Will ‘The Bolt’ Retain His Title In The Joe Flynn Furlong Dash?

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The five competitors in the One Furlong Dash last year. From left: Niall Phelan, Dominic O’Brien, Joe Donovan, Keith Daly and Martin Lacey. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

EXCITEMENT will be at fever pitch by 4pm this Monday when the Joe Flynn One Furlong Dash for charity sees top athletes compete up Rock Street for the title.

Last year Dominic ‘The Bolt’ O’Brien took the prize for his adept handling of the pint and steady hand, but he’ll have tough competition this year from other bartenders.

In fact, there is an open invitation to bars in town to put forward their candidates for the event.

The competitors begin from Galvin’s Shop and dash to The Castle Bar carrying a full pint of Guinness.

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This is the sixth dash and last year it was renamed in honour of the late Joe Flynn who created a banner for the event which will be on display again on Monday.

The winner Dominic O’Brien is carried shoulder high last year. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

There’s always  a great crowd on the street and it’s for charity so everyone is encouraged to come down, make a donation and have a bit of fun. Sure what else would you be doing on a Bank Holiday Monday?

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  1. Dom O’Brien in training this morning in Linnane’s Bar for the 2017 Joe Flynn dash.