7TH AUGUST 2009
New Ross Celtic would like to thank all who attended our fundraiser, in Corcoran's, last Friday. Liam Spratt, race commentator, was at his lyrical best and kept us all entertained. Thanks to Paul Kelly for his public address system; to Vivienne Lee, Jo Fahey and Mark Lee who were our roaming bookies for the evening and gladly accepted bets from all the willing punters who fancied their chances.
Without the support of our Race Sponsors the event would not take place. We wish them every success in the future.
Race Sponsors for the evening were:
Cedarwood Furniture & Kitchens, Noel Kehoe Sports Ground Maintenance, Barrowside Vet Hospital, Spider O'Brien's, Colin Duffy Design & Build Interiors Ltd, Declan Davitt, Bobby Dunphy Driving Instruction, Michael Ryans Sports, Brandon House Hotel, Corcoran's, Michael Kilbride Coach Hire, Willie Bradley Financial Advice, Noel Kehoe Sports Ground Maintenance, Horse & Hound Inn Hotel.
The first race of the evening, The Spider O'Brien and Colin Duffy Donkey Derby was won by Polish Article, with A Redmond in the saddle. Go-Tessy-Go, ridden by Nichola Embling, won the Cedarwood Kitchen and Declan Davitt Classic, in Race 2. The Horse and Hound Chase was won by Leah Delaney on The Galway Girl, in the third. The fourth race, the Brandon House and Barrowside Vet Hospital Classic, was won by Grace Lee on Numero Uno. Racing resumed after a short break, during which Corcorans provided some finger-licking snacks, as Michael O'Sullivan, on Spikey Mikey won the Michael Kilbride Coach Hire and Willie Bradley Financial Advice, in Race 5.
Race 6 sponsored by Noel Kehoe Sports Ground Maintanance saw Mick Rowe come home on Rowestown Lad. The Michael Ryan Sports and Bobby Dunphy Driving Instruction Novice Chase was won by Darren Griffin on Binladen, in the 7th. Finally, Noel Kehoe and Corcoran's Supreme Classic was won by Joe Caulfield on It's a Hippy. Celtic extends thanks to all who recruited horses and jockeys to take part in our eight races, and to Liam, JohnJude and Jean for running the races.
A special note from the Club wishing Richie Butler a speedy recovery. Richie was the owner, trainer, jockey and stableboy for this Race Night fundraiser and unfortunately all the effort took its toll as he was under the weather on the night. Best Wishes Richie.