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Ennis on track at Michael Egan Memorial race

THE 40th anniversary of the Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare Athletic Club and the Michael Egan Memorial four-mile road race and fun walk attracted a huge turnout of athletes from all over Ireland and the world, along with a fine number of walkers to Quilty.In the senior men’s event a star-studded field of athletes went to the start and a four and a half minute first mile from Galway City Harriers’ athlete Garry Staunton saw the Irish international athlete beat Rory Chesser, Ennis Track, in a very fast time of 19mins.10secs with Jason Fahy, Olympic Harriers, coming third. The team title and the Michael Egan Shield went to Ennis Track ahead of Galway City Harriers, Craughwell and last year’s title-holders West Limerick.First time visitor to Quilty, Andrea Viger from Boulder Express Colorado, USA, recorded a big win in the senior ladies race in a time of 24mins.13secs she had just 20 seconds to spare over Eimear Martin, Sportsworld, with Tracy Guilfoyle third. …

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Newmarket edge out Lifford

  Newmarket Celtic A 4 Lifford 3 IN a high-scoring tie, Newmarket Celtic defeated Lifford by a single goal in this premier league tie at McDonough Park on Sunday.Newmarket raced into an early 2-0 lead with goals from Eoin O’Brien and Eoin Hayes. Lifford were reduced to 10 men when Niall White was sent off but they pulled one back when Ryan Boyle scored from the penalty spot before Fabrice Baptista hit the equaliser from a free-kick.Newmarket were back in front at the break following another goal from Eoin Hayes. Entering the final quarter, Lifford were reduced to nine men when Roberto Pinto picked up a second yellow card. With ten minutes to go they levelled through  Gary McNaboe.Newmarket came back when Eoin O’Brien struck for what proved to be the winning  goal. Newmarket Celtic A: Seamus Lawlor; Mark O’Malley, David O’Grady, Michael Devitt, Mark Donnellan, Eoin O’Brien, Mike O’Malley, Gary Browne, John Paul Healy, Eoin Hayes, Kieran Devitt.Sub: Gary …

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Newmarket trainer wins $2m Dubai race

LOS Angeles-based Newmarket-on-Fergus race horse trainer Carl O’Callaghan trained Kinsale King to win the $2m Group 1 Golden Shaheen at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai last Saturday.Ridden by Garrett Gomez and owned by Dr Patrick Sheehy from Cork, Kinsale King became the ninth American-based horse since 2000 to win the race.The race unfolded exactly as O’Callaghan predicted last week. Garrett Gomez kept Kinsale King behind the Japanese horse Laurel Guerreiro for the first quarter-mile, engaged the leader on the turn and took the lead in early stretch before holding off Rocket Man to win by a half-length. Kinsale King ran about six furlongs in 1.10.89.On December 6, 2009, Kinsale King won the $100,000 Vernon Underwood Stakes Grade 3 at Hollywood Park, LA.“He had a lot of issues with his feet, a lot of quarter-crack problems. My blacksmith, Robert Guest from England, is a real talent. I worked him on the turf at Del Mar to save his feet and got him …

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