LAURELS FINAL - HOW TO FOLLOW FROM HOME

GRI

21 October 2021

Nothing beats being there but if you can't make it to Cork for the Laurels Final then you can still enjoy from home or at your local stadium racing on Saturday night.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 64: LAURELS FINAL PREVIEW & DEIRDRE LEAHY

Barry Drake

21 October 2021

This week Barry brings us a bumper episode to enjoy. He is joined by Curraheen Park Racing Manager, Brian Collins, and Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Chairman Jimmy Barry Murphy as they look forward to this Saturday Irish Laurels Final. Barry also catches up with Deirdre Leahy after Droopys Gloss' victory in the SIS Juvenile Derby Final in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium last weekend.


DIVA AND CILLA TO FLY FLAG FOR IRELAND AT PERRY BARR

Ian Fortune

21 October 2021

Billys Diva and Skywalker Cilla are expected to continue their impressive passage through the Arena Racing Company English Oaks at Perry Barr this evening with the pair red-hot favourites for their respective semi-finals.


AMANI HAS RUN HER LAST RACE

Ian Fortune

21 October 2021

It was clear to those watching the second round of the ARC English Oaks at the weekend that Front Amani had suffered a bad injury in defeat.


PUBLIC HEALTH ARRANGEMENTS AT GRI VENUES FROM 22ND OCTOBER

GRI

20 October 2021

Following the Government announcement, on the 19th October there will be a further easing of COVID 19 public health restrictions in relation to indoor events from Friday 22nd October. This change now permits for increased capacity indoors for sporting events. The requirement is that all spectators/patrons should be fully seated when indoors, with standing only permitted at your seat.


GREYHOUND SALES SCHEDULE OCTOBER 2021 TO FEBRUARY 2022

GRI

20 October 2021

At its recent meeting, the Sales Committee discussed Sales Dates and Fixtures to February 2022


RECRUITMENT OF GREYHOUND RACING CONTROL COMMITTEES OF RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN

GRI

20 October 2021

Recruitment campaigns for the new Control and Appeals Committees under the Greyhound Racing Ireland Act 2019 have been advertised by Public Appointment Service (PAS) with a closing date of 9th November.


FESTIVAL TAKES OVER FROM NIGHT OF STARS

Ian Fortune

20 October 2021

After eight incredible years, the Night of Stars has come to a natural end.


PREPARATIONS IN FULL FLOW FOR WINTER RACING FESTIVAL

Ian Fortune

20 October 2021

This week’s track ad from Shelbourne Park involves the details of the 2021 RCÉ Winter Racing Festival.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS TUESDAY 19/10/2021

GRI

20 October 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results Tuesday 19/10/2021:


EARLY ENTRY ADVISABLE FOR MATCHBOOK BETTING EXCHANGE IRISH ST.LEGER

Peter Farrell

19 October 2021

With the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St Leger due to start on Saturday 30th October at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, owners and trainers are advised to get their entries in this week.


PHILIP McCORMACK SNR

19 October 2021

Irish greyhound lost another wonderful friend on Monday with the news that Philip McCormack Snr had passed away.


ENTRIES INVITED FOR DEADLY STAKE AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

19 October 2021

Kilkenny has become the go-to venue for those seeking a big prize with their graded stars.


VIDEO: 2021 LAURELS SEMI-FINALS

GRI

19 October 2021

On Saturday night, the final six were decided in the 2021 Friends & Supporters Irish Laurels. Look back now on how they secured their spots as Ian Fortune takes you through the Semi-Final action from Curraheen Park.


TALKING LAURELS 2021 EPISODE 4 MONDAY 18TH OCTOBER

GRI

18 October 2021

It's Monday evening which means it's time for a bit of Talking Dogs. Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and Barry Drake are talking Laurels at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium as we look forward to the Final this Saturday night. They also have a quick chat about Droopys Gloss' victory in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night.


FAIR WARRIOR DRAW

Ian Fortune

18 October 2021

Just two greyhounds, Ela Supremo and defending champion Olympic Dollar, remain unbeaten in the SIS Fair Warrior and the pair have avoided each other in the quarter final draw.


INCREDIBLE SALE AT YOUGHAL TRACK

Barry Drake

18 October 2021

Youghal track held a record-breaking sale on Saturday morning.


BALLYMAC FAIRONE 2-1 FAVOURITE FOR LAURELS SUCCESS

Barry Drake

18 October 2021

BoyleSports have priced up the final of the Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Greyhound Laurels.


DROOPYS GLOSS A WONDERFRUL JUVENILE DERBY CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

17 October 2021

At a time when Ireland has been blessed with the most incredible crop of bitches, it should come as no surprise that another rising superstar for the fairer sex won the 2021 SIS Juvenile Derby at a wet Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


SUPREMO SETS FAIR WARRIOR PACE AGAIN

Ian Fortune

17 October 2021

As in the opening round, Ela Supremo set the standard in the SIS Fair Warrior at Mullingar ion Saturday night, coming home clear in a rapid 21.26. the Peter Cronin trained star raced in the stripes in Heat 2 of the second round and was simply too hot to handle for his rivals.


