The Con & Annie Kirby Memorial returns to Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday March 24th as 72 of Ireland's best young Greyhounds compete for a share of the bumper prizefund, including €80,000 to the winner.
72 Limerick GAA Clubs will be assigned a Greyhound in the competition, with a €20,000 prizefund on offer to the clubs.
Sponsored by JP & Noreen McManus in honour of Noreen's parents, the event is celebrating it's 6th year at Limerick Greyhound Stadium in 2018.
1st Round: Saturday 24th March
2nd Round: Saturday 31st March
Quarter-Finals: Saturday 7th April
Semi-Finals: Saturday 14th April
Final: Saturday 21st April
For 6 greyhounds @ €20 each
Winner €425 & trophy plus FREE ENTRY to The Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 525 Yards Stake @ Limerick
For 72 greyhounds whelped on or after 1st January 2016 made up of:
• 53 entries @ €200 each
• 19 entries from Trial Stakes to be run at 18 Irish Stadia
If the winner of any Trial Stake is unavailable to compete in this event, the next placed available greyhound (s) will be invited to compete in this event. In the event of the unavailability of a Stadium Trial Stake Entrant, this entry will be replaced by a greyhound from the open general entries. Reserves will be eligible for the preliminary rounds. Trial stakes must be run by Monday March 19th.
Preliminary Rounds: Saturday 24th March 2nd Round Heats: Saturday 31st March
Quarter-Finals: Saturday 7th April Semi-Finals: Saturday 14th April
Final: Saturday 21st April
This year there will also be a stake for those greyhounds eliminated in the 1st / 2nd round
Winner €80,000, Second €20,000, Third €10,000
3 Unplaced Finalists €5,000 each
6 Unplaced Semi-Finalists €1,000 each
12 unplaced quarter-Finalists €400 each
24 Unplaced in 2nd Round €200
24 Unplaced in 1st Round €100
Heat Winners @ €150 each
Entries Close Monday 19th March @ 12 noon
Limerick Greyhound Stadium is conveniently located just minutes from Limerick City at Greenpark on the Dock Road. It's just off the N18 Gawlway Road & M7 Dublin Road.
The stadium offers a large carpark, with no charge for parking on race nights.
Free Saturday Shuttle Bus Service
Dublin Coach provide a complimentary Shuttle Bus Service every Saturday night so you can enjoy free transfer from three convenient locations in Limerick City to and from Limerick Greyhound Stadium.
Saturday Night Shuttle Bus Collection Points
Arthurs Quay 7:15pm
Limerick City Hotel 7.20pm
Clayton Hotel, Dock Road 7.25pm
The FREE Dublin Coach Shuttle Bus returns to Limerick City after racing at 10.30pm
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Visiting Limerick for the Final? There's plenty to do and see in the city and county so why not make a weekend of it! Check out Limerick.ie for ideas!