EPISODE 52: GAVIN JOHN BYRNE

Barry Drake

This week, Barry is joined by Gavin John Byrne. Gavin got involved in greyhound racing helping a neighbour walk his dogs as a child and has been hooked ever since. He has great memories of travelling to Shelbourne Park racing when he was younger. Gavin's passed the love of the sport to the next generation with his daughter also "greyhound mad", helping out with the retired greyhound meet 'n' greet pre-COVID. They have a great chat about dogs, Thurles, the love of the sport and much more. Have a listen.


EPISODE 51: PAUL RYAN

Barry Drake

Barry heads to Wexford this week to chat to Paul Ryan. As Paul says he married into the Greyhound Racing game with his parents-in-law Jack and Carmel heavily involved. From racing with Jack, he took the plunge and bought his own greyhound and has been involved since. He currently has about 14 greyhounds, a mix of young, racing and retired, which he feels is a manageable number for him now. He gives Barry an insight into life in his kennels, have a listen.


EPISODE 50: JAMIE COSTINE

Barry Drake

This week Barry Drake is joined by Jamie Costine from Cloyne. Jamie Costine recently took over his trainers license and he speaks to Barry about how it all started for him. Jamie has battled cancer and he feels the dogs have helped him through this difficult time. The east Cork man has plenty of great plans. Have a listen.


EPISODE 49: DECLAN MCDONAGH

Barry Drake

This week, Clare man Declan McDonagh joins Barry Drake to talk greyhound racing. Declan shares how he got involved and speaks about his recent success in the world of greyhound racing. It's a big night for the kennel on Saturday night as Fast Fit Paddy runs in the semi-finals of the Shelbourne Champion 550. Have a listen.


EPISODE 48: PAUL SCALLY

Barry Drake

Paul Scally, well known with Cabra greyhounds, joins Barry on this week's podcast episode. Paul has enjoyed some great success in greyhound racing over the years. They speak about the recent fundraiser for Thurles Greyhound Stadium along with the upcoming Centenary Agri Tipperary Cup 2021. Have a listen.


EPISODE 47: DAVID RYAN

Barry Drake

This week's guest is David Ryan from the Buttsys-Buckos-Syndicate. David speaks to Barry about the success of the syndicate and the great fun they are having with greyhounds. Their three dogs are in magnificent form and they're dreaming of classic success. Join them for the chat!


EPISODE 46: PAUL CARPENTER

Barry Drake

In this week's episode Barry chats to Paul Carpenter. Based in Reading in the UK, he has a huge interest in Irish Greyhound Racing. Paul has some great memories and stories from over the years from both Ireland and the UK. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 45: KEITH POWELL

Barry Drake

This week, Barry is joined by Keith Powell. Keith grew up with dogs and horses but has only entered into the greyhound racing scene in the last 8 to 9 years. It started with a syndicate and since then he's been going from strength to strength. 6 years ago he took out his public license and has had about 20 greyhounds in training since. Have a listen to their chat now.


EPISODE 44: DENIS MURPHY

Barry Drake

In this week's episode, Barry is joined by Denis Murphy. Denis and his company were long-term sponsors of the Juvenile Classic, an event his family won in its early years. The Murphy family have been involved in gryehounds for many years and Denis shares some of his favourite memories with Barry.


EPISODE 43: STEPHEN REIDY

Barry Drake

This week's Barry is joined by Stephen Reidy. Stephen is well known to the racing fraternity as a part of the Ballymac Kennels team and also some brilliant fundraising work for the IRGT. Stephen has a big family history in the sport with his grandfather a trainer with great success himself. He shares stories from his time in racing including special memories with Ballymac Anton.


EPISODE 42: LAURELS ANNOUNCEMENT

Barry Drake

BREAKING NEWS: Tony Winters joins Barry Drake to make a big announcement on behalf of the Friends & Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing as he confirms an extension of the sponsorship of the Irish Laurels. Jimmy Barry Murphy also speaks to Barry about the announcement and his recent Hall of Fame award and Brian Collins shares his thoughts on behalf of all the team at Curraheen Park.


