List of Cheltenham Preview Nights 2013

With the festival now only weeks away, we have a list of the 2013 Cheltenham preview nights in Ireland, there are usually around 20 so we are still awaiting on a lot of dates and venues.


Wednesday 13th of February 2013
Goat bar and Grill, Goatstown Dublin, 14.
Kevin O Ryan, Gary O Brien, Paddy Mullins and Daryl Jacob.
Tickets are only 5 euro

Thursday 21st of February 2013
Lough Rea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea, Co Galway
Denis O’Regan, Charlie Swan, Damien McElroy, Irish Field columnist Aidan Coleman.
Tickets are €20 and include a €10 free bet and finger food.

Wednesday February 27th 2013
Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co Dublin, 8.30pm.
Panel: Davy Russell, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley, Peter Casey, Andrew Lynch, Ado McGuinness, Brian Flanagan (Irish Daily Star) & Denis Kirwan (TV3) as MC
Admission: €10, includes FREE €5 Paddy Power bet & FREE Pint of Guinness
All proceeds in aid of Pieta House (centre for prevention of suicide and self harm)
Contact: David Coughlan (01 4903479

Thursday February 28th 2013
Armagh City Hotel,8pm.
Trainers : Tony Martin, Andrew Oliver, Stuart Crawford, Oliver Brady.
Jockeys : Andrew Lynch, JJ Smith, Ronan McNally. Toal’s Bookmakers: Archie Devlin. Chaired by : Jarlath Devlin.
Admission £10, Includes Free £10 Bet courtesy of Toal’s Bookmakers
Proceeds in aid of Lislea Community Care, Donation to Cancer Research.

Thursday 28th February, 2013
Clanard Hotel, Athy, County Kildare.
Panel to be announced.
Proceeds will go towards the Lions Club charities.

Thursday February 28th 2013
Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road, Waterford.
Panel: John Francome, Mick Fitzgerald, Nick Luck, Davy Russell, Tom Segal (Pricewise) Mike Cattermole, Noel O’Brien, Hayley O’Connor(Ladbrokes). A few surprise guests will also come along to the evening. Sponsored by Ladbrokes, Tickets €20 from Woodlands Hotel.

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Friday, 1st March
Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA club
Tony O’Hehir, Robbie Hennessy, Jim Dreaper, Andrew Lynch, Bryan Cooper,Keith Donoghue, Miek Vince
tickets are on sale now @ €20(INCL.€10 FREE BET)

Sunday 3rd March 2013 Cheltenham preview night.
In aid of The National Rehabilitation Hospital in The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Newlands Cross at 7.45 sharp. Doors open at 7pm. Admission only €15 which includes programme and finger food (served from 7pm to 7.30pm)
Super Panel of Barry Geraghty, Davy Russell, Jessie Harrington, Tony Mullins, Robert Power, Niall Quinn and Matt Chapman as MC. Tickets available from Paul on 087 249 6074 or Louis Fitzgerald Hotel 01 403 3300

Monday 4th March 2013
Salthill Hotel, Galway
Peter Casey, Patrick Mullins, Barney Curley & Davy Russell
Tickets cost €20, which include a €10 free bet from John Mullollands and a Racing Post goody bag and all money raised goes directly to the charity

Monday 4th March 2013
Paddy Murphys, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Wicklow
PANEL: Andrew Lynch, Shark Hanlon, Gordon Elliot, Fran Flood, Damien McElroy, Paddy Aspell & Darragh Fitzpatrick (MD Betting)
Free entry & free €10 bet for everybody in attendance.
All proceeds in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Monday 4th March 2013
Nenagh Arts Centre (Old Town Hall), Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Panel:Tom Hogan, Bryan Cooper, Denis Hogan, Kevin Blake (The Irish Field), Ned Tierney (Nenagh Guardian), Darren Sheridan (Sherco Sports Bookmakers) Info: Tickets:€15 includes two free €5 matched bets for Sherco Sports Bookmakers(Nenagh)

Monday 4th March 2013
Europa Hotel, Belfast
Tickets £10 (includes £5 Free Bet with Sean Graham)
Panel; Gary O’Brien, Mark Winstanley, Richard Hoiles, Paddy Wilmott, Gordon Elliott, Brian Graham, Ronan Graham

Monday 4th March 2013
Shabra Charity Foundation fundraising Cheltenham Preview
The Glencarn Hotel Castleblayney Co. Monaghan @ 7.30pm sharp
Presenter: Des Scahill, Our Special Guest Panel include: Oliver Brady
Paddy Power, Frank Berry, John Carr, Robbie Power, David Casey, Noel O’Brien, Tony Martin, The Shark J Hanlon, Peter Casey, Michael Hourigan, David Jennings.

