Doon Coursing Club
The 2006 Doon and District Coursing Club’s annual two day meeting was run in Kilmoylan by kind permission of Joan and Seamie Barry on Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd of December. The Slipper for the meeting was Richie Quinn and the Judge was Tony Reddan. Although weather conditions were fairly good, the gale-
The main event on the card was the €2000 Corn Dun Bleisce, the all-
The Nom Ryan Memorial Cup, an eight runner all aged bitch stake, kindly sponsored by Nom’s sister Kay, was run in total on the Sunday. In the final of this stake, Kicking Queen (Mountleader Guest-
In the final of the Reserve Derby Trial Stake, which was sponsored by Millers Bar, Neds Express was smartly away from slips to take an early lead, but David Casey’s (Caherconlish) Killeagh Caesar (Droopys Caesar-
The Oaks Trial Stake, sponsored by Whelan’s Bar, was won by New Inn Model (Cool Blues-
The Working Members Stake and James Buckley Cup, sponsored by Mike Buckley’s Bar, for one-
The James Barry and Martin Lonergan Memorial Cup, sponsored by Johnsies Bar, was won in good style by Padraig Ryan and Lorraine Cannon’s (Kilcommin) Midge Wink, beating the Betty Buckley trained Miss Diesel in the final.
This year Doon Coursing Club prepares to run its seventy fifth meeting, the club having been formed in 1932. There have been many changes down through the years but thankfully the Club has survived and is now as vibrant as ever. We must give credit to the many dedicated Officers and Members, who down through the years put so much effort into ensuring that the club survived for the good of the Community. Many of them have gone to their eternal reward but will always be remembered in our hearts.
Finally I would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to all of our many sponsors and advertisers, especially those that sponsored the different stakes and made their premises available for very successful fund raising events. We would encourage the public to support them. We would also like to thank in a special way our many working members and junior members and all of those that contribute in any way to making the meeting a success. We look forward to seeing all of you again in 2007, when the meeting will be held on the 1st and 2nd of December, at the usual venue.