Ladies Day a great success at Boylesports Dual Race Day hosted by Dundalk Stadium

Ami Connolly


Ami Connolly

The Dual Race Day at the County Louth all weather horse and greyhound track took place last Thursday, July 12

The Dual Race Day at the County Louth all weather horse and greyhound track took place last Thursday, July 12

Throughout the day there were a range of childrens activities to help keep the younger guests entertained and let their parents concentrate on the racing!

Later in the evening the greyhound racing with the annual Dundalk International the ace of the card took place.

The Dundalk International is an invitation only race with a total prize fund of e37,000 and is the richest one-off greyhound race in Ireland and the UK.

The winner pocketed a grand total of e20,000 whilst the runner-up received e6,000.

Third place walked away with e3,500 and the remaining entrants won e2,500 each.

Nicola McGeady, Boylesports Spokesperson, said, “The Dual Race Day is a fantastic initiative by Dundalk Stadium. The Dundalk International is a very special race.”

The Marshes Shopping Centre Ladies Day took place in the afternoon with an array of Dundalk ladies showing up in all their finery to take part in the Marshes Best Dressed Ladies competition.

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 e5,000 vouchers sponsored by the Marshes Shopping Centre. We would like to thank and Marshes Shopping Centre for their continued support of Dundalk Stadium.”

The judging panel for the competition consisted of RTE’s Brendan Courtney, The Marshes Personal Stylist Caroline McIlroy and the 2012 Louth Rose Patricia Marmion.

They all had a tough time picking out a winner but the prize of Marshes Best Dressed Lady 2012 went to lucky lady, Sheila Broderick who walked away with a e5,000 voucher.

Sheila wowed the judging panel with her vintage chic style and polished finished. She dazzled in a 1940s inspired navy frock with Peter Pan collar, nude heels and topped off her look with a bespoke creation by Hats Off Ally, Castleblaney.

Second and third Best Dressed Ladies were confirmed as Ellie Connolly and Caroline Ahearne respectively after both ladies caught the eyes of all the judges.

All the ladies who entered were treated to a complimentary glass of bubbly after the judging had taken place.