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Please Note  : A Message from the Pen of Kieran Young Re : Digging Competitions

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A Message from the Pen of Kieran Young Re : Digging Competitions


In conjunction with The Mourne All Ireland Digging Competition, this years competition will be held at The Rockview Harriers Annual Hound, Terrier, Lurcher and Pet Show, at Seven Houses Coursing Ground, Danesfort, Co Kilkenny, near Junction 9, M9 Motorway, on Sunday 6th May, For the South of Ireland.


For the North of Ireland, The Mourne All Ireland Digging Competition will be held at Breandan Coleman’s Show Sunday 10th June 18.


The winners will automatically qualify for next years final and teams names will be added to both perpetual trophies for 2018.  Big thanks to Johnny Dicker and Breandan Coleman for their help in keeping the competition alive and kicking. And also big thank you to Pat and Kevin from the West Meath Club for their help over the last couple of seasons.


The ladies title is also still up for grabs,  if any of the girls in our sport want a crack at it.


Thanks and enjoy your summer



Yours in Sport


Kieran Young.




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