Friday 23 February 2018

Punchestown - out and about

Eibhilin Nic Ghiolla Bhuí from Kildare, winner of the first day's best dressed competition. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Eibhilin Nic Ghiolla Bhuí from Kildare, winner of the first day's best dressed competition. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Daithí Ó Sé enjoying the day's racing. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Suzanne and Risteard Cooper. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Evening Herald columnist and former Big Brother contestant Anna Nolan. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
That winning feeling for Nina Carberry after she had ridden Zest for Life to victory in the Kildare Hunt Club Fr. Sean Breen Memorial Chase on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival. Photo: Martin Nolan
Lorna Nolan, George Davis, Declan Hennessy, Stephen Rae and Aoife Anderson. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Tracey Denine and Ashley and Vivienne McCarthy from Co Limerick. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Punters study the form ahead of the day's racing. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins
Louise and Martha Lynn from Co Roscommon. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Publican Charlie Chawke (centre) cheers on the Goat Racing Syndicate's , Forpadydeplasterer, to second place in the Champion Chase. Photo: Martin Nolan
Niamh Rothwell and Suzanne Eivers from Co Wicklow. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Karen and Evelyn Hannon from Co Clare. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Twins Deirdre (left) and Leoni Ward both from Prosperous, Co Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins
Miss Punchestown, Mercedes Rovira from Naas, Co Kildare. Photo: Martin Nolan
Dawn Leadan-Bulger from Baltinglass, Co Wicklow. Photo: Martin Nolan
Former Finance Minister Charlie Mc Creevy with his wife Noleen. Photo: Martin Nolan
TV presenter Lorraine Keane. Photo: Martin Nolan
Jockeys (L-R) Tony McCoy, Richard Johnson and Nina Carberry stand in the weigh room before competing in the Guinness Gold Cup. Photo: Getty Images
Three jockeyless horses enjoy an afternoon out in the Brian Price Memorial Champion Hunters Chase. Photo: PA
A tractor sprays water on dry grass inside the racecourse. Photo: PA
Niall and Gillian Quinn with their daughter Aisling (centre) and Sunderland manager Steve Bruce with his wife Jan. Photo: Damien Eagers
Padraig and Caroline Harrington. Photo: Damien Eagers
Andrea Roche. Photo: Collins Photo Agency
Lorraine Keane and Baz Ashmawy from TV3. Photo: Collins Photo Agency
A punter studies the form. Photo: PA
Three racing fans Michael Kelliher, John J.Hinchion and Tom Counihan (left to right) all from Co.Cork enjoying ice creams. Photo: PA

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