Carrickedmond

Success: There were great scenes of joy and celebration in the Carrickedmond area on Thursday last at around 5pm when “Moon Dice” trained by local horse trainer Paul Flynn passed the finishing line in first place in Irelands richest hurdle race “The Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap” worth €135,000 to the winner at the Galway races. Live on RTE2 the scenes of celebration were evident for all to see as “Moon Dice” was led into the winning enclosure by Paul’s sister Rebeca and owners of the winning horse. This was indeed a great boost to the Flynn yard and recognition for all the hard work that Paul, Claire and all the staff put into their work at the Flynn stables. There were further scenes of celebration at the stables located in Aghanvally as “Moon Dice” and Paul arrived home from their great win at around 9.30pm on Thursday evening displaying the lovely glassware won earlier in the evening. The celebrations continued late into Friday morning. We all congratulate Paul, Claire the staff the owners of the horse from Co. Kilkenny and of course “Moon Dice” on this great win and wish Paul continued success on the racing track with all his other horses.

Success: There were great scenes of joy and celebration in the Carrickedmond area on Thursday last at around 5pm when “Moon Dice” trained by local horse trainer Paul Flynn passed the finishing line in first place in Irelands richest hurdle race “The Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap” worth €135,000 to the winner at the Galway races. Live on RTE2 the scenes of celebration were evident for all to see as “Moon Dice” was led into the winning enclosure by Paul’s sister Rebeca and owners of the winning horse. This was indeed a great boost to the Flynn yard and recognition for all the hard work that Paul, Claire and all the staff put into their work at the Flynn stables. There were further scenes of celebration at the stables located in Aghanvally as “Moon Dice” and Paul arrived home from their great win at around 9.30pm on Thursday evening displaying the lovely glassware won earlier in the evening. The celebrations continued late into Friday morning. We all congratulate Paul, Claire the staff the owners of the horse from Co. Kilkenny and of course “Moon Dice” on this great win and wish Paul continued success on the racing track with all his other horses.

GAA: Well done to the Carrickedmond senior footballers who recorded a great win over Newtowncashel on Friday evening last and now play Sean Connelly’s next weekend in a game that must be won to keep their hopes of playing in next year’s senior championship alive. All from the parish are asked to come out for this important game next weekend and cheer on the lads in this important game.

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