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ICC Award Winners 2019

Congratulations to our Irish Coursing Club Award winners for 2018/19. These Awards will be presented in Kilkenny on Saturday 13th April when a number of other presentations will also take place. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our very loyal & generous Award sponsors and all of you who took the time to vote.

Greyhound & Pet World Abbeyfeale Coursing Dog of the Year 

 WATCHMAN – Won Irish Cup Co Limerick (64), Won Desmond Cup Glin (32), Won North Kerry Cup Ballyduff (16)  (In Photo)

Flaherty Markets Galway Coursing Bitch of the Year 

SILENT WONDER – Won Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake Co Limerick (32), Won All Age Bitch Stake Castleisland (16), Won All Age Bitch Stake Ballyduff (16), Won Corn Na Feile All Age Cup Abbeyfeale (16)

 O’Murchù Financial Services Tipperary Town Coursing Brood Bitch of the Year 

BALLYMAC TOWN – Dam of Ballymac Enya (won Horse and Jockey Hotel Oaks,won Oaks T/S Glin), Ballymac Ismay (won Oaks T/S Millstreet), Ballymac Bingo (won Derby T/S Rathkeale), Ballymac Hugo (won Derby T/S Ballyheigue, won All Age Cup Rathkeale, Runner-Up TA Morris Stakes National Meeting).

National Meeting Bookmakers Coursing Stud Dog of the Year 

NEWINN WONDER – Sire of Irish Cup winner Watchman, Champion Stakes winner Ahamore Wonder, Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stakes winner Silent Wonder, T.A Morris Stakes winner Wi Can There, 9 Derby T/S winners, 12 Oaks T/S winners, 3 Reserve T/S winners, 17 All Age Cup winners (2×32 + 15x16s), 13 All Age Bitch Stake winners (16s).

Hall Of Fame Award – Kindly sponsored by Brian Divilly, Claregalway 

This season’s Hall of Fame Award will be a join presentation to Peter & Kathleen Reynolds from the Glanworth Coursing Club.

Irish Cup

Day 3 at Irish Cup

Let’s begin by congratulating the members of Co Limerick coursing club on another excellent meeting. They are a club just the same as all the clubs which run meetings week in week out but have the added responsibility of hosting the season finale, the Irish Cup. It is so important for our sport that we finish on a high and we certainly have done that last year and this. It is 20 years since the Irish Cup was last held at Clounanna and many have great memories of that special venue. However it is now part of coursing history and Limerick Racecourse is producing great champions and wonderful stories of its own.

History, Champions, Wonderful stories. We certainly got those in buckets today when we witnessed Watchman become only the fourth greyhound ever and the first in 43 years to win two Irish Cups. The son of Newinn Wonder – Bossa Nova Babe gave us six faultless performances over the three days and it would probably be fair to say this was even better than last year. He was faced with formidable opponents, plenty of work and the weight of history but took them all in his stride. What a golden 12 months it has been for Basil & Bernie Holian and trainer Kevin Barry with two Irish Cups and a Derby but the emotion around today’s success was very obvious and will live long in the memory of connections and indeed all present.

Where there is a King you will find a Queen and her name this weekend was Silent Wonder. A fantastic season which saw this daughter of Newinn Wonder – Silent Belle romp through All Age Bitch Stakes at Castleisland & Ballyduff and the Corn Na Feile All Age at Abbeyfeale concluded in the best way possible this afternoon with victory in the Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake. Like Watchman she was not spared when it came to turns and with her interrupted preparation since Abbeyfeale at the back of our minds we wondered how much could she take. But class will always win out and this Nolan family owned & Mossie O’Connor trained bitch, a litter sister to their 2018 Derby winner Silent Whisper, has it in spades.

The Irish Cup meeting has been very lucky for Sir Mark Prescott over the years and thanks to Post Graduate he has the Bill Chawke Irish Plate with him this evening on his flight back to Newmarket. The third season son of Adios Alonso – Intense Focus which Sir Mark owns with Shane O’Gorman had been in very good form recently and carried that through to Patrickswell this weekend. The winner is of course trained by Michael O’Donovan, Tipperary Town.

