Karl Cooney was only a young lad when he first began to work at Shelbourne and last night he officiated at the track for the last time after ten years at the Ringsend venue.
A birdie informs us that Seanie Maher is currently having a break in the Hospital of the Assumption in Thurles after a spell of ill-health and hospitalisation in Limerick.
A birdie has whispered to me that Michael Dempsey celebrated a very special occasion on Monday of this week.
Our little birdie friend has returned and he passed over the news yesterday that legendary Bessbrook greyhound handler Barney Mooney is celebrating his birthday today.
We hear from Liam Butler that his great tracker Large Mac passed away last week. He would have been fourteen years of age in May.
Shelbourne Aston, winner of the Irish Derby back in 2008, was put down today for humane reasons.
Greyhounds and Dundalk Stadium go hand in hand but they rarely mix as well as last Friday when Princess Yaiza won a fillies maiden over seven furlongs and earned many plaudits.
We hear from Tina Finn that her smashing former track bitch Genuine Pearl has just produced a lovely first litter.
A birdie dropped in to my office yesterday and tweeted into my ear that a “relatively young” Racing Manager has become engaged in the last week!
We hear from Catriona ni Duill that she has acquired a new stud dog from Australia, Tommy Brislane, and he will be standing at her Kuma Kennels in Killucan.
Our birdie friend has been missing for some time but he returned last night with a little piece of slightly belated news.
Australian sires have made a huge impact in Ireland over the past twenty years and another cracking former star will be commencing stud duties shortly in County Cork.
I understand one of the happiest men at Limerick track last Saturday was Jimmy White as he celebrated the run of successes enjoyed by the progeny of the unraced bitch Black Hopit (Droopys Scolari/ Black Bick).
Luxury transport provider Dublin Coach has become a major sponsor of greyhound sport over the years but it has also been changing the commuter`s travel experience since the company was founded in 2003.