Ian Fortune

Greyhound racing lost a true friend in recent days with the passing of Davy Traynor after an illness. Davy was a staple in Irish greyhound racing over the last few decades with his famed ‘Lodgefield’ prefix carried by so many stars through the years.

A talented man with a dog, he was also a breeder of some renown and was responsible for countless top-class greyhounds during his long, extinguished time in greyhound racing. As a person, he was known by so many in the sport. A regular at Newbridge, Harold’s Cross and Shelbourne Park, he was a great character, a man that was never short of a word and the best of company.

Even as his health declined in recent times, he kept his interest in the sport and is sure to leave a legacy with so many top trackers going back to his ‘Lodgefield’ bloodlines, while his daughter Jennifer is still very involved in the sport.

The track just won’t be the same without Davy and we would likely to take this opportunity to send our condolences to his daughter Jennifer, sons Mark and Derek, his beloved grand-children Chloe, Tadgh, Hallie, Charlie and Arlo, his brother Ronnie, extended family and great many friends. Davy will be greatly missed. May He Rest In Peace. 

Funeral Details

Rathcoole, Dublin, formerly of Naas, Co. Kildare and Lodgefield Kennels, Kildare.

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in the care of the exceptional staff at St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh, Co. Kildare.

Beloved dad of Mark, Jennifer and Derek and loving brother of the late John and Ronnie.

David will be very sadly missed by his loving children, grandchildren Chloe, Tadhg, Hallie, Charlie and Arlo, daughter-in-law Christine, sister Marie, brothers Peter, Herbie, Paul and Philip, extended family, neighbours and friends.


“May his gentle soul rest in peace"


Reposing at the George Mullins Funeral Home, Kilcullen Road, Naas (Eircode W91 CD0K) on Sunday from 1-4pm with Rosary Prayers at 3:30pm. Funeral on Monday with Requiem Mass at 10am in the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas, followed by burial at St Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.


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