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NEWS: Get your bids in for charity auction
on 11 January 2019
Here's the full list of items for auction in conjunction with the Joe Schmidt charity racing lunch next Thursday

THE racing community and the wider public have donated nearly 50 items for a special horse racing charities event with Joe Schmidt in the Keadeen Hotel next Thursday, January 17th.

Irish Injured Jockeys, the Irish Horse Welfare Trust and the Drogheda Memorial Fund have come together to host ‘An Audience with Joe Schmidt’ next Thursday (January 17th) at 1pm in the Co Kildare hotel.

The online auction lots include yard visits, VIP racing experiences at Punchestown, Leopardstown and Galway, signed sporting memorabilia, 2019 All Ireland Final tickets, Irish National Stud racing club membership and luxury hotel breaks.

Bids for the online auction are now being accepted at here and will close on Thursday January 17th at 6pm.

Goffs’ director of sales Nick Nugent will conduct the auction of 12 high-value items at the lunch. They include unique racing colours, a stallion nomination, a signed jersey, holidays, All-Ireland tickets and visits to some top racing yards.

A limited number of tickets for the lunch are still available. Those who cannot attend but wish to bid on the top lots can lodge their bids with Donal O’Shea by 5pm next Wednesday.


Tickets: Donal O’Shea (045) 445 620, email


There are 12 items in the ‘Top Lot’ which have been selected for the live auction which will take place after lunch on Thursday, January 17th at the Keadeen Hotel. Bids will only be taken for these items at the lunch.

Racing Colours: BEIGE

A plain set of beige colours, including complimentary registration for life with Horse Racing Ireland. A unique opportunity to purchase this distinctive plain set of BEIGE colours, which can only be used for Irish-trained horses. This is the only set of plain colours currently available for registration in Ireland.

Nomination to Tasleet for 2019

Tasleet stands at Nunnery Stud in Norfolk under the management of the Shadwell Estate Company.

The Forge - Carolyn Alexander Painting

Original painting by leading equine artist Carolyn "Lyn" Alexander (16 ½ Inches by 22 ½ Inches)

Signed Irish Rugby Team Jersey

Irish jersey signed by the 2018 winning Six Nations Rugby Squad.

Aran Islands Deluxe Experience for Two

Escape the hustle and bustle with a magical Aran Islands experience for two.

You will be picked up from Galway and taken to Connemara airport where you will be flown to Inis Oirr. The first stop will be the Aran Tea House, where freshly baked scones await.

Next stop is one of the islands 3 pubs, before a craft making workshop. In the afternoon, we will explore Plassey shipwreck and the underground church of St Coamhân and O Brien's castle. On return to the village a fresh lobster lunch awaits in one of the remaining 3 pubs where the emphasis is on locally caught seafood. With time for a quick visit to the last pub you will be whisked off to the airport before your flight home and transfer to Galway.

Available: March to October

Approximate duration 7 hours

2019 All-Ireland Hurling Final Tickets

Two tickets to the 2019 All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park on Sunday August 18th.

Racing Colours

A unique and rare set of racing colours with an emerald green body with a white cap with complimentary life registration.

Ballydoyle Yard Visit

An exclusive yard visit to Ballydoyle, the home of multiple Flat Champion Trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Willie Mullins Yard Visit

Yard visit for four people to Ireland’s Champion National Hunt Trainer, Willie Mullins in Closutton, Co Carlow for four guests.

€1,000 Paddy Power Bet

€1,000 Paddy Power bet on the winner of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown Racecourse at Dublin Racing Festival on Sunday February 3rd 2019. Any winnings will be based on the starting price and will include the €1000 stake.

Sea The Stars Designer Handbag

A unique Sea the Stars designer handbag; commemorating the champion racehorse.

Weekend stay at any of the Dublin O’Callaghan Collection Hotels

Two-night weekend stay at any of the Dublin O’Callaghan Collection Hotels – The Alex, The Davenport, The Green or The Mont. Each hotel has its own unique style and is centrally located at the heart of the city.