Grace Foley & her family from Tralee have had a hectic season with their greyhound Souldern Street, winning the 32 runner Cup at Ballyheigue and reaching Cup finals at Lixnaw and Templetuohy (withdrawn). However nothing will compare to the joy of winning the Woodlands House Hotel Irish Purse. Surprised by the pup Killucan Pocket in the Irish Cup on Friday, he never put a paw wrong thereafter and the John Moynihan trained son of Adios Alonso – Churchil Queen was a most worthy winner.

There were more celebrations for Tralee when the Co Kerry CC representative Mouse Is Magic was successful in the highly sought after Kyle Invitational Champion Working Members Stake. A son of Mafi Magic – Maggie Dan he only had two outings all season, Kilflynn and Co Kerry (Tralee) which would suggest he had a set back in between and Eugene & Eoghan Costello could have some great fun with him in All Age company next season.

Another one for the 2019/20 Fantasy Coursing list will be Man In Motion which was an impressive winner of the Earl Of Dunraven Kilgobbin Puppy Stake for Irish Cup winning connections. A litter brother to Derby winner Rumour Has It (Adios Alonso – Duchess) he had been beaten in Derby trial stake finals this season at Abbeyfeale and Tubbercurry and was a warm favourite for today’s event from the outset.

Congratulations to all of today’s winners. There were also some really strong performances over the three days from the pups so we have much to look forward to next September. However now is the time to celebrate all that was good about the 2018/19 season and thankfully there was plenty. It is in our nature to speak longingly of times past and great dogs of yore without realizing just how fortunate we are to be living through present times. I have no doubt that if past generations of coursing men & women could come back they would be very pleased with what they saw. Take a bow everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 2 at Irish Cup

Surely the sign of a coursing superstar must be when the bookmakers will not engage in short odds betting on your courses (against very decent opposition) but instead offer odds on whether you will go under or over a certain clock. Such was the case for both of Watchman’s courses today at the Irish Cup and those punters who went for ‘under’ were cheering the loudest as the reigning champion recorded two identical clocks of 10.96. Just for the record, his three flags so far this weekend have been against Outoftheshadow which won his two courses in the Irish Purse today, Smokey Harvey which enjoyed a very easy success in the Irish Plate RD1 and Boylesportsmagic which we all acknowledge is a top class pup. We may be only halfway but already this has all the hallmarks of one of the all time great performances in an Irish Cup.

None of the above however should take from the other seven runners who have reached the quarter-final stage of the 2019 Irish Cup. There is no huge surprise amongst them and Leading Hand was the biggest price ante-post at 25/1.

The decision by the Purtill family not to go back to slips with Ballinveala Toro in the second round of the Derby is certainly paying off and he has replicated that strong showing at Powerstown Park in each of his three runs here this weekend. He now meets the second season Central Rocker who is the latest in a long line of greyhounds to bring East Donegal form into the third day of an Irish Cup.  Remember his dam won the Select Bitch Stake here twice and in the first of those she beat Duchess (dam of Rumour Has It) in the final.

When Part Exchange exited the 2018 Derby at the semi-final stage (after leading for most of the way) it was very much expected that he would win multiple Cups in his second season. That didn’t happen but his performances here this weekend make it all the more harder to understand. A bye course this afternoon will be a huge help to his chances of overturning the aforementioned Watchman tomorrow morning but it is still a mammoth task.

Very often we see pups returning to win Cups at the same venue as they won their trial stake 12 months earlier. So ‘horses for courses’ works for greyhounds too and we shouldn’t be one bit surprised to see 2018 Irish Cup runner-up Always Inthe Run still in contention. Indeed tomorrow he will occupy the very same position as 12 months ago, running from the red collar in the third quarter-final. Can he emulate Drive On Smokey which reached consecutive  finals in 2016 & 2017 ?. He meets the big local hope Faha Razor, owned by the Mann family who are synonymous with Co Limerick Coursing Club. He has rewarded the decision of the Irish Cup selection committee to give him a wild card entry by producing three great runs over the last two days. A heavy tumble in the third round could come against him but that remains to be seen.

In our Sporting Press Formguide we mentioned that on a line with Incorruptiblemen there would be very little between Leading Hand and this season’s Derby winner. Therefore the presence of Leading Hand, a son of Oaks winner Dale Roisin, in tomorrow’s fourth quarter-final is a great boost to Clonmel form and indeed he looks capable of enhancing the form even further. He meets another pup, Skellig Skinner, who represents 2017 Irish Cup winning connections, and is doing his own bit for Clonmel 2019 form where he bowed out to Boylesportsmagic & Wi Can There. Both these pups took on and beat more fancied opponents today so well deserve to be returning for Day 3.

