The 11th annual Ballyglunin Horse and Pony Races took place this year on the 21st of July. The event, which has been running every year since 2003, has become established as one of the biggest events of its kind in Ireland and each year proves to be a very enjoyable day out for all the family. Since its inception, the event has raised a staggering €117,270.82 for Galway Hospice!
Pictured at the presentation of the cheque for €7,150 to Galway Hospice from this year’s event are: (back) Tom Ruane, P.J. Connolly, P.J. Joyce, Dinny Hynes, Aidan Loughlin, Paddy Igoe and Kevin Tarpey; (middle) Noeleen Cosgrove, Conor McMahon, Mattie Loughlin, Francis Connolly, Dean McMahon, Sean Collins, Tommy Connolly and Martin Forde; (front) Rossa Ryan, Alan Cosgrove, Holly Ryan, Zara Fahy, Mattie Ryan, Joanne Tierney (Galway Hospice), Mai Loughlin, Annette Coleman and Bernie Lambert.
Many thanks to everyone who supported this event (not just this year but every other year) and thanks especially to the organising committee who do such an amazing job on a voluntary basis. Annual events like this are extremely important to Galway Hospice in terms of sustainable fundraising. Thank you to all involved, and well done!