HOSTING his first renewal at the helm of Goresbridge Sales, Ed Donohoe will have been more than satisfied at the seasonal opener last week. The bumper catalogue attracted an equally sizeable crowd, with the result that the one-day fixture was a resounding success. Both the clearance rate of 80% (77% in 2023) and the turnover of €692,650 (€680,750) exceeded the strong figures of 12 months ago and, while in line with recent trends, the average dipped to €5,870 (€6,674) this was well above figures from the pre-Covid era.