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Judging by the numerous inquiries for information from all parts of the district the gathering of 1907 promises to bring - forward a record entry and large fields are assured for all events. The entries for the Sheffield aie highly satisfactory, being more representative of. the colony's athletes than formerly. Among the entrants are Xicholls (."Victoria), L. C. McLaughlan (Napier), _ Chalmers (Wanganui), Hutchins (Christchurch), Bennett, Henderson, Collie, Watson, Collins (Dunedin), Spring (Timaru), Robinson (Riverton, Currie and Cuning'ham (Ileriot), Hatton ami Dunn (Milton), and several local enthusiasts, including a few practically untried men. The handicaps will be published at an early date, when it is expected that the majority of the men will accept. The Sheffield is the most important event of its kind raced in X.Z., the lucky winner receiving £4O cash and Sir J. G. Ward's medal, Mr A. M. Irving, tiho popular starter, will handle the pistol for the Shefflefd and 75 yards handicaps, and Mr J. S. Murphy will again officiate as judge. Quoits having "caught on” again in several districts, it was decided to offer a threeguinea silver cup for first and a. gold medal for second prize. The medals ami trophies for the various events are now on view in Messrs Woods and Co.'s window (Massey-Harris Cycle Depot). (Entries close for all events with the secretary to-nig'ht^

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IRISH ATHLETIC SOCIETY., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 2 March 1907

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IRISH ATHLETIC SOCIETY. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 2 March 1907

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