Castleisland Races Committee Chairman, Charlie Farrelly is dead proud of the fact that they have managed to raise and hand over €124,790 to a variety of local charities in a relatively short span of years.
And this year marks the the 158th broken and mended running of the event. The 2017 meeting is also returning to its two-day status and it will be held over the June bank holiday weekend.
Top Young Riders
Charlie is a also proud that the meeting has attracted some of the top, young jockeys on their way to the top of their trade. He mentioned, in particular, the likes of Paul Townend, Oisín Murphy and Dingle jockey, Jack Kennedy – who is making a name for himself by the week. There are also likely to feature prominently in the rapidly approaching Cheltenham festival.
Races Committee AGM
In the meantime, the annual general meeting of the committee will be held at Tom McCarthy’s Central Bar on this Friday, February 3rd. at 9pm.
The committee has issued an invitation to charities to apply for the gate of this year’s meeting by applying in writing to: Ms. Kay Reidy, Dulaig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Applications must be in on or before this Friday.
Humphrey Murphy 5K and 10K
While there are plans for other events around the days of races, the one certainty is that the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5K and 10K road races and fun runs will be held in the run up to the weekend. The proceeds of these will go to Glebe Lodge – a charity and facility which was very close to the late Humphrey’s heart.
You can contact The Maine Valley Post on… Anyone in The Maine Valley Post catchment area who would like to send us news and captioned photographs for inclusion can send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Queries about advertising and any other matters regarding The Maine Valley Post can also be sent to that address or just ring: 087 23 59 467
Please Note: A click on any of our adverts will reveal all you need to know about what our advertisers need to tell you.