*Donal Cooney. Photograph: Ruth Griffin
MEMBERS OF THE Cooney clan from O’Callaghans Mills had three winners in Limerick track last weekend.
By Michael Maher
There was an extra night’s racing at Limerick Greyhound Stadium for spectators to enjoy in the last week.
On Friday last, Killuran Johnny obliged in a novice 525 for O’Callaghan Mills owner Gary Cooney, a son of Pestana and Border Electric, his winning time was 29.71.
Daystar, a son of Malachi and Rockalong Aqua recorded a first career success for The McNamara’s from Tulla with a 30.31 victory.
The performance of the evening went to Rockmount Skiddo for Shane Flanagan of Ennis, a son of Droopys Jet and Rockmount Royce, he stopped the clock in a career best 28.64.
Mary Crotty from O’Briensbridge was in the winner’s enclosure with Inislosky Cher who recorded her second career success in 29.44, Cher is a daughter of Malachi and Fire Height Cher.
At the same venue on Thursday night last there was five Clare owned winners, first up was Cloneyogan Bear for Mullagh’s, Noel Moroney, recording career win number two, he stopped the clock in 29.53 in an A6 contest, Bear is a son of Pestana and Cloneyogan Flash.
April Rain was to the fore for Ennistymon’s Tom Flanagan with a lively 29.02 victory in an A2 contest, a daughter of Romeo Recruit and Trembling Juliet, this was her seventh career success.
Snuggie Archie landed career win number ten for Newmarket-on-Fergus’ Myles Cummins, with a 29.20 victory. Archie is a son of Paddys Magic and Miles Girl.
There was a quickfire double for kennels of Donal Cooney in the concluding two races of the evening – Melbourne Flyer was never in trouble with a 29.09 victory in an A4 contest, owned by Darren Cooney this son of Good News and White Queen notched his second career success.
The double was completed by East Clare Way, owned by Frank O Meara and Padraig Minogue, this son of Pestana and Slippery Jade recorded the fastest run of the evening with a 29.01 effort.