EPISODE 41: CLONA BLAZE AT STUD FINAL PREVIEW

Barry Drake

On this week’s podcast, Barry previews the final of the €7,500 to the winner Clona Blaze At Stud Open 525. Racing Manager at Curraheen Park Brian Collins and sponsor Kevin O’Brien join Barry along with connections of the six finalists, Graham Holland, Ray Patterson, Paul Hennessy and Chris Houlihan. Another bumper episode.


EPISODE 40: OWEN MCKENNA

Barry Drake

Well-known greyhound trainer Owen McKenna is Barry's guest on this week's episode. The McKenna family have enjoyed a lot of great success over the decades, there's plenty to talk about. Owen recalls special memories with his dad, Ger, including the 1981 English Derby win in White City. He also speaks about his own successes and career in greyhound racing. A man with plenty of great greyhound racing stories, have a listen.


EPISODE 39: JOHN NALLEN & PHILIP RHODES

Barry Drake

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.


EPISODE 38: GREYHOUND AND PETWORLD SUPERSPRINT FINAL PREVIEW

Barry Drake

On this week's podcast, Barry previews the feature at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night, the €3,500 to the winner final of the Greyhound & Petworld Supersprint. Barry chats with Curraheen Park Racing Manager Brian Collins and the connections of the six finalists Chris Houlihan, Andy Lynch, Daniel Nolan, Conor Crowley, Michael Donnelly and Philip Rhodes, along with Liam Murphy of the Greyhound & Petworld shop.


BONUS EPISODE: SELECT STAKES FINAL PREVIEW

Barry Drake

Barry Drake brings us a special bonus episode of the podcast to look ahead to a very big night in Waterford, the Select Stakes Final. Barry chats with commentator Peter Fitzgerald and the connections of the six finalists Emma Buckley, Nicky Walsh, Robert Gleeson, Ray Patterson, Graham Holland and John Byrne.


EPISODE 37: PIO BARRY

Barry Drake

Well known within greyhound circles, Pio Barry shares some wonderful greyhound racing stories with Barry in this podcast episode. His Ballydoyle prefix has enjoyed some wonderful success, including the wonderful Ballydoyle Honey. He has great tales from both the greyhound and horse racing world. It's a great listen.


EPISODE 36: KEVIN O'BRIEN

Barry Drake

Kevin O’Brien, well-known for his Clona prefix, is speaking about his life in greyhounds with Barry this week. A passionate greyhound supporter, Kevin has enjoyed plenty of big race of success and shares some brilliant memories including of his Derby Finalist & Easter Cup winner, Clona Blaze. Based in Clonakilty, Kevin is sponsoring a big event upcoming at Curraheen Park, the €17,500 Clona Blaze @ Stud Open 525 yard stake.


EPISODE 35: FUTURE CHAMPION PREVIEW

Barry Drake

Barry Drake is joined by a host of guests this week to preview the Final of the Future Champion & Michael Fortune Memorial Unraced Stake at Enniscorthy. Featuring interviews with Shea Campbell, Seamus Whelan, Paul Hennessy, Eamon Moore, Joe Devlin, Ian Fortune and Eilish McCann (Wexford GOBA). Have a listen & best of luck to all the finalists.


EPISODE 34: GEAROID O'BRIEN & SIS CORK OAKS PREVIEW

Barry Drake

Gearóid O'Brien from Dromana in West Waterford grew up with a huge interest in greyhounds, but his spina bifida was causing him problems and he was in and out of hospital. He recently featured on RTE News with the story of how the Social Prescribing programme has helped him. Barry learns more about Gearóid's story. Brian Collins (Racing Manager at Curraheen Park) speaks about the feature final on Saturday night, the final of the €10,500 SIS Cork Oaks. Brian also speaks about the upcoming Greyhound & Petworld Supersprint.


