CALCUTTA CALLING: Calcutta Calling held a race night in the Woodlands Hotel on Friday night last January 13 and we had a great turn out indeed. We would like to thank everyone for their support. We had ten races in all and some of the horses unfortunately are still running. The Brian and Margaret Geary stable were very successful and they cleaned out the bookies. Charlie and Kathleen Coughlan came all the way from Galway and didn’t go home empty handed either. Liam Coughlan introduced a new concept as he did all his betting online on the night but with little success. The group led by Fr. Pat Hogan are off to Calcutta on Wednesday next and we wish them a safe passage to India. Fr. Pat thanked all present for their continued support for the Calcutta Calling project and also all the people who sponsored the ten races plus the owners, trainers and jockeys. Thanks to John Loftus who was “fear a ti” for the evening. John gave some great tips, but not until after the races were over. Thanks also to Gerry O’Dwyer who was our technical man on the night. He did a great job but wasn’t too quick to give out and tips. Thanks also to Mary Fitzgerald and her staff at the Woodlands Hotel, great supporters of the Calcutta cause, for their hospitality on the night. A very enjoyable social night out and no one lost their shirt.

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