EPISODE 44: COLM O'CONNELL

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This week Rory is joined by 16 year old Colm O'Connell from Limerick. Colm started out helping his cousin with his greyhounds and now has a few dogs of his own. Mostly racing in Limerick, Colm is getting great support in establishing his racing career from both family and the wider racing family. Have a listen to their chat and learn more about his journey so far.


EPISODE 43: DYLAN BRENNAN

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Dylan Brennan joins Rory Burke to chat greyhound racing in this week's episode. He grew up with greyhounds and has been lucky to have some great experience working in the sport. Dylan's local stadium is Newbridge and he has recently started reporting on the racing there for local media as well as launching his greyhound blog. Have a listen to their chat, it's a good one!


EPISODE 42: AMANDA MEADE

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Amanda Meade from Co. Limerick chats to Rory on this week's podcast. Amanda works full-time with horses, she grew up involved in horses with the Mangans, a family well know in Limerick Greyhound Racing and that's where she first was introduced to greyhounds. Her first greyhound, Only For Rory went and won his first race on her birthday, and from there she took out a kennel hand licence to assist trainer PJ. He has since retired from racing due to injury and now lives with her as a pet. Since then she's learnt a lot and her love of greyhounds has grown, have a listen to her story now.


EPISODE 41: PADDY COSS

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This week Rory speaks to Paddy Coss from Portlaoise. Paddy races mainly in Newbridge but would also love nothing more than a Saturday night race in Shelbourne Park. He tells Rory about his own journey in the sport, have a listen.


EPISODE 40: ANDREW WELDON

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17 year-old Andrew Weldon joins Rory on this week's podcast. The young Waterford man has been involved with greyhounds from a very young age and has had aspirations to become a greyhound trainer since he was 11. Andrew developed epilepsy and he says that greyhounds really helped him after his diagnosis. Greyhounds are a real family affair and although he is still quite young he has plenty of experience with breeding and training at home. Have a listen to their chat, they've plenty to talk about!


EPISODE 39: MIKEY CRONIN

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This week, Rory speaks to 15 year-old Mikey Cronin. Although young, Mikey has hands-on experience with some of the greatest greyhounds in recent years at his father's kennels.


EPISODE 38: KIM BERGIN

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This week, Rory Burke's guest on the podcast is Kim Bergin. 17 year old Kim from Waterford has been involved in greyhounds from a young age and is now working in the Droopys Stud. She tells Rory about working at the Stud with so many wonderful greyhounds, including the brilliant Pestana. Kim has also learnt a lot about greyhounds from working with William Finn & Rachel Wheeler and has hopes to train greyhounds herself in the not too distant future. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 37: PAUL MAHER

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Rory Burke is joined by Limerick man Paul Maher in this episode. A well-known face in Limerick Greyhound Stadium having worked there in various roles, Paul gives Rory an insight behind the scenes there. Paul, a primary school teacher, is from a family with generations of involvement in greyhound racing. There's a strong family interest in breeding and Paul shares some breeding highlights and stories. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 36: DENIS O'NEILL

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Rory is joined by Denis O'Neill from North Cork in this week's episode. Denis has some great memories to share. He shares with Rory how his confirmation money was invested in his own greyhound and how his involvement in greyhounds has grown since. Denis spent time working in greyhounds in the UK, something he says he learnt a lot from. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 35: GEAROID O'BRIEN

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In this week's episode Rory speaks to young Waterford man, Gearoid O'Brien. Gearoid made national news earlier in the year when his story was shown on RTE to highlight the social prescribing programme. Since then, Gearoid has been enjoying some great successes with his greyhounds with the help and support of his family and friends. Racing mainly in Youghal, Gearoid gives Rory an insight into his kennels and daily life and highlights in his racing career to date. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 34: JULIANNE O'KEEFE

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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.


EPISODE 33: SHANE DOWLING

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Ballymac is a prefix that needs no introduction having enjoyed massive success over the last decade in particular. This week, Rory Burke speaks to Shane Dowling, son of trainer Liam, and an important part of the Ballymac team. Shane tells Rory about life growing up in the sport, takes a look back at some of the stand-out greyhounds they've had and much more. A great chat, have a listen now.


EPISODE 32: JACK KENNELLY

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In this episode, Rory catches up with Jack Kennelly again. The young Kerry man has taken out his trainers licence since he first spoke to Rory so he fills him in on the work he's done to date and how it's all going, including some recent success and hopes for the future. Have a listen.


