FIRST SHELBOURNE PARK PHOTO NIGHT TONIGHT - WE WANT YOU TO BE PART OF IT!

GRI

20 July 2024

Shelbourne Park will host the 1st of 2 photography sessions tonight to form part of an exciting exhibit in the new museum. You are invited to be part of it.


WILLWEGO.COM IRISH ST. LEGER TO GET OFF TO A BLISTERING START

Peter Farrell

20 July 2024

It’s all systems go at Limerick Greyhound Stadium later tonight as the opening round heats of the Willwego.com Irish St. Leger gets underway and it is once again filled with the cream of the crop as sixty-six trackers go in search of the €30,000 first prize.


A GREAT START TO IRISH SPRINT CUP EXPECTED

Ian Fortune

20 July 2024

The entire twelve-race card at Dundalk this evening consists of opening round heats of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup.


OLLIE TO STAR AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

20 July 2024

Despite taking on some exceptional racing at both Limerick and Dundalk, the racing office were able to put on a top-class card at Shelbourne Park with a bit of everything on offer.


DE LAHDEDAH UK’S GREYHOUND OF THE MONTH

Ian Fortune

20 July 2024

It will come as no surprise but De Lahdedah was yesterday announced as the TIME Nutrition Greyhound of the Month for June.


OPENING ROUND OF THE €6,000 TO THE WINNER KASKO A1 DERBY AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

20 July 2024

In heat number two, TIMMYS BUCKS can make the most of the inside draw for Tim Cliffe.


MARTIN FAHY MEMORIAL ACTION CONTINUES AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

20 July 2024

The second round heats of the €3,000 to the winner Martin Fahy Memorial A4/A5 525 take centre stage at Galway Greyhound Stadium later tonight and the action is sure to be highly competitive based on last week’s opening round.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 173: BARNEY O'HARE

Barry Drake

19 July 2024

Following the announcement of their incredible €10,000 bonus announced this week for the Irish Sprint Cup and Irish Laurels, sponsor Barney O'Hare from Bar One Racing joins Barry to talk about this exciting new incentive.


DUNDALK STADIUM LADIES DAY 2024 A ROARING SUCCESS

GRI

19 July 2024

The annual Ladies Day at Dundalk Stadium, held on July 12th, 2024, was a resounding success, drawing enthusiastic crowds for a day of thrilling racing and exquisite fashion.


DENIS HURLEY

19 July 2024

It’s with real sadness we must report the passing of Denis Hurley.


SYD PROVING POPULAR FOR IRISH SPRINT CUP

Ian Fortune

19 July 2024

Sponsors Bar One Racing initially installed Broadstrand Syd, Ballinakill Alf and Carrick Aldo as their 7-1 co-favourites for Irish Sprint Cup glory but they have since reported strong support for Broadstrand Syd, who has now been cut to 11-2 favouritism.


TREATY AND KING HEAD OUTRIGHT LEGER MARKET

Peter Farrell

19 July 2024

With the opening round heats of the 2024 Willwego.com Irish St. Leger set to commence tomorrow night at Limerick, leading bookmaker BoyleSports have chalked up their outright betting and they make Clonbrien Treaty the 6/1 joint favourite to retain his crown.


SALES FIXTURES JULY TO DECEMBER 2024

GRI

18 July 2024

Dates confirmed for Sales from July to December


BAR ONE RACING SPRINT CUP HEATS GET UNDERWAY AT DUNDALK STADIUM THIS SATURDAY!

GRI

18 July 2024

The wait is over! The Bar One Racing Sprint Cup, Ireland's premier greyhound racing competition, kicks off this coming Saturday, July 20th at Dundalk Stadium.


IRISH SPRINT CUP DRAW THROWS UP SOME WONDERFUL CLASHES

Ian Fortune

18 July 2024

A full compliment of 72 names went into the draw for the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup yesterday morning and it has thrown up some wonderful opening round clashes.


CONNECT 6 AND TOTE GUARANTEES

Ian Fortune

18 July 2024

This Saturday’s Connect 6 Jackpot will carry a guaranteed pool of €5,000.


KILKENNY SALES PREVIEW

Vinny Grennan

18 July 2024

Kilkenny Sales Preview:


BAR ONE RACING ANNOUNCE BONUS FOR SPRINT CUP & LAURELS

GRI

17 July 2024

BREAKING NEWS! Bar One Racing’s Barney O’Hare has just made an amazing announcement live in Dundalk this morning.


GREYHOUND SALES AT KILKENNY SATURDAY 20TH JULY

GRI

17 July 2024

Sales catalogue for Kilkenny on Saturday July 20th is now finalised and online. Sales trials and auction will be open to the public and all are welcome to attend on the day. For anyone that cannot attend in person the sales trials and auction will be available to view on the Livestock Live System. Details on how to access this are outlined below.


