SIS LIMERICK OAKS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Peter Farrell

15 April 2021

It’s busy times at Limerick greyhound stadium at present with the Con & Annie Kirby dominating the headlines and although that stake reaches its conclusion in little over a week, the top-class action continues as the SIS Limerick Oaks is scheduled to start the following Saturday, 1st May.


ENTRIES REQUIRED FOR CON & ANNIE KIRBY FINAL NIGHT

Peter Farrell

15 April 2021

With the final of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 525 just over a week away, Limerick greyhound stadium are now seeking entries for several races on the final night.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY PODCAST EPISODE 37: PIO BARRY

Barry Drake

15 April 2021

Well known within greyhound circles, Pio Barry shares some wonderful greyhound racing stories with Barry in this podcast episode. His Ballydoyle prefix has enjoyed some wonderful success, including the wonderful Ballydoyle Honey. He has great tales from both the greyhound and horse racing world.


STAR SPORTS CONFIDENT OF IRISH SUCCESS

Ian Fortune

15 April 2021

It’s that time of year again when questions are being asked about what trainers and greyhounds will be journeying to the UK for a crack at the Star Sports & ARC English Derby.


WEEKEND TOTE GUARANTEES

Ian Fortune

15 April 2021

This weekend’s tote guarantees are very much focused around the action at Shelbourne Park and Limerick.


LAUNCH OF THE LEE STRAND 550 AT THE KINGDOM GREYHOUND STADIUM

Barry Drake

14 April 2021

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium is looking forward to the start of the 2021 Lee Strand 550 on Friday 30th April.


VIDEO: SELECT STAKES SEMI-FINALS

GRI

14 April 2021

Racing was behind closed doors but here's your chance to look back on the action from Kilcohan Park for the Semi-Finals of the 2021 Waterford Select Stakes.


ZINZAN OUT OF 600 DECIDER

Ian Fortune

14 April 2021

The dreadful news broke yesterday that Monbeg Zinzan will miss the final of the Shelbourne Open 600 after picking up a small injury in the semi-finals.


JON JO THE STAR OF A BUSY TUESDAY IN THE UK

Ian Fortune

14 April 2021

Bockos Jon Jo emerged a determined winner of the newest competition on the UK calendar, the TRC Health and Hygiene Northamptonshire Sprint, at Towcester on Tuesday night.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM - PART 1: IRGT INTRODUCTION

GRI

14 April 2021

Over the coming 3 months, every Wednesday the IRGT will be sharing some #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom which we hope will help people to learn more about greyhounds and help prepare for their new family pet.


DEERJET SYDNEY ON TARGET FOR SELECT STAKES GLORY

Barry Drake

14 April 2021

Last year's English Derby Champion Deerjet Sydney followed up last week's opening round success in the 2021 Select Stakes with another marvellous performance at Kilcohan Park on Tuesday evening.


TALKING DOGS TV EPISODE 4 THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

GRI

13 April 2021

Episode 4 of Talking Dogs TV now on sale for this Saturday night, 17th April. Get your pass now to enjoy the Con & Annie Kirby Semi-Finals, Shelbourne 600 Final & more.


€40,825 LARRY O’ROURKE NATIONAL PRODUCE STAKES

Peter Farrell

13 April 2021

Entries are now being accepted for the:


IF YOU MISSED LAST WEEK’S TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY PODCAST

Barry Drake

13 April 2021

If you missed the Talking Dogs on Thursday podcast you can listen here:


YOUGHAL TRACK HOLD ANOTHER SUCCESFUL SALE

Barry Drake

13 April 2021

The recent sale at Youghal Greyhound Stadium which took place on April 10 went down as another great success.


TALKING KIRBY EPISODE 4

GRI

12 April 2021

We're down to just 12 in this year's Con & Annie Kirby Memorial and Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and Barry Drake dissect the Quarter Final action and look ahead to the Semi-Finals in tonight's Talking Kirby. Join them for the chat. They also look at the other events around the country including the 600 in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium and the Select Stakes in Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium.


