HURLERS CO-OP DRAW-Tickets for the Hurlers Co-op draw are now on sale through the promoters within the parish. There are 5 monthly draws with a car top prize in each draw as well as holidays and numerous cash prizes.
Tickets cost €50 or €10 per draw and they can be purchased on the Young Irelands website, www.youngirelands.gaa.ie
You can purchase tickets during the under-age coaching session on Monday evenings between 6.30 and 7.30pm.
MISS PEPPERPOT CONTINUES DANNY’S WHIRLWIND SPELL-Danny Mullins has enjoyed golden spell lately having partnered Pineau De Re to win the Ulster National as well as riding his 1st Grade One victory at the Punchestown Festival when Mount Benbulben ran out a landslide victory of the Champion Novice Chase.
Displaying his versatility, Danny piloted Inis Meain on the flat to a highly impressive victory in the Martin Maloney Listed Stakes in Limerick on the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Returning to the jumps for the Killarney Festival, Danny won the feature race on day two of the Festival, the McSweeney Arms Hotel Handicap Steeplechase.
Riding the 7/1 shot Miss Pepperpot for the Francis Flood stable, Danny was pulling hard on the 9-year-old from early in the race to, and it was to the young mans perseverance that he kept in contention all through.
Having been driven along down the back straight on the final circuit, Miss Pepperpot was very much in contention turning for home, and he took the lead approaching the second last fence.
The staying on Carlingford Lough loomed largest to mount a strong challenge at the final fence, and threw down the gauntlet, but Miss Pepperpot responded resiliently and Danny determinedly pulled out all the stops for a precious and deserved victory.
Meanwhile, Danny’s Dad Tony saw a few of his horses perform well at the Killarney Festival also.
Roi Des France finished 3rd in the bumper on the Day one of the Festival in which The Sizzler trained by Mooncoin’s Eoin Doyle ran out a decisive winner, while on Day two of the Festival, Sam Da Vinic finished 2nd in the Ross Golf Club Maiden Hurdle.
HENNESSY STRIKES DOUBLE FINAL GLORY-There was double final success for Paul Hennessy last Saturday week when Ringtown Snowy gave the leading Greyhound trainer a 6th victory in the Ladbrokes 600 final at Shelbourne Park, while in Limerick on the very same evening, Locanmon Bridie snatched victory with a storming finish to come from 3rd place on the final bend to storm up the inside and land the Roche Feeds Oaks Final in Limerick.
ST. MARYS CHURCH-St. Marys Church will be open for visitors this year on Thursday June 6th and will remain open till the end of August.
A number of full time guides will be appointed, and this year the Church will be under the same OPW administration as Jerpoint Abbey in Thomastown.
YOUNG IRELANDS GAA CLUB LOTTO-Young Irelands GAA Club have just launched a new facility to play the Club Lotto online as they continue to raise funds for the clubs development.
The club lotto has been running for the past 5 years, and the new facility will be of additional benefit to those who wish to play the Lotto weekly and it will bring the Lotto to a much wider audience.
The online facility has been launched via the Internet and is now available on the Young Irelands website www.youngirelands.gaa.ie
This facility allows players to play regardless of where they are based, and it also allows Lotto players to have full control from their own home or form their smartphone.
You can elect to play for 50 draws at a cost of €100 - €2 per week – 25 draws for €50 and 10 draws for €20.
The Jackpot for each draw is a minimum of €1,500 rising by €150 each week with the maximum draw worth €12,700.
This weeks Jackpot is worth €9,900.