Willwego.com Irish St Leger Opening Round Throws Up Some Sizzling Heats

Sarah Kinsella

17 July 2024

Launching the 2024 WillWeGo.com Irish St. Leger at Limerick Greyhound Stadium


IRISH FOCUS ON SISRACING.TV

Ian Fortune

17 July 2024

Five tracks will feature on the Irish Focus on sisracing.tv this evening. We kick off the review of the week with a real bang, bringing you the brilliant success of Droopys Mandolin in the TIME Dundalk International.


BAR ONE IRISH SPRINT CUP DRAW TO BE STREAMED LIVE

Ian Fortune

17 July 2024

The opening round draw for the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup is to be streamed live on the Dundalk Stadium Facebook page this morning.


FREE ADMISSION FOR GAA FANS THIS SATURDAY IN CORK

16 July 2024

Wear your Cork jersey this Saturday 20th July, the eve of the All Ireland Final....


LIAM (BILLY) MARKS

16 July 2024

It’s with sadness we must report the passing, after an illness, of one of the well-known and influential men in greyhound racing over the past two decades, Liam Marks.


BIG NEW EVENT IN THE KINGDOM - THE MCP GROUP OPEN 750

Barry Drake

16 July 2024

There is great interest in Tralee for new MCP Group Open 750 Stakes.


STAR-STUDDED ENTRY FOR 2024 WILLWEGO.COM IRISH ST. LEGER

Peter Farrell

15 July 2024

The draw for the 2024 renewal of the Willwego.com Irish St. Leger was made earlier today and it has already thrown up some epic clashes ahead of the opening round this Saturday night at Limerick.


BE PART OF AN EXCITING MUSEUM PROJECT IN SHELBOURNE PARK THIS JULY

GRI

15 July 2024

The story of Shelbourne Park began in 1927, and continues with you; the people who race here, work here, celebrate & enjoy a night out here. In nearly a century of racing, millions of faces have passed through the doors of Shelbourne Park, but you could be one of just hundreds who are immortalised in its story forever.


FANTASTIC FESTIVAL ACTION AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

15 July 2024

There were a number of superb displays at Kilkenny on Sunday evening with the Track Bookmakers & KGOBA Festival of Racing certainly delivering.


Droopys Mandolin Crowned TIME International Champion At Dundalk

Sarah Kinsella

15 July 2024

Droopys Mandolin won the 2024 TIME International Open 550 at Dundalk Stadium on Friday night for trainer Robert Gleeson and owners Alan & Patrick Dobbs along with €20,000!


TREATY WARMS UP NICELY FOR LEGER DEFENCE

Peter Farrell

15 July 2024

The 2024 Willwego.co Irish St. Leger is scheduled to start this weekend at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and reigning champ, Clonbrien Treaty, looks to be in fine fettle ahead of his title defence.


SYD SCORCHES AROUND DUNDALK AHEAD OF SPRINT CUP DEADLINE

Ian Fortune

14 July 2024

Broadstrand Syd is clearly a greyhound with stunning early speed. A finalist in both the Champion Open Unraced at Kilkenny and the David Fitzgibbon Memorial at Curraheen Park, he has already earned a reputation as one of the fastest in training and its clear connections are eyeing up a Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup challenge.


FAST TIMES APLENTY AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

14 July 2024

Many heading to Shelbourne Park on Saturday night would have been expecting a rather low-key affair but the track had other ideas, running extremely well and resulting in a number of lightning-fast times.


NO STOPPING BALLYMAC RUN IN SHELLEY FENNELLY MEMORIAL OPEN BITCH STAKE DECIDER

Barry Drake

14 July 2024

BALLYMAC RUN (Bull Run Bolt-Jaytee Pearl) put on a superb performance to win the €5,000 to the winner Shelley Fennelly Memorial Open Bitch Stake at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


HOUDINI ROCKS HAS ALL THE ANSWERS IN KILCOHAN PARK FEATURE

Barry Drake

14 July 2024

HOUDINI ROCKS just got the verdict in the feature in Waterford on Saturday night, the 4-6 favourite landed the €1,500 to the winner Kilcohan Park A2/A3 Stake Final by the shortest of margins in an outstanding contest.


GORTROE LANDS TIME DECIDER AS BAREFOOTS ON FIRE IN LEGER TRIAL STAKE

Peter Farrell

14 July 2024

There was another quality card on offer at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night as the track gear up for the upcoming renewal of the Willwego.com Irish St. Leger and the performance of the night came in the AO Trial Stake as Barefoot On Fire took off for Paul Hennessy and Bryan and Kathleen Murphy.


NOTHING TO SPLIT BENJY AND WOOD IN GALWAY’S FLAHERTY MEMORIAL

Peter Farrell

14 July 2024

The semi finals of the Jimmy Flaherty Memorial A1/A2 550 served up some terrific action at Galway Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night and there was nothing to separate both Townspark Benjy and Hot Wood as they posted identical winning times.


