STAGE SET FOR HIGHVIEW IN DUBLIN CUP

Ian Fortune

3 February 2023

By the end of racing at Shelbourne Park this evening, someone will be €6,000 with the final of the A2 Dublin Cup the undoubted highlight of proceedings.


WHEATLEY MEMORIAL THE FEATURE AT NEWBRIDGE

Ian Fortune

3 February 2023

Black Emperor can say goodbye to A4 company by completing an unbeaten passage through the Eamon Wheatley Memorial at Newbridge this evening.


LUCKY BOGGER CAN AGAIN IMPRESS AT KILKENNY

Ian Fortune

3 February 2023

While there are no big competitions currently underway at Kilkenny, there is a fine card on offer this evening with the final of the Talking Dogs A2 decider of particular interest.


DATE SET FOR ENNISCORTHY’S VALUABLE FUTURE CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

3 February 2023

Those involved in Enniscorthy are readying themselves for a return to racing, while they have also set a date for one of the feature events on their calendar, the Future Champion and Michael Fortune Memorial Unraced Stake at Enniscorthy.


TRALEE 2022 AWARDS

Barry Drake

2 February 2023

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium is pleased to announce that the 2022 Awards Night will take place on Saturday February 11th at the stadium.


WARRIOR BIDDING FOR MORE GOLD IN CUP

Ian Fortune

2 February 2023

When Paddy Kehoe stepped into sponsor the Gold Cup, he would have been hoping for a number of big names to target the early season showpiece.


WEEKEND TOTE GUARANTEES

Ian Fortune

2 February 2023

It’ along weekend with the action spilling over to Monday evening at Clonmel and the tote have been busy adding guarantees to the various pools.


GREYHOUND SALES AT KILKENNY SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2023

GRI

1 February 2023

Sales will take place in Kilkenny on Saturday 4th, all details are available now.


RUN HAPPY MAKES BRIGHT START TO STUD CAREER

Ian Fortune

1 February 2023

Those paying attention may have noticed a couple of impressive winners by Run Happy in recent weeks and he has now moved to Sean and Ann Bourke at the Newpark Stud.


DERBY CHAMP AMONGST GOLD CUP ENTRIES

Ian Fortune

31 January 2023

Michael Dempsey, the Shelbourne Park racing office supremo, reports that a good entry has been received for the Paddy Kehoe Suspended Ceilings Gold Cup, although the clear standout entry is that of Derby champion Born Warrior.


MICHAEL BOURKE

31 January 2023

The greyhound industry lost another great supporter in recent days with the news of the death of Mick Bourke, Barnane, Tipperary.


VIDEO: 2022 IRISH GREYHOUND RACING HIGHLIGHTS PART 4

GRI

30 January 2023

The past few weeks we've been taking you through some of the racing highlights of 2022. This is part 4 of 4 and we hope you enjoy!


MICHAEL GAFFNEY RIP

30 January 2023

The death occurred over the weekend of Michael (Mackie) Gaffney, Pearse Park, Waterford.


SUPERB RACING AT CURRAHEEN PARK ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Barry Drake

30 January 2023

Saturday's racing at Curraheen Park produced a number of top class winning performances as the opening round of the Two Wheel Training Open 575 got underway.


A WELCOME RETURN TO RACING AT LIFFORD AND THE NORTH WEST

Ian Fortune

30 January 2023

It’s truly wonderful to read that Lifford will be reopening in the very near future.


PIPER COMES OUT TO PLAY IN RURAL SEMIS AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

30 January 2023

Last night saw an action packed weekend come to a close at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium and the semi finals of the Rural Kennels Open Unraced 525 produced further evidence that the young talent in the Country is at its peak as Pied Piper became the latest to express his huge engine.


PLENTY TO REPORT AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

29 January 2023

There was no sweepstake action at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night with the Gold Cup due to start next weekend but the racing was certainly enthralling with numerous fine displays.


MARISSA AND MOFO RECOGNISED IN GALWAY SPORTS STAR AWARDS

Ian Fortune

29 January 2023

We reported a while back how Raha Mofo had been recognised for her incredible achievements in 2022 with a Medtronic Galway Sports Stars Award. Well, the presentation took place last weekend at a gala banquet in the Galway Bay Hotel.


PAUL POWERS INTO KNOCKLONG DECIDER AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

29 January 2023

The semi finals of the Knocklong Schooling Track A1/A2 525 took centre stage at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night and it was Strictly Paul who overcame the extremely foggy conditions to set the standard once again ahead of the €2,200 decider in six days time.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 28/1/2023

GRI

28 January 2023

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 28/1/2023:


DUBLIN CUP DELIVERS AGAIN

Ian Fortune

28 January 2023

The stage is set for a tremendous finish to the A2 Dublin Cup after Friday’s semi-finals were won in fine style.