EPISODE 31:MICHAEL O'DWYER

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This week's podcast guest is Michael O'Dwyer from Limerick. The 17 year old achieved massive success as an owner with Stonepark Leo in April, winning the 2021 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial. He chats to Rory about his family's love for the sport of greyhound racing and future plans. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 30: CONOR BREEN

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This week's podcast guest is Conor Breen, a teacher from Clare. Conor doesn't come from a Greyhound Racing background and has some great stories to share with Rory about his early experiences with racing and becoming an owner. He set up a syndicate with a group of friends a number of years ago and together they tasted remarkable success. Have a listen.


EPISODE 29: JOE SHEAHAN

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This week Rory catches up with Joe Sheahan. Joe fills Rory in on the last few months and his experience working on Talking Dogs TV. He also chats about his own greyhounds and his experience with syndication. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 28: LIAM PEACOCK

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This week Rory looks to Tipperary as he chats greyhound racing with Liam Peacock. Liam recently took out his greyhound training licence, having developed a love for the dogs and the sport at a young age. He's hoping to bring some new faces into the sport with him through ownership and is looking forward to his future. Liam races mostly in Kilkenny and enjoys the banter and sport with the greyhound people of all ages. Enjoy the chat!


EPISODE 27: ETHAN MOLONEY

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Young Clare man, Ethan Moloney, is Rory's guest in this episode of the On Track with Talking Dogs podcast. Ethan has been a greyhound racing fan since a young age having picked up the love for the sport from his grandfather. He's currently working full-time, with weekends dedicated to greyhounds. He chats to Rory about possibilities for the future, great memories and more. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 26: JAKE FAUL

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In this episode, Rory is joined by Cork's Jake Faul. Having grown up in a strong greyhound family, Jake took out his own trainers license 3 years ago and since then has enjoyed much success in his local track in Youghal. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 25: RICHIE CONDON

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In this week's podcast, Rory chats to Cheltenham Festival winning jockey, Richie Condon.


EPISODE 24: MICHAEL RAFFERTY

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In this episode Rory is joined by Michael Rafferty from North Tipperary. Michael is training ten dogs and is enjoying great success, partictally with Coolemount Boss who is owned by the Four Culchies Syndicate. He was also lucky to have spent time working with the late Seamus Graham. Why not take a little break and enjoy the Greyhound Racing chat.


EPISODE 23: TOM KEATING

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This week's podcast is with 22 year old Tom Keating from Co Clare. Tom has had plenty of luck with syndicates, he's very passionate about breeding, and loves everything about the sport. Have a listen to his chat with Rory now.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 23: TOM KEATING

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This week's podcast is with 22 year old Tom Keating from Co Clare. Tom has had plenty of luck with syndicates, he's very passionate about breeding, and loves everything about the sport. Have a listen to his chat with Rory now.


EPISODE 22: DARRAGH SHEEHAN

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Kerry man, Darragh Sheehan from Blennerville, joins Rory Burke in this episode. A young college student, Darragh gives Rory an insight into the busy life of a greyhound trainer. He got the racing bug as a youngster going to the Markets Field and now races mostly in Tralee. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 21: MICHAEL O'CONNELL

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Michael O'Connell from Askeaton in Co. Limerick joins Rory Burke in this episode. Having got the greyhound racing bug originally as a member of a syndicate, Michael now rears and trains his own greyhounds. He chats to Rory about his love of the sport and gives an insight into the day-to-day work behind the scenes with greyhounds.


EPISODE 20: DEBBIE O'ROURKE

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Joining Rory in this episode is Debbie O'Rourke. Debbie was born into the world of Greyhound Racing with her grandfather, Liam O'Rourke, running a successful training kennel in Dublin. She is now an assistant trainer to him. A young woman with a real passion for her greyhounds, Debbie gives Rory an insight into their life in the kennels. Have a listen to their chat.


EPISODE 19: AOIFE DUNPHY

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Aoife Dunphy joins Rory on this week's episode. Aoife grew up in the world of greyhounds with the Droopys Stud, run by her dad and uncles. She chats to Rory about life in the stud and her love of racing and how being able to get out with the greyhounds was a great help during lockdown.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 19: AOIFE DUNPHY

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Aoife Dunphy joins Rory on this week's episode. Aoife grew up in the world of greyhounds with the Droopys Stud, run by her dad and uncles. She chats to Rory about life in the stud and her love of racing and how being able to get out with the greyhounds was a great help during lockdown.


EPISODE 18: JAMIE MCGEE

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Jamie McGee talks to Rory Burke on this week's podcast. Jamie is from a well-known greyhound family, but has recently taken up the mantle and taken out his own trainers license. Jamie has some great racing memories and his own recent successes and talks to Rory about what it is that loves about racing from the pups to A10 greyhounds to the big wins.


