Friday, January 29, 2010

CLONMEL PHOTOS

Do you want a photo of your dog at Clonmel?

 Ring me on 0872712156 and prebook with the dogs name..........I will try my hardest.

Photos taken on the first or second day can be picked up at the meeting the next day

 Good Luck to you all

     Yvonne

FOSTER MOTHER

A Foster Mother is needed...........ring 0872405326..........if you know of one   

 Thankyou

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ROSCOMMON

Another St Stevens Day meeting that was put back............A bonus for me , Ive never managed to take in a Roscommon metting as it clashes with my local club.     Run at the excellent Roscommon racecourse. the fercilities are first class and the club a very friendly one, who run a first class meeting.   The hares were in great order and we saw some good work ...........great meeting

judge Paul Horan
The only complain could be about the fog..........but strangely this never seems to cause a problem to the dogs.  Not one unsighted course..........and the same could be said about the foggy day at Urlingford.. It can only be that coursing in the fog takes away other distractions from a dogs vision and they only see the hare in front.
With this in mind..........im sorry for the quality of the photos.......but after the last month its great to get out coursing again

CASTLEREA ALL AGE STAKES

Winner: BIG MANS BLUFF
R Up: TY BACH

A second win of this Cup for owner / breeder Aiden Tynan  with Big Mans Bluff.  He ran with great conviction all day for a deservng win.  Fom the Cillowen Blonde line, his dam. Florries a Lady is also grandam of Oaks winner Fortuna..........a good tough line



Big Mans Buff



 
Sales DÒlivira, Jackie Farrell and Aiden Tynan


Padraic Moahan presents the trophy to Aiden Tynan

 
 Big Mans Bluff
Runner up was Ty Bach for owners Mal Thomas and Seamus Barry,  by Multibet out of Ashmore Lady this fella is a litter brother of Downturn and Pleasant Sight..............one from the Safety Leader line
  
Ty Bach
 


Spur Majestic and Volga Sunrise


DERBY TRIAL STAKE
Winner: COLOSSAL STORM
R Up: MARSHALS HENRY

All to play for .........last chance to grab a ticket and the spoils go to Colossal Storm.  owned by the Colossal syndicate.....trained by George Gallery who also bred his Dam,  Lantern Lady..  This was Georges 2nd TS win this weekend having taken the Tubbercurry Derby TS with Him Over There                                  Colossal Storm is  repeat mating to Cillowen Harbour ..........this litter contains four qualifiers, bred by Patricia Ryan,   Prevelance, Medieval Quarter and Mailroad George.   The first was as good ,and is breeding on through Harbour View


 
Sarah McNamara presents the trophy to Niall Warren
Others inc ..James, Jane and Patrick McNamaraBrigid Franks
Frank Boyd, John Keen , Fiona Ryan, Denis Gould, George Gallery, Paddy Mullen, John Caulfield

Niall Warren, George Gallery, Leona Ryan

The Final
Marshals Henry
Runner up was Bill Roches.....Marshals Henry..........a semi finalist twice this year.  His dam Marshals Suzie is a Trial Stake winner and a multiple cup winner. She has been a gem in the breeding paddocks for Bill and Marie Roche...Marshals Hunter....twice winner of the Ladies International...., Lady Bellvue a TS winner and Grace Burton runner last year....Marshals Pearl .....a grace Burton runner this year and many other TS winners to her credit.   Interestingly Marshals Suzie comes from a Track bitchline


OAKS TRIAL STAKE
Winner: RUNAWAY ABBEY
R Up: SUMMERFIELD BEX

This years leading breeder , Dermot O`Sullivan finnished on a high taking the Oaks with Susan McCarthys Runaway Abby.............a cracking lady who ran with great dash.........a semi finalist twice already this year.
A Castle Pines pup out of Vacume Bluegirl a daughter  of Vacume Inn



Well Done!

The Vacume Kennels have been on a roll this year with qualifiers galore from many different broods.......all steming from the great Lady Vacume.....herself a grandaughter of Safety Leader..........this amazing line has so many branches producing top class broods. 

Marie Delaney present DermotO`Sullivan with the Delaney cup.
Also in photo is Me. Martina Ryan, owner Susan McCarthy, Brigid Frank Declan Murphy
Joe Cribben, Jack Galvin, Damien Delaney and Gerry Quigley


Dermot and Susan with Abbey



ru Summerfield Bex

Both finalist looked handy pups and should add silverware to the shelf next year..........Summerfield Bex is highly regarded by conections and her performance today comfirmed this.

