BOYLESPORTS MAKE GOOD CODY THE 6-1 FAVOURITE FOR LAURELS SUCCESS

Barry Drake

22 September 2021

BoyleSports make Good Cody the 6-1 favourite for the Irish Greyhound Laurels which gets underway at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


SUPPORT THE IRGT WITH YOUR SOUVENIR DERBY CARD

GRI

21 September 2021

We know that many of you like to keep the Derby Final programmes as souvenirs from the biggest night in racing. You can now purchase the programme and support the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) at the same time.


FOSTER MOTHER URGENTLY REQUIRED IN CORK

GRI

21 September 2021

Foster mother is required urgently in the Macroom area


DERBY CHAMP SUSIE WOULD “KNOCK YOU DOWN”

Ian Fortune

21 September 2021

Owen McKenna was on the road to Clonmel for trials this morning when I caught up with him and he was still on cloud nine following the success of Susie Sapphire in Saturday’s Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby.


ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT LAURELS UPCOMING AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

21 September 2021

The draw for the opening round of the 2021 Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Laurels took place at Curraheen Park on Monday evening.


TALKING DERBY EPISODE 7 MONDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

20 September 2021

For the final time in 2021, it's time for Talking Derby. Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons & BoyleSports' rep Sarah Kinsella sit down to chat about the Final of the 2021 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. The reflect on the magnificent win of Susie Sapphire, the supporting card and stand out moments from Shelbourne Park.


FOSTER MOTHER REQUIRED IN CO. KERRY

Ian Fortune

20 September 2021

A foster mother is urgently required in Co. Kerry.


WATCH THE LAURELS 1ST ROUND DRAW TODAY

GRI

20 September 2021

The 1st Round draw for the 2021 Laurels live on Facebook.


DERBY CHAMPION ALSO THE THIRD BEND STAR

Ian Fortune

20 September 2021

Susie Sapphire raced to Derby glory on Saturday night, again proving that early speed is the most potent weapon a racing greyhound can possess.


VIDEO: 2021 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL

GRI

20 September 2021

Susie Sapphire made history when adding her name to the Derby Roll of Honour on Saturday 18th September in Shelbourne Park. This special lady became the 2nd youngest winner, the fastest Derby Final winner, the first female winner since 1999 and ran through the competition unbeaten. Ian Fortune & BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy bring you through the race and share their thoughts on the 2021 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final. Join them to look back on the Final now.


REACTION ON THE NIGHT

Ian Fortune

19 September 2021

Owen McKenna was understandably a popular man after the Derby final.


FLAWLESS SUSIE RACES TO A FAMOUS DERBY SUCCESS

Ian Fortune

19 September 2021

“Susie Sapphire has won the Derby” - The very words Owen McKenna and Peter Comerford would have dreamt of hearing as they went to bed on Friday night.


KAMEKO HANDS GRAHAM ANOTHER PLATE SUCCESS

Ian Fortune

19 September 2021

While Susie Sapphire was the headline maker at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night, the remainder of the card was also pretty brilliant and the feature race, after the Derby, was the Michael Fortune Memorial Derby Plate.


POPULAR WINNER OF THE ROCKYBAY FOLEY @ STUD FINAL

Barry Drake

19 September 2021

The Rockybay Foley @ Stud A0 525 final was the feature at Curraheen Park on Saturday night and it was a very fitting result as Tracton Tornado came home in front for popular local trainer Kieran Lynch.


JAPAN STRIKES LATE TO LAND EPIC SIS CAMBRIDGESHIRE DECIDER

Peter Farrell

19 September 2021

While most eyes were drawn to Shelbourne Park last night for the final of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby, there would have been plenty of interest in proceedings at Limerick last night also as the final of the €5000 to the winner, SIS Cambridgeshire was down for decision.


GLOSS AND CO REALLY SHINE AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

18 September 2021

While the crowd may not have been as big as normal for the opening round of the SIS Juvenile Derby due to government restrictions, there was a good buzz at Shelbourne Park on Friday night as the stars of the future produced run after run of the highest quality.


MORE LEAHY SUCCESS LIKELY AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

17 September 2021

The Leahy family have a pretty tight grip on the Jag Building Services & KGOBA A1 Derby as we look ahead to this evening’s semi-finals.


THOMAS MCLOUGHLIN - Mullingar

16 September 2021

Today we lost a very special individual within our greyhound racing community, a colleague and true friend in Thomas (Tommy) Mc Loughlin, Cameraman at Mullingar Greyhound Stadium. Tommy was known for his great sense of humour, smile and charm and made every race meeting special.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 59: DEAN HARPUR & SCOTT PHELAN

Barry Drake

16 September 2021

It's a double episode this week as two young trainers join Barry this week; Dean Harpur and Scott Phelan.


NEW STRATEGY FOR THE IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST (IRGT)

GRI

15 September 2021

RCÉ and the IRGT have engaged OKS Consultants to undertake a strategic study on the future role, remit and structure of the IRGT. OKS seeks the views of the greyhound industry in terms of the current arrangements and on the future role, approach and activities of the IRGT.


GREAT NAME THAT UK BOUND

Ian Fortune

15 September 2021

News broke yesterday afternoon that one of Ireland’s very fastest greyhounds Great Name That has been sold to the UK to continue his career under the care of Gary Griffiths at the Bryn Hall Racing kennels.


ENTIRES EXPECTED TO ROLL IN FOR THE UPCOMING IRISH GREYHOUND LAURELS

Barry Drake

14 September 2021

The countdown is well and truly on for the 2021 Irish Greyhound Laurels.


TODAY WITH CLAIRE BYRNE – MONDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

14 September 2021

Yesterday, the Today with Claire Byrne show on RTE Radio 1 featured a segment on greyhound racing in response to the recent media coverage around greyhound racing content in a secondary school workbook.


