TALKING LAURELS EPISODE 5 MONDAY 25TH OCTOBER

GRI

25 October 2021

A new Laurels champion has been added to the history books and now it's time for the final Talking Laurels installment of 2021. Ian Fortune and Tommy Lyons are joined by Rory Burke as they chat about One Time Only and another great night of racing in Curraheen Park. Join them for a chat.


IRELANDS BEST TO GO INTO THE HAT FOR MATCHBOOK BETTING EXCHANGE IRISH ST. LEGER

Peter Farrell

25 October 2021

With the Laurels action coming to a close last Saturday night at Curraheen Park, all eyes will be firmly fixed on Limerick greyhound stadium for the next number of weeks as the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger takes centre stage.


WATCH THE LEGER 1ST ROUND DRAW LIVE ON TUESDAY

GRI

25 October 2021

The draw for the 2021 Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger 1st Round will be made on Tuesday morning.


A MARATHON TO SAVOUR

Ian Fortune

25 October 2021

There seems no doubt that the current crop of ultra-marathon performers on show in the UK at present are a bit special.


greyhoundtrader.com TO SPONSOR 575 AT FESTIVAL

Ian Fortune

25 October 2021

Kevin Boothby won’t be the only sponsor from across the Irish Sea at the RCÉ Winter Racing Festival as greyhoundtrader.com are also set to support the night.


SIGN-UP TO MATCHBOOK BETTING EXCHANGE!

Peter Farrell

25 October 2021

All eyes turn to Limerick this Saturday night as the opening round heats of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger get underway and for those who enjoy a flutter, it’s worth noting an attractive sign-up offer currently in effect by the sponsor.


BILLY WALLACE

25 October 2021

Greyhound racing lost another friend in recent days with the news of the passing of Billy Wallace of Strabane, Co. Tyrone.


VIDEO: 2021 IRISH LAURELS FINAL

GRI

25 October 2021

One Time Only produced a fantastic display in a wet Curraheen Park on Saturday night to win the 2021 Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Laurels. Join Ian Fortune & Rob Catterson to look back on the final and get reaction from co-owner Paul Horig and trainer Thomas O'Donovan.


DUCHESS STARS IN PUPPY OAKS

Ian Fortune

24 October 2021

There were some superb displays at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night with the opening round of the Shelbourne Puppy Oaks the feature.


GIZMO THE FAIR WARRIOR PACE-SETTER

Ian Fortune

24 October 2021

Gizmo Cash was the star turn at Mullingar on Saturday night as Jamie McGee’s sprinter emerged a superb winner of last of the four quarter finals of the SIS Fair Warrior Open 400.


ONE TIME ONLY A BRILLIANT LAURELS CHAMPION

Barry Drake

24 October 2021

ONE TIME ONLY delivered a spectacular performance to win the €30,000 to the winner Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Greyhound Laurels on Saturday night.


VIGOROUS JIM LANDS FEATURE AT LIMERICK AS LEGER HOPEFULS SHINE

Peter Farrell

24 October 2021

The final of the €1,100 to the winner Greyhounds Make Great Pets A3 575 was the highlight on last night’s LImerick card and it was Vigorous Jim who dominated the decider from the outset to give local handler Ronny Wuyts a deserved success.


LAST NIGHT’S THURLES MEETING

Peter Farrell

24 October 2021

Due to technical difficulties and bad weather conditions, last night’s Thurles racing was called off after the third race.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 45: JOHN BYRNE

Rory Burke

24 October 2021

Tipperary man John Byrne joins Rory Burke for a chat in this week's podcast. After going racing as a child, John was bitten by the greyhound bug and has built on his love for the sport over the years and took out his own trainers license six years ago. He built up some great experience working with the Kings, the Williams and the Guilfoyles in their kennels and has used the experiences to help him develop in his own training career.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 23/10/2021

GRI

23 October 2021

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 23/10/2021:


LAURELS FINAL - HOW TO FOLLOW FROM HOME

GRI

23 October 2021

Nothing beats being there but if you can't make it to Cork for the Laurels Final then you can still enjoy from home or at your local stadium racing on Saturday night.


TOSSY TOO HOT AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

23 October 2021

Lemon Tossy was in a different league to his rivals at Kilkenny on Friday night as he emerged a brilliant winner of the valuable Kilkenny Track A3 525.


