The Our People series are a collection of short videos and stories compiled to highlight the work of just a few of the people involved in the Irish Greyhound Racing industry. These people rarely get the opportunity to have their stories shared, so why not take 5 minutes to check them out.
A follow on to the popular Our People, Their Stories series, in early 2020 we launched Our People, Their Day. This series showcases a day in the life of people from all walks of our industry, incuding a greyhound trainer, control steward and the staff of the IGB National Laboratory.
A young greyhound trainer, with no family experience in the sport, who has carved her own career and built her facilities and business from scratch.
We follow Deirdre through her day from breakfast time, through to exercising her racing greyhounds and young pups, to a race night in Shelbourne Park.
The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) was first established in 1997 by the Irish Greyhound Board. Funded through owners prizemoney deductions, matched donations by the IGB & private donations, the charity works to rehome greyhounds after retirement and promote them as domestic pets.
There are many dedicated staff, volunteers and greyhound owners behind the scenes of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust, many of whom have never had their story recognised.
Throughout the summer and autumn of 2018, the IGB took a photographer and videographer on the road to capture just some of the stories of our people.