MAGIC MANDOLIN AN INTERNATIONAL STAR

Ian Fortune

13 July 2024

Droopys Mandolin has long been seen as perhaps the fastest bitch in training and on Friday evening at a packed Dundalk she cemented that view with a typically stunning display of pace and power to emerge a brilliant winner of the TIME Dundalk International.


YORKIE PROVIDES FIREWORKS ON DEBUT

Ian Fortune

13 July 2024

Many expected fireworks at Shelbourne Park on Friday night and plenty provided them but the standout star, rather predictably was Yorkie Ollie, as he posted a stunning 28.09 on debut to set the standard in the opening round of the This Runs Deep ON1 525.


VAL TASHADELEK DELIVERS A STRONG PERFORMANCE IN THE KINGDOM FEATURE

Barry Drake

13 July 2024

VAL TASHADELEK, for trainer Neilus O'Donnell and owner Thomas Lynch, delivered a strong performance to win the €3,000 to the winner Friends Of University Hospital Kerry Final on Friday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 12/7/2024

GRI

13 July 2024

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 12/7/2024:


MISSING GREYHOUND IN ATHEA AREA OF LIMERICK

GRI

12 July 2024

A 17 month old black female greyhound (with very minor white markings on chest) has gone missing from her kennels in the Athea, Co. Limerick area.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 172: TOM O'KEEFFE AND SHANE RIGNEY

GRI

12 July 2024

Barry chats to two guests this week, Tom O'Keeffe and Shane Rigney.


VIDEO: 2024 TIME GREYHOUND NUTRITION CONFINED DERBY FINAL

GRI

11 July 2024

Join us to look back on a fantastic night of action in Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


WATCH: 2024 BOYLESPORTS CHAMPION STAKES FINAL

GRI

10 July 2024

Join us at Shelbourne Park for the 2024 BoyleSports Champion Stakes Final. Watch as Daleroad Duke gives an emphatic display for trainer Pat Guilfoyle and owner Thomas O'Keeffe, showing all his pace and class to win the €20,000 decider. Then see Glengar Martha take home the BoyleSports Champion Plate for trainer Pat Buckley and owner, Bill Wood. Congratulations!


JAYTEE CRAZES LIGHTS UP LIMERICK IN LEGER PREP TRIAL

Peter Farrell

9 July 2024

The Willwego.com Irish St. Leger is just around the corner at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and the track hosted a trial session for prospective entries over the weekend, the standout of which being a sensational run by Jaytee Craze.


TALKING DOGS ON MONDAY 8TH JULY

GRI

8 July 2024

A bumper weekend of action on track across the country so a lot to chat about this evening, join Ian and Tommy now talking dogs!


Daleroad Duke Claims Champion Stakes At Shelbourne Park

Sarah Kinsella

8 July 2024

The Patrick Guilfoyle trained Daleroad Duke was crowned the 2024 BoyleSports Champion Stakes winner at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night for owner Thomas O’Keefe.


RETIRED STAR NEMO RETURNS TO HIS NATIVE CORK

Ian Fortune

8 July 2024

It was announced in recent hours that 2023 English Derby champion Gaytime Nemo has run his final race.


DUKE A REAL CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

7 July 2024

Pat Guilfoyle has won just about everything in the sport of greyhound racing but, ahead of Saturday, a Boylesports Champion Stakes victory had eluded him.


ANNIE STARS AS CURTIN REMEMBERED

Ian Fortune

7 July 2024

The passing of Pat Curtin last year was a real shock to the entire Irish greyhound racing community.


DROOPYS PLUNGE A WIDE MARGIN WINNER OF THE DENIS LINEHAN SOLICITORS OPEN UNRACED STAKE

Barry Drake

7 July 2024

A most enjoyable night of racing at Curraheen Park with a number of sensational performances.


HUGE LOCAL SUCCESS AS CARRIGMORE DANTE CLAIMS €20,000 TIME GREYHOUND NUTRITION CONFINED DERBY

Peter Farrell

7 July 2024

It was another extremely busy Saturday night around the Country, however, there was massive interest in proceedings at Limerick Greyhound Stadium as the final of the €20,000 to the winner TIME Greyhound Nutrition Confined A4 Derby went down for decision.


TREATY CUP SUCCESS FOR THE BRILLIANT BURGESS JACK

Peter Farrell

7 July 2024

Aside from the TIME Derby Action on offer at Limerick on Saturday night, there was another prestigious final down for the decision on the night as the 2024 Treaty Cup Open 350 came to a close.


TRIBAL SYD IS THE 2024 TIPPERARY CUP CHAMPION

Peter Farrell

7 July 2024

It was the biggest night of the year at Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday as the final of the 2024 Centenary Agri Tipperary Cup came to a conclusion and it was Tribal Syd that produced a hugely impressive performance to hand Murt Leahy another big race success.


