IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 4

GRI

5 May 2021

In this video, Part 4 of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​ series, they are again joined by Elizabeth Gray MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon in Limerick. Elizabeth has once again enlisted the help of retired greyhound Romeo to help you learn about your greyhound's general health.


IRISH FOCUS ON RPGTV

Ian Fortune

5 May 2021

There will be another very busy Irish Focus on Racing Post Greyhound Television this evening with racing from a number of tracks including Shelbourne Park, Limerick, Curraheen Park, Mullingar and Tralee.


FORTY SEVEN HEADS CESAREWITCH MARKET

Ian Fortune

5 May 2021

With just twelve greyhounds and three races remaining, Akay Forty Seven heads the betting for the SIS Irish Cesarewitch.


MIXED FORTUNES FOR IRISH AT TOWCESTER

Ian Fortune

5 May 2021

Bandicoot Sammy produced a tremendous display to provide the sole Irish trained success at Towcester on Tuesday evening.


SYDNEY FASTEST OF IRISH TO TRIAL

Ian Fortune

5 May 2021

The Towcester track seemed to speed up as the evening went on and this could account for Toolmaker Sydney going considerably faster than those to trial before racing.


CURRAHEEN PARK SALE PRODUCES TOP CLASS SORTS

Barry Drake

5 May 2021

Racing manager at Curraheen Park, Brian Collins said: "We have huge interest ahead of the upcoming sale. It should be another great sale with plenty of very nice types.


ON-LINE GREYHOUND SALES @ CURRAHEEN PARK (CORK) – SATURDAY 8TH MAY 2021

GRI

5 May 2021

Management at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium have reported a strong interest in the upcoming on-line Sales at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium on Saturday 8th May and the Sales are to proceed as scheduled.


NATIONAL PRODUCE STAKES PUSHED BACK ONE WEEK

Peter Farrell

4 May 2021

Due to lack of entries, the Larry O’Rourke National Produce Stakes has been pushed back by one week and is now scheduled to start on Friday, 14th May.


WET AND WONDERFUL IN CESAREWITCH

Ian Fortune

4 May 2021

The second round of the SIS Irish Cesarewitch featured at Mullingar on Monday evening and while weather conditions were pretty bad, the big names handled the wet track with the minimum of fuss.


SORLEY O’DORNAN

3 May 2021

Greyhound racing and particularly Tipperary greyhound racing lost a great friend in recent days following the passing of the hugely popular Sorley O’Dornan.


SUSIE A PUPPY OAKS GEM

Ian Fortune

2 May 2021

Susie Sapphire emerged a tremendous winner of the Shelbourne Puppy Oaks on Saturday night, again displayed real fleet of foot in the early yards to make every inch for Owen McKenna and Peter Comerford.


AVRIL QUICKEST IN WIDE OPEN SIS LIMERICK OAKS

Peter Farrell

2 May 2021

The first round of the SIS Limerick Oaks got underway at Limerick greyhound stadium last night and early indications are that this is a wide open event with little to separate all four heat winners on the clock.


SPECTACULAR SKYWALKER BARRY DOES IT AGAIN!

Barry Drake

2 May 2021

SKYWALKER BARRY put on a spectacular performance in the opening round of the Clona Blaze @ Stud Open 525 at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 01/05/2021

GRI

2 May 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 01/05/2021:


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 21: MICHAEL O'CONNELL

Rory Burke

2 May 2021

Michael O'Connell from Askeaton in Co. Limerick joins Rory Burke in this episode. Having got the greyhound racing bug originally as a member of a syndicate, Michael now rears and trains his own greyhounds. He chats to Rory about his love of the sport and gives an insight into the day-to-day work behind the scenes with greyhounds.


ARDFERT REDZER STAR PERFORMER IN OPENING ROUND OF THE LEE STRAND

Barry Drake

1 May 2021

ARDFERT REDZER produced a stunning performance in the opening round of the 2021 Lee Strand 550 at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 30/04/2021

GRI

30 April 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 30/04/2021:


LISTEN: BARRY CHATS TO KEVIN O'BRIEN

Barry Drake

30 April 2021

Ahead of the opening round of the competition, Barry Drake spoke with Kevin O'Brien sponsor of the Clona Blaze at Stud Open 525 in Curraheen Park.


