BORN WARRIOR TO GRACE CLONMEL THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

Peter Farrell

27 September 2022

Fresh from his Irish Derby winning exploits last Saturday night at Shelbourne Park, the Jennifer O’Donnell-trained Born Warrior will make an appearance at Clonmel this coming Friday night as the Suirside venue hosts another benefit meeting.


VELASCO HEADS RPGTV JUVENILE BETTING

Ian Fortune

27 September 2022

Velasco, after a poot-perfect opening round effort in the RPGTV sponsored Juvenile Derby is now clear favourite for outright glory with Boylesports.


BUSY TIMES AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

27 September 2022

It seems that each and every month, Enniscorthy track come up with a new promotion and they have announced their latest which is for some very worthwhile causes.


WATCH SATURDAY'S LIVE DERBY PROGRAMME BACK ON VIRGIN MEDIA PLAYER

GRI

27 September 2022

Missed Saturday's live tv show from Shelbourne Park? It's available to watch back now on the Virgin Media Player.


RACING OPERATIVE JOB - MULLINGAR

GRI

27 September 2022

Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland has responsibility for the promotion, regulation, and on-going development of the Greyhound industry in Ireland. A vacancy has arisen at our Mullingar venue for the position of Racing Operative. Full details of the position are outlined below.


RUSSMUR PAT ON TOP FORM AT CURRAHEEN PARK AS WE COUNT THE DAYS DOWN TO THE IRISH GREYHOUND LAURELS

Barry Drake

27 September 2022

While most of us were enjoying a magnificent night at Shelbourne Park on Saturday, the James O'Regan-trained Russmur Pat was delivering a top-class performance below in Curraheen Park.


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 6: MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

26 September 2022

Ian, Tommy and Sarah are here for the final chat of this year's Talking Derby.


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL

GRI

26 September 2022

From a starting round 156, through 6 spectacular weeks in Shelbourne Park, one greyhound has emerged victorious as the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby champion. That greyhound is Born Warrior and on Saturday 24th September his name was added to an illustrious list of the very best racing greyhounds of all time.


1952 DERBY TROPHY RETURNS TO SHELBOURNE PARK

GRI

26 September 2022

The 1952 Irish Greyhound Derby returned to Shelbourne Park 70 years for last Saturday's Final.


“BEST FIGURES IN YEARS” ON SATURDAY TOTE

Ian Fortune

26 September 2022

We caught up with Linda Conroy this morning to discuss how everything went on the tote on Saturday evening at Shelbourne Park and she was happy to report “the best figures in years”.


WARRIOR COMPLETES THE SET TO THIRD TURN

Ian Fortune

26 September 2022

By now there’s not a person in the greyhound racing world that isn’t aware that Born Warrior was the first finalist to the third turn in Saturday’s Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby decider.


IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL REPORT ON RTE'S SUNDAY SPORT

GRI

25 September 2022

We were delighted to welcome Mike McCartney to Shelbourne Park last night to report on the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final for RTE Radio 1's Sunday Sport.


BORN WARRIOR IS THE DERBY CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

25 September 2022

Born Warrior is the Derby champion.


KILDARE SHINES IN DERBY PLATE

Ian Fortune

25 September 2022

Born Warrior was the undoubted star of proceedings at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night but the thousands that flocked through the stiles were treated to the most magnificent night of racing.


TUNE IN FOR MORE TALES FROM THE YELLOW CHAIR

GRI

24 September 2022

Last week's Virgin Media TV live broadcast of the Derby Semi-Finals debuted the wonderful Tales from the Yellow Chair and there's more to come this evening.


A FINAL DEADLY DISPLAY FROM SHOWTIME AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

24 September 2022

Deadly Showtime produced a typically razor-sharp display to race to a tremendous victory in the JAG Building Services & KGOBA A1 Derby at Kilkenny on Friday night, fully justifying Karol Ramsbottom’s decision to bypass the Derby Plate for this stake.


