Junior Nominator Families Enjoy Semi-Final Night at Shelbourne Park

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Final:

What an exciting and enjoyable BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby so far. This year, young greyhound enthusiasts had the additional excitement of following their nominated dog throughout the Derby. Over 6 weeks ago, 341 children were randomly assigned a greyhound in this year’s Derby and we are down to the final 12 nominators.

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Semi – Final Night:

Last Saturday night, the 26 junior nominator semi finalists were invited to attend the BoyleSports Derby semi-finals with their families.  The families gathered in the Derby Suite with finger food and refreshments provided by Shelbourne Park. Frank Nyhan, Chairman of Greyhound Racing Ireland and Wayne McCarthy, GRI Board Member welcomed everyone and IGOBF Chairman Damian Matthews addressed the attendees, providing words of appreciation and encouragement to all the junior nominators and their families. IGOBF Secretary Deirdre Leahy presented each junior nominator with a momento of the event, including, a rosette, certificate and medal as well as a letter of appreciation from Greyhound Racing Ireland including family passes to their local track. The lucky finalists also got to meet their nomination at the kennel area after their respective semi finals.

Unfortunately, some of the junior nominator semi-finalists couldn’t make it to Shelbourne Park on Saturday night but no doubt they were cheering on their nominated greyhound at home. For many, this was their first time at Shelbourne Park. An enjoyable night was had by all and hopefully this is the start of something special in the lives of these wonderful young greyhound enthusiasts.

Deirdre Leahy and Kevin Davies (Crafty Kokoro)

Deirdre Leahy and Conor Slevin (Cryptopunk)

Deirdre Leahy and Liam McLoughlin (Callaway Pro Am)

Deirdre Leahy, Anthony Reidy and Lacey Reidy

Sinéad O’Reilly (Coolavanny Hoffa) and Deirdre Leahy

Deirdre Leahy and Myles Kearney (Coolavanny Hoffa)

Deirdre Leahy and Rhylie McBride (Ballymac Finn)

Deirdre Leahy and Mark McDonnell (Maries Wedding)

Deirdre Leahy and Lauren Lynch (Gortkelly Nestor)

Deirdre Leahy and Lilly O’Sullivan (Gortkelly Nestor)

Peter Divilly and Kevin Davies

Peter Divilly and Kevin Davies

Rhylie McBride with Shane Dowling and Ballymac Finn

Shane Hanlon, Jennifer O’Donnell, Anthony and Lacey Reidy with Born Warrior

Mark McDonnell and Keeley McGee with Maries Wedding

Junior Nominator Semi-Finalists

Anthony Reidy with his mom Lacey

Harry, Charlie, Molly and Lilly O’Sullivan

Eimear and Sinéad O’Reilly

Bill, Anthony and Lacey Reidy

 

You can support this and many other IGOBF projects by purchasing a ticket for the IGOBF Buster Draw. Tickets are just €5 and the person with winning sequence of the Derby Final will win €500.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below:

IGOBF Boylesports Irish Derby 2022 Buster Competition

Irish Greyhound Derby Junior Nominator Competition

Just 2 weeks to go before the commencement of the 2022 Irish Greyhound Derby and we have an exciting competition for all our young greyhound enthusiasts!

Simply, text or Whatsapp 0851294406, the name(s) of the child/children you’d like to enter and they will be randomly assigned a greyhound to follow in this year’s Irish Greyhound Derby.

*Nominated person must be under 18.

*Prizes for the six finalists.

*Closing date Sunday 14th August.

Draw will be posted on our website igobf.org and on our social media platforms ‘Irish Greyhounds Sunrise to Sunset’.

Thank You for Supporting The IGOBF English Derby Buster Draw

Congratulations Margaret Nolan

The winner of the €5,000 prize in the IGOBF English Derby Buster Draw is Margaret Nolan from County Kildare. Margaret is a long time owner and breeder of greyhounds and is 85 years young. Margaret is a regular visitor to Shelbourne Park and will be in attendance on Saturday 16th July for a presentation of the IGOBF Buster prizemoney by representatives from IGOBF.

