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.


WARM WEATHER EVENT – ADJUSTMENTS TO RACING THURSDAY 11TH AUGUST

GRI

11 August 2022

Due to the Status Yellow weather warning now issued by Met Eireann, RCÉ/GRI has considered the care and welfare needs of racing greyhounds in the context of upcoming Race & Trial Schedules and wishes to advise of the changes to the racing schedules in the coming days.


96 NAMES IN THE DERBY THUS FAR

Ian Fortune

11 August 2022

The opening round draw for the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby is just days away and the entry is getting bigger and bigger with each passing hour.


WARM WEATHER EVENT: ADJUSTMENTS TO RACING UPDATE AUGUST 10TH

GRI

10 August 2022

Adjustments to racing as a result of hot weather warnings- 10th August 2022.


IRISH FOCUS ON RPGTV

Ian Fortune

10 August 2022

We’ll be taking another tour of the tracks of Ireland this evening on the Irish Focus.


EARLIER DERBY DRAW ON MONDAY MORNING

Ian Fortune

10 August 2022

It was confirmed yesterday that the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby draw will take place on Monday morning but at the slightly earlier time of 11am.


FINAL CALL FOR DUNDALK ENTRIES FOR MONDAY

Ian Fortune

10 August 2022

Dundalk have issued a reminder that entries for Monday’s Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup final card will be closing tomorrow.


WARM WEATHER EVENT – ADJUSTMENTS TO RACING UPDATE TUESDAY 9TH AUGUST

GRI

9 August 2022

RCÉ is monitoring the progress of the extreme hot weather forecast for the coming days and has considered the care and welfare needs of racing greyhounds in the context of upcoming Racing and Trial Schedules.


NEWBRIDGE TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

Ian Fortune

9 August 2022

We’re coming up to a very exciting milestone at Newbridge with the current Cornelscourt stadium nearing the 50th anniversary of its opening.


DERBY ENTRIES STARTING TO ROLL IN

Ian Fortune

9 August 2022

The latest update of Derby entries would suggest we’re on target for a very strong entry, both in terms of numbers and quality.


DUNDALK RACE ONLY ONCE THIS WEEK

Ian Fortune

9 August 2022

Just a reminder that Dundalk will race only once this week on Saturday.


THE GREYHOUND & PETWORLD A1 525 STAKE ENTRIES CLOSE WED AT 10AM

Barry Drake

9 August 2022

The Greyhound & Petworld A1 525 Stake Entries Close Wed At 10am:


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.


ACE FAVOURITE WITH IRISH SPRINT CUP SPONSORS

Ian Fortune

8 August 2022

After yet another flawless display in the semi-finals of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup, Serene Ace has been introduced by the sponsors as the 10-11 favourite to land the sprint classic at Dundalk next Monday.


DERBY DEADLINE SET AT 5PM FRIDAY

Ian Fortune

8 August 2022

Boylesports Derby entries are expected to flood in over the coming days with a deadline set for Friday at 5pm.


PUBLICANS AND POTENTIAL BUYERS WILL BE EYEING UP ENNISCORTHY ACTION

Ian Fortune

8 August 2022

With each of the thirty-six greyhounds in the opening round of the Public House ON2/3 525 representing a local pub, it seems safe to expect a few extra bodies at Enniscorthy this evening.


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.


TOMMY TO ASSERT IN O’CONNOR JULIAN VETS TRI-DISTANCE

Peter Farrell

6 August 2022

The final of the O’Connor Julian Vets Cashel Tri-Distance will serve as the main attraction at Limerick Greyhound Stadium later tonight and with a handsome €2,000 up for grabs to the eventual winner, it is sure to provide some thrilling action as the finalist’s step-up to the 600-yard trip.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 5/08/2022

GRI

5 August 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 5/08/2022:


APPLICATIONS FOR THE TALKING DOGS ROADSHOW DERBY FINAL PREVIEW OPEN!

GRI

5 August 2022

We're very excited for our next Talking Dogs Roadshow which will take place in Shelbourne Park on the eve of the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. Fancy being there? Register your interest now!


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 100: THOMAS O'DONOVAN & JOHN MC DONNELL

Barry Drake

5 August 2022

This week Barry Drake is Joined by Thomas O’Donovan and John McDonnell for the 100th episode of Talking Dogs On Thursday.


EDISON AMONGST FIRST DERBY ENTRIES TO ROLL IN

Ian Fortune

5 August 2022

The first entries for the upcoming Boylesports Derby were confirmed yesterday afternoon and while there have been only eight thus far, outside the trial take winners, there is one notable name amongst the group.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 4/08/2022

GRI

5 August 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 4/08/2022:


ONLINE GREYHOUND SALES AT KILKENNY SATURDAY 6TH AUGUST

GRI

3 August 2022

Management at Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium have reported a strong interest in the upcoming Online Sales at Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium on Saturday August 6th.


ED AND HOFFA HEAD DERBY MARKET

Ian Fortune

3 August 2022

The Boylesports Irish Derby is just over a fortnight away and the sponsors updated their betting lists last night with a little more information available as regards the likely challengers, while head greyhound trader Damien Lonergan explained which greyhounds were losers in their book.