JUNIOR FASTEST AND JUVENILES STAR AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

24 September 2022

There was a big crowd at Shelbourne Park on Friday night as the youngsters put on a show in the opening round of the RPGTV Juvenile Derby.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 22/09/2022

GRI

23 September 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 22/09/2022:


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 105: WAYNE LEONARD

Barry Drake

22 September 2022

Heading to Meath this week, Barry Drake speaks to Wayne Leonard.


TREMENDOUS THURSDAY NIGHT FARE AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

22 September 2022

As I pen these words, there is consistent rain falling in Dublin but hopefully it will clear ahead of a superb card at Shelbourne Park this evening.


TWO WONDERFUL STAKES COMING UP AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

22 September 2022

Those that frequent Shelbourne Park won’t have to wait long for top class racing after the Boylesports Derby concludes on Saturday night.


FAIR WARRIOR APPROACHING FAST AT MULLINGAR

Ian Fortune

21 September 2022

The Matchbook Fair Warrior over the 400yd trip is fast approaching and entries are invited for the competition which will commence on Saturday, October 8th.


COUNTDOWN TO LAURELS UNDERWAY AS 2022 EVENT LAUNCHED IN CORK

GRI

20 September 2022

Jimmy Barry Murphy and Friends launch the Irish Laurels in Curraheen Park


SIBLINGS FINN AND MARIE CONTINUING A MODERN TREND

Ian Fortune

20 September 2022

By this point, the vast majority are more than aware that Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby finalists Maries Wedding and Ballymac Finn are litter comrades.


PADDY IN POLE IN KILKENNY’S TOP TIPSTER COMPETITION

Ian Fortune

20 September 2022

There is just one week left in the KGOBA Boylesports Irish Derby Top Tipster Competition and a very familiar name has risen to the top of the leaderboard.


PLENTY HAPPENING AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

20 September 2022

Kilkenny will be hoping for a big crowd on Friday evening with the final of the JAG Building Services & KGOBA A1 Derby set to provide a tremendous finish.


NEW SPONSORS & NEW CONDITIONS FOR MUNSTER JUVENILE CUP

Peter Farrell

20 September 2022

The prestigious Munster Juvenile Cup at Clonmel Track has for many years produced the highest quality of racing and Clonmel are delighted to announce new sponsors, and new conditions for the 2022 renewal which gets underway at the Suirside venue on Friday, October 21st.


BOCKOS BUDSIT AMONG EARLY FAVOURITES FOR UPCOMING IRISH GREYHOUND LAURELS

Barry Drake

20 September 2022

BOCKOS BUDSIT delivered a stunning performance when clocking 27.93 around Curraheen Park on Saturday, and going on that the Graham Holland-trained runner will start as one of the early favourites for the upcoming Laurels at the Cork track.


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 5: MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

19 September 2022

Just one race remains in the 2022 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby but Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and BoyleSports' Damien Lonergan have a heck of a lot to talk about.


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY SEMI-FINALS

GRI

19 September 2022

Ian and Kevin take you through the Semi-Finals.


CONSISTENT WARRIOR FASTEST TO THIRD TURN

Ian Fortune

19 September 2022

Born Warrior has been nothing if not consistent through the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby.


PLATE AND UNDERCARD ACTION PROVIDE REAL THRILLS AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

18 September 2022

The semi-finals of the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby were clearly the highlight of Saturday’s action at Shelbourne Park but the semi-finals of the Michael Fortune Memorial Plate and the undercard action were also packed with top class performances.


HAMMOND IN A HURRY IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE DECIDER AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

18 September 2022

The final of the €4,000 to the winner Irish Cambridgeshire took centre stage at Limerick Greyhound Stadium and the marathon feature was landed for a second year running by the Paul Hennessy kennel as Hello Hammond produced a devastating performance to run out a wide-margin winner.


