Railway’s resident unintentional Hector impersonator Darragh Flynn formally launched the Railway Race Night today.
Flynn urged all members to ‘let themselves go’ on Friday 22nd February, when the first event of the 2013 social calendar takes place. As with all Railway parties, it is set to be a top class night.
“Rahoo, Rahoo, Rahoo, Rahoo,” said Flynn, “jaysus, there’s a old race night going ahead and tis sure to be a great night, where the craic is mighty, full of wild stallions and even wilder fillies, all keeping her lit, they’ll be mad altogether, upyaboya, as the great man himself would say ‘let yourself go’.”
“Rahoo,” finished Flynn.
Railway’s resident horse expert Jonny Eustace said he was “very excited at the thought of jockeying up again” and that he would encourage those to look to his previous Christmas carol videos if they were in doubt of his ability.
Railway’s very own jockey, Gareth Quill, will be on hand on the night to offer betting folk some hot tips on which of his colleagues are at the top of their game, and who aren’t really ‘at the races’.
There are several ways of getting involved including purchasing a horse, jockey or trainer or sponsoring the individual races, and there is also the option advertising in the race programme or donating spot prizes.
Of course, the fun involves attending on the night and placing bets, which will no doubt bring out the competitive nature of the Railway members, eager to get one over on their coaches or fellow teammates.
A number of co-ordinators have been appointed from each section of the club and they should be contacted for sponsorship cards and further details.
Men’s 1sts – Daire Fitzgerald
Men’s 2nds – Pat Noonan
Men’s 3rds – Gareth Quill
Women’s – Aoife McCarthy and Fiona Spillane
Legends – Derek Lowry and Garry Dean
U21s – Josh Fallon and Conor Lequerica
Alternatively, contact Shirley Corcoran (e: firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.