TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 30: DYLAN FITZSIMONS

Barry Drake

25 February 2021

Dylan Fitzsimons is a young passionate greyhound supporter and he and Barry enjoy a great chat on this week's podcast.


#behindthetrack - EPISODE 4 RELEASED TODAY

Ian Fortune

25 February 2021

The latest in the wonderful #behindthetrack #OurGreyhoundsOurLives series will be released at noon today and, once again, it gives a tremendous insight into the behind the scenes world of greyhounds and greyhound racing.


WEEKEND TOTE GUARANTEES

Ian Fortune

25 February 2021

The busiest weekend of action of the year means there will be plenty of tote guarantees in the coming days.


GREYHOUND VIEW S02 EPISODE 22

GRI

24 February 2021

This January 2005 Greyhound View episode includes Open 575 Quarter Finals from Shelbourne Park, a visit to Droopys Stud in Waterford and there's racing from Harold's Cross as a well-known sporting face watches his greyhound's racing debut.


MORE SUPPORT FOR THE IRGT

GRI

24 February 2021

More of the greyhound community are supporting the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust with their branded vans.


IRISH FOCUS ON RPGTV

Ian Fortune

24 February 2021

There won’t be time to blink for those tuning into the Irish Focus on RPGTV this evening with so much action taking place on this side of the Irish Sea last weekend.


KILKENNY NEWS

Ian Fortune

24 February 2021

Entries are starting to roll in for the Ballymac Anton @ Stud McCalmont Cup which gets underway at Kilkenny Track on Friday, March 5th.


WILD IN FOR SUPPORT IN EASTER CUP HEATS

Ian Fortune

24 February 2021

Sponsors Ladbrokes posted their prices for the quarter finals of the Easter Cup yesterday and saw immediate support for Ballymac Wild in the final heat. Initially put up tr a very generous looking 11-4, Liam Dowling’s star performer is now a 9-4 chance.


GREYHOUND VIEW S02 EPISODE 21

GRI

23 February 2021

This January 2005 Greyhound View includes some of the opening racing of the New Year including 525 & 575 action in Shelbourne Park, the Golden Muzzle Final and a match race in Limerick. Michael & Ian Fortune hit the golf course as they review he racing highlights of 2004.


CHAMPION PLATE NAMED AFTER MICHAEL DONOHOE

Ian Fortune

23 February 2021

One of the great names in greyhound racing, and particularly Wexford greyhound racing, is to be recognized with the Future Champion Plate to be named after Michael Donohoe.


TALKING EASTER CUP EPISODE 1

GRI

22 February 2021

Talking Dogs are back with all your greyhound racing chat every Monday. Today, it's time to start Talking Easter Cup. They also look to the action from The Greyhound & Pet World Juvenile Classic.


‘GYMSTAR’ FAMILY ARE IRELAND’S FITTEST

Ian Fortune

22 February 2021

A huge congratulations from all involved in Irish greyhound racing to the Mahoney family on their success in Ireland’s Fittest Family. Ian tells us more and we've got a bonus episode of On Track with Talking Dogs as Rory Burke catches up with Conor Mahoney.


GREAT NAME THE SPONSORS CHOICE IN EASTER CUP

Ian Fortune

22 February 2021

Following his brilliant display on Saturday night, sponsors Ladbrokes have promoted Great Name That to favouritism for the Easter Cup.


GREAT NAME FASTEST TO THIRD TURN

Ian Fortune

22 February 2021

Of the eight greyhounds that led at the third bend sectional in the opening round of the Ladbrokes Easter Cup, it was perhaps surprising that Great Name That went fastest.


EASTER CUP STARTS WITH A BANG

Ian Fortune

21 February 2021

Ahead of Saturday’s opening round, this year’s Ladbrokes Easter Cup looked as strong as any in the long history of the classic.


EASTER CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW

Ian Fortune

21 February 2021

Take a moment, glance through the second round draw and appreciate the incredible quality that remains in the Ladbrokes Easter Cup.


HARBOUR SETS SAIL IN CHAMPION BITCH SECOND ROUND AT THURLES

Peter Farrell

21 February 2021

After a fantastic opening round of the Reddan Windows Champion Bitch Stake at Thurles Park last week, the second round heats took centre stage last night and there were a number of upsets on the card with Mucky Harbour setting the second round standard.