BENJY SETS THE STANDARD IN GALWAYS JIMMY FLAHERTY MEMORIAL

Peter Farrell

7 July 2024

The big-race action returned to Galway on Saturday night as the opening round of the €3,500 to the winner Jimmy Flaherty Memorial A1/A2 550 got underway and the standard was set by Townspark Benjy as he made every post a winner to score in style


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 6/7/2024

GRI

7 July 2024

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 6/7/2024:


MIA LEADS HOME A MERRIMAN ONE-TWO

Ian Fortune

6 July 2024

Gerry and Dolores Merriman landed a big prize at Shelbourne Park on Friday night with Highview Mia coming home in front in the €5,000 to the winner This Runs Deep A2 525. As an added bonus, the duo completed a one-two with Highview Scan finishing well to take second.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 5/7/2024

GRI

5 July 2024

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 5/7/2024:


BOYLESPORTS CHAMPION STAKES FINAL RACE PROGRAMME

GRI

5 July 2024

The 2024 BoyleSports Champion Stakes Final takes place this Saturday night at Shelbourne Park and before you join us why not brush up on all the racing form with your free Virtual Race Programme.


GEORGE MCDONAGH SPEAKS TO DYLAN BRENNAN

GRI

5 July 2024

July has arrived & it's time to start looking forward to Race Week, a special time in Galway...


SUNNYBANK MIA RUNNING FOR UNICEF IN TIME CONFINED DERBY

Peter Farrell

5 July 2024

This Saturday will see some superb action on offer at Limerick Greyhound Stadium as the final of the €20,000 to the winner TIME Greyhound Nutrition Confined A4 Derby features on what is a stacked twelve race card.


NO TRIALS IN CURRAHEEN PARK THURSDAY

GRI

4 July 2024

Please note there will be no trials in Curraheen Park Thursday 11th July. Alternative trials can be booked online at https://www.grireland.ie/account/login/ or by phoning the racing office on 061-448091


BUSY TIMES IN DUNDALK AS RUNNERS SOUGHT FOR INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Ian Fortune

4 July 2024

Dundalk is gearing up for their busiest period of the year, starting with International night on July 12th.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 171: TIME FINAL PREVIEW

GRI

4 July 2024

Barry chats to Willie Rigney, sponsor of the Time Greyhound Nutrition Confined Derby as they look forward to the Final taking place this Saturday at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


LEGER TRIAL INFORMATION

4 July 2024

Owners and trainers should take note of the following official and unofficial trial sessions for the upcoming Willwego.com Irish St. Leger at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


VINCENT MORRIS RIP

3 July 2024

While we knew for some time that he was unwell it still came as a shock when news filtered through last Monday (July 1st) that well known owner/breeder Vincent Morris from Rosslare Harbour was no longer with us.


GEORGE MCDONAGH SPEAKS TO WGOBA’S HUGHIE KELEGHAN

GRI

3 July 2024

July has arrived and it's time to start looking forward to Race Week, a special time in Galway. George McDonagh sat down to chat Hughie Keleghan, Chairman of the WGOBA as we look ahead to some fantastic nights ahead in Galway Greyhound Stadium. Watch this space for more details on Race Week coming very soon!


BONNIE AMY A NAME TO REMEMBER

Ian Fortune

2 July 2024

Bonnie Amy went fast at Enniscorthy on Monday evening to confirm her superb opening round display was no fluke in the June open Unraced Stake.


TALKING DOGS ON MONDAY 1ST JULY

GRI

1 July 2024

Plenty to talk about after the weekend just gone so join Ian, Tommy and Sarah now....plus a very special guest, one very happy Kerry man.


WATCH: CORN CUCHULAINN FINAL & BOYLESPORTS CHAMPION STAKES SEMI-FINALS

GRI

1 July 2024

Tuono Charlie landed the 2024 Corn Cuchulainn title on Saturday in Shelbourne Park, an incredible 11th win from 11 starts over six bends. Join us now to look back on his win and reaction from a delighted David Perkins who had travelled from the UK for the Final.


Tuono Charlie Crowned Corn Cuchulainn 750 Champion At Shelbourne Park

Sarah Kinsella

1 July 2024

The Sharon Hunt trained Tuono Charlie was crowned the €10,500 IRGT Corn Cuchulainn 750 champion at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


CURRAHEEN PARK SALES REVIEW FROM SATURDAY

Barry Drake

1 July 2024

Curraheen Park Sales Review From Saturday 29/06/2024:


ATLANTA WITH STORMING LATE RUN TO LAND DUNDALK’S O’CARROLL MEMORIAL

Ian Fortune

1 July 2024

Monleek Atlanta produced a truly superb run to land the valuable Paddy & Eamon Carroll Memorial at Dundalk on Saturday night.


STUNNING TRIAL FROM UNRACED YORKIE

Ian Fortune

1 July 2024

There weren’t too many standing on the steps of Shelbourne Park on Friday evening ahead of racing but those that were would have seen an exceptional trial by a young greyhound with obvious talent.


