12th Annual Punchestown Race day

Hurling and horses were the topic of conversation at Dublin’s famous Goat Grill, the location of the launch of the 2015 Kilmacud Crokes Punchestown Race Day.


The Race Day is now in its 12th year and takes place this year on Tuesday the 28th April.

It is very much a fixture of the Kilmacud Crokes Social and Corporate Calendar and has proved to be a wonderful day out for members and supporters of the famed Dublin GAA Club.

This year the event is being supported and sponsored by the legendary Limerick and Dublin Sports fanatic Charlie Chawke.


Charlie was joined by Ollie Baker, the Manager of Kilmacud Crokes, current Dublin Senior Hurling Champions along with some of the stars of the Club Team including Captain Sean McGrath and inter county stars Ryan O’Dwyer, Niall Corcoran and Rory O’Carroll.


Speaking at the launch Chairman of Kilmacud Crokes Hurling, Peter Walsh, said that he was delighted to launch the event which was an important part of the social fabric of the Club but also a key fundraiser for the generation of funds needed to support the activities in hurling from the Club from nursery to senior level.  2014 saw us crowned County Champions but ultimately go out of the All Ireland Series to eventual winners Ballyhale Shamrocks.


It all starts again in April when we take on St. Vincent’s in the first round of the championship and work is already underway.

The Kilmacud Crokes Punchestown Race Day is a crucial part of our fund raising efforts and the support of Charlie Chawke in coming behind the event is much appreciated.

Peter went on to say that the Goat is a landmark institution in the South Dublin Area and Charlie Chawke has been long associated with the GAA and with Kilmacud Crokes in particular.

Peter thanked Charlie for his support and for coming behind the efforts of the Club at all levels.


Charlie Chawke told those assembled that he was delighted to continue and extend his long association with Gaelic games and with Kilmacud Crokes in particular.  Charlie is a fan of all sports but hurling has a special place in his heart and he was delighted to welcome the Kilmacud Croke’s hurlers as County Champions and was further delighted to come on board as sponsor of the event.


He looked forward to a long association with the Club. He values many club members and supporters as his customers and club successes have been toasted on many occasions in the famous South Dublin venue.


The Kilmacud Crokes Punchestown Race Day is held on the 28th April 2015.

Tables are €1,500 and includes the following

  • Hosted in the  'Punchestown Pavilion' located directly at the last fence with private lawns
  • MC with celebrity tipsters to review the racecard before Lunch
  • Four Course Silver Service Lunch (Dobbins) served before the first race, (the only four course lunch served to the tables during Punchestown race week)
  • Complimentary wine served (4 bottles per table)
  • Tote Betting and Bookie Stands inside the room
  • Private Bar (closes one hour after last race)
  • Afternoon Tea and Snacks
  • Luxury coach transfers - from Stillorgan or City Centre to/from Racecourse
  • Evening Entertainment in The Goat Grill.

Further details can be obtained from the following

  • Peter Walsh 087 233 6475
  • Brendan Sweeney 086 043 9637
  • Sean Allen 087 255 1602,
  • Eamon O’Dwyer 087 2253048
  • Brian Geraghty 087 231 2378
  • Tim Dolphin 086 284 6216
  • Ed Gibbons 087 251 6262

 To downolad a copy of the booking form click on the following link: KilmacudGAA Bookling Form.pdf