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    Irish Champion Hurdle Weekend

    Prompted by something Edgt asked on the C&H thread, I have impulsively hoovered-up some flights from O'Leary* this morning, meaning myself and member Digger will once again be in Dublin for the ICH Meeting.

    As always, it would be great to meet-up with all of the usual suspects, and any unusual ones who might want to tag along too. Logistics to be sorted-out nearer the time (though the quicker Eddie and Art confirm we're good on tickets, the earlier I can confirm my status as the forum's most hard-working leech).

    Looking forward to it already.

    * At a mere £40 Return EDI-DUB each, I can confirm that there was no fall-out over charges.
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    I only hope the chat is better than the last time!

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    It's called 'craic'.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    No problem with tickets for you pair and a few more besides

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    Top man, Art - thanks.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    We usually manage up to ten tickets for the day.
    If I can persuade Baldeagle to become a member of Leop that could increase by a few more.
    Always a great day out thanks to the visitors.

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    Hopefully will meet up with the Scottish boys on the day
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    It's called 'craic'.
    Ah sure the craic is mighty so it is...

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    This thread has already warmed the oncoming winter.
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    Grassy, Digger, you guys still coming? Are you staying over or making a day trip of it?

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    I plan on being there anyway
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    I'm a questionable attendee, thanks to the intervention of a gigantic oaf who goes by the name of Sharkey), and a couple of related domestic constraints.

    I am hoping to confirm positively in the next few days. Digger is definitely going, I think.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    I'm a questionable attendee, thanks to the intervention of a gigantic oaf who goes by the name of Sharkey), and a couple of related domestic constraints.

    I am hoping to confirm positively in the next few days. Digger is definitely going, I think.
    Yes - i'll be there. But as Grassy points out its gone from being a boys days out to inviting multiple family members and burds! Flying in Sat and back after racing on Sunday.

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    Plenty tickets for anyone wanting to meet up.
    Art can choose the venue for breakfast .
    A group photo around statue to HF will be a nice wallpaper for my phone.

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    I Shall be in attendance
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Art can choose the venue for breakfast
    Can do. If anyone's interested in meeting up for breakfast please let me know and I'll organise something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    Can do. If anyone's interested in meeting up for breakfast please let me know and I'll organise something.
    I'll see how Sunday morning fares out for me but I could possibly attend
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Art, if you would be kind enough to send me a snap of the Hurricane Fly statue when you get there on Sunday, that would be greatly appreciated.

    I'd even accept one with all your ugly mugs in it!
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    We'll do our best to battle our way through the milling crowds which I expect will be even denser that at Trump's inauguration.

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