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Down GAA sponsors annual July 12 dual race day at Dundalk Stadium

Down Gaels are expected to descend on Dundalk Stadium on July 12 for dual race day. Down county players Brendan McArdle and Ryan Johnston are pictured with Down County Chairman Sean Rooney, Down GAA Assistant Treasurer Diarmuid Cahill, Daniel Strain from EOS and Down GAA Ulster Council Delegate Michael McArdle

DOWN GAA has been announced as the new sponsor of the annual 12th July dual race day at Dundalk Stadium, using the flagship race day as a fundraising initiative and inviting all clubs within Club Down to make their way south on the traditional 12th July holiday.

This unique dual racing event commences at 2.40pm with a seven-race horse card featuring the Down GAA Handicap.

The night’s greyhound racing will commence at 7pm with the Down GAA Dundalk International the ace of the card. The Dundalk International is an invitation only race with a total prize fund of €37,000 and is the richest one-off greyhound race in Ireland and the UK.

The winner will pocket a grand total of €20,000 whilst the runner-up will receive €6,000. €3,500 is on offer for third place and the remaining entrants will €2,500 each.

Michael McArdle, Ulster Delegate & Down GAA Committee Member, said: “The Dual Race Day is a fantastic initiative by Dundalk Stadium and one that has flourished in recent years. Down GAA are proud to be partners with Dundalk Stadium and we hope all the supporters in Down will join us for a great day's racing and come out in force to support our fundraising efforts.”

Marshes Shopping Centre Ladies Day will take place in the afternoon with one lucky lady walking away with a prize package to the value of €4,000 to include an amazing holiday of a lifetime to a destination of their choice as well as a luxury shopping experience at Marshes Shopping Centre.

Emma Meehan, Sales & Marketing Manager of Dundalk Stadium, said: “We are delighted to offer a race day experience like no other combining an afternoon of horse racing and an evening of greyhound racing.

"This event also marks our annual Ladies Day with a super prize of a trip to a destination of the winners choice and the chance to get the holiday clothes ready with a Marshes Shopping Spree.

"We are delighted to have Down GAA on board this year and look forward to welcoming all the clubs around the county of Down to the County of Louth on Thursday July 12. We would like to thank Down GAA and Marshes Shopping Centre for their support of Dundalk Stadium and look forward to a very exciting race day.”

To book tickets, please contact Dundalk Stadium on +353 (42) 9334438 or email:


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