TALKING DOGS ROADSHOW PICTURES

7 December 2022

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a wonderful evening in Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night. Brendan captured some of the night for us, have a look at the pictures now


2023 GRI CLASSICS & FEATURES CALENDAR RELEASED

GRI

7 December 2022

The dates have been released for the big Greyhound Racing events in Ireland in 2023 with the Derby Final to take place earlier, on Saturday 2nd September.


CURRAHEEN PARK TRIALS THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER

GRI

7 December 2022

Due to the forecasted weather, trials will not take place.


IRISH FOCUS ON RPGTV

Ian Fortune

7 December 2022

There will be plenty to talk about on tonight’s Irish Focus as we look ahead to Saturday’s Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St Leger decider at Limerick.


NEWBRIDGE TRIALS OFF ON FRIDAY

Ian Fortune

7 December 2022

There will be no trials at Newbridge on Friday, December 9th.


VIDEO: 2022 MATCHBOOK IRISH ST. LEGER SEMI-FINALS

GRI

7 December 2022

Look back on last weekend's Matchbook Irish St. Leger Semi-Finals.


LAST CALL FOR LEGER FINAL NIGHT ENTRIES

Peter Farrell

6 December 2022

Owners and trainers please note that this is a final call for entries for an open 350 and an open 525 for leger final night this Saturday at limerick.


RECORD BREAKING LAD HANGS UP HIS BOOTS

Ian Fortune

6 December 2022

Michael Heeney has reported that his star performer Sentimental Lad has run his last race after picking up an injury in his latest trial.


OPEN SPRINTERS WANTED AT DUNDALK

Ian Fortune

6 December 2022

We spoke yesterday of the wonderful finish and tremendous performance of Mccool Blue in winning the Open 400 at Dundalk last Saturday night.


BOBSLEIGH FAVOURITE FOR LEGER TRIUMPH

Peter Farrell

6 December 2022

Only six remain as the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger comes to a close this Saturday night and Bobsleigh Dream has been installed the clear favourite to give Pat Buckley a third Leger triumph.


BALLYMAC JAZZ A VERY POPULAR WINNER IN YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

6 December 2022

BALLYMAC JAZZ ran out a very popular winner of Monday night's second race for Cloyne man, James Costine. Supported from 7-4 into 6-4 on track, favourite backers never had a moment's worry as the impressive winner bounced out in front and went on to make all the running, in 29.65.


TALKING LEGER 2022 EPISODE 4: MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER

GRI

5 December 2022

The Final 6 have been decided and we've got less than 30 seconds of action remaining in the 2022 Matchbook Irish St. Leger. All eyes turn to Limerick on Saturday night to see who will claim the €30,000 winners prize.


BOTH BIG AND LITTLE BROTHERS IMPRESS AT DUNDALK

Ian Fortune

5 December 2022

Dundalk’s decision to run an open 400 every Saturday night through December is paying dividends as Saturday’s race produced an absolute belter with Mccool Blue emerging a brilliant winner, be it only by the minimum margin from Crafty Bonanza.


MATTHEWS PAIR PROGRESS AT TOWCESTER

Ian Fortune

5 December 2022

Brendan Matthews had three opening round participants in the RPGTV Puppy Derby at Towcester on Sunday and he will be pleased with the efforts of both Undulation and Coordination as both progressed after finishing second in their respective heats.


WEDDING GOES FAST IN SHELBOURNE TRIAL

Ian Fortune

5 December 2022

While her litter brother Ballymac Fin won later on the card and brilliant females, Up The Style and Bobsleigh Dream took the headlines at Shelbourne and Limerick, Maries Wedding sent out a reminder that she is one of Ireland’s fastest females with a massive trial ahead of racing at Shelbourne.


SERIOUSLY STYLISH RUN IN NATIONAL PUPPY

Ian Fortune

4 December 2022

Up The Style may have been having just her eighth career start but she was again the toast of Shelbourne Park on Saturday night as she confirmed her standing as one of the best and most exciting young greyhounds on the planet with a brilliant display of front running in the final of the IGOBF National Puppy Stake.


CAKE FASTEST IN DRUMBO’S GOLD CUP

Ian Fortune

4 December 2022

Storys Mattie and Florence Cake prevailed in the semi finals of the Toolmaker & DTSC Gold Cup at Drumbo Park on Saturday night. Neither were favourite for their respective heats but they avoided the traffic spots.


BOBSLEIGH AND BAILEY TAKE CHARGE IN MATCHBOOK ST. LEGER SEMIS

Peter Farrell

4 December 2022

The semi finals of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger took place last night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and both semis produced two very different but equally as impressive performances as Bobsleigh Dream and Annagh Bailey landed the spoils ahead of next weekend’s €30,000 decider.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 3/12/2022

GRI

3 December 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 3/12/2022:


JOIN US FOR A FREE EVENING OF GREYHOUND CHAT ON TUESDAY IN LIMERICK

GRI

3 December 2022

The final Talking Dogs Roadshow of the year takes place on Tuesday night - come join us!


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 2/12/2022

GRI

2 December 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 2/12/2022:


TONY FAHY

2 December 2022

It’s with sadness we must report the passing of one of the legends and true gentlemen of Irish greyhound sport, Hall of Fame trainer Tony Fahy.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 1/12/2022

GRI

1 December 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 1/12/2022:


NICKY WALSH

30 November 2022

It’s with real sadness we must report the passing of a true doggy man, Nicky Walsh.


CLASSIC CHAMP PADDY RETIRED

Ian Fortune

30 November 2022

Fast Fit Paddy has run his final race following the news that he is to be retired after failing to recover from a small injury.


DALE’S WINNING SEQUENCE EXTENDED TO SIX

Ian Fortune

30 November 2022

When Great Dale skipped home in front after affine display at Shelbourne Park on Friday evening, it escaped me that she was doing so for the sixth time in a row.


€150,000 PRIZEMONEY INCREASE IN DECEMBER ANNOUNCED

GRI

29 November 2022

The Board of Greyhound Racing Ireland recognises that the cost-of-living crisis is having a significant impact on owners and trainers nationwide. In response to this, the Board have approved an increase of €150,000 in prizemoney for the month of December 2022.


TALKING LEGER 2022 EPISODE 3: MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

GRI

28 November 2022

Ian Fortune and Tommy Lyons are joined by Joe Sheahan in Dubai as they talk all things Matchbook Irish St. Leger, looking back on Saturday's Quarter Final action and ahead to the Semi-Finals this weekend in Limerick. Of course, they also chat about the other big action around the country including the IGOBF National Puppy Stake and Raha Mofo's terrific win in the GRI Galway Oaks.


