One of the most popular forms of sport is coursing, and many of the larger towns of Ireland can boast of a flourishing Coursing Club. An energetic effort is being made in the City to start a Coursing Club, and much work has already been performed with the object of having a coursing meet early in November. If Galway possessed a successful Club-and we do not see why it should not-it would be the means of bringing an influx of sporting visitors to the town, with consequent advantages to the traders. The following are officers of the new Club- Honorary President, Capt. W. Wilson-Lynch; President Mr. O. J. Kerins ; Vice-President, Mr. M. Campbell ; Treasurer, Mr. J. Lydon ; Secretary, Mr. J O’Sullivan ; representative on the Irish Coursing Association, Dr. M. McDonagh. Stewards: Rev. Father Pelly P.P. ; Messers. Cosgrave, M.P. ; Duffy M.P. ; R. Joyce, J.M. Meldon, J.S. Young, M. Crowley, J.T., Millar, M. McDonagh, T.M. Kenny, M.J. Kennedy, Dr. Sandys, Capt. Palmer, J. O’Connor (Wexford). A Sweep Stake on the Plate has been arranged in aid of the Club, and during next week some of the principal men in the coursing world, who will be in Galway for the Races, will be shown over the proposed course.
Connacht Tribune, 28 July 1917