DIVA AND CILLA STAR AT PERRY BARR

Ian Fortune

17 October 2021

Ireland’s challenge for the Arena Racing Company English Oaks remains a strong one following the sensational displays of Billys Diva and Skywalker Cilla in yesterday’s second round at Perry Barr.


VIDEO: 2021 SIS JUVENILE DERBY FINAL

GRI

17 October 2021

Droopys Gloss ran home a convincing winner of the 2021 SIS Juvenile Derby Final in a wet Shelbourne Park for owner John Coleman, trainer Murt Leahy and connections. Join Ian Fortune to look back on her victory, another big week for the ladies in 2021.


TWO EXCITING SEMI FINALS OF THE IRISH LAURELS AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

17 October 2021

Thomas O'Donovan was the happiest man leaving Cork on Saturday night as the Golden-based trainer sent two greyhounds into the final of the Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Greyhound Laurels which will take place next Saturday night.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 44: COLM O'CONNELL

Rory Burke

17 October 2021

This week Rory is joined by 16 year old Colm O'Connell from Limerick. Colm started out helping his cousin with his greyhounds and now has a few dogs of his own. Mostly racing in Limerick, Colm is getting great support in establishing his racing career from both family and the wider racing family. Have a listen to their chat and learn more about his journey so far.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 16/10/2021

GRI

16 October 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 16/10/2021:


EXPLOSIVE START IN CLONMEL AS CRAFTY KOKORO SETS THE STANDARD

Peter Farrell

16 October 2021

The standard of the current crop of bitches in Ireland has been spoken of many times in recent months and that trend looks set to continue with some stunning performances being produced in the opening round of the Explosive Boy ON2/3 525 Bitch stake at Clonmel greyhound stadium.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 15/10/2021

GRI

15 October 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 15/10/2021:


TALKING DOG ON THURSDAY EPISODE 63: CHRIS HOULIHAN

Barry Drake

14 October 2021

Kerry man Chris Houlihan joins Barry Drake this week to talk all things greyhound racing.


MEMORIES OF HARRY

Ian Fortune

14 October 2021

It wasn’t long after the obituary of Harry Seery went up yesterday that the phone rang.


ENNISCORTHY TO RACE ON BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY

Ian Fortune

14 October 2021

Enniscorthy are readying themselves for a big night on Sunday week, October 24th.


HARRY SEERY

13 October 2021

It’s with great sadness we must report the passing of Harry Seery.


A LINGRAWN FOUR-TIMER

Ian Fortune

13 October 2021

It nearly escaped us but Liam and Mary Jones accounted for a might impressive four winners at Mullingar’s Sunday afternoon meeting.


BUDGET 2022 ALLOCATION WILL DELIVER EXPANDED CARE AND WELFARE PROGRAMME

GRI

12 October 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) today welcomes the budget allocation of (€17.6m) for greyhound racing from the Horse & Greyhound Fund. GRI says the allocation will assist with the continued significant expansion of a range of care and welfare initiatives during 2022 and assist with the commercial challenges as the industry recovers from the impact of restrictions experienced during the pandemic.


LAURELS FINAL ADMISSION TICKETS ON SALE

GRI

8 October 2021

Get your tickets now for the 2021 Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Laurels Final are on sale now.


LAUNCH OF TRACES NT EXPORT DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM

GRI

6 October 2021

TRACES is the European Commissions Electronic Platform used in the Import and Export of amongst other things, animals. In its guise as TRACES Classic, it has been used for several years by Irish Individuals and companies exporting animals abroad. These have typically included individuals who undertake transporting greyhounds abroad for export.


RCE ANNOUNCE EXPANSION TO THE INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME FROM OCTOBER 1ST

GRI

4 October 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) provide funding for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured while racing or participating in Qualifying Trials at RCÉ Licensed stadia through The Injuries at Tracks Recovery Scheme. This scheme is open to all owners and trainers who have incurred veterinary costs in the treatment of greyhounds to repair a *career ending orthopaedic (bone) injury which was sustained while racing or running qualifying Trials at a RCÉ licensed stadium.


BOOST FOR LIMERICK AS MATCHBOOK BETTING EXCHANGE TO SPONSOR UPCOMING ST. LEGER CLASSIC

Peter Farrell

29 September 2021

There was some welcome news yesterday as Matchbook Betting Exchange was announced as the title sponsor of the upcoming 2021 Irish St. Leger at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


MATCHBOOK BETTING EXCHANGE BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF IRISH ST.LEGER

GRI

28 September 2021

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has announced Matchbook Betting Exchange as the title sponsor of the 2021 Irish St. Leger, which takes place over five weekends during October and November at Limerick Greyhound Stadium


DEARBHLA O’BRIEN PROPOSED AS NEW CEO OF GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND

GRI

27 September 2021

The Board of Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) / Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) has today proposed the appointment of Dearbhla O'Brien to the position of Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will now be submitted to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine for approval.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE “KENNEL COUGH”

GRI

22 September 2021

Greyhound Welfare advisory note for Kennel Cough


UPDATES TO RCETS APP & WEBSITE

GRI

2 September 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland have released additional updates to the Traceability system, RCÉTS.


