Friday, September 12, 2014

MOAT KENNELS

 
 
 
 
 MOAT KENNELS
Mooncoin
 
 




At the end of the coursing season I paid a visit to Denis and Francis Fielding in Mooncoin.

They have enjoyed great success recently with their Moat line producing some super coursing stock
with notable domination in the Bitch classics in Clonmel.
Brood of the Year Moat Belle
with her dam Moat Elsa (right)
 

In the last two years to have produced winners of two Oaks and a Grace Bruton , is by any stretch of the imagination nothing short of a dream come true.
Live at Two
litter sister to Somelittlething and Smart Sadie


Moat Belle puppies
 
Francis and Denis one time Dairy Farmers
 have given up the milking to take care of their coursing stock and have a wonderful set up with fine saplings in the paddocks, and plenty of young pups .

 
Oaks winner
2014
Somelittlething
 
 
Collect Me Now
Grace Bruton 2014

 
Smart Ali
Oaks 2013
 
 
 
Moat Sadie ...now Smart Sadie

one to look out for in all ages . Sadie was a good winner of her trial stake in Waterford.  She ran some great courses in Clonmel before bad luck struck and should be one to feature in your fantasy coursing list.


SUMMER WEDDINGS

Its been a busy time throughout the summer as coursing folk get their weddings out of the way before the season starts again.

Ive been lucky enough to attend a few of these weddings between some of Coursings finest folk.

Starting in May when our esteemed judge John Oconnell married the love of his life Kate, near Tralee .  It was a lovely wedding for close family.

Then the end of June saw Grainne OConnor and Kieran Fitzgerald getting married in Scartaglen going onto Tralee for their reception. 


Last but not least Elaine Guiney and Robert Green who tied the knot in the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare......May I wish you all a happy life full wonderful times ahead




 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Co LIMERICK CC ...JP McMANUS IRISH CUP


Very enjoyable meeting....well done to the working members for running this huge meeting in a faultless manner.

The Finals were amazing with very competitive rounds ,....very exciting semi finals with great dogs winning.

A great sporting gesture from the Fields to run both dogs and give us a great final.   Wonderful to see Central Heroine pull of a second win.....She certainly threw down the challenge in the first round and never dropped her guard.

And our Irish cup winner was out of the top draw.  trained for the day....faultless.  congratulations to owners....trainers and breeders.....but more so to the wonderful Snowy.....a prize of a bitch.

PHOTOS CAN BE SEEN HERE


 JP McMANUS IRISH CUP


WINNER
NEWINN WONDER
Razor Ashmore ex Newinn All In
OWNER New-inn-all-over-syndicate
BREEDER New-Inn-Lemon-Syndicate

RUNNER UP
ESHWARY LEADER
Mafi Magic ex Itellyoumikey
OWNER Mr. Brendan Keogh & Mr. Simon Senyk
BREEDER Mr. Michael Heeney



 PATSY BYRNE SELECT BITCH STAKE


WINNER
CENTRAL HEROINE
Adios Alonso ex Central Accord
OWNER Mr. Brendan Duffy
BREEDER Mr. Brendan Duffy

RUNNER UP
NEEDHAM PINE
Derby Pines ex Needham Time
OWNER Mrs. Una O'Sullivan & Mr. Brendan Matthews
BREEDER Mr. Brendan Keogh


 BILL CHAWKE IRISH PLATE 2014


WINNER
NEEDHAM DANGER
Bexhill Eoin ex Lisloose Rain
OWNER Mr. John Boyle
BREEDER Mr. Liam Lynch

RUNNER UP
IN CAHOOTS
March Is On ex Uptown Dilemma
OWNER Mrs. Noreen Mcmanus & Mr. Kieran Mcmanus
BREEDER Mr. John Browne


 WOODLANDS HOUSE HOTEL IRISH PURSE 2014


WINNER
KYLE ROGER
Kingsmill Dynamo ex Uptown Dilemma
OWNER Mrs Marie Field
BREEDER Mr. John Browne

RUNNER UP
KYLE DIXIE
Kyle James ex Dixie Darlin
OWNER Mrs Marie Field
BREEDER Mr. John Murphy


 EARL OF DUNRAVEN DOG PUPPY STAKE



WINNER
CRAFTY WHO
Castle Pines ex Crafty Estado
OWNER The-divilly-family-syndicate
BREEDER Mr. Brian Divilly

RUNNER UP
TYNWALD ASH
Razor Ashmore ex Jamaica Jane
OWNER Mr. Terry Corden
BREEDER Mr. Erwin Birkmyre


