Sweet sixteen for Longford GAA Race Day

Alan Walsh


Alan Walsh



GAA Race Day

The 16th Longford GAA Race Day, sponsored by Nally Bros Hyundai in Ballymahon, and pictured at the launch are; Paddy Collum, Robin Nally, Martin Nally, John Nally, Barry Gilleran and Michael Quinn

The 16th Longford GAA Race Day, sponsored by Nally Bros Hyundai in Ballymahon, was launched last Thursday evening in Nally Bros impressive showroom.

It is Nally Bros second consecutive year to sponsor the race day which is the main County Board fundraiser and since its introduction back in 2003, it has raised almost €1.6 million.

Martin Nally said they were delighted to be associated with the event, which takes place on Wednesday, April 25 - the day of the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup. He also reminded those present that Nally Bros had plenty of deals for perspective car buyers.

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Longford GAA PRO Tommy McLoughlin was MC for the launch and Co Board Chairperson Eamon Reilly thanked Nally Bros for their support and he paid tribute to the organising committee of the race day.

Chairperson of the Race Day organising committee, Martin Skelly pointed out that one of the most enjoyable features of race day is the fact that so many Longfordians who may be living elsewhere are provided with the opportunity to meet up with each other and catch up.

He added, “It is incredible actually how many Longford people support the event, with up on 1,000 supporters gather in the tent in Punchestown each year to support the county and that is really great to see.”

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Tickets for this year's event are priced at €135 per person or table of ten €1,350. Contact Martin Skelly (086) 8040296, Albert Cooney (086) 8118580, Dublin Administrator Gerry Farrell 086 8309124 or any member of the Longford County Board Management Committee for tickets. Clubs also have tickets.

The Longford GAA Race Day will feature a Best Dressed Lady competition, four course meal, race card, celebrity tipster, bookies in pavilion and top class music by Declan Nerney and the MC on the day will be RTE’s Sinead Hussey.

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