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George’s Day 1 selections:3.40 Wish Ye Didnt4.20 York Hill4.55 Modem5.30 Vautour6.05 Jenkins6.40 Zabana7.15 Someday (e/w)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email There are three Grade 1 races to enjoy on the opening day of this year’s Punchestown Festival. An action-packed seven-race card features the Champion Novice Hurdle and the Champion Novice Chase, but the big prize is the 2-mile Champion Chase where there’s almost 120-thousand euro on offer to the winner. The card begins at 3.40pm and looking forward to the action is George McDonagh…Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/Punchestown+Preview.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
17 July 2018; Galways Shane Walsh and Corks Patrick Horgan have been voted as the PwC GAA/GPA Players of the Month for June in football and hurling respectively. Pictured is Shane Walsh of Galway after being presented with his PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Award at a reception in PwC Offices, Cork. Galway’s Shane Walsh has been voted as the PwC GAA/GPA Players of the Month for June in football. Pictured is Shane Walsh of Galway after being presented with his PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Award at a reception in PwC Offices, Cork.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Shane Walsh has been in outstanding form so far this championship and was a key member of the Galway team that won the Connacht title. He scored five points in their semi-final win against Sligo before going on to notch 0-8 in a man of the match performance against Roscommon in the Connacht final. Patrick Horgan was in exceptional firm all through Cork’s run to retaining their Munster hurling title. In June, he contributed a combined total of 1-16 in their drawn game against Limerick and their come from behind win against Waterford with his usual unerring accuracy from placed balls and crucial scores from play.Commenting on the announcement, Ger O’Mahoney, Senior Partner, PwC Cork Office, said: “First of all, on behalf of PwC, I would like to welcome everyone to our Cork office for today’s announcement. We’re delighted to have the winners, GAA officials, representatives of the GPA and members of the media here.“We have a number of connections with Cork hurling and football in our office with current Cork hurlers William Kearney and Robert O’Shea, current Cork selector Kieran Murphy, former Cork players Shane O’Neill and Jack Sheehan and Cork footballer Kevin Flahive, all being part of our team on Leeside. Congratulations to Patrick who will see familiar faces about the place.“Congratulations too to Shane and thank you for joining us in PwC Cork today. After Galway’s win against Kerry on Sunday, I’m sure you’ll get a very warm welcome here in Cork!”Munster Council Chairman Jerry O’Sullivan said; “Sincere congratulations to both Patrick and Shane on their respective hurling and football awards for the month of June.“Both are marquee players in their chosen code and the standards they set for themselves were reached last month.“Shane illuminated the Connacht football final with his performance and Patrick was no less influential in Cork’s Munster championship success.“Well done to both on being recognized by their peers and thanks to the GPA and PwC for partnering with us for these awards.”Speaking on behalf of the GPA, Chairman Seamus Hickey added; “Congratulations to Galway Footballer Shane Walsh and Cork hurler Patrick Horgan on their respective June Player of the Month awards. “Both players have shown outstanding performances on the field in recent times “Well done to both very deserving winners.” Galway’s Shane Walsh and Cork’s Patrick Horgan have been rewarded for their respective performances in football and hurling in June by being voted as the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month award winners. The pair were at PwC’s Cork office this morning to pick up their awards from Munster council Chairman Jerry O’Sullivan, GPA National Executive Member Noel Connors and PwC Partner Ger O’Mahoney.
