Bake-Off – A Night with all the Ingredients

Castleisland Rugby Club’s fund-raising initiative ‘The Great Island Bake Off’ which was supported by Garvey’s SuperValu was an outstanding success. It took place in a transformed function room in the River Island Hotel on Friday night with an 8pm.start.

It was baking demonstration by Tracy Coyne – the winner of the Great Irish Bake Off as seen on TV3 recently. Ms. Coyne had back-up from Garvey’s own award winning baker, James Brosnan on the night.

“The night went down very well. We were delighted with it and we got great feed-back from it. Garvey’s were great to us. We had no experience of running an event like this but management, Jim Garvey and Margaret Ryan and their staff handled the whole night very professionally. They were also happy with how things went on the night,” said Castleisland RFC President, Dan Casey.

“We were even asked if we’d do another one before Christmas as many of the women there told us that the demand for shows like this are huge at that time of year. The club members involved learned a lot from the experience,” Mr. Casey reflected.

“We were expecting a lot of questions at the end of the night but, both, Tracy Coyne and James Brosnan were brilliant in the way they took on the job step-by-step and explained everything down to the finest detail. People were delighted with the way they handled the demonstration and that’s all good for us too,” he said.

“We couldn’t have asked any more of our two bakers, of Garvey’s or of the River Island Hotel and we’re vert thankful to them all.

We’re also very thankful to our supporters who showed up on the night and to our special guests: Siobhán Fleming and Sharon Lynch for their support. The experience has been one of learning for us in the club but we got huge encouragement from it. We will do another demonstration and we will get the opinions of the people of the locality as to the best time of the year to hold it,” Dan concluded. – ©