Margaret was watching the English derby final 2022 on RPTV with her buster ticket receipt in her hand and knew immediately when she saw the result of the race that she had the winning combination sequence. The entire family are great supporters of IGOBF and Margaret’s daughter Daire Malone quickly messaged IGOBF chairman Damian Matthews with a screenshot of Margaret’s winning buster ticket receipt. The winning sequence and proof of purchase was confirmed with the IT controller and Margaret Nolan was announced as the winner of the E5,000 prize.

All the family are involved with greyhounds for many years and they are “over the moon” that their mother won the prizemoney because she is great to support good causes and they are also very supportive and appreciative of the work that the IGOBF do for the greyhound owners and breeders. Proceeds raised from the IGOBF English Derby Buster 2022 will be given back to the owners as prize money at greyhound stadia in Ireland including the tracks in Northern Ireland.

 

Thank You

We would like to thank the following people for supporting The IGOBF by buying tickets for our English Derby Buster Draw:

  • Tony Teague,
  • William Croke,
  • Richard Brannigan,
  • Patrick O’Neill,
  • Cera Nolan,
  • Adrian Maher,
  • Leo Murphy,
  • Martin Fahy,
  • Rory Hickey,
  • Few Sons Syndicate,
  • Niall Foley,
  • Darren Higgins,
  • Ger Manley,
  • Derek Loughnane,
  • John Collins,
  • Gavin O’Mahoney,
  • Niall Conlon,
  • Eamonn Faulkner,
  • Christopher Connolly,
  • Alan Britton,
  • Laura Britton,
  • Paul Ryan,
  • Edel Adams,
  • Ciaran O’Brien,
  • Tina Morrissey,
  • Liam Driver,
  • Kaylah Culhane,
  • Ariyah Culhane,
  • Ronan Kearney,
  • Denis Curtin,
  • Noel Sheehan,
  • Tommy Lyons,
  • Adrian Clifford,
  • Tom Lennon,
  • Wayne McCarthy,
  • Stephen McIntyre,
  • Lily McIntyre,
  • Scott Bennitt,
  • Stephen Bourke,
  • John Murphy,
  • Tom Kinane,
  • Gerard Power,
  • Anne Marie O’Brien,
  • Pat Loughlan,
  • Eimear O’Dwyer,
  • Darragh Morrissey,
  • Mort Cronin,
  • John Hayes,
  • Elaine Parker,
  • Dan Flynn,
  • Patrick Dunne,
  • Declan Costello,
  • Niall Gavin,
  • Celine Moran,
  • Maurice Organ,
  • David Hanley,
  • Shari Anne O’Donnell,
  • Jody Thompson,
  • Joe Nolan,
  • Margaret Nolan,
  • Paul Gallagher,
  • Rachael Wheeler,
  • Michael Malone,
  • Niall Handy,
  • Aedamar O’Reilly,
  • Deirdre Wren,
  • Stephen O’Carroll,
  • Robert Green,
  • Damien Lonergan,
  • Helen Morris,
  • Jean Comerford,
  • Eoghan Carrigy,
  • Patrick Plant-Quinn,
  • Pearse Lynch,
  • Feargal O’Donnell,
  • Pat Carroll,
  • Pat Scully,
  • Mary Theresa O’Mahony,
  • Ger O’Callaghan,
  • Padraig and Pat Curtin,
  • Richard Quinn,
  • Shem O’Donnell,
  • Michael Donnelly,
  • Myles Roban,
  • Shay Healy,
  • Peter McGorrey,
  • Paul Allen,
  • Pat Comerford,
  • Niall McGhee,
  • Catherine Nolan,
  • Bridget Nolan,
  • Eamonn Nolan,
  • Sean Conway,
  • Paddy McCormack,
  • Steve Artiss,
  • Patrick Flanagan,
  • Anne Loughnane,
  • John O’Sullivan,
  • Eugene Cooney,
  • Shane Divilly,
  • David McDonnell,
  • Claire Meade,
  • Berkie Browne,
  • Shane Curtin,
  • Daire Malone,
  • Shane Rigney,
  • Willie Rigney (GAIN),
  • Aoife Dunphy,
  • Diana Brodie,
  • John Codd,
  • Davy Reynolds,
  • Kieran and Ellie Mai Houlihan,
