FINAL CHAPTER OF DERBY JOURNEY TO PROVIDE DRAMA

Ian Fortune

18 September 2021

Just over five weeks on from the start of the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby, all eyes will be on Shelbourne Park at roughly 9.14pm this evening as the 2021 champion is crowned.


GLOSS AND CO REALLY SHINE AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

18 September 2021

While the crowd may not have been as big as normal for the opening round of the SIS Juvenile Derby due to government restrictions, there was a good buzz at Shelbourne Park on Friday night as the stars of the future produced run after run of the highest quality.


JAPAN GETS THE VOTE TO LAND A WIDE-OPEN SIS CAMBRIDGESHIRE DECIDER

Peter Farrell

18 September 2021

After three weeks of fantastic marathon racing at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, we are down to the final six in the 2021 SIS Cambridgeshire and each of the finalists have claims of taking home the very handsome €5,000 first prize.


SHELBOURNE PARK - BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL NIGHT ARRANGEMENTS

GRI

17 September 2021

Shelbourne Park will host the Final of the 2021 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby on Saturday night. The stadium team and Greyhound Racing Ireland would like those who are attending the Final to make themselves aware of arrangements in place on the night for the comfort and safety of those attending and to ensure compliance with all COVID-19 guidelines.


MORE LEAHY SUCCESS LIKELY AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

17 September 2021

The Leahy family have a pretty tight grip on the Jag Building Services & KGOBA A1 Derby as we look ahead to this evening’s semi-finals.


THOMAS MCLOUGHLIN - Mullingar

16 September 2021

Today we lost a very special individual within our greyhound racing community, a colleague and true friend in Thomas (Tommy) Mc Loughlin, Cameraman at Mullingar Greyhound Stadium. Tommy was known for his great sense of humour, smile and charm and made every race meeting special.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 59: DEAN HARPUR & SCOTT PHELAN

Barry Drake

16 September 2021

It's a double episode this week as two young trainers join Barry this week; Dean Harpur and Scott Phelan.


ONLY ONE DERBY BONUS TO BE DECIDED

Ian Fortune

16 September 2021

As we look ahead to Saturday’s Boylesports Derby decider, only one of the Derby bonuses remain undecided with Susie Sapphire and Singalong Sally set to battle it out for the honour of top bitch.


NEW STRATEGY FOR THE IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST (IRGT)

GRI

15 September 2021

RCÉ and the IRGT have engaged OKS Consultants to undertake a strategic study on the future role, remit and structure of the IRGT. OKS seeks the views of the greyhound industry in terms of the current arrangements and on the future role, approach and activities of the IRGT.


GREAT NAME THAT UK BOUND

Ian Fortune

15 September 2021

News broke yesterday afternoon that one of Ireland’s very fastest greyhounds Great Name That has been sold to the UK to continue his career under the care of Gary Griffiths at the Bryn Hall Racing kennels.


TALKING DERBY EPISODE 6: TUESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

14 September 2021

It's Derby Final week so there's plenty for Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and BoyleSports' Sarah Kinsella to chat about tonight. They look back at the thrilling Semi-Finals and gear up for the biggest night in Irish Greyhound Racing, the 2021 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final.


ENTIRES EXPECTED TO ROLL IN FOR THE UPCOMING IRISH GREYHOUND LAURELS

Barry Drake

14 September 2021

The countdown is well and truly on for the 2021 Irish Greyhound Laurels.


SUSIE LEADS FASTEST TO THIRD TURN ON SEMI FINAL CLOCKS

Ian Fortune

14 September 2021

By now you will be more than aware that Susie Sapphire was the fastest of those in action in the Boylesports Derby semi-finals to the third turn.


THIRD BEND CLOCKS TELL A STORY

Ian Fortune

14 September 2021

The third bend clocks are one of the great innovations of the Irish track scene in recent years and, more and more, punters and form watchers are taking notice of the sectionals.


TODAY WITH CLAIRE BYRNE – MONDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

14 September 2021

Yesterday, the Today with Claire Byrne show on RTE Radio 1 featured a segment on greyhound racing in response to the recent media coverage around greyhound racing content in a secondary school workbook.