A BIG CROWD WITNESSES BRILLIANT ACTION AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

27 November 2022

A big crowd poured through the Shelbourne Park stiles on Saturday night as the festive season got underway and they were treated to some superb racing including two wonderful displays in the semi-finals of the IGOBF National Puppy Stake.


REAL QUALITY ON SHOW IN DRUMO’S GOLD CUP

Ian Fortune

27 November 2022

Little separated the three heats winners in Saturday’s Toolmaker & DTSC Gold Cup at Drumbo Park, although honour of going fastest went to Boherna Rio as he ran out a ready winner.


SHOCKS APLENTY AS LADIES TAKE CHARGE OF ST. LEGER QUARTERS

Peter Farrell

27 November 2022

The quarter finals of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger dominated last night’s card at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and no one could have predicted how events unfolded as the top three in the outright market made shock exits.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 26/11/2022

GRI

26 November 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 26/11/2022:


DOLLY STRIKES GOLD IN COLLAR

Ian Fortune

26 November 2022

Donal O’Mahoney is not afraid to journey up from Millstreet to Shelbourne Park with many of his Millridge greyhounds appearing and indeed winning at HQ over the years but on Friday night the journey home would have been considerably shorter as his Millridge Dolly emerge a thoroughly deserving winner of the Gold Collar.


CLEAN SWEEP FOR MOFO IN GRI GALWAY OAKS

Peter Farrell

26 November 2022

After a series of incredible performances in recent weeks, Raha Mofo was all the rage heading into the final of the €6,000 GRI Galway Oaks on Friday night and she certainly didn’t disappoint as she maintained her unbeaten run in the stake with another emphatic display.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 25/11/2022

GRI

25 November 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 25/11/2022:


ENTRY OF GREYHOUNDS AT LICENSED STADIA – REGULATORY NOTICE

GRI

24 November 2022

Owners and Trainers are advised that further to a recent Irish Coursing Club Rule Amendment, entries from previously authorised Irish Coursing Club Agents, will not be accepted at Rásaíocht Con Éireann licensed Stadia.


EPISODE 111: NOEL HOLLAND

24 November 2022

In this episode, Barry chats to Noel Holland, a man who has been involved with greyhounds throughout his entire life.


MORE MOFOS ON THE WAY?

Ian Fortune

24 November 2022

While Sporting Press Irish Oaks champion Raha Mofo is currently creating history at Galway in the GRI Galway Oaks, smashing the track record in each of the two rounds to date, her dam Clares Queen has been busy.


EXPLOSIVE BOY RETIRES AS ONE OF THE GREATS

Ian Fortune

23 November 2022

After an incredible racing career, one of the true greats of the past decade, Explosive Boy has been retired to stud.


GUIDANCE NOTE FOR EXPORTING DOGS FROM IRELAND TO GREAT BRITAIN

GRI

22 November 2022

From 1st January 2021, rules for moving dogs between Ireland and Great Britain (GB) have changed.


ED STRENGTHENS IN ST. LEGER MARKET

Peter Farrell

22 November 2022

Despite being beaten by Bockos Crystal in the second round of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger last Saturday night, Ballinabola Ed remains the outright market leader.


TALKING LEGER 2022 EPISODE 2 MONDAY 21ST NOVEMBER

GRI

21 November 2022

The action in the 2022 Matchbook Irish St. Leger continued on Saturday night in Limerick and Ian Fortune, Barry Caul and Tom Fitzgerald are here to give us their thoughts on all things Leger and more!


PRO AM A BIG MOVER AS 2023 DERBY PRICES GO LIVE

Ian Fortune

21 November 2022

Derby sponsors for the past decade, BoyleSports have already priced up the 2023 renewal and, while the market has only been live for a matter of hours, greyhound trader Damien Lonergan reported on Sunday evening that there has already been strong support for one greyhound.


CURRAHEEN PARK SALES REPORT

Barry Drake

21 November 2022

There were a number of smart performances in Curraheen Park on Saturday morning as the sales returned to the Cork circuit.


VINCENZO QUICKEST AS CRYSTAL EDGES OUT ED IN ST. LEGER SECOND ROUND ACTION

Peter Farrell

20 November 2022

The second round heats of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger took place last night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and although there were a few shock exits, the majority of the big hitters impressed to advance into next week’s quarter finals.


UNDISPUTED THE QUEEN OF SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

20 November 2022

Saturday’s action at Shelbourne Park was right out of the top drawer.


CHEQUE GOES THE WAY OF SIR AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

19 November 2022

Cheque For Sir completed a flawless path through the valuable Deadly Kennels A2 525 at Kilkenny on Friday night but he had to be at his sharpest to repel the persistent challenge of Priceless Opera who pushed him all the way to the line.


ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING DISPLAY FROM THE INCREDIBLE RAHA MOFO

Peter Farrell

19 November 2022

Following on from her terrific record-breaking performance in the opening round of the GRI Galway Oaks last weekend, Raha Mofo excelled even further in last night’s second round as she broke her own track record in emphatic fashion.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 18/11/2022

GRI

18 November 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 18/11/2022:


DROOPYS SYDNEY CLEAR CUT WINNER AS IRISH GREYHOUND REVIEW LAUNCHES

GRI

18 November 2022

Droopys Sydney (Duke Special-Droopys Laramie) is a runaway winner of the Irish Greyhound Review Annual Stud Dog of the Year Award as the 2023 edition is published.


A FANTASTIC WEEK FOR RECENT PODCAST GUEST MICHAEL O'KEEFFE

Barry Drake

18 November 2022

A recent guest on the Talking Dogs on Thursday Podcast, Midelton handler Michael O'Keeffe enjoyed a fantastic week at his local Youghal track.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 17/11/2022

GRI

17 November 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 17/11/2022:


CYRNAME SADLY RETIRED

Ian Fortune

17 November 2022

One of the most exciting young greyhounds in training, Tullig Cyrname has sadly run his last race after picking up an injury to the stopper bone.


SENSATIONAL CODY RETIRED AND STRAIGHT TO STUD

Ian Fortune

16 November 2022

After capturing the Irish Laurels last Saturday week, Good Cody has run his final race, bowing out in real style. In terms of brute raw pace, there were very few greyhounds in the past decade that could match the son of Definate Opinion.


NOT YOUR AVERAGE TUESDAY AS SHELBOURNE JAMMED TO RAFTERS

Ian Fortune

16 November 2022

Tuesday night action returned to Shelbourne Park with a real bang as 4000 students descended on Ringsend for a memorable night that provided an atmosphere scarcely matched in the sport.


