GERRY LAWLESS

15 January 2021

Greyhound racing lost a great friend and lifelong supporter in recent days with the passing of Gerry Lawless.


COMPETITIVE RACING IN D4

Ian Fortune

15 January 2021

While the open racers will have their opportunity to light up Shelbourne Park tomorrow night, this evening’s all-graded card could provide some intriguing action with a number of competitive races to look forward to.


SAMURI AND CASHOUT HEAD GOLD MARKET

Ian Fortune

15 January 2021

Boylesports have priced up the Best Car Parks Gold Cup which gets underway tomorrow evening and they couldn’t separate the hugely promising duo of Deadly Samuri and Ballymac Cashout at the head of the market.


THE GOLD CUP STORY SO FAR

GRI

14 January 2021

The Gold Cup gets underway this weekend in Shelbourne Park so Ian Fortune took a look at the history of the event with some racing highlights from the event.


TALKING DOGS ON THURDAY EPISODE 24: MURT LEAHY

Barry Drake

14 January 2021

Murt Leahy enjoyed a great year in 2020, training a total of 94 winners. He's looking forward to the year ahead, with some really talented greyhounds in his kennel. He speaks to Barry Drake on this week's podcast.


DRAW MADE FOR GOLD CUP

Ian Fortune

14 January 2021

The Best Car Parks Gold Cup gets underway at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night and yesterday’s opening round draw has thrown up some wonderful contests.


WEEKEND TOTE GUARANTEES

Ian Fortune

14 January 2021

The opening round of the Best Car Parks Gold Cup is very much the feature of this weekend’s action and, as you would expect, there will be tote guarantees in each of the seven opening round heats.


A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO RCETS

GRI

13 January 2021

We've begun to roll out our new RCÉTS (Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability System) app and website this week.


ARE YOU READY FOR OUR NEW TRACEABILITY SYSTEM?

GRI

13 January 2021

RCÉTS, the new Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability System is coming very soon. Are you ready?


REVISED COVID STADIUM ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS - RACING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

GRI

13 January 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann, having regard to the present national situation on COVID-19 , wishes to advise Owners and Trainers of revised access arrangements to Stadia whilst racing behind closed doors continues.


WATERFORD EXTRA RACE MEETING

Barry Drake

13 January 2021

Waterford will hold an extra Race Meeting next Wednesday 20th January. The first race will be at 6 pm. Weigh-in 5 to 5.30 pm.


TRACEABILITY OF PRIME IMPORTANCE

Ian Fortune

13 January 2021

In these times when greyhound racing has come in for so much unfair criticism, the decision of Greyhound Racing Ireland to roll out a full traceability system must be applauded.


KILKENNY SALES NEWS

Ian Fortune

13 January 2021

Kilkenny Track are inviting entries for their next Sales meeting on Saturday, February 6th. The catalogue will have a maximum of 60 Lots and there will be an entry fee of €20.


ADDITIONAL MEETING AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

13 January 2021

Kilkenny Track will be running an additional race meeting on Thursday, January 28th.


RÁSÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS)

GRI

13 January 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland’s new traceability system for racing greyhounds – RCÉTS - will be in operation from January 2021. You may need to take some action now to ensure you have access in January.


BARBARA RUTH

12 January 2021

It’s with real sadness we must report the passing of a great supporter, and most influential figure, in Irish greyhound racing, Barbara Ruth.


TOWCESTER CHANGES DATES TO AVOID CLASH

Ian Fortune

12 January 2021

Following negative feedback, Towcester has changed the dates for the English Derby for the second time in a week.


FINAL REMINDER FOR RURAL HAWAII UNRACED ENTRIES

Peter Farrell

12 January 2021

Owners and Trainers should note that the closing date of entries for the 2021 Rural Hawaii @ Stud ON2 Stake is rapidly approaching and there is still a few vacancies available for this prestigious competition.