NEW ONLINE LOTTO AT YOUGHAL GREYHOUND STADIUM

Barry Drake

30 April 2021

YOUGHAL Track Supporters Club Lotto has been running for over 10 years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have supported us during this time.


FRANKIE MOORE

30 April 2021

It’s with sadness we must report the passing of well-known owner/breeder Frankie Moore from Dungannon.


JOHN FITZGERALD

30 April 2021

Irish Greyhound Racing lost one of its great friends, owners and enthusiasts in recent days following the passing of John Fitzgerald after an illness.


RISK STILL GOING STRONG AT OVER SIX YEARS OF AGE

Ian Fortune

30 April 2021

It was easy to glance through the results at Newbridge on Thursday evening and skip past the success of Master Risk in the third race of the card, an S7 sprint, but on further inspection it was certainly worthy of a line or two.


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN SECURES WELFARE CONVICTION AT TUBBERCURRY DISTRICT COURT – €1000 FINE AND COSTS OF €5,682 AWARDED TO RCÉ

GRI

30 April 2021

A long running welfare case was finalised at Tubbercurry District Court this week where a conviction under the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011, relating to a breach of the Welfare of Greyhounds Regulations 2016, was secured by Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ). Judge Kevin Kilrane, fined the offending party €1,000 and costs in the sum of €5,682 were awarded to RCÉ.


EPISODE 39: JOHN NALLEN & PHILIP RHODES

Barry Drake

29 April 2021

This week's episode is a bumper double episode as Barry Drakes speaks to two men who've enjoyed great success in recent weeks. In Part 1, he's joined by John Nallen (Hotel Minella) speaking about his family's involvement with greyhounds and how they bought the hotel from the sale of a greyhound. He also speaks about his recent success in the world of horse racing. In Part 2 - Philip Rhodes speaks about his recent success with Dustys Bandit who won the Greyhound & Petworld Supersprint at Curraheen Park. A famous victory for East Cork kennel.


BRILLIANT CANNY IS RETIRED

Ian Fortune

29 April 2021

In July 2019, Skywalker Canny made an incredible start to his career, recording a stunning 28.02 on debut in the Denis Linehan Solicitors Unraced Stake at Curraheen Park.


NATIONAL GREYHOUND RACING AWARDS HALL OF FAME, SPECIAL MERIT & WELFARE AWARDS REVEALED

GRI

28 April 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (Greyhound Racing Ireland) has announced the recipients of the Hall of Fame, Special Merit and Welfare Awards for 2020 National Greyhound Racing Awards.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 3

GRI

28 April 2021

In this video, Part 3 of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom​ series, we are again joined by Elizabeth Gray MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon in Limerick. Elizabeth has enlisted the help of retired greyhound Romeo to help people learn about their greyhound's general health.


A NEW PRIZE WORTH PURSUING AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

28 April 2021

In a statement released yesterday afternoon, Kilkenny track, in conjunction with Boylesports bookmakers, announced a wonderful new competition which will commence in late July.


KILKENNY SALES GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Ian Fortune

27 April 2021

Tom Kinane is clearly very proud of his team and everything they have achieved at Kilkenny in recent years and he has reported that the latest sales held at the St James Park venue “recorded its highest ever sales turnover”.


HAPPY RETIREMENT LADS

Ian Fortune

27 April 2021

With his involvement with Paul Hennessy over the years, Michael English has led up some of the greatest greyhounds to ever grace the Irish track scene but he is also a very talented handler in his own right.


YOUTH COME TO THE FORE AT LIMERICK ON A NIGHT OF NUMEROUS HIGHLIGHTS

Peter Farrell

26 April 2021

As the dust settles of what was a thrilling night’s action at Limerick Greyhound Stadium over the weekend with the Con & Annie Kirby memorial coming to a close, it’s also worth noting what a memorable night it was for the younger generation of owners and trainers.


COVID-19 ARRANGEMENTS AT GREYHOUND TRACKS – UPDATE

GRI

26 April 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland has been reviewing its COVID-19 protocols and in line with the government’s approach to a gradual easing of restrictions, is putting revised arrangements in place at all tracks with immediate effect.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 20: DEBBIE O'ROURKE

Rory Burke

25 April 2021

Joining Rory in this episode is Debbie O'Rourke. Debbie was born into the world of Greyhound Racing with her grandfather, Liam O'Rourke, running a successful training kennel in Dublin. She is now an assistant trainer to him. A young woman with a real passion for her greyhounds, Debbie gives Rory an insight into their life in the kennels. Have a listen to their chat.


