‘Railway Cup’ finally looks dead and buried

first_img“I know for a number of years in recent times, Connacht were very grudgingly involving themselves in the Railway Cup. It appears to me that the Connacht Council didn’t really have any great love for it, particularly in recent years,” the new Louth manager said. The future of the GAA’s interprovincial series is up in the air after Connacht confirmed they didn’t expect to take part in the competition again. The GAA announced in August that the series would not proceed this December. Last year’s winning Interprovincial football manager Peter McGrath (pictured above 3rd from the left at the launch of last years event) feels the Connacht decision not to participate will kill off the series once known as ‘The Railway Cup’. Connacht secretary John Prenty said today: “We feel it has run its course and we decided at the beginning of the year that we wouldn’t compete this year. I don’t think we’ll take part again but what the other three provinces will do again I don’t know.”In their 1950 and ’60s heyday the competitions attracted large crowds, but interest has dwindled since the club finals took over their previous St Patrick’s Day date in the calendar and they have regularly been shunted around the fixture diary or even cancelled. Last year’s football final saw 150 people attend the Ulster v Connacht football final in Carrick on Shannon. It remains to be seen whether the GAA will attempt to proceed with a three-team format next year or simply scrap the concept.In the 90 year history of the competitions, Connacht won 11 Interprovincial hurling titles and 10 football titles. Their last hurling win was in 2004 and their last football success came in Tuam Stadium in 2014 after a gap of 45 years.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Aintree Grand National Line Up complete

first_img30) PENDRA (IRE), 10, 10-07, Charlie Longsdon31) BUYWISE (IRE), 11, 10-07, Evan Williams32) CHILDRENS LIST (IRE), 8, 10-07, Willie Mullins IRE 4) THE LAST SAMURI (IRE), 10, 11-07, Kim Bailey5) VALSEUR LIDO (FR), 9, 11-06, Henry de Bromhead IRE HORSE/AGE/WEIGHT/RATING/TRAINER1) MINELLA ROCCO (IRE), 8, 11-10, Jonjo O’Neill2) BLAKLION, 9, 11-09, Nigel Twiston-Davies3) ANIBALE FLY (FR), 8, 11-07, Tony Martin IRE 11) CARLINGFORD LOUGH (IRE), 12, 11-00, John Kiely IRE12) VICENTE (FR), 9, 10-13, Paul Nicholls13) TIGER ROLL (IRE), 8, 10-12, Gordon Elliott IRE14) REGAL ENCORE (IRE), 10, 10-12, Anthony Honeyball15) VIEUX LION ROUGE (FR), 9, 10-12, David Pipe Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/Grand%20National%20News.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The full list of 40 runners is: 16) CHASE THE SPUD, 10, 10-11, Fergal O’Brien17) WARRIORS TALE, 9, 10-11, Paul Nicholls 6) TOTAL RECALL (IRE), 9, 11-04, Willie Mullins IRE7) ALPHA DES OBEAUX (FR), 8, 11-03, Mouse Morris IRE8) PERFECT CANDIDATE (IRE), 11, 11-02, Fergal O’Brien9) SHANTOU FLYER (IRE), 8, 11-01, Richard Hobson 33) HOUBLON DES OBEAUX (FR), 11, 10-06, Venetia Williams34) LORD WINDERMERE (IRE), 12, 10-06, Jim Culloty IRE35) CAPTAIN REDBEARD (IRE), 9, 10-06, Stuart Coltherd36) BLESS THE WINGS (IRE), 13, 10-05, Gordon Elliott IRE37) MILANSBAR (IRE), 11, 10-05, Neil King38) FINAL NUDGE (IRE), 9, 10-05, David Dennis39) DOUBLE ROSS (IRE), 12, 10-05, Nigel Twiston-Davies40) ROAD TO RICHES (IRE), 11, 10-04, Noel Meade IREcenter_img 10) TENOR NIVERNAIS (FR), 11, 11-00, Venetia Williams The Gigginstown House owned Road to Riches (pictured) has been included in the final list of 40 runners for the Aintree Grand National on Saturday. That’s following the withdrawal of the Nicky Henderson trained Gold Presents. Mike Vince reports… 18) SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT, 10, 10-11, Sandy Thomson19) GAS LINE BOY (IRE), 12    10-10, Ian Williams20) THE DUTCHMAN (IRE), 8, 10-10, Colin Tizzard21) PLEASANT COMPANY (IRE), 10, 10-10, Willie Mullins IRE22) UCELLO CONTI (FR), 10, 10-09, Gordon Elliott IRE 25) RAZ DE MAREE (FR), 13, 10-08, Gavin Cromwell IRE26) I JUST KNOW (IRE), 8, 10-07, Sue Smith27) VIRGILIO (FR), 9, 10-07, Dan Skelton28) BAIE DES ILES (FR), 7, 10-07, Ross O’Sullivan IRE29) MAGGIO (FR), 13, 10-07, Patrick Griffin IRE 23) SAINT ARE (FR), 12, 10-09, Tom George24) BEEVES (IRE), 11, 10-09, Jennie Candlish print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Flogas Irish Amateur Open First Round Scores

