Tipp Foxhounds ride out with field of 75

Tipperary Foxhounds had a field of seventy-five at their New Year's Day meet in Fethard.

Tipperary Foxhounds had a field of seventy-five at their New Year's Day meet in Fethard.

A brace in McCarthy's Bog quickly got to ground.

From Rathvin they ran towards the old Racecourse where he got to ground in a pipe. Rocklow was blank as was the Rathcoole Sandpits.

Finding in Power's Wood they hunted down to the Moyglass – Fethard Road at Black's Bridge where they were stopped to avoid land they had already hunted.

From Murdoch's they ran back to the Wood. From Ardsallagh they had their best hunt of the day. Finding at the Lodge they ran through Casey's to Pat Whyte's.

Doing a U-turn here they ran back to Tom Noonan's and back to Annsgift where home was blown at 4.15pm. The Tipp's had their best run of the week from Cashel on Tuesday, finding in the Wood at Hoare Abbey Cross they ran back to Hoare Abbey Cross.

A fast left-handed circle from here to the brick bridge near Kennedy's where following a brief check Charlie ran almost the same circle again. This time he ran much deeper down to the Suir near the Old Castle. They checked here again in the Gorse.

Hitting the line again they hacked straight down to Golden Village where they marked to ground. This run provided as good a forty-five minutes as they have had all season.

The future of hunting in Tipperary looks very promising indeed as evidenced by the field of some ninety children, of all ages, that turned out for the Children's Meet at Grove on Sunday.

The young followers had a great afternoons sport around Grove Estate with a few excursions into Loughcopple, Kiltinan and The Carraigeen.