WHISPA POWERS HOME TO MAKE IT A BALLYMAC 1-2-3 IN KINGDOM DERBY DECIDER

28 January 2023

A very special lady, BALLYMAC WHISPA delivered a powerful and stunning performance to win the final of the €7,000 to the winner Eric Browne Memorial Kingdom Derby at Tralee Greyhound Stadium on Friday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 27/1/2023

GRI

27 January 2023

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 27/1/2023:


LIFFORD ANNOUNCE GRAND OPENING NIGHT DETAILS

GRI

27 January 2023

Sunday 2nd April will be the night to head to the North West for Lifford's long awaited return to the Irish scene.


PADDY KEHOE STEPS IN TO BACK GOLD CUP

Ian Fortune

27 January 2023

The Gold Cup gets underway at Shelbourne Park next weekend and it will carry a new sponsor’s title following the news that Paddy Kehoe has stepped into a back the early season showpiece.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 118: LIAM DOWLING AND TOMMY CAFFERY

GRI

26 January 2023

This week we have two special guests joining us! Our first is leading greyhound trainer, Liam Dowling from Ballymac Kennels.


A SMALL WORLD – A STORY OF TWO PAT DOBBS

Ian Fortune

26 January 2023

Greyhound racing throws up nuggets every now and again. And this is a gem.


DUNNE FAMILY BACK TO SPONSOR MCCALMONT CUP

Ian Fortune

25 January 2023

Kilkenny track released a statement yesterday afternoon confirming the continued sponsorship of the McCalmont Cup by the Dunne Family of Frightful Flash Kennels fame.


BUCKLEY RECONFIRMS HE HAS NO INTENTION OF JOURNEYING TO TOWCESTER

Ian Fortune

25 January 2023

It certainly hasn’t been a secret in recent weeks and months but Pat Buckley is not going to be travelling to Towcester for the English Derby.


THE 1930's - A GOLDEN ERA OF RACING IN WATERFORD

Fintan Walsh of the Munster Express (Waterford)

24 January 2023

Fintan Walsh, of the Munster Express (Waterford), has been busy looking back at what he calls "a terrific decade" for the sport of greyhound racing in the Southeast.


DATE CHANGE - DROOPYS STUD CHAMPION BITCH

Peter Farrell

24 January 2023

Owners and Trainers please note that there is a change to the start date of the Droopys Stud Champion Bitch Stake at Thurles


VETERANS STAKE AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

24 January 2023

Friday’s week will see the start of the Old Stagers 525, a twelve-dog competition for greyhounds born in January ’19 or before.


STUDENTS COMING BACK TO DUBLIN

Ian Fortune

24 January 2023

After the success of the inaugural student night at Shelbourne Park late last year, another is being planned for early February.


CURRAHEEN PARK SUPPORTERS CLUB RACE

Barry Drake

24 January 2023

The Curraheen Park Supporters Club was launched over the last week or so at the Cork circuit and on Saturday night, they put on a Curraheen Park Supporters Club race.


PLENTY OF GOOD BUSINESS AT CURRAHEEN PARK SALES

Barry Drake

24 January 2023

There were a number of smart performances in Curraheen Park on Saturday morning as the sales returned to the Cork circuit.


VIDEO: 2022 IRISH GREYHOUND RACING HIGHLIGHTS PART 3

GRI

23 January 2023

We are taking you through just some of the racing highlights of 2022, looking back on some of the big events of the year


YOUGHAL ON RPGTV TONIGHT

GRI

23 January 2023

As Oxford is abandoned tonight, RPGTV will be broadcasting Youghal as well as the racing from Doncaster: Live from 6pm


FOSTER MOTHER URGENTLY REQUIRED IN CO. TYRONE

Peter Farrell

23 January 2023

Please note that a Foster Mother is urgently required in Co.Tyrone for a litter of four pups.


DERBY CHAMP TRIALS BACK WHILE KOBE TAKES OFF

Ian Fortune

23 January 2023

Born Warrior didn’t exactly set the world alight in his first official spin since capture the Boylesports Derby last September.


RACER ONCE AGAIN ASSERTS IN RURAL KENNELS UNRACED

Peter Farrell

23 January 2023

The second round heats of the Rural Kennels Open Unraced 525 took place last night at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium and for the second consecutive week, Droopys Racer stole the show with another polished performance.


TOOLMAKER’S WILDE DISPLAY AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

22 January 2023

A week after producing a flawless trap to line success in the semis, Toolmaker Wilde had to do it the hard way to land the €2,000 on offer in the final of the Upcoming Events Open 550 at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.


