Mor the merrier for Elliott

first_img The County Meath handler took over Realt Mor (10-1) from Nicky Richards earlier this year, and the eight-year-old quickly opened up a big advantage on the rest of the field in the Grade One contest. It seemed likely he would be swallowed up when the pack closed in towards the end of the back straight, but Davy Condon had given him a breather and kicked on again. Although stablemate Mount Benbulben and also Mikael D’Haguenet and Dedigout threw down challenges, Realt Mor found plenty to take top honours. Realt Mor produced a superb front-running display to claim the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on a red-letter day for trainer Gordon Elliott, who sent out four winners in all including Roi Du Mee in the big race at Cork. Press Associationcenter_img Favourite Dedigout came from further back on the run-in to claim the runner-up spot. last_img read more

County camogie stars host event at the Ragg.

first_imgThey recently competed in the Munster final and their All Ireland series campaign begins on June 27th against Derry.The senior team will take younger players this evening for a training session and the invite is extended to all supporters across the Premier county to come along and meet the players.Senior team manager Brian Boyle says it promises to be a great evening with an open invitation to any Camogie players in the county.last_img

Speaker Housing has social value

first_imgA keynote speaker asked his Vancouver business audience to focus on the social value of the community’s housing stock instead of its economic worth at a Friday breakfast to benefit a local nonprofit housing resource center. But it’s difficult to separate the two, Marc Levy, president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, said at the breakfast. Residents value the ability to live within their means. Employers, in turn, appreciate having access to a large pool of potential employees, Levy said.“Housing is a key aspect of that,” Levy told the crowd of about 150 people at the 11th-annual Home is Where the Heart Is fundraising breakfast. The event at the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay was sponsored by Columbia Credit Union and other financial lenders. It was organized to benefit the Community Housing Resource Center, a nonprofit that offers counseling programs for homebuyers and homeowners.last_img read more