DE LAHDEDAH A SENSATIONAL WINNER OF THE ENGLISH DERBY

Ian Fortune

30 June 2024

Liam Dowling and the De Lahdedah were the toast of Towcester on Saturday night with the latter running out a brilliant winner of the Star Sports/ TRC English Derby for Ireland in a track record equaling time.


CHARLIE A CLASSIC WINNER AFTER CORN CUCHULAINN

Ian Fortune

30 June 2024

Sharon Hunt and Paul Dyer tasted classic glory at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night with Tuono Charlie confirming his standing as the best stayer in the land with a brilliant victory in the Corn Cuchulainn.


A BUCKLEY TAKE-OVER IN TIPPERARY CUP SEMIS

Peter Farrell

30 June 2024

On what was an extremely busy night up and down the Country, the semi finals of the Centenary Agri Tipperary Cup also featured at Thurles Greyhound Stadium and it proved a Pat Buckley take-over on the night as he accounted for both semi final winners in the shape of Bobsleigh Syd and Singalong Dolly.


YOTOTA LAD LEADS THE WAY INTO €20,000 TIME GREYHOUND NUTRITION DERBY DECIDER

Peter Farrell

30 June 2024

There was a stacked card on offer at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night as both the semi finals of the TIME Greyhound Nutrition A4 Confined Derby and the Treaty Cup Open 350 went down for decision.


PLENTY OF TOP CLASS PERFORMANCES AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

30 June 2024

Saturday night's racing at Curraheen Park produced plenty of top-class performances as a huge crowd came out to support Fr O'Neill's GAA Club who held a very successful fundraiser.


SCAN SETS STANDARD IN SHELBOURNE FEATURE

Ian Fortune

29 June 2024

With Taylor Swift acting as the soundtrack, there were some superb performances at Shelbourne Park on Friday evening.


NATIONWIDE MINUTES SILENCE FOR MÍCHEÁL Ó MUIRCHEARTAIGH

Ian Fortune

28 June 2024

Over the past days there have been so many tributes to the great MÍcheál Ó Muircheartaigh. This weekend it is the turn of the greyhound racing community.


MAJOR TARGET FOR STAYERS ADDED TO CALENDAR

Ian Fortune

28 June 2024

With the Corn Cuchulainn set to conclude at Shelbourne Park tomorrow evening, the stayers would often have limited options through the remainder of the year but that is about to change with a new major staying event added to the calendar.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 170: ENGLISH DERBY & CENTENARY AGRI TIPPERARY CUP PREVIEW

GRI

27 June 2024

Not one, not two, but three fantastic guests join Barry this week so make yourself comfortable for some great greyhound chat!


ENNISCORTHY CONTINUES TO LEAVE IT’S MARK ON ENGLISH DERBY

Ian Fortune

27 June 2024

Not for the first time in recent years, there is real Enniscorthy interest in the final of the Star Sports/ TRC English Derby. The classic decider will take place at Towcester on Saturday evening and those with an allegiance to Enniscorthy will have plenty to crow about.


MÍCHEÁL Ó MUIRCHEARTAIGH

Ian Fortune

26 June 2024

Mícheal Ó Muircheartaigh was more than just a voice, he was a presence, a part of the fabric of our lives as Irish people and, with his passing on Monday afternoon, we have all lost a great friend.


REX OFF TO STUD BUT MAY RACE AGAIN

Ian Fortune

26 June 2024

There has been no more consistently brilliant tracker in training over the past two and a half years than Swords Rex.


TONY MCNAMEE

26 June 2024

Greyhound sport lost a great friend with the sad passing of Tony McNamee earlier in the week.


TALKING DOGS ON MONDAY 24TH JUNE

GRI

25 June 2024

Join Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and Sarah Kinsella as they discuss all the big greyhound racing news this week.


RCÉ PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MÍCHEÁL Ó MUIRCHEARTAIGH

GRI

25 June 2024

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) has paid tribute to Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh who has died at the age of 93.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND LAUNCHES NEW SALES SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS

GRI

25 June 2024

Rásaíocht Con Éireann/Greyhound Racing Ireland (RCÉ/GRI) has this week launched 3 new social media channels dedicated to the promotion of Greyhound Sales across Ireland. The launch of these channels forms part of a wider plan to further engage those looking to purchase a greyhound and to generate interest and conversation around sales events.


JUNE UNRACED DELIGHTS AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

25 June 2024

It goes without saying that the many unraced competitions at Enniscorthy are worth following with so many stars emerging from the sunny south east. That will clearly be the case in the June Unraced, which got underway on Monday evening.


AVISO A LOS COMPRADORES DE GALGOS EN SUBASTAS DE VENTA AUTORIZADAS

GRI

24 June 2024

Greyhound Racing Ireland [Carreras de galgos en Irlanda] desea informar de que, a partir del 1 de mayo de 2024 inclusive, será una condición de venta que todos los compradores de galgos en subastas autorizadas deban proporcionar su número de registro de propietario del Irish Coursing Club (ICC) al canódromo de galgos antes de pujar por cualquier galgo en la subasta. Este número será registrado por el canódromo con fines de trazabilidad.