PERFECTION FROM PAUL IN KNOCKLONG SECOND ROUND ACTION AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

22 January 2023

The second round heats of the Knocklong Schooling Track A1/A2 525 was the main attraction at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night and it was Strictly Paul who laid down a serious marker with an emphatic performance in heat one.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 21/1/2023

GRI

21 January 2023

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 21/1/2023:


MORE SUPERB DISPLAYS IN DUBLIN CUP

Ian Fortune

21 January 2023

The A2/A3 Dublin Cup was always going to see the emergence of some very useful trackers and, as expected, many of those competitors will be saying goodbye to A2 company in the near future after some superb displays in Friday’s second round.


SUNSHINE DREAM GOES QUICKEST IN SEMI FINALS OF THE ERIC BROWNE MEMORIAL KINGDOM DERBY

Barry Drake

21 January 2023

SUNSHINE DREAM went quickest in the semi-finals of the Eric Browne Memorial Kingdom Derby in Tralee on Friday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 20/1/2023

GRI

20 January 2023

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 20/1/2023:


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 117: BERKIE BROWNE

19 January 2023

This week were heading down south to the Kingdom to chat to the one and only Berkie Browne, a widely known bookmaker from Tralee.


MORE STARS EXPECTED TO EMERGE AT NEWBRIDGE

Ian Fortune

19 January 2023

One of the most notable unraced competitions of recent years has been the NTSC & Brownstown Tango Open Unraced Bitch Stake at Newbridge.


JET-POWERED PRICELESS HAS RUN HIS FINAL RACE

Ian Fortune

18 January 2023

There have been some very notable retirements in recent weeks and months and the latest came in recent days with Paul Hennessy confirming that in the incredibly versatile and talented Priceless Jet will be putting his feet up.


GUIDANCE NOTE FOR EXPORTING DOGS FROM IRELAND TO GREAT BRITAIN

GRI

17 January 2023

From 1st January 2021, rules for moving dogs between Ireland and Great Britain (GB) have changed.


NOTHING SERENE ABOUT SENSATIONAL ACE

Ian Fortune

17 January 2023

The news was confirmed in recent days that Serene Ace has run his final race after finishing lame at the Winter Racing Festival last month and will now head straight to stud.


VIDEO: 2022 IRISH GREYHOUND RACING HIGHLIGHTS PART 2

16 January 2023

We are taking you through just some of the racing highlights of 2022, looking back on some of the big events of the year.


LAUNCH OF THE CURRAHEEN PARK SUPPORTERS CLUB

Barry Drake

16 January 2023

A great crowd turned out at Curraheen Park on Saturday night for the launch of the Curraheen Park Supporters Club.


SYD TAKES THE HEADLINES AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

15 January 2023

It may have been cold and the racing low-key but there were some wonderful performances and a number of thrilling finishes at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night including the feature, the final of the RCETS A1 Dual Distance, as Churchtown Syd took charge late to deny Robbies Bear.


STAGE SETS A STRONG STANDARD IN DUBLIN CUP

Ian Fortune

14 January 2023

Highview Stage was the undoubted star of the opening round of the A2/A3 Dublin Cup at Shelbourne Park on Friday night, dominating throughout in his heat to come home a mile clear in a rapid 28.51.


RACER REVS HIS ENGINE IN RURAL OPENER AT CLONMEL

Peter Farrell

14 January 2023

The opening round heats of the Rural Kennels Unraced 525 got underway at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night and early indications are that it’s once again packed with incredible young talent, headed on the night by the ultra-impressive Droopys Racer.


A NUMBER OF SIZZLING PERFORMANCES IN THE KINGDOM DERBY

Barry Drake

14 January 2023

Irish Derby runner-up Ballymac Finn returned to something near his best when returning to winning ways in the Kingdom on Friday night.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 116: BILLY MCMAHON

12 January 2023

This week we’re heading across the water, as Barry chats to Billy McMahon, a well-known Greyhound racing supporter from Essex


BRILLIANT BEACH BOWS OUT

Ian Fortune

12 January 2023

It seems strange to say these words but Beach Avenue has run his last race.


UPDATED - PHONE LINES DOWN IN CURRAHEEN PARK

11 January 2023

The phone lines are down in Curraheen Park at the moment. Entries can be sent by text to Darren Hogan at 0858630143.


VIDEO: 2022 IRISH GREYHOUND RACING HIGHLIGHTS

GRI

9 January 2023

Over the coming weeks, we'll taking you through just some of the racing highlights of 2022, looking back on some of the big events of the year.


