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Irish Cheltenham Festival Preview Evenings 2015
Sun, Feb 15th, 2015

The 2015 Cheltenham Preview season is upon us and we will be tracking Preview Night reports on our forum.

The first Irish Cheltenham Festival Preview night we have found is in  the Goat Bar on 18th February.

The UK previews started with this one after racing at Ascot on 14 February.

IRISH CHELTENHAM PREVIEW NIGHTS 2015

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH

Venue: Goat Bar

UCD Horse Racing Society

The panel on the night includes: -Bryan Cooper (retained jockey for Gigginstown House Stud), - Katie Walsh (former double Cheltenham Festival winner), - Kevin O'Ryan (Racing commentator) and - Jim Culloty (trainer of Cheltenham Gold Cup hopeful and last years winner- Lord Windermere). Entry on the night is €5 with a UCD Horse Racing Society membership card, or €10 without. We will also be hosting a raffle with various prizes including a 5% share in a Kayf Tara - Katmai Filly kindly sponsored by Supreme Horse Racing and a signed photo courtesy of Ballydoyle. All proceeds on the night go towards the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund. All attendees also get free entry into Everleigh afterwards.


CHELTENHAM PREVIEW REPORT FROM THE GOAT

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
Venue: Bracken Court Hotel in Balbriggan at 7.30pm in aid of Balbriggan Cancer Support Group sponsored by Paddy Power


Panellists: Tony Martin, Andrew Lynch, John 'Shark' Hanlon, Kevin O'Ryan; Chair: Gary O'Brien
Entry: 20 euros

MONDAY , FEBRUARY 23rd

Venue: Kettles Country House Hotel, Swords, Co Dublin.


Venue: Park Hotel, Dungarvan

Panel: Noel Fehily, Henry De Bromhead, John Kiely, Carl Llewelyn

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25th

Venue: Quinlans Bar Cork

Venue: The Wild Geese GAA Club The Oldtown HouseCo Dublin

Panel

Sean Boyce
Kevin Blake
Tony Mullins
Johnny Ward

Entry: 10 euros

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

Venue: Woodlands Hotel, Waterford


Venue: Tierney's Bar, Ballygar, Co Galway at 9.00pm sponsored by Star Sports
Panellists: Paul Carberry, Johnny Burke, Kevin Blake, Johnny Ward, Gavin Lynch
Entry: 10 euros

Venue: Dublin Racing Club at Alexander Hotel in Dublin at 7.30pm in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys

Panellists: Robbie McNamara, Nick Watts, Robbie Power, David Jennings, Andrew Moore

Venue: Killarney Plaza Hotel at 8.00pm

Panellists: Jim Culloty, Bryan Cooper, Tony Martin, Charlie Swan, Paddy Wilmott; Chair: Pat Healy

Entry: 15 euros


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27th

Venue: Maryland GAA Club, Moate, Co Westmeath at 9.00pm sponsored by Star Sports
Panellists: Andrew McNamara, Tony Mullins, Kevin Blake, Johnny Ward; Chair: Sean Boyce
Entry: 10 euros

Venue: Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA  in their clubhouse

Panel: MC: PJ MORAN LMFM
Trainers: NOEL MEADE ,SANDRA HUGHES ,BRENDAN DUKE
Jockeys :ANDREW LYNCH ,ADRIAN HESKIN
and THE STAR'S BRIAN FLANAGAN, SIS MIKE VINCE

Admission is only €10 with a €10 free bet @ BAMBURY BOOKMAKERS and complimentary finger food . Tickets on sale from Clubhouse & Bambury Bookmakers.

Venue: The Castle Inn, Newcastle, Co Wicklow sponsored by Sky Bet

Panellists: Tony Martin, Barry Connell, Donn McClean, Tony O'Hehir, Michael Shinners; Chair: Denis Kirwan

Entry: Free

SUNDAY, MARCH 1st

Venue: Dunraven Arms, Adare at 8pm in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys

Panellists: Philip Hobbs, Tom Segal, Warren Greatrex, Katie Walsh, Andrew McNamara, Willie Power; Chair: Nick Luck

Entry: 32 euros including supper

MONDAY, MARCH 2nd

Venue: Europa Hotel, Belfast


Venue: Salthill Hotel, Galway

Panelists: Barney Curley, Eddie O'Leary, Patrick Mullins, Davy Russell, Paul Kealy

Venue: Westgrove Hotel in Clane, Co Kildare in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland
Panellists: Bryan Cooper, Mark Walsh, Andrew McNamara, Noel O'Brien, William McCreety, Kevin O'Ryan
Entry: 15 euros
Contact: kevin.mcdonald@lombard.ie

Venue: Larry Tompkins Pub Cork City

Panel: Liam Nash (Racing Analyst RTE) (MC), J J Burke ,Charlie Swan Michael Winters Entry is €5 and proceeds from the
night are going to Crumlin Childrens Hospital

Venue: Westgrove Hotel in Clane, Co Kildare in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland

Panellists: Bryan Cooper, Mark Walsh, Andrew McNamara, Noel O'Brien, William McCreety, Kevin O'Ryan

Entry: 15 euros

Contact: kevin.mcdonald@lombard.ie

TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd

Venue: Ferins Bar in Fermoy, Co Cork at 8.00pm in aid of the JT McNamara Fund

Panellists: Bryan Cooper, Tom Segal, Gary O'Brien, Rob Catterson (Paddy Power)


Venue: Martello Bar in Bray, Co Wicklow at 8.00pm sponsored by Star Sports
Panellists: Barry Geraghty, Donn McClean, Kevin O'Ryan, Dave Keena; Chair: Denis Kirwan

Venue: Ballinrobe Racecourse at Westport Hotel in conjunction with The Mayo News
Full details to be confirmed

Venue: Shabra Charity Preview Evening at Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney, Co Monagahan at 8pm

Panellists: Tony Martin, Patrick Mullins, Shark Hanlon, David Jennings, Noel O'Brien, Patrick Kennelly

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th

Paddy Power Cheltenham Preview  at Westmanstown

THURSDAY MARCH 5TH

Venue: Cafe En Seine, Dublin

SATURDAY, MARCH 7th

Venue: Jonjo Bright Trust at Minerstown Tavern in Minerstown at 4.00pm following East Down point-to-point at Tyrella sponsored by Toals Bookmakers
Panellists: Steven Crawford, Colin McBratney, Brian Hamilton, Jim Monaghan (owner of Carsonstown Boy), Mark McQuoid (Toals Bookmakers), Sean 'Sadie' McLaughlin (famous local punter); Chair: Richard Pugh
Entry: £5
Contact: 07725 984952




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