Greyhounds

Ballymac Tas 6/4 Fav to Become First Female Winner of JP McManus Stake

By Jack Neville / April 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

It was a night to remember for Liam Dowling on Saturday in Limerick as he qualified his two semi-finalists through to the big €80,000 cracker this weekend. The Con & Annie Kirby Memorial is sponsored by JP McManus and his wife Noreen, in memory of her parents. Liam Dowling has never won this competition before…

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Twelve greyhounds still in with a chance of €80,000 Kirby glory

By Jack Neville / April 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Twelve greyhounds and their assigned clubs remain in the race for the 2019 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Two semi-final races will be ran on Saturday night’s race card, with the top three in each semi progressing to the Kirby final, to be held on Easter Saturday. The event’s quarter…

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Limerick’s Bob Shanahan recognised at 2018 National Greyhound Racing Awards

By Raffaele Rocca / March 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick’s Bob Shanahan has received a Special Merit Award at the 2018 National Greyhound Awards in Kildare. Mr Shanahan received the prize from the Irish Greyhound Board, along with Tim Keane of Ennistymon, Co. Clare. Both Bob and Tim have been involved with Limerick’s Advisory Council. Having previously been a director at Limerick Greyhound Stadium,…

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Half the field eliminated after first round heats of the Kirby Memorial Stake 2019

By Jack Neville / March 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

96 greyhounds have been halved to 48 following the first round heats of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake 2019 at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. This year saw a record total of well over 100 entries for the richest Irish greyhound racing event outside of Dublin. The competition sees Limerick clubs share in the event…

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Limerick with a number on the list for the National Greyhound Racing Awards

By Jack Neville / March 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Slippy Cian, finalist in the 2018 Irish Greyhound Derby, heads the list of Limerick nominations for the 2018 National Greyhound Racing Awards. Owned by the Full House Syndicate in Limerick, Slippy Cian reached the final of the 2018 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake, the final of the Tralee Juvenile Classic and won over 550…

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Limerick with pair of representatives in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Easter Cup Final

By Jack Neville / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick with a double chance as Bobby and Prince lead the local charge for Ladbrokes Easter Cup final night Limerick will be represented by Braveheart Bobby and Clonbrien Prince in Saturday’s €50,000 Ladbrokes Easter Cup Final in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium. The Limerick pair finished 2nd and 3rd in the same semi final during an action packed…

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Extra night’s greyhound racing to take place in Limerick during March

By Jack Neville / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

An additional night of greyhound racing will take place in Limerick next month.  The decision follows extensive consultation with owners and trainers in the area who need to manage dog pools due to the requirements of SIS racing and the level of entries for new novice racing events. Additional racing nights will also be held…

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Trial stakes underway for Con & Annie Kirby Memorial

By Jack Neville / February 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Trial Stakes underway as ‘bigger and better’ Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 2019 is marked at Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds The countdown to the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake 2019 is now well underway. The past six years of the competition have seen Limerick GAA clubs share in the event fund, with each of the…

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Plenty of Limerick interest in Ladbrokes Easter Cup

By Jack Neville / February 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick with hopes as Ladbrokes Easter Cup begins with prize fund of over €50,000 The Ladbrokes Easter Cup is returning to Shelbourne Park this weekend, marking 91 years of the competition at Ireland’s premier greyhound stadium – with Limerick having a number of hopefuls among the 48 entries. Derby finalist Slippy Cian, owned by the…

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Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake to give 24 more clubs the chance to win €10,000 prize

By Jack Neville / February 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

24 more Limerick clubs are to be given a chance to win €10,000 in the 2019 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. The past six years of the competition have seen Limerick GAA clubs share in the event fund, with each of the 72 greyhounds in the event assigned to a…

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