GREYHOUND SALES AT CURRAHEEN PARK (CORK) – SATURDAY 21ST JANUARY 2023

GRI

9 January 2023

Management at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium have reported a strong interest in the upcoming Sales on Saturday 21st January and the Sales are to proceed as scheduled. The sales trials and auction will be open to the public and all are welcome to attend on the day. For anyone that cannot attend in person the sales trials and auction will be available to view on the Livestock Live System. Details on how to access this are outlined below.


LEGEND A MARATHON STAR

Ian Fortune

8 January 2023

Michael Lynch’s Garfiney Legend displayed great battling qualities and plenty of reserves of stamina at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night to be crowned the 2022 Shelbourne Marathon champion.


ANGEL SETS THE TONE IN KNOCKLONG OPENER AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

8 January 2023

The opening round heats of the Knocklong Schooling Track A1/A2 525 were the highlight on last night’s Limerick card and it was Ruffian Angel who set the standard by the narrowest of margins.


EXCITING YOUNGSTER ROAMING TURBO MAKES IT TWO FROM TWO AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

8 January 2023

Racing in Curraheen Park produced a number of brilliant performances on Saturday night.


SMASHING PERFORMANCE FROM BILLERICAY JOE IN KILCOHAN PARK

Barry Drake

8 January 2023

BILLERICAY JOE was the standout performer in Waterford on Saturday night as the June youngster made it three wins from four career outings in the final of the €1,900 to the winner Slaneyside Solutions & W.T.S.C ON2/ON3 Unraced Stake.


MOFO AN AWARD WINNER

Ian Fortune

7 January 2023

Marissa Molloy and Raha Mofo have been recognized for their incredible year by the Connacht Tribune.


WI CAN DREAM LAYS DOWN A SERIOUS MARKER IN KINGDOM DERBY

Barry Drake

7 January 2023

WI CAN DREAM laid down a serious marker in the opening round of the Eric Browne Memorial Kingdom Derby at Tralee on Friday night.


DROOPYS STUD TO SPONSOR 2023 THURLES CHAMPION BITCH STAKE

Peter Farrell

6 January 2023

Singalong Sally produced a number of sensational performances in landing the 2022 Thurles Champion Bitch Stake and the prestigious event will return for 2023, this time carrying the generous sponsorship of the ‘Droopys Stud’.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY PODCAST EPISODE 115: MOST LISTENED TO OF 2022

5 January 2023

It's the first Talking Dogs Podcast of 2023 and we have a very special episode to start the new year. This episode features our most listened to Podcast guests of 2022.


GRAHAM REMAINS TOP TO MAKE IT ELEVEN

Ian Fortune

5 January 2023

Graham Holland and his Riverside Kennel team continue to set the standard on Irish soil and it will be no surprise to anyone that he ended 2022 as the most prolific trainer in the land for an incredible eleven straight year.


JOHN BYRNE TOPS PRIVATE TRAINER LIST

Ian Fortune

5 January 2023

With an impressive 52 winners, John Byrne was the top private trainer in 2022.


VIDEO: 2022 WINTER RACING FESTIVAL NIGHT 2

GRI

4 January 2023

Join Ian Fortune now to look back on the highlights of the action from the main night of the festival on Friday.


TALKING WINTER RACING FESTIVAL 2022 MONDAY 3RD JANUARY

GRI

3 January 2023

Time to cast our minds all the way back to last year (ok, last week) as Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and Declan O'Donoghue discuss the 2022 RCÉ/GRI Winter Racing Festival.


VIDEO: 2022 WINTER RACING FESTIVAL NIGHT 1

GRI

3 January 2023

Join Ian Fortune now to look back on the action from the opening night of the festival on Thursday, including the big Final of the night, the 2022 Dublin Cup won by Cheque for Sir.


MISSING GREYHOUND PUP IN KILKENNY AREA

GRI

3 January 2023

A nine month old greyhound pup is missing in the Castlecomer, Kilkenny area.


COLM DERVAN

31 December 2022

Colm passed away peacefully at the Galway Hospice surrounded by his loving family.


KINGDOM DERBY ENTRIES WILL CLOSE THIS TUESDAY

31 December 2022

The 2022 running of the Eric Browne Memorial Kingdom Derby will commence on January 6th at Tralee to facilitate entries following the Winter Racing Festival currently running at Shelbourne Park.


FESTIVE TALES FROM THE YELLOW CHAIR: THERESA AND FRIDA

GRI

30 December 2022

Our Yellow Chair travelled to Tralee to meet Theresa and Frida


VIDEO: 2022 SHELBOURNE CHRISTMAS OAKS FINAL

GRI

27 December 2022

Join Ian Fortune now to look back on Maries Wedding's trap to line victory for owner Tamara Butler in the Christmas Oaks Final in Shelbourne Park on Friday night.