GREYHOUND SALES AUGUST 2022

GRI

2 August 2022

Update for sales this month.


SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM SHINNAGH TUNE AT YOUGHAL TRACK

Barry Drake

2 August 2022

SHINNAGH TUNE (Laughil Blake-Alls Well) lit up the Youghal track on Monday night with a spectacular performance in the closing race.


FALCON TO FLY NO MORE ON THE TRACK

Ian Fortune

2 August 2022

It has been reported that Thorn Falcon, the wonderful 2021 English Derby champion, has been both retired and rehomed in recent days.


KILKENNY SEEKING TIPSTERS AND OTHER NEWS

Ian Fortune

2 August 2022

If you fancy yourself as a student of form and feel you can pick winners better than most, we have the competition for you.


TALKING CHAMPION STAKES EPISODE 2 MONDAY 1ST AUGUST

GRI

1 August 2022

It might be a Bank Holiday Monday but no rest for the Talking Dogs team as they chat about Saturday night's BoyleSports Champion Stakes Final. One Time Only's win is of course the main topic of conversation but the thrilling undercard gets plenty of mention too plus the action in Dundalk and a look ahead to the Derby to come! Join Ian Fortune, Tommy Lyons & Sarah Kinsella now for a chat. =


DARLENE’S JOURNEY BOOSTED BY AUCTION SUCCESS

Ian Fortune

1 August 2022

The auction of the Honeysuckle and A Plus Tard silks at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night couldn’t have gone much better despite the inclement weather conditions.


THE DRINKS COULD BE ON ENNISCORTHY

Ian Fortune

1 August 2022

Those that follow Enniscorthy track on social media will be more than aware that they are very proactive with wonderful updates and initiatives.


VIDEO: 2022 BOYLESPORTS CHAMPION STAKES FINAL

GRI

1 August 2022

The weather may have not have been ideal but that didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd in Shelbourne Park on Saturday as they were treated to an incredible display of racing on the track. One Time Only added another big win to his career landing the 2022 BoyleSports Champion Stakes for trainer Thomas O'Donovan and owners Paul Horig and John Woodford. Join Ian Fortune now to look back on the race.


ONE TIME ONLY A TRUE CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

31 July 2022

One Time Only was crowned the 2022 Boylesports Champion Stakes winner at a busy Shelbourne Park on Saturday night as he produced a typically brilliant display of early speed and front running to hand handler Tommy O’Donovan another major victory.


WARRIOR A BRILLIANT PLATE WINNER

Ian Fortune

31 July 2022

While the Boylesports Champion Stakes was the feature at Shelbourne Park on Saturday, there was an exceptional undercard littered with incredible performances including that of the Jennifer O’Donnell trained Born Warrior in the Boylesports Champion Plate.


ACE AND JOHNNY STAY UNBEATEN IN IRISH SPRINT CUP

Ian Fortune

31 July 2022

Both Serene Ace and Shancol Johnny continued their unbeaten march through the Irish Sprint Cup at Dundalk on Saturday night with both dipping under the 21 second barrier but, for the third week running, it was the former that set the standard.


ISO SHINES ON BIG NIGHT IN DRUMO

Ian Fortune

31 July 2022

Iso Fantastic has long been a hugely consistent tracker for Michael Corr and the shrewd handler would have been delighted to see his son of Iso Octane claim the Billy Hutchinson Memorial & DTSC 525 at Drumbo Park on Saturday night.


ANOTHER NIGHT OF GREAT RACING ACTION AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

31 July 2022

WALKABOUT BARNEY made it back-to-back winning performances in Saturday night's final of the €1,350 to the winner Galloping Kennels and Cork GOBA A2 Stake final at Curraheen Park.


IMPRESSIVE BOBSLEIGH QUICKEST IN TIPP CUP SEMIS

Peter Farrell

31 July 2022

The semi finals of the 2022 Centenary Agri Tipperary Cup took centre stage last night at Thurles Greyhound Stadium and despite the absence of Skywalker Cilla in the opening semi final, it was hard not be impressed by the performance of Bobsleigh Dream as she sealed back-to-back victories in the stake.


TWO GREAT BATTLES IN THE SEMI FINALS OF THE JOHN FITZGERALD MEMORIAL

Barry Drake

31 July 2022

The semi-finals of the €3,250 to the winner John Fitzgerald Memorial A1 550 took centre stage at Kilcohan Park on Saturday night.


DREAM STEP A POWERFUL WINNER OF THE BALLYMAC ANTON TRI DISTANCE FINAL

Barry Drake

31 July 2022

DREAM STEP, trained by David Flanagan for owners Caroline Flanagan and Damian Hally, ran out a brilliant winner of the €3,000 to the winner Ballymac Anton @ Stud Stakes Tri Distance at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 30/07/2022

GRI

30 July 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 30/07/2022:


SENSATIONAL SYD TAKES HEADLINES IN RCETS

Ian Fortune

30 July 2022

It was predictable that a number of those that contested the opening round of the RCETS Open Unraced at Shelbourne Park would improve in the space of a week but few could have expected what was to come with Here Comes Syd producing the most remarkable run to get tongues wagging.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, FRIDAY 29/07/2022

GRI

30 July 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Friday 29/07/2022:


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, THURSDAY 28/07/2022

GRI

29 July 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Thursday 28/07/2022:


TALKING DOGS ON THURSDAY EPISODE 99: ADAM DUNFORD

Barry Drake

28 July 2022

This week we head to Waterford as Barry Drake chats to young greyhound trainer, Adam Dunford.