CESAREWITCH JUST A FORTNIGHT AWAY

Ian Fortune

12 April 2021

It’s just two weeks to the day until the 2021 SIS Irish Cesarewitch gets underway at Mullingar and hopes are high that this year’s stake could be every bit as exciting as the 2020 renewal.


NO SURPRISE AS BEACH FAVOURITE FOR 600

Ian Fortune

12 April 2021

Following a sensational semi-final display on Saturday night, Beach Avenue is odds-on with the off-course firms for Saturday’s Shelbourne Open 600 decider.


JOINT FAVOURITES AHEAD OF KIRBY SEMI FINALS

Peter Farrell

12 April 2021

We’re down to the final twelve in the 2021 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial at Limerick greyhound stadium and ahead of this weekend’s two semi finals, BoyleSports have made Explosive Boy and Singalong Sally joint 2/1 favourites for outright glory.


BEACH PRODUCES ONE OF THE GREAT RUNS IN 600

Ian Fortune

11 April 2021

As racing continues behind closed doors, it seems the greyhounds have been doing their best to rub our noses in the fact.


EXPLOSIVE BOY & SINGALONG SALLY BOUNCE BACK IN A DECISIVE NIGHT AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

11 April 2021

Last night saw the quarter finals of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial take place at Limerick greyhound stadium and while Explosive Boy and Singalong Sally both bounced back from prior round defeats, few would have predicted the outcome of the remaining two quarter finals as a number of market leaders made their exit from the competition.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 18: JAMIE MCGEE

Rory Burke

11 April 2021

Jamie McGee talks to Rory Burke on this week's podcast. Jamie is from a well-known greyhound family, but has recently taken up the mantle and taken out his own trainers license. Jamie has some great racing memories and his own recent successes and talks to Rory about what it is that loves about racing from the pups to A10 greyhounds to the big wins.


BALLYMAC RULE THE STAR OF THE SHOW ONCE AGAIN

Barry Drake

11 April 2021

The €5,000 to the winner Red & White Collar Coursing Bred Sweep has developed into a magnificent competition at Tralee Greyhound Stadium.


FOUR OUTSTANDING QUARTER FINALS OF THE GREYHOUND & PETWORLD SUPERSPRINT

Barry Drake

11 April 2021

The four quarter-finals of the Greyhound & Petworld Supersprint were the feature races in Curraheen Park on Saturday night and it was Fiftycashback who went quickest on the clock with the Denis Crowley-owned runner producing a stunning 17.56 winning run.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 10/04/2021

GRI

10 April 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 10/04/2021:


TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF GREYHOUND FOSTER CARE CENTRES AND PRE-TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION CENTRES

GRI

10 April 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann/Greyhound Racing Ireland, as part of its continued expansion of its care and welfare programme has sought submissions from interested parties , through the e-tenders platform for the provision of Greyhound Foster Care Centres and Pre-Travel Accommodation Centres.


CONTROL STEWARD VACANCY - FIXED TERM CONTRACT

GRI

10 April 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has responsibility for the promotion, regulation, and on-going development of the Greyhound industry in Ireland. A vacancy has arisen for the position of Control Steward (Part-time, 3 days per week) on a fixed term contract for 2 years based at our Cork venue, Curraheen Park.


FLOCO THE STAR IN TRALEE

Barry Drake

10 April 2021

FLOCO set the standard in the semi-finals of the John & Mary Killeacle Dowling Memorial at Tralee on Friday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 09/04/2021

IGB

9 April 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 09/04/2021:


TALKING DOGS TV EPISODE 3 THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

GRI

8 April 2021

Talking Dogs TV is back for Episode 3 this Saturday with the Con & Annie Kirby, the Shelbourne 600 & the Puppy Oaks all included in the line-up


2020 NATIONAL GREYHOUND RACING AWARDS DATE ANNOUNCED

GRI

8 April 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (Greyhound Racing Ireland) has announced that its 2020 National Greyhound Racing Awards, will now take place as on online event on Sunday 16th May. The original planned event was for a live ceremony, however given current restrictions the decision was made to move to a virtual ceremony.