COLLEGE PARADISE AND SLIABH LIAG - YOUR WINTER RACING FESTIVAL MEMORIES

GRI

27 December 2022

As the countdown continues to the 2022 Winter Racing Festival in Shelbourne Park, Ian takes us on another trip down memory lane with your nominated highlights from 2016 and 2019.


FESTIVE TALES FROM THE YELLOW CHAIR: CHRIS & GOLD

GRI

27 December 2022

Our Yellow Chair has set up this time in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium to meet Chris and Gold.


DROOPYS NIDGE & DROOPYS GOOD - YOUR WINTER RACING FESTIVAL MEMORIES

GRI

26 December 2022

Join Ian Fortune now to look back on some of your favourite Night of Stars and Winter Racing Festival Memories - first up in Droopys Nidge in 2014 and Droopys Good in 2021.


FESTIVE TALES FROM THE YELLOW CHAIR: WILLIE & CHARLIE

GRI

24 December 2022

Our Yellow Chair has hit the road once again for Christmas and is sharing some more wonderful stories from across Ireland.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY PODCAST EPISODE 114: FRANK NYHAN

Barry Drake

24 December 2022

For the final podcast episode of 2022, Barry is joined by Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland Chairman, Frank Nyhan.


UPDATE TO NOVICE GRADING REGULATIONS JANUARY 2023

GRI

21 December 2022

Trainers and Owners please note amendments to the regulations surrounding Novice grading, qualifying and racing which will come into effect from the 1st January 2023.


VIDEO: 2022 SHELBOURNE CHRISTMAS OAKS SEMI-FINALS

GRI

21 December 2022

Join Ian Fortune now to look back on two tremendous Semi-Finals in the 2022 Shelbourne Christmas Oaks with wins for Speedels About and Ballymac Run.


3-YEAR SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCED WITH JAG BUILDING SERVICES UNVEILED

GRI

20 December 2022

A new three-year sponsorship agreement was announced by Gavin O'Mahoney of Jag Building Services this week which will see events being hosted in Kilkenny, Enniscorthy, Clonmel and Kilcohan Park (Waterford).


VIDEO: 2022 MATCHBOOK IRISH ST.LEGER FINAL

GRI

20 December 2022

Join us now to look back on the fantastic performance of Bobsleigh Dream to win the 2022 Matchbook Irish St. Leger Final in Limerick on Sunday night.


PLUNKETT DEVLIN

20 December 2022

The sad news came through on Monday of the passing of one of the most important figures in Irish greyhound racing over the past fifty years, Plunkett Devlin.


TALKING LEGER 2022 EPISODE 5 MONDAY 19TH DECEMBER

GRI

19 December 2022

Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons and RPGTV's Jonathan Kay are here to chat about Bobsleigh Dream's fantastic win.


MICHAEL BRENNAN

17 December 2022

It’s with real sadness we must report the passing of one of the most respected men in greyhound racing, Michael Brennan.


SALES FIXTURES FOR Q1 OF 2023

GRI

17 December 2022

At a recent meeting of the RCÉ Sales Committee the Sales Fixtures have been allocated for Q1 of 2023


TRACK RATINGS - REGULATORY NOTICE

GRI

16 December 2022

As part of the ongoing review of Track Ratings on a national basis, Rásaíocht Con Éireann has recently reviewed the track ratings applied to licensed Stadia under normal conditions.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 113: MICHAEL HEENEY

GRI

15 December 2022

Barry speaks to Michael Heeney, a man who has been involved in dogs for a long time joins us from Waterford.


BRILLIANT ESKE SADLY PASSES ON

Ian Fortune

15 December 2022

Word came through on Wednesday evening that Ballymac Eske had passed on.


RPGTV CONFIRM RECORD IRISH COVERAGE FOR 2023

GRI

14 December 2022

Racing Post Greyhound TV, in conjunction with Greyhound Racing Ireland and SIS, has announced record Irish coverage for 2023 with up to 22 major live broadcasts planned in addition to the weekly Sunday afternoon Mullingar action.


NOREEN GRAHAM

14 December 2022

The sad news came through on Tuesday morning that one of the first ladies of greyhound racing, Noreen Graham had sadly passed away.


2023 RACING BONUS INCENTIVES

GRI

13 December 2022

Greyhound Racing Ireland have announced a number of prizemoney bonus incentives for events across the 2023 Irish Greyhound Racing Calendar.


CATEGORY 2 MEAT FEEDING

GRI

13 December 2022

Clarification regarding the feeding of Category 2 Meat.