Of course no report from Patrickswell today would be complete without a mention of Silent Wonder in the Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake. Those of us who thought Catch Kazuri might lead her out of slips were very badly mistaken and like Watchman she gave the performance of a true champion. Certainly though there was much to like also about the way Central Maid (litter sister to Central Rocker) and Cobra Angel ran today and if the favourite’s disrupted preparation since Abbeyfeale comes against her, either of those are capable of taking advantage.

The Bill Chawke Irish Plate cut up a little this afternoon with three byes but is still ultra competitive. Bookmakers will probably put up the two third season runners Post Graduate & Ballygerald Buzz as their favorites tomorrow morning. An equal number of pups and All Ages remain in contention for the Woodlands House Hotel Irish Purse and whilst Kyle Steel is still the one to beat there is not a huge gap between his clocks and those of his opposition with Souldern Street another to catch the eye in RD2.

Coursing was most enjoyable again today and the hares which came out for the Irish Cup in particular were top of the range. Day 3 commences at the later time of 11.30am but get there early as the bookies are certain to be offering a huge range of trebles & accumulators. Those holding the dockets with the Watchman & Silent Wonder doubles might start buying the drinks early tonight expecting a certain payout but as is often said, ‘The greatest certainty in coursing is the uncertainty’.

Clocks & Betting in Quick Results.

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Day 1 at Irish Cup

Following an opening day of very few shocks (perhaps just Kyle Steel in Irish Cup and Share The Dream in Select Bitch Stake) those holding betting dockets on the Watchman – Silent Wonder double will be very pleased. Defending champion Watchman gave a faultless display in the first round of the Irish Cup and not only was he the only greyhound to break 11 seconds today but he did so by 14 spots. To this observer Silent Wonder was unsighted for much of her course in the Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake but her clock of 11.01 was only bettered today by Watchman. Coincidentally that time of 11.01 was matched by Clondoty Tom running in the Kyle Invitational Champion Working Members Stake and 45 minutes later he did 11.14 in the second round.

Back to the Irish Cup and besides Watchman the other stand-out performances came today from Part Exchange (11.04), Smokey Harvey (11.12), Ballygerald Buzz (11.18), Never A Lie (11.11) and Oaks heroine Ballymac Enya (11.16). Unfortunately for the first three named they are in the same second quarter as Watchman. Enya’s success was welcomed by all neutrals in attendance and her participation has added great excitement to the event. In her fourth quarter also is Kevin Smith Champion Stakes winner Ahamore Wonder and after a tardy start he showed a terrific burst of pace to get up in a short slip. Never A Lie does indeed appear to be a very decent pup and has narrowed to 5/1 second favourite. His biggest danger in the third quarter could be last season’s runner-up Always Inthe Run which showed all of his old sparkle today. With Kyle Steel eliminated the first quarter has really opened up and connections of all eight remaining will fancy their chances of a quarter-final appearance. Ballinveala Toro v Long John Silver should be a thriller in the morning.

It will be interesting to see how Silent Wonder handles the early pace of Catch Kazuri tomorrow morning but otherwise the top half is probably at her mercy. Central Maid had a tougher first round than anticipated and Deja Vu could now be the one to progress to the semi-final. The second round course between Cobra Angel & Lakeside Pearl could decide the bottom half but with Share The Dream gone it really is all to play for. Her nemesis Heart Over Mind may even cause a few more upsets between now and Sunday afternoon.

Coursing was of a very high standard today, especially after the interval, so the message is to get to Patrickswell tomorrow and Sunday because greyhounds like Watchman, Ballymac Enya & Silent Wonder don’t come around very often.

See Quick Results for Clocks & Prices

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Woodlands House Hotel Irish Purse

The following is the draw for the Woodlands House Hotel Irish Purse, with the first round on Saturday before the interval.

