Our free event took place on the 20th of July! Thanks to all who came. Watch the video in our blog.
AIG Insurance, is proud to bring some summer fun to Grand Canal Dock on Monday, the 20th of July with our AIG Insurance Summer Splash. Come along to see a select pick of renowned sports stars make a splash by testing their skills against each other, all while you soak up the sun with a '99 ice cream in hand. To mark the occasion, The Herald and FM 104 will be runing competitions throughout the week.
Our Host and MC for the Summer Splash will be the hugely popular, sports-caster and commentator, Des Cahill. He'll be keeping our stars on track for the day as well as giving you a rundown on the event.
Who: Bernard Brogan, Johnny McCaffrey, Sinead Goldrick & Ali Twomey
Catch up with the stars of Dublin GAA, including super scorer Bernard Brogan and ladies captain Sinead Goldrick, and unleash the True Blue inside as they test their general sporting skills against top competitors from other sports.
Who: Doug Howlett
Join the rugby veteran as he tries his hand (again) at some mixed-sports challenges. Hopefully the All-Blacks highest-scoring winger will have brushed up on his skills while also demonstrating his Rugby kicking prowess.
Who: Leona & Lisa Maguire
The cavan-born, twin golfing world amateurs will step up to tee off against our selection of top sporting figures and with nothing but water hazzards all around, they'll be severly challanged and sure to want to impress.
Who: Jenny Claffey
One of the latest additions to Ireland's professional sport stars, the Dublin-born Tennis pro recently joined the WTA top singles rankings, one of only 2 Irish females who can currently make this claim. She'll be hoping to serve up a challenge for our other stars.
The AIG Insurance Summer Splash is due for throw-in at 12:30 so make sure you are there on time to get a rundown of the event and rules from our host and not miss any of the action.
The FM104 Roadhog will be there to provide music to all event goers and offer the change to make your song requests in person. A van will also be at the canal with ice creams available to buy.
1) 12:30 - The Event starts
2) 12:35 - Des Cahill explains the rules to the sports stars and divides them into teams
3) 12:45 - The Golf Challenge - our special guest Golfer will tee off before the other teams get their chance
4) 13:00 - The GAA Challenge - The GAA stars will highlight their skills first followed by the other teams
5) 13:15 - The Tennis Challenge - Our upcoming Tennis star, Jenny Claffey will go first followed by the other teams
6) 13:30 - The Rugby Challenge - Doug Howlett will prove his skills first followed by the other teams
7) 13:45 - The Hurling Challenge - Our Dublin stars will showcase how its done before the other teams make their attempt
8) 14:00 - The Winners presentaion
9) 14:00 - The Competition Winners presentaion
10) 14:30 - The Event ends