Galway Raceweek – Celebrate the Difference

It is one of the staples of the Irish sporting summer but things are so, so different this year with the Galway races taking place behind closed doors.

That does not mean though that they will simply pass us by with a major campaign having played out over recent weeks to promote #GalwayRaceAtHome.

The coverage will still be on RTÉ TV, with action getting underway at 5-30 this evening and running through the Festival highlights of the Guinness Galway Hurdle and the Tote Galway Plate as the week progresses.

Social media will be abuzz with material from Sinead Cassidy and the team at Ballybrit and while images like that captured above by James Crombie of Inpho.ie will paint a picture of unfamiliarity, this is a case of dealing with change and making the best of it.

Here are some of the images and messages that have kicked off an opening day that we could never have imagined when the curtain came down on last year’s 150th anniversary celebrations…

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