlop approved the local eggs and Mohill facilities ahead of Ireland’s First Open Egg Throwing Championship in October.

President Dunlop approved all facilities in Mohil and helped map out the area for Ireland’s first Open Egg Throwing Championship as part of the Culchie Festival in Mohill on October 28, 29 and 30.

Gannons Organic Eggs, Carrick-on-Shannon will be used for the Irish event of the world sport.

The President escorted by Culchie Festival Director Paddy Rock started his official visit in Ireland in Mohill, before making a scheduled stop in Carrick-on-Shannon last Tuesday evening.

Andy Dunlop then headed to the capital where they made an appearance on TV3’s morning AM with the 2010 Culchie King Balinaglera’s Shane McKeon.

The President had just enough time to play a game of Egg Roulette with Presidential Candidate Sean Gallagher before he jetted off again.

The World Egg Throwing Federation is recognised in the UK, Holland, Australia and America, they are in the process of setting up a branch in India.

This years inaugural championships will put the Irish team in with a chance of winning a world title at the world games in 2012.

The event in Mohill next month will feature Russian Egg Roulette and Two person Throw and Catch. It will be based upon the World Egg Throwing Federations rules as detailed by the Federation rules (www.eggthrowing.com) and, as appropriate, in accordance with the Council of Europe’s European Sports Charter 1993.

Entires should be sent to: culchiefestival@gmail.com or visit www.culchiefestival.com