Celebrating 10 years in 2023, the event offers over €150,000 in Greyhound Racing prizemoney and €20,000 to be shared amongst six lucky finalist Limerick GAA Clubs.
Kindly sponsored by JP & Noreen McManus, the event runs each year in memory of Noreen's parents, Con and Annie Kirby.
On Friday 21st April, in front of a packed Limerick Greyhound Stadium, Clonbrien Treaty became the 10th winner of the prestigous Con and Annie Kirby Memorial. Having taken the lead after the first bend, Clonbrien Treaty powered home to a very convincing win, 8 and a half lengths clear of the runner-up.
In doing so he won he took home a massive €80,000 for Limerick owners James Murphy and his daughter Muireann and their family. It was very much a family affair with Jim's brother Jerry Murphy having bred their champion.
Tipperary trainer Graham Holland completed a Kirby double following on from last year's win with Swords Rex. This was his second training win in the competition.
A large crowd from Clonbrien Treaty's nominated Limerick GAA Club, Knockainey GAA, were in full-voice cheering home their favourite. The delighted club will now receive a massive €10,000 from our sponsors JP & Noreen McManus. We also look forward to welcoming the club back for a FREE fundraising event as part of their prize.
Clonbrien Treaty €80,000
Knockainey GAA €10,000
Bogger Lucky €20,000
Effin GAA €5,000
Feenagh Kilmeedy GAA €2,000
Gaytime Hugo €4,260
Doon GAA €1,000
Ryhope Beach €4,260
Hospital Herbertstown GAA €1,000
Hovex Tommy €4,250
St. Senans LGFA €1,000
Winning Time: 28.08
🔊 Our favourite sound...— Limerick Greyhound Stadium (@LimkGreyhound) April 21, 2023
A packed stand cheering home their favourites and our 2023 Con and Annie Kirby Memorial champion, Clonbrien Treaty
What a win, 8.5lengths clear of Bogger Lucky in 2nd, a thoroughly convincing winner 🏆 #Kirby2023 #GoGreyhoundRacing #ThisRunsDeep pic.twitter.com/xr8pV5CCaw