UNDER blue skies, the opening meet of the Ballymacad Foxhounds took place at Dromone and out in force for it were the four new masters of the popular Westmeath hunt club: Martin Farrell, Brendan Cosgrove, Michael Beva and Garry O’Neill.

Hunting centres around family, friends and community. Encapsulating this was the three generations of the McCann family – Ethan, Shane and David – all mounted and out together (see photo page 101).