Ahane GAA & Bentekes Bocko claim Con and Anne Kirby Memorial

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Pictured at the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes Final at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. JP Mc Manus presents the trophy to Beverley Lockhead owner of Bentekes Boko winner of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes Final. Picture Michael Cowhey

Bentekes Bocko produced yet another stunning display of early speed to capture the €80,000 Con and Annie Kirby Memorial at a packed Limerick on Saturday night. It was a lively market on the night,  but Bentekes Bocko closed the 2-1 favourite to take the prize while Drive On Tipp was a 5-2 second favourite.

From the outset it was clear that Bentekes Bocko was on track to claim the €80,000 prize. The son of Tullymurry Act and Tullig Paula has posted some terrific sectionals on his unbeaten passage through the competition and he maintained his consistency with a slick 1.27 effort to lead from the start.

 

1st Bentekes Bocko (Ahane GAA Club)

 

2nd Native Chimes (Killeedy GAA Club)

 

3rd Coolavanny Pet (Murroe Boher GAA Club)

 

4th Rathnasare Champ (Feohanagh Castlemahon Ladies Gaelic Football Club)

 

5th Drive On Tipp (Crecora GAA)

 

6th Borsalino (Castletown Ballyagran GAA)

 

Alongside the on-track action, there was plenty of entertainment on the night including live music, kids entertainment and Richard Lynch from I Love Limerick judged a Best Dressed Lady competition, won by Niamh Duggan Castleconnell , with runners-up Maura McNamara Crecora Co. Limerick .” © Michael Fortune

 

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