JOHN KENNY

12 December 2022

The sad news came through yesterday of the passing of one of the great doggy men, John Kenny.


MATCHBOOK PODCAST – IRISH ST. LEGER FINAL PREVIEW

9 December 2022

Sponsors, Matchbook, are looking forward to tomorrow’s Irish St. Leger Final with their podcast previewing the action this afternoon


FURTHER PROGRESS MADE IN TRACEABILITY DURING 2022

GRI

9 December 2022

Substantial further progress has been made this year in the area of traceability, which is vital to safeguarding the future of the sport of greyhound racing. RCÉ commenced collating all data pertaining to all official and unofficial trials during 2022 with the introduction of additional functionality planned for 2023.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 112: RACHEL WHEELER

8 December 2022

Barry chats to Rachel Wheeler this week, a talented greyhound owner & trainer. Rachel is gearing up for a big night on Saturday night as Annagh Bailey competes in the Matchbook Irish St. Leger Final in Limerick Greyhound Stadium


TALKING DOGS ROADSHOW PICTURES

7 December 2022

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a wonderful evening in Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night. Brendan captured some of the night for us, have a look at the pictures now


2023 GRI CLASSICS & FEATURES CALENDAR RELEASED

GRI

7 December 2022

The dates have been released for the big Greyhound Racing events in Ireland in 2023 with the Derby Final to take place earlier, on Saturday 2nd September.


VIDEO: 2022 MATCHBOOK IRISH ST. LEGER SEMI-FINALS

GRI

7 December 2022

Look back on last weekend's Matchbook Irish St. Leger Semi-Finals.


TALKING LEGER 2022 EPISODE 4: MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER

GRI

5 December 2022

The Final 6 have been decided and we've got less than 30 seconds of action remaining in the 2022 Matchbook Irish St. Leger. All eyes turn to Limerick on Saturday night to see who will claim the €30,000 winners prize.


TONY FAHY

2 December 2022

It’s with sadness we must report the passing of one of the legends and true gentlemen of Irish greyhound sport, Hall of Fame trainer Tony Fahy.


NICKY WALSH

30 November 2022

It’s with real sadness we must report the passing of a true doggy man, Nicky Walsh.


€150,000 PRIZEMONEY INCREASE IN DECEMBER ANNOUNCED

GRI

29 November 2022

The Board of Greyhound Racing Ireland recognises that the cost-of-living crisis is having a significant impact on owners and trainers nationwide. In response to this, the Board have approved an increase of €150,000 in prizemoney for the month of December 2022.


TALKING LEGER 2022 EPISODE 3: MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

GRI

28 November 2022

Ian Fortune and Tommy Lyons are joined by Joe Sheahan in Dubai as they talk all things Matchbook Irish St. Leger, looking back on Saturday's Quarter Final action and ahead to the Semi-Finals this weekend in Limerick. Of course, they also chat about the other big action around the country including the IGOBF National Puppy Stake and Raha Mofo's terrific win in the GRI Galway Oaks.


A BIG CROWD WITNESSES BRILLIANT ACTION AT SHELBOURNE

Ian Fortune

27 November 2022

A big crowd poured through the Shelbourne Park stiles on Saturday night as the festive season got underway and they were treated to some superb racing including two wonderful displays in the semi-finals of the IGOBF National Puppy Stake.


ENTRY OF GREYHOUNDS AT LICENSED STADIA – REGULATORY NOTICE

GRI

24 November 2022

Owners and Trainers are advised that further to a recent Irish Coursing Club Rule Amendment, entries from previously authorised Irish Coursing Club Agents, will not be accepted at Rásaíocht Con Éireann licensed Stadia.


EPISODE 111: NOEL HOLLAND

24 November 2022

In this episode, Barry chats to Noel Holland, a man who has been involved with greyhounds throughout his entire life.


TALKING LEGER 2022 EPISODE 2 MONDAY 21ST NOVEMBER

GRI

21 November 2022

The action in the 2022 Matchbook Irish St. Leger continued on Saturday night in Limerick and Ian Fortune, Barry Caul and Tom Fitzgerald are here to give us their thoughts on all things Leger and more!


CURRAHEEN PARK SALES REPORT

Barry Drake

21 November 2022

There were a number of smart performances in Curraheen Park on Saturday morning as the sales returned to the Cork circuit.


3-YEAR SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NEWBRIDGE GREYHOUND STADIUM

GRI

15 November 2022

A new three-year sponsorship agreement was announced in Newbridge Greyhound Stadium this weekend


TALKING LEGER EPISODE 1 MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER

GRI

14 November 2022

The 2022 Matchbook Irish St. Leger is underway in Limerick Greyhound Stadium so it's time for the Talking Dogs team to start Talking Leger!