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS) ENHANCEMENT

GRI

27 August 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland today (27th August 2021) announced an additional enhancement of its traceability system – RCÉTS – to allow owners/trainers to provide updates on their greyhounds and pups.


WATCH THE DERBY LIVE THIS WEEKEND

GRI

20 August 2021

Talking Dogs TV will air both nights of the 2nd Round of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby LIVE from Shelbourne Park. Along with the racing, you can enjoy reaction from Barry Caul, Rob Catterson & Ian Fortune and interviews with the connections.


GREYHOUND SALES SCHEDULE AUGUST TO OCTOBER 2021

GRI

18 August 2021

The Sales Committee discussed Sales Dates and Fixtures to October 2021 at its recent meeting and have issued the revised schedule of Greyhound Sales to end of October 2021.


REPORT HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF GREYHOUND RACING INDUSTRY TO IRISH ECONOMY

GRI

27 July 2021

The significant contribution made by the greyhound racing industry to the Irish exchequer and rural employment is highlighted in a new report published at Shelbourne Park, Dublin, today by Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI).


GREYHOUND CARE & WELFARE: EXTENSION TO THE RCÉ INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

GRI

12 July 2021

RCÉ wish to advise all Owners and Trainers that the Board of RCÉ has approved an extension to the terms of the “Injury at Tracks Recovery Scheme” with this extension taking effect immediately.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE

GRI

9 July 2021

EXTENSION TO THE RCÉ INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND CONFIRM ADDITIONAL MAJOR EVENTS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON RPGTV IN 2021

GRI

1 July 2021

GREYHOUND Racing Ireland has confirmed that four more of its major events will be shown live on RPGTV this year in addition to the already-announced Corn Cuchulainn, Champion Stakes and closing rounds of the Irish Derby all at Shelbourne Park.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE - RCÉ INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

GRI

15 June 2021

RCÉ / GRI wish to remind all Owners and Trainers that funding is available through the “Injuries at Tracks Recovery Scheme”


RCÉ TO COMMENCE INSPECTIONS TO RECONCILE RCÉTS RECORDS

GRI

25 May 2021

As the next step in the rollout of RCÉTS (the Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability System), RCÉ/GRI will shortly commence inspections to reconcile RCÉTS records.


GRI ANNOUNCE SIS AS TITLE SPONSOR OF KEY EVENTS ACROSS 2021

GRI

4 March 2021

Irish Greyhound Racing will benefit from the continued partnership between GRI and SIS with the announcement that SIS will become the title of sponsor of 11 events across eight stadia nationwide.


REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSPORTING GREYHOUNDS TO GREAT BRITAIN

GRI

25 January 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann has been working with various parties to establish the requirements for transporting greyhounds to and from the UK.


A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO RCETS

GRI

13 January 2021

We've begun to roll out our new RCÉTS (Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability System) app and website this week.


TRACEABILITY OF PRIME IMPORTANCE

Ian Fortune

13 January 2021

In these times when greyhound racing has come in for so much unfair criticism, the decision of Greyhound Racing Ireland to roll out a full traceability system must be applauded.


HOW TO REHOME YOUR RETIRED GREYHOUND

GRI

17 December 2020

A reminder of the steps to rehome your retired racing greyhound with the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust.


2021 CLASSICS & FEATURE EVENTS CALENDAR

GRI

7 December 2020

Rásíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has finalised the 2021 Classics and Feature Events Calendar.


UPDATED CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF THE GREYHOUND

GRI

3 November 2020

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (Greyhound Racing Ireland) has updated its Code of Practice for the Care & Welfare of the Greyhound and a draft of the updated code is available on www.grireland.ie


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN/GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND (GRI) ADOPTS ITS BUDGET FOR 2021

GRI

29 October 2020

GRI’s budget for 2021 has been prepared against a very challenging and changing operating environment due to the impact of Covid-19. The budget has taken account of the government’s plan Resilience & Recovery – Living with Covid under which greyhound racing is permitted under all 5 levels of the plan but with much reduced attendance permitted at Levels 1 & 2.


THE IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST AND RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN ( RCÉ) LAUNCH THEIR FIRST EVER RACING GREYHOUND CARE CENTRE

GRI

28 October 2020

Today Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) in partnership with The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust announced the next chapter in Irish Greyhound racing with the launch of its first dedicated Greyhound Care Centre.


IRGT LAUNCH NEW FOSTER TO ADOPT SCHEME

IGB

19 May 2020

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) have launched their new Foster to Adopt scheme today, with the aim of offering would-be adopters the chance to experience life with a retired greyhound.


THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE ON THE FRONTLINE

IGB

20 April 2020

A reminder to all of you on the frontline that we continue to appreciate your work.


GRI WELCOMES PUBLIC RESPONSE AFTER GREYHOUND CARE LINE CALLS

IGB

4 September 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has welcomed the public response to its confidential Greyhound Care Line during its first month of operations.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND ANNOUNCES NEW CONFIDENTIAL PHONE LINE TO REPORT WELFARE CONCERNS

IGB

12 July 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) today announced the launch of a confidential phone line which will be available to members of the public to report greyhound welfare concerns.