STRONG AND SUCCESFUL SALE AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

13 September 2021

Another strong sales took place in Curraheen Park on Saturday 11th of September. Total Sales turnover was over €62,000.


EXPLOSIVE BOY THE DERBY FAVOURITE

Ian Fortune

13 September 2021

Sponsors Boylesports have introduced Explosive Boy as their clear favourite for Derby glory next weekend with the Pat Guilfoyle trained star a 2-1 chance to come home in front.


VIDEO: 2021 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY SEMI-FINALS

GRI

13 September 2021

12 exceptional semi-finalists and 2 hotly anticipated Semi-Finals lit up Shelbourne Park on Saturday night. We now know the six who will contest the 2021 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final on Saturday 18th, and what a final it will be! Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy take you through all of the action.


BARRY ODDS-ON FOR DERBY PLATE

Ian Fortune

13 September 2021

After two splendid displays through the early rounds of the Michael Fortune Memorial Derby Plate, Skywalker Barry is an 8-13 favourite with Boylesports to land the €5,000 competition on Saturday night.


AND THEN THERE WERE SIX AS TED AND SUSIE IMPRESS

Ian Fortune

12 September 2021

After four weeks of the most incredible racing action imaginable, the Boylesports Derby field was reduced to the final six at Shelbourne Park on Saturday evening.


A NEAR PERFECT DRAW FOR DERBY DECIDER

Ian Fortune

12 September 2021

The draw for the final of the Boylesports Irish Derby has thrown up the almost perfect conclusion with each and every greyhound holding strong claims.


DANA DELIVERS IN SIS CAMBRIDGESHIRE SEMIS

Peter Farrell

12 September 2021

The feature at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night was the two semi finals of the SIS Cambridgeshire and it was Marathon Queen, Dana Point, who flew home to record the fastest of the two semis for the Mullins-Curtin-syndicate.


1-2 FOR TEAM HOLLAND IN FINAL OF MUNSTER OAKS AT KILCOHAN PARK

Barry Drake

12 September 2021

Sponsored by JAG Building Services, Graham Holland recorded a brilliant 1-2 in the final of the €5,000 to the winner Dave Collins Memorial Munsters Oaks at Kilcohan Park on Saturday night.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 40: ANDREW WELDON

Rory Burke

12 September 2021

17 year-old Andrew Weldon joins Rory on this week's podcast. The young Waterford man has been involved with greyhounds from a very young age and has had aspirations to become a greyhound trainer since he was 11. Andrew developed epilepsy and he says that greyhounds really helped him after his diagnosis. Greyhounds are a real family affair and although he is still quite young he has plenty of experience with breeding and training at home. Have a listen to their chat, they've plenty to talk about!


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 58: DAN CASEY

Barry Drake

10 September 2021

Barry Drake speaks to Waterford man Dan Casey in this episode. Dan shares some local greyhound memories with Barry and tells him about his own greyhounds in training. Of course, Dan and his business, Caseys Caravan & Camping, are valued sponsors in Waterford. The Final of the Caseys Caravan & Camping 525 will take place in Kilcohan Park this Saturday. Barry and Dan chat about the competition and the Dave Collins Memorial Munster Oaks Final.


BRILLANT BEANIE SET FOR BREEDING PADDOCKS

Ian Fortune

8 September 2021

Brilliant 2020 Oaks champion Ballymac Beanie has run her last race.


COUNTDOWN TO LAURELS UNDERWAY AS 2021 EVENT LAUNCHED IN CORK

Barry Drake

7 September 2021

Jimmy Barry Murphy and Friends launch the Irish Greyhound Laurels in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium.


REVIEW OF RACE PRIZEMONEY INCLUDING SIS

GRI

6 September 2021

During 2021, RCÉ introduced additional race meetings to the racing schedule to cater for significant dog pools evident at several tracks. The additional meetings were funded by a general reduction of 10% in race grants. As the year has progressed, the additional race events are not required at a number of tracks as dog pools have stabilised. The Board of RCÉ has undertaken a review of the prizemoney spend to date in 2021 based on the likely racing schedule to year end.