SHOWTIME AND HARRY RECORD SEMI-FINAL SUCCESSES AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

17 September 2022

For the third week running, Deadly Showtime set the standard in the Jag Building Services & KGOBA A1 Derby at Kilkenny on Friday evening.


MASSIVE CROWD TURN OUT TO SUPPORT KERRY GAA IN THE KINGDOM GREYHOUND STADIUM

Barryn Drake

17 September 2022

I'm reliably informed that a massive crowd turned up at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night as Kerry GAA held their annual fundraiser at the Tralee track.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 16/09/2022

GRI

16 September 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 16/09/2022:


BARRY SPEAKS TO MICHAEL DEMPSEY AHEAD OF DERBY SEMI-FINALS

Barry Drake

16 September 2022

With all eyes on Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium ahead of Saturday's Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby, Barry Drake spoke to Racing Manager Michael Dempsey.


EXPLOSIVE BOY BECOMES EXPLOSIVE DAD

Ian Fortune

16 September 2022

While Explosive Boy is currently preparing for the semi-finals of the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby, behind the scenes he has become a dad.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 15/09/2022

GRI

15 September 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 15/09/2022:


SAPPHIRE HAS A LITTER OF LITTLE GEMS

Ian Fortune

15 September 2022

On Sunday, it will be a year to the day since Susie Sapphire raced to a sensational success in the 2021 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby.


VIDEO: 2022 DAVE COLLINS MEMORIAL MUNSTER OAKS FINAL

GRI

13 September 2022

On Saturday night, Kilcohan Park hosted the 2022 Dave Collins Memorial Munster Oaks Final. The Talking Dogs team were there to capture it.


CRONIN THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF TRAINER’S ASSOCIATION

Ian Fortune

13 September 2022

A recent meeting of the Greyhound Trainers Association at the Horse and Jockey saw many important issues up for discussion while it was also decided to set up a new committee.


TAKE YOUR CHANCES WITH THE IGOBF’S DERBY BUSTER DRAW

Ian Fortune

13 September 2022

It’s been said time and time again over the past couple of years but the IGOBF continue to do wonderful work for the industry.


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 4 MONDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

12 September 2022

The numbers of races might be decreasing but there's still plenty of Talking Dogs to do in this year's BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.


ENTRIES URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR CLONMEL STAKES

Peter Farrell

12 September 2022

Owners and trainers are reminded of a number of stakes scheduled to commence at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium this weekend.


HOFFA THE THIRD BEND KING ONCE AGAIN

Ian Fortune

12 September 2022

For the third time in this year’s Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby, Coolavanny Hoffa set the standard to the third turn in Saturday’s quarter finals with a blistering 16.88 return.


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY QUARTER FINALS

GRI

12 September 2022

On Saturday night, Shelbourne Park played host to 4 brilliant Quarter Finals in the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.


MAGIC FROM HOFFA AS DERBY FIELD DOWN TO 12

Ian Fortune

11 September 2022

This year’s Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby has been nothing short of spectacular and it continued in the same vein at Shelbourne Park at Saturday night as the field was halved for the second to last time in the classic in the quarter finals.


KILDARE STARS IN PLATE

Ian Fortune

11 September 2022

On what was a special night at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night, there was also huge interest in the Michael Fortune Memorial Derby Plate.


SENSATIONAL PERFORMANCE FROM CLOGHEEN LASS IN MUNSTER OAKS

Barry Drake

11 September 2022

CLOGHEEN LASS (Laughil Duke-Leevalley Dancer) delivered a sensational performance in the final of the €5,000 Dave Collins Memorial Munster Oaks at Kilcohan Park on Saturday night.