There are almost 40 items in the online auction. These items are available for bids at will close on Thursday January 17th at 6pm. The highest online bid received by that time will win the item. Further items may be added in the coming days.

Joseph O’Brien Yard Visit

Visit to the 2018 Irish Gold Cup and Irish Derby winning trainer, Joseph O’Brien’s yard in Pilltown, Co Kilkenny for you and three friends.

Lionel Messi Signed Framed Barcelona Shirt

A beautifully framed signed Barcelona shirt by one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, Lionel Messi.

Jessica Harrington Yard Visit

Tour of leading jumps and flat trainer Jessica Harrington in Moone, Co Kildare for six people.

Pele Framed & Signed Shirt

Framed Signed Brazil Shirt of arguably the world's greatest ever player.

'The Miracle in Medinah' Ryder Cup Pin flag (Framed)

2012 'The Miracle in Medinah' Ryder Cup Pin flag (Framed) where Jose Maria Olazabel's European Team over turned a final day deficit to gain victory inspired by Seve Ballesteros. Signed by Captain and team

Extreme Sports Break at the Slieve Russell Hotel

This exclusive activity break for two provides a real taste of Irish country life at its best, complete with luxurious country house hotel accommodation at the Slieve Russell Hotel near Ballyconnell. Your green wellie experience kicks off with the 620cc "Rage" buggies for your driving experience. Next up is clay pigeon shooting. Following the shooting you'll be off to the lake for a hover crafting experience. You’ll then be in need of a rest! Then we'll check you in to the renowned Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country club for a 1 night stay with full breakfast. You will have access to the pool, whirlpool spa, steam room and sauna too.

Signed Limerick Jersey

Signed Limerick Jersey by the 2018 All-Ireland Hurling Champions.

Signed Dublin Jersey

Signed Dublin Jersey by the 2018 All-Ireland Football Champions.

Tiger Roll Colours, Aintree Grand National Winner 2018

Signed Tiger Roll Colours by Davy Russell, Gordon Elliott and Michael O’Leary, winner of the 2018 Aintree Grand National.

Paul McGrath 8 x 6" Signed & Framed Photograph

Paul McGrath personally signed 8” x 6”photograph. McGrath who played for Ireland over a 12 year period, during which time, he was widely regarded as the National team's most influential player. He was capped 83 times, scoring 8 goals

Lunch and Racing for 10 Guests at Leopardstown

Table of 10 for lunch and racing at Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial raceday at Leopardstown Racecourse on Sunday May 12th.

Signed Limerick Hurley

Signed hurley by Limerick’s All-Ireland Hurling Champions 2018.

2019 All-Ireland Football Final Tickets

Two tickets to the 2019 All-Ireland Football Final in Croke Park on Sunday September 1st.

VIP Package to 2019 Galway Plate Day

VIP package to Galway Plate Day at the 2019 Galway Festival for four people including lunch and €200 Tote bets. (Wednesday July 31st)

Brian O'Driscoll Signed & Framed Picture

A signed presentation from one of the all-time legends of the game - Brian O'Driscoll.

He captained Ireland from 2003 until 2012, and captained the British and Irish Lions for their 2005 tour of New Zealand. He is regarded by critics as one of the greatest rugby union players of all time.

VIP Package to the Punchestown Festival 2019

VIP day in a private suite on any day of your choice at the Punchestown Festival 2019 (30th April to 4th May 2019), including lunch and afternoon tea for four guests.

Membership to The Irish National Stud Racing Club

The Irish National Stud’s (INS) Racing Club offers you the opportunity to own and race top-class flat and national hunt racehorses. You will have free entry to racing on the days INS Racing have a runner, access to days out to top training and breeding yards, educational workshops, access to industry news and updates, information and updates on all INS racehorses through a state of the art platform and, as a bonus, a share of the club’s prize money. A season ticket to the Irish National Stud is also included.