3-YEAR SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NEWBRIDGE GREYHOUND STADIUM

GRI

15 November 2022

A new three-year sponsorship agreement was announced in Newbridge Greyhound Stadium this weekend


TALKING LEGER EPISODE 1 MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER

GRI

14 November 2022

The 2022 Matchbook Irish St. Leger is underway in Limerick Greyhound Stadium so it's time for the Talking Dogs team to start Talking Leger!


ONLINE GREYHOUND SALES AT CURRAHEEN PARK (CORK) – SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2022

GRI

14 November 2022

Details on the upcoming sales in Curraheen Park this Saturday 19th November.


DOUBLING OF RCÉ WELFARE OFFICERS INSPECTIONS IN 2022

GRI

14 November 2022

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland carried has out a record 2,246 welfare inspections and inspections of greyhound establishments during the first ten months of 2022.


LILYWHITE THE QUEEN IN MUNSTER JUVENILE CUP DECIDER

Peter Farrell

14 November 2022

Kindly sponsored by the Stud owners, the final of the 2022 Munster Juvenile Cup took place at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night and Murt Leahy made it back-to-back wins in the Cup as Lilywhite Queen led from outset to claim the €5,000 first prize.


BUCKLEY TREBLE HIGHLIGHTS MATCHBOOK ST. LEGER OPENER AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

13 November 2022

All eyes were on Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night as the eleven opening round heats of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger got underway and Pat Buckley laid down an early marker as he sent out a treble of winners on night one.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY12/11/2022

GRI

12 November 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 12/11/2022:


FESTIVAL FORMAT ANOUNCED AS BIG PRIZES RETURN

Ian Fortune

12 November 2022

It may have been the Night of Stars for almost a decade, but the Winter Racing Festival is now firmly established as the end of year showpiece at Shelbourne Park. Of course, this year’s weekend of racing is much later than in previous years for various reasons but it will certainly be worth waiting for.


RAHA MOFO SMASHES THE CLOCK IN GALWAY OAKS OPENER

Peter Farrell

12 November 2022

The opening round of the GRI Galway Oaks got underway at the Connacht venue last night and it couldn’t have gone any better as reigning Sporting Press Oaks Champion, Raha Mofo, smashed the 525-yard track record on route to a procession victory.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 11/11/2022

IGB

11 November 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 11/11/2022:


AG RÁSAÍOCHT LE CHÉILE - GO GREYHOUND RACING FOR FREE THIS WEEKEND

GRI

11 November 2022

Join in the Ag Rásaíocht Le Chéile celebrations this weekend


2022 ERIC BROWNE MEMORIAL KINGDOM DERBY STARTS JANUARY 6TH.

Barry Drake

11 November 2022

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium is proud to announce the details of the upcoming 2022 Eric Browne Memorial Kingdom Derby.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 10/11/2022

GRI

10 November 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 10/11/2022:


VIDEO: MATCHBOOK IRISH ST. LEGER 1ST ROUND DRAW

GRI

10 November 2022

Shortly after the draw was made for the opening round of the 2022 Matchbook Irish St. Leger, we spoke to Paul Geasley and Tom Fitzgerald.


CONGRATULATIONS PETER

GRI

10 November 2022

While the greyhound racing world was busy celebrating big wins last weekend, our own Peter had some personal news to celebrate.


GREAT WORK CONTINUES AT CLONMEL AHEAD OF MUNSTER JUVENILE FINAL ON SUNDAY

Peter Farrell

9 November 2022

Things at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium have much improved in the recent few months due to great work being done by the members of the track maintenance committee.


VIDEO: 2022 IRISH LAURELS FINAL

GRI

8 November 2022

On Saturday 5th November, a packed Curraheen Park witnessed an exciting Laurels Final with Good Cody emerging as the 2022 Champion.


TALKING LAURELS 2022 EPISODE 5 MONDAY 7TH NOVEMBER

GRI

7 November 2022

Join Barry Caul, Tommy Lyons and this week's special guest Jimmy Barry Murphy as they chat about a thrilling Final and a great night of racing and entertainment in Cork.


GOOD APRIL CAPS GREAT WEEKEND FOR KENNEDYS

Peter Farrell

7 November 2022

After landing the Laurels at Curraheen Park on Saturday night with Good Cody, the Kennedy Family landed another super victory at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night as Good April came home clear in the final of the Derrjet Sydney & Glengar Bale @ Stud Unraced Bitch Stake.


GOOD CODY A BRILLIANT LAURELS CHAMPION IN FRONT OF A FULL HOUSE AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

6 November 2022

It really was a night to remember in Curraheen Park on Saturday night as a massive crowd filled the Cork Stadium for a night of spectacular racing action.


BALLYMAC RUN AND UNDULATION EXCITE AT SHELBOURNE PARK

Ian Fortune

6 November 2022

There was some superb racing at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night but the headlines certainly belonged to Liam Dowling’s Ballymac Run, as she won the final of the RPGTV Puppy Oaks in real style, and Undulation who emerged a tremendous winner of the Paddy Merriman Memorial.


PHOTOS: TALKING DOGS ROADSHOW IN CURRAHEEN PARK

GRI

5 November 2022

On Tuesday night the Talking Dogs Roadshow rolled into Cork for the Laurels Final preview.


CANINE AND EQUESTRIAN CHAMPIONS MEET IN KILKENNY

GRI

5 November 2022

There was a treat in store for racing fans on Friday night as Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium welcomed 3 special guests.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 4/11/2022

GRI

4 November 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 4/11/2022:


MISSING BITCH APPEAL

Ian Fortune

4 November 2022

It’s been reported that a bitch is missing from Clogh, Castlecomer in county Kilkenny.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 3/11/2022

GRI

3 November 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 3/11/2022:


GALWAY OAKS ENTRIES– HOW TO ENTER

Peter Farrell

3 November 2022

Owners and trainers please note the below entry format for the upcoming GRI Galway Oaks, scheduled to commence next weekend.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 109 JIMMY BARRY MURPHY

Barry Drake

3 November 2022

Barry Drake speaks with Cork legend Jimmy Barry Murphy as we look forward to a big weekend in Cork for the Laurels Final.


BIG PRIZES ON OFFER AT DRUMBO PARK

Ian Fortune

2 November 2022

Nigel Bain from the Drumbo Track Supporters Club was in touch to confirm the sponsorship of this year’s Gold Cup at Drumbo Park.