first_imgRound one scores (complete)Flogas Irish Amateur OpenRoyal County Down at the Flogas AM-AM ahead of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open in Royal Co Down golf club, Newcastle Co. Down Ireland. 15/05/2018.Picture: Golffile | Fran CaffreyAll photo usage must carry mandatory copyright credit (© Golffile | Fran Caffrey) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img 65 R Dawson (Tramore)68 A Fitzpatrick (England); A Gleeson  (Castle)69 J Skov Olesen (Denmark); M Saulez (South Africa); D Hague (England); M Jordan (England); D Rauch (Germany); R Cannon (Balbriggan); K Reitan (Norway); A Wilson (England)70 G Collins (Rosslare); J Hapgood (Wales); B Gill (England); S Watts (Cairndhu); C Thornton (England); N Bachem (Germany)71 P O’Keeffe (Douglas); C Woollam (South Africa); R Mullarney (Galway); G Bloor (England); A Hill (Athenry); J Fox (Portmarnock); J Gough (England); T Nel (South Africa); G Chevalier (France); J Wilson (Scotland); D Langley (England); P Brennan (Belvoir Park); P Melching (Netherlands)72 L Sanges (Wales); E Walker (Scotland); L Shepherd (England); M Hammer (Germany); C Barrow (Scotland); C Strickland (England); E McIntosh (Scotland); M Mitchell  (South Africa); J Sugrue (Mallow)73 C Mansfield (South Africa); T Carter (England); J Brady (Rosslare); T Vaillant (France); Q Debove (France); J Cope (England); R Williams   (England); R Brazill (Naas); J Yates (Naas); J Mc Donnell (Forrest Little); N Poppleton (England); D Brophy (Castleknock); B Hutchinson (England); F Hanisch (Germany); C Denvir (Elm Park); B Chamberlain (Wales); J Schaper (South Africa); J Pierse (Portmarnock)74 C Lamprecht (South Africa); F Carr (Kirkistown Castle); R Neergaard-Petersen (Denmark); M Norton (Belvoir Park); J Mis (England); A Maguire (Laytown & Bettystown); T Vahlenkamp (Germany); A Edwards-Hill (England); A Petit (France); C Rafferty (Dundalk); J Sundborg (England); S Done (England); B Anderson (The Royal Dublin); K Cantley  (Scotland); S Easton (Scotland); T Clements (England); J Davies (Wales); B McKenzie (England)75 B Jones (England); M Waite (England); C Farr (England); R Williamson (Holywood); D Germishuys (South Africa); J McMahon (England); D Howie (Scotland); J Johnston (Scotland); G Lenehan (Portmarnock); R Foley (Switzerland); A Flanagan (England); A Grant (Dundalk); M Martin (England)76 S Locke (Scotland); A Plumb (England); O Huggins (England); R Moran (Castle); D McAleenon (Edenmore); J Glenn (England); R Pierse (Grange); T Thurloway (England); D Brown (England); J de Bruyn (Germany); H Goddard (England)77 J Madden (Royal Portrush); J Whelan (Newlands); P Coughlan (Castleknock); M Ryan (New Ross); N Muller (France); W Nienaber (South Africa); J Bolton (England); M Power (Kilkenny)78 A McDougall (Scotland); A Laussot (France); K Egan (Carton House); T Plumb (England); J Gaunt (England); H Foley (The Royal Dublin); L Abrial (France); R Dutton (Tandragee); G Petrozzi (England); E Farrell (Ardee); P Mullins (Wales); T McLarnon (Massereene)79 R Black (Hilton Templepatrick); D Coghlan (Portmarnock); J Fletcher (Warrenpoint); D Mary (France); T Sloman (England)80 E Smith (Laytown & Bettystown); O Crooks (Bushfoot); D Kitt (Athenry); W Porter (Scotland)81 J Walsh (Castle); W Small (Tandragee); G Frimodt (Denmark); M Lamb (England); T Shin (England)82 D McNeill (Scotland); J Paterson (Scotland); C Woodroofe (Dun Laoghaire)83 R Knightly (The Royal Dublin)86 M d’Harcourt (France)last_img read more

Cheltenham Day 3 Preview

first_imgThursday Cheltenham Selections 1.30 Defi Du Seuil, Real Steel (e-w) 2.10 Sire Du Berlais, Champers On Ice (e-w) 2.50 Monalee, Coney Island (e-w) 3.30 Supasundae, Bacardys (e-w) 4.10 Kalondra, Eamon An Cnoic ( both e-w) 4.50 Santa Simona (NAP e-w) , Sinoria (e-w) 5.30 Any Second Now & Measureofmydreams (Both e-w) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email ‘Faugheen’ fans are hoping the veteran reels back the years to claim a fairytale victory in this afternoon’s Stayers’ Hurdle, the feature race on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival. The Willie Mullins trained 11 year old is the oldest of 18 runners, but is set to go off second favourite behind the heavily backed ‘Paisley Park.’ ‘Road To Respect’ ‘Footpad’ and ‘Monalee’ are vying for the favourites tag for the Ryanair Chase. The Grade One J-L-T Novices’ Chase opens the day’s proceedings at Prestbury Park at 1.30. George McDonagh previews the action…last_img read more