Five-timer for Browne McMonagle as Letterkenny jockey starts new season on form


Dylan Browne Mc Monagle made the perfect start to retain last years title of champion jockey when the North West race season got underway in Porthall Lifford on Sunday. 

Browne McMonagle recorded a fantastic five timer.

The Letterkenny teenager had a cosy victory on Barr Na Straide in the non-winners.

He soon doubled up in the 148cm pony race on the impressive 5 Stone Of Lead in race three.

Dylan had a very easy all the way success on 4 Stone Of Lead in the 5th race of the day and the day got even better in Race 7 when Derrys Pride gave him his 4th winner of the afternoon in the 1 mile open.

Dylan capped of a fine evening in the concluding race with a win on board Little Pop Rocket.

Martain Mc Cathain had his first ever winner on his first ever ride on the pony racing circuit on board Jimmy Mac who took the 2 mile in good style.

Galway rider Danny Gilligan recorded a double on the day when he steered Mr Mac home in the 1 1/2 mile opened he soon doubled up in race six as Half Price had a cosy victory in the 10 furlong open.

Paul McGill gave Cool The Jets a good ride to take the first division of the 1 mile Maiden.

Racing resumes this Sunday 27th at Porthall Lifford at 2.30pm.

Lifford Results Sunday 20th May 2018

2 Mile Open
1st Jimmy Mac M Mc Cathain
2nd Walk The Line Z Mc Mullan
3rd Lets Dance D B Mc Monagle

Non Winners 1 Mile

1st Barr Na Straide D B Mc Monagle

2nd Midnight Magic D Mc Gill

3rd Tinkerbell S Ewing

148cm 1 Mile

1st 5 Stone Of Lead D B Mc Monagle

2nd It’s Father Ted J Mc Donald

3rd Little Mix L Turner

1 1/2 Mile Open

1st Mr Mac D Gilligan

2nd Sir RJ Z Mc Mullan

3rd Ida’s Dream S Ewing

153cm 1 Mile

1st 4 Stone Of Lead D B Mc Monagle

2nd Dylan’s Pride S Ewing

3rd Angel Eyes D Gilligan

1 1/4 Mile Open

1st Half Price D Gilligan

2nd Movina’s Boy D King

3rd Athea Jade D B Mc Monagle

1 Mile Open

1st Derry’s Pride D B Mc Monagle

2nd Thunder Struck Z Mc Mullan

3rd Aideen’s Dream S Ewing

Maiden 1 Mile  Division 1 

1st Cool The Jets P Mc Gill

2nd Let Us Know D B Mc Monagle

3rd Church Hall M Mc Guane

Division 2 

1st Liitle Pop Rocket D B Mc Monagle

2nd Irish Rover D King

3rd Ba An Daingin L Turner



Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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