  • Thomas O’Donovan,
  • Stephen Dobie,
  • Deirdre Leahy,
  • Michael McLaughlin,
  • Tom Barry,
  • Robert Green,
  • Martin Sweeney,
  • Peter Byrne,
  • Seán Bourke,
  • Tom Fitzgerald,
  • Patrick Wall,
  • Gavin O’Mahoney,
  • Stephen Noonan,
  • Sally Mounsey,
  • Ian Reilly,
  • Michael Dunne,
  • Tony Winters,
  • Pauline Brennan,
  • Gerry Hanley,
  • Yvonne Harrington,
  • Mark McDermott,
  • Tríona Dwan,
  • Ruairí Dwan,
  • Paddy Burke (Bumblebee),
  • Kim Robertson,
  • Maeve Kilcoyne,
  • Jennifer O’Donnell,
  • Mary Crotty,
  • DJ Histon,
  • Jer Woods,
  • Marguerite O’Donoghue,
  • Pat Muldoon,
  • Joe Sheahan,
  • James Corden,
  • Nathan Corden,
  • Brian Kennedy,
  • Eamon Curran,
  • Paul Cooney,
  • John Field,
  • Jeanette Woodhead,
  • Conor Foley,
  • Tom Nolan,
  • Brenda Powderly,
  • Tony Moore,
  • Peter Comerford,
  • Patrick O’Connor,
  • Anne Channon,
  • Nicola Holland,
  • Pat Kiely,
  • John Linehan,
  • Helen Dowling,
  • Liam Dowling,
  • John Flynn,
  • Liam O’Keeffe,
  • William Fitzgerald,
  • Gavin Faulkner,
  • Marie Faulkner,
  • Clem Murray,
  • Emily Goodwin,
  • Fintan Comerford,
  • Mairtin Seoighe,
  • Conor Motherway,
  • Conor Flynn,
  • Shane OFlynn,
  • Alex Grassick,
  • Ciarán Magee,
  • Kevin Marmion,
  • Aileen Lennon,
  • Stephen Reidy,
  • Eilis McCann,
  • Brendan Maunsell,
  • Brendan Óg Maunsell,
  • Linda Maunsell,
  • Sarah Maunsell,
  • Hazel Flanagan,
  • Tommy Caffrey,
  • Fergus Slattery,
  • Stefan Wells,
  • Brendan Kenny,
  • John Kenny,
  • Theresa Holohan
  • Deirdre Leahy,
  • Robert Green,
  • Keith Woodhead,
  • David McGrath,
  • Ross Myles,
  • Willie Ryan,
  • Sean Mullins,
  • Anthony Dwyer,
  • Geoff Parnaby,
  • Shane Dowling,
  • Margaret Barrett,
  • Jennifer O Donnell,
  • Timothy Keane,
  • Kathleen Murphy,
  • Sean Slattery,
  • Willie Joe Murphy,
  • Padraig Gantley,
  • Hugh Coghlan,
  • Denis Lennon,
  • John Cullen,
  • Susan Hayes,
  • Michael Kilcoyne,
  • Joan O Shea,
  • Vincent Morris,
  • Thomas O Donovan,
  • Lester Power,
  • Patrick Flanagan,
  • Christopher Walsh,
  • Fiona & John Goff,
  • Nick Bryan,
  • Niall Foley,
  • Stephanie O’Brien,
  • Glenn Laming,
  • Martin Tucker,
  • Keith Taylor,
  • Rose Kelly,
  • Lisa Finnegan,
  • Damian Matthews,
  • Martin Fahy,
  • Padjoe Dorney,
  • Kieran Connolly,
  • Drumbo Track Supporters Club 10 tickets,
  • Brian Egan,
  • Mike Eckley,
  • Karen Brush,
  • Linda Campbell,
  • Barry Drake,
  • Stephen Gibbs,
  • Trish Cescolini,
  • Damian O’Regan,
  • Julianne O’Keeffe,
  • Kathleen Kavanagh,
  • Kim Sanzone,
  • Padraig Bunyan,
  • Maurice Organ,
  • David Walsh,
  • Michael McMahon,
  • Tina McGrane,
  • John Mulqueen,
  • Kevin Mulqueen,
  • Una O’Sullivan,
  • Yvonne Barry,
  • Gavin O Mahoney,
  • Laurence Lee,
  • Frank Hickey,
  • Jennifer Pyne,
  • Jim Cremin,
  • Jerry Griffin,
  • Peter Mcgorrey,
  • Brendan Barnes,
  • Sean Leahy,
  • Pat Finn,
  • Finbarr O Connor,
  • Droopys stud Dunphy,
  • Sean Comerford,
  • Johnny Burke,
  • Liam Holohan,
  • Damien Pepper,
  • Ian Fortune,
  • Craig Doyle,
  • Plunkett Matthews,
  • Fergus Flynn,
  • Gary Matthews,
  • Miceál Collins,
  • Sarina O’Day,
  • Stephen Harvey,
  • Murt Leahy,
  • Olivia Hogan,
  • Lynda Bonner,
  • Malachy Keaveney,
  • Jeanie Comerford,
  • Clare Hanley.

