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Clara and Kilkenny se­nior hurlers Conor O’Shea and Lester Ryan ahead of the North Clubs v South Clubs Trac­tor and Truck Run which starts from Cillin Hill and The Ris­ing Sun, Mul­li­na­vat, on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 30. Reg­is­tra­tion is from 10.30am. En­try fee is €20 Meath Macra are get­ting ready to wel­come the masses to the Make It Meath Royal Rally 2017 — the first time the big­gest Macra event of the year will have made its way to the Royal County, which will take place in the Ci­tyNorth Ho­tel in Gor­manston (see be­low)

MEATH Macra are putting their Royal County cre­den­tials into prac­tice this Bank Hol­i­day week­end as they pre­pare to wel­come the masses to the Make It Meath Royal Macra Rally.

It will be Meath’s first time to host the big­gest Macra event of the year, which will take place in the Ci­tyNorth Ho­tel in Gor­manston.

The theme for Fri­day night’s much-loved fancy dress is Heroes and Vil­lains, while Satur­day’s young farmer con­fer­ence will cover all as­pects of tech­nol­ogy in agri­cul­ture. Later in the evening, the much sought-af­ter ti­tles of Best New Mem­ber and Club of the Year will Bo­da­cious and his ca­nine crew on the Cramp­ton farm in Kilkenny be re­vealed. On Sun­day, free en­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided to Macra mem­bers on the ho­tel grounds, which will in­clude an in­flat­able disco trac­tor and bungee runs.

The week­end will then fin­ish off in style at the ban­quet that evening.

Chair­man Der­mot Con­nolly said: “We’re hon­oured to be host­ing this event for the first time in Meath Macra’s his­tory and are grate­ful to Meath County Coun­cil for spon­sor­ing us. It’s not to be missed.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. roy­al­ or visit Meath Macra’s Face­book page.

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