90 YEARS OF RACING ACTION IN GALWAY

GRI

28 June 2022

July is a milestone for Galway Greyhound Stadium as they celebrate 90 years of racing action in Galway.


Our People The Generations- The Murphys

GRI

28 June 2022

Meet the Murphy family from County Wexford - 4 generations of one family with one thing in common, the love of their greyhounds.


Summer Free Admission is back at Youghal Greyhound Stadium from this Wednesday!

GRI

28 June 2022

Thanks to The Youghal Supporters Club, Free Admission is back for July & August starting this Wednesday at Youghal Greyhound Stadium.


YOUGHAL TRACK SUPPORTERS CLUB

Barry Drake

28 June 2022

Youghal Track Supporters Club Lotto has been running for over 12 years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have supported us during this time.


BRILLIANT JACK HAS RUN HIS FINAL RACE

Ian Fortune

28 June 2022

One of the fastest greyhounds in the land over the past eighteen months, Jackslittlething has sadly run his last race after Brendan O’Neill confirmed at the weekend that he had damaged a stopper bone.


ENGLISH DERBY BUSTER WINNER ANNOUNCED IN STYLE

Ian Fortune

28 June 2022

Over the past few weeks, the IGOBF have been fundraising for the good of our sport with their English Derby Buster Draw and the winner was announced yesterday.


SHELLEY FENNELLY MEMORIAL OPEN BITCH 525 YARD STAKE

Barry Drake

28 June 2022

Please note change of conditions for the Shelley Fennelly Memorial - will now be run as a 525 event.


TALKING CORN CUCHULAINN 2022 EPISODE 1: MONDAY 27TH JUNE

GRI

27 June 2022

After a big weekend on the racing front, the Talking Dogs crew have lots to talk about!


OUR PEOPLE, THE GENERATIONS - MEET THE SCANLONS, COUNTY LIMERICK

GRI

27 June 2022

Meet the Scanlon family from County Limerick - Donie, Kathy, Siobhan, Catriona & Kacie and greyhounds Bingo and Rolly.


CELEBRATING 90 YEARS - LISTEN IN TO GALWAY BAY FM THIS MONDAY

GRI

27 June 2022

To mark 90 years of greyhound racing in Galway, some special memories will be airing on Galway Bay FM, starting tonight.


MAGICO FEELING GREAT

Ian Fortune

27 June 2022

Graham Holland was still in buoyant form following the wonderful success of Romeo Magico in the Star Sports & TRC English Derby at Towcester on Saturday night when we caught up with him this morning.


CODY AND EXPLOSIVE TRIAL AT DUNALK

Ian Fortune

27 June 2022

With the Star Sports & TRC English Derby concluding at Towcester on Saturday evening and the Irish Derby not set to commence for another month and a half, the return of the Dundalk International couldn’t have come at a better time.


ENTRIES FOR KILKENNY SALES TO CLOSE TOMORROW

Ian Fortune

27 June 2022

Entries for the upcoming Kilkenny sales on Saturday, July 2nd will close at 11am tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.


ENTRIES REQUIRED FOR 2022 CENTENARY AGRI TIPPERARY CUP

Peter Farrell

27 June 2022

Kindly sponsored once again by Centenary Agri, the 2022 Tipperary Cup is scheduled to commence on Saturday, 9th July, at Thurles Greyhound Stadium and entries are now being invited.


GALWAY SEEKING 90TH BIRTHDAY ENTRIES THIS WEEKEND

Peter Farrell

27 June 2022

There is an important milestone at Galway Greyhound Stadium this coming weekend as the track celebrates their 90th Birthday on Saturday, 2nd July and the management are appealing for entries for a feature event which is an AAO/AO 525.


MAGIC ROMEO DELIVERS IN ENGLISH DERBY

Ian Fortune

26 June 2022

Romeo Magico produced a truly stunning display at a packed Towcester on Saturday evening to claim his place in history as the sixteenth Irish trained winner of the English Derby.


DOWLING WITH A HAT TRICK

Barry Caul

26 June 2022

It was a typically brilliant card at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night as both the opening round of the Corn Cuchulainn and the second round of the Shelbourne Champion 500 provided some exceptional racing with the headlines going to Liam Dowling as he posted a tremendous treble with Ballymac Leon, Ballymac Ben and Ballymac Belvult all scoring.


