Punchestown 2017 - 15 years On

The Annual Kilmacud Crokes Corporate Race day, sponsored by Charlie Chawke and the Goat Bar and Grill was a bumper day - right from the off - from the first to the last hurdle

Not t-shirt weather but much better and drier than the forecast - a fleeting hailstone shower just after arrival gave rise to pleasant conditions and a bright view of the wonderful undulating Punchestown backdrop. Kilmacud Crokes Pavilion afforded patrons both warmth from the early summer chill and a great day's entertainment.

Great credit is due to the Crokes Organizing team for the long term planning and the last minute frenetic tweaks that always brings Punchestown together.

      A significant contribution  was delivered by our club helpers. Kudos to the lads Eoin, Ryan, Conor, Ciaran and the lassies, Anna, Siobhan, Laura & Isobel. In addition to props setup they did a great job with ushering, meeing & greeting and keeping the raffle and auction on track.

 MC Robbie Irwin kept patrons will informed and marshalled with all the races and activities. There was a great buzz and uptake with the raffle and Michael had great  effect in bumping the auction along. 

 There was great interest in the races and banter all the way into the evening culminating in the exodus back home; some more punctual  - for others, part of the punchestown craic, getting the bus is a treasure hunt.

 A special thanks to all our patrons and guests for supporting our club and day.