The regional heats will take place in each participating stadium around the country. The 18 winners of the Regional Events will be invited to run in the main event and a draw will take place to pick 6 Runners–up to be invited to also participate. The remaining Runners-up will be the Reserves for the Stake. The Limerick Heats will therefore begin as a 24 dog Stake on Saturday 9th July followed by the semi-finals one week later. The All Ireland Series Final will take place on Saturday 23rd July.
Speaking about the All Ireland Series Gareth Connolly of Connolly’s Red Mills said, “We are extremely proud to be associated with such a unique event. The Irish Greyhound Board has a long-standing tradition of excellence and Connolly’s Red Mills is happy to join up with such a proactive organisation and offer our continued support.”
Speaking about the Connolly’s Red Mills All Ireland Series, Orla Strumble, Head of Marketing of the Irish Greyhound Board said, “We are delighted to welcome on board Connolly’s Red Mills as sponsors of this event. The Connolly Family and Red Mills are among our greatest supporters, and this year alone they are sponsoring events in stadia across Ireland with total prize-funds in excess of €100,000.
“It is fantastic to see such an interest from all quarters in this competition and it is clear that the tradition of Irish greyhound racing is alive and well. We are also delighted to announce that RTE will be webcasting the Final live online from the Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Greyhound supporters who have followed the competition in their local Greyhound Stadium, and indeed greyhound fans across the world, will be able to experience the thrill of a live race on the RTE website www.rte.ie”