BONUS OFFER AT TOWCESTER SALES

Ian Fortune

7 April 2021

Following the news that Towcester and sales auction company Greyhound Trader would be hosting a pre-English Derby sales later this month, they yesterday announced an exciting bonus scheme to any greyhound sold at the sales that goes on to win an English Derby, English St Leger or an English Oaks.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 17: JOE SHEAHAN

GRI

4 April 2021

Joe Sheahan joins Rory Burke for a chat this week. Joe is a passionate young man who is currently involved in the new Talking Dogs TV. Joe developed a deep love for greyhounds, despite not having a particular family background.


€2.3M SHELBOURNE PARK GREYHOUND STADIUM IMPROVEMENT SCHEME PROCEEDS

GRI

30 March 2021

Design Team Sought for €2.3M upgrade at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium.


TALKING DOGS TV - HOW TO WATCH

GRI

27 March 2021

Talking Dogs TV launches this Saturday 27th March. Here's all the details on how you can watch from home this Saturday night.


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN SECURES WELFARE CONVICTION AT BALLINASLOE DISTRICT COURT – BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FOR ARREST

GRI

26 March 2021

A long running welfare case was finalised at Ballinasloe District Court this week where a conviction under the Welfare of Greyhound Act 2011 was secured by Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) with costs in the sum of €5,049 being awarded to RCÉ.


THE KIRBY COUNTDOWN CONTINUES WITH A LOOK AT THE 2019 FINAL

GRI

25 March 2021

The countdown to the 2021 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial is nearly over and we're onto the last running of the event in 2019, lets look back at the Final and Toolmaker Josie's win.


THE KIRBY COUNTDOWN CONTINUES - HERE'S A LOOK BACK AT 2018

GRI

24 March 2021

We took a little break on our Con & Annie Kirby Final throwbacks as we made way for Talking Kirby and the draw but we've still got 2 more to look back on. Here's the 2018 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Final. Won by Droopys Davy, a 3rd win in a row for trainer Pat Buckley.


THE KIRBY COUNTDOWN CONTINUES

GRI

21 March 2021

As we continue the countdown to the 2021 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial, we're up to the 2017 Final video tonight.


DROOPYS RODDICK'S KIRBY WIN IS TONIGHT'S CATCH-UP VIDEO

GRI

20 March 2021

Next in the look back at Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Finals past in Limerick Greyhound Stadium in 2016, won by Droopys Roddick . Enjoy the trip down memory lane this Saturday night.


2015 IS TONIGHT'S CON & ANNIE KIRBY FINAL

GRI

19 March 2021

We're up to 2015 tonight as we look back on the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial ahead of the 2021 competition next week.


SALES FIXTURES APRIL TO JULY 2021

GRI

19 March 2021

Following the very successful online Greyhound Sales held at Kilkenny in February and March, Rásaíocht Con Éireann have set the schedule of online Greyhound Sales for April to July 2021.


WATCH RTE NEWS: SOCIAL PRESCRIBING & GREYHOUND RACING

GRI

19 March 2021

Yesterday was National Social Prescribing Day and to highlight the scheme, RTE News carried an excellent video about the benefits of Social Prescri and greyhounds to a young man with spina bifida in Waterford.


2014 CON & ANNIE KIRBY FINAL MEMORIES

GRI

18 March 2021

Next up in our trip down Con & Annie Kirby Memorial memory lane is the 2014 Final and BoyleSports Hero & Galbally GAA's win. Just over a week to go to the start of the 2021 competition in Limerick Greyhound Stadium


BRIAN CHATS ABOUT VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING ON WLR FM

18 March 2021

Brian Godfrey, Business Development Executive, spoke about the new virtual fundraising opportunities on Waterford's WLR FM today. Have a listen.


FINAL BEHIND THE TRACK EPISODE RELEASED TODAY

Ian Fortune

18 March 2021

The Behind The Track docuseries has been a tremendous success over the past number of weeks with each and every episode received so wonderfully well.


