TALKING DOGS WITH 2020 WINNING OWNERS - PART 2

GRI

19 January 2021

Des Grace, Mickey Rooney and John Kennedy Jnr. join Ian for a chat tonight.


ADDITIONAL MEETING AT YOUGHAL ON THURSDAY

Barry Drake

19 January 2021

Youghal's additional meeting will take place on this Thursday coming, January 21st.


ON-LINE CONTENT WORTH SHARING

Ian Fortune

19 January 2021

Greyhound racing has been under attack from certain quarters for some time with the vast majority of the criticism unwarranted and based on false claims.


BIG RESPONSE TO RURAL HAWAII UNRACED

Peter Farrell

19 January 2021

The focus will be on Clonmel Greyhound Stadium this coming weekend as the much anticipated Rural Hawaii @ Stud Unraced 525 gets underway and as expected, it has attracted a huge response with eleven heats on offer.


TALKING DOGS WITH 2020 WINNING OWNERS - PART 1

GRI

18 January 2021

Ian Fortune is catching up with some of the winning owners of big competitions throughout the year this week on Talking Dogs.


SYDNEY TO HEAD PATS EASTER CUP TEAM

Ian Fortune

18 January 2021

Pat Buckley is hoping for another successful year on the track with many of his team likely to return for a crack at the Easter Cup.


GOLD CUP DRAW

Ian Fortune

17 January 2021

Following her brilliant opening round effort Ballymac Art will be expected to again set a searing gallop in the second round of the Best Car Parks Gold Cup after receiving a favourable draw in the last of the four quarter finals.


SOME GOLDEN DISPLAYS IN CUP

Ian Fortune

17 January 2021

Ireland’s best returned to Shelbourne Park on Saturday evening as the Best Car Parks Gold Cup got underway and, while some displayed signs of rustiness after a Christmas layoff, Ballymac Art looked razor sharp as she set the standard with a picture-perfect display.


BLING BLING PAUL STARS IN TOP CLASS RACING AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

17 January 2021

After landing his first round heat of the Epic Hero Leger Winner 525 last weekend at Limerick, Bling Bling Paul stepped it up a gear last night as he produced a thoroughly impressive performance to lay down a maker ahead of next week’s semi finals.


EPISODE 6: RONAN HANNIFFY ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS

Rory Burke

17 January 2021

This week Rory is joined by Galway man Ronan Hanniffy. Ronan, a young man with no family history in Greyhound Racing, is now training and rearing his own greyhounds while also studying in college.


TIGER STILL GOING STRONG

Ian Fortune

16 January 2021

It wasn’t long after the semi finals of the Essex Vase at Romford on Friday evening that the phone buzzed.


GERRY LAWLESS

15 January 2021

Greyhound racing lost a great friend and lifelong supporter in recent days with the passing of Gerry Lawless.


THE GOLD CUP STORY SO FAR

GRI

14 January 2021

The Gold Cup gets underway this weekend in Shelbourne Park so Ian Fortune took a look at the history of the event with some racing highlights from the event.


TALKING DOGS ON THURDAY EPISODE 24: MURT LEAHY

Barry Drake

14 January 2021

Murt Leahy enjoyed a great year in 2020, training a total of 94 winners. He's looking forward to the year ahead, with some really talented greyhounds in his kennel. He speaks to Barry Drake on this week's podcast.


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.


ARE YOU READY FOR OUR NEW TRACEABILITY SYSTEM?

GRI

13 January 2021

RCÉTS, the new Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability System is coming very soon. Are you ready?


REVISED COVID STADIUM ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS - RACING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

GRI

13 January 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann, having regard to the present national situation on COVID-19 , wishes to advise Owners and Trainers of revised access arrangements to Stadia whilst racing behind closed doors continues.


WATERFORD EXTRA RACE MEETING

Barry Drake

13 January 2021

Waterford will hold an extra Race Meeting next Wednesday 20th January. The first race will be at 6 pm. Weigh-in 5 to 5.30 pm.


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.


KILKENNY SALES NEWS

Ian Fortune

13 January 2021

Kilkenny Track are inviting entries for their next Sales meeting on Saturday, February 6th. The catalogue will have a maximum of 60 Lots and there will be an entry fee of €20.


ADDITIONAL MEETING AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

13 January 2021

Kilkenny Track will be running an additional race meeting on Thursday, January 28th.


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.


TOWCESTER CHANGES DATES TO AVOID CLASH

Ian Fortune

12 January 2021

Following negative feedback, Towcester has changed the dates for the English Derby for the second time in a week.


ONES TO WATCH IN 2021

GRI

11 January 2021

We've seen the highlights of 2020 and now Ian Fortune, Barry Drake & Tommy Lyons are looking forward to the 2021 Greyhound Racing year.


MOVING DOGS BETWEEN IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN

GRI

6 January 2021

Following the formal departure of the UK from the EU, the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine have provided us with a guidance document for the greyhound community with regard to the movement of dogs between Ireland and Great Britain.


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.


NEW LEVEL 5 RESTRICTIONS- RACING ‘BEHIND CLOSED DOORS’ TO CONTINUE

GRI

30 December 2020

New Level 5 restrictions- racing ‘behind closed doors’ to continue.


MULLINGAR & SHELBOURNE PARK CHRISTMAS DONATIONS

GRI

30 December 2020

The teams at Shelbourne Park & Mullingar Greyhound Stadium donated to local charities ahead of the Christmas rush for them.


GALWAY GREYHOUND STADIUM SUPPORT COPE GALWAY WITH CHRISTMAS DONATION

GRI

23 December 2020

The team at Galway Greyhound Stadium proudly supported local charity, COPE Galway, with a food donation for Christmas.


KINGDOM GREYHOUND STADIUM SUPPORT THEIR LOCAL SVP THIS CHRISTMAS

GRI

23 December 2020

The team at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium were delighted to be able to make a food donation to their local SVP in Tralee this Christmas.


BOYLESPORTS RELEASE 2021 DERBY BETTTING

Ian Fortune

23 December 2020

Long-time Irish Derby sponsors Boylesports have released their prices for the 2021 renewal of the blue riband event.


PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS 15TH DECEMBER

GRI

23 December 2020

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) receives Parliamentary Questions (PQs) on an ongoing basis from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. PQs are raised by members of Dáil Éireann and provide Ministers with the opportunity to report publicly on matters for which they are responsible. PQs relating to the greyhound industry for 15th December are contained within this story.


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.


PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS 8TH & 10TH DECEMBER

GRI

17 December 2020

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) receives Parliamentary Questions (PQs) on an ongoing basis from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and we wish to share some of these recent PQs with the wider greyhound community.


IRGT TO BENEFIT FROM BALLYMAC CELTIC DRAW

Ian Fortune

13 December 2020

The ‘Ballymac’ prefix will be in the news for different reasons in the next few weeks after we were notified of a wonderful fundraising effort being made by Ballymac Celtic.


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.


RECENT RCÉ MEDIA ACTIVITY

GRI

1 December 2020

In response to the recent media attention surrounding the funding of our industry, Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland have participated in media interviews, offered representation and issued response to commentary over the last week.


ALERT FROM RCÉ

GRI

26 November 2020

RCÉ / GRI has been advised by members of the greyhound community of contact being made by text and phone in recent days from parties claiming to be from other countries and wishing to acquire greyhounds.


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.


ANNUAL ACCOUNTS 2019 FOR RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN/GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND

GRI

12 November 2020

The annual accounts 2019 representing the final set of accounts under the name Bord na gCon, (now Rásaíocht Con Éireann), have been published. This follows on from the statutory audit undertaken by the Comptroller & Auditor General and the laying of the accounts before the Houses of the Oireachtas this week in accordance with established practice.


OFFICIAL TRIAL SCHEDULE

GRI

6 November 2020

Official Trial schedule with effect from Monday 9th November.


UPDATE ON THE PROCEDURE OF EQUAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF SEEDING CATEGORIES - SWEEPSTAKE DRAWS

GRI

4 November 2020

The following Procedure for Sweepstake Trap Draws, which facilitates an Equal Distribution of Seeding in Sweepstakes, has been developed by Rásaíocht Con Éireann and will apply to the Trap Draw for the First Round of Sweepstakes which are to be drawn on or after Thursday 5th November 2020 and will apply to subsequent rounds of these Sweepstakes thereafter.


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


SPREAD THE WORD

Ian Fortune

29 October 2020

Yesterday’s news of the launch of the first dedicated Greyhound Care Centre came as a real shot in the arm for the sport.


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 UPDATED TRAP LOADING ARRANGEMENTS

IGB

2 September 2020

As part of its ongoing review of COVID-19 protocols, Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) proposes a change to the trap loading procedure.


GRI ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF TESTING REGIME

IGB

31 July 2020

The GRI has in recent years been introducing ongoing enhancements in its procedures and processes regarding the detection of banned substances and misuse of medication within the sport.


GRI PROTOCOL FOR PRESENTATIONS

IGB

23 July 2020

As part of the continuous review of protocols in relation to COVID-19, IGB have implemented a number of measures in place to safeguard Public Health and to minimise the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus.


LIMERICK GREYHOUND STADIUM DONATE TO UL HOSPITAL INTERIM CARE FACILITY

IGB

22 June 2020

The team at Limerick Greyhound Stadium supported the HSE frontline workers with a donation of radios for the UL field hospital which was opened to cater for non-coronavirus patients, including those who may have recovered from Covid-19.


ONLINE TRIAL BOOKINGS AND ONLINE RACE ENTRIES

IGB

18 June 2020

With the return to trialling and the re-introduction of racing many people have been taking advantage of online booking for trials. We’ve put together a simple outline of the process of booking both Official and Unofficial Trials and entering greyhound for racing online.


RACING GREYHOUND INJURY DATA SHOWS FURTHER REDUCTION IN 2019

IGB

2 June 2020

Rásaíocht Con Éireann, Greyhound Racing Ireland, today published details of injury data for 2019.


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.


TRACEABILITY SYSTEM PROCUREMENT PROCESS BEGINS AS GRI CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT CARE & WELFARE MEASURES

IGB

14 November 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has announced the commencement of a tender process for a greyhound traceability system which will monitor and record key life events for all registered greyhounds throughout their life.


NOTICE FOR GREYHOUND OWNERS/TRAINERS/KEEPERS/KENNELHANDS

IGB

21 October 2019

In the interests of greyhound welfare, it is important that any greyhounds injured during a race or showing any signs of distress or injury after a race are presented to the track veterinarian for immediate assessment.


GRI CARE & WELFARE INITIATIVES UPDATE - 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019

IGB

26 September 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GR) continues to make significant progress in the areas of welfare and regulation under its Strategic Plan 2018-2022. The racing greyhound continues to be the most regulated of all canine breeds in Ireland. The following is an update on our care and welfare measures:


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.


NEW CARE FUND FOR GREYHOUNDS ANNOUNCED BY GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND

IGB

6 August 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) today announced the establishment of a separate Care Fund dedicated to funding a variety of initiatives for the care and welfare of the greyhound including re-homing initiatives, greyhound support scheme, care centres, traceability system and other actions all designed to support the care and welfare of the racing greyhound.


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.


IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT TOWARDS PRIVATE REHOMING AGENCIES

IGB

11 July 2019

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT), established and operated by Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has today pledged to maintain and enhance its support to a number of private rehoming agencies across the country.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND SCHEME AND PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR DOMESTIC REHOMINGS

IGB

3 July 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland has confirmed an increase in financial support to private rehoming agencies for the rehoming of retired racing greyhounds in Ireland, as well as the extension of the GRI Scheme for Foster Care of Retired Racing Greyhounds, with the schemes coming into effect immediately.