Tuesday 27 September 2016

Injured 'Henry' withdrawn from Easter Cup

Published 03/03/2016 | 02:30

Ben O'Mahony (Croom), Cian Browne (Ballylanders) and Aidan O'Dwyer (Croom) quick out of traps to support their clubs for the €20,000 GAA nominators prize on offer for the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial, which begins in Limerick on March 12 (Sean Curtin/FusionShooters)
Ben O'Mahony (Croom), Cian Browne (Ballylanders) and Aidan O'Dwyer (Croom) quick out of traps to support their clubs for the €20,000 GAA nominators prize on offer for the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial, which begins in Limerick on March 12 (Sean Curtin/FusionShooters)

The well-fancied Ballyhooly Henry has been withdrawn from the second round of the Ladbrokes Easter Cup to be run at Shelbourne on Saturday.

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Following his defeat in the first round it was discovered that he had sustained an injury which will keep him out of action for some weeks and so trap three in the third heat on Saturday will be vacant.

It was a sad weekend for the Ashville Syndicate, owners of Ballyhooly Henry, as they also lost one of their syndicate members with the untimely death of Finbarr Grindel on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, the draw will be made on Tuesday next for the first round of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial at Limerick, a hugely valuable event with a total fund of €160,000. The winner's take on Saturday, April 9 will be €80,000.

Each of the 72 dogs will be assigned to a nominated Limerick GAA Club and the six clubs to reach the final will share a fund of €20,000.

A number of other support events will be run in conjunction with the Kirby Memorial, including a Banner competition for the participating clubs, an Easter Family Fun Event and a Poc Fada Competition.

The event was launched by Noreen McManus, daughter of the late Con and Annie Kirby.

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