MOVEMENT IN THE BOYLESPORTS DERBY MARKET

Ian Fortune

2 August 2021

There were some notable changes to the sponsor’s betting for the upcoming Boylesports Derby following Saturday’s action at Shelbourne Park.


DUNDALK SEEKING RUNNERS FOR AN OPEN 550

Ian Fortune

2 August 2021

Entries are invited for a 12 dog Open 550yd sweepstake at Dundalk for Saturday night.


SHELBOURNE’S TUESDAY JACKPOT GUARANTEED

Ian Fortune

2 August 2021

The Pick 4 jackpot at Shelbourne Park on Tuesday evening will be guaranteed to €600 following a carryover on Saturday night.


DEVIL DELIVERS IN TIPPERARY CUP SEMI FINALS

Peter Farrell

2 August 2021

Following on from Monday night’s second round victory in the Centenary Agri Tipperary Cup at Thurles, Dark Devil made it a quick-fire double for owner Jim Langton as he galloped into this Saturday’s feature as the one to beat.


RECORD TURNOVER AT THURLES SALES

Peter Farrell

2 August 2021

On Saturday, July 31st Thurles Greyhound Stadium hosted their second greyhound sales of 2021 and it produced a record turnover.


WELL OILED MACHINE CLAIMS CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

1 August 2021

De Machine is one of the fastest greyhounds on the planet.


PRINCE SETS PACE AS 24 BECOMES 12 AT DUNDALK

Ian Fortune

1 August 2021

The Bar One Irish Sprint Cup is really starting to simmer at Dundalk with Saturday’s quarter finals producing four hugely impressive winners including Corbrack Prince as he posted the fastest run of the competition thus far.


BIG RACE SUCCESS FOR BILLYS DIVA IN CORK

Barry Drake

1 August 2021

BILLYS DIVA delivered a stunning performance in the final of the €4,800 to the winner Shelley Fennelly Memorial Open Bitch Stake at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


ROLLY QUICKEST IN O’CONNOR TRI-DISTANCE AS EVERMORE IMPRESSES AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

1 August 2021

It was another red hot meeting at Limerick last night as the O’Connor Julian Vets Cashel Tri-Distance produced more terrific action to coincide with a number of terrific clocks on the undercard.


FIVE ON THE SPIN FOR KENTUCKY ON NIGHT OF FINALS AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

1 August 2021

There were no fewer than four finals down for decision at Galway greyhound stadium last night and the action on display capped off what was a wonderful weekend at the Connacht venue.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 31/07/2021

GRI

1 August 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 31/07/2021:


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 34: JULIANNE O'KEEFE

Rory Burke

1 August 2021

Young Kerry woman Julianne O'Keefe joins Rory Burke in this week's episode. Julianne grew up with greyhound racing and has fantastic memories from childhood of greyhounds and the sport. She credits being such a close-knit family because of greyhounds. Julianne has just returned from teaching abroad but during her time in college she was involved in establishing a greyhound racing society. Have a listen to their chat.


SALES TRIAL RESULTS FROM THURLES SATURDAY 31/07/21

31 July 2021

Sales Trial Results From Thurles Saturday 31/07/21:


HEAVY RAIN DOESN’T STOP IMPRESSIVE CALVN

Ian Fortune

31 July 2021

After a heat wave last week, Shelbourne Park was treated to weather at the other end of the scale on Friday evening with heavy rain actually delaying racing for a half an hour after the second race.


A SPECIAL NIGHT FOR THE RYAN’S

Peter Farrell

31 July 2021

Most will be aware of the feast of racing that was on show at Galway greyhound stadium last night but there was one winner in particular who everyone was delighted to see cross the line in front and that was Last Attack.


FRANK KELLY

31 July 2021

The Tyrone greyhound community are greatly saddened to hear of the death of Frank, retired chemist from Stewartstown, who supplied veterinary products and advice to many owners and trainers over a long spanning career.


MULLINGAR NEW WEIGH-IN TIMES

Ian Fortune

30 July 2021

Those presenting greyhounds for racing at Mullingar over the coming days are advised to take note of the various change in weigh-in times.


MONICA CELEBRATES A NOTABLE BIRTHDAY

Ian Fortune

30 July 2021

It’s not too often we acknowledge birthdays on this page any more but we had to make an exception for Monica Skelly.


THURLES - SATURDAY’S SALES PREVIEW

Peter Farrell

30 July 2021

A further online greyhound sales will be run at Thurles Greyhound Stadium this coming Saturday, 31st July, and the catalogue consists of 60 lots with a mixture of unraced puppies and experienced trackers.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 52: GAVIN JOHN BYRNE

Barry Drake

29 July 2021

This week, Barry is joined by Gavin John Byrne. Gavin got involved in greyhound racing helping a neighbour walk his dogs as a child and has been hooked ever since. He has great memories of travelling to Shelbourne Park racing when he was younger. Gavin's passed the love of the sport to the next generation with his daughter also "greyhound mad", helping out with the retired greyhound meet 'n' greet pre-COVID. They have a great chat about dogs, Thurles, the love of the sport and much more. Have a listen.


EAMONN DOHERTY

29 July 2021

It’s with real sadness we must report the passing of another great member of the greyhound racing community, Eamonn Doherty.


RCETS TRACEABILITY ROADSHOW

GRI

28 July 2021

As part of its ongoing promotion and implementation for the Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability System (RCÉTS) a series of information roadshows will take place at RCÉ licenced stadia over the coming weeks.


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).


