The 2023 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby will take place in Dublin's Shelbourne Park this August and September. The Derby is the most prestigous event in the Irish Greyhound Racing calendar.
Missed Saturday’s live TV show from Shelbourne Park? Don’t worry you can watch it back now on the Virgin Media Player and enjoy The Other Kobe’s win in the 2023 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final and so much more.
RTE Sport reporter Mike McCartney was in Shelbourne Park on Saturday 2nd September for the 2023 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final. Mike captured a flavour of the atmosphere in the stadium on the biggest night of the year in Greyhound Racing. In the build up to the final he spoke to Racing Manager Michael Dempsey, IRGT's Jo and her retired greyhound Sergio and the connections of the finalists. He also spoke to two big names in GAA, both with great connections to Greyhound Racing. former Tipperary Hurling Manager Liam Sheedy and the current Manager Liam Cahill. Mike wraps up with a wonderful interview with winning trainer Jennifer O'Donnell and her mother Frances as they reflect on a wonderful win with The Other Kobe and a fantastic double having won in 2022 with his litter brother Born Warrior. The piece aired on Sunday but for those who might have missed it, the RTE Sports team have kindly shared it with us to post for you.
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Round 1: Friday 28th & Saturday 29th July
Round 2: Friday 4th & 5th August
Round 3: Saturday 12th August
Quarter Finals: Saturday 19th August
Semi-Finals: Saturday 26th August
Final: Saturday 2nd September