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Tuesday 23 October 2018

First class racing and lovely music as Cork Rocks

Jennifer Jones, Sharon O’ Connor, Diane Donegan, Martina McDonnell, Marie Ryan and Michelle Murphy, from EBS Mallow enjoying the Cork Rocks Concert at the Cork Racecourse
Jennifer Jones, Sharon O’ Connor, Diane Donegan, Martina McDonnell, Marie Ryan and Michelle Murphy, from EBS Mallow enjoying the Cork Rocks Concert at the Cork Racecourse
Jack Shanahan, Thomas McCarthy, Brian Flynn, Ritchie Flynn, Tom McCarthy, Jim Corcoran, and Tony Egan from the Avondhu Bar in Fermoy

Sheila Fitzgerald

With the double delights of racing and music on the menu, it was little wonder that Cork Racecourse was jam-packed on Friday night.

Eager punters at the Mallow venue got the chance to first enjoy some top class National Hunt racing, with the 'Cork Rocks' music extravaganza rounding off a magnificent evening of entertainment.  

GAA clubs from Whitechurch, Doneraile and Fermoy, along with Mallow Rugby Club were in attendance as they hosted their clubs' fundraising nights whilst bidding for their chance to win the €1,000 sweepstake which was up for grabs.

With fantastic live music both upstairs and downstairs at the spacious venue, revellers got to gravitate to the acts they most enjoyed throughout the evening.

Upstairs, Lorraine McDonald and the Conquerors set the scene with a fantastic performance featuring classic hits from ABBA and Tina Turner, while later in the evening Gina and Dale Haze took everyone on a trip down memory lane with renditions of their many wonderful hits over the years.

Meanwhile in the downstairs venue, Deuces Wild and Handipak took to the stage followed by head-liners, Little Hours from Donegal.  Featuring lead singer John Doherty, the band is currently in huge demand and have a large fan base courtesy of their hit singles 'It's Still Love', 'How Could I Love You?' and 'Water'. 

The recent singles are featured on their debut EP 'Too Much Patience' , which went directly to the top spot in the iTunes charts.

Corkman

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