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Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Final

2024 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Final

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A huge congratulations to the 17-year-old owner/trainer Daniel O'Rahilly on claiming the prestigious Classic with Knockeen Dazzler in a time of 18.52 ⏱️ 

Congratulations to all of our finalists who shared in a whopping €142,760 in prizemoney.

1st Knockeen Dazzler €80,000  - Mountcollins GAA €10,000
2d Merits Inclusion €20,000 - Cappamore Camogie €5000
3rd Scooby Pacemaker  €10,000  - Patrickswell Camogie €2000
4th Romeo Kingpin €4260 - Kileedy GAA €1000 
5th Epic Chick  €4250 - Gerald Griffins GAA €1000
6th Phoenix Tyson €4250 - Ahane GAA €1000

Congratulations Knockeen Dazzler
& Mountcollins GAA!

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2024 Con And Annie Kirby Memorial Final - Saturday 20th April

Don't miss the Final of the 2024 Con and Annie Kirby Memorial on Saturday 20th April in Limerick Greyhound Stadium. One lucky greyhound and their connections will secure the €80,000 winner's prize while their nominated GAA Club will take home €10,000.

Swords Rex winning the 2022 Con and Annie Kirby Memorial in front of a packed Limerick greyhound Stadium

Sponsored by JP & Noreen McManus, in memory of Noreen's parents, the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial celebrates 11 years in 2024.


⭐ Cheer home the Greyhound Racing stars of the future in the Final!
🐾 Enjoy a top-class card of supporting races
🏆 Our lucky Club Finalists will support their greyhound in the Club Banner Parade
🍽️ Enjoy a delicious meal in our restaurant as you follow the racing action
🍻 Full Bar available on the night in our Ground Floor & Mezz areas
🍟 Feeling peckish? Enjoy a meal from our Fast-Food counter
🕺 DJ after racing to keep the party going!

🐴 Aintree Grand National Winner, I Am Maximus, owned by our sponsors Noreen & JP McManus will be a special guest of honour and will perform a victory parade on the night!

Just announced - fellow Grand National Winner, Minella Times, will also accompany him on parade. 

Join the conversation on social media using #Kirby2024

Clubs, be sure to check out the Toolkit & Event Pages for materials to use!

2024 Con & Annie Kirby Final Race Programme

Brush up on the form, recap on the competition and highlights so far with your free virtual Race Programme. You can also have it to hand if watching the Final with Barking Buzz or at another stadium via the Intertrack. 

If you cannot see the embedded race programme above, click here to view

The Virtual Race Programme looks best when viewed fullscreen. Make it fullscreen by clicking on the square icon in the middle of the screen or the bottom corner.

Who is in the Final?

Trap 1  ROMEO KINGPIN Killeedy GAA
Trap 2  SCOOBY PACEMAKER Patrickswell Camogie
Trap 3  MERITS INCLUSION Cappamore Camogie
Trap 4  EPIC CHICK Gerald Griffins GAA
Trap 6   KNOCKEEN DAZZLER Mount Collins GAA 

On Saturday 20th April, one lucky winner will add their name to the Roll of Honour as the 11th winner of the prestigious Con & Annie Kirby Memorial. (View previous winners)

       Trap 1 Nominated Club  Killeedy GAA Club 

Located in Raheenagh in the parish of Killeedy, County Limerick, Killeedy GAA Club was founded in 1932. Its Club colours are Blue and White and the club’s playing field is known as Pairc Ide Naofa. The club caters for players from U6 right up to adult level. The club has spent most of its existence operating in the junior grade, winning three Limerick JBHC titles in 1988, 2005 and 2010. In 1992, the Killeedy team also captured the Limerick Intermediate Hurling Championship defeating Boher in the Final. The club's greatest success came in 1980 when South Liberties were beaten by 2–07 to 1–07 to claim the Limerick SHC for the only time in their history. Our facilities now include 2 full size playing fields with stands, a ball wall and astro turf area for Winter training programmes, a fully lit walk way for the whole community for a safe place to walk at night, indoor handball alley, playground for future players and a club Gym.

We wish David Firmager (Owner) and Graham Holland (Trainer) the very best of luck in Saturdays night final with our nominated dog Romeo Kingpin. He has been outstanding to date and we will have plenty of support behind him this weekend. Good luck too to all other finalists/owners/trainers and their respective clubs. Thank you to all at Limerick Greyhound Stadium for facilitating this event and finally, we wish to extend a huge thank you to the McManus family for sponsoring this event.

     Trap 2 Nominated Club Patrickswell Camogie Club

Patrickswell Camogie Club forms an integral part of the club and the local community. The club caters for players from Under 8s to Intermediate Championship level. 

During 2023, Patrickswell Camogie Club won the Junior Championship and Intermediate League which is a fantastic achievement. As a result, we will contest the Senior League and Intermediate Championship in 2024. Our players also represent Limerick with pride at various levels. Last week, Kailey O'Donnell, Sophie O'Grady, Rachel O'Grady and Caoimhe Hennessy were instrumental in guiding Limerick to a Munster Under 16A Championship.

Tonight, we are delighted that our nominated greyhound, Scooby Pacemaker, has qualified for the grand final of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes. Fingers crossed for a victory. We are thankful to JP and Noreen McManus, Limerick GAA and Limerick Greyhound Stadium for making this possible. Come on Scooby Pacemaker!!

