Greyhounds

Stonepark Leo outlasts the field to claim Con & Annie Kirby Memorial honours

By Jack Neville / April 26, 2021 /

Mark O’Donovan and Stonepark Leo combined for victory at the final of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday evening.

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Odds: Explosive Boy the favourite as the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial reaches the quarter-finals

By Jack Neville / April 5, 2021 /

We are at the quarter-final stages of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial after two exciting weekends of Heats. There are just 24 dogs left with the quarter-finals taking place this Saturday evening at the Limerick Greyhound track. Explosive Boy is the favourite at 5/1 winning her heat in the opening night and finishing 3rd…

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Con and Annie Kirby Memorial kicks off in style at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium

By Jack Neville / March 29, 2021 /

The opening round heats of the 2021 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial got underway at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night and all the action was streamed live for the first time on Talking Dogs TV.  With 13 heats down for decision on the night and a prize of €80,000 on offer to the eventual…

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Bord na gCon welcomes focus on welfare and integrity

By Jack Neville / June 15, 2020 /

Bord na gCon has welcomed the provisions regarding greyhound racing in the proposed Programme for Government as agreed between Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and the Green Party. The focus on welfare reflects the objective in Bord na gCon’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 to place animal welfare at the centre of the greyhound industry. Bord na gCon’s…

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Greyhound Racing to resume behind closed doors as part of Phase 2

By Jack Neville / June 5, 2020 /

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today welcomed the decision of government to permit greyhound racing behind closed doors as part of the second phase of the Roadmap for Re-opening Society and Business.   The IGB has arranged for a comprehensive schedule of greyhound trials to commence on Monday next, 8th June at all 14 greyhound tracks with the…

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Suspension of greyhound racing and new Covid-19 Greyhound Care Payment Scheme

By Raffaele Rocca / March 25, 2020 /

Following yesterday’s announcement by government, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has confirmed that all greyhound racing activity has been suspended. In a statement issued to the press, the IGB said: This is to ensure full compliance with all directions of government and HSE protocols at this difficult time for all involved in the greyhound industry. The…

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Huge Leger crowd enjoys Ballymac Anton victory at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

By George Lee / November 24, 2019 /

A huge capacity crowd at Limerick Greyhound Stadium witnessed Ballymac Anton becoming the 2019 Irish St Leger champion on Saturday night. The win saw Anton earn €30,000 for connections, including owner/trainer Liam Dowling based in Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry. This year’s event was sponsored by the ‘Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium’ group who have spearheaded a funding initiative…

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Leger winning prize money to be increased with further additions to card planned on final night

By Ronan Coughlan / October 10, 2019 /

Prize money for the winner of this year’s Irish St Leger, to be held in Limerick Greyhound Stadium next month, will be increased to €30,000. This follows the establishment of the ‘Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium’ group who have spearheaded a funding initiative which is proving very successful. This has enabled an increase in the top prize…

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‘Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium’ group looks for support for the track

By John Keogh / October 8, 2019 /

A newly formed committee is looking for funding and support for the 2019 Irish St Leger and other key events to be held at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Following discussions within the greyhound community, the ‘Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium’ campaign has been established with the aim of supporting racing at the track. The objectives of…

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‘Music Toour Ears’ final Limerick chance in Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby

By Jack Neville / September 9, 2019 /

Music Toour Ears is now Limerick’s sole hope for success, as a dozen dogs are still in with a chance of netting the 2019 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby and the €140,000 winners’ prize. Two semi-final races hang in the balance this Saturday at Shelbourne Park in the richest race in the Irish greyhound calendar, which…

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