14-day countdown to first leg of 2016 Northwest League

Hardly have we finished wishing each other a Happy New Year and it’s already time to start training for the Northwest League. No rest for the wicked! Kelda is giving a jumping lesson at Templemore on Tuesday night, 12 January, and you can book in with her on 086 834 9406 if you want to goContinue reading “14-day countdown to first leg of 2016 Northwest League”

Results from second leg of Northwest Autumn League

Despite stiff competition from all sorts of other sporting events, riding club members turned out in numbers to enjoy the second leg of the NW Autumn League last Sunday at Templemore. Well done to all our competitors and congratulations to those who one or placed. Autumn League 2015 – Points table (1) Autumn League 2015-Continue reading “Results from second leg of Northwest Autumn League”

Northwest Autumn League off to a flying start

Despite numerous other sporting distractions, the Autumn league got off to a great start yesterday with an excellent turnout and good performances. There’s definitely evidence of rust around the edges in a lot of departments but that’s understandable after the summer season! Well done to everybody who turned out to compete and to help. TheContinue reading “Northwest Autumn League off to a flying start”

World’s shortest report on the Northwest League Final

Well done everybody on a memorable final leg of the NW Spring League. Particular congratulations to Enda on bagging the Advanced Primary title on the last day. Heartfelt commiserations to Cliff who struggled in his sickbed as his potential title floated across the club border to Inishowen. Equally heartfelt sympathy to Damien who stumbled at the lastContinue reading “World’s shortest report on the Northwest League Final”

All eyes on ever-consistent Damien, Enda and Cliff as we hurtle towards the NWL final

Liz Potter’s deft management of the points table and results contribute greatly to the excitement and momentum of the Northwest League. After two more legs of the competition, admirably consistent performances from Damien, Enda and Cliff cast a very rosy tint on the club’s prospects as we count down the 14 days to the final. For the third timeContinue reading “All eyes on ever-consistent Damien, Enda and Cliff as we hurtle towards the NWL final”

How things stand after Round 2 of Northwest League

Liz Potter is as quick out of the blocks as ever with her first class results service. Here’s the picture after yesterday’s second leg of the Northwest Spring League. Everything is still to play for. Congratulations to everybody who participated, particularly the winners. Well done Hillary on a wonderful victory for Letterkenny in the Advanced PrimaryContinue reading “How things stand after Round 2 of Northwest League”

Tús maith, leath na hoibre: Now for Round 2 of the Northwest League

See, it’s not just the Gaeltachts that can trot out the cúpla focal. Now, having exhausted the Irish language resources of this website editor, we’ll continue in English. It’s time to build on a great start to the Northwest League and reach greater heights this coming Sunday at the second leg. We had a marvelous day at the season-openingContinue reading “Tús maith, leath na hoibre: Now for Round 2 of the Northwest League”

Flatwork and jumping promise an active weekend

Competition season begins on Sunday with the first leg of the Northwest Spring League at Templemore. This Friday evening however introduces a new name to the club, Ronan McLaughlin. Well known as a competitive show jumper and proprietor of a riding school in Malin, Ronan will take the instructor’s seat for our flatwork lesson atContinue reading “Flatwork and jumping promise an active weekend”

January sees club life rekindled

Our riding club years have a comfortably familiar pattern. We recover slowly from the break over Christmas and New Year (bravely interrupted this time by Inishowen’s show) and gradually start setting the mounted wheels in motion to get us to the first big day of the season, the first leg of the NWL on SundayContinue reading “January sees club life rekindled”