Coursing hit by bad weather

Slipper Mark Gorman from Newry getting the dogs away at the Dundalk and Dowdallshill Coursing meeting in Dromiskin
The stormy weather which hit the country over the Christmas period played havoc with the Dundalk & Dowdallshill coursing meeting at the Commons in Dromiskin.

The stormy weather which hit the country over the Christmas period played havoc with the Dundalk & Dowdallshill coursing meeting at the Commons in Dromiskin.

Heavy frost saw the St Stephen’s Day session wiped out and the subsequent heavy rain that followed that evening meant that only four of the six planned stakes were able to proceed on December 27 and 28.

Figaro, bred, owned and trained by the Jones brothers, Laurence and Brian was successful in the Derby Trial Stake with Knockderk Ash making it a local double by winning the Johnny Heeney Workers’ Stake for Chris Doyle and Amy Rose O’Connor.

Colossal Force - owned and trained in Duleek by Seamus and Joe Murray - was the surprise winner of the the Corn Cuchullain while The Oaks Trial Stake went to Newry’s Paul Matthews with Final Date upsetting the odds.