Tallow Point to Point – 04/02/2018

Finally a break came in the weather and the East Cork Camera Group were on their way again to yet another favourite sporting event for our members, across the County boundary to West Waterford, to Tallow Pt. 2 Pt.

Tallow races are held annually on the first Sunday in February under the auspices of West Waterford Hunt and have been running for over 100 years. They are one of the oldest Pt. 2 Pt. races in the country.

The races were held on the lands of former Aintree Grand National winning Trainer, Jimmy Mangan, at Shanakill, Conna. There were six races in all with an entry of Ninety Five. Sadly a leading Pt. 2 Pt. Trainer and Jockey, William Codd, R.I.P. passed away earlier this week and as a mark of respect to him, jockeys wore black armbands in his honour.

Tallow Pt. 2. Pt. always clashes with the Hennessy meeting at Leopardstown but T.V. coverage was provided on a big screen and the main race was broadcast over the public address. It is definitely a family day out with something for everyone such as face painters, a dog show and even a local country market .

As always there was a great atmosphere by the track with spectators shouting words of encouragement to the jockeys as they raced towards the finishing line. There were a few fallers but thankfully both jockeys and horses all walked away to ride again on another day.

It was a very enjoyable day out for E.C.C.G. and no doubt we will return again next year.

Click here to see a gallery of images from this shoot. Enjoy!

 - Eileen Upton


Tallow/West Waterford Point to Point – 05/02/2017

On a bright sunny Sunday afternoon, the P2P bandwagon rolled on to the course located at Shanakill, Conna outside Tallow town for the annual Tallow P2P.

The course is a left handed galloping track with the start located at the entrance of the home straight with race runners passing the winning post 4 times. 6 races were run on the day and the event was well supported and attracted a huge crowd from the local area and beyond.

Blessed with favourable weather conditions, ECCG members who attended the event were treated to some great action. The exciting races thrilled punters and non punters alike and we got some great images, from the parade ring to the winning post at various angles including some from ground level that made for unusual and challenging images.

Click here to see a gallery of images from the shoot. Enjoy!

 - Noelle Lowney