ONES TO WATCH IN 2021

GRI

11 January 2021

We've seen the highlights of 2020 and now Ian Fortune, Barry Drake & Tommy Lyons are looking forward to the 2021 Greyhound Racing year.


JOHN O’DWYER

11 January 2021

It’s with great sadness we must report the passing of a real greyhound man, John O’Dwyer.


LARRY MASON SNR

11 January 2021

Greyhound racing, and particularly Dublin greyhound racing, lost a great friend in recent days following the passing of Larry Mason snr.


QUALITY FARE AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

10 January 2021

While many tracks around the country felt the bite of the cold on Saturday night, Shelbourne Park was positively balmy compared to the previous evening and Graham Holland took the opportunity to record a wonderful treble, while Paul Hennessy posted an impressive double.


RODDICK SERVES AN ACE IN EPIC OPENER AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

10 January 2021

Sweepstake action dominated last night’s Limerick race card with both the ‘Epic Hero Leger Winner 2020 525’ and the ‘Johnny Waters Memorial 525’ getting underway.


MOVING DOGS BETWEEN IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN

GRI

6 January 2021

Following the formal departure of the UK from the EU, the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine have provided us with a guidance document for the greyhound community with regard to the movement of dogs between Ireland and Great Britain.


REVISIONS TO RACING AND RACE GRANTS

GRI

31 December 2020

RCÉ has been reviewing the current situation regarding racing schedules; the strength of dog pools; the current demand for racing and the financial impacts associated with Covid 19 restrictions.


NEW LEVEL 5 RESTRICTIONS- RACING ‘BEHIND CLOSED DOORS’ TO CONTINUE

GRI

30 December 2020

New Level 5 restrictions- racing ‘behind closed doors’ to continue.


MULLINGAR & SHELBOURNE PARK CHRISTMAS DONATIONS

GRI

30 December 2020

The teams at Shelbourne Park & Mullingar Greyhound Stadium donated to local charities ahead of the Christmas rush for them.


GALWAY GREYHOUND STADIUM SUPPORT COPE GALWAY WITH CHRISTMAS DONATION

GRI

23 December 2020

The team at Galway Greyhound Stadium proudly supported local charity, COPE Galway, with a food donation for Christmas.


KINGDOM GREYHOUND STADIUM SUPPORT THEIR LOCAL SVP THIS CHRISTMAS

GRI

23 December 2020

The team at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium were delighted to be able to make a food donation to their local SVP in Tralee this Christmas.


BOYLESPORTS RELEASE 2021 DERBY BETTTING

Ian Fortune

23 December 2020

Long-time Irish Derby sponsors Boylesports have released their prices for the 2021 renewal of the blue riband event.


PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS 15TH DECEMBER

GRI

23 December 2020

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) receives Parliamentary Questions (PQs) on an ongoing basis from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. PQs are raised by members of Dáil Éireann and provide Ministers with the opportunity to report publicly on matters for which they are responsible. PQs relating to the greyhound industry for 15th December are contained within this story.


USE YOUR VAN TO PROMOTE THE IRGT

GRI

17 December 2020

You already know that retired racing greyhounds make the best pets. Help us to tell everyone else.


HOW TO REHOME YOUR RETIRED GREYHOUND

GRI

17 December 2020

A reminder of the steps to rehome your retired racing greyhound with the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust.


PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS 8TH & 10TH DECEMBER

GRI

17 December 2020

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) receives Parliamentary Questions (PQs) on an ongoing basis from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and we wish to share some of these recent PQs with the wider greyhound community.


IRGT TO BENEFIT FROM BALLYMAC CELTIC DRAW

Ian Fortune

13 December 2020

The ‘Ballymac’ prefix will be in the news for different reasons in the next few weeks after we were notified of a wonderful fundraising effort being made by Ballymac Celtic.


2021 CLASSICS & FEATURE EVENTS CALENDAR

GRI

7 December 2020

Rásíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has finalised the 2021 Classics and Feature Events Calendar.