Boys Brigade v Roquefort Teddy
Five Dreams v Mingdrum Tank
Eoin Abu v Outoftheshadow
Tin Man v Lone Rocket

Chance Me Alonso v Freestone Hill
Honey Smokey v Somelittlerazor
Downunder wonder v Durango Johnny
Fidget Spinner v Cuine Edge

Kyle Steel v Electric Mayhem
Oakview Wave v Barrack Ricky
Key Ball v Onlinesearch
Granard Flash v Cobra Commander (Doubtful)

Please Harry v Souldern Street
Rockanes Steel v Party Wonder
Marshals Cross v Barrack Jackie
Thats My Man v Boyneside Buster

Reserves: Clash Bruno, Dresden Vale, Steady Rise, Yippee Assassin, Wiseguy Ally.

Bereavement Notice

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Thomas (Tom) Kennedy of Ahabeg, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry after a brief illness. Thomas was one of nature’s gentlemen and a lifelong coursing man. First associated with Ballyduff CC where he and his brother Dan were active working members for many years and well regarded hare catchers for the club, Thomas then joined Lixnaw CC when they moved to their new grounds in Granshagh, which was a stone’s throw from Thomas’s home. At the time of his passing, Thomas was Vice President of Lixnaw C.C. However more importantly he was in charge of hare husbandry for the club for close on 20 years, where along with his lifelong friends, Jeremiah Roche and more recently Sonny Galvin, they produced hares of exceptional quality year in year out.

During his life time Thomas was fortunate to enjoy great success up the field, winning 11 Trial Stakes along with several Cups and Duffers. However it was in later years that he enjoyed his greatest joy by breeding a T.A Morris Stakes winner in Curragh Stevie, winning the Select Bitch Stake at the Irish Cup with Glenside Oak, breeding a Champion Stakes runner-up in Live Oak, a Derby semi-finalist in Village Legacy and coming close to lifting a classic in 2004 when Replica reached the Oaks semi-final.

Our sincere sympathy to his wife Hanna, son Tom (Secretary of Lixnaw CC), daughters Maria & Catriona, grandchildren Clodagh, Aoife, Jennifer & Jodie, brother Dan and the extended Kennedy family.

Reposing this Friday, Feb 22nd at Casey’s Funeral Home, Causeway from 5pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday at 11.30am at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw and burial immediately afterwards in Rahela Cemetery, Ballyduff.

May he Rest In Peace.

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IRISH CUP – Updates & Order of Running

NON-RUNNERS
No 42 Swanky Wonder will be a non-runner in the 3rd quarter of the Irish Cup. He was due to meet Faha Razor.

ORDER OF RUNNING 
Irish Cup Meeting
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 22nd, 23rd & 24th February
Judge: Paul Horan; Slipper: Richard Quinn jnr
Start 11.00am on Friday/Saturday and 11.30am Sunday
Friday: First round Irish Cup. Interval. First round Kyle Champion Working Members Stake, First round Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake, Second round Kyle Champion Working Members Stake.
Saturday: Second round Irish Cup & First round Woodlands House Hotel Irish Purse. Interval. Third round Irish Cup, Second round Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake, Second round Woodlands House Hotel Irish Purse, First round Bill Chawke Irish Plate.
Sunday: Start with Kyle Champion Working Members Stake, Earl Of Dunraven Kilgobbin Puppy Stake, Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake, Woodlands House Hotel Irish Purse, Bill Chawke Irish Plate, Irish Cup.

Silent Wonder

Select Silent or Share The Dream

One of the highlights of the 2018/19 coursing season was the performance of Silent Wonder in the Corn Na Feile All Age after Christmas. Often the All Age event at Abbeyfeale can be overshadowed by the two Corn Na Feile puppy events but on this occasion it has to be said that the Silent bitch almost stole the thunder of Picture House & Newinn Fifi. Indeed her presence over the two days was in no small way responsible for a record attendance. Unfortunately she suffered a toe injury which kept her out of the Champion Bitch Stake but Clonmel’s loss is Co Limerick’s gain and no one will be leaving the racecourse on Friday before she goes upfield in the first round of the Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake. In her opening course she meets the Brendan Matthews trained pup Foxhollow Darkie which gave Newinn Fifi a scare in the second round of the Oaks and then next up could be the very early paced pup Catch Kazuri. However should everything be ok with Silent Wonder she will progress to the latter stages with ease and is priced a very short 1/1 with the bookmakers.