Owned by Jean Carr,  Summerfield Bex is a sister to Silent Turbo..............her dam..............Silent Beauty is a sister to Windfarm,  Curtins Lough , Come on the Mac.........others from Silent Beautys  dam....Goon The Mac include.....Aristo Magic and Windfarm Lady..........a great Classic winning damline that goes back to the Cillowen Gold

THE WORKING MEMBERS


Divided by ROS BLU and NOTABADSUB

There was no Final for this Stake when it was decided to divide the Cup after a injury to Notabadsub.
Notabadsub



Ros Blu

 
presenting the Cup is Johnny Caulfield to owners.....Gerry Quigley  and Micky Menton


INTERCLUB STAKES

This turned out to be a good victory for the Westport CC.............Two members reached the Final

winner ROONAGH GEAL     ru JUNINHO LEE

 
Roonagh Geal 


The Final 
  
Jininho Lee 







a pat for the winner






Sponsor Martin Tucker presents the Inter track trophy to winner Pat Hoban
also present are Gerry and Tom Morris, Paddy Mullan , Billy Cannoughton, John Caulfield
and members of the Westport Coursing Club

Sunday, January 24, 2010

THANKYOU



 The season is drawing to a close and today we saw the last Clonmel qualifiers run.............I would like to take 5 minutes to thank all Clubs for making me so welcome and helping with this blog!

90% of the clubs ive visited this year have never met me before and the way I have been welcomed has blown me away and it says alot for the coursing people as a whole.



My last club did not let me down and I thank them for making me feel so at home.........Thankyou Roscommon CC.....xx



Roscommon CC Working Member

While the weather was nott ideal for photos...........FOG..................the coursing was great and the hares even better!!

Paul Horan

Its of great credit to the excellent hare husbandry teams how good the hares have been this year and Roscommon were praised highly by the Wildlife Rangers who I chatted to before I left for home.

report for meeting will be up over the next few days...........im off to Clonmel Trials in the Morning

Saturday, January 23, 2010

FINAL QUALIFIERS

BALLYMENA


DERBY TRIAL STAKE

Winner: CENTRAL MENTOR

R Up: CALL THE FIXER



OAKS TRIAL STAKE

Winner: SPRUCE STORY


R Up: QUICK CLUE





KILCREEVIN BALLYMOTE

DERBY TRIAL STAKE

Winner: STIFF TEST




R Up: RAZOR ASH



OAKS TRIAL STAKE

Winner: BURNPARK SADIE

R Up: CENTRAL ACCORD





TUBBERCURRY

DERBY TRIAL STAKE

Winner: HIM OVER THERE

R Up: COYLES HILL



OAKS TRIAL STAKE

Winner: TULLAMOY QUEEN




R Up: CRAFTY FRAZELLO

SONAS AMBER
Clonakilty oaks winner



QUALITY AND DASH
Sevenhouses Oaks winner



Sunday, January 17, 2010

BORRISOLEIGH....at last!

The Field before the freeze

At long last Borrisoleigh was able to run their St Stevens day meeting.........and I must say it was well worth waiting for. The ground was in excelent condition and the hares were in fantastic form. It must be said that the team have worked their socks off keeping these hares on the boil for so long, and to have them come out and run the dogs ragged after so long shows how well fed they have been during the month long freeze.....a special mention goes out to the Hare husbandry team of Micheal Ryan, Micheal Collins and John McGrath....Thankyou.

Fidelma Ryan and Doreen Burke made sure everyone had a warm welcome in the catering tent



HITCHIN POST CUP
Winner: ALARM TIME
R Up: CHUBBYS GOLD

Alarm Time was a deserving winner of this Cup.........putting up a faultless display.  Owned by Dave Hickey and Christy Ryan and trained by Kevin Barry..
AlarmTime won the working members in Cashel so expect to see him at the Irish Cup where he could be in the shake up of the  champion Working Members Stake .




Alarm Time

By Musical Time out of Patsy Byrnes Call Up, a Grace Burton winner in 2007.........she is starting to make a name for herself in the breeding paddocks.......Her Musical Time litter included Castleisland , were a july litter that ran lightly as pups. However this years litter to Janey Mac Aroo she has two Derby qualifiers in Kerry Calling and Kerry Call..........Call up is bred by Micheal Quilter out of his fine brood Tequila Rose.........she hails from the Safety Leader bitch line



The Final





ru Chubbys Gold
Chubbys Gold is owned by Conor O`Meara, out of Oaks winner Qualityandgold. A November 07 whelp that missed out on his puppy year........He is by Bexhill Eoin, a sire who seems to be clicking with the O`Meara quality broods.



Brian Divilly presents the Cup to trainer Kevin Barry.
also present..Micheal Collins, John Mulchay and David O`Sullivan
 
Semi finalist Shoestown Blue....this fella was running well but saw a bit of work in the quarter finals
 
semi finalist Punters Paradise


ALL AGE BITCH STAKE
Winner: ASHTOWN AMY
R Up: HERHAIRWASBLAK

Ashtown Amy was in spectacular form this day , dispite a quality field she romped home in every course. a well deserved win and will now take her place in the Grace Burton . On this form expect her to put up a big show.  Last years win at Clonmel showed she likes the field. winner of the "Spirit of Mischief" Stake she then went on to run in the Select All Age Bitch Stake at the Irish Cup meeting where she was beaten by the winner Oilean Dream in the Semi final.   A winner of two Cups and a beaten Finalist this year secures her Clonmel place.