EPISODE 33: CONOR MCCORMACK

Barry Drake

Conor McCormack is a young passionate greyhound supporter and he joins Barry on this week's podcast. Conor, a regular in Shelbourne Park, talks about his passion and love for the sport.


BONUS EPISODE: EMMA BUCKLEY CHATS DOUBLE CLASSIC SUCCESS

Barry Drake

It was an incredible weekend for Pat Buckley and the Buckley team as they enjoyed double Classic success; Singalong Sally winning the Greyhound & Pet World Juvenile Classic in Tralee and Knocknaboul Syd claiming the Ladbrokes Easter Cup in Shelbourne Park. Emma Buckley joined Barry Drake on CRY Radio to talk about their incredible weekend.


EPISODE 32: JUVENILE CLASSIC FINAL PREVIEW

Barry Drake

A jam-packed episode to preview the 2021 Greyhound & Pet World Juvenile Classic Final in the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Barry speaks with Declan Dowling, Liam Dowling, Murt Leahy, Emma Buckley, Owen McKenna and Nicky Holland. There's plenty to talk about ahead of the big race at Tralee on Friday night.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 32: JUVENILE CLASSIC FINAL PREVIEW

Barry Drake

A jam-packed episode to preview the 2021 Greyhound & Pet World Juvenile Classic Final in the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Barry speaks with Declan Dowling, Liam Dowling, Murt Leahy, Emma Buckley, Owen McKenna and Nicky Holland. There's plenty to talk about ahead of the big race at Tralee on Friday night.


EPISODE 31: JACK O'SHEA

Barry Drake

Jack O'Shea is a member of the Pillar-Syndicate and they enjoyed big race success at Clonmel last weekend with Jackslittlething winning the final of the €6,000 to the winner Rural Hawaii @ Stud Unraced Stake.


EPISODE 30: DYLAN FITZSIMONS

Barry Drake

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


EPISODE 29: JUVENILE CLASSIC PREVIEW

Barry Drake

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.


EPISODE 28: KIERAN LYNCH

Barry Drake

Cork trainer Kieran Lynch was back in the big time last Saturday night after Inforapenny won the Best Car Parks Gold Cup final at Shelbourne Park. Kieran is Barry's guest on this week's podcast and they chat about the big win at the weekend and the success that Kieran has enjoyed in his already superb training career.


EPISODE 27:2020 LEADING TRAINERS PT 3 & GOLD CUP PREVIEW

Barry Drake

Barry continues his chats with the Public Trainers who enjoyed a great year in 2020, chatting to Paul Burke (Galway) and Pat Kiely (Cork). He also has a bonus chat with Ian Fortune as they preview the Best Car Parks Gold Cup this weekend in Shelbourne Park.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 27: 2020 LEADING TRAINERS PT 3 & GOLD CUP PREVIEW

Barry Drake

Barry continues his chats with the Public Trainers who enjoyed a great year in 2020, chatting to Paul Burke (Galway) and Pat Kiely (Cork). He also has a bonus chat with Ian Fortune as they preview the Best Car Parks Gold Cup this weekend in Shelbourne Park.


EPISODE 26:2020 LEADING PUBLIC TRAINERS PART 2

Barry Drake

This week, Barry is catching up with the leading Public Greyhound Trainers from 2020 in Enniscorthy, Mullingar, Thurles & Youghal.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 26: 2020 LEADING TRAINERS PART 2

Barry Drake

This week, Barry is catching up with the leading Public Greyhound Trainers from 2020 in Enniscorthy, Mullingar, Thurles & Youghal. He's chatting with David Flanagan(Thurles), Fechin Mullen (Youghal), Ollie Fitzpatrick (Mullingar), and Geoff Bateman (Enniscorthy).


