Greyhounds

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

By Raffaele Rocca / March 26, 2019 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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