15 June 2015
Councillor John Blair, Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Amanda Johnston from Eye Feel Good celebrate with the Dragon Boat Race Champions, DFC Mixed Martial Arts Club.
Two dragon boats raced along the Six Mile Water River in Antrim to help raise funds for Eye Feel Good in an exciting dragon adventure, organised by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.
Councillor John Blair, Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council said: “The Lough Neagh Dragon Boat Challenge was a huge success and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is delighted that so many local residents and visitors attended the event in aid of Eye Feel Good. It is very encouraging to see so many local organisations competing in aid of a good cause. The Clementsmount Mobile Farm, World of Owls, crazy golf and W5 roadshow all contributed to a memorable event. It was amazing to see the Chinese dragon and lion dance accompanied by live drumming.”
The race came down to two teams that could not be separated and resulted in an exciting finale between DFS and Michelin. In an exciting final DFS won the coveted title of Dragon Boat Champions for the second year running and received a trophy for their efforts. Thanks must go to Lough Neagh Rescue for providing the safety boat at the event.
Also competing were teams from Antrim PSNI/Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, Ballycraigy Primary School, Bubbles Daycare, K1 Ladies Fitness, O2 Antrim and Tesco.
Richard Fee of Eye Feel Good, said: “The dragons really enjoyed the facilities in Antrim! The Lough Neagh Dragon Boat Challenge was a fantastic fundraising event and we are grateful for all the support from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and in particular from Councillor John Blair, the Deputy Mayor. Almost £2,000 has been raised which is great news for the future development of Eye Feel Good.”