CU CHULAINN BAR BITCH PUPPY STAKE




WINNER
NEEDHAM MARIE
Bexhill Eoin ex Gadget Girl
OWNER Mr. Brendan Matthews
BREEDER Mr. Brendan Matthews

RUNNER UP
FLOW ON JESS
Bexhill Eoin ex Qualityandgold
OWNER Mr. Stephen Dobie & Mr Graeme Thompson
BREEDER Mrs. Catherine O'Meara


 KYLE JAMES CHAMPION WORKING MEMBERS STAKE



WINNER
HAZORS WOOD
JoOhnny Casanova ex Fleetwood Denise
OWNER Mr. Damien Lynch & Mr. Thomas Hayes
BREEDER Mr. David Harrington

RUNNER UP
TENNESSE LAD
Sheeraghs Mocara ex Castlemartyr Sal
OWNER Mrs. Breda Cunningham
BREEDER Mr. Patrick Cunningham




Monday, February 24, 2014

A Day At Jackdaws Castle With Tom O'Neill





 Give Tom a hand with raising money for Cancer Research…..Tom will be riding in a race at Cheltenham on March the 11th and you can help him with sponsorship on the link CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR TOM



Enjoy the video and thanks to Lar and Redmills

Sunday, February 23, 2014

IRISH CUP TRIALS




 Trials were run in Patrickswell....all went well and the ground is in good condition considering the recent weather.

The draw will be held tonight and all are welcome....The draw will be up ASAP

HARE PICTURES

PICTURES FROM THE TRIALS and pictures of the Hare Park



















Thursday, February 20, 2014

TIPPERARY ....the end is near


 Always a great atmosphere at this meeting as we near the end of the season.  This season as been one that clubs can be proud of as hare husbandry has been at its highest.  Tipperarys hares were in great form , a credit to the workers as this was a week of horrendous weather,



PICTURES FROM THE MEETING

JUNCTION ALL AGE CUP
WINNER

RES (B) LEGION EXPRESS
Murtys Gang ex Walk a Way

RUNNER UP
JACKSONS LANE
Lochbo Butch ex Aghadown Laura



ALL AGE BITCH STAKE
WINNER

UPTOWN BLISS
Kyle James ex Cillowen Gra

RUNNER UP
LISCANNY ROSE
Mafi Magic ex Coolree Keeper



CHAMPION PUPPY STAKE
WINNER

ISLE OF DREAMS
Kingsmill Dynamo ex Eshwary Star

RUNNER UP
MUST NAME HIM
Trajectory ex Fingal Floss



LATTIN & EMLY STAKE
WINNER

BUNNOW HULAHUL
Mafi Magic ex La Madrina

RUNNER UP
HIGH RISE
Kingsmill Dynamo ex Polar Misty



INTER CLUB STAKE
WINNER


REDHAIRED MARY
Musical Time ex Lakyle Lexi

RUNNER UP
BRICKLANE BOBBY
Trajectory ex Hey Soul Sister

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

IRISH CUP HARE CATCHING









 I spent a day out with County Limerick gathering stock for the Irish Cup meeting.  Wew were lucky with the weather and  the tally is mounting up.  We spent the day on good dry land owned by member Liam Mann.

Last week was a great week for club members having taken bith the Derby and the TA Morris Stake

One interesting point ...A hare used in last years Semi Finals of the Irish Cup was caught.   Its common for clubs to recatch Hares from previous years.   These Hares are still heathy  and thriving a year after being released.   Much of this is due to the excellent heath care Hares receive after capture.  This includes treatment for worms and digestive troubles that kill wild hares.





Tuesday, February 11, 2014

KILFINANE OPEN COURSING


Had a great days Open Coursing with the Kilfinane Open Club last weekend.

The ground they run is superb and there are always good hunts with hares making their escapes to safety.

This is a wonderful new club and every meeting they hold just gets better .






THE McGRATH STAKE



  The McGrath Stake was won by Knockrour Angela owned by Kate Lynch (right)  Also present Shelia and John Lynch with Club President and nominator Tom Ryan



THE BILL MULCHAY CUP


The winners of the  Bill Mulchay Cup Inter Club Stake at Kilfinane Open Coursing . John Treacy with Wheres Your Mother  , representing Kilfinane. Also Present Shauna Treacy, Lule Stanton, John Treacy, Sean Oreadon and Paul Treacy with the dog




THE REALE CUP


The winner of the Reale Cup  was  Declan Reale`s Kates Shoes seen here with Sean O`Reardon


Taking cover in the strom


The Beaters return after doing a great job


Richard Fitzgerald who sang so well at the National Festival






Slipping duties were shared by 
Martin Mulchay and Mark Dowling
This ensured no hares were lost