Second favourite at 5/1 is the treble Cup winner Share The Dream. This lady arrived in Clonmel under a cloud and connections were thrilled with the way she performed, keeping the outstanding winner Blades Of Honour to a length in their semi-final. The word is that she has come out of Clonmel very well and is ready to do battle this weekend. A danger lurking in this fourth quarter is Cobra Angel (10/1). These two ladies had a thrilling buckle in Johnstown & Urlingford with Share The Dream only getting up late to win by half a length.

One that catches the eye in the first quarter is the 8/1 shot Central Maid.  Not only do the Centrals have a very good record in this event but this lady ran exceptionally well here 12 months ago, bowing out to eventual winner Mad Decision, in the semi-final. In her three outings this season she has performed with distinction. Kingdom Cup winner Ballymac Meena is the obvious danger although her RD1 opponent Deja Vu is a lot better than what we saw in the Oaks earlier in the month.

That leaves us with the third quarter and similar to the third quarter in the Irish Cup it is wide open. Ballymac Ismay which was withdrawn from the second round of the Oaks is the shortest priced in this quarter at 8/1 followed at 10/1 by Karasova & Elegant Wonder which made early exits in the Oaks at the paws of Sminky Star and Newinn Fifi respectively. Karasova was subsequently withdrawn from the Kitty Butler Stakes and Elegant Wonder bowed out narrowly to the eventual winner Laurina. So whilst these pups still have to prove that they are up to this level they do appear marginally stronger than the others in the quarter and Elegant Wonder might be the one to come through.

Central Maid, Silent Wonder, Elegant Wonder & Share The Dream are our selections for the Select and no doubt the final that all neutrals are hoping for is Silent Wonder v Share The Dream. The Irish Cup may have to play second fiddle to the ladies if that final pairing comes off.   

 

 

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Intriguing entry for Irish Cup

Wow is the best way to describe the reaction to the draw for the 2019 Irish Cup which was made on Sunday night. Coursing enthusiasts are now counting down the days and hours to Friday when the first round of Ireland’s oldest coursing classic will take place at Limerick racecourse, commencing at 11.00am sharp. Friday’s programme will also include the first round of the equally interesting Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake and two rounds of the Kyle Invitational Champion Working Members Stake.

Back to the Irish Cup and it is indicative of the high esteem in which he is held that defending champion Watchman (pictured) is a clear 4/1 favourite with BoyleSports to become the first greyhound since Lusty More in 1975/76 to do the two-in-a-row. Once again he will arrive at Patrickswell on the back of a much talked about early exit at the National meeting and connections & supporters will be holding their breath until he comes up-field in his opening buckle. Adding intrigue to that first round buckle is the fact that himself & Outoftheshadow were kennel mates until midway through the season.  That second quarter also includes recent Derby ante-post favourite Boylesportsmagic (8/1) and the course between Part Exchange & Cobra Commander (both 12/1) could be one of the highlights of Day 1.

We have to go back to 1992 in the famous Charity Meadows of Clounanna to find the last bitch winner of the Irish Cup and much further again most likely to find the last time an Oaks winner even contested an Irish Cup in the same season as her Clonmel success. Ballymac Enya is a 12/1 chance to bring off a historic victory and will certainly add huge excitement to proceedings on Friday. Liam Dowling is to be applauded for this sporting move but Rockanes Steel won’t make things easy for Enya in the first round.  Kevin Smith Champion Stakes winner Ahamore Wonder is also drawn in that same section and perhaps the Galvin family owned brindle represents better value at 14/1.

There weren’t too many hard luck stories from this year’s National Meeting but one of them certainly was Ballinveala Toro. Vincent Purtill’s runner was starting to catch the eye in very pleasing fashion when the hare drifted right towards the end of his Derby second round course. Both dogs lost sight, resulting in a back to slips decision. No doubt the Irish Cup was at the back of their minds when connections decided to withdraw and he has been installed at 10/1 to succeed here. There is nothing easy about the first quarter though and Kyle Steel (10/1) & Long John Silver (14/1) are just two of the dangers lurking in that 16.

Initial impressions are that the third quarter is the easier of the four but trying to pick the winner of it is a different story.  The pup Never A Lie arrived at Powerstown Park with much confidence behind him and his exit on the second morning was one of the shocks of the Derby. He is best priced now at 10/1 to show why he was so highly thought of. His Clonmel conqueror Somelittlerazor is also in this quarter as is the 2018 Irish Cup runner-up Always Inthe Run and the highly talented trio of Roquefort Teddy, Swanky Wonder & Colossal Image. 