BRETON AVRIL THE STANDOUT PERFORMER IN THE CORK CUP

Barry Drake

21 February 2021

Breton Avril, trained by James O'Regan for Richard Garnham, produced the performance of the night in Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 11: SHEENA MURPHY

Rory Burke

21 February 2021

Sheena Murphy joins Rory Burke for a chat in this week's episode.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 20/02/2021

GRI

20 February 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 20/02/2021:


BOYNEPARK ON THE CASE IN BULL RUN BOLT STAKE

Ian Fortune

20 February 2021

Boynepark Case was the toast of Shelbourne Park on Friday as she raced to a superb victory in the final of the valuable Bull Run Bolt @ Stud A3 575.


TWO SPARKLING PERFORMANCES IN RURAL HAWAII UNRACED SEMI FINALS

Peter Farrell

20 February 2021

The Rural Hawaii @ Stud Unraced 525 has thrown up some breathtaking action over the past number of weeks and last night’s two semi finals certainly lived up to expectation as both Fabulous Azurra and Storys Direct produced sensational displays.


SINGALONG SALLY SETS THE STANDARD IN OPENING ROUND OF THE GREYHOUND & PETWORLD JUVENILE CLASSIC

Barry Drake

20 February 2021

Pat Buckley's Singalong Sally (Tullymurry Act-Droopys Smasher) set the standard in Friday night's opening round of the 2021 Greyhound & Petworld Juvenile Classic at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium.


GREYHOUND VIEW S02 EPISODE 16

GRI

19 February 2021

This November 2004 Greyhound View has plenty of Finals to savour; the Ned O'Reilly Memorial 525 in Longford, Marathon action from Dundalk, a 600 in Lifford and the Munster Puppy Cup in Clonmel.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 19/02/2021

GRI

19 February 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 19/02/2021:


BOYHERO STILL GOING STRONG AFTER LATEST LIMERICK WIN

Peter Farrell

19 February 2021

There was a particular success of note on last night’s Limerick card as Boyhero, trained by Paraic Campion, notched an incredible twenty-fourth career success.


GREYHOUND VIEW S02 EPISODE 15

GRI

18 February 2021

This November 2004 Greyhound View includes the Grand National Final in Harold's Cross, the Newbridge Oaks Final, Open 525 Final action from Shelbourne Park, the Munster Puppy Cup Semi-Finals in Clonmel and the launch of the Greyhound Review.


GREYHOUND TRAILER STOLEN

Ian Fortune

18 February 2021

A greyhound trailer was stolen from New Inn, Co. Tipperary late last night, early this morning and we’ve been asked to appeal for any help in its recovery.


THE RED AND WHITE COLLAR PUPPY STAKE

Barry Drake

18 February 2021

Kingdom Greyhound Stadium are proud to announce the sponsorship of a new major sweepstake for coursing bred greyhounds at Tralee.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 29: JUVENILE CLASSIC PREVIEW

Barry Drake

18 February 2021

Ahead of the start of the Greyhound & Petworld Juvenile Classic in Tralee this weekend, Barry chats to Declan Dowling about the competition ahead. He's also joined by Shane Dowling and Pat Buckley who chat about their hopefuls in the competition and also their Ladbrokes Easter Cup contenders.


#BehindTheTrack EPISODE 3 WORTH A WATCH

Ian Fortune

18 February 2021

The third of the IGOBF #BehindTheTrack #OurGreyhoundsOurLives video was released on RPGTV last night and once again it really is worth watching.


LIMERICK, THE KINGDOM, CURRAHEEN PARK & SHELBOURNE PARK LAUNCH VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING!

GRI

17 February 2021

Every year millions of euro is raised for clubs, organisations, schools and charities at local Greyhound Stadia right across Ireland.


TALKING EASTER CUP ON MONDAY

Ian Fortune

17 February 2021

Following on from the tremendous news that Racing Post Greyhound Television will be showing live coverage of the Ladbrokes Easter Cup, we’re delighted to announce that Talking Dogs on Monday will return next week to discuss all matters Easter Cup related.


ANOTHER ON-LINE SALE AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

17 February 2021

A further on-line Greyhound Sales (to be run under Level 5 Covid restrictions) is scheduled for Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium on Saturday March 13th.


RPGTV ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL LIVE IRISH RACING COVERAGE

GRI

16 February 2021

THE burgeoning Irish greyhound coverage on Racing Post Greyhound TV is to be further boosted following the announcement that the finals of both the Ladbrokes Easter Cup at Shelbourne Park (March 13) and Limerick’s Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes (April 24) will be live on the channel.