VIDEO: 2021 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY QUARTER FINALS

GRI

5 September 2021

The 2021 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby is the competition that just keeps on giving. Ian Fortune & Kevin Hennessy take you through each of the 4 Quarter Finals last night in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium They also take a quick look ahead to next weekend and after the draw there's plenty to talk about.


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.


VIDEO: 2021 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY 3RD ROUND

GRI

30 August 2021

Round 3 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby provided us with 8 fantastic heats to enjoy and plenty of talking points including the second fastest ever time over 550yds at Shelbourne Park. Ian Fortune and Kevin Hennessy take you through each of the heats and give us their thoughts as we look forward to the Quarter Finals.


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.


JOB OPPORTUNITY - Trainee Racing Support Officer

27 August 2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY - Trainee Racing Support Officer


CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL CONFIRMED FOR 2022

Peter Farrell

26 August 2021

Kindly sponsored by the McManus Family, the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial, held at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, is firmly established as one the leading Juvenile events in the world and the welcome news broke earlier that the Classic has already been confirmed for 2022.


RCETS TRACEABILITY ROADSHOW

GRI

23 August 2021

RCETS Roadshow in Dundalk, Kilkenny and Galway this week.


VIDEO: ROUND 2, NIGHT 2 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

GRI

23 August 2021

Ian Fortune is joined by BoyleSports' Damien Lonergan as they take you through the concluding 8 heats of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby 2nd Round.


GREYHOUND INDUSTRY OBJECTS TO “GROSSLY INACCURATE” JUNIOR CURRICULUM BOOK

GRI

23 August 2021

Representatives of the Irish greyhound industry have raised concerns over the inclusion of what they say is a “misleading and inaccurate” representation of greyhound racing in a student activity book which forms part of the Junior Cycle curriculum.


VIDEO: ROUND 2, NIGHT 1 2021 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

GRI

21 August 2021

We've seen the first 8 heats of the 2nd Round and Ian Fortune and Kevin Hennessy are back to delve into the action in each of the heats for you.


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).


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS) IMPORTANT NOTICE

GRI

22 July 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) has been undertaking a range of inspections under the Welfare of Greyhounds Act to also incorporate a cross-check with data recorded in its traceability system – RCÉTS - relating to racing greyhounds.


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


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS) ENHANCEMENT

GRI

4 July 2021

Update: Android version is now available to download. Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland today announced a further enhancement of its traceability system – RCÉTS – to allow owners/trainers to provide voluntary updates on their greyhounds.


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.


IRGT EDUCATION SERIES PART 12: GREYHOUND CARE CENTRE

GRI

30 June 2021

Over the past 3 months, the IRGT have brought you their #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​​ series, bringing you some helpful tips about greyhounds as pets. In this final video of the series, we want to re-introduce you to the first greyhound care centre which launched last October.


RCÉ ENTERS INTO CONTRACTS FOR FOSTER CARE CENTRES

GRI

29 June 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) as part of its ongoing care and welfare programme has concluded a tender process for the operation of foster care centres. The expansion of its foster care activity in recent years has necessitated an open procurement process to create a panel of service providers


RCÉ AUDITED ANNUAL ACCOUNTS 2020

GRI

24 June 2021

The audit of RCÉ accounts for 2020 was completed by the Comptroller & Auditor General in April 2021. The audited accounts were forwarded to the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine for consideration by Government and for laying before the Houses of the Oireachtas. RCÉ has been advised that the above processes are now complete and that it is in order to publish the 2020 accounts.


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.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE - RCÉ INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

GRI

20 April 2021

RCÉ wish to remind all Owners and Trainers that funding is available through the “Injuries at Tracks Recovery Scheme” for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured while racing at RCÉ Licensed stadia.


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.


RÁSÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS)

GRI

13 January 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland’s new traceability system for racing greyhounds – RCÉTS - will be in operation from January 2021. You may need to take some action now to ensure you have access in January.


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 CARE – GRI INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

IGB

6 August 2019

The IGB today announced a scheme to provide funding for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured when racing at IGB licenced stadia.


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.