 Ashtown Amy
 
By Droopys Ceasar out of Ballymac Kanu and owned by the Barony syndicate from Dingle.  She is trained by Pat Curtin

Finalists

owners Mossy O`Donnell , Denny Murphy Frank Scalon and Matt Malone recieve their trophy from Philly Bourke
 
 ru...Herhairwasblak
Herhairwasblak was runner up again...........a place in Clonmel hung in the balance for both finalistsso there was much at stake.
Out of  Cathleen&Donal OConnells good brood Giveittopaddy, and by Bar Time, Donal can take consolation that Daniel Finnian and Enjoythesunshine will represent Giveittopaddy at Clonmel

 Herhairwasblak and Coolree Keeper
 
Peake Treasure, ran well



Gortglass Cindy semi finalist


DERBY TRIAL STAKE
Winner: COOGA RUBY
R Up: JINGLES



Cooga Ruby
All the Cooga kennel ran well at this meeting .........Rubys litter sister put a good show in the Oaks TS.

By Courst house...........a sire who has had some nice pups running this year...........out of Cooga Annie.....................a very decent courser herself.............a winner of 4 cups and a Grace Burton runner.
In the breeding paddocks she has produced two Clonmel qualifiers from her Court House litter..........the Other being  Same Over.........a winner at Nenagh............others of note inclued Cooga Johnson and Cooga Moll





The Final

John McGrath presents the trophy to Johnny McLoughlin, also present Shane , Bill , and Thomas McLoughlin, Daniel MeherGerry Kirby and Brian Divilly (president ICC)




ru  Jingles

ru  Jingles
A smashing dog is Jingles and next season watch out for him in Cups............He put in some super runs , ran below form in the final.........but thats coursing.
By Trajectory out of Billa Og..........the litter has been decent without getting the luck.........Formcrior Wally, All The Ditches and Peggys Man all putting up good shows in trial Stakes this year


Gortglas Stunner



Master Mile
This fella is one to keep a eye on..........unlucky not to go through







OAKS TRIAL STAKE
Winner: NOTINDISPUTE
R Up: CHINESE

A good quality Oaks trial stake was hard fought at this meeting...........with 3 or 4 Clonmel quality bitches walking away with no ticket...........the winner looks decent.

Notindispute


Another qualifier for Thomas O Donovan, a young trainer who has made a excellent start to his training career..............Notindispute is owned by Joe Dolan and Kevin Smith.  Joe is a enthusiastic organiser of the Classic 600 Club so has a busy week ahead of him.


`Bred in the purple ...........Notindispute is by this years stud sensation Bexhill Eoin out of Oaks winner Chubbys Accord............Accords first litter and it contains 3 TS winner, Lisloose Accord, Quality and Dash and Notindispute.........and another two that have Run Up a final!
The breeders,  Seamus and Catherine O`Meara have had a amazing year............both in the breeding paddocks and on the coursing field, with this lovely line.....


The Final

 
RU Chinese

Chinese was the very gallent runner up............she was running on top of her form but sadly , after leading from slips was worn down by Notindispute who won by a lengh.

Owned and bred  by Paddy Fitzgerald and trained by Jerry Griffin............Chinese stems from the Smokey Flavour line, her dam Judgement was a TS winner in Glin..........this litter is by the ever reliable Matt Hyland

Micheal Ryan presents the Cup to joint owners Joe Dolan and Kevin Smith



Cooga Netty
Cooga Netty put up a good show...........litter sister to Derby TS winner Cooga Ruby


Mustang Spiral and Sudden Cheer





WORKING MEMBERS...Rathmoy Stake

Winner  SHES A FUGITIVE.........ru FLAG ME IN

Working members are always hotly contested ........and of course the winners get to run in the Working Members Championship at the Irish Cup meeting...........

The winner is trained by Pat Lee and owned by the Fairy Five O syn .....John Carroll, Pat McCormack and Tyna Carey.............she is a sister to Da Fugitive.....a Cup and TS winner at Thurles



Shes a Fugitive


Shes a Fugitive and Rosmult Lily

The workers Final



ru......Flag Me In

Flag Me in...the runner up............is owned by  localman......Jason Maher (Janey Mac Aroo x Maxwells Guest)

John Carroll & Shes A Fugitive


Jerry Ryan presents trophy to John Carroll
also present..Pat Lee , Brian Divilly, Fairly Cormack, John McGrath , Loraine and Charlie Carroll



GLENKEEN DUFFERS

Winner RED STONE............ru MOTHER NATURE

Red Stone  was a four lengh winner of the Duffers, owned and trained by Richard Maher, (Beakstone Jim x Hoping for one)

Red Stone




Final



ru Mother Nature
RU Mother Nature, by Pheonix Paddy out of Canaska Whitey is owned by Frank Tynan and Oliver Morriarty



Brian Divilly and Matt Stapleton present the trophy to Richie Maher and Trevor Connors



PALLAS STAKES DUFFER

winner KEY STORY..........ru  VALKYRIE

Gilly Ryan struck again in the Pallas stake with Key Story..............by Droopys Ceasar out of   Key View



Key Story




 ru  Valkyrie
Micheal Lowry and Patrick Clancys Valkyrie was a gallent runner up
Top Honcho x Lonesome Jackie

Final




Micheal Collins, Brian Divilly , Matty Ryan, Gilly Ryan and John McGrath