Your Guide to The Irish Challenge at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival
The Cheltenham Festival has been particularly kind to Irish trainers in
recent times and the raiding party crossing the Irish Sea for the upcoming
renewal continues to take shape. With eight winners in 2015 and seven last
year, Willie Mullins again leads the Irish challenge with Gordon Elliott and
Henry de Bromhead also set to be well represented at the four-day.
The likes of
Melon, Apple’s Jade, Vroum Vroum Mag, Douvan and Yorkhill will travel with
every chance of adding to the impressive tally of Irish winners at the first of
the main spring festivals.
February at 8pmVenue: Sallynoggin
Inn, Dun LaoghaireDetails: All
proceeds to Blackrock HospicePanel: Hugh Cahill MC,Davy Russell,Donn
Maclean,Andrew Macnamara,Shark Hanlon plus Paddypower representative
Date: Thursday 23rd February
Venue: Westgrove Hotel, Clane, Co Kildare (7.30pm)
Panel: Eddie O’Leary, Katie Walsh, Conor O’Dwyer. MC Mark Costello.
Details: Organised by Clongowes Wood students in aid of Lesotho community project.
Date: Thursday, February 23rd Venue: Great National Ballykisteen Golf HotelDetails: Tickets €10 - Proceeds to Special Olympics. Organised by Tipperary
Racecourse Supporters Club & Tipperary Lyons ClubPanel: MC: Pat Healy, Pat Brennan (Tote), Tommy Lyons (Examiner), Enda
Bolger, Tom Hogan and Tom Mullins.
Date: Tuesday February 28th at 8pmVenue: Larry Tompkins Sports Bar (8pm)Panel: Nina Carberry, Enda Bolger, Tony Mullins.Details: All proceeds will go towards Crumlin Childrens Hospital.
Date: Tuesday 2nd March
Venue: Ollie’s Bar, Moneygall
Panel: David Mullins, Jonathan Burke, Denis Hogan, Gordon Elliot, Olly Murphy, Tom Hogan, Charlie Swan
Details: In association with BETDAQ and in aid of the Irish Injured Jockeys fund. Contributions to Pieta House also. More details to follow.
Date: Friday 3rd March @8pm Venue: Peadar Browns Pub, Clanbrassil St LowerDetails: All proceeds in aid of the Irish Injured Jockeys fund. Tickets are €10 and will include a free €5 pp betPanel: TBC
Date: Saturday 4th March
Venue: The Cross Guns, Navan, Co Meath.
Panel: Noel Meade plus others to be announced.
Details: More information to follow.
Date: Monday 6th March at 7.30pm
Venue: Westgrove Hotel, ClanePanel: Richard Pugh (MC), Mark Walsh, Johnny Burke, Jamie
Codd, Eddie Harty, and Thom Malone. Details: 3rd Annual Kildare Down Syndrome Speech and Language
service Cheltenham Festival Preview Night. Sponsored by Paddy Power.
Tickets €15 (includes €5 Paddy Power bet). Tickets available online at: https://billetto.ie/en/events/kildare-ds-cheltenham-festival-preview-night,
or at the door on the night. All proceeds in aid of the Kildare Down Syndrome
Speech & Language service.
Date: Monday 6th March at 8pm
Venue: Europa Hotel, Belfast
Panel: Gary O’Brien, Richard Hoiles, Mark Winstanley, David Casey, Noel Fehily, Neil Mullholland, Gordon Elliott, Brian & Ronan Graham, live telephone call with Tom Scudamore.
Details: Tickets £10, includes a £5 matched bet with Sean Graham.
Date: 8th March 2017 @ 8pm
Venue: Westmanstown Sports
& Conference Centre
Details: A Raffle will be held on the night with a
host of fantastic
prizes, including a trip for two
(2) to 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Tickets available at (01) 8207888. All proceeds in aid of ‘St Francis
Hospice, Blanchardstown’Panel: Ivan Yeats Mc, Ruby Walsh, Barry Geraghty, Davy
Russell, Gordon Elliott, Dave Jennings (RP) And Paddy Power (Bookmaker)
Date: Friday 10th MarchVenue: Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal Panel: TBC
At Cheltenham 2017
Irish Jockeys & Trainers