LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP): The racing world wondered if there was a worthy successor to last year’s Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. Enter Nyquist. The bay colt who lacks any distinctive markings won the Kentucky Derby by 11/4 lengths yesterday improving to 8-0 in his career as the fourth consecutive favourite to win the race. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Nyquist ran 2000 metres in 2:01.31. The three-year-old colt became the eighth unbeaten winner in the race’s 142-year history, and the first since Big Brown in 2008. He the 2-1 favourite in the full field of 20 horses. “We got a beautiful trip from the start to the end,” Gutierrez said. Nyquist delivered a second Derby win for Gutierrez, trainer Doug O’Neill and owner J. Paul Reddam. The southern California-based team was behind 2012 Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another. “This is such a special horse,” O’Neill said. “You can see it in his eye on a daily basis and he’s such a professional.” The bay colt is from the first crop of sire Uncle Mo, who never got the chance to run in the Derby after being the early favourite for the 2011 race. He was scratched the day before with a stomach illness.
Lotto & 100+ ClubThere was no jackpot winning sequence in this weeks Lotto draw but John James Gallen, Meenreagh matched 3 numbers to win €50. Numbers drawn were 2,6,3,1,5,4,8,7. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €2,100. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 13th April – Barry Bradley, 20th April – Joe Carlin, 27th April – Eamonn Kelly and 4th May – Maurice O’Donnell. The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was John Kelly, Dromore who wins €100. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club.The winners of this weeks players draw were Damien Wilson and Sean Dooher. Seniors & ReservesThe league season continued for both teams on Saturday. The reserves put in a decent display but lost out narrowly to a strong Glen side. Final score: Red Hughs 1-6 N. Columba 0-14. The seniors were held to a draw for the second week running after leading for most of the game. Final score: Red Hughs 0-11 N. Columba 1-8.Both teams are fixed to play Fanad Gaels away this Saturday 13th April with the senior at 7.00pm and reserve at 5.45pm. All come out and support the teams.Senior LadiesThe senior ladies are fixed to play Carndonagh at home this Sunday 14th April at 12.00 Noon. The club wishes ladies players Kate Browne and Emma Brady a speedy recovery from their recent injuries.Minor BoardThe U14 boys lost to Burt away on Monday evening. Their next game is next Monday 15th April at home to Muff at 7.00pm.The minors played three games in the past week and won all three to continue their great run. First up was Lifford away on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-5, then a home clash with Malin which they won by 3-7 to 2-4 and then on Monday evening they beat fellow table toppers Burt on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-8. Panel for the game against Malin: Luke Kelly, Enda Coyle, Ryan Bradley, Gavin Wright, Stephen McMenamin, Cathal Doherty, Jason Dullaghan, Pauric McMenamin, Martin Byrne, James Carlin, Michael Devine, Frankie Linton, Kyle McConnell, Odhran Doherty, Tomas Doherty, Stephen McConnell, Michael McColgan. Their next fixture is away to Carndonagh this Friday 12th April at 6.30pm. Underage training continues this Saturday from 11.00-12.00 noon for all boys and girls from U6 to U12/13. The U12/13 girls training continues on Saturday from 11.00-12.00 noon. All new players are welcome. Players are now required to wear gumshields at all training sessions and games.U14 girls training takes place at the pitch this Saturday from 12.00 Noon to 1.30pm. All new players welcome. Girls are to bring along their own waterbottle/mouthguard/gloves. Contact Kate Bradley (086) 3421602 or Cathal Doherty (086) 3038286 for more details.Back of the Wall 5K ChallengeThis years ‘Back of the Wall Challenge’ 5k walk/run takes place on Sunday 21st April at 11.00am. Entry can be made on the day between 9.30 and 10.30am. €5 per adult/€3 per child. All are welcome. Check the Red Hughs Facebook page for more details and for training schedule. Johnny Brady ConcertCountry music star Johnny Brady will play live in Jackson Hotel on Friday 17th May in aid of Red Hughs GAA. Tickets are currently on sale priced at €15.Come Dine With MeRed Hughs Ladies ‘Come Dine With Me’ guest tea evening has been postponed until later in the summer.Goalkeeper Coaching SessionThere is a goalkeeper coaching session with Paul Callaghan at the pitch this Wednesday 10th April at 7.00pm. All goalkeepers from U16 up are to attend as well as all team managers.Leaving Cert GrindsThanks to the teachers Joanne Kelly and Philip McGovern for doing the Maths and English grinds over Easter. Thanks also to Glenoir Kelly and Martin Doherty for their help. All the best to the students in their exams.Circuit TrainingCircuit training classes take place in the clubhouse on Mondays and Thursdays. Classes are open to men and women of all fitness levels and are a great chance to meet your fitness goals giving a total body workout. Ladies only classes take place on Mondays at 6.00pm and 6.30pm on Thursdays. A mixed class for beginners to advanced takes place on Mondays at 7.00pm and Thursdays at 6.30pm. Classes are open to all within or outside the Red Hughs club. Contact Troy McCormick (087) 7501680 or Calvin Bradley (086) 2424248 for more details.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RED HUGHS GAA CLUB NOTES