FOUR ON THE BOUNCE FOR THE OUTSTANDING LUNA ROCKET

Barry Drake

11 September 2022

LUNA ROCKET made it four straight wins in the final of the €5,000 to the winner Greyhound & Petworld A1 stake at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


POPPY & HAMMOND DOMINATE AS IRISH CAMBRIDGESHIRE HOTS UP

Peter Farrell

11 September 2022

The 2022 Irish Cambridgeshire reached its semi final stages at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night and the big two in the market, Hello Hammond and Magical Poppy, both stepped up to the plate to deliver two terrific performances.


ANOTHER DEADLY DISPLAY FROM SHOWTIME AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

10 September 2022

The Karol Ramsbottom trained Deadly Showtime justified odds-on favouritism to again set the pace in the second round of the JAG Building Services & KGOBA A1 Derby at Kilkenny.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 9/09/2022

GRI

9 September 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 9/09/2022:


BARRY SPEAKS TO JIMMY BARRY MURPHY ABOUT A NEW EVENT TO HONOUR THE LATE BART LEAHY

Barry Drake

9 September 2022

Barry Drake is joined by Jimmy Barry Murphy to chat about a wonderful new competition in Curraheen Park to honour their late friend, Bart Leahy.


WELCOME HOME SAM - KERRY GAA NIGHT AT THE DOGS

Barry Drake

9 September 2022

Kingdom Greyhound Stadium are delighted to welcome home Sam Maguire on Friday September 16th as part of the Kerry GAA Fundraiser in aid of the Kerry Teams Training Fund. The victorious Kerry team and Sam Maguire will be in attendance as well as the Kerry Senior Hurling Team.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 8/09/2022

GRI

8 September 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 8/09/2022:


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 103 OWEN DOYLE

Barry Drake

8 September 2022

Barry Drake heads to Gorey this week as he chats to Owen Doyle. Owen recently hit a big milestone in his training career getting his 100th winner last week in his local track in Enniscorthy.


WHO WILL ‘COMPLETE THE SET’ AT ENISCORTHY?

Ian Fortune

8 September 2022

Enniscorthy aren’t afraid to try new things and their latest initiative is creating a real sense of fun and competition amongst their local handlers as they take on a giant-sized game of Bingo.


JIMMY TRAVERS

7 September 2022

It’s with real sadness we must report the passing of a true friend to greyhound racing, James ‘Jimmy’ Travers.


CALENDAR OF GREYHOUND RACING FESTIVAL NIGHTS ANNOUNCED

GRI

6 September 2022

After the success of recent racing festival nights to commemorate both Newbridge Stadium and Mullingar Greyhound Stadium anniversaries, a new calendar of racing festivals has been announced for the remainder of 2022.


TALKING DERBY EPISODE 3 MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER

GRI

5 September 2022

As we pass the half-way mark of the competition, Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and BoyleSports' Damien Lonergan are here to give us their thoughts on the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.


OWEN COMPLETES A CENTURY

Ian Fortune

5 September 2022

To use a cricket term, Owen Doyle completed ‘a century not out’ at Enniscorthy on Thursday evening with the success of the rapidly improving Koba in the second race on the card.


DEAD-HEAT DECLARED BETWEEN HOFFA AND PRO AM TO THIRD TURN

Ian Fortune

5 September 2022

Coolavanny Hoffa and Callaway Pro Am were inseparable to the third turn in their epic clash in Saturday’s third round of the Boylesports Derby.


VIDEO: DERBY 3RD ROUND

GRI

5 September 2022

Join Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy as they take you through the 8 3rd Round heats where 48 became 24.


AND THEN THERE WERE 24

Ian Fortune

4 September 2022

And so, after 50 races, roughly twenty-four and a half minutes of action and countless brilliant displays and shocks, we are down to the final 24 in the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby.


VIEW FASTEST ON THE SHELBOURNE UNDERCARD

Ian Fortune

4 September 2022

Urban View was the star on the undercard at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night as he produced a massive run to win in 28.39 for Reggie Roberts


IRELAND’S BEST SHINE BRIGHT IN DERBY AS RAIN SUBSIDES

Ian Fortune

4 September 2022

The majority of Ireland’s greyhound racing enthusiasts turned into amateur meteorologists on Saturday as they spent the day staring at the sky hoping for the biblical rain to subside ahead of the action at Shelbourne Park.


