MILLDEAN GEM IS FASTEST IN BAR ONE SESSION

Michael Fortune

22 July 2018

The trend of fast times was continued when the remaining five first round heats of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup were run on Saturday night at Dundalk and the fastest winner of the evening was Frank Courtney’s Milldean Gem with a 21.15 return in Heat 10 while reigning champion Heisman returned from a very lengthy lay-off to qualify safely in the final heat.


NITRO THE STAR IN OPENING ROUND OF GREYHOUND & PETWORLD AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

22 July 2018

The Greyhound & Petworld A1 stake got off to a flying start in Curraheen Park on Saturday night with a number of really nice performances.


HERO FASTEST AS THREE REMAIN UNBEATEN IN TIPP CUP QUARTERS

Paul Cooney

22 July 2018

With the luxury of generous qualifying conditions for the opening round now gone, the action in the 2018 Thurles Fresh Milk Tipperary Cup was cranked up a few notches at Thurles on Saturday.


YANKEE FLIES HOME IN BOYLESPORTS CHAMPION SEMIS

Michael Fortune

22 July 2018

The 2018 BoyleSports Champion Stakes commenced at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night and reigning champion Jaytee Yankee produced a performance which suggested that he will take a lot of beating in next week’s final.


STEEL IN FLYING FORM AS BAR ONE SIZZLES

Michael Fortune

21 July 2018

It didn’t take long for the fireworks to commence in the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup first round at Dundalk on Friday with the Pat Buckley trained Droopys Steel (Laughil Blake/ Droopys Posh) setting a flying 21.12 clock in the very first heat.


TESS TAMES HOBAN IN CORRIB PLATE CRACKER AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

21 July 2018

It was a busy night of sweepstake action at Galway on Friday as the quarter-finals of the 2018 Flaherty Markets Corrib Plate took centre stage and delivered some thrilling fare throughout the heats before Magical Tess firmly placed herself at the head of the chase for €4200 with a stunning 28.70 over arguably her closest competition rival in the concluding and fastest performance of the night.


JOHN JACKIE (FARMER) HENNESSY

21 July 2018

The death has occurred of John Jackie (Farmer) Hennessy, Ballymacoda, Co. Cork.


JAVIELENKO STARS IN CORN CUCHULAINN

Michael Fortune

21 July 2018

Javier Jarne’s Javielenko was the star turn in the second round of the Gain Dog Nutrition Corn Cuchulainn at Shelbourne Park on Friday night as he posted a fastest of the round 41.82 in the last of the three heats.


TOTE GUARANTEES AND INTER TRACK

20 July 2018

Tote Guarantees And Inter Track


ROYSTON GIVES GOOD NEWS A FLYING START TO HIS CAREER

Michael Fortune

19 July 2018

Royston News provided Good News with the perfect start to his career as a stud dog in the A5 opener when coming home clear for David Flanagan and the Good News Gang Syndicate.


IRISH GREYHOUND RACING SECURES ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST

IGB

19 July 2018

Irish Greyhound Racing secures additional international broadcast Greyhound racing at Youghal, Limerick and Cork receive boost


PREVIEWING RACE WEEK ON GALWAY BAY FM

Paul Cooney

19 July 2018

Preparations are in full swing at Galway Greyhound Stadium ahead of the busy Galway Races Festival and listeners to Galway Bay FM were guided through the schedule for the week long racing celebration on Monday evening last.


MICHAEL FRAYNE

19 July 2018

There was widespread shock in the greyhound world early this week with the news of the death of Michael Frayne from Killanne, Enniscorthy.


DELAYED START TO FFK SIRES SOUTHERN OAKS IN YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

18 July 2018

Racing manager at Youghal greyhound track Johnny McGrath now reports that the FFK Sires Southern Oaks will now get underway on Friday week, July 27.


Video - SHELBOURNE PARK UNRACED SALES 2018

IGB

18 July 2018

Video - Shelbourne Park Unraced Sales 2018


LIMERICK WILL REVERT TO THURSDAY RACING FROM NEXT WEEK

Paul Cooney

17 July 2018

In preparation for the first SIS meeting to be staged in mid-August, Limerick will revert to Thursday night racing from next week July 26th, replacing the usual Friday meeting.


Video - GAIN CORN CUCHULAINN PREVIEW WITH WILLIE RIGNEY

IGB

17 July 2018

Gain Corn Cuchulainn Preview With Willie Rigney


DERBY DATE BOOST FOR NATIONAL SALES

Michael Fortune

17 July 2018

The National Greyhound Sales will get a real boost from the change of dates for the second round of the BoyleSports Derby at Shelbourne.


GEORGE MCDONAGH OF GALWAY BAY FM

IGB

16 July 2018

George McDonagh of Galway Bay FM takes a break from the Sports Department to read up on his tips for The Galway Plate!


Video –FINAL OF THE 2018 IRISH INDEPENDENT IRISH LAURELS

IGB

16 July 2018

Video –Final Of the 2018 Irish Independent Irish Laurels


PRIZE MONEY INCREASES TO €300,000 FOR BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY WITH GREATER DISTRIBUTION AND NEW INCENTIVES

IGB

16 July 2018

Dublin GAA’s Denis Bastick launches 2018 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby


SPECIAL NIGHT FOR CORK TRAINER KIERAN LYNCH AS ROCKYBAY FOLEY WINS THE 2018 IRISH INDEPENDENT LAURELS

Barry Drake

15 July 2018

We expected a special night in Curraheen Park on Saturday night for the final of the €30,000 to the winner 2018 Irish Independent Laurels Classic. The atmosphere was electric in front of a packed stadium at the Cork track.


BUBBLY FESTIVAL PREPARATIONS IN FULL SWING AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

11 July 2018

The annual week long Galway Racing Festival is fast approaching and preparations at the College Road venue are in full swing with the first of many sweepstakes commencing this coming weekend, which will culminate with a week long session of finals and exiting racing to coincide with the famous Ballybrit Festival.


NATIONAL GRADING SYSTEM AMENDMENTS

IGB

10 July 2018

Following a recent review by Bord na gCon of the National Grading System Rules and Tables, which came about due to a noticeable lack of clarity among industry stakeholders on the back grading of greyhounds below S3/A3 Grades, the following amendments are to be made to the National Grading System Rules with changes to be implemented in early August.


FREE ADMISSION AT YOUGHAL TRACK FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST

Barry Drake

27 June 2018

The Youghal Track Supporters Club are once again kindly sponsoring the free admission at Youghal track for the months of July and August.


GREYHOUND DOUBLE DERBY TICKET LAUNCHED

IGB

25 June 2018

Greyhound Double Derby ticket launched.


IGB INCENTIVE SCHEMES JUNE 2018

IGB

8 June 2018

IGB Incentive Schemes June 2018


PHIL MEANEY TO RETIRE FROM IGB CHAIRMANSHIP

Michael Fortune

30 April 2018

IGB Chairman Phil Meaney confirmed during his address at the National Greyhound Awards on Sunday night that he will be ending his term as Chairman inside the next three months.