VIDEO: LAURELS SEMI-FINALS

GRI

1 November 2022

Join Sarina in Curraheen Park for a look back on the action in the Semi-Finals of the 2022 Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Laurels.


TAKING LAURELS 2022 EPISODE 4 MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER

GRI

31 October 2022

Barry Drake, Tommy Lyons & Barry Drake sit down to discuss all the Laurels action, looking back on the weekend's Semi-Finals and ahead to the Final in Curraheen Park. Of course there is plenty of other action to catch their eyes as they also discuss the Matchbook Fair Warrior Final in Mullingar and the action in Shelbourne Park including the RPGTV Puppy Oaks.


STUD OWNERS MUNSTER JUVENILE CUP OFF TO A FLIER IN CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

31 October 2022

The Munster Juvenile Cup is one of the most historic racing events on the calendar and the 2022 renewal, kindly sponsored by local Stud owners, got off to a flier last night with top-class performances in each of the four opening round heats on display.


FLYING AIRPORT LANDS FAIR WARRIOR

Ian Fortune

31 October 2022

Airport Flying may have been a double figure price ahead of Sunday’s Matchbook Fair Warrior Open 400 decider but there was nothing lucky about the victory of the young son of Droopys Buick and Dream Believer as he ran on well after crowding on the bend to collar Mustang Joey in a tight finish.


UNCLE AND TRENT TAKE HEADLINES ON SPECIAL NIGHT AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

31 October 2022

On what was a memorable night at Enniscorthy on Sunday, Angry Uncle and Marlfield Trent took the headlines as both emerged good winners of the two feature races on the card.


TWO OUTSTANDING SEMI FINALS OF THE LAURELS

Barry Drake

30 October 2022

A huge crowd gathered at Curraheen Park on Saturday night for the semi-finals of the €30,000 to the winner Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Greyhound Laurels.


LADIES LIGHT UP SHELBOURNE PARK

Ian Fortune

30 October 2022

The semi-finals of the RPGTV Puppy Oaks were always likely to provide three superb winners at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night and they duly delivered but there was also a display of some note from another flying female as Illnotbeback posted a stunning fastest of the night 28.07 later on the undercard.


INDUSTRY UPDATE : DEXAMETHASONE & CATEGORY 2 MEAT

GRI

28 October 2022

In early October 2022, details of the decision to implement new screening limits for the medicine Dexamethasone were published on Talking Dogs and in race programmes. Following on from additional stakeholder engagement, the Board of RCE have taken the decision to extend the period of transition to the implementation of the new screening limits.


HARRY TWEETS GOOD NEWS ABOUT LIFFORD

Ian Fortune

28 October 2022

While glancing through twitter on Thursday afternoon, I happened upon a tweet from Harry Findlay and, for those who can’t wait to see racing back at Lifford, it was all good news.


CATHERINE'S DERBY ROADTRIP

GRI

27 October 2022

The Munster Express share Catherine Power's behind the scenes journey to interview the 2022 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby finalists.


VIDEO: 2022 RPGTV JUVENILE DERBY & YVONNE BARRY 600 FINAL

GRI

27 October 2022

Join Ian Fortune and Rob Catterson now in Shelbourne Park as they took a look back at two big Finals on Saturday n


UPDATED PRICING FOR UNOFFICIAL TRIALS IN SHELBOURNE PARK

GRI

26 October 2022

Owners & Trainers please note a change to the current pricing model for unofficial trials in Shelbourne Park.


BRILLIANT BARRY HAS RUN HIS FINAL RACE

Ian Fortune

25 October 2022

It’s almost two and a half years since an exciting Blackstone Barry made his debut at Kilkenny in the summer of 2020.


TALKING LAURELS 2022 EPISODE 3 MONDAY 24TH OCTOBER

GRI

24 October 2022

Ian Fortune and Tommy Lyons are joined by this week's guest Declan O'Donoghue to talk all things Laurels but also give us their thoughts on the RPGTV Juvenile Derby & Yvonne Barry Bookmaker 600 Finals plus the Matchbook Fair Warrior.


BRILLIANT GIZMO EQUALS CLOCK IN FAIR WARRIOR

Ian Fortune

24 October 2022

Gizmo Cash was at his imperious best at Mullingar on Sunday afternoon as he continued his unbeaten march through the Matchbook Fair Warrior Open 400, equaling the two-year-old track record of Fiftycashback in the process.


DOMINANT DUKE IS CROWNED IN JUVENILE

Ian Fortune

23 October 2022

Clona Duke may have been five months younger than his nearest rival, the rank outsider of the field at 20-1 and seen as badly housed in four, but he produced a brilliant display to run out a thoroughly deserving winner of the RPGTV Juvenile Derby on Saturday night at a busy Shelbourne Park.


JOE ‘BOSCO’ GLEESON

23 October 2022

Greyhound racing lost a great friend in recent days with the sad passing of Joe ‘Bosco’ Gleeson after an illness.


TRACK RECORD HOLDER DROOPYS EDISON GOES QUICKEST ONCE MORE IN RED HOT LAURELS

Barry Drake

23 October 2022

Track Record holder Droopys Edison confirmed his status as a leading player for Laurels success after another top-class performance in Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


BOLGER BELIES HIS ODDS TO WIN KILKENNY A3

Ian Fortune

22 October 2022

Burgess Bolger may have been the 12-1 rank outsider in the final of the Kilkenny Track A3 on Friday night but there was nothing lucky about his victory as he laned the €5,000 prize in some style.


UNDULATION FASTEST IN MERRIMAN MEMORIAL

Ian Fortune

22 October 2022

Undulation had a little luck at the turn in Heat 3 of the second round of the Paddy Merriman Memorial at Shelbourne Park on Friday night but there was nothing fortunate about the quality of her success.


BREDA RAISES THE BAR IN SYDNEY & BALE UNRACED AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

22 October 2022

The second round action of the Deerjet Sydney & Glengar Bale @ Stud Unraced Bitch stake continued last night at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium and it picked up where it left off last week with a number of top-class performances.


CURRAHEEN PARK HOST FIRST GRI BOARD MEETING

GRI

21 October 2022

The Greyhound Racing Ireland Board pictured at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium for the first GRI Board Meeting at the Cork venue


UNABLE TO DEPOSIT TO YOUR BARKING BUZZ ACCOUNT

GRI

21 October 2022

Barking Buzz temporary alternative deposit method.