HAMMOND MAKES-ALL TO SET THE STANDARD IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE OPENER

Peter Farrell

4 September 2022

There may only have been three opening round heats of the 2022 Irish Cambridgeshire Open 750 at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night but there was plenty of quality on display and it was Hello Hammond who set the standard as he made a winning start to his marathon career.


POWERFUL PERFORMANCE FROM CLOGHEEN LASS IN DAVE COLLINS MEMORIAL MUNSTER OAKS

Barry Drake

4 September 2022

Clogheen Lass (Laughil Duke-Leevalley Dancer) set the standard in the semi-finals of the €5,000 to the winner Dave Collins Memorial Munster Oaks at Kilcohan Park on Saturday night.


BROGAN CELT & LUNA ROCKET STAR IN GREYHOUND & PETWORLD SEMI-FINALS

Barry Drake

4 September 2022

It was pretty much as expected in the semi-finals of the €5,000 to the winner Greyhound & Petworld A1 stake at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


KOBE FASTEST AS WONDERFUL PLATE GETS UNDERWAY

Ian Fortune

3 September 2022

The Other Kobe was one of the biggest names to exit the early rounds of the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby after falling from traps in his opening round assignment.


IT REALLY WAS SHOWTIME AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

3 September 2022

Kilkenny has been a happy hunting ground for Garry Hannon and Karol Ramsbottom in recent years and the duo have their sights set on further success at the St James Road venue.


GREAT START AT OXFORD

Ian Fortune

3 September 2022

Almost ten years since they last raced at Oxford, the stadium re-opened to real fanfare on Friday evening and by all accounts it was a tremendous success.


SEMI FINALS OF THE DAVE COLLINS MEMORIAL MUNSTER OAKS IN KILCOHAN PARK

Barry Drake

3 September 2022

The €5,000 to the winner Dave Collins Memorial Munster Oaks semi-finals take centre stage in Kilcohan Park tonight.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 2/09/2022

GRI

2 September 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 2/09/2022:


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 1/09/2022

GRI

1 September 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 1/09/2022:


SALES AUCTIONS 2022 AND 2023

GRI

1 September 2022

The Sales Committee have allocated additional Sales Fixtures to the end of 2022.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 103: VINNY GRENNAN

Barry Drake

1 September 2022

Barry Drake is joined by Vinny Grennan, a man who has been involved in the world of greyhound racing for over 35 years. He shares tales of how his love for greyhounds developed and time working with some greats of the sport.


MISSING GREYHOUND IN CO. CORK

31 August 2022

A 2 year old dark brindle male greyhound with earmarkings VLEZT and Microchip No. 977200009720271 has gone missing from his kennels in the Donoughmore area of Co. Cork. Any sightings can be reported to Sean on 021-7337454.


KENNEL IMPROVEMENT SCHEME UPDATE

GRI

31 August 2022

Over 50 applications have been received under the Kennel Improvement Scheme. This year's scheme is now closed with a new scheme commencing in early 2023.


RIP MICHAEL HENNERTY

31 August 2022

It's with sadness we must report the passing of Michael Hennerty.


A GREAT NIGHT AS NEWBRIDGE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

Ian Fortune

30 August 2022

A big crowd made the journey to Newbridge on Friday evening as those with a connection to the place celebrated 50 years at the Cornelscourt venue.


PUBLIC HOUSE STAKE A REAL SUCCESS AS RAVEN SOARS

Ian Fortune

30 August 2022

In the words of Enniscorthy racing manager Bridget Whelan earlier this morning, Enniscorthy “was hopping” on Monday evening as the Public House ON2 525 came to a fitting conclusion.


BRILLIANT CILLA HAS RUN HER LAST RACE

Ian Fortune

30 August 2022

Skywalker Cilla has run her last race.