MULLINGAR RPGTV COVERAGE COMMENCES SUNDAY

Ian Fortune

27 July 2021

It’s going to be a busy week for those involved in Racing Post Greyhound Television. In recent months, the station has added considerably to their coverage of the sport, both in Ireland and the UK, and this week is their busiest yet.


SERIES OF WEBINARS HOSTED BY DEFRA (UK)

GRI

27 July 2021

A series of webinars is being hosted by the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), starting on 9th August and running until late September.


GALWAY ANNOUNCE VALUABLE UPCOMING RACES

Peter Farrell

26 July 2021

Galway greyhound stadium has been the home of some terrific sweepstake action over the past number of weeks and the Connacht venue has announced some very impressive big race events which are sure to attract some of the Country’s top trackers.


RCÉ /GRI WARM WEATHER UPDATE

GRI

23 July 2021

RCÉ is monitoring both the daily and long-term weather forecast and continues to work with the Racing, Regulation and Veterinary departments within the organisation to ensure that greyhound welfare is to the forefront of all decisions taken.


ADVERTISEMENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER POSITION

GRI

23 July 2021

Mazars, who will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of Rásaíocht Con Éireann, have commenced advertising of the Chief Executive Officer position.


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.


FR MAURICE BRICK DONATES WINNING PRIZE MONEY OF €2,700 TO CASTLEISLAND DAY CARE CENTRE

Barry Drake

20 July 2021

Following the brilliant success of Ballymac Luckily in the final of the €2,700 to the winner Pestana @ Stud & Droopys Kennels Hospital Stakes, winning owner, Fr Maurice Brick announced in an interview with Declan Dowling after the race that he would be donating the winnings of the event to the Castleisland Day Care Centre - what a wonderful gesture.


APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD OF RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN (GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND

GRI

14 July 2021

The Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for positions on the Board of RCÉ.


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.


REMINDER: HOW TO BOOK ADMISSION

GRI

3 July 2021

Reminder that our venues are now open for OUTDOOR General Admission on race nights for a maximum of 100 people.


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.


IRGT WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 11: PARASITE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

GRI

23 June 2021

In this video, Part 11 of the IRGT #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​​ series, Helena Madden MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon and Companion Animal Technician, offers advice on Parasite Prevention and Treatment.


IRGT WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 10: GREYHOUND VACCINATIONS

GRI

16 June 2021

In this video, Part 10 of the IRGT #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​​ series, Helena Madden MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon and Companion Animal Technician, offers advice on Greyhound Vaccinations.


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”


IRGT WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 9: GREYHOUND NUTRITION

GRI

9 June 2021

In this video, Part 9 of the IRGT's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​​ series, Chris Miller, an Animal Nutritionist, joins us to help you with your retired greyhound's nutrition.


RCÉ CEO TO DEPART IN SEPTEMBER 2021

GRI

8 June 2021

Rásaíocht Con Eireann (RCÉ) /Greyhound Racing Ireland has today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Gerard Dollard, will leave RCÉ in September 2021.


OUTDOOR GENERAL ADMISSION AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!

GRI

5 June 2021

In line with Government guidelines, from Monday 7th June, we are delighted to welcome back a limited number of customers for OUTDOOR ADMISSION only.


COVID- TOTE & WAGERING ARRANGEMENTS

GRI

3 June 2021

As previously advised, tote and wagering will be reintroduced on a phased basis to all RCÉ licenced stadia.


IRGT WEDNESDAY WISDOM EPISODE 8: SEPERATION ANXIETY

GRI

2 June 2021

In this video, Part 8 of the IRGT's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​​ series, Lauren Popiolek, a Veterinary Surgeon, joins them again with helpful tips for managing seperation anxiety. As restrictions begin to ease and we begin to head back to work and get out of the house more, these tips will be very helpful to dog owners.


COVID-19 RE-OPENING ARRANGEMENTS EFFECTIVE 7TH JUNE 2021

GRI

2 June 2021

Following the announcement by government on Friday last, RCÉ is making arrangements to recommence activities at greyhound tracks on a phased basis as directed by government.


REVISED SALES SCHEDULE JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2021

GRI

1 June 2021

The Sales Committee discussed upcoming Sales Dates and Fixtures at its meeting today and have released upcoming dates and venues.


BOYLESPORTS EXTEND DERBY SPONSORSHIP FOR ANOTHER 3 YEARS

Ian Fortune

31 May 2021

It’s wonderful to announce some great news on a Monday morning.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 7

GRI

26 May 2021

In this video, Part 7 of the IRGT's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​​ series, they are again joined by Lauren Popiolek, a Veterinary Surgeon and Veterinary Technical Advisor for Interchem. Lauren has some helpful tips on treat & train techniques to help with positive reinforcement when training. This includes help with the stairs and toilet training and introducing a new name (if you've renamed your greyhound).


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.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 4

GRI

5 May 2021

In this video, Part 4 of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​ series, they are again joined by Elizabeth Gray MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon in Limerick. Elizabeth has once again enlisted the help of retired greyhound Romeo to help you learn about your greyhound's general health.


NEW ONLINE LOTTO AT YOUGHAL GREYHOUND STADIUM

Barry Drake

30 April 2021

YOUGHAL Track Supporters Club Lotto has been running for over 10 years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have supported us during this time.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 3

GRI

28 April 2021

In this video, Part 3 of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​ series, we are again joined by Elizabeth Gray MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon in Limerick. Elizabeth has enlisted the help of retired greyhound Romeo to help people learn about their greyhound's general health.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 2

GRI

21 April 2021

In this video, Part 2 of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom series, they are joined by Elizabeth Gray MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon in Limerick.


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.


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.


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.


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.


‘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.


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.


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.


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.


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.