SHERLOCK AND DARCIA THE STARS IN DONOHOE MEMORIAL

Ian Fortune

21 October 2022

Dysert Sherlock and Ballymac Darcia won their semi-finals of the Michael Donohoe Memorial Leger at Enniscorthy with both posting 28.98 and both wearing the white jacket.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 108: MICHAEL O'KEEFE

Barry Drake

20 October 2022

Barry speaks to Midleton man Michael O'Keefe in this week's episode. Michael takes us on a wonderful trip down memory lane with stories from days gone by.


TWO GREAT EVENTS DRAW A LARGE CROWD AT CURRAHEEN PARK ON TUESDAY NIGHT

Barry Drake

19 October 2022

Despite horrible conditions, a massive crowd turned at Curraheen Park on Tuesday night. It was great to see such brilliant support for two fantastic events and well done to all at Curraheen Park for offering free admission.


NEW GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND ONLINE STORE

GRI

18 October 2022

Looking for a gift for the greyhound racing lover in your life? Our new store has a selection of items available to purchase with proceeds going to the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust.


FLASH LIVES UP TO HIS NAME AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

18 October 2022

Cloneden Flash produced an incredible display to emerge the fastest second round scorer in the Kiltrea Kennels Open Unraced 525, posting a sensational second fastest of the year 28.66 in a facile trap to line success.


TALKING LAURELS EPISODE 2 MONDAY 17TH OCTOBER

GRI

17 October 2022

With a new track record and plenty more great performances in Round 2 of the Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Laurels, there's a lot for the Talking Dogs team to talk about.


VIDEO: RPGTV JUVENILE DERBY & 600 SEMI-FINALS

GRI

17 October 2022

Join Barry Caul for a look back on two sets of Semi-Finals from last Saturday night in Shelbourne Park. First up is a look at the young stars of the future in the Racing Post Greyhound TV Juvenile Derby Semi-Finals before we re-visit the Yvonne Barry Bookmaker 600 Semi-Finals. Be there in Shelbourne Park this Saturday night for the Finals of both competitions.


UPDATE IN RELATION TO GREYHOUNDS BEING REHOMED IN THE UNITED STATES

GRI

17 October 2022

During the summer of 2022, several scheduled transports of Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) greyhounds to the US were cancelled/deferred due to the extreme high local temperatures at destination airports. The decision to cancel/defer these transports were made in the interest of greyhound welfare.


JIM AND JAZZ BEGIN THEIR FUNDRAISING JOURNEY

Ian Fortune

17 October 2022

Jim Costine is giving something back.


BARKING BUZZ CUSTOMER UPDATE

GRI

17 October 2022

Essential upgrade works this Monday


GOT IT AND JUNIOR DELIVER IN JUVENILE

Ian Fortune

16 October 2022

There will be an incredible line-up for next weekend’s RPGTV Juvenile Derby decider following two wonderful semi-finals at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


GIZMO DOMINATES AGAIN IN FAIR WARRIOR

Ian Fortune

16 October 2022

It’s going to need something special from one of his rivals to stop Gizmo Cash from adding the Matchbook Fair Warrior Open Sprint title to his already impressive tally.


TRACK RECORD RUN FROM DROOPYS EDISON

Barry Drake

16 October 2022

The second round of the Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Greyhound Laurels took place at Curraheen Park on Saturday night and it was another outstanding night of racing.


KEEPERHILL CASHES IN ON KASKO UNRACED AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

16 October 2022

Keeperhill Cash had laid siege on the earlier rounds of the Kasko Dog Foods Unraced at Thurles Greyhound Stadium and last night he extended his unbeaten run as he landed the €2,000 to the winner stake in brilliant style.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 14/10/2022

GRI

15 October 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 14/10/2022:


SHERLOCK SETS LEGER PACE AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

14 October 2022

Dysert Sherlock set a strong standard in the opening round of the Michael Donohoe Memorial Leger at Enniscorthy on Thursday evening, leading off the second turn to record a rapid 28.72.


BE THERE FOR THE WINTER RACING FESTIVAL - BOOK NOW

GRI

14 October 2022

The 2022 RCÉ/GRI Winter Racing Festival will take place on Thursday 29th & Friday 30th December in Shelbourne Park.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 13/10/2022

GRI

14 October 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 13/10/2022:


THE TALKING DOGS ROADSHOW IS COMING TO CORK - JOIN US!

GRI

13 October 2022

The Talking Dogs Roadshow is heading south to Cork! Join us at Curraheen Park for our Laurels Final preview night on Tuesday 1st November.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 107: FRED MALZARD

Barry Drake

13 October 2022

Barry Drake is joined by Fred Malzard this week, part of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby winning syndicate Whatever You Like, owners of Born Warrior.


TALKING LAURELS 2022 EPISODE 1 MONDAY 10TH OCTOBER

GRI

10 October 2022

The 2022 Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing got underway on Saturday night in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium with 12 exciting 1st Round heats.


HOLIDAY AND JUNIOR FASTEST IN RPGTV JUVENILE DERBY

Ian Fortune

9 October 2022

The quarter finals of both the RPGTV Juvenile Derby and Yvonne Barry Track Bookmakers Open 600 ensured a special night of action at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


GIZMO SETS THE STANDARD IN FAIR WARRIOR

Ian Fortune

9 October 2022

There was no surprise that Gizmo Cash set the standard in a tremendous opening round of the Matchbook Fair Warrior Sprint at Mullingar on Saturday night but there was also enough evidence in the remaining heats to suggest he won’t have things all his own way in the coming weeks.


A GRAHAM HOLLAND TREBLE AS IRISH LAURELS GETS OFF TO A FLYING START AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

9 October 2022

Graham Holland holds a very strong hand in the Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Laurels and the Champion trainer recorded a superb treble as a large crowd turned out to watch the opening round at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 8/10/2022

GRI

8 October 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 8/10/2022:


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 7/10/2022

GRI

7 October 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 7/10/2022:


LIFFORD GREYHOUND STADIUM

GRI

7 October 2022

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has this week issued a licence to Canardadzo Ltd., trading as Lifford Greyhound Racing Club (LGRC), to operate a greyhound race track at Ballyduff Road, Lifford, Co. Donegal.


UPDATE ON THE USE OF THE MEDICINE DEXAMETHASONE IN RACING GREYHOUNDS

GRI

7 October 2022

Greyhound Racing Ireland / Rásaíocht Con Éireann wishes to inform greyhound owners and trainers, that from January 1st 2023, a revised screening limit will take effect in relation to the medicine Dexamethasone.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 106: JENNIFER O'DONNELL

Barry Drake

7 October 2022

This week, Barry Drake is joined by our 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby winning trainer, Jennifer O'Donnell.