DOUBLING OF RCÉ WELFARE OFFICERS INSPECTIONS IN 2022

GRI

14 November 2022

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland carried has out a record 2,246 welfare inspections and inspections of greyhound establishments during the first ten months of 2022.


AG RÁSAÍOCHT LE CHÉILE - GO GREYHOUND RACING FOR FREE THIS WEEKEND

GRI

11 November 2022

Join in the Ag Rásaíocht Le Chéile celebrations this weekend


2022 ERIC BROWNE MEMORIAL KINGDOM DERBY STARTS JANUARY 6TH.

Barry Drake

11 November 2022

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium is proud to announce the details of the upcoming 2022 Eric Browne Memorial Kingdom Derby.


VIDEO: MATCHBOOK IRISH ST. LEGER 1ST ROUND DRAW

GRI

10 November 2022

Shortly after the draw was made for the opening round of the 2022 Matchbook Irish St. Leger, we spoke to Paul Geasley and Tom Fitzgerald.


CONGRATULATIONS PETER

GRI

10 November 2022

While the greyhound racing world was busy celebrating big wins last weekend, our own Peter had some personal news to celebrate.


VIDEO: 2022 IRISH LAURELS FINAL

GRI

8 November 2022

On Saturday 5th November, a packed Curraheen Park witnessed an exciting Laurels Final with Good Cody emerging as the 2022 Champion.


TALKING LAURELS 2022 EPISODE 5 MONDAY 7TH NOVEMBER

GRI

7 November 2022

Join Barry Caul, Tommy Lyons and this week's special guest Jimmy Barry Murphy as they chat about a thrilling Final and a great night of racing and entertainment in Cork.


PHOTOS: TALKING DOGS ROADSHOW IN CURRAHEEN PARK

GRI

5 November 2022

On Tuesday night the Talking Dogs Roadshow rolled into Cork for the Laurels Final preview.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 109 JIMMY BARRY MURPHY

Barry Drake

3 November 2022

Barry Drake speaks with Cork legend Jimmy Barry Murphy as we look forward to a big weekend in Cork for the Laurels Final.


VIDEO: LAURELS SEMI-FINALS

GRI

1 November 2022

Join Sarina in Curraheen Park for a look back on the action in the Semi-Finals of the 2022 Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Laurels.


TAKING LAURELS 2022 EPISODE 4 MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER

GRI

31 October 2022

Barry Drake, Tommy Lyons & Barry Drake sit down to discuss all the Laurels action, looking back on the weekend's Semi-Finals and ahead to the Final in Curraheen Park. Of course there is plenty of other action to catch their eyes as they also discuss the Matchbook Fair Warrior Final in Mullingar and the action in Shelbourne Park including the RPGTV Puppy Oaks.


INDUSTRY UPDATE : DEXAMETHASONE & CATEGORY 2 MEAT

GRI

28 October 2022

In early October 2022, details of the decision to implement new screening limits for the medicine Dexamethasone were published on Talking Dogs and in race programmes. Following on from additional stakeholder engagement, the Board of RCE have taken the decision to extend the period of transition to the implementation of the new screening limits.


VIDEO: 2022 RPGTV JUVENILE DERBY & YVONNE BARRY 600 FINAL

GRI

27 October 2022

Join Ian Fortune and Rob Catterson now in Shelbourne Park as they took a look back at two big Finals on Saturday n


UPDATED PRICING FOR UNOFFICIAL TRIALS IN SHELBOURNE PARK

GRI

26 October 2022

Owners & Trainers please note a change to the current pricing model for unofficial trials in Shelbourne Park.


TALKING LAURELS 2022 EPISODE 3 MONDAY 24TH OCTOBER

GRI

24 October 2022

Ian Fortune and Tommy Lyons are joined by this week's guest Declan O'Donoghue to talk all things Laurels but also give us their thoughts on the RPGTV Juvenile Derby & Yvonne Barry Bookmaker 600 Finals plus the Matchbook Fair Warrior.


CURRAHEEN PARK HOST FIRST GRI BOARD MEETING

GRI

21 October 2022

The Greyhound Racing Ireland Board pictured at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium for the first GRI Board Meeting at the Cork venue


UNABLE TO DEPOSIT TO YOUR BARKING BUZZ ACCOUNT

GRI

21 October 2022

Barking Buzz temporary alternative deposit method.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 108: MICHAEL O'KEEFE

Barry Drake

20 October 2022

Barry speaks to Midleton man Michael O'Keefe in this week's episode. Michael takes us on a wonderful trip down memory lane with stories from days gone by.


