Races Committee Say ‘Thank You’ to Bingo Players and Supporters

Penned in, ready and waiting for Sunday’s Drive-In Bingo session to start at Castleisland Co-Op Mart were, from left: Mary O’Sullivan, Eileen Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Margaret Nolan, Eilish Conway, Ann Foran, Maureen Sugrue and Margaret McSweeney. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Castleisland Race Committee would like to thank all who supported the drive-in bingo on Sunday. It was the final part of the races festival and there were some local winners here also.

All profits from the day will go to Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál.

Races Went Like Clockwork

“On the previous weekend, the 158th race meeting went off like clockwork, on time and without any injuries to either jockey or pony. It went down as one of the best race meetings in Castleisland in quite some time,” said committee PRO Pat Hartnett.

A Lot of Work

“A lot of work went into the race track in the run up to the meeting due to the exceptionally dry weather. The day started with a family fun day. We had juvenile sports and races from tiny tots to parents and grandparents races.

“This set the scene for the day which included 11great races on the card.

The Real Winners

The real winners were the charities that will benefit as a result of the many great sponsors and contributors who made it all worthwhile.

The presentation of the proceeds of the gate from the races and the proceeds from the Humphrey Murphy 5K and 10K fun run will be presented to the various beneficiaries on this Friday night in Tom McCarthy’s at 10pm.

Good Wishes to Bill and Ted

The committee would like to wish members, Ted Kenny and Bill Reidy well in recovering from their injuries,” said Mr. Hartnett.


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