VINCENT LEAVY

28 July 2022

It’s with a heavy heart we must report the sudden passing of the most dedicated doggy men in the country, Vincent Leavy.


SILKS AUCTION DETAILS AND A NEW GO FUND ME SET UP FOR DARLENE

Ian Fortune

27 July 2022

Last week we brought you news of a set of silks being auctioned at Shelbourne Park this Saturday on Boylesports Champion Stakes final night for a very worthwhile cause.


DUNDALK SEEKING OPEN RACERS FOR BIG NIGHT

Ian Fortune

27 July 2022

It may be almost three weeks away, but the Dundalk racing management are already planning a big night on August 15th.


RAY MURPHY

27 July 2022

The Greyhound industry lost another great personality in recent days with the news of the sad passing of Ray Murphy, Kinawley, Co. Fermanagh.


WATCH: THE 2022 BOYLESPORTS CHAMPION STAKE SEMI-FINALS

GRI

26 July 2022

Join our Talking Dogs team track side at the Boylesports Champion Stake semi-finals


TWOINAROW FAVOURITE FOR CHAMPION STAKES GLORY

Ian Fortune

26 July 2022

Sponsors Boylesports believe Twoinarow is the one to beat in the final of the Champions Stakes on Saturday night at Shelbourne Park despite suffering defeat behind One Time Only last weekend.


TALKING CHAMPION STAKES 2022

GRI

25 July 2022

Sit back and enjoy the opening rounds of the BoyleSports Champion Stakes 2022.


JOB OPPORTUNITY: WELFARE OFFICER/ GREYHOUND REHOMING CO-ORDINATOR

25 July 2022

Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland are currently recruiting


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.


BOCKO MAKES QUITE THE START AS A SIRE

Ian Fortune

25 July 2022

After a sensational racing career that saw him emerge one of the great Derby champions of recent times, Lenson Bocko made an incredible start to his career as a sire over the weekend.


WONDERFUL DISPLAYS IN CHAMPION

Ian Fortune

24 July 2022

The final of the Boylesports Champion Stakes will take centre stage next weekend following three wonderful semi-finals at a busy Shelbourne Park on Saturday night


WARRIOR AND KING RULE IN PLATE

Barry Caul

24 July 2022

While the Boylesports Champion Stakes took centre stage at Shelbourne on Saturday, the remainder of the card also provided some wonderful racing with the feature of the undercard the semi-finals of the Boylesports Champion Plate and Born Warrior and Priceless King lived up to their names by ruling in their respective races.


DÉJÀ VU AS ACE AND DUNFORD TAKE HEADLINES AT DUNDALK

Ian Fortune

24 July 2022

One could be forgiven for confusing the second round results of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup for the opening round.


STREAM OF SYDNEY STARS IN JOHN WHELAN MEMORIAL KENNEDY CUP DECIDER

Peter Farrell

24 July 2022

There was another stacked card at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night as the final of the €5,000 to the winner John Whelan Memorial Kennedy Cup came to its conclusion and it went the way of the favourite as Steam Of Sydney maintained her unbeaten record in the event with another incredible performance.


BOBSLEIGH DREAM SETS THE TONE IN TIPP CUP SECOND ROUND

Peter Farrell

24 July 2022

After the weather forced the Centenary Tipperary Cup to be put on hold last Saturday night, the second round action finally got underway at Thurles Park and although there were to be a few upsets throughout the heats, there were no shocks about the performance of Bobsleigh Dream as she made every yard to go quickest of the four heats on offer.


MASSIVE PERFORMANCE FROM BOCKOS MELODY IN SHELLEY FENNELLY MEMORIAL FINAL

Barry Drake

24 July 2022

Trainer Graham Holland landed another big one in Curraheen Park on Saturday night as Bockos Melody (Droopys Sydney-Ballymac Razl) landed the final of the €4,500 to the winner Shelley Fennelly Memorial Open Bitch Stake.


STICKMAN SETS THE STANDARD IN OPENING ROUND OF THE JOHN FITZGERALD MEMORIA

Barry Drake

24 July 2022

The John Fitzgerald Memorial A1 Stake looks like a really good event and the opening round got underway in Kilcohan Park on Saturday night.


SHELBOURNE PARK TRIAL RESULTS, SATURDAY 23/07/2022

GRI

23 July 2022

Shelbourne Park Trial Results, Saturday 23/07/2022:


PUPS LIGHT UP SHELBOURNE IN RCETS UNRACED

Ian Fortune

23 July 2022

It wasn’t difficult to predict there were would be some superb displays in the opening round of the RCETS Open Unraced at Shelbourne Park on Friday night given the pedigrees, connections involved and the qualifying form on show but all three heats were packed with potential future stars.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.