BALLYMAC JOEY LAYS DOWN A SERIOUS MARKER IN THE DENIS LINEHAN SOLICITORS UNRACED

Barry Drake

26 June 2022

The semi-finals of the Denis Linehan Solicitors unraced stake took centre stage at Curraheen Park on Saturday night and both winners delivered stunning performances.


GIZMO SPARKLES IN TREATY CUP DECIDER AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

26 June 2022

There was another top-class card on display last night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium as the Martin Ryan Transport Treaty Cup 350 came to a conclusion and it was Gizmo Cash who landed the €3,000 first prize as he produced another flawless performance.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 25/06/2022

GRI

26 June 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 25/06/2022:


RIP BILLY O'SULLIVAN

25 June 2022

It is with great sadness that we must report the death of Billy O’Sullivan, Firmount Cross, Donoughmore, Co Cork.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 24/06/2022

GRI

24 June 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 24/06/2022:


MOFO LEFT HER MARK ON NYC

Ian Fortune

24 June 2022

Raha Mofo was a brilliant winner of the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks at Shelboune Park on Saturday night and those on track, including winning owner Marissa Molloy cheered her home with all their might, it was her uncle Stephen that probably got the award for the best celebration.


LADIES DAY IS BACK AT DUNDALK STADIUM

GRI

24 June 2022

On 12 July 2022, Dundalk Stadium will be hosting their annual Dual Racing, Ladies Day in person for the first time since 2018.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 23/06/2022

GRI

23 June 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 23/06/2022:


BALLYMAC ANTON @ STUD QUAD DISTANCE 2022

Barry Drake

22 June 2022

Due to insufficient entries the first rounds of the Ballymac Anton @ Stud Quad Distance has been put back one week and will now commence on Saturday July 2nd.


PLENTY HAPPENING AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

22 June 2022

The opening round of the John Mitchell Bookmaker & KGOBA Sweepstakes commence at Kilkenny on Friday.


OUR PEOPLE, THE GENERATIONS - MEET THE BYRNES, COUNTY DUBLIN

21 June 2022

Meet the Byrnes family from Co. Dublin. From Imelda down through the generations to the her young great-grandchildren, 4 generations of the family share a love of greyhounds.


TONY DONNELLY

21 June 2022

It’s with a heavy heart we must report the passing of Tony Donnelly, a great friend to all at Shelbourne Park.


MARISSA STILL ON A HIGH AFTER MOFO’S SUCCESS

Ian Fortune

21 June 2022

Marissa Molloy was still in disbelief when we caught up with her yesterday after the success of her star Raha Mofo in the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks.


GALWAY GREYHOUND STADIUM NEEDS YOUR HELP

GRI

21 June 2022

Galway Greyhound Stadium will celebrate 90 years this July and they need your help to compile old memories to mark the occasion.


TALKING OAKS 2022 EPISODE 5: MONDAY 20TH JUNE

GRI

20 June 2022

Putting a full stop to the 2022 Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks, it's time for the Talking Dogs team to look back on a thrilling Oaks Final.


VIDEO: 2022 SPORTING PRESS ONLINE EDITION IRISH OAKS FINAL

GRI

20 June 2022

Join Barry Caul at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium now to look back on a memorable Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks and Raha Mofo's thrilling performance to secure her place in the history books.


KILCOLGAN COMET SETS THE STANDARD IN ROUND ONE OF THE DENIS LINEHAN SOLICITORS UNRACED

Barry Drake

20 June 2022

KILCOLGAN COMET (Pat C Sabbath-Razldazl Valerie) set the standard in the opening round of the Denis Linehan Solicitors Unraced Stake at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


YOUGHAL SALES SATURDAY JULY 16TH

Barry Drake

20 June 2022

Racing Manager at Youghal track John McGrath informs us that there is great interest for the upcoming sale at the seaside venue.


OUR PEOPLE, THE GENERATIONS - MEET THE DEMPSEYS

GRI

19 June 2022

Meet the Dempsey family from Co. Wexford - featuring Gary, Michael, Lorraine, Jamie & Johnny and greyhounds Sid & Frankie.


