Victorious Galway U16’s to attend the Omey Races Tomorrow


Victorious Galway U16’s will be arriving at the Omey Races tomorrow by Garda Escort at 2pm.

A huge turnout is expected from Grainne Mhaols LGFA to support Megan Walsh and the victorious Galway U16’s who defeated Kerry by 3-16 to 3-12 after extra time last Wednesday.


Omey is a tidal island located near Claddaghduff, a few miles from Clifden, in the western edge of Connemara.

The Omey Races, represents the only non point-to-point beach racing event in Ireland and is one of the most famed and loved events in the calendar for the whole of Connemara.

The races take place tomorrow 29th July. The races are expected to begin around the middle of the day and through the afternoon, dependant on the high tide.

Omey Races, is not just about the pony racing. There will be plenty of food and drink stalls; vendors of pony equipment; hats; basket makers; live Irish music; a line of bookies ready to give you the odds on the ponies.

There will be parking for cars on the beach itself. Just head to Claddaghduff and take the turning to Omey Strand beside the Church where you will buy your ticket and the stewards will guide you.

What else would you be doing on a Sunday afternoon? Head to Omey Races, tomorrow for a fun family day out.