A Successful Race Night at the Dogs

The Ennis Phoenix Twinning Board’s Race Night on Saturday last was a tremendous success and enjoyed by the large crowd who were present at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.  The Race Night was organised by the Twinning Board as a fundraiser for Ennis Youth projects.  The main benefactors will be St Annes Special School, Lifford, Ennis, the Cloughleigh School Band and the Ennis Youth Ambassador Programme. 

The feature race of the evening, the Ennis Lifts Elevation Sweepstake which was run over 525 yards, was won by Movealong Power – who was returned at the generous odds of 9 to 4 when beating Fab Phyllis in convincing style in a time of 28.56.  Ruth O’Shea representing Ennis Lifts presented the winning trophy to Movealong Power’s owner Mr William Barry from Kilmallock, Co Limerick.

Cloon Causeway won the Treacys West County sponsored race in a time of 29.13 beating Orlando Molly into second place with Mickey Ned finishing third. Sinead Cusack, Treacys West County, was on the winners podium for the presentation to Timold Gilbourne, Cloon Causeway’s owner.

The six winning Nominators for the Ennis Phoenix Race Night were Conor Brannock, C&G Murphy, Mangan’s Fancy, Website Usability, Water Quality Certification and Environmental Consultancy Services.

The raffle winner for the painting by Hillary Gilmore was Pat and Ailbhe Hogan from Barefield while the McGrath Family, also from Barefield, won a Lunch Voucher for the Dining Room in Ennis.  Second and third prizes went unclaimed on the night so the holder of a green ticket, No 51 – 55, has a fourball at Doonbeg awaiting him or her while the holder of a pink ticket, No 136 – 140, may have their hair styled at Hair by Ken Bradley when they bring along these tickets to any member of the Twinning Board.