TALKING DOGS WITH 2020 WINNING OWNERS - PART 5

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Last week, Ian Fortune caught up with some of the winning owners of big competitions throughout the year on Talking Dogs. Tonight he is back for one more with Ger Hutton, owners of Leger winner Epic Hero, and Michael Hogan owner of Grangeview Ten.


TALKING DOGS WITH 2020 WINNING OWNERS - PART 4

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Tonight in the final installment this week, Ian is joined by Ray Patterson, the well-known owner of many Skywalker greyhounds over the years and Pat Dobbs, horse racing jockey and part-owner of Ballymac Beanie.


EPISODE 25: 2020 LEADING PUBLIC TRAINERS PART 1

Barry Drake

This week, Barry is catching up with the leading Public Greyhound Trainers from 2020 in Cork, Limerick, Newbridge & Tralee.


TALKING DOGS WITH 2020 WINNING OWNERS - PART 3

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Tonight Ian is joined by Michael Corr who enjoyed a great year with his Meenagh charges and Kenny Glen, owner of the Irish trained English Derby winner, Deerjet Sydney.


TALKING DOGS WITH 2020 WINNING OWNERS - PART 2

GRI

Des Grace, Mickey Rooney and John Kennedy Jnr. join Ian for a chat tonight.


TALKING DOGS WITH 2020 WINNING OWNERS - PART 1

GRI

Ian Fortune is catching up with some of the winning owners of big competitions throughout the year this week on Talking Dogs.


EPISODE 24: MURT LEAHY

Barry Drake

Murt Leahy enjoyed a great year in 2020, training a total of 94 winners. He's looking forward to the year ahead, with some really talented greyhounds in his kennel. He speaks to Barry Drake on this week's podcast.


EPISODE 23: SEAN MULLINS & OLLIE CURTIN

Barry Drake

This week's podcast features Sean Mullins and Ollie Curtin of the Mullins-Curtin-Syndicate.


EPISODE 22: GERARD DOLLARD

Barry Drake

For the final podcast episode of 2020, Barry Drake speaks to Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland CEO Gerard Dollard. They discuss the year that has been in greyhound racing and what is coming on stream in 2021.


EPISODE 21: BRIAN COLLINS

Barry Drake

In this week's episode, Barry Drake chats to Curraheen Park Racing Manager, Brian Collins. Brian chats about his family history in Greyhounds, his journey as a Racing Manager starting in Thurles and with many happy days since.


EPISODE 20: JJ FENNELLY

Barry Drake

For our 20th episode, Barry Drake chats with a man local to him, JJ Fennelly (Burgess Prefix).


EPISODE 19: BRENDAN MAUNSELL & KINGDOM DERBY

Barry Drake

It's an all Kerry affair this week. Barry catches up with Brendan Maunsell to speak about the brilliant career of Redzer Ardfert and gets a Kingdom Derby update from Declan Dowling.


EPISODE 18: DECLAN BYRNE & PATT DOBBS

Barry Drake

Ballymac Beanie claimed the 2020 Sporting Press Irish Oaks in Shelbourne Park last month. Barry Drake catches up with trainer Declan Byrne & Pat Dobbs.


EPISODE 17: LEGER FINALISTS

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Ahead of the 2020 Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium Irish St. Leger Final, Barry Drake brings us a special Leger Final bumper podcast. Barry chats to each of the trainers, Austin Noonan from the Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium committee and Racing Manager Liam Kennedy.


EPISODE 16: KAROL RAMSBOTTOM

Barry Drake

Karol Ramsbottom joins Barry Drake on this week's podcast. Karol recalls his early days in greyhound racing, and he also spoke about recent success.


EPISODE 15: PAT & EMMA BUCKLEY

BARRY DRAKE

Fresh from their English Derby victory last weekend with Deerjet Sydney, trainer Pat Buckley and his daughter Emma join Barry Drake on this week's podcast.