 

Thanks for your Support

We would like to thank the following people for supporting The IGOBF by buying tickets for our English Derby Buster Draw:

  • Tony Teague,
  • William Croke,
  • Richard Brannigan,
  • Patrick O’Neill,
  • Cera Nolan,
  • Adrian Maher,
  • Leo Murphy,
  • Martin Fahy,
  • Rory Hickey,
  • Few Sons Syndicate,
  • Niall Foley,
  • Darren Higgins,
  • Ger Manley,
  • Derek Loughnane,
  • John Collins,
  • Gavin O’Mahoney,
  • Niall Conlon,
  • Eamonn Faulkner,
  • Christopher Connolly,
  • Alan Britton,
  • Laura Britton,
  • Paul Ryan,
  • Edel Adams,
  • Ciaran O’Brien,
  • Tina Morrissey,
  • Liam Driver,
  • Kaylah Culhane,
  • Ariyah Culhane,
  • Ronan Kearney,
  • Denis Curtin,
  • Noel Sheehan,
  • Tommy Lyons,
  • Adrian Clifford,
  • Tom Lennon,
  • Wayne McCarthy,
  • Stephen McIntyre,
  • Lily McIntyre,
  • Scott Bennitt,
  • Stephen Bourke,
  • John Murphy,
  • Tom Kinane,
  • Gerard Power,
  • Anne Marie O’Brien,
  • Pat Loughlan,
  • Eimear O’Dwyer,
  • Darragh Morrissey,
  • Mort Cronin,
  • John Hayes,
  • Elaine Parker,
  • Dan Flynn,
  • Patrick Dunne,
  • Declan Costello,
  • Niall Gavin,
  • Celine Moran,
  • Maurice Organ,
  • David Hanley,
  • Shari Anne O’Donnell,
  • Jody Thompson,
  • Joe Nolan,
  • Margaret Nolan,
  • Paul Gallagher,
  • Rachael Wheeler,
  • Michael Malone,
  • Niall Handy,
  • Aedamar O’Reilly,
  • Deirdre Wren,
  • Stephen O’Carroll,
  • Robert Green,
  • Damien Lonergan,
  • Helen Morris,
  • Jean Comerford,
  • Eoghan Carrigy,
  • Patrick Plant-Quinn,
  • Pearse Lynch,
  • Feargal O’Donnell,
  • Pat Carroll,
  • Pat Scully,
  • Mary Theresa O’Mahony,
  • Ger O’Callaghan,
  • Padraig and Pat Curtin,
  • Richard Quinn,
  • Shem O’Donnell,
  • Michael Donnelly,
  • Myles Roban,
  • Shay Healy,
  • Peter McGorrey,
  • Paul Allen,
  • Pat Comerford,
  • Niall McGhee,
  • Catherine Nolan,
  • Bridget Nolan,
  • Eamonn Nolan,
  • Sean Conway,
  • Paddy McCormack,
  • Steve Artiss,
  • Patrick Flanagan,
  • Anne Loughnane,
