Westport United

Founded 1911

Co. Mayo


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The music played by a local DJ boomed across the picturesque Mall, looking ever so resplendent in its autumn colours as the sun shone a golden glow on Westport's iconic tree-lined river for Westport United's Duck Race as a large crowd gathered to watch a keenly anticipated event with more tuning onto the club's Facebook page to watch the race and they were treated to some hillarious commentary akin to horse racing.

The race itself was from the Post Office up to the bridge by McGreevy's and it was exciting and compelling as hundreds of ducks battled it out for a quack at the title. The finish was breathtaking to say the least and there was little to choose from at the end. The winner was Le Canard du Jaune, owned by Ursula Nolan, priced at 12/1. Second was Ugly Duckling, owned by Sarah Morahan, priced at 16/1. Third was Donald Duck, owned by Daniel O'Sullivan and priced at 9/1. Fourth was Lucky Ducky, owned by Michael Moore and priced at 3/1 Favourite and fifth was Yellow Ducky, owned by John Mulroe and priced at 6/1. All five owners were worthy winners of €100 vouchers from local businesses.

Westport United would like to thank all the printers, the card sellers and to everybody that supported the race and thanks to the volunteers that helped on the day and finally a major thanks to all the race sponsors.

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