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Ballinrobe Races announce major new sponsor for 2015 

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Ballinrobe Races announces major new sponsor for 2015 


Michael Duffy

Ballinrobe Racecourse Committee last week announced Vaughan Shoes as the new title sponsor of their 2015 flagship summer fixture to take place Tuesday, June 23, which is traditionally the ever-popular Ladies’ Day. The Vaughan Shoes sponsorship includes naming rights to all seven races on the flat-card, further enhancing Ballinrobe’s race programme next season.
New sponsor Vaughan Shoes, is a family-owned business and is one of the leading shoe stores in the West of Ireland, operating three very successful shoe shops on the main streets in Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Castlebar.
The new sponsorship will also include the fixture’s Ladies’ Day competition, offering €1,500 cash-prize to the winner.
Vaughan Shoes are one of 37 local race sponsors at Ballinrobe demonstrating the significant role the racecourse plays in the local business community.

Great boost
John Flannelly, Manager at Ballinrobe Racecourse, said: “It’s a great boost for Ballinrobe Racecourse to have a well-established brand which contributes positivity to the future of high street shopping in Mayo, sponsoring our Summer Fixture and Ladies’ Day in 2015. Ladies’ Day has become one of the highlights of Ballinrobes’ racing calendar and the partnership with Vaughan Shoes, I have no doubt will enhance this even further.”
Donal Vaughan, Director of Vaughan Shoes and Mayo Senior footballer said: “Vaughan Shoes are proud to be associated with Ballinrobe Racecourse on Ladies Day 2015. As one of the leading footwear retailers in the west of Ireland, we understand the drive and ambition that has made Ballinrobe one of the premium racecourses in Ireland and an ideal partner for Vaughan shoes.”

MPU Mayo