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 2: MONDAY 29TH AUGUST

GRI

29 August 2022

Time for the Talking Dogs take on Round 2 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.


VIDEO: ROUND 2, NIGHT 2 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

GRI

29 August 2022

Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy are back to take us through all of the performances on the 2nd night of Round 2 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. Heats 9 to 16 - Saturday 27th August at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium


HOFFA’S THIRD BEND CLOCK ONLY BETTERED BY TAYLOR

Ian Fortune

29 August 2022

Coolavanny Hoffa’s third bend clock on Friday evening was sensational and left people questioning whether it was the fastest ever to that point.


HOFFA THE SECOND ROUND THIRD BEND KING

Ian Fortune

29 August 2022

Coolavanny Hoffa was a stunning winner of the opening heat of the second round of the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby, posting a sizzling 29.13 but the most remarkable part of the performance was the 16.80 he clocked to the third turn.


VIDEO: ROUND 2, NIGHT 1 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

GRI

28 August 2022

Join Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy as they take us through all of the performances on the opening night of Round 2 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. Heats 1 to 8 - Friday 26th August at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium


ED AND HOFFA MEET IN FASCINATING THIRD ROUND DRAW

Ian Fortune

28 August 2022

The third-round draw of the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby has predictably thrown up some sensational matchups.


REAL DRAMA AS DERBY DELIVERS AGAIN

Ian Fortune

28 August 2022

Things started to get really serious in the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night as the second round of the classic came to a dramatic conclusion.


ROCKET ON TARGET ONCE MORE AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

28 August 2022

The Paul Hennessy-trained Luna Rocket made it back-to-back wins in the €5,000 to the winner Greyhound & Petworld A1 Stake at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


SENSATIONAL WINNING DEBUT PERFORMANCE FROM IMPERIAL GLORY

Barry Drake

28 August 2022

January puppy Imperial Glory was quickest on the clock in Kilcohan Park on Saturday night as the newcomer, a son of Ballyhimikin Jet and Hugh Dream, got his racing career off to a dream start with a sensational display in the opening round of the Casey's Caravan & Camping Park ON1 Unraced Stake.


SHELBOURNE POISED FOR ANOTHER MEMORABLE NIGHT

Ian Fortune

27 August 2022

Shelbourne Park and its patrons can expect another night of memorable action this evening as the second round of the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby comes to a conclusion.


HOFFA STUNS AS SECOND ROUND OF DERBY GETS UNDERWAY

Ian Fortune

27 August 2022

The Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby continued at Shelbourne Park on Friday evening and there were many brilliant performances but the undoubted star of proceedings was Coolavanny Hoffa as he took off in the opening heat top set the tone.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 26/08/2022

GRI

26 August 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 26/08/2022:


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 25/08/2022

GRI

26 August 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 25/08/2022:


MULLINGAR STADIUM IS 90 YEARS OLD!

GRI

25 August 2022

Mullingar Greyhound Stadium are celebrating 90 years of racing!


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 102: LEONARD O'HANLON

Barry Drake

25 August 2022

This week Barry Drake is joined by trainer Leonard O’Hanlon.


JOB OPPORTUNITY: WELFARE & REHOMING ADMIN ASSISTANT

GRI

25 August 2022

Greyhound Racing Ireland are recruiting for a Welfare & Rehoming Admin Assistant.


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 1 PART 2: TUESDAY 23RD AUGUST

GRI

23 August 2022

There was just so much to talk about after the opening round of the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby that Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and Sarah Kinsella are still talking!


RAVEN AND SHERLOCK TAKE OFF AT ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

23 August 2022

It has happened that often over the past ten years that it should be no shock that the latest unraced stake at Enniscorthy, the Public House ON2 525, has produced a number of potential stars.


MULLINGAR 90 YEARS YOUNG

Ian Fortune

23 August 2022

It’s hard to believe but Mullingar will be celebrating 90 years of racing this Saturday.


