In The Mayfield
George Busteed with his huge circle of friends
It was with considerable pride that our organisation convened to confer a life time achievement award to one of the most renowned subject matter experts ever on the sport of pigeon racing, namely Mr. George Busteed. It should be noted however George had the distinction of being the first ever recipient of the Irish social circle's coveted hall of fame award. This particular hall of fame award not only recognises epic performances but as stated by the presentation m.c whilst describing George, that for us however as racing pigeon fanciers it's our honour to record as not only our most distinguished member but a man of true sporting prowess, a technical genius and a most naturally gifted fancier. As a man a true gent, full of essential quality, humility, integrity and substance. It's our honour and privilege to have George amongst us as his presence and sportsmanship enriches all of us so very much. This long service award was sanctioned by the Irish Homing Union and the turn out on the night was phenomenal in the top of the hill which was packed with George's friends.
Alan busteed accepting the life time award on George Busteeds behalf with Arthur Furlong secretary of the IHU on the right - Alan Busteed and Tom Murphy in Dundalk - All smiles Mayfield chairman on the left Tom Murphy presenting the award to George in the centre with Tony O'Mahony on the right
George enjoying the special occasion with clubmates Alan Riordan and Micheal Dennehy - Mayfield r.p.c. club members celebrating with George - Micheal Dennehy and long time friend - On the left Tony O'Mahony with Ger O'Sullivan on the right enjoying the night
The presentation in Dundalk in full swing with sean hunt and family being presented with their awards - Top of the hill, note our mc Ger O'Sullivan in the distance
A very special thank you to our vice chairman Mr. Tony O' Mahony a member and great friend of George's who very unselfishly and discreetly had the evening's liquid consumption and food sorted for our club, what an asset he is. Once again another double top for the Mayfield r.p.c. with the added benefit of involving the public in an excellent public relations exercise.
GER O' SULLIVAN