The 2018 autumn point-to-point fixture list has been announced and it features a bumper 29 race meetings between October and December.
The season begins with the traditional curtain raiser of the Mid-Antrim meeting at Toomebridge on Saturday 6th October, with racing on the opening weekend being completed by the Westmeath fixture at Castletown-Geoghegan 24 hours later.
In total, 10 fixtures will take place in October, with the South Westmeath’s, who lost their spring meeting, set to host their first ever autumn fixture on Sunday 21st October at The Pigeons
Thirteen fixtures in November ensure that it remains the busiest month of the autumn campaign beginning with fixtures in Rockfield and Grennan, both fixtures that were lost in 2017, whilst they are joined on November 4th by the Stonehall’s who race at Moig South, a new course which was well received during the spring.
The Wicklow’s made a welcome return to the fixture list last November, and they remain in 2018, when they host the second of two autumn meetings that will be held in Fairwood Park Tinahely on Sunday 18th November.
The final three weeks of the season will feature three consecutive triple header Sunday’s, beginning on Sunday November 25th with Lingstown, Rathcannon and Boulta and followed by racing at Mainstown, Ballindenisk and Corbeagh House on Sunday 2nd December.
The autumn campaign draws to a close on Sunday 9th December at Borris House, Tattersalls Farm and Boulta.
The full autumn fixture list can be viewed below:
Sat 06 Mid Antrim Moneyglass, Toomebridge, Co. Antrim.
Sun 07 Westmeath (F) Castletown-Geoghegan, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Sat 13 Iveagh (F) Gortnamoney Farm, Moira, Craigavon, Co. Armagh.
Sun 14 Galway Blazers (F) Dartfield, Kilreekill, Loughrea, Co. Galway.
Sat 20 Route (H) Loguestown Road, Portrush, Co. Derry.
Sun 21 Shillelagh & District (F) Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.
Sun 21 South Westmeath (H) Listisson, The Pigeons, Athlone.
Sat 27 Co. Down (S) Derrydrummuck, Loughbrickland, Co. Down.
Sun 28 Meath (F) & Tara (H) Dowth Hall, Dowth, Co. Meath.
Sun 28 Suirvale (H) Knockinroe, Templemore, Co. Tipperary.
Sun 04 Co. Roscommon (H) Rockfield, Roscommon.
Sun 04 Kilkenny (F) Grennan, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
Sun 04 Stonehall (H) Moig South, Askeaton, Co. Limerick.
Sat 10 East Antrim (H) Loughanmore, Dunadry, Co. Antrim.
Sat 10 Tipperary (F) Lisronagh Lisronagh, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Sun 11 Duhallow (F) Kanturk @ Dromaha Dromore, Dromahane, Mallow, Co. Cork
Sun 11 Wexford (F) Moorfields, Ballinaboola, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
Sun 18 Golden Vale (F) Turtulla, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Sun 18 Wicklow (F) Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.
Sat 24 North Down (F) Kirkistown, Portavogie, Co. Down.
Sun 25 Killinick (H) Lingstown, Tomhaggard, Co. Wexford.
Sun 25 Limerick (F) Bruff @ Rathcannon Rathcannon, Athlacca, Co. Limerick.
Sun 25 West Waterford (F) Boulta Boulta, Ballynoe, Co. Cork.
Sun 02 Kilmoganny (F) Mainstown, Cregg, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.
Sun 02 United Hunt (F) Ballindenisk Watergrasshill, Ballindenisk, Co. Cork.
Sun 02 Westmeath (H) & Longford (H) Corbeagh House, Moatfarrell, Co. Longford.
Sun 09 Carlow Farmers (F) Borris House, Borris, Co. Carlow.
Sun 09 Louth (F) Tattersalls, Fairyhouse, Co. Meath.
Sun 09 United Hunt (F) Clonmult/Dungou Boulta, Ballynoe, Co. Cork.