TIPSTER CHALLENGE A TREMENDOUS INITIATIVE

Ian Fortune

23 August 2022

It was Maurice Organ and Deirdre Leahy of the Kilkenny GOBA that came up with the idea of running a Tipster Competition for the Boylesports Irish Derby.


TALKING DERBY 2022 EPISODE 1 PART 1: MONDAY 22ND AUGUST

GRI

22 August 2022

The BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby burst into action over the weekend at Shelbourne Park and with it comes the return of our Monday Talking Dogs chats!


VIDEO: ROUND 1, NIGHT 2 HEATS 14 - 26 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

GRI

22 August 2022

On Saturday 20th, Shelbourne Park hosted the final 13 heats of the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby opening round. Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy are back with the races and their take on them.


CODY SETS STANDARD TO THIRD TURN

Ian Fortune

22 August 2022

Given the fact that he won the 2021 Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup, it should be no surprise that Good Cody produced a stunning display of early speed to post the fastest third bend sectional in the opening round of the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby.


VIDEO: ROUND 1, NIGHT 1 HEATS 1 - 13 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY 2022

GRI

22 August 2022

The 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby is underway in Shelbourne Park!Join Ian Fortune and BoyleSports' Kevin Hennessy as they chat through the action from the opening 13 heats on Friday 19th.


ANOTHER MAGICAL NIGHT AT SHELBOURNE AS DERBY CONTINUES

Ian Fortune

21 August 2022

After two marathon sessions at Shelbourne Park over Friday and Saturday, the original 156 greyhounds became 96 in the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby.


A GOOD WEEKEND FOR MIDDLE AND WIDES – DERBY SECOND ROUND DETAILS

Ian Fortune

21 August 2022

It was late into the evening when the second-round draw for the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby was completed.


ROCKET IN FULL FLIGHT AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

21 August 2022

LUNA ROCKET was the star of the show in the opening round of the €5,000 to the winner Greyhound & Petworld A1 stake at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 20/08/2022

GRI

20 August 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 20/08/2022:


CODY FASTEST AS DERBY STARTS WITH A BANG

Ian Fortune

20 August 2022

The Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby got underway at Shelbourne Park on Friday night and the action was nothing short of sensational.


QUICKSTEP A BEAUTY AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

20 August 2022

Friday’s action at Kilkenny was a wonderful advertisement of greyhound racing.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 19/08/2022

GRI

19 August 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 19/08/2022:


NOTICE ON INTRODUCTION OF ONLINE PRE-PAYMENTS

GRI

19 August 2022

To streamline services and to ensure the timely operation of trial activity at stadia, RCÉ wish to advise Owners and Trials of plans to introduce online pre-payments for all trial sessions.


JEFF THOMPSON

19 August 2022

It’s with real sadness we must report the sudden passing of one of the great greyhound racing enthusiasts in the land, Jeff Thompson.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 18/08/2022

GRI

19 August 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 18/08/2022:


ACCESSING YOUR BARKING BUZZ ACCOUNT

GRI

19 August 2022

Tips on how to access and verify your barking buzz account.


OZARK RACES TO BRILLIANT IRISH SPRINT CUP SUCCESS

Ian Fortune

16 August 2022

Hawkfield Ozark raced to a brilliant success in the final of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup at a busy Dundalk on Monday evening.


VIDEO: BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY 1ST ROUND DRAW REACTION

GRI

15 August 2022

All eyes were on Shelbourne Park earlier this Monday as the draw took place for the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. 156 names went into the drum and as a result we'll be treated to 26 brilliant First Round heats on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th August.


BARRY & IAN'S THOUGHTS ON ROUND 1 DRAW OF 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

GRI

15 August 2022

Barry Caul and Ian Fortune give their thoughts on this mornings first round draw of the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.


