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Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Club Events

Club Activities & events 2021

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Each week, we're inviting clubs to get involved with the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial with events & competitions for all ages. This year, while racing is behind closed doors in line with Government Guidelines, we want you to get involved virtually. 

Don't forget to share your prep with us on social media using #Kirby2021

Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 2021
Virtual Club Event Dates

1st Round Saturday 27th March - Virtual Trophy Parade
2nd Round Saturday 3rd April - Easter Colouring Competition 
Quarter Finals Saturday 10th April - Virtual Banner Parade
Semi-Finals Saturday 17th April - Club Skills Challenge
Final Saturday 24th April 

WATCH LIVE ON TALKING DOGS TV

Talking Dogs TV launched on Saturday 27th March and will allow you to cheer on your Greyhound from the comfort of home. The programme will show racing from both Limerick and Dublin. 

Talking Dogs TV is pay per view online TV, a live streaming platform, which will be available to watch on:

HTTPS://PAGE.INPLAYER.COM/TALKINGDOGSTV

Limerick GAA Clubs, your club secretary will receive a limited number of passes to watch. Clubs must watch via their link, this will act as their virtual club registration each week. 

 

Week 4: Club Skills Challenge

Our traditional Puc & Cic Fada competitions will be taking a break this year in line with the current Government COVID-19 guidelines. For the 2021 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial we want our young sportspeople to show their skills virtually with our 30 second challenges.

We’ve got two age categories 6 to 8 years old and 9 to 12 years old.

Hurling & Camogie Clubs

How many Roll Lifts can you do in 30 seconds? Grab your hurley and sliothar, get a parent or guardian to record your attempts and share it with us to enter.

Football Clubs

How many solo toe taps can you manage in 30 seconds? Get your football, head outside and get a parent or guardian to record your attempts and share it with us to enter.

How to Enter

Parents or Guardians can record their child’s entry and post it to social media using #Kirby2021 AND #VirtualSkills

You can also email your child’s entry to competitions@grireland.ie

Please note that all entries may be used by Limerick Greyhound Stadium and Greyhound Racing Ireland on their website and social media channels for promotion of the competition. If you are emailing your entry and do not want it shared on social media, please clearly state this on the email. 

Closing date

Entries must be received by Sunday 18th April. 

Prize

4 winners will each receive a voucher for a sports store.

Week 5: The Final!

If you're one of the lucky 6 clubs to make it to the 2021 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Final, we'll be looking forward to seeing your virtual support for your greyhound. 

Watch this space for more....

 

Week 1: Virtual Trophy Parade

Show us your trophies for our Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Virtual Trophy Parade

(Open for entries Monday 22nd March to Sunday 28th March 2021)

Polish off your silverware for our Virtual Trophy Parade!

Limerick is truly the Sporting Capital of Ireland, great teams & sportspeople (& canines!), great facilities and even better fans. Over the last few years, we’ve been lucky enough to see plenty of silverware in the city and county and now we want to see yours!

We want to see your photos & hear your stories, telling tales of wins from both GAA and greyhound racing.

It doesn’t matter if it’s an Under 6’s Player of the Week, a schools team competition or a county championship – tell us about it.

The winning story (as reviewed by our panel) will win a voucher to use at Limerick Greyhound Stadium when it re-opens for public admission. To enter share a picture, it can be a throwback or one you’ve taken today, and a little story about it and what it means to you.

How to Enter the Virtual Trophy Parade

Share your story on social media, tagging Limerick Greyhound Stadium, using #Kirby2021 AND #VirtualParade to enter! If you’re social media shy, you can also enter by emailing us on competitions@grireland.ie

Limerick Greyhound Stadium's Facebook Page

Limerick Greyhound Stadium's Instagram Page

Limerick Greyhound Stadium's Twitter Page

Don't forget to tell us your name and if you're part of one of our competing Limerick GAA clubs. 

Entries must be received by Sunday 28th March. Winners will be contacted via means of entry (i.e. social media or email).

Please note that all entries may be used by Limerick Greyhound Stadium and Greyhound Racing Ireland on their website and social media channels for promotion of the competition. 

What can you win?

Our winning trophy story will receive a €200 voucher for Limerick Greyhound Stadium.

Please note that Limerick Greyhound Stadium is currently racing behind closed doors in line with Government Guidelines. We do not currently have a date for re-opening as this is dependant on Government Policy but the voucher will be issued to the winner once we re-open. 

 

Week 2: Easter Colouring Competition

Entries extended until Friday 2nd April

Download your colouring competition sheet & start colouring now!

Colouring Competition for children aged 5 and under

Colouring Competition for children aged 6 to 9 years old

Colouring Competition for children aged 10 and over

How to enter the Con & Annie Kirby Colouring Competition

  • Download the colouring sheet for your age group
  • Print the colouring sheet for your child to colour in at home or if you haven't got a printer, why not get them to colour it in on the computer or tablet.
  • Scan, photograph (high quality & not blurry please) or save your child's entry and email it to us on competitions@grireland.ie. Please include your childs name, age and their location (club name). 

We will be compiling a video to showcase our entries which will be shown on social media and our website on Saturday 3rd April. 

Winners will be announced on our social media and contacted via the details provided on entry. 

 

Week 3: Virtual Banner Parade

Every year, we love to see the club's banners in support of their nominated greyhound. This year, unfortunately, we cannot gather together for our usual Banner Parade so we'll be doing it virtually. 

The competition will be open to all clubs with greyhounds remaining in the Quarter Finals but if you are a club that has been eliminated and would still like to make a banner for your entry then we'd love for you to be part of it too. Greyhound connections if you'd like to show your support for your greyhound, we'd love to see that too. 

The Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Banner Parade is going virtual - show us your entries now

How to Enter the Virtual Trophy Parade

Share your story on social media, tagging Limerick Greyhound Stadium, using #Kirby2021 AND #VirtualParade to enter! If you’re social media shy, you can also enter by emailing us on competitions@grireland.ie

Limerick Greyhound Stadium's Facebook Page

Limerick Greyhound Stadium's Instagram Page

Limerick Greyhound Stadium's Twitter Page

Don't forget to tell clearly show your club & Greyhound's name. You can make a traditional banner but we're also hoping to see some creative virtual banner ideas. With COVID-19 restrictions, we can't gather as we would normally so maybe this year's banner will be a little bit different to reflect that - maybe it's social distant or photographed at home letter by letter, get creative!

Please note that all entries may be used by Limerick Greyhound Stadium and Greyhound Racing Ireland on their website and social media channels for promotion of the competition. 

What can you win?

Our winning banner entry will receive a €200 voucher for Limerick Greyhound Stadium.

Please note that Limerick Greyhound Stadium is currently racing behind closed doors in line with Government Guidelines. We do not currently have a date for re-opening as this is dependant on Government Policy but the voucher will be issued to the winner once we re-open.