FOSTER MOTHER URGENTLY REQUIRED GALWAY AREA

Barry Drake

23 October 2021

A Foster Mother Is Urgently Required In The Galway Area,


CILLA FASTEST AS DIVA ALSO MAKES ENGLISH OAKS DECIDER

Ian Fortune

22 October 2021

Skywalker Cilla was again the star of the show at Perry Barr on Thursday evening as she again dipped under the 28 second mark in the semi-finals of the Arena Company Racing English Oaks.


BRILLIANT BUCKO HOME AND FEELING GOOD

Ian Fortune

22 October 2021

It seems like a long time ago but it will be only four months ago on Saturday since Dromana Bucko announced his arrival on the Irish track scene.


LAST CALL FOR LEGER ENTRIES AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

22 October 2021

It’s just over a week until the opening round of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger gets underway at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and owners and trainers should note that entries are still being taken for the Classic


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 64: LAURELS FINAL PREVIEW & DEIRDRE LEAHY

Barry Drake

21 October 2021

This week Barry brings us a bumper episode to enjoy. He is joined by Curraheen Park Racing Manager, Brian Collins, and Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Chairman Jimmy Barry Murphy as they look forward to this Saturday Irish Laurels Final. Barry also catches up with Deirdre Leahy after Droopys Gloss' victory in the SIS Juvenile Derby Final in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium last weekend.


AMANI HAS RUN HER LAST RACE

Ian Fortune

21 October 2021

It was clear to those watching the second round of the ARC English Oaks at the weekend that Front Amani had suffered a bad injury in defeat.


PUBLIC HEALTH ARRANGEMENTS AT GRI VENUES FROM 22ND OCTOBER

GRI

20 October 2021

Following the Government announcement, on the 19th October there will be a further easing of COVID 19 public health restrictions in relation to indoor events from Friday 22nd October. This change now permits for increased capacity indoors for sporting events. The requirement is that all spectators/patrons should be fully seated when indoors, with standing only permitted at your seat.


GREYHOUND SALES SCHEDULE OCTOBER 2021 TO FEBRUARY 2022

GRI

20 October 2021

At its recent meeting, the Sales Committee discussed Sales Dates and Fixtures to February 2022


RECRUITMENT OF GREYHOUND RACING CONTROL COMMITTEES OF RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN

GRI

20 October 2021

Recruitment campaigns for the new Control and Appeals Committees under the Greyhound Racing Ireland Act 2019 have been advertised by Public Appointment Service (PAS) with a closing date of 9th November.


FESTIVAL TAKES OVER FROM NIGHT OF STARS

Ian Fortune

20 October 2021

After eight incredible years, the Night of Stars has come to a natural end.


PREPARATIONS IN FULL FLOW FOR WINTER RACING FESTIVAL

Ian Fortune

20 October 2021

This week’s track ad from Shelbourne Park involves the details of the 2021 RCÉ Winter Racing Festival.


ENTRIES INVITED FOR DEADLY STAKE AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

19 October 2021

Kilkenny has become the go-to venue for those seeking a big prize with their graded stars.


DROOPYS GLOSS A WONDERFRUL JUVENILE DERBY CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

17 October 2021

At a time when Ireland has been blessed with the most incredible crop of bitches, it should come as no surprise that another rising superstar for the fairer sex won the 2021 SIS Juvenile Derby at a wet Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


ENNISCORTHY TO RACE ON BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY

Ian Fortune

14 October 2021

Enniscorthy are readying themselves for a big night on Sunday week, October 24th.


BUDGET 2022 ALLOCATION WILL DELIVER EXPANDED CARE AND WELFARE PROGRAMME

GRI

12 October 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) today welcomes the budget allocation of (€17.6m) for greyhound racing from the Horse & Greyhound Fund. GRI says the allocation will assist with the continued significant expansion of a range of care and welfare initiatives during 2022 and assist with the commercial challenges as the industry recovers from the impact of restrictions experienced during the pandemic.


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.


MATCHBOOK BETTING EXCHANGE BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF IRISH ST.LEGER

GRI

28 September 2021

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has announced Matchbook Betting Exchange as the title sponsor of the 2021 Irish St. Leger, which takes place over five weekends during October and November at Limerick Greyhound Stadium


DEARBHLA O’BRIEN PROPOSED AS NEW CEO OF GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND

GRI

27 September 2021

The Board of Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) / Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) has today proposed the appointment of Dearbhla O'Brien to the position of Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will now be submitted to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine for approval.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE “KENNEL COUGH”

GRI

22 September 2021

Greyhound Welfare advisory note for Kennel Cough


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.


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.


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).


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


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.


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.


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.


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 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.