IVAN YATES IS AT THE HELM FOR LIVE TV BROADCAST OF THE BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY

GRI

15 August 2022

The Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby returns to live National TV with the Semi Final on September 17th and Final on 24th September. Ivan Yates has been unveiled as the host of The Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby presenting two live broadcasts alongside well-known greyhound racing analyst Ian Fortune.


JET FASTEST AT DERBY TRIAL SESSION

Ian Fortune

13 August 2022

Mustang Jet, Ballinabola Ed and Bobsleigh Dream were the eye-catchers at the Derby trial session at Shelbourne Park on Saturday morning.


BUCKLEY HAPPY WITH ED AND SALLY

Ian Fortune

13 August 2022

Ballinabola Ed has been favourite for the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby since the early stages of the English equivalent.


OUR PEOPLE, THE GENERATIONS: MEET THE MAGUIRES FROM COUNTY WATERFORD

GRI

12 August 2022

Meet Jimmy & Stephanie Maguire, a father and daughter from Waterford with a shared love of greyhounds.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 101: AARON O'HANLON & MICKEY ROONEY

Barry Drake

11 August 2022

On this week’s episode Barry Drake chats to Aaron O’Hanlon and Mickey Rooney.


COUNTDOWN TO BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY IS UNDERWAY AS 2022 EVENT LAUNCHED

GRI

8 August 2022

Leon Blanche of BoyleSports and Dearbhla O’Brien of Greyhound Racing Ireland launch the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY LAUNCH

GRI

8 August 2022

The 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby has been launched in Shelbourne Park. The highlight of the Irish Greyhound Racing calendar, the event gets underway on Friday & Saturday 19th & 20th August in Dublin.


RANCHER TOP LOT AT SUCCESSFUL KILKENNY SALES

Ian Fortune

8 August 2022

There was another hugely successful sale at Kilkenny on Saturday morning with an excellent clearance rate just shy of ninety percent with the headlines going to the Katie Frazer and Richard Fitzgerald owned “Keylogue Rancher” as he fetched an incredible sum on the bench.


THUNDER STRIKES IN WATERFORD FEATURE

Barry Drake

8 August 2022

It was all about Granard Thunder in the final of the John Fitzgerald Memorial A1 550 final at Kilcohan Park on Saturday night.


ACE AND WILLOW DIFFERENT CLASS AT DUNDALK

Ian Fortune

7 August 2022

Serene Ace and Flashing Willow will meet for the fourth time in the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup in next Monday’s decider after both emerged as runaway winners of their respective semi-finals at Dundalk on Saturday night.


A NIGHT OF NOTABLE DISPLAYS AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

7 August 2022

It may have been what would be described as a quieter Saturday night at Shelbourne Park, with no classic or sweepstake action to speak of, but the racing was anything but average.


BOBSLEIGH THE TIPPERARY CUP CHAMPION FOR 2022

Peter Farrell

7 August 2022

It was the biggest night of the year at Thurles Greyhound Stadium last night as the 2022 Centenary Agri Tipperary Cup came to its conclusion and there was to be no shocks in the decider as Bobsleigh Dream continued her top-class form to land the €8,000 decider.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 6/08/2022

GRI

6 August 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 6/08/2022:


WONDERFUL TRINITY COMPLETES HIS RCETS MARCH

Ian Fortune

6 August 2022

The exciting Trinity Junior completed his unbeaten march through the RCETS Open Unraced at Shelbourne Park on Friday night, landing the €7,500 to the winner decider with another superb display of front running.


CELEBRATIONS AS BRANDYWELL TURNS 90

Ian Fortune

25 July 2022

It was in late July, 1932 when the Brandywell, Derry opened its doors for greyhound racing. Tonight, the Keeperlit Gala night will be run to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first meeting at the northern venue.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 95: GRAHAM HOLLAND

Barry Drake

30 June 2022

This week Barry chats to the man of the moment, Graham Holland.


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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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.