Greyhounds

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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65 years and counting for Limerick greyhound trainer Denis O’ Malley

By Jack Neville / February 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick greyhound trainer Denis O Malley shows no signs of slowing down after more than 65 years in the industry. The veteran handler, who will turn 82 years old in June, still races greyhounds twice a week at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, operating out of his kennels in Drombanna. He currently has nine dogs in training,…

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Ireland’s Fittest Family contestants taste victory at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

By Jack Neville / December 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

They will be looking for victory in the final of Ireland’s Fittest Family on RTE this weekend – but the Lawlors have already tasted success in Limerick Greyhound Stadium.  Chris Peanuts, owned by the High Rollers Syndicate headed by Jonah Lawlor, from Shanagolden in Co. Limerick, won on her first outing last Saturday. The five-person syndicate…

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UL Students Celebrate Work With Retired Irish Greyhound Trust

By Raffaele Rocca / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

The work of student volunteers in the UL Greyhound Racing Society has been recognised in a new campaign highlighting the work of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust. ‘Our People, Their Stories’ is reminding people that greyhounds make fantastic pets who transition from the track to the couch with ease. The UL Greyhound Racing Society was…

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Limerick greyhound supporters rewarded with IGB loyalty scheme

By Raffaele Rocca / November 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick greyhound racing supporters are set to be rewarded with the launch of a new loyalty programme at Limerick Greyhound Stadium this Thursday (November 8th). Spectators who come through the turnstiles five times will get their sixth admission to a race night in Limerick free. The offer includes students and OAP’s. The scheme is being…

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Jet and Prince lead the charge for Irish St Leger final night in Limerick

By Raffaele Rocca / October 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Blastoff Jet and Clonbrien Prince are the ones with the momentum ahead of Saturday’s €60,000 Barking Buzz App Irish St Leger Final in Limerick. Both dogs were victorious in their respective semi finals during an action packed weekend in Greenpark. Joint trainer/owner Philip Buckley, from Tipperary, will be aiming for his first Leger success with…

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Free entry to Leger night if you wear club hurling colours

By John Keogh / October 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick Greyhound Stadium are offering fee entry to those who are wearing their club colours, or present a match ticket or programme, following the County Senior Hurling Final on Saturday night. Saturday marks semi final night of the €60,000 Barking Buzz App Irish St Leger, with the first three dogs in each semi final to advance…

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Welfare the ‘number 1 priority’ for Irish Greyhound Board as Trust fundraising continues

By Raffaele Rocca / October 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Greyhound welfare and ensuring greyhounds have a ‘happy and healthy retirement’ should be the number one priority for the greyhound industry, according to the Irish Greyhound Board. The IGB today presented the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust – a registered charity operated and supported by Bord na gCon – with a cheque totalling €1,839.52 from fundraising…

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48 greyhounds still in the hunt as St Leger continues at Limerick this weekend

By Raffaele Rocca / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

48 greyhounds remain in the hunt ahead of the second round of the €60,000 Barking Buzz App Irish St Leger in Limerick on Saturday. Eight red hot heats will be decided at Greenpark this weekend. Derby finalists last month, Limerick-owned Slippy Cian and Clonbrien Hero, are among those who managed to progress from the first…

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