MOFO EARNS HER PLACE IN HISTORY WITH STUNNING OAKS VICTORY

Ian Fortune

19 June 2022

The 2022 Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks never failed to excite, amaze and throw up a story or two.


A DREAM NIGHT FOR IRELAND AT TOWCESTER

Ian Fortune

19 June 2022

We may have thought it was possible but we didn’t dare to suggest that all four Irish trained greyhounds would progress from the semi finals of the Star Sports/ TRC English Derby at Towcester on Saturday night.


GIZMO SPARKLES IN MARTIN RYAN TRANSPORT TREATY CUP SEMIS

Peter Farrell

19 June 2022

The semi finals of the Martin Ryan Transport Treaty Cup Open 350 featured on a twelve race card at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night and it was Gizmo Cash who got back on track in emphatic style for Jamie McGee.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 18/06/2022

GRI

18 June 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 18/06/2022:


CARING FOR THE GREYHOUND IN HOT WEATHER

GRI

18 June 2022

Caring For The Greyhound In Hot Weather:


ALL ABOUT BOCKOS BUDSIT IN THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS FINAL

Barry Drake

18 June 2022

It was all about BOCKOS BUDSIT (Laughil Blake-Matts Monica) in the final of the €15,000 to the Callaway Rambler @ Stud Race Of Champions in Tralee on Friday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 17/06/2022

GRI

17 June 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 17/06/2022:


OUR PEOPLE, THE GENERATIONS - MEET THE FITZGERALDS, COUNTY CLARE

GRI

17 June 2022

Meet the Fitzgeralds, County Clare Tom, Rose and sons Mark & Shane with their retired racers Holly & Ollie - Proud Clare People!


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 16/06/2022

GRI

17 June 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 16/06/2022:


SPORTING PRESS ONLINE EDITION IRISH OAKS FINAL RACE CARD PROGRAMME

GRI

16 June 2022

Get prepared for the final with your free virtual race programme before heading to Shelbourne Park or your local greyhound stadium to watch the final.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 94: LIAM TWOMEY

Barry Drake

16 June 2022

This week Barry Drake is joined by East Cork man Liam Twomey.


JOB OPPORTUNITY: CONTORL STEWARD

GRI

16 June 2022

RCÉ/GRI are currently recruiting.


MICHAEL CAHILL RIP

GRI

15 June 2022

It’s with incredible sadness we must report the passing of Michael Cahill whose death occurred on 15th June.


DARAGH AND FRIENDS PUTTING THE MILES IN

Ian Fortune

15 June 2022

Darragh Morrissey was in touch to inform us of the wonderful fundraising effort he and his friends are making for a very worthwhile cause.


MANUONE WORTH TAKING A CHANCE ON

Peter Farrell

14 June 2022

Manuone may not be a name familiar to everyone within the greyhound fraternity, however, this very talented greyhound has produced some incredible performances in what has been a short racing career.


GOOD NEWS ON FOSTER MOTHER FRONT

Ian Fortune

14 June 2022

We issued an appeal last night for a foster mother in Portlaw, Waterford.


TALKING OAKS 2022 EPISODE 4: MONDAY 13TH JUNE

GRI

13 June 2022

The final 6 have been decided! Join Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and the Sporting Press' Jason Craddock now as they delve into the Semi-Final action and preview the Final of the 2022 Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks and more.


SUCCESFUL SALE AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

13 June 2022

Curraheen Park played host to a very successful sale on Saturday morning.


ACCESSING YOUR BARKING BUZZ ONLINE ACCOUNT

GRI

13 June 2022

Some customers are currently having difficulty accessing their accounts. To access your account Greyhound Racing Ireland reminds all customers that they must verify their personal details.


FRANCIE MORGAN

13 June 2022

It’s with sadness we must report the passing of a great doggy man, Francie Morgan from Dungannon, whose death occurred on Friday, June 10th.


GOT THE NAME CLAIMS ULSTER OAKS

Ian Fortune

13 June 2022

Got The Name displayed fine early speed and determination to capture the Mabel Blair Memorial & DTSC Ulster Oaks Oaks at Drumbo Park on Saturday night.


VIDEO: 2022 SPORTING PRESS ONLINE EDITION IRISH OAKS SEMI-FINALS

GRI

12 June 2022

The 2022 Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks finalists have been decided after two tremendous Semi-Finals in Shelbourne Park.