GRI NOTICE TO PURCHASERS OF GREYHOUNDS AT LICENSED SALES AUCTIONS

GRI

24 June 2024

Greyhound Racing Ireland wishes to advise, that from and including May 1st 2024, it will be a condition of sale, that all purchasers of greyhounds at licensed auctions, must be able to furnish their Irish Coursing Club (ICC) Owner Registration Number to the greyhound stadium in advance of bidding on any greyhound at the auction. This number will be recorded by the stadium for traceability purposes.


UNANIMOUSPANTHER CROWNED KASKO PRODUCE STAKES CHAMPION

Peter Farrell

24 June 2024

Kindly sponsored by Kasko Feeds, the final of the €20,000 to the winner Kasko National Produce Stakes concluded at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium on Sunday night and it was Unanimouspanther that handed Pat Buckley a second Produce Stakes success in the past three years.


LAHDEDAH SHINES AS IRISH TRIO PROGRESS AT TOWCESTER

Ian Fortune

23 June 2024

The Irish will be responsible for half of the final line-up in the Star Sports/ TRC English Derby after another bold showing on Saturday night at Towcester.


CHARLIE AND COMRADE SHINE IN CORN CUCHULAINN

Ian Fortune

23 June 2024

Tuono Charlie and Droopys Comrade secured their place in the final of the Corn Cuchulainn at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night, coming home clear in their respective semi-finals. Of course, it came as no surprise with both sent off a warm favourite for their respective heats.


MORE IMPRESSIVE DISPLAYS IN CARROLL MEMORIAL

Ian Fortune

23 June 2024

Monleek Atlanta and Armagh Daithi continued their superb run of form in the Paddy and Eamon Carroll Memorial A3 at Dundalk.


SUPERSTAR GREYHOUDS DELIVER AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

23 June 2024

Saturday night's racing at Curraheen Park was as good as it gets, we expected fireworks and that's what we got. Two sub-28-second winning performances in the opening round of the David Fitzgibbon Memorial, along with a couple of fine displays in the Denis Linehan Solicitors Open Unraced Stake.


SIR RODGER MAINTAINS UNBEATEN STATUS IN TIME DERBY ACTION

Peter Farrell

23 June 2024

The third round heats of the TIME Greyhound Nutrition Confined A4 Derby featured on Saturday night’s card at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and with the 28.90 rule now not in effect, there were several top-class displays on offer.


BALLINAKILL ALF SMASHES THE CLOCK AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

23 June 2024

Aside from the TIME Nutrition Derby action, the opening round heats of the Treaty Cup Open 350 also featured on the Limerick card and Ballnakill Alf put down a serious marker as he set new figures for the sprint trip at the Munster venue.


SYD IMPRESSES IN TIPPERARY CUP SECOND ROUND ACTION

Peter Farrell

22 June 2024

The second round heats of the Centenary Agri Tipperary Cup served as the highlight on Friday night at Thurles Greyhound Stadium and it was Tribal Syd that went quickest on a night where three of the four favourites were turned over.


DIEGO GOES FAST TO LAND RAMSBOTTOM MEMORIAL

Ian Fortune

22 June 2024

Hello Diego produced a massive run to emerge a comfortable winner of the Billy & Mary Ramsbottom Memorial at Kilkenny on Friday night. Sent off the 5-4 favourite after some encouraging efforts in the early rounds, he was headed into the turn by Sober Secret but soon got racing.


FAITH FASTEST IN VALUABLE THIS RUNS DEEP A2

Ian Fortune

22 June 2024

Ventry Faith backed up his superb opening round effort to clock a fastest of the round 28.60 in the second round of the valuable This Runs Deep A2 525 at Shelbourne Park on Friday night.


ADDITIONAL PRIZE MONEY GOES DOWN WELL AT CURRAHEEN PARK ON FRIDAY

Barry Drake

22 June 2024

The Curraheen Park Supporters Club held a brilliant night on Friday as all races held additional prize money which always proves very beneficial to owners.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 169 PART 2: CORK RACING PREVIEW

GRI

21 June 2024

Barry chats to Racing Officer at Curraheen Park, Darren Hogan about this weekend’s events at the stadium.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND - HEAD OFFICE AWARDED SMARTER TRAVEL MARK AT BRONZE LEVEL

GRI

21 June 2024

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) is proud to announce that its Head Office has been awarded the Smarter Travel Mark at Bronze level. This prestigious recognition highlights GRI’s commitment to promoting sustainable travel options and fostering a culture of environmental responsibility within the organisation.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 169: WITH PAT MORRISSEY

GRI

20 June 2024

As they look forward to a big night in Clonmel this weekend, Barry chats to Pat Morrissey about the Kasko Produce Stakes and more of their upcoming races including the Clonmel Track Members A4 525 Stake Final. Head along to Clonmel this Sunday for a great night out.


ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL KILKENNY SALES

Ian Fortune

18 June 2024

Kilkenny hosted another hugely successful sale on Saturday, June 15th. There was a very healthy turnover of €55,000 with a clearance rate of just under ninety percent.


JACK WITH AN ELITE DISPLAY

Ian Fortune

18 June 2024

The final of the Elite Black at Stud May Unraced came to a conclusion at Enniscorthy on Monday evening and Blackhill Jack did what was necessary to emerge a good winner of the €2,650 to the winner contest.


TALKING OAKS EPISODE 5 MONDAY 17TH JUNE

GRI

17 June 2024

Barry Caul is hosting this week's episode and is joined by Tommy Lyons and Sarah Kinsella to review the busy weekend of racing. The highlight is the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks but they also chat about the Race of Champions from the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Produce Stakes from Clonmel and the Time A4 Derby from Limerick.


WATCH: 2024 SPORTING PRESS ONLINE EDITION IRISH OAKS FINAL

GRI

17 June 2024

Join us now in Shelbourne Park to look back on a fantastic Final that was the 2024 Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks. For the first time this century, a classic is shared after the Final provided an incredible finish with not one but two champions, Fleadh Saraide and A Lucky Julie. Congratulations!


WATCH: 2024 CALLAWAY PRO-AM @ STUD RACE OF CHAMPIONS FINAL

GRI

17 June 2024

The 2024 Callaway Pro-Am @ Stud Race of Champions Final took place at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium Friday 14th June. Watch as Coolavanny Otto is crowned this years champion.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND ANNOUNCES €15,000 DONATION FROM BETDAQ TO THE IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST

GRI

10 June 2024

Greyhound Racing Ireland is delighted to announce that the betting exchange company BETDAQ has donated €15,000 to the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT). The IRGT, the designated charity of the greyhound racing industry, is dedicated to the rehoming of greyhounds after their racing careers have concluded.


A VISIT TO OUR 2024 CON AND ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL WINNING CLUB

GRI

5 June 2024

When Knockeen Dazzler won the 2024 Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Final in Limerick Greyhound Stadium his nominated club, Mountcollins GAA, were cheering him on from the stands. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of JP & Noreen McManus, the club also won on the night, taking home a €10,000 winner's prize and a free fundraising night in Limerick.


GREYHOUND RACING STADIA NATIONWIDE RAISE €10,000 IN AID OF THE DILLON QUIRKE FOUNDATION

GRI

1 June 2024

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) is delighted to announce the donation of €10,000 raised from the recent Jerseys At The Dogs Nationwide Bucket Collection to the Dillon Quirke Foundation.


VIDEO: THE STORY BEHIND THE WALL - PAINTING OUR SUSTAINABILITY STORY WITH A MURAL

GRI

25 May 2024

In Limerick, Limerick Greyhound Stadium stands as a prominent venue for racing enthusiasts. However, beyond the track, an initiative has been underway to promote sustainability and biodiversity on the site.


UNVEILING OF "COILLTE KIRBY" AT LIMERICK GREYHOUND STADIUM: A LEGACY FROM THE 2024 CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL

GRI

24 May 2024

As part of the launch activities for 2024 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial (kindly sponsored by Noreen & JP McManus and named in honour of Noreen’s parents, Con & Annie Kirby, Limerick Greyhound Stadium introduced an innovative tree planting project.


RUN WITH PRIDE - PURCHASE A PIN TO HELP US SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

GRI

22 May 2024

Two years ago, the Shelbourne Park Tote Department embarked on a mission to make a difference, designing and launching the sale of a Pride Pins initiative to support mental health. This June, they are expanding the initiative nationwide to raise vital funds for Pieta House, a leading charity dedicated to preventing suicide and self-harm.


APPOINTMENT OF NEW BOARD MEMBER TO RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN

GRI

1 May 2024

Rásaíocht Con Éireann has been advised by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Charlie McConalogue, of his appointment of Louise McKenna as a Board member of Rásaíocht Con Éireann.


RÁSAÍOCHT CON EIREANN SUPPORT TUS BURSARY INITIATIVE

GRI

1 May 2024

Joy Neville, former rugby international and special guest at the Leaders@TUS Scholarship 10th-anniversary celebration this week, as 11 students were honored with scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year.


GRI NOTICE TO PURCHASERS OF GREYHOUNDS AT LICENSED SALES AUCTIONS

GRI

1 May 2024

Greyhound Racing Ireland wishes to advise, that from and including May 1st 2024, it will be a condition of sale, that all purchasers of greyhounds at licensed auctions, must be able to furnish their Irish Coursing Club (ICC) Owner Registration Number to the greyhound stadium in advance of bidding on any greyhound at the auction. This number will be recorded by the stadium for traceability purposes.