STRONG AND SUCCESFUL SALE AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

13 September 2021

Another strong sales took place in Curraheen Park on Saturday 11th of September. Total Sales turnover was over €62,000.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 40: ANDREW WELDON

Rory Burke

12 September 2021

17 year-old Andrew Weldon joins Rory on this week's podcast. The young Waterford man has been involved with greyhounds from a very young age and has had aspirations to become a greyhound trainer since he was 11. Andrew developed epilepsy and he says that greyhounds really helped him after his diagnosis. Greyhounds are a real family affair and although he is still quite young he has plenty of experience with breeding and training at home. Have a listen to their chat, they've plenty to talk about!


COUNTDOWN TO LAURELS UNDERWAY AS 2021 EVENT LAUNCHED IN CORK

Barry Drake

7 September 2021

Jimmy Barry Murphy and Friends launch the Irish Greyhound Laurels in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium.


REVIEW OF RACE PRIZEMONEY INCLUDING SIS

GRI

6 September 2021

During 2021, RCÉ introduced additional race meetings to the racing schedule to cater for significant dog pools evident at several tracks. The additional meetings were funded by a general reduction of 10% in race grants. As the year has progressed, the additional race events are not required at a number of tracks as dog pools have stabilised. The Board of RCÉ has undertaken a review of the prizemoney spend to date in 2021 based on the likely racing schedule to year end.


UPDATES TO RCETS APP & WEBSITE

GRI

2 September 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland have released additional updates to the Traceability system, RCÉTS.


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.


CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL CONFIRMED FOR 2022

Peter Farrell

26 August 2021

Kindly sponsored by the McManus Family, the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial, held at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, is firmly established as one the leading Juvenile events in the world and the welcome news broke earlier that the Classic has already been confirmed for 2022.


GREYHOUND INDUSTRY OBJECTS TO “GROSSLY INACCURATE” JUNIOR CURRICULUM BOOK

GRI

23 August 2021

Representatives of the Irish greyhound industry have raised concerns over the inclusion of what they say is a “misleading and inaccurate” representation of greyhound racing in a student activity book which forms part of the Junior Cycle curriculum.


WATCH THE DERBY LIVE THIS WEEKEND

GRI

20 August 2021

Talking Dogs TV will air both nights of the 2nd Round of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby LIVE from Shelbourne Park. Along with the racing, you can enjoy reaction from Barry Caul, Rob Catterson & Ian Fortune and interviews with the connections.


GREYHOUND SALES SCHEDULE AUGUST TO OCTOBER 2021

GRI

18 August 2021

The Sales Committee discussed Sales Dates and Fixtures to October 2021 at its recent meeting and have issued the revised schedule of Greyhound Sales to end of October 2021.


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).


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS) IMPORTANT NOTICE

GRI

22 July 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) has been undertaking a range of inspections under the Welfare of Greyhounds Act to also incorporate a cross-check with data recorded in its traceability system – RCÉTS - relating to racing greyhounds.


GREYHOUND CARE & WELFARE: EXTENSION TO THE RCÉ INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

GRI

12 July 2021

RCÉ wish to advise all Owners and Trainers that the Board of RCÉ has approved an extension to the terms of the “Injury at Tracks Recovery Scheme” with this extension taking effect immediately.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE

GRI

9 July 2021

EXTENSION TO THE RCÉ INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS) ENHANCEMENT

GRI

4 July 2021

Update: Android version is now available to download. Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland today announced a further enhancement of its traceability system – RCÉTS – to allow owners/trainers to provide voluntary updates on their greyhounds.


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND CONFIRM ADDITIONAL MAJOR EVENTS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON RPGTV IN 2021

GRI

1 July 2021

GREYHOUND Racing Ireland has confirmed that four more of its major events will be shown live on RPGTV this year in addition to the already-announced Corn Cuchulainn, Champion Stakes and closing rounds of the Irish Derby all at Shelbourne Park.


IRGT EDUCATION SERIES PART 12: GREYHOUND CARE CENTRE

GRI

30 June 2021

Over the past 3 months, the IRGT have brought you their #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​​ series, bringing you some helpful tips about greyhounds as pets. In this final video of the series, we want to re-introduce you to the first greyhound care centre which launched last October.


RCÉ ENTERS INTO CONTRACTS FOR FOSTER CARE CENTRES

GRI

29 June 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) as part of its ongoing care and welfare programme has concluded a tender process for the operation of foster care centres. The expansion of its foster care activity in recent years has necessitated an open procurement process to create a panel of service providers


RCÉ AUDITED ANNUAL ACCOUNTS 2020

GRI

24 June 2021

The audit of RCÉ accounts for 2020 was completed by the Comptroller & Auditor General in April 2021. The audited accounts were forwarded to the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine for consideration by Government and for laying before the Houses of the Oireachtas. RCÉ has been advised that the above processes are now complete and that it is in order to publish the 2020 accounts.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE - RCÉ INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

GRI

15 June 2021

RCÉ / GRI wish to remind all Owners and Trainers that funding is available through the “Injuries at Tracks Recovery Scheme”


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.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE - RCÉ INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

GRI

20 April 2021

RCÉ wish to remind all Owners and Trainers that funding is available through the “Injuries at Tracks Recovery Scheme” for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured while racing at RCÉ Licensed stadia.


GRI ANNOUNCE SIS AS TITLE SPONSOR OF KEY EVENTS ACROSS 2021

GRI

4 March 2021

Irish Greyhound Racing will benefit from the continued partnership between GRI and SIS with the announcement that SIS will become the title of sponsor of 11 events across eight stadia nationwide.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.