VIDEO: CHATTING WITH 1ST RD DRAW GUESTS: 2022 FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF CORK GREYHOUND RACING IRISH LAURELS

GRI

6 October 2022

It was wonderful to welcome so many of the local Cork greyhound racing community and special guests last night for the 1st Round Draw of the 2022 Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Laurels in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium.


2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL SAMPLING RETURNS CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

GRI

5 October 2022

Rásaíocht Con Eireann is pleased to announce that samples taken from the finalists of the 2022 Greyhound Derby have tested negative for Adverse Analytical Findings.


SALES FIXTURES FOR 2022 AND 2023

GRI

5 October 2022

Due to the upcoming Greyhound Sales at Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium being well oversubscribed the Sales Committee have allocated an additional Sales Fixtures for December 2022.


MATCHBOOK BETTING EXCHANGE CONFIRM TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF THE FAIR WARRIOR

GRI

4 October 2022

Following their successful sponsorship of the Irish St. Leger in Limerick Greyhound Stadium, Matchbook Betting Exchange today announced that they are extending their sponsorship of Irish Greyhound Racing to include the Fair Warrior hosted in Mullingar Greyhound Stadium.


FURTHER PRIZEMONEY BOOST FOR MUNSTER JUVENILE CUP

Peter Farrell

4 October 2022

Following a further cash injection, this year's renewal of the Munster Juvenile Cup will now carry a first prize of a handsome €6,200.


A VINTAGE JUVENILE

Ian Fortune

3 October 2022

There is no doubt the RPGTV Juvenile Derby is amongst the best in the modern era.


IMPORTANT NOTICE ON PRIZEMONEY PAYMENTS

GRI

30 September 2022

If you receive your prizemoney payments in an Ulster Bank account, please update your details now.


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY CONSOLATION AND MICHAEL FORTUNE MEMORIAL DERBY PLATE

GRI

29 September 2022

For all of you who are suffering from post-Derby blues, here's a chance to look back on two more brilliant races from Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby Final night in Shelbourne Park.


RUSSMUR PAT ON TOP FORM AT CURRAHEEN PARK AS WE COUNT THE DAYS DOWN TO THE IRISH GREYHOUND LAURELS

Barry Drake

27 September 2022

While most of us were enjoying a magnificent night at Shelbourne Park on Saturday, the James O'Regan-trained Russmur Pat was delivering a top-class performance below in Curraheen Park.


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 6: MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

26 September 2022

Ian, Tommy and Sarah are here for the final chat of this year's Talking Derby.


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL

GRI

26 September 2022

From a starting round 156, through 6 spectacular weeks in Shelbourne Park, one greyhound has emerged victorious as the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby champion. That greyhound is Born Warrior and on Saturday 24th September his name was added to an illustrious list of the very best racing greyhounds of all time.


1952 DERBY TROPHY RETURNS TO SHELBOURNE PARK

GRI

26 September 2022

The 1952 Irish Greyhound Derby returned to Shelbourne Park 70 years for last Saturday's Final.


“BEST FIGURES IN YEARS” ON SATURDAY TOTE

Ian Fortune

26 September 2022

We caught up with Linda Conroy this morning to discuss how everything went on the tote on Saturday evening at Shelbourne Park and she was happy to report “the best figures in years”.


TUNE IN FOR MORE TALES FROM THE YELLOW CHAIR

GRI

24 September 2022

Last week's Virgin Media TV live broadcast of the Derby Semi-Finals debuted the wonderful Tales from the Yellow Chair and there's more to come this evening.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 105: WAYNE LEONARD

Barry Drake

22 September 2022

Heading to Meath this week, Barry Drake speaks to Wayne Leonard.


NEW SPONSORS & NEW CONDITIONS FOR MUNSTER JUVENILE CUP

Peter Farrell

20 September 2022

The prestigious Munster Juvenile Cup at Clonmel Track has for many years produced the highest quality of racing and Clonmel are delighted to announce new sponsors, and new conditions for the 2022 renewal which gets underway at the Suirside venue on Friday, October 21st.


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 5: MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

19 September 2022

Just one race remains in the 2022 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby but Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and BoyleSports' Damien Lonergan have a heck of a lot to talk about.


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY SEMI-FINALS

GRI

19 September 2022

Ian and Kevin take you through the Semi-Finals.


BARRY SPEAKS TO MICHAEL DEMPSEY AHEAD OF DERBY SEMI-FINALS

Barry Drake

16 September 2022

With all eyes on Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium ahead of Saturday's Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby, Barry Drake spoke to Racing Manager Michael Dempsey.


VIDEO: 2022 DAVE COLLINS MEMORIAL MUNSTER OAKS FINAL

GRI

13 September 2022

On Saturday night, Kilcohan Park hosted the 2022 Dave Collins Memorial Munster Oaks Final. The Talking Dogs team were there to capture it.


CRONIN THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF TRAINER’S ASSOCIATION

Ian Fortune

13 September 2022

A recent meeting of the Greyhound Trainers Association at the Horse and Jockey saw many important issues up for discussion while it was also decided to set up a new committee.


ENTRIES URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR CLONMEL STAKES

Peter Farrell

12 September 2022

Owners and trainers are reminded of a number of stakes scheduled to commence at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium this weekend.


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY QUARTER FINALS

GRI

12 September 2022

On Saturday night, Shelbourne Park played host to 4 brilliant Quarter Finals in the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.


BARRY SPEAKS TO JIMMY BARRY MURPHY ABOUT A NEW EVENT TO HONOUR THE LATE BART LEAHY

Barry Drake

9 September 2022

Barry Drake is joined by Jimmy Barry Murphy to chat about a wonderful new competition in Curraheen Park to honour their late friend, Bart Leahy.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 103 OWEN DOYLE

Barry Drake

8 September 2022

Barry Drake heads to Gorey this week as he chats to Owen Doyle. Owen recently hit a big milestone in his training career getting his 100th winner last week in his local track in Enniscorthy.


CALENDAR OF GREYHOUND RACING FESTIVAL NIGHTS ANNOUNCED

GRI

6 September 2022

After the success of recent racing festival nights to commemorate both Newbridge Stadium and Mullingar Greyhound Stadium anniversaries, a new calendar of racing festivals has been announced for the remainder of 2022.


TALKING DERBY EPISODE 3 MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

5 September 2022

As we pass the half-way mark of the competition, Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and BoyleSports' Damien Lonergan are here to give us their thoughts on the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.


