A crowd of almost 200 people attended last Saturday night's North Cork IFA social in The Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown.

The dinner dance was slightly behind schedule because of interest in the rugby match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks. This historic win put everyone in great form and those in attendance enjoyed a fine meal. 

Guest speaker was Prof Thia Hennessy – Dean of Business and chair of Agri Food Economics in UCC. Other dignitaries in attendance included: Sean O'Sullivan, CEO Cork Marts; AIB representatives Michael Murphy, Elaine Butler and Sinead O'Connor; Eurogene CEO Tom Baker; Honorary President of North Cork IFA Michael Ryan; Imelda Walsh, chairperson North Tipperary IFA; chairperson of South Tipperary IFA Erica O'Keeffe, along with other IFA guests. 

It was a special night for the new North Cork IFA chairperson Anne Baker, a beef farmer from Ballindangan. Anne said she was delighted with the attendance and thanked staff at The Firgrove for their courtesy and expertise. Members of Anne's family also attended.

Music was by Wall Street and the event was very much enjoyed by everyone in attendance.

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