THURLES PARK GREYHOUND SALES - 29TH MAY 2021

Peter Farrell

24 April 2021

Thurles Park have announced that there will be an online greyhound sales (to be run under strict Government Covid restrictions) scheduled for Saturday, 29th May 2021.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM PART 2

GRI

21 April 2021

In this video, Part 2 of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust's #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom series, they are joined by Elizabeth Gray MVB MRCVS, a Veterinary Surgeon in Limerick.


PRODUCE STAKES & ‘BUSTER’ FUNDRAISER AT CLONMEL TRACK

Peter Farrell

20 April 2021

With the 2021 Larry O’Rourke National Produce Stakes now less than three weeks away, Clonmel Greyhound Stadium would like to highlight a fundraising initiative for the venue which will culminate in a ‘Buster’ draw on Produce Stakes Final night, Sunday, June 6th.


BITCH INCENTIVE FOR CLONMELS NATIONAL PRODUCE STAKES

Peter Farrell

20 April 2021

As an extra incentive for this year’s Larry O’Rourke National Produce Stakes at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium, Michael Dunphy of ‘Droopys Stud’ will be kindly putting up a €1,000 prize for the bitch who progresses furthest in the stake.


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.


IRGT GREYHOUND WEDNESDAY WISDOM - PART 1: IRGT INTRODUCTION

GRI

14 April 2021

Over the coming 3 months, every Wednesday the IRGT will be sharing some #GreyhoundWednesdayWisdom which we hope will help people to learn more about greyhounds and help prepare for their new family pet.


2020 NATIONAL GREYHOUND RACING AWARDS DATE ANNOUNCED

GRI

8 April 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (Greyhound Racing Ireland) has announced that its 2020 National Greyhound Racing Awards, will now take place as on online event on Sunday 16th May. The original planned event was for a live ceremony, however given current restrictions the decision was made to move to a virtual ceremony.


€2.3M SHELBOURNE PARK GREYHOUND STADIUM IMPROVEMENT SCHEME PROCEEDS

GRI

30 March 2021

Design Team Sought for €2.3M upgrade at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium.


TALKING DOGS TV - HOW TO WATCH

GRI

27 March 2021

Talking Dogs TV launches this Saturday 27th March. Here's all the details on how you can watch from home this Saturday night.


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN SECURES WELFARE CONVICTION AT BALLINASLOE DISTRICT COURT – BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FOR ARREST

GRI

26 March 2021

A long running welfare case was finalised at Ballinasloe District Court this week where a conviction under the Welfare of Greyhound Act 2011 was secured by Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) with costs in the sum of €5,049 being awarded to RCÉ.


SALES FIXTURES APRIL TO JULY 2021

GRI

19 March 2021

Following the very successful online Greyhound Sales held at Kilkenny in February and March, Rásaíocht Con Éireann have set the schedule of online Greyhound Sales for April to July 2021.


WATCH RTE NEWS: SOCIAL PRESCRIBING & GREYHOUND RACING

GRI

19 March 2021

Yesterday was National Social Prescribing Day and to highlight the scheme, RTE News carried an excellent video about the benefits of Social Prescri and greyhounds to a young man with spina bifida in Waterford.


BRIAN CHATS ABOUT VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING ON WLR FM

18 March 2021

Brian Godfrey, Business Development Executive, spoke about the new virtual fundraising opportunities on Waterford's WLR FM today. Have a listen.


FINAL BEHIND THE TRACK EPISODE RELEASED TODAY

Ian Fortune

18 March 2021

The Behind The Track docuseries has been a tremendous success over the past number of weeks with each and every episode received so wonderfully well.


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.


LESLEY THE STAR OF THE LATEST BEHIND THE TRACK

Ian Fortune

4 March 2021

The latest in the ‘Behind The Track’ docuseries drops at noon today and it really is worth waiting for.


#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.


#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.


‘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.


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.


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.


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


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.