Clubs to benefit from Holden Plant Day at Gowran Park

Brian Keyes

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Brian Keyes

Clubs to benefit from Holden Plant Day at Gowran Park

At the launch of Holden Plant Rentals Day were Gowran Park manager Eddie Scally with members of Ballyhale, Mullinavat and Kilkenny Hunt who will all be selling tickets for the day as a fundraising ven

Saturday, March 10 sees racing return to Gowran Park Racecourse for its Holden Plant Day supported by both Holden Plant Rentals and Irish Machinery Auctions - and local clubs are set to benefit in a joint fundraising venture.
This new dimension with some local clubs will see them benefit from the day with Mullinavat GAA Club, Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA Club and The Kilkenny Hunt all using this fixture as a platform to raise much needed funds.
John Kennedy of Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA Club commented “this is a brilliant imitative for the three clubs involved and the support we have received from both Gowran Park and Paul Holden has been unbelievable. Paul and Catherine are the main sponsors for all three clubs and we were delighted when Eddie Scally and Paul approached us about using this race day to raise funds. All clubs have been pushing ticket sales hard since early January and we are expecting a bumper crowd on the day. We have all been allocated an equal section of the Corporate Hospitality for the day and these are selling out quickly. The whole package is working out really well and we hope the public will get out and support our clubs”
Eddie Scally General Manager of Gowran Park explained “Holden Plant Rentals Day is our final jumps fixture of the 2017/18 campaign and has been growing steadily since we started it five years ago. We are delighted that Irish Machinery Auctions have come on board this year and wish this new company the very best into the future. The fund-raising element has worked very well over the past number of years particularly with our Kilkenny Hurlers Day which will happen on June 23 this year. We decided in 2018 we would open this up to some clubs on selected dates and thankfully Paul Holden suggested bringing Ballyhale Shamrocks, Kilkenny Hunt and Mullinavat GAA club in for his day and all three organisations have worked really hard to make this the success I know it will be.”
Aside from top class National Hunt Racing patrons can enjoy a Children’s Play Area, Live Music, Food and the Rugby between Ireland and Scotland which will be shown on all the TVs inside and on the Giant Screen outside.
For tickets visit www.gowranpark.ie or contact the clubs you want to support.