NEW GREYHOUND RACING IRELAND ONLINE STORE

GRI

18 October 2022

Looking for a gift for the greyhound racing lover in your life? Our new store has a selection of items available to purchase with proceeds going to the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust.


TALKING LAURELS EPISODE 2 MONDAY 17TH OCTOBER

GRI

17 October 2022

With a new track record and plenty more great performances in Round 2 of the Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Laurels, there's a lot for the Talking Dogs team to talk about.


VIDEO: RPGTV JUVENILE DERBY & 600 SEMI-FINALS

GRI

17 October 2022

Join Barry Caul for a look back on two sets of Semi-Finals from last Saturday night in Shelbourne Park. First up is a look at the young stars of the future in the Racing Post Greyhound TV Juvenile Derby Semi-Finals before we re-visit the Yvonne Barry Bookmaker 600 Semi-Finals. Be there in Shelbourne Park this Saturday night for the Finals of both competitions.


UPDATE IN RELATION TO GREYHOUNDS BEING REHOMED IN THE UNITED STATES

GRI

17 October 2022

During the summer of 2022, several scheduled transports of Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) greyhounds to the US were cancelled/deferred due to the extreme high local temperatures at destination airports. The decision to cancel/defer these transports were made in the interest of greyhound welfare.


BARKING BUZZ CUSTOMER UPDATE

GRI

17 October 2022

Essential upgrade works this Monday


THE TALKING DOGS ROADSHOW IS COMING TO CORK - JOIN US!

GRI

13 October 2022

The Talking Dogs Roadshow is heading south to Cork! Join us at Curraheen Park for our Laurels Final preview night on Tuesday 1st November.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 107: FRED MALZARD

Barry Drake

13 October 2022

Barry Drake is joined by Fred Malzard this week, part of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby winning syndicate Whatever You Like, owners of Born Warrior.


TALKING LAURELS 2022 EPISODE 1 MONDAY 10TH OCTOBER

GRI

10 October 2022

The 2022 Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing got underway on Saturday night in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium with 12 exciting 1st Round heats.


LIFFORD GREYHOUND STADIUM

GRI

7 October 2022

Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has this week issued a licence to Canardadzo Ltd., trading as Lifford Greyhound Racing Club (LGRC), to operate a greyhound race track at Ballyduff Road, Lifford, Co. Donegal.


UPDATE ON THE USE OF THE MEDICINE DEXAMETHASONE IN RACING GREYHOUNDS

GRI

7 October 2022

Greyhound Racing Ireland / Rásaíocht Con Éireann wishes to inform greyhound owners and trainers, that from January 1st 2023, a revised screening limit will take effect in relation to the medicine Dexamethasone.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 106: JENNIFER O'DONNELL

Barry Drake

7 October 2022

This week, Barry Drake is joined by our 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby winning trainer, Jennifer O'Donnell.


VIDEO: CHATTING WITH 1ST RD DRAW GUESTS: 2022 FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF CORK GREYHOUND RACING IRISH LAURELS

GRI

6 October 2022

It was wonderful to welcome so many of the local Cork greyhound racing community and special guests last night for the 1st Round Draw of the 2022 Friends and Supporters of Cork Greyhound Racing Irish Laurels in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium.


2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY FINAL SAMPLING RETURNS CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

GRI

5 October 2022

Rásaíocht Con Eireann is pleased to announce that samples taken from the finalists of the 2022 Greyhound Derby have tested negative for Adverse Analytical Findings.


SALES FIXTURES FOR 2022 AND 2023

GRI

5 October 2022

Due to the upcoming Greyhound Sales at Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium being well oversubscribed the Sales Committee have allocated an additional Sales Fixtures for December 2022.


FURTHER PRIZEMONEY BOOST FOR MUNSTER JUVENILE CUP

Peter Farrell

4 October 2022

Following a further cash injection, this year's renewal of the Munster Juvenile Cup will now carry a first prize of a handsome €6,200.


IMPORTANT NOTICE ON PRIZEMONEY PAYMENTS

GRI

30 September 2022

If you receive your prizemoney payments in an Ulster Bank account, please update your details now.


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY CONSOLATION AND MICHAEL FORTUNE MEMORIAL DERBY PLATE

GRI

29 September 2022

For all of you who are suffering from post-Derby blues, here's a chance to look back on two more brilliant races from Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby Final night in Shelbourne Park.


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”.


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.


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 105: WAYNE LEONARD

Barry Drake

22 September 2022

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


ACCESSING YOUR BARKING BUZZ ACCOUNT

GRI

19 August 2022

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


TALKING DOGS LOOKBACK TO 2012 RACING HIGHLIGHTS

7 February 2022

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.