IT’S OFFICIAL Benny the Bannsider was on more photos than Will Smith at the Oscars…
Benny’s Big Day Out at the Showgrounds was enjoyed by almost 3000 friends, families and fans on Saturday – and the sun certainly shone on everyone. The day began early with an appearance at the Newbridge for breakfast and then a journey down the Ballycastle Road in the stylish JW Service Centre pick-up to the Showgrounds where thousands had turned out to greet Benny.
There was music with Big Al, fun from announcer, Alan Simpson, Davey Platt and his academy coaches organised hundreds of young players. Benny faced penalties, with little or no success as the ball kept flying past him and into the goal and we had bouncy castles for everyone.
That was just the start …. everyone headed into the stadium to officially welcome Benny to his new home along with flames and all the mascots from the year. Together they paraded around the ground and delighted the fans, home and away.
The result was not what we expected or wanted but we still managed to enjoy the day and we will be back for more