By Dan Walsh
A strong entry of 145 has been received for Sunday’s point-to-point races run under the auspices of Bree Hunt Club at Monksgrange, Rathnure. The first race is off at 2pm.
The going is officially ‘good’ and following a track inspection on Friday and in recognition of a dry weather forecast watering is taking place today (Saturday) to ensure safe ground.
There is also an important traffic notice. Racegoers attending Sunday’s point-to-point at Monksgrange are advised of the following traffic notice;
There is a diversion in place for traffic coming from Clonroche, South Wexford and surrounding area (N30 Enniscorthy – New Ross Road) turning for Kiltealy/Rathnure (R731) (opposite Beechdale Garden Centre).
Please be advised that there is a diversion in place at the second crossroads and no turn for Rathnure (Gurraun bridge has collapsed and is closed to all traffic), so all traffic continues on R731 for approximately three miles and turn left for Killanne – will be signposted. Please allow an extra 10 minutes travelling time.
This is the second and final fixture at Monksgrange for the current season and it is hoped for a large attendance. All are welcome and for those not familiar with the location the Eirecode is Y21 PT85.