EPISODE 17: JOE SHEAHAN

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Joe Sheahan joins Rory Burke for a chat this week. Joe is a passionate young man who is currently involved in the new Talking Dogs TV. Joe developed a deep love for greyhounds, despite not having a particular family background.


EPISODE 16: TIMMY HOLLAND

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Timmy Holland joins Rory for a chat this week. Part of the Holland team at Riverside Kennels, Timmy is lucky to have had hands-on experience with some of the best greyhounds in recent years. Born into greyhounds, the family are kept very busy with their greyhounds and Timmy hopes to continue with a career in racing - have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 15: JORDAN MOYNIHAN

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Young Corkman Jordan Moynihan joins Rory this week. Having been introduced to greyhounds by his grandsparents, he has now established his own small kennel where he breeds, trains and schools greyhounds. Passionate about his dogs, he no doubt has a bright future in the sport. Have a listen to what Jordan has to say.


EPISODE 14: KATELYN LEAHY

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Rory is joined by a young Kilkenny lady, Katelyn Leahy, in this week's episode. Currently a student in UL, studying from home due to COVID, Katelyn is enjoying being at home with her family and their greyhound. From a big greyhound family, both her mother and father are from a greyhound background and her dad is well-known trainer Murt Leahy. She shares memories from Kilkenny growing up and talks about her love of the dogs.


EPISODE 13: TIMMY DILLON

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Kerryman Timmy Dillon is Rory's guest in this episode of On Track with Talking Dogs. Working full-time in an apprenticeship and keeping his own greyhounds, Timmy has his hands full but with small numbers and family support he is really enjoying it. He says that greyhound racing is a sport you can make great friends in, have a listen to see what else he has to say.


EPISODE 12: AOIFE BURKE

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Rory is joined by a special guest in this episode, his daughter Aoife Burke. Aoife didn't grow up in a greyhound family but would have spent many childhood nights greyhound racing with her grandfather. She and her fiancée David started out purchasing one greyhound at the sales in Thurles and have steadily grown their kennel.


EPISODE 11: SHEENA MURPHY

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Sheena Murphy joins Rory Burke for a chat in this week's episode. Sheena re-introduced greyhound racing into her family when she used her confirmation money to buy her own greyhound. These days they are are breeding, rearing and racing greyhounds from the family farm in Cork.


EPISODE 10: BILLY DUNNE

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A great chat this week as Cork man Billy Dunne joins Rory for a chat. Billy is a relatively new recruit to the sport, having been bitten by the greyhound bug when he travelled to Shelbourne Park to support neighbour Pat Moloney and Sonic in the Derby.


EPISODE 9: JOHN KENNEDY

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John Kennedy Jnr. joins Rory in this episode. John is currently studying remotely due to the COVID and is enjoying the opportunity to be at home with the greyhounds. John chats about their life with the greyhounds, their Derby breeding success with Good News and the greyhounds they currently have.


EPISODE 8: JONAH LAWLOR

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Limerick man, Jonah Lawlor, joins Rory this week. Jonah is from a greyhound racing family and is a member of the High Rollers Syndicate, owner of Chris Peanuts.


EPISODE 7: JENNIFER TRAYNOR

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This week Rory is chatting to Jennifer Traynor. With their local track in Newbridge, Jennifer is continuing in the family greyhound tradition.


EPISODE 6: RONAN HANNFFY

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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.


EPISODE 5: JACK BUCKLEY

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Rory is joined by Jack Buckley in this week's episode. Jack is the son of well know trainer Pat Buckley but is establishing his own breeding career following a successful training career in Australia.


EPISODE 4: JENNIFER O'DONNELL

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Born into one of the most successful greyhound racing families, Jennifer O'Donnell is now making a mark on the sport in her own right. Rory Burke speaks to her in the latest episode of our new Sunday podcast, On Track with Talking Dogs.


EPISODE 3: JAMES MURRAY

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James Murray, part of the Leinster Racing Office team, joins Rory for this podcast episode. James grew up in a greyhound family, mainly racing in Thurles, before moving into a career in the Racing Office side.


EPISODE 2: JACK KENNELLY

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Jack Kennelly, a young Kerry greyhound trainer, plus former Minor and current U21 Kerry Footballer is Rory's guest in this week's podcast. He chats greyhounds and football with Rory in the second episode of our new podcast.


EPISODE 1: IAN MAGNIER

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Welcome to our new Greyhound Racing Sunday morning podcast, On Track with Talking Dogs, hosted by Rory Burke of Cork’s C103. The series launches with 19 year old Ian Magnier from Cork, check out what he's got to say, we hope you enjoy.