VIDEO: DERBY 3RD ROUND

GRI

5 September 2022

Join Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy as they take you through the 8 3rd Round heats where 48 became 24.


VIEW FASTEST ON THE SHELBOURNE UNDERCARD

Ian Fortune

4 September 2022

Urban View was the star on the undercard at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night as he produced a massive run to win in 28.39 for Reggie Roberts


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 103: VINNY GRENNAN

Barry Drake

1 September 2022

Barry Drake is joined by Vinny Grennan, a man who has been involved in the world of greyhound racing for over 35 years. He shares tales of how his love for greyhounds developed and time working with some greats of the sport.


KENNEL IMPROVEMENT SCHEME UPDATE

GRI

31 August 2022

Over 50 applications have been received under the Kennel Improvement Scheme. This year's scheme is now closed with a new scheme commencing in early 2023.


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 2: MONDAY 29TH AUGUST

GRI

29 August 2022

Time for the Talking Dogs take on Round 2 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.


VIDEO: ROUND 2, NIGHT 2 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

GRI

29 August 2022

Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy are back to take us through all of the performances on the 2nd night of Round 2 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. Heats 9 to 16 - Saturday 27th August at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium


VIDEO: ROUND 2, NIGHT 1 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

GRI

28 August 2022

Join Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy as they take us through all of the performances on the opening night of Round 2 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. Heats 1 to 8 - Friday 26th August at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium


SENSATIONAL WINNING DEBUT PERFORMANCE FROM IMPERIAL GLORY

Barry Drake

28 August 2022

January puppy Imperial Glory was quickest on the clock in Kilcohan Park on Saturday night as the newcomer, a son of Ballyhimikin Jet and Hugh Dream, got his racing career off to a dream start with a sensational display in the opening round of the Casey's Caravan & Camping Park ON1 Unraced Stake.


MULLINGAR STADIUM IS 90 YEARS OLD!

GRI

25 August 2022

Mullingar Greyhound Stadium are celebrating 90 years of racing!


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 102: LEONARD O'HANLON

Barry Drake

25 August 2022

This week Barry Drake is joined by trainer Leonard O’Hanlon.


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 1 PART 2: TUESDAY 23RD AUGUST

GRI

23 August 2022

There was just so much to talk about after the opening round of the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby that Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and Sarah Kinsella are still talking!


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 1 PART 1: MONDAY 22ND AUGUST

GRI

22 August 2022

The BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby burst into action over the weekend at Shelbourne Park and with it comes the return of our Monday Talking Dogs chats!


VIDEO: ROUND 1, NIGHT 2 HEATS 14 - 26 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

GRI

22 August 2022

On Saturday 20th, Shelbourne Park hosted the final 13 heats of the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby opening round. Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy are back with the races and their take on them.


VIDEO: ROUND 1, NIGHT 1 HEATS 1 - 13 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY 2022

GRI

22 August 2022

The 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby is underway in Shelbourne Park!Join Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy as they chat through the action from the opening 13 heats on Friday 19th.


NOTICE ON INTRODUCTION OF ONLINE PRE-PAYMENTS

GRI

19 August 2022

To streamline services and to ensure the timely operation of trial activity at stadia, RCÉ wish to advise Owners and Trials of plans to introduce online pre-payments for all trial sessions.


ACCESSING YOUR BARKING BUZZ ACCOUNT

GRI

19 August 2022

Tips on how to access and verify your barking buzz account.


VIDEO: BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY 1ST ROUND DRAW REACTION

GRI

15 August 2022

All eyes were on Shelbourne Park earlier this Monday as the draw took place for the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. 156 names went into the drum and as a result we'll be treated to 26 brilliant First Round heats on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th August.


OUR PEOPLE, THE GENERATIONS: MEET THE MAGUIRES FROM COUNTY WATERFORD

GRI

12 August 2022

Meet Jimmy & Stephanie Maguire, a father and daughter from Waterford with a shared love of greyhounds.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 101: AARON O'HANLON & MICKEY ROONEY

Barry Drake

11 August 2022

On this week’s episode Barry Drake chats to Aaron O’Hanlon and Mickey Rooney.


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY LAUNCH

GRI

8 August 2022

The 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby has been launched in Shelbourne Park. The highlight of the Irish Greyhound Racing calendar, the event gets underway on Friday & Saturday 19th & 20th August in Dublin.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 95: GRAHAM HOLLAND

Barry Drake

30 June 2022

This week Barry chats to the man of the moment, Graham Holland.


TALKING OAKS 2022 EPISODE 5: MONDAY 20TH JUNE

GRI

20 June 2022

Putting a full stop to the 2022 Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks, it's time for the Talking Dogs team to look back on a thrilling Oaks Final.


TALKING OAKS 2022 EPISODE 4: MONDAY 13TH JUNE

GRI

13 June 2022

The final 6 have been decided! Join Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and the Sporting Press' Jason Craddock now as they delve into the Semi-Final action and preview the Final of the 2022 Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks and more.


TALKING OAKS 2022 EPISODE 3: MONDAY 6TH JUNE

GRI

6 June 2022

Ian Fortune and Tommy Lyons are joined by Frank Kiernan of the Sporting Press as they get Talking Dogs! Of course their focus is on the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks but they also chat about the other big news of the moment including the English Derby & Produce Stakes Final


TALKING OAKS EPISODE 2 MONDAY 30TH MAY

GRI

30 May 2022

It's that time again - time for Talking Dogs to get Talking Oaks!


TALKING OAKS 2022 EPISODE 1: MONDAY 23RD MAY

GRI

23 May 2022

Our Monday night chats are back as Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and special guest Jason Craddock turn their attention to the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks. While their focus is on the ladies in Shelbourne Park, they also look to the Produce Stakes in Clonmel and the English Derby action in Towcester.


EPISODE 86: DECLAN, JOHN & DOLORES

Barry Drake

14 April 2022

This week Barry Drake talks to three well-known and respected people within the Greyhound industry.


EPISODE 85: ROBBIE O'NEILL

Barry Drake

31 March 2022

This week’s podcast takes us to Enniscorthy as Barry Drake talks to a young man currently making waves in the greyhound industry, Robbie O’Neill.


TALKING EASTER CUP EPISODE 4: MONDAY 21ST MARCH

GRI

21 March 2022

The 2022 BresBet Easter Cup delivered a memorable final on Saturday night in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium as Susie Sapphire added another classic title to her glittering list! Join Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons & guest Jonathan Hobbs as they chat about the Final and also take a look at the Select Stakes in Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium


LATEST BEHIND THE TRACK EPISODE RELEASED TODAY

Ian Fortune

7 March 2022

The latest and final installment of the second series of the “Behind The Track” docu-series is to be released by the IGOBF later today and it’s another belter.