BALLYMAC ANTON @ STUD QUAD DISTANCE 2022

Barry Drake

12 June 2022

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium is proud to announce that once again the Ballymac Anton @ Stud Quad Distance Stake will take place again this year.


BALLYBOUGH THE CHAMP IN THE DEADLY KENNELS OPEN 750 AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

12 June 2022

BALLYBOUGH CHAMP (6-4) ran out a most deserving winner of the €4,500 Deadly Kennels Open 750 final at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


HAZARD SCORES IN GREYHOUND & PETWORLD GOLDEN MUZZLE DECIDER

Peter Farrell

12 June 2022

In what was another stacked card at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night, the final of the Greyhound & Petworld Golden Muzzle 550 was the feature event and it was Hazelhill Hazard who picked the perfect night to double his career tally and land the €3,000 first prize on offer.


MOFO AND NEXTONE PRODUCE THE GOODS IN OAKS

Ian Fortune

12 June 2022

An incredible night at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night was headlined by the brilliant performances of Raha Mofo and Droopys Nextone as they claimed their place in the final of the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks on the back of a wonderful success.


JET TAKES OFF AS IRISH HAVE MIXED FORTUNES

Ian Fortune

12 June 2022

Team Ireland encountered mixed fortunes at Towcester on Saturday night as the quarter finals of the Star Sports/ TRC English Derby threw up some unbelievable performances, some real shocks and an incredible track record breaking display.


IRELAND’S DERBY CHALLENGE – QUARTER-FINAL BREAKDOWN

Ian Fortune

12 June 2022

In normal circumstances, Ireland providing three of the four quarter final winners would be seen as a reason to be joyous but we also lost a number of high-profile challengers.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 11/06/2022

GRI

11 June 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 11/06/2022:


SUPERSTAR SUSIE BACK TO TOP FORM IN THE KINGDOM

Barry Drake

11 June 2022

It was great to see Susie Sapphire return to winning ways in the opening semi-final of the Callaway Rambler @ Stud Race Of Champions in Tralee last night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 10/06/2022

GRI

10 June 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 10/06/2022:


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 9/06/2022

GRI

10 June 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 9/06/2022:


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 93: JOHN BYRNE

Barry Drake

9 June 2022

Tipperary man John Byrne joins Barry Drake on this week’s podcast.


TALKING OAKS 2022 EPISODE 3: MONDAY 6TH JUNE

GRI

6 June 2022

Ian Fortune and Tommy Lyons are joined by Frank Kiernan of the Sporting Press as they get Talking Dogs! Of course their focus is on the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks but they also chat about the other big news of the moment including the English Derby & Produce Stakes Final


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND RAISE FUNDS FOR THE IRISH RED CROSS

GRI

6 June 2022

Earlier this year Greyhound Racing Ireland pledged to donating €1.00 from all activities over a 7-day period at Greyhound Racing stadia nationwide to the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.


GASTON PECAS TIMES IT RIGHT TO LAND 2022 LARRY O’ROURKE NATIONAL PRODUCE STAKES

Peter Farrell

6 June 2022

There was €17,000 up for grabs as the final of the Larry O’Rourke National Produce Stakes took centre stage at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night and despite Swords Rex coming into the decider as a 1/3 shot to land glory, it was Gaston Pecas who capped off a brilliant weekend for trainer Pat Buckley.


PENNY GOES FASTEST IN ULSTER OAKS

Ian Fortune

6 June 2022

Timmys Penny set the standard in the semi finals of the Mabel Blair Memorial & DTSC Ulster Oaks on Saturday night at Drumbo Park.


NEXTONE SETS A STRONG STANDARD IN OAKS

Ian Fortune

5 June 2022

Droopys Nextone became the latest brilliant lady to take the headlines in the Sporting Press Online Irish Oaks as she recorded a rapid 28.07 to set the standard in Saturday’s quarter-finals at Shelbourne Park.


FOUR IRISH WIN AS TEN PROGRESS AT TOWCESTER

Ian Fortune

5 June 2022

It was another great weekend for the Irish in the Star Sports/ TC English Derby as half of the eight third round heat winners were trained on these shores, while a further six progressed, leaving ten of the twenty-four remaining greyhounds representing Ireland.