RCÉTS FIGURES FOR 2023

GRI

10 April 2024

In 2023, Rásaíocht Con Éireann allocated €3.15 million to traceability, care and welfare matters and continued to expand its programme of welfare and care initiatives from the Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability System (RCÉTS) to its ongoing support for the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT).


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS FOR KENNEL IMPROVEMENT SCHEME FOR 2024

GRI

11 March 2024

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) have announced the details for the Kennel Improvement Scheme for 2024.


CORONA’S OUTLAW LANDS WHEATLEY MEMORIAL

Ian Fortune

17 February 2024

The final of the Eamon Wheatley Memorial A4/A5 may have been run a week later than scheduled at Newbridge on Friday night but Corona Ryan won’t care a jot as her progressive, early paced youngster Beaming Outlaw emerged a tremendous winner.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL BREEDERS BONUS PAYMENT

GRI

12 February 2024

Greyhound Racing Ireland Announces Additional Breeders Bonus Payment for Oaks & Bitch Stakes


RCÉ/GRI RESPONSE TO IRISH EXAMINER ARTICLE

GRI

11 January 2024

The Irish Examiner has today published a front page article with the headline "Tipperary woman banned from dog ownership raced greyhounds after court ruling". Rásaíocht Con Éireann was contacted in advance for a statement, which was issued on Friday 5th January 2024. RCÉ is disappointed to note that key information provided was not reflected in the report.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND PARTICIPATE IN REDUCE YOUR USE CAMPAIGN

GRI

8 December 2023

Earlier today Greyhound Racing Ireland announced their participation in the Governments "Reduce Your Use" energy efficiency campaign for 2023/2024.


2024 CLASSICS AND FEATURES CALENDAR RELEASED

GRI

15 November 2023

RCÉ/GRI have released the Classic and Feature Calendar for 2024


YOU'RE NOT ALONE. INFORMATION ON PIETA HELPLINES

GRI

22 June 2023

If you are in suicidal distress, self-harming or have been bereaved by suicide, Pieta are available to talk to you today.


NEW TALKING DOGS ARCHIVE

GRI

29 January 2022

We're delighted to now be able to archive the big news stories for you to read in the weeks and months to come.


RCÉTS REMINDER JANUARY 2022

GRI

4 January 2022

As we begin a new year this is a reminder to all owners and trainers of the importance of updating their RCÉTS account.


SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION OF GREYHOUND CARE CENTRE PROGRAMME

GRI

23 December 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has announced plans for the introduction of at least four new regional facilities across the country for the preparation and rehoming of retired racing greyhounds.


RECORD NUMBER OF RETIRED GREYHOUNDS REHOMED IN 2021

GRI

21 December 2021

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) has assisted in the rehoming of more than 2000 retired greyhounds in 2021, a new yearly record for the charity organisation. Established by Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) in 1997, the IRGT is funded through owners’ prizemoney deductions, matched donations by GRI and private donations in its work to rehome greyhounds after retirement and promote them as domestic pets.


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS) INFORMATION UPDATE

GRI

22 November 2021

On November 22nd, 2021, pursuant to Article 36 of the Greyhound Industry (Racing) Regulations 2007-2021, the Board of Rásaíocht Con Éireann have directed that it will be a condition of entry at RCÉ Licenced Stadia, that Owners/Trainers must have updated all outstanding records on RCÉTS relating to the greyhounds/pups in his/her care. Failure to do this will result in race entries automatically not being accepted for racing for this owner/trainer until such time as the deficiency is rectified. Once relevant updates are provided, entries will be accepted again.


GUIDANCE ON MEAT PRODUCTS

GRI

18 November 2021

ADVICE FOR TRAINERS AND OWNERS: FEEDING OF ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS TO RACING GREYHOUNDS


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND LAUNCHES NEW CODE OF PRACTICE

GRI

16 November 2021

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) / Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) today (Tuesday, 16 November 2021) launched a new Code of Practice that applies to any person who keeps, breeds, rears, trains, races, trades or transports a greyhound in Ireland.


LAUNCH OF TRACES NT EXPORT DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM

GRI

6 October 2021

TRACES is the European Commissions Electronic Platform used in the Import and Export of amongst other things, animals. In its guise as TRACES Classic, it has been used for several years by Irish Individuals and companies exporting animals abroad. These have typically included individuals who undertake transporting greyhounds abroad for export.


RCE ANNOUNCE EXPANSION TO THE INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME FROM OCTOBER 1ST

GRI

4 October 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) provide funding for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured while racing or participating in Qualifying Trials at RCÉ Licensed stadia through The Injuries at Tracks Recovery Scheme. This scheme is open to all owners and trainers who have incurred veterinary costs in the treatment of greyhounds to repair a *career ending orthopaedic (bone) injury which was sustained while racing or running qualifying Trials at a RCÉ licensed stadium.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE “KENNEL COUGH”

GRI

22 September 2021

Greyhound Welfare advisory note for Kennel Cough


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.