The semi-finals of the Martin Ryan Transport Treaty Cup Open 350 featured on a twelve race card at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night last. The night ended with a terrific performance from Coolavanny Palm as she turned her A2 575 contest into a procession for David Hogan of Quilty.

A lady with awesome pace when she gets it right, Coolavanny Palm was a 3/1 chance at the off and she quickly made her intentions clear with a swift exit from trap three. Setting a relentless gallop down the back, there was never any danger to the daughter of Ballymac Best and Coolavanny Dame as she romped to a six length success over nearest rival, Grouchos Cain, in second. The time was a sparkling 31.27.

Friday nights Galway card featured the opening round heats of the W.G.O.B.A. A5 Try-Distance Stake with the opening round taking place over the 525 yards trip

In the concluding heat of the WGOBA A5 TRI-Distance Stake both Malbay Darla and Menmal Princess were away best in the centre of the track and racing towards the opening bend Menmal Princess held a narrow advantage over her rival. Despite moving slightly wide off the opening bend Menmal Princess extended her advantage to over two lengths entering the back straight as Nephin Tommie moved into third place. Approaching the penultimate corner, the Sarah Burke of Miltown Malbay owned Malbay Darla(Kinloch Brae-Malbay Ally) moved through on the leaders inner and once in front she edged away to defeat the staying on Danmar Corona by two and a half lengths in 29.53.

The S6 graded sprint contest went to the Mary Grace of Quin owned Inishodriscol trained by Stephen Murray of Sixmilebridge who made it two wins from two career starts as he proved half a length too good for Caislean Ciara in 19.58. Caislean Ciara was just about best away on the wide outside with the eventual winner the only one to go with the leader on the run towards the opening bend. Rounding the bend Inishodriscol tracked well and took a length advantage rounding the home bend. On the run home the son of Magical Bale & Donation was always holding the renewed challenge of Caislean Ciara.

The A0 graded fifth contest over 550 yards was the feature event on Saturday night’s Galway card which also featured the Semi Finals of both the WGOBA A3 Tri-Distance Stake(550yds) and the Colin Barry Memorial Novice Sprint Stake.

From as early as halfway towards the opening bend, the outcome of the first Semi Final of the Colin Barry Memorial Stake was in little doubt as the Notions-Fifteen Syndicate owned Brioscai Gloire showed tremendous early pace to lead from Crafty Toto who had been first to emerge from traps. At the opening bend Brioscai Gloire led by over six lengths and railing well the John Browne of Ballyea trained son of Droopys Jet and Paper Doll scored by nine lengths from Crafty Toto in 19.10.

The concluding contend was an S5 graded contest in which Croaghill Blake was away well out wide as Bogroad Star came away well in the centre of the track and racing towards the opening bend the pair matched strides. At the bend the Cathal Meaney owned Bograod Star took a definite advantage along the rail. Rounding the home bend Bogroad Star led by over a length and although Croaghill Blake rallied on the run in Bogroad Star (Ballymac Best-Prawn Star) prevailed by three parts of a length in 19.31.

Related News

Pine Pinemarten_Wildlfe_Enda O'Loughlin
Countywide events in Clare to celebrate National Biodiversity Week
shannon airport 1-2
Increased frequency on nine routes results in 200,000 extra seats for services from Shannon Airport
joe floyd tulla 18-05-21 2
Floyd takes aim at 'scandalous & disgraceful' expenses claimed by councillors as he throws name back in ring for election
bunratty castle pb 1
Bidding to make Bunratty 'a world-class attraction'
Latest News
shannon airport 1-2
Increased frequency on nine routes results in 200,000 extra seats for services from Shannon Airport
joe floyd tulla 18-05-21 2
Floyd takes aim at 'scandalous & disgraceful' expenses claimed by councillors as he throws name back in ring for election
bunratty castle pb 1
Bidding to make Bunratty 'a world-class attraction'
séamus horgan pope francis-2
Ennis Monsignor Horgan appointed Papal Nuncio to South Sudan
fursa kavanagh 1
Green Cavanagh puts Shannon Airport rail link at top of agenda
Premium
ennistymon lea debate 1
The Electoral Chair: Ennistymon local electoral area debate
knappogue castle 1
Knappogue Castle to open as private residence this year
garda
Woman sustained broken eye socket, broken ribs, collapsed lung, stitches to face from alleged assault by then boyfriend
clare v tipperary minor 30-04-24 dermot coughlan 1
'We lost it in the first fifteen minutes' - Coughlan on Clare's exit in minor semi-final
ennis courthouse tent 24-02-21 4
Jail warning for mother of three who walks children on daily six mile round school trip

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top