Club Rossie ChairmanPat Compton 8th Prize: A pair of All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final TicketsTom McGuire Dublin 7th Prize: A pair of All-Ireland Senior Football Final TicketsPaul Kearns Sligo TeamBrian Carroll, John Mee, Eugene Hanley, Thomas Carthy, Nuala Diffley and Philip Martin 3rd Prize: A Mediterranean Cruise, in association with Brady Travel, Carrick on ShannonMichael Dinlly and Larry Keenahan Kildare Congratulations to Kumar Gangah from Dublin who won a new house in Ashtown, Dublin 15 worth €425,000 courtesy of Club Rossie, the commercial arm of Roscommon GAA and our partner Ballymore. The Draw was held in the Hodson Bay Hotel, was independently observed by PWC and broadcast live on Facebook (see facebook.com/clubrossie). 5th Prize: A Two Night Hotel Break, in association with the Hodson Bay Hotel GroupFrancis Finneran Roscommon Key Stats:€1,403,400 raised in 111 days (10 Sept to 30 Dec)€12,643 per day or €527 for every hour the campaign was live84 % of ticket sale online – €1,183,200Top selling counties were Dublin, Roscommon, Kildare, Meath, GalwayTop selling countries were Ireland, USA, UKOver 750k people marketed to on FacebookThe volunteer team of Club Rossie who executed this campaign comprised of: Digital Team / MarketingColm Beirne, Clara Hester, David Leydon The net contribution to Roscommon GAA is €943,400. This will be used to implement the strategic plan of Roscommon GAA including the development of the Dermot Earley Centre of Excellence and work on Dr. Hyde Park.David O Connor, Treasurer of Roscommon GAA and founder of Club Rossie, “Running the finances of a county like Roscommon is challenging. We’ve the 6th smallest population in Ireland, we don’t have an abundance of industry but we have high ambition for Gaelic games in the county. We want all our players to be the best they can be on the field and we need to develop the Dermot Earley Centre of Excellent for all the players, both men and women, in Roscommon. This fundraiser will make a tremendous difference and we’d like to particularly thank Sean Mulryan of Ballymore who has been exceptionally generous to Roscommon for many many years”.Pat Compton, Chairman of Club Rossie, “This campaign which lasted 111 days has certainly brought fundraising in Roscommon to new levels and we look forward to building on this work in the future. We were delighted to be able to donate €10,000 to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice as part of the campaign. The Club Rossie team are all volunteers who don’t receive expenses or payments for their work. They are a pleasure to deal with and just get on with the job!”.Aidan Brady, who project managed the #WinAHouseInDublin campaign, “Our campaign to raise over €1,400,000 was based on a running a comprehensive sales and marketing effort which included out of home advertising as well as executing a very significant digital advertising campaign across the key social platforms of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn as well as Google. We’re delighted that our campaign will make such a significant difference to Roscommon GAA. We’d really like to thank all the people who bought a ticket and entered our Draw”.Finally, Chairman of Roscommon GAA Seamus Sweeney commented, “This is a game changer for Roscommon GAA financially. It sets us up for the future and I’d like to pay tribute to the Club Rossie team who since their launch in 2014 have professionalised fundraising in Roscommon and made an exceptional contribution to the county”. Many people helped us along the way including:Aidan Greene of Tarmonfeckin, Hodson Bay Hotel, all Clubs in the county, many volunteers in Roscommon GAA, County senior footballers and management, local media, Dermot and Dave, Cian O’Connell, Niamh Towey, Enda Newton of AMOSS Solicitors, Helen Smyth and her team in Facebook, Conor Jones, Simon Clarke and the team in Google, Therese Ahern photographer, Alan Keogh designer, Bank of Ireland Roscommon, AIB Roscommon , Supervalu Roscommon, Brady Travel, , Liffey Valley, Whitewater Centre Newbridge, Athlone Town Centre, Pavilion Shopping Centre Swords, Casey’s Roscommon, Fleming’s Supervalu Roscommon, Abbey Hotel Roscommon.We thank them all sincerely.To all Roscommon GAA people – onwards and upwards from here.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 2nd Prize: €5,000 CashMaire Allen Roscommon In addition Roscommon GAA staff, Diane Dennehy and Stephen Ormsby, went above and beyond the call of duty. Many officers of the county board in particular Seamus Sweeney, Hugh Lynn, Christy McDermott, Valerie Murray & Tom Murray made a significant contribution. Colm Hanratty of Six Two Digital played a vital role throughout and was of immense help.A special thank you to Tom Hunt in San Francisco who has been steadfast in his support of Club Rossie over the past 4 years and also to Mary, Paul and all the Earley family who have also being very supportive through the years.Other prize winners: County TreasurerDavid O’Connor RoleTeam member 6th Prize: A Two Night Hotel Break, in association with The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Co. GalwayLinda Mc Cauley Dublin Project ManagerAidan Brady (Club Rossie Project Manager for Win a House in Dublin campaign) #WinAHouseInDublin was the most ambitious fundraiser ever undertaken by Roscommon GAA. The fundraiser organised by Club Rossie grossed €1,403,400 based on sales of 14,034 tickets at €100 per ticket. The cost to run the event was €460,000 with the cost of the house accounting for €350,000. The remaining cost was comprised of paying stamp duty and legal fees, out of home advertising which included digital signage at the IFSC and a number of other central Dublin locations, radio advertising and particularly investment in digital platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google. 4th Prize: A 49″ Ultra HD 4K LG TV, in association with King and Moffatt Euronics Electrical Store, Carrick on ShannonRuth Kelly Roscommon
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