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THE whole county will soon go horseracing mad again and once again the Rooney family of Galway will sponsor the prize for the most winners at the Galway event.
All of the declarations have been finalised for tomorrow’s ‘Galway County Council Local Summer Festival’ which will see 74 runners and riders go to post for what promises to be a day of high excitement for owners and trainers alike.
Galway punters are gearing up to do battle with bookies again this year with the Cheltenham festival getting under way next week, March 12.
Colm Murray, the RTÉ sports broadcaster, was honoured on Saturday (September 15) at the 2012 Rehab People of the Year Awards “for his courageous, inspiring and moving response to a devastating diagnosis of motor neurone disease, and for his inspirational efforts in speaking out about the condition, the difficulties faced by those affected by it, and the need for a cure”, according to Angela Kerins, chief executive, Rehab, and chairperson of the adjudication committee.
Top jockey Ruby Walsh may be among the winners at Roscommon next Tuesday.
The all-new Galway Plate will spend the next twelve months on JP McManus' mantelpiece after Bob Lingo pounced late on long-time leader Casey Top to give trainer Thomas Mullins victory in the Galway Plate last evening, a year after his brother Willie took the race.
Following the success of last year’s “Mullingar Reads Together” project which saw over 1,000 people get into Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, the Home School Community Liaison Initiative has chosen Warhorse by Michael Morpurgo as this year’s treat.
Since opening its doors in 1852, the luxury four star Hotel Meyrick which overlooks the historic Eyre Square at the heart of Galway City has welcomed more than six million visitors.
• Galway sports stars Ollie Canning, Sean O Domhnaill and Ja Fallon are taking part in the 148km first stage of the ‘Race The Rás’ charity cycle in aid of GOAL and The Irish Cancer Society from Dunboyne to Portumna on Sunday. The three will begin each of the stages three hours before the professional riders begin their leg of the tour, which finishes in Skerries on Sunday week. In total, almost 100 members of the public will join more than 50 current and former GAA personalities to cycle at least one stage of the tour. They are hoping to raise in excess of €100,000 for the two organisations. Other GAA stars who have confirmed their participation include Sean Og Ó hÁilpín and Brian Corcoran, ex-Kilkenny star DJ Carey, Clare’s Tony Griffin and ex-Irish rugby international, Mick Galwey.
Willie Mullins has won more important races at the Cheltenham festival than the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle. However, I'm sure that very few winners he trains there will give the wider Mullins family greater satisfaction than seeing Sir Des Champs come from an almost impossible position, to secure victory in the final strides, in the second last race of last week's festival. For this observer, it was a fitting finale to what had been a wonderful week for Irish trained horses, and particularly those of Kilkenny man, Willie Mullins.