ENGLISH DERBY – QUARTER FINAL DRAW

Ian Fortune

5 June 2022

There are plenty of mouthwatering clashes in the quarter final draw for the Star Sports/ TRC English Derby and things have worked out okay for the ten remaining Irish challengers.


IRELAND’S DERBY CHALLENGE – THIRD ROUND BREAKDOWN

Ian Fortune

5 June 2022

The Irish had reason to smile after Saturday’s third round of the Star Sports & TRC Derby with four heat wins and ten qualifiers to speak of.


GANJA GUNS DOWN RIVALS IN GOLDEN MUZZLE SEMIS AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

5 June 2022

The semi finals of the Greyhound & Petworld Golden Muzzle 550 highlighted last night’s twelve race card at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and Whats Up Jack continued his assault on the competition as he made it three wins on the spin for the O-L Syndicate.


MAGICAL POPPY ON TOP FORM IN DEADLY KENNELS OPEN 750 AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

5 June 2022

MAGICAL POPPY laid down a serious marker in the first semi-final of the €4,500 to the winner Deadly Kennels Open 750 at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 4/06/2022

GRI

4 June 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 4/06/2022:


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 92: PAT BUCKLEY

Barry Drake

2 June 2022

Trainer Pat Buckley is Barry’s guest on this week’s podcast.


WONDERFUL PEAKY HAS RUN HIS LAST RACE

Ian Fortune

31 May 2022

Just weeks after reporting the retirement of the incredibly consistent Razldazl Monarch, his litter Razldazl Peaky is also to hang up his racing muzzle.


TALKING OAKS EPISODE 2 MONDAY 30TH MAY

GRI

30 May 2022

It's that time again - time for Talking Dogs to get Talking Oaks!


JOB OPPORTUNITY: WELFARE OFFICER / GREYHOUND REHOMING COORDINATOR

GRI

27 May 2022

RCÉ/GRI are currently recruiting.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 91: DAMIEN LONERGAN

Barry Drake

26 May 2022

This week, Barry Drake chats to an enthusiastic greyhound supporter, Damien Lonergan.


TALKING OAKS 2022 EPISODE 1: MONDAY 23RD MAY

GRI

23 May 2022

Our Monday night chats are back as Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and special guest Jason Craddock turn their attention to the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks. While their focus is on the ladies in Shelbourne Park, they also look to the Produce Stakes in Clonmel and the English Derby action in Towcester.


EPISODE 86: DECLAN, JOHN & DOLORES

Barry Drake

14 April 2022

This week Barry Drake talks to three well-known and respected people within the Greyhound industry.


BARRY DRAKE CHATS TO LIAM MURPHY OF GREYHOUND & PETWORLD

Barry Drake

9 April 2022

Barry brings us a bonus episode this week as he chats to Liam Murphy of Greyhound & PetWorld. Greyhound & PetWorld are sponsoring the SuperSprint which is on now in Curraheen Park, just weeks after their sponsorship of the Juvenile Classic in Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Join them for a chat.


REX PUTS RIVALS TO THE SWORD IN KIRBY SECOND ROUND ACTION

Peter Farrell

3 April 2022

The opening round heats of the 2022 Con & Annie Kirby produced the most incredible action last weekend at Limerick Greyhound Stadium but it was cranked up a notch last night as Swords Rex headed a string of phenomenal performances.


EPISODE 85: ROBBIE O'NEILL

Barry Drake

31 March 2022

This week’s podcast takes us to Enniscorthy as Barry Drake talks to a young man currently making waves in the greyhound industry, Robbie O’Neill.


MILLBANK CHOSEN A BRILLIANT WINNER OF THE CORK OAKS FINAL

Barry Drake

27 March 2022

MILLBANK CHOSEN (Dorotas Wildcat-Droopys Sylvia) ran out a brilliant winner of the €5,000 Cork Oaks final at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


TALKING EASTER CUP EPISODE 4: MONDAY 21ST MARCH

GRI

21 March 2022

The 2022 BresBet Easter Cup delivered a memorable final on Saturday night in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium as Susie Sapphire added another classic title to her glittering list! Join Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons & guest Jonathan Hobbs as they chat about the Final and also take a look at the Select Stakes in Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium


TALKING EASTER CUP EPISODE 3: MONDAY 7TH MARCH

GRI

7 March 2022

It's Monday night which means only one thing, it's time to start Talking Dogs!


