Monday, December 16, 2013

KILFINANE OPEN COURSING

Kilfinane Open Coursing
before the off

PICTURES FROM THE DAY


Sunday I had a fabulous day out Open Coursing in Kilfinane.  This is the second season running for this new Club and its going from strength to strength.  There was a huge turnout on what was the worst weather weekend we have had this year but it didnt stop the fabulous hunts.


Jim O`Brien Cup, winner, Next To Me, in his first run


Kilfinane has followed Kildorrery Open Coursing Club with a policy of Muzzling its runners and I must say I totally agree.....its my new year wish that all Open Clubs will follow this line.  The Coursing was super.....the hounds chased hard and the hares went on their way unharmed.


muzzled runners waiting to go to slips


I must say there were some great hunts and all dogs will have slept well in their beds that night.....along with the catchers!

just a few of the Young Beaters



JIM O`BRIEN CUP

It was very fitting for the Jim O`Brien Cup to be won by
NEXT TO ME
owned by the O`Brien Family and running for Kilfinane.

There was great joy from Ashling and sister Michelle at this win

trained by  Willie Mulcahy




MIKEY HANLEY MEMORIAL

winner Blaze and Glory


getting ready for the final

Owners John Carroll and Mike Dowling