Without any doubt we should be much wiser after the first round but in the meantime the excitement mounts and all roads lead to Limerick racecourse on Friday for the 110th running of the Irish Cup, first hosted by Co Limerick CC 114 years ago.

(Tomorrow we will look at the field for the Patsy Byrne Select Bitch Stake).      

Draw for 2019 Irish Cup

First Quarter      

1 Luke Kilcoyne Exit Strategy v 2 Michael Spillane Bantry Onlinesearch

3 Brendan Matthews Killucan Pocket (p) v 4 Brendan Keogh Souldern Street

5 Vincent Purtill Ballinveala Toro (p) v 6 Francis Brooke That’s My Man

7 John Wilson Chance Me Alonso (p) v 8 M. O’Donovan  Killaloe Long John Silver

9 Oliver Scallon Dale Belmont v 10 Matthew Ryan Mulboy Bhuna (p)

11 Marie Field Kyle Steel v 12 Pat Savage Ozark Wonder

13 Padraig and Conor Ryan Crescent Ash v 14 Matt Feheney Key Ball (p)

15 Brendan Duffy Central Rocker v 16 Pat Horgan Barrack Jackie

Second Quarter      

17 Joan and Brendan Herbert Moonraker (p) v 18 Michael Horgan Oakview Wave

19 Peter O Loghlen Tin Man v 20 John Garrahy Cooney (p)

21 Sir Mark Prescott Post Graduate v 22 Liam & William Riordan  Granard Flash

23 Tadg Sullivan Part Exchange v 24 M. O’Donovan Tipperary Cobra Commander

25 Basil Holian Watchman v 26 Mark and Ailish Dilger Outoftheshadow

27 John Roche & Ml Fitzpatrick Smokey Harvey (p) v 28 James Cunningham and Maurice Jackson Downunder Wonder (p)

29 John Boyle Boylesports Magic (p) v 30 Pat Dalton Durango Johnny (p)

31 Tony Quinn Cuine Edge v 32 May Doolin Ballygerald Buzz

Third Quarter      

33 Eamonn Kiely Never A Lie (p) v 34 Bridget Byrne Party Wonder

35 Fr. John Fitzgibbon Ballymac Hugo (p) v 36 Brian Murphy Freestone Hill

37 Dermot O’Shea  Roquefort Teddy v  38 Tony Reddan Always Inthe Run

39 Raymond Smith Kilkeale Magic v 40 Gerry Hughes Clever Jack (p)

41 Liam and Pa Mann Faha Razor v 42 Charlie & Gerry Chawke Swanky Wonder

43 Michael Spillane Killarney Mingdrum Tank  44 Leo Walsh Spital Tyson

45 Mike Mann Jeru Steel  46 John Flynn Somelittlerazor (p)

47 Countess Dunraven & Lady Ana Johnston Fidget Spinner  48 Brian & Laurence Jones Colossal Image

Fourth Quarter      

49 Pat Pyne and Patsy Myers Five Dreams v 50 Brendan Farrelly Leading Hand (p)

51 Christy Murphy Eoin Abu v 52 Noel Collins Ahamore Rob

53 Mary Fitzgerald Gibmahs Dream (p) v 54 Una O’Sullivan Boyneside Buster (p)

55 Pat Burke Impact Factor (p) v 56 Kathleen Murphy and Dominic Magnone Marshals Cross

57 Noreen McManus Im Not Waiting (p) v 58 John Egan Lone Rocket

59 Nora & Oliver Raleigh Ballymac Enya (p) v 60 Murty McMahon Rockanes Steel

61 Tim O’Driscoll Skellig Skinner (p) v 62 Ned and Tommy Relihan Please Harry (p)

63 Tomas Coolahan Ahamore Wonder v 64 Patsy & Berkie Browne Boys Brigade (p)

RESERVES      

A  Honey Smokey

B  Electric Mayhem

C  Barrack Ricky

D  Clash Bruno

E  Dresden Vale (p)

F  Steady Rise

G  Yippee Assassin (p)

H  Wiseguy Ally (p)