LATEST BEHIND THE TRACK EPISODE RELEASED TODAY

Ian Fortune

7 March 2022

The latest and final installment of the second series of the “Behind The Track” docu-series is to be released by the IGOBF later today and it’s another belter.


BARTLEMY JAS A POPULAR WINNER OF THE CORK CUP FINAL

Barry Drake

6 March 2022

LOCAL Cork trainer Kieran Lynch enjoyed more big-race success at Curraheen Park on Saturday night as Bartlemy Jas came home in front to win the €4,500 Cork Cup.


LATEST EPISODE OF #BEHINDTHETRACK A REAL JOY

Ian Fortune

1 March 2022

By now, many of you will have seen, and thoroughly enjoyed, the latest episode of the Behind The Track docu-series which was released on Monday evening at 6pm.


BRILLIANT ANGIE HAS RUN HER LAST RACE

Ian Fortune

1 March 2022

One of Ireland’s very fastest, Skywalker Angie, has run her last race after the news that he has come in season just days after picking up a small injury in the semi-finals of the Champion Bitch Stake at Thurles.


TALKING EASTER CUP EPISODE 2: MONDAY 28TH FEBRUARY

GRI

28 February 2022

As the BresBet Easter Cup continues to treat us with brilliant performances on the track at Shelbourne Park, there's plenty to chat about tonight.


BARRY CHATS TO DECLAN DOWLING AHEAD OF TONIGHT'S G&PW JUVENILE CLASSIC 2ND RD

Barry Drake

25 February 2022

Barry Drake caught up with Declan earlier to chat about tonight's 2nd Round of the Greyhound & Pet World Juvenile Classic. Have a listen for their thoughts on tonight's action.


TALKING EASTER CUP EPISODE 1: MONDAY 21ST FEBRUARY

GRI

21 February 2022

The 2022 BresBet Easter Cup got off to a flier on Saturday night in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium. The oldest classic on our calendar, it boasted a pretty impressive field this year and the opening round did not disappoint. Ian Fortune & Tommy Lyons are back for the first of our Monday night chats of the year and they're excited to be back....talking dogs!


SEÁN NYHAN

10 February 2022

Rásaíocht Con Eireann were saddened to hear of the death of Mr Sean Nyhan late of Clonmel, County Tipperary, father of our Chairman Frank Nyhan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


SUFFOLK DOWNS OPENS THIS MORNING

Ian Fortune

8 February 2022

There was great news from the UK this morning with Suffolk Downs finally opening their doors.


TALKING DOGS LOOKBACK TO 2012 RACING HIGHLIGHTS

7 February 2022

Ian Fortune looks back on the racing year that was 2012.


PUCKANE TOP LOT AT FIRST THURLES SALES OF 2022

Peter Farrell

4 February 2022

Thurles Greyhound Stadium opened their doors on Thursday, February 3rd to their first greyhound sales of 2022 and there were a large number of buyers in attendance.


INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE FROM BURGESS RAPID AROUND YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

3 February 2022

Anyone lucky enough to get to Youghal early on Wednesday evening would have witnessed something special as exciting August puppy Burgess Rapid (Burgess Bucks-Burgess Helena) clocked a stunning 17.38 around the 325-yard trip in a qualifying trial.


2022 CLASSICS & FEATURES CALENDAR

GRI

1 February 2022

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) today published the 2022 Classics and Feature Events Calendar.


ON TRACK WITH TALKING DOGS EPISODE 53: DOMINIC O'BRIEN

Rory Burke

30 January 2022

Rory Burke is back with his latest podcast guest. He is chatting with Tipperary man Dominic O'Brien.


EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE FROM RISING CASTLE

Peter Farrell

30 January 2022

Thurles Greyhound Stadium hosted a ten race card last night and there was no doubting who stole the show as Rising Castle produced a masterclass of sprinting as he posted a sensational 17.59 .10s over the 330-yard trip.


NEW TALKING DOGS ARCHIVE

GRI

29 January 2022

We're delighted to now be able to archive the big news stories for you to read in the weeks and months to come.


