Barry Drake

As the dust settles on Friday’s spectacular 2022 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Final, Barry Drake speaks with Graham Holland of Riverside Kennels.

For the few that are unfamiliar Graham is the proud trainer of the 2022 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial champion, Swords Rex. Better known to them as ‘Gilly’, Swords Rex came to victory on Friday night with his 28.27 clear win. Graham reflects on the magical night, amazing scenes and buzzing atmosphere at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.

Although the Hollands have reached the final on numerous occasion this was the first Con & Annie Kirby win for them. Graham thanks his family who put so much effort and dedication into the kennels and the care of every dog. Graham talks about the luck on the night that often secures the win as well as enjoying each occasion as they come rather than looking too far forward.

Graham also gives his thoughts on Part Blake, who came second on Friday nights Star Sports/TRC English Derby Trial Stake.

Have a listen to their chat now!

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