RECENT RCÉ MEDIA ACTIVITY

GRI

1 December 2020

In response to the recent media attention surrounding the funding of our industry, Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland have participated in media interviews, offered representation and issued response to commentary over the last week.


ALERT FROM RCÉ

GRI

26 November 2020

RCÉ / GRI has been advised by members of the greyhound community of contact being made by text and phone in recent days from parties claiming to be from other countries and wishing to acquire greyhounds.


HOW TO REHOME YOUR RETIRED RACING GREYHOUND

GRI

23 November 2020

Is your Greyhound retired and ready for rehoming but you're not sure where to start? Here's some quick tips to get you started on the process.


LISTEN BACK: NEWSTALK VISIT THE GREYHOUND PETS OF IRELAND CARE CENTRE

GRI

16 November 2020

Newtalk's Pat Kenny Show visited the new Greyhound Pets of Ireland Tipperary Care Centre and aired the piece on the visit this morning. Missed it? Listen back now.


ANNUAL ACCOUNTS 2019 FOR RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN/GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND

GRI

12 November 2020

The annual accounts 2019 representing the final set of accounts under the name Bord na gCon, (now Rásaíocht Con Éireann), have been published. This follows on from the statutory audit undertaken by the Comptroller & Auditor General and the laying of the accounts before the Houses of the Oireachtas this week in accordance with established practice.


OFFICIAL TRIAL SCHEDULE

GRI

6 November 2020

Official Trial schedule with effect from Monday 9th November.


UPDATE ON THE PROCEDURE OF EQUAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF SEEDING CATEGORIES - SWEEPSTAKE DRAWS

GRI

4 November 2020

The following Procedure for Sweepstake Trap Draws, which facilitates an Equal Distribution of Seeding in Sweepstakes, has been developed by Rásaíocht Con Éireann and will apply to the Trap Draw for the First Round of Sweepstakes which are to be drawn on or after Thursday 5th November 2020 and will apply to subsequent rounds of these Sweepstakes thereafter.


UPDATED CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF THE GREYHOUND

GRI

3 November 2020

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (Greyhound Racing Ireland) has updated its Code of Practice for the Care & Welfare of the Greyhound and a draft of the updated code is available on www.grireland.ie


SPREAD THE WORD

Ian Fortune

29 October 2020

Yesterday’s news of the launch of the first dedicated Greyhound Care Centre came as a real shot in the arm for the sport.


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN/GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND (GRI) ADOPTS ITS BUDGET FOR 2021

GRI

29 October 2020

GRI’s budget for 2021 has been prepared against a very challenging and changing operating environment due to the impact of Covid-19. The budget has taken account of the government’s plan Resilience & Recovery – Living with Covid under which greyhound racing is permitted under all 5 levels of the plan but with much reduced attendance permitted at Levels 1 & 2.


THE IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST AND RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN ( RCÉ) LAUNCH THEIR FIRST EVER RACING GREYHOUND CARE CENTRE

GRI

28 October 2020

Today Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) in partnership with The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust announced the next chapter in Irish Greyhound racing with the launch of its first dedicated Greyhound Care Centre.


COVID-19 UPDATED TRAP LOADING ARRANGEMENTS

IGB

2 September 2020

As part of its ongoing review of COVID-19 protocols, Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) proposes a change to the trap loading procedure.


GRI ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF TESTING REGIME

IGB

31 July 2020

The GRI has in recent years been introducing ongoing enhancements in its procedures and processes regarding the detection of banned substances and misuse of medication within the sport.


GRI PROTOCOL FOR PRESENTATIONS

IGB

23 July 2020

As part of the continuous review of protocols in relation to COVID-19, IGB have implemented a number of measures in place to safeguard Public Health and to minimise the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus.


