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Point-to-Point Racing in Liscarroll was revived in 1954 when a 5 race programme was staged on Monday, April 26th.
Some 66 years later, the fixture has reached new heights and is an important date on the Irish racing calendar.
The Fixture under the auspices of Duhallow Hunt Club is renowned for the success of its graduates and the list of big race winners includes no other than the great "DENMAN" - prolific Grade 1 winner and his amazing victory in 2008 Cheltenham Gold Cup will be remembered for many years to come.
Denman is joined by "Lovely Citizen" & "Whyso Mayo" (Christies Foxhunters), "Timbera" (Irish Grand National), "Peddlers Cross" (Neptune Novices Hurdle & 2nd to Hurricane Fly in Champion Hurdle) amongst many others.
It is pleasing for the voluntary members of the hard-working & energetic Committee to see the graduates excel on the big stage.
The Racecourse itself is know as the "Cheltenham" of the South.
Horses run left handed and all parts of the track are visible - no hiding places !
More recently the Fixture has enjoyed much publicity from high profile events on Race Day.
2017 was a momentous year for the Club when celebrating the life of the late great Dr.M.V. O'Brien, who was born in the parish in 1917. A wonderful day for the family, Club and Community.
In 2018, The Club welcomed President of Ireland, Michael D.Higgins to the Fixture and in 2019, RTE Nationwide Broadcasting Team presented an excellent overview of Point to Point Racing in Ireland.
Race Day is a parochial event and the Committee extends a cead mile failte to all visitors.
Liscarroll Point-to-Point Races
Siobhan Madden - 0868305070
How To Get There
From Cork: Take the N20 out of Cork towards Mallow. Exit N20 (Cork - Limerick) at Buttevant and take R522 direct to Liscarroll (10K).Racecourse is adjacent to Liscarroll Village.
From Dublin: Take M7/M8 towards Cork. Take exit 12 from M8. Follow Mallow - Dublin Rd/N73 and R522 to Liscarroll. Racecouse is adjacent to Liscarrol Village
Our point-to-point is located one hour from Cork airport.
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Parking facilities are excellent. The Parking areas are on the lands of "The Donkey Sanctuary" with approach to parking areas on gravel passage-ways. Parking attendants wearing hi-vis jackets on duty to direct traffic.
Viewing facilities are also excellent with all parts of the Course visible. Many racegoers opt to view the racing from The "HILL" which acts as a naturaL grand stand while others choose to get close to the action and view the racing close to the rails and finish line.
At our race meeting there will be a mobile food provider serving fast food including fries, burgers and hot-dogs guaranteed to keep all racegoers satisfied to enjoy what is to be a fantastic day's race.
Ice cream is also available on the day, lets hope we get the weather for it.
For anyone looking for something sweet, there will be a confectionery stall will be located adjecent to the roadway offering a range of sweets, chocolates and crisps !
Our mobile food providers will be serving a full range of hot and cold drinks, along with some delicious soups.
Race Day in Liscarroll is a real family day out !
Children's activities include bouncy castles, face painting and a mobile Pet Farm - these activities are in a supervised designated children's zone.
All children's activities are FREE !
It is customary for the Committee to make special presentation's to local connections or to winning owners / trainers / riders who may have been victorious at the recent Cheltenham Festival.
Recent recipients incl; Eugene O' Sullivan, Charles Byrnes, Derek O'Connor, Colman & Rodger Sweeney & Richard McLernon.