Luxury Stay at Kilkea Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

Overnight stay and dinner for two at the luxurious Kilkea Castle Hotel & Golf Resort. Kilkea Castle is a stunning newly refurbished 12th Century Castle Resort, set in the heart of County Kildare.

Race Sponsorship Package at Fairyhouse Racecourse

Sponsorship of the Maiden Hurdle at Fairyhouse (2m 4f) on Sunday April 7th, featuring three quality graded races. Race sponsorship benefits include - branding in national, daily and racing newspapers, racecard advertising, national and local radio coverage; coverage to all betting shops in UK and Ireland; coverage on Racing TV. The sponsorship package includes exclusive use of a private suite overlooking the winning post for up to 20 people with light lunch provided. Opportunity to provide signage at the racecourse.

Connolly’s Red Mills Horse Feed

One tonne of Connolly’s Red Mills Horse Care 14 feed - a unique formula delivering performance nutrition with added benefits.

VIP Tattersalls Ireland International Horse Trials package

Four tickets including access to the VIP marquee hospitality at the Tattersalls Ireland International Horse Trials on Saturday 1st June 2019.

4-Ball at Palmerstown House Estate

Golfers of all skill levels will find enjoyment and challenge on Palmerstown House Estate 18-hole championship course in Kill, Co Kildare. This challenging course is set amidst thousands of mature trees and each hole has its own individual charm. The 7,419 yard Palmerstown House Estate's Course presents players with feelings of tradition, excellence and quality.

VIP Tour of Kildangan Stud

Lunch for four people followed by a VIP tour of the beautiful Kildangan Stud, Co. Kildare, home to Shamardal, Teofilo, Exceed, Excel and Dawn Approach.

Usain Bolt Framed & Signed Photo

Framed and signed photo of the fastest man on the planet, six-time Olympic gold medallist, Usain Bolt.

Paddy Power Hospitality at Cheltenham Festival 2019

Hospitality for two guests in Paddy Power’s exclusive suite on the opening day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. (Tuesday March 12th, 2019)

Ed Sheeran 10 x 8" Signed Photograph

10” x 8” signed photograph from Brit award winning singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran

Henry de Bromhead Yard Visit

Yard visit to leading National Hunt Trainer Henry de Bromhead’s busy yard in Knockeen, Co Waterford including breakfast for you and three guests

Tammy Walters Horse Head Print. Title: "Her Grace"

Tammy Walters signed and mounted horse head print, titled "Her Grace"

26cm x33cm - actual print.

Four Ball at Killeen Castle

Enjoy a round of golf for four people on the Jack Nicklaus signature course at Killeen Castle.

Noel Meade Yard Visit

Visit leading National Hunt Trainer Noel Meade’s yard in Castletown, Co Meath for four guests.

2018 Ryder Cup Pin Flag

2018 Ryder Cup Pin Flag signed by winning European Team Captain Thomas Bjorn

Gordon Elliott Yard Visit

Visit to the 2018 Aintree Grand National winning trainer, Gordon Elliott’s yard in Longwood, Co Meath for you and three friends.

Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge Break

Overnight stay with breakfast for two people at the Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge in County Wicklow.

Horseware Medium weight Turnout Rug with Hood

Horseware medium weight turnout rug with hood - (New) size 6'6

Horseware Medium weight Rambo Turnout rug

Horseware medium weight rambo turnout rug size 5'9

Educogym Three Month Membership

Educogym are offering a three month unlimited programme to transform your body and mind. The programme includes a one-hour consultation, three one-to-one personal training sessions followed by unlimited supervised sessions with an Educogym consultant. Clients start with Educogym’s record breaking 12-day university programme and will experience incredible results straight away. Regular 30-minute check-ups keep you focused on your goals. Get ready to be unrecognisable to family and friends with this award winning programme.

Bids for the online auction are now being accepted at here and will close on Thursday January 17th at 6pm.

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