LIMERICK GREYHOUND STADIUM DONATE TO UL HOSPITAL INTERIM CARE FACILITY

IGB

22 June 2020

The team at Limerick Greyhound Stadium supported the HSE frontline workers with a donation of radios for the UL field hospital which was opened to cater for non-coronavirus patients, including those who may have recovered from Covid-19.


ONLINE TRIAL BOOKINGS AND ONLINE RACE ENTRIES

IGB

18 June 2020

With the return to trialling and the re-introduction of racing many people have been taking advantage of online booking for trials. We’ve put together a simple outline of the process of booking both Official and Unofficial Trials and entering greyhound for racing online.


RACING GREYHOUND INJURY DATA SHOWS FURTHER REDUCTION IN 2019

IGB

2 June 2020

Rásaíocht Con Éireann, Greyhound Racing Ireland, today published details of injury data for 2019.


COVID -19 - OWNERS AND TRAINERS PROTOCOLS FOR ATTENDING STADIA

IGB

28 May 2020

For the safety of the racing public, our staff and the wider community a number of changes will be in place when we return to trials and racing. Please familiarise yourself with the COVID-19 Owners and Trainers Protocol to understand your role and what changes you may need to make.


IRGT LAUNCH NEW FOSTER TO ADOPT SCHEME

IGB

19 May 2020

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) have launched their new Foster to Adopt scheme today, with the aim of offering would-be adopters the chance to experience life with a retired greyhound.


THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE ON THE FRONTLINE

IGB

20 April 2020

A reminder to all of you on the frontline that we continue to appreciate your work.


TRACEABILITY SYSTEM PROCUREMENT PROCESS BEGINS AS GRI CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT CARE & WELFARE MEASURES

IGB

14 November 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has announced the commencement of a tender process for a greyhound traceability system which will monitor and record key life events for all registered greyhounds throughout their life.


NOTICE FOR GREYHOUND OWNERS/TRAINERS/KEEPERS/KENNELHANDS

IGB

21 October 2019

In the interests of greyhound welfare, it is important that any greyhounds injured during a race or showing any signs of distress or injury after a race are presented to the track veterinarian for immediate assessment.


GRI CARE & WELFARE INITIATIVES UPDATE - 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019

IGB

26 September 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GR) continues to make significant progress in the areas of welfare and regulation under its Strategic Plan 2018-2022. The racing greyhound continues to be the most regulated of all canine breeds in Ireland. The following is an update on our care and welfare measures:


GRI WELCOMES PUBLIC RESPONSE AFTER GREYHOUND CARE LINE CALLS

IGB

4 September 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has welcomed the public response to its confidential Greyhound Care Line during its first month of operations.


NEW CARE FUND FOR GREYHOUNDS ANNOUNCED BY GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND

IGB

6 August 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) today announced the establishment of a separate Care Fund dedicated to funding a variety of initiatives for the care and welfare of the greyhound including re-homing initiatives, greyhound support scheme, care centres, traceability system and other actions all designed to support the care and welfare of the racing greyhound.


GREYHOUND CARE – GRI INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

IGB

6 August 2019

The IGB today announced a scheme to provide funding for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured when racing at IGB licenced stadia.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND ANNOUNCES NEW CONFIDENTIAL PHONE LINE TO REPORT WELFARE CONCERNS

IGB

12 July 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) today announced the launch of a confidential phone line which will be available to members of the public to report greyhound welfare concerns.


IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT TOWARDS PRIVATE REHOMING AGENCIES

IGB

11 July 2019

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT), established and operated by Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has today pledged to maintain and enhance its support to a number of private rehoming agencies across the country.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND SCHEME AND PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR DOMESTIC REHOMINGS

IGB

3 July 2019

Greyhound Racing Ireland has confirmed an increase in financial support to private rehoming agencies for the rehoming of retired racing greyhounds in Ireland, as well as the extension of the GRI Scheme for Foster Care of Retired Racing Greyhounds, with the schemes coming into effect immediately.