LATEST EPISODE OF #BEHINDTHETRACK A REAL JOY

Ian Fortune

1 March 2022

By now, many of you will have seen, and thoroughly enjoyed, the latest episode of the Behind The Track docu-series which was released on Monday evening at 6pm.


TALKING EASTER CUP EPISODE 2: MONDAY 28TH FEBRUARY

GRI

28 February 2022

As the BresBet Easter Cup continues to treat us with brilliant performances on the track at Shelbourne Park, there's plenty to chat about tonight.


TALKING DOGS LOOKBACK TO 2012 RACING HIGHLIGHTS

7 February 2022

Ian Fortune looks back on the racing year that was 2012.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 53: DOMINIC O'BRIEN

Rory Burke

30 January 2022

Rory Burke is back with his latest podcast guest. He is chatting with Tipperary man Dominic O'Brien.


NEW TALKING DOGS ARCHIVE

GRI

29 January 2022

We're delighted to now be able to archive the big news stories for you to read in the weeks and months to come.


TALKING DOGS - THE 2002 RACING HIGHLIGHTS

GRI

24 January 2022

A very special Talking Dogs show with Ian Fortune tonight, rewinding back the clock to 2002 and a look at the racing highlights of a brilliant year on the track. Memorable finals, racing legends and track records are just some of the memories to recall, we hope you enjoy it.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 73: NOEL HEHIR

Barry Drake

6 January 2022

Clare man Noel Hehir joins Barry Drake to chat all things greyhound racing this week. Noel developed a love of the sport as a child. Since he began training himself he has been lucky to have some great greyhounds, including Coolavanny Chick who finished 3rd in the 2020 English Greyhound Derby. They also chat about recent success and other hopefuls in the kennel. Have a listen!


RCÉTS REMINDER JANUARY 2022

GRI

4 January 2022

As we begin a new year this is a reminder to all owners and trainers of the importance of updating their RCÉTS account.


TALKING DOGS TV REVISITED EPISODE 13 SATURDAY 26TH JUNE

GRI

3 January 2022

Shelbourne Park and Limerick Greyhound Stadium feature on this Talking Dog TV episode with Rob Catterson, Ian Fortune & Joe Sheahan. Racing highlights include the Corn Cuchulainn, Shelbourne Champion 550 & Treaty Cup Final.


SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION OF GREYHOUND CARE CENTRE PROGRAMME

GRI

23 December 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has announced plans for the introduction of at least four new regional facilities across the country for the preparation and rehoming of retired racing greyhounds.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 72: ELAINE GUINEY

Barry Drake

23 December 2021

Barry is joined by Elaine Guiney in this week's episode. Elaine is the daughter of Con Guiney, owner of Jacob Tashadelek and she chats to Barry fresh from a great victory in Curraheen Park on Tuesday night in The O' Learys Driving School Open 575 Final. Jacob Tashadelek has been making his mark in some of the biggest events across the country this year. Elaine and all the family have been getting great enjoyment from Con's success this year and she chats about that and other great greyhound memories with Barry. Have a listen, it's a great chat!


RECORD NUMBER OF RETIRED GREYHOUNDS REHOMED IN 2021

GRI

21 December 2021

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) has assisted in the rehoming of more than 2000 retired greyhounds in 2021, a new yearly record for the charity organisation. Established by Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) in 1997, the IRGT is funded through owners’ prizemoney deductions, matched donations by GRI and private donations in its work to rehome greyhounds after retirement and promote them as domestic pets.


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS) INFORMATION UPDATE

GRI

22 November 2021

On November 22nd, 2021, pursuant to Article 36 of the Greyhound Industry (Racing) Regulations 2007-2021, the Board of Rásaíocht Con Éireann have directed that it will be a condition of entry at RCÉ Licenced Stadia, that Owners/Trainers must have updated all outstanding records on RCÉTS relating to the greyhounds/pups in his/her care. Failure to do this will result in race entries automatically not being accepted for racing for this owner/trainer until such time as the deficiency is rectified. Once relevant updates are provided, entries will be accepted again.


GUIDANCE ON MEAT PRODUCTS

GRI

18 November 2021

ADVICE FOR TRAINERS AND OWNERS: FEEDING OF ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS TO RACING GREYHOUNDS


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND LAUNCHES NEW CODE OF PRACTICE

GRI

16 November 2021

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) / Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) today (Tuesday, 16 November 2021) launched a new Code of Practice that applies to any person who keeps, breeds, rears, trains, races, trades or transports a greyhound in Ireland.


LAUNCH OF TRACES NT EXPORT DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM

GRI

6 October 2021

TRACES is the European Commissions Electronic Platform used in the Import and Export of amongst other things, animals. In its guise as TRACES Classic, it has been used for several years by Irish Individuals and companies exporting animals abroad. These have typically included individuals who undertake transporting greyhounds abroad for export.


RCE ANNOUNCE EXPANSION TO THE INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME FROM OCTOBER 1ST

GRI

4 October 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) provide funding for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured while racing or participating in Qualifying Trials at RCÉ Licensed stadia through The Injuries at Tracks Recovery Scheme. This scheme is open to all owners and trainers who have incurred veterinary costs in the treatment of greyhounds to repair a *career ending orthopaedic (bone) injury which was sustained while racing or running qualifying Trials at a RCÉ licensed stadium.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE “KENNEL COUGH”

GRI

22 September 2021

Greyhound Welfare advisory note for Kennel Cough


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS) ENHANCEMENT

GRI

27 August 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland today (27th August 2021) announced an additional enhancement of its traceability system – RCÉTS – to allow owners/trainers to provide updates on their greyhounds and pups.


REPORT HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF GREYHOUND RACING INDUSTRY TO IRISH ECONOMY

GRI

27 July 2021

The significant contribution made by the greyhound racing industry to the Irish exchequer and rural employment is highlighted in a new report published at Shelbourne Park, Dublin, today by Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI).


RCÉ TO COMMENCE INSPECTIONS TO RECONCILE RCÉTS RECORDS

GRI

25 May 2021

As the next step in the rollout of RCÉTS (the Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability System), RCÉ/GRI will shortly commence inspections to reconcile RCÉTS records.


REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSPORTING GREYHOUNDS TO GREAT BRITAIN

GRI

25 January 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann has been working with various parties to establish the requirements for transporting greyhounds to and from the UK.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.