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.
Won last year in sensational style by Stonepark Leo, the Con & Annie Kirby never fails to deliver in terms of unmasking future champions and the 2021 running of this prestigious event was another prime example.
KIRBY CONTENDERS STANDING TALL IN DERBY
Explosive Boy, Jackslittlething, Ballymac Ariel, Jacob Tashadelek and Deadly Destroyer are just some of the names that contested this year’s running of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial and to give an indication of how stacked that event was, all five of these greyhounds currently sit at the top of the BoyleSports outright market ahead of this weekend’s third round of the Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park.
Others who also contested this year’s Kirby and are still going strong in the Irish Derby are Rural Star, Singalong Sally, All About Ted and Ballymac Fairone, while despite making an early exit in Limerick, Good Cody is fresh off Classic success in the Bar One Irish Sprint Cup at Dundalk and is widely seen as the most exciting tracker in the Country at present.
It certainly is fantastic news to have a competition of this caliber already secured for 2022 and huge thanks are extended to the sponsors, as well as all those involved behind the scenes. An element of the Con & Annie Kirby which makes it unique from other events on the Greyhound Racing calendar is the GAA involvement and for the people of Limerick in particular, today’s news will serve for some major excitement heading into the new year. Due to government restrictions, social media played a massive part in this year’s running of the Con & Annie Kirby and in the absence of crowds attending Limerick stadium, the below video highlights just how well-received these efforts were by everyone at home.
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