Peter Farrell

Given there is a whopping €20,000 on offer to the eventual winner, a strong entry was expected for this weekend’s TIME Greyhound Nutrition Confined Derby at Limerick, however, such as the interest in the event there is a brilliant twenty-four opening round heats on offer, which will dominate both Friday and Saturday night cards at the Munster venue.

Indeed, sponsors Willie and Shane Rigney must be delighted with this incredible entry and as a result, it will run over five weeks with the first three greyhounds qualifying right up until the semi final stages. The first two greyhounds will then qualify from the semi finals and an important note is that if any greyhound breaks the 28.90 barrier in the opening two rounds, they will no longer be permitted to continued in the stake. This of course living into the ‘Confined’ rules of the stake. There will also be a Consolation final on offer.

It sure is going to be busy times at Limerick over the next few weeks and keep an eye on Talking Dogs on Friday and Saturday for previews and results of the Confined Derby throughout.