     Trap 3 Nominated Club Cappamore Camogie Club

Cappamore Camogie is a small club in East Limerick with about 120 players from the age of 6 upwards. Our club colours are Green and Gold. We were formed in May 2006 from the backdrop of a fierce hurling tradition to provide camogie to the girls that were finished playing hurling once they were over 12yrs.

We started with an U12 team in 2006. In 2007 we competed at U12 to U16 age groups. As the years progressed, we started to cater for girls from the age of U8 up to adult level. We started playing adult camogie at Junior Level and have played at Intermediate and Senior level throughout the years. Our underage teams have been successful in their competitions with our U14, U16 and minors also winning county titles and bringing home silverware to the club.

In Cappamore the Hurling and Camogie always had a great relationship and we worked very well together. So much so in 2019 we became one of the few clubs in Limerick to join with the One Club for all model and became Cappamore GAA and Camogie Club. We have had great success as one club and look forward to the future. Best of luck to Limerick Greyhound Stadium with the Final  Con and Anne Kirby Memorial Stake . Thanks to JP and Noreen McManus and their extended families for their support of the GAA, Camogie and LGFA clubs in Limerick.

    Trap 4 Nominated Club  Gerald Griffins GAA Club

The original club was under the name “Brothers Sheares” club of Loughill/Ballyhahill. It was one of 56 clubs affiliated to the county board on the 17th March 1888. 

In 1919, the club had its first taste of championship success beating Newcastle West in the West Limerick Senior Football Final.  In 1927 the junior side won the West Junior County Junior Football titles.  In 1931 the junior team won a second West Junior Football title. In 1941 the junior football team won both the West and County Championship titles.

The clubs second West Senior title was added the following year in 1942. Also in 1942 when the minor team claimed a first West Minor Football title.  In 1950 the minor football team won the County Minor Football Championship.

During the mid 1960’s the club adopted the name Gerald Griffins.  In January 1983 under the chairmanship of Gerry Brennan, the officers of the club decided to purchase a field at Finnoe, Ballyhahill and on June 2nd 1985 the field was officially opened by Dr. Mick Loftus, President C.L.G.

Success followed at under-age level with these successful teams aiding the Junior team who won the West Junior A Championship titles in 1994 and 1995 with the County Junior A Championship being added in 1996.  The Intermediate title was added in 2000 and the club played in the Senior ranks for a number of years. Recently the West and County Junior A Championship titles were won in 2016 with the club remaining very competitive in the Intermediate division since then.

We wish to thank the owner and trainer of Epic Chick, John Kennedy Jnr, for having his dog in such fantastic form and we wish them all the best on the night. We also wish to extend our huge thanks to the McManus Family for sponsoring this competition and thanks to Limerick Greyhound Stadium for its hosting.  Whatever prize money is won by the club on the night will be invested in the continuing development and improving of our GAA field and facilities.

     Trap 5 Nominated Club Ahane GAA Club

Ahane GAA Club is located in the picturesque parish of Castleconnell Ahane Montpelier. It's famed green jersey with a gold hoop has graced many a pitch with great success for almost 100 years. We will be celebrating our centenary in 2026.

Coaching players begins early in club with hurling and football coaching beginning at U6. The emphasis at this stage is on fun and developing fundamental skills.

Success can be measured in a number of ways and Ahane GAA club is very successful in developing skillful players, retaining a high number through to adult teams and obviously in winning titles. Our numbers are increasing yearly and the challenge of catering for all requires the help of lots of volunteers.

This year has started very well, with two county titles won already, our Féile Peil and Féile Iomáint teams securing premier county finals. Huge congratulations to all involved with these teams and we wish them well in the All Ireland final later in the year.

It's not only hurling and football that's played at the club. We work very closely with both the Camogie and Ladies Gaelic Football Association clubs. We look forward to the day when we all work under the same umbrella group .

We are very grateful to the McManus family on their very generous sponsorship of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial. We had experience of that generosity first hand in 2017 when our dog Bentekes Bocko won the final. The money we won that night was used to help build our fabulous ball wall facility. Needless to say that anything we win this year will be used to further develop our facilities in Mackey Park.

   Trap 6 Nominated Club Mountcollins GAA Club

Mountcollins gaa originally was formed in the late 1880s.

Mountcollins affiliated to the west Limerick GAA Board in 1926. The club was represented by some great players and were unlucky in a number of finals. Their first major championship honour came in 1939 when they defeated Foynes in the West final, 1-5 to 3pts and were unlucky to lose the county final to St. Patrick's.

One of the clubs most successful year came in 1990, winning the county junior b championship for the first time. 2009 was an incredible year for Mountcollins Football. The Junior A footballers made history by bringing the first championship title to the parish. They defeated Glin in the Gaelic Grounds on a score line of 12pts to 11pts after extra time. The team went all the way to the Munster final meeting with Castlegregory of Kerry. Unfortunately, the Kerry side proved too strong for the Mountcollins side.

In 2011, Mountcollins, then competing in the Intermediate Football Championship gained senior status by defeating Oola in a replay on a scoreline of Mountcollins 1-10, Oola 1-6.

The club currently take part in the Premier Junior A Football championship.

The future of the club is very strong with an excellent Club Na Nog set up, with under age teams of all age taking part. The club is expertly run by a team of dedicated volunteers and the current facilities, including a fully floodlit gaa pitch, aims the serve the needs of the club and the surrounding communities for many years going forward.

Be part of the action on Friday 21st April for the Final of the 2023 Con and Annie Kirby Memorial sponsored by JP and Noreen McManus. The winning greyhound will receive €80,000 and the winning nominated Limerick GAA Club will receive €10,000

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