  • John O’Sullivan,
  • Eugene Cooney,
  • Shane Divilly,
  • David McDonnell,
  • Claire Meade,
  • Berkie Browne,
  • Shane Curtin,
  • Daire Malone,
  • Shane Rigney,
  • Willie Rigney (GAIN),
  • Aoife Dunphy,
  • Diana Brodie,
  • John Codd,
  • Davy Reynolds,
  • Kieran and Ellie Mai Houlihan,
  • Thomas O’Donovan,
  • Stephen Dobie,
  • Deirdre Leahy,
  • Michael McLaughlin,
  • Tom Barry,
  • Robert Green,
  • Martin Sweeney,
  • Peter Byrne,
  • Seán Bourke,
  • Tom Fitzgerald,
  • Patrick Wall,
  • Gavin O’Mahoney,
  • Stephen Noonan,
  • Sally Mounsey,
  • Ian Reilly,
  • Michael Dunne,
  • Tony Winters,
  • Pauline Brennan,
  • Gerry Hanley,
  • Yvonne Harrington,
  • Mark McDermott,
  • Tríona Dwan,
  • Ruairí Dwan,
  • Paddy Burke (Bumblebee),
  • Kim Robertson,
  • Maeve Kilcoyne,
  • Jennifer O’Donnell,
  • Mary Crotty,
  • DJ Histon,
  • Jer Woods,
  • Marguerite O’Donoghue,
  • Pat Muldoon,
  • Joe Sheahan,
  • James Corden,
  • Nathan Corden,
  • Brian Kennedy,
  • Eamon Curran,
  • Paul Cooney,
  • John Field,
  • Jeanette Woodhead,
  • Conor Foley,
  • Tom Nolan,
  • Brenda Powderly,
  • Tony Moore,
  • Peter Comerford,
  • Patrick O’Connor,
  • Anne Channon,
  • Nicola Holland,
  • Pat Kiely,
  • John Linehan,
  • Helen Dowling,
  • Liam Dowling,
  • John Flynn,
  • Liam O’Keeffe,
  • William Fitzgerald,
  • Gavin Faulkner,
  • Marie Faulkner,
  • Clem Murray,
  • Emily Goodwin,
  • Fintan Comerford,
  • Mairtin Seoighe,
  • Conor Motherway,
  • Conor Flynn,
  • Shane OFlynn,
  • Alex Grassick,
  • Ciarán Magee,
  • Kevin Marmion,
  • Aileen Lennon,
  • Stephen Reidy,
  • Eilis McCann,
  • Brendan Maunsell,
  • Brendan Óg Maunsell,
  • Linda Maunsell,
  • Sarah Maunsell,
  • Hazel Flanagan,
  • Tommy Caffrey,
  • Fergus Slattery,
  • Stefan Wells,
  • Brendan Kenny,
  • John Kenny,
  • Theresa Holohan
  • Deirdre Leahy,
  • Robert Green,
  • Keith Woodhead,
  • David McGrath,
  • Ross Myles,
  • Willie Ryan,
  • Sean Mullins,
  • Anthony Dwyer,
  • Geoff Parnaby,
  • Shane Dowling,
  • