The highlight for many at Curraheen Park on Saturday night was the victory of Blarney Belle in the final of the €1,100 to the winner Irish Retired Greyhound Trust ON3 Unraced Stake for top trainer Johnny Linehan and popular owner Jimmy Barry Murphy.
Cork GAA legend Jimmy Barry Murphy is a wonderful ambassador for our great sport and the whole of Curraheen Park were rooting for Blarney Belle. Once she flew from traps, supporters were very happy as Blarney Belle was in top gear heading around the opening turns. Three clear of Galloping Image to halfway, the dream result was very much on the cards.
Make Some Noise didn't enjoy the clearest of runs and he did show incredible pace, however, the night belonged to Blarney Belle and supporters as she held on to win, by a length, in 28.91. Make Some Noise was second, three-quarters of a length clear of Petersburg who was back in third.
Blarney Belle, winner of The IRGT ON3 Stake Final. Photographed with Robyn Linehan, Damien Holland, Brian Collins, Jimmy Barry Murphy, John A. Linehan, Kieren Walsh and Leah Linehan