LOOK BACK ON THE FIRST CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL FINAL IN 2013

GRI

17 March 2021

As we gear up for the 2021 competition in Limerick Greyhound Stadium, we're going to get a little reminder of Con & Annie Kirby Memorial's past. The event was born in 2013 and Michael Fortune was on hand to take us through the action of the Final as Roxholme Bully claimed the title and also the GAA 1st prize for Monagea GAA.


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.


LESLEY THE STAR OF THE LATEST BEHIND THE TRACK

Ian Fortune

4 March 2021

The latest in the ‘Behind The Track’ docuseries drops at noon today and it really is worth waiting for.


#behindthetrack - EPISODE 4 RELEASED TODAY

Ian Fortune

25 February 2021

The latest in the wonderful #behindthetrack #OurGreyhoundsOurLives series will be released at noon today and, once again, it gives a tremendous insight into the behind the scenes world of greyhounds and greyhound racing.


#BehindTheTrack EPISODE 3 WORTH A WATCH

Ian Fortune

18 February 2021

The third of the IGOBF #BehindTheTrack #OurGreyhoundsOurLives video was released on RPGTV last night and once again it really is worth watching.


LIMERICK, THE KINGDOM, CURRAHEEN PARK & SHELBOURNE PARK LAUNCH VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING!

GRI

17 February 2021

Every year millions of euro is raised for clubs, organisations, schools and charities at local Greyhound Stadia right across Ireland.


RPGTV ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL LIVE IRISH RACING COVERAGE

GRI

16 February 2021

THE burgeoning Irish greyhound coverage on Racing Post Greyhound TV is to be further boosted following the announcement that the finals of both the Ladbrokes Easter Cup at Shelbourne Park (March 13) and Limerick’s Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes (April 24) will be live on the channel.


‘BEHIND THE TRACK’ – EPISODE 2

Ian Fortune

15 February 2021

After the success of the opening ‘Behind The Track’ instalment, the docu-series continues today with the IGOBF releasing the second episode at noon.


RCÉ NATIONAL GREYHOUND AWARD NOMINEES

Ian Fortune

3 February 2021

A glance through the list of nominees for the Rásaíocht Con Éireann National Greyhound Awards will highlight what an incredible year on the track 2020 was.


RCETS MULTIPLE LOG-INS

GRI

2 February 2021

The final batch of log-in details are being issued by RCÉ/GRI this week for the new RCETS app, to registered owners and trainers. If you have received multiple log-ins, this is not a mistake.


GREYHOUNDS MAKE GREAT PETS - TONY WINTERS LEADING THE WAY!

Barry Drake

27 January 2021

You already know that retired racing greyhounds make the best pets, and Cork man Tony Winters is leading the way in telling everyone else.


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.


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

GRI

21 January 2021

A member of the Greyhound Racing community was in touch to say that some people might not know how to subscribe to our Youtube Channel so we thought we'd share a quick how-to if you’re not already subscribed.


2020 RACING GREYHOUND INJURY DATA

GRI

21 January 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann today published details of injury data for 2020.


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.


REVISIONS TO RACING AND RACE GRANTS

GRI

31 December 2020

RCÉ has been reviewing the current situation regarding racing schedules; the strength of dog pools; the current demand for racing and the financial impacts associated with Covid 19 restrictions.


USE YOUR VAN TO PROMOTE THE IRGT

GRI

17 December 2020

You already know that retired racing greyhounds make the best pets. Help us to tell everyone else.


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.


LISTEN BACK: NEWSTALK VISIT THE GREYHOUND PETS OF IRELAND CARE CENTRE

GRI

16 November 2020

Newtalk's Pat Kenny Show visited the new Greyhound Pets of Ireland Tipperary Care Centre and aired the piece on the visit this morning. Missed it? Listen back now.


OFFICIAL TRIAL SCHEDULE

GRI

6 November 2020

Official Trial schedule with effect from Monday 9th November.


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.


COVID -19 - OWNERS AND TRAINERS PROTOCOLS FOR ATTENDING STADIA

IGB

28 May 2020

For the safety of the racing public, our staff and the wider community a number of changes will be in place when we return to trials and racing. Please familiarise yourself with the COVID-19 Owners and Trainers Protocol to understand your role and what changes you may need to make.


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.