EPISODE 14: MICKEY ROONEY

Barry Drake

Mickey Rooney of the Runninta-Syndicate speaking about a famous Laurels success with Runninta Seeya, winner of the Classic last Saturday night in Curraheen Park.


EPISODE 13: LAURELS FINALISTS

Barry Drake

Barry Drake brings us a Laurels Final special on this week's podcast. He's joined by representatives of each of the 6 finalists, Racing Manager Brian Collins and Jimmy Barry Murphy.


EPISODE 12: PAUL HENNESSY

Barry Drake

Paul Hennessy joins Barry Drake on this week's podcast. Paul recalls his early days in greyhound racing and the journey he has had so far. A great listen!


EPISODE 11: JOHN O'REGAN

Barry Drake

John O'Regan is Barry's guest on this weeks Talking Dogs on Thursday podcast. John is owner of Sevenheads Bay who won the Laurels back in 2009. On Saturday night, he is represented with Sevenheads Rock who contests the third quarter final of the 2020 Irish Laurels in Curaheen Park.


EPISODE 10: MICHAEL CORR

Barry Drake

Michael Corr speaks to Barry Drake in our latest podcast episode. Michael chats about his history in greyhound and his little miracle, Meenagh Miracle and her performance in the recent Irish Greyhound Derby.


EPISODE 9: JIMMY BARRY MURPHY

Barry Drake

Cork GAA legend Jimmy Barry Murphy is Barry's guest on this week's podcast. He is also a great greyhound racing man and he joins Barry ahead of the 1st Round of Cork's biggest event, the Irish Laurels.


EPISODE 8: DEBBIE O'ROURKE

Barry Drake

Debbie O'Rourke speaks to Barry Drake in our latest podcast episode. Debbie is a young assistant trainer to her grandfather Liam O'Rourke and is a regular face at racing in Dublin.


EPISODE 7: ROBERT GLEESON

Barry Drake

Trainer Robert Gleeson speaks to Barry Drake ahead of this weekend's semi-finals of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. Robert has two semi-finalists in the shape of Toolmaker Sydney and Kilara Icon. Slippery Robert gave Robert Derby success back in 2013.


EPISODE 6: PATRICK GUILFOYLE

Barry Drake

Patrick Guilfoyle chats to Barry Drake in the latest episode of our greyhound racing podcast. Speaking about growing up in the sport and how he grew his training career, Patrick recalls great memories for his family gathered through greyhound racing.


EPISODE 5: SHANE DOWLING

Barry Drake

As Round 3 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby approaches, Barry chats to Shane Dowling. Shane chats about the Dowling's wonderful success last weekend with four heat winners and they look ahead to this weekend's action. The Dowling's have 6 through to Round 3.


EPISODE 4: EAMON CLEARY

Barry Drake

With the 2020 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby underway, Barry speaks to the 2018 winning owner, Eamon Cleary. An All-Star winning hurler with Wexford, Eamon has also enjoyed some big days in the world of horse racing.


EPISODE 3: SIMON TAYLOR

Barry Drake

In our 3rd episode, Simon Taylor, owner of Newinn Taylor and Newinn Session, speaks to Barry about his recent success which included the Produce Stakes and talks about the upcoming Irish Greyhound Derby.


EPISODE 2: ANTHONY HAYES

Barry Drake

Our second episode features Anthony Hayes, who chats about his greyhound Mind My Lads. All prizemoney won by the greyhound will be donated directly to the Cork ARC Cancer Support House. Barry chats to him about what he hopes as the dog embarks on his racing career for the charity.


EPISODE 1: DES GRACE

Barry Drake

Welcome to Talking Dogs on Thursday, a new weekly podcast with Barry Drake. In our very first episode Barry chats with Des Grace, owner of Pestana, winner of last weekend's BoyleSports Champion Stakes Final in Shelbourne Park.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY WITH BARRY DRAKE

GRI

Talking Dogs to expand to include weekly podcasts.