BEHIND THE TRACK SEASON 2 IS ON THE WAY

Ian Fortune

27 January 2022

The eagle-eyed amongst you would have noticed a teaser for season 2 of the “Behind The Track” docuseries on various social media channels over recent days.


TALKING DOGS - THE 2002 RACING HIGHLIGHTS

GRI

24 January 2022

A very special Talking Dogs show with Ian Fortune tonight, rewinding back the clock to 2002 and a look at the racing highlights of a brilliant year on the track. Memorable finals, racing legends and track records are just some of the memories to recall, we hope you enjoy it.


THURLES SALES - 3rd FEBRUARY

Peter Farrell

12 January 2022

A further Online Greyhound Sales is scheduled for Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Thursday 3rd February 2022.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 73: NOEL HEHIR

Barry Drake

6 January 2022

Clare man Noel Hehir joins Barry Drake to chat all things greyhound racing this week. Noel developed a love of the sport as a child. Since he began training himself he has been lucky to have some great greyhounds, including Coolavanny Chick who finished 3rd in the 2020 English Greyhound Derby. They also chat about recent success and other hopefuls in the kennel. Have a listen!


RCÉTS REMINDER JANUARY 2022

GRI

4 January 2022

As we begin a new year this is a reminder to all owners and trainers of the importance of updating their RCÉTS account.


TALKING DOGS TV REVISITED EPISODE 13 SATURDAY 26TH JUNE

GRI

3 January 2022

Shelbourne Park and Limerick Greyhound Stadium feature on this Talking Dog TV episode with Rob Catterson, Ian Fortune & Joe Sheahan. Racing highlights include the Corn Cuchulainn, Shelbourne Champion 550 & Treaty Cup Final.


SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION OF GREYHOUND CARE CENTRE PROGRAMME

GRI

23 December 2021

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has announced plans for the introduction of at least four new regional facilities across the country for the preparation and rehoming of retired racing greyhounds.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 72: ELAINE GUINEY

Barry Drake

23 December 2021

Barry is joined by Elaine Guiney in this week's episode. Elaine is the daughter of Con Guiney, owner of Jacob Tashadelek and she chats to Barry fresh from a great victory in Curraheen Park on Tuesday night in The O' Learys Driving School Open 575 Final. Jacob Tashadelek has been making his mark in some of the biggest events across the country this year. Elaine and all the family have been getting great enjoyment from Con's success this year and she chats about that and other great greyhound memories with Barry. Have a listen, it's a great chat!


RECORD NUMBER OF RETIRED GREYHOUNDS REHOMED IN 2021

GRI

21 December 2021

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) has assisted in the rehoming of more than 2000 retired greyhounds in 2021, a new yearly record for the charity organisation. Established by Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) in 1997, the IRGT is funded through owners’ prizemoney deductions, matched donations by GRI and private donations in its work to rehome greyhounds after retirement and promote them as domestic pets.


RÁSAÍOCHT CON ÉIREANN TRACEABILITY SYSTEM (RCÉTS) INFORMATION UPDATE

GRI

22 November 2021

On November 22nd, 2021, pursuant to Article 36 of the Greyhound Industry (Racing) Regulations 2007-2021, the Board of Rásaíocht Con Éireann have directed that it will be a condition of entry at RCÉ Licenced Stadia, that Owners/Trainers must have updated all outstanding records on RCÉTS relating to the greyhounds/pups in his/her care. Failure to do this will result in race entries automatically not being accepted for racing for this owner/trainer until such time as the deficiency is rectified. Once relevant updates are provided, entries will be accepted again.


GUIDANCE ON MEAT PRODUCTS

GRI

18 November 2021

ADVICE FOR TRAINERS AND OWNERS: FEEDING OF ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS TO RACING GREYHOUNDS


GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND LAUNCHES NEW CODE OF PRACTICE

GRI

16 November 2021

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) / Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) today (Tuesday, 16 November 2021) launched a new Code of Practice that applies to any person who keeps, breeds, rears, trains, races, trades or transports a greyhound in Ireland.


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.


GREYHOUND CARE AND WELFARE “KENNEL COUGH”

GRI

22 September 2021

Greyhound Welfare advisory note for Kennel Cough


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.