Matthews.ie Announces Sponsorship of 12th July Dual Race Day -at Dundalk Stadium-


Matthews.ie and Dundalk Stadium today (13th June, 2014) announced a new sponsorship agreement for the 12th July Dual Race Meeting that will see Matthews.ie become the new title sponsors of Dundalk Stadium’s popular race day.

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This unique racing event commences at 2pm with a 7 race horse card featuring the Matthews.ie Handicap.  The night’s greyhound racing will commence at 7:30pm with the Matthews.ie Dundalk International.  The Dundalk International is an invitation only race over 550yds with a total prize fund of €37,000 and is the richest one-off greyhound race in Ireland and the UK.

The winner will pocket a grand total of €20,000 whilst the runner-up will receive €6,000. €3,500 is on offer for third place and the remaining entrants will €2,500 each.

Matthews.ie with a head office in Inniskeen, Co Monaghan are the leading transport providers in the north east, providing commuter coach services between Dublin-Drogheda-Dundalk daily, and Bettystown-Laytown-Dublin.  Matthews run a range of superb day and extended tours as well as their renowned racing tours to the top festivals in the UK and Ireland.  Their tours brochure can be downloaded from www.matthews.ie.
Paddy Matthews, Managing Director of Matthews.ie, said: “We are delighted to be involved in the Dual Race Day, and to continue our association with Dundalk Stadium – and local racing fans.  We have our own dual celebration this year – this is the tenth anniversary of our commuter services and we have just launched our new weekly tours to The Titanic Centre in Belfast.  We hope that the racing fans who come with us to Aintree, Cheltenham and Irish festivals will have an enjoyable and lucky race day.”

Jim Martin, Chief Executive of Dundalk Stadium, said “We are delighted to welcome Matthews.ie as sponsors of our 12th July dual race day featuring the Dundalk International and on behalf of Dundalk Stadium I would like to thank Paddy Matthews and his team for their support.  The 12th July dual race day is a race day experience like no other combining an afternoon of horse racing and an evening of greyhound racing, with the Matthews.ie Dundalk International, the ace of the card. The first Dundalk International was run in 1968 and I’m sure this year’s race will throw up a great champion who will be added to the Dundalk International roll of honour.”

The Marshes Shopping Centre Ladies Day will take place in the afternoon with one lucky lady walking away with a €5,000 voucher.  The judging panel for Ladies Day 2014 will feature Leading Online Fashion, Beauty and Showbiz blogger Suzanne Jackson of www.sosueme.ie , Eamonn McGill, Stylist & Fashion Designer and Caroline McElroy, Marshes Personal Stylist

Hospitality packages are currently available for the award winning ‘Champion’s Restaurant.’ Check out: www.dundalkstadium.com

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