Regional Christmas 2016 in Sheerwater Hotel


Ballinasloe played host to 200 Active Retirement Members from the Western Region.

Photos Chris O'Flynn    P.R.O.

Galway Races Outing -Oct. 31st ‘16

Galway Races Outing -Oct. 31st ‘16

It was Halloween weekend so that meant it was time again for the race-going members of the Active Retirement group to pay a return annual visit to Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway.

We boarded our bus in Ballinasloe with hope and determination to this time beat the bookies. For some, that wasn’t to be however. After a beautiful four-course meal and hot punch in the comfort of the Millennium stand, we began the serious business of studying form of horses, trainers and jockeys in an effort to pick a winner. The excitement grew from the time of the announcement “they’re off” to “winner alright”. Then it was time to place our bets on the next race.

Even though nobody made a fortune or lost their shirt, it proved to be a most enjoyable and relaxing day. We look forward to next year’s outing P.G.

Chris O’Flynn (P.R.O)