Trials & COVID-19 Protocols

Trials will resume from June 8th. We've implemented a number of changes in line with the latest HSE and Government guidelines around COVID-19. These changes impact who can attend trials and racing, what you can bring with you and how to behave when your at your local stadium. 

Please ensure you are fully familiar with the Owner & Trainer protocols and procedures, visit our COVID-19 Help Page

Read the Protocol document carefully in advance of travelling to attend a Stadium for the purposes of trialling/racing a greyhound. It is imperative there is an acceptance of these measures by all, in addition to full compliance with the instructions of Racing/Security Officials present at Stadia.

Owners and Trainers are requested to bring their own muzzles and trap sheets when attending an Official Trial Session.

Trial Schedules

The Trial Schedule will be updated weekly. Please check below schedule for details on how to book. 

Official Trial Schedule from Monday 29th June

Trials may be subject to change for operational reasons

Track

Monday   

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday

Saturday 

Clonmel

 

 

 

 

10am – 11.30am

Post Racing

 

Curraheen Park

 

 

10am – 12pm

 

 

Post Racing

 

Dundalk

 

 

 

 

10am -12.30pm

 

 

Enniscorthy

 

Post Racing

 

 

5pm – 6pm

 

 

Galway

 

 

 

10.30am – 11.45am   

 

 

 

5pm - 6pm

Kilkenny

 

 

 

11.30am – 1.15pm

 

5.30pm – 6.15pm

 

Limerick

 

 

 

9am – 11.30am

Post Racing

 

 

Mullingar

 

 

 10.00am - 12.00pm 

 

 

  

 

Newbridge

 

 

 

 

 

10am – 11.30am

 

Shelbourne Park

 

 

5pm – 6pm

 

 

5pm – 6pm

5pm – 6pm  

Thurles

 

3.30pm – 5.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Kingdom Greyhound Stadium

(Tralee)

 

9.30am – 12.30pm  

 

Post Racing    

 

 

 

 

Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium

(Waterford)

 

 

 

11am – 12.30pm 

 

 

Youghal

Post Racing

 

 

Post Racing

 

 

 

How to book a Trial

All Official Trials are strictly by appointment only and there will be no exceptions.

Please note that the GRI will be operating a cashless system with effect from 8th June 2020 and all payments for trials and entry fees must be made by way of Debit/Credit Card.  

Trials may be booked either online via the GRI website at grireland.ie/booktrials or by Email, Text or Telephone with contact details for tracks as follows:

Track

Email

Telephone or Text

Clonmel

cmltrack@gmail.com

052-6183333

Curraheen Park

brian.collins@grireland.ie

061-448091 or 061-448073

Dundalk

mattduffy212@yahoo.com

00447923866957

Enniscorthy

jim.enniscorthytrack@gmail.com

087-9708823

Galway

oliver.hester@grireland.ie

087-2770969

Kilkenny

tom.kinane@grireland.ie

056-7721214

Limerick

liam.kennedy@grireland.ie

087-9768718

Mullingar

orlaith.farrelly@grireland.ie

086-8607636

Newbridge

james.murray@grireland.ie

085 8050419 

Shelbourne Park

michael.dempsey@grireland.ie

085-1484848

Thurles

thurlesgreyhoundstadium@gmail.com

0504-21003

Tralee

kieran.casey@grireland.ie

061-448057

Waterford

daniel.creech@grireland.ie

085-8748080

Youghal

brian.collins@grireland.ie

061-448054

Please note

Owners and Trainers who book Official Trials via email/telephone/text will receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of the Official Trial booking and the time of the Official Trial being allocated to the owner or trainer will be confirmed by the Racing Office of the relevant Greyhound Stadium.

Owners and Trainers should not assume an Official Trial has been booked by sending an email, text message or leaving a voice message. Confirmation from the Racing Office must have been received following the email/text/voice message.

Should an Owner or Trainer have any difficulty in booking a trial online, support is available is available at ithelpdesk@grireland.ie or 061-448099.

Notes regarding Qualifying:

A Racing Manager and Control Steward will be present at all Official Trial sessions and the greyhounds performance in the trial is considered for grading purposes. 

Greyhounds will be arranged in 2 and 3 greyhound trials where possible at Official Trial sessions which are scheduled to take place between 8th and 13th June.

As previously advised by GRI, greyhounds that are in receipt of the Covid-19 Greyhound Care Payment (i.e. those greyhounds which trialled or raced at a GRI Licenced Stadium between 11th February 2020 and 24th March 2020) will be granted an Official Sprint/525 Trial free of charge.

Raced greyhounds may requalify with a Sprint Trial, however, the minimum requirement for SIS greyhound returning to race is a 525 yard Trial.

Novice Trials have been scheduled within the trial fixtures solely to accommodate Owners and Trainers who may require an accompanying greyhound to trial (the Control Steward will arrange for the trial to be carried out with another novice where one is available), however, owners and trainers with novice greyhounds are not rigidly confined to these time slots.