CON & ANNIE KIRBY TRIAL STAKE INFORMATION

Peter Farrell

16 February 2021

With yesterday’s welcome news that the 2021 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 525 is very much on track at Limerick greyhound stadium, details for the upcoming trial stakes are now available.


CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL MAKES A WELCOME RETURN FOR 2021

Peter Farrell

15 February 2021

There is little doubt that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial was the biggest casualty on the Irish greyhound racing calendar during 2020.


‘BEHIND THE TRACK’ – EPISODE 2

Ian Fortune

15 February 2021

After the success of the opening ‘Behind The Track’ instalment, the docu-series continues today with the IGOBF releasing the second episode at noon.


GER DOLLARD ON NEWSTALK

GRI

15 February 2021

RCÉ/GRI CEO Ger Dollard was invited to participate in a debate on the greyhound industry on this mornings Newstalk Breakfast, you can listen back to the segment now


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 10: BILLY DUNNE

Rory Burke

14 February 2021

A great chat this week as Cork man Billy Dunne joins Rory for a chat. Billy is a relatively new recruit to the sport, having been bitten by the greyhound bug when he travelled to Shelbourne Park to support neighbour Pat Moloney and Sonic in the Derby.


RICHARD CONDON SPEAKING ABOUT HIS BIG RACE SUCCESS

Barry Drake

13 February 2021

On Friday's Drivetime Sport on CRY 104FM our very own Barry Drake spoke with jockey Richard Condon.


#OURGREYHOUNDSOURLIVES GOING VIRAL

Ian Fortune

12 February 2021

By now many of you reading these words would have viewed the first of the #OurGreyhoundsOurLives #BehindTheTrack docu-series after it was released at noon yesterday afternoon.


NEW VETERINARY TREATMENT ROOM IN NEWBRIDGE

GRI

10 February 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland have installed a new examination and treatment room in Newbridge Greyhound Stadium


KILKENNY SALES A SUCCESS

Ian Fortune

9 February 2021

While running a sales meeting behind closed doors isn’t the easiest thing to do, Tom Kinane reported that Kilkenny’s latest sale, last Saturday, February 6th, was a success.


GREYHOUND COMMUNITY PROMOTING GREYHOUNDS AS PETS

GRI

8 February 2021

We put a call out to the greyhound community to help promote the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust and greyhounds as pets and boy did they respond.


CIAO! IRGT GREYHOUNDS HEAD TO ITALY

GRI

4 February 2021

Earlier this week, a group of retired greyhounds and their owners, trainers and fosterers gathered in Tipperary to set off to new homes in Italy. The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) arranged transport had 27 greyhounds on board and it was emotional goodbye as they were waved off for their new life in retirement.


SIS AND GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND EXTEND EXISTING AGREEMENT

GRI

4 February 2021

SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-channel supplier of 24/7 live betting services and Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) have extended their partnership for a further five years in a deal that will see the continued distribution of live pictures and data from selected GRI’s Irish greyhound tracks.


RCÉ NATIONAL GREYHOUND AWARD NOMINEES

Ian Fortune

3 February 2021

A glance through the list of nominees for the Rásaíocht Con Éireann National Greyhound Awards will highlight what an incredible year on the track 2020 was.


RCETS MULTIPLE LOG-INS

GRI

2 February 2021

The final batch of log-in details are being issued by RCÉ/GRI this week for the new RCETS app, to registered owners and trainers. If you have received multiple log-ins, this is not a mistake.


WLR FM RADIO INTERVIEW THURSDAY 28TH JANUARY

GRI

29 January 2021

Yesterday, a listener contacted WLR FM with concerns around greyhound racing continuing under Level 5 restrictions. Racing correspondent Mark Philips spoke with Damian Tiernan of Deise Today to explain the racing protocols in place along with the various COVID-19 guidelines that are in operation at the venue. Have a listen.


GREYHOUNDS MAKE GREAT PETS - TONY WINTERS LEADING THE WAY!

Barry Drake

27 January 2021

You already know that retired racing greyhounds make the best pets, and Cork man Tony Winters is leading the way in telling everyone else.


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.


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

GRI

21 January 2021

A member of the Greyhound Racing community was in touch to say that some people might not know how to subscribe to our Youtube Channel so we thought we'd share a quick how-to if you’re not already subscribed.


2020 RACING GREYHOUND INJURY DATA

GRI

21 January 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann today published details of injury data for 2020.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


OFFICIAL TRIAL SCHEDULE

GRI

6 November 2020

Official Trial schedule with effect from Monday 9th November.


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 - 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.


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.