Tuesday 5th March 2013
Kerins late Ngt bar Fermoy, Co Cork 8.30 pm
Panel:Davy Russell,m.c Kevin O”Ryan, Gary O’Brien Attheraces, Pat Keane Irish Examiner, Patrick Mullins, Leon Blanche Boylesports
Admission 15 euro – All proceeds go to st Joseph’s autism – Limited tickets contact 087 9366083

Tuesday, 5th March
Bakers Corner Pub, Kill O’The Grange, Dublin – Noel Meade, Jessica Harrington, Jim Culloty, Donn McClean, Dave Keena, Damien McElroy, Denis Kirwan (MC). Admission €15. Free pint of Beamish. Finger food. Free match bet up to €50. Sponsored by Star Sports.

Wednesday 6th March
Westmanstown sports centre, Dublin 15
PANEL: Jonathan Mullin, Racing Post (MC), Davy Russell, Barry Geraghty, Ruby Walsh, Tom ‘Pricewise’ Segal, Paddy Power (Bookmaker), Henry De Bromhead and Conference Call with Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls. Information: All proceeds in aid of ‘Paul Kennedy Appeal Fund’ and the ‘Sean Chew Trust’, Tickets €20 including €10 matched Bet

Wednesday 6th March
Dowling’s Lounge Prosperous, 8pm and
For the Autism Unit in Scoil an Linbh Iosa in Prosperous. Entry is 5 euro and includes finger food.
The panel members are Des Scahill, Mark Walsh, Barry Cash, Garry Cribbin, Peter McCreery, Daragh Fitzpatrick. More guests to be announced.

Thursday, 7th March
Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin – 7pm – Admission Free – Barry Geraghty, Noel Meade, Gary O’Brien, Donn McClean, Leon Blanche, Dave Keena, Kevin O’Ryan. Denis Kirwan (MC). Sponsored by Boylesports.

Thursday March 7th
Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, Portlaoise
Guest MC Matt Chapman (At The Races), Panel includes, Katie Walsh, Danny Mullins, Andrew Leigh, Niall Cronin (Evening Herald Racing) and Representative from Paddy Power. Admission is €15 and includes €5 matched bet from Paddy Power, free pint of Guinness and €5 discount to Kavanaghs Cheltenham Challenge.

Thursday – 7th March
Francis Mckennas Pub, Harold’s Cross Bridge, Dublin, 8pm
Panel – Tom Segal -PRICEWISE, Ken Pitterson (UK) Sean Quinn (UK), Andrew Lynch – Ado McGuinness- Ryan McElligott & Kevin Blake.
Phone link with Patrick Mullins.(Admission by ticket only)
Limited Tickets €20 – incl entry to free draw; Complimentary Pint of Guinness. Star Sports – €25 Match Bet Contact – Ricky 087-9921754

Friday, 8th March
The Bridgewater inn, Sallins, Co. Kildare
PANEL: Andrew Lynch, Andrew Leigh, Justin O’Hanlon, Martin Murphy (HRI) & Paddy Power Bookmakers.
Free entry & €5 bet for everybody in attendance. All proceeds going towards Sallins National School.

Friday 8th March
Lowes bar, Dolphins Barn
Panel of pundits and jockeys, including Kevin O’Ryan of At The Races, Jockeys Ian McCarthy, JJ Slevin and Mikey Fogarty as well as pundit, JJ O’Donovan (Newstalk, 98fm) and Broadcaster, Roger Greene (The Racing Channel, SIS, BBC, Newstalk). Tickets only €5, with finger food and music on the night as well.

Sunday 10th March

The Official Cheltenham Preview night – LIVE! The event will be streamed at 19:00 live to watch online at

Interact and engage with the panelists (see below) via Twitter. Tweet your questions to @OLBG with #askOLBG.


  1. Preview night at Lowes of dolphins barn st. Dublin 8 beside the coombe hospital Friday 8th of march at 8pm 5 euro entry Kevin O Ryan of at the races Mikey Fogarty JJ Slevin Ian McCarthy and more.


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