Punchestown 2018 Corporate Raceday - Another Fantastic Day Out For Kilmacud Patrons

Punchestown 2018 was another great outing – for evidence see Diarmuid O'Gallchobhair's excellent photo collection of the day below. 

The fairly sparse and intermittent showers afforded patrons availing of the comfort of the trackside pavilion -  close access to intimate viewing of the last fence and home straight. Once again we had the services of Robbie Irwin as MC par excellence. After Club Chairman, Peter Walsh's opening address - Robbie whetted the attendees' appetite with tipster’s recommendation and a preview of the upcoming races. After an excellent 3 course silver service lunch, the banter became more excited as the racing got under way - characterised by yelps from the winners and groans from the losers. Both the Raffle and Auction, key fundraisers, were well supported - we thank all the patrons and their guests once again for their generosity. The Best Dressed Ladies and Gents were received to popular acclaim. With the on course racing finished it was time to fill the wine bottles and the last event was the Ladies Stilletto Chase - the popular trek to the departing buses - allowing the more intrepid to continue their celebration in Kilmacs Bar back at Glenalbyn with the entertainment of the Manila Strings well in to the night.

 

The Raffle Winners proved very popular comprising

Prize                                                                                         Name 
JWT Holiday Package - Estoril                                              Jerry Barry
2 Senior All Ireland  Hurling Tickets Final 2018 x 2          David Robb
Acumen & Trust Package                                                     Helina Hayes
Case of Wine                                                                           Ernie Waterson
Irish Derby Package                                                               Niall Corcoran
Punchestown Annual Badge                                                Declan O'Reilly 
Rolling Stones 2 Tickets                                                        Mary Whiteley
Casanovas Restaurant for 2                                                 Jack Stevens
Aprile Restaurant for 2                                                          Jerry Hennessey
Bests Voucher (200)                                                               Emer Scully

Best Dressed Prizes sponsored by Rocks Jewellers

Best Dressed Lady  - Sophie Boisson

Best Dressed Gent - Alan Kelly 

We would like to thank the Punchestown Staff and organisers for making another memorable Punchestown 2018 - a key fundraiser for Hurling it has also grown in affection and acclaim over the years.

Thanks and Acknowledgments

Punchestown wouldnt happen without the diligent preparation of the organizing commitee ,in no particular order, Sean Allen, Peter Walsh, Ed Gibbons, Brendan Sweeney, Karen Beggins,Declan Herlihy, Gerry McGrath, Tom Rock.Brian Geraghty and Jim Ryan.

A feature of the day is the 'meet and greet' and ancillary support provided by our own young members - a big bualadh bos  to the Lassies, Ruth Linehan, Siobhan Murray, Anna Geraghty, Laura McCarthy & Isobel Forde ..and the Lads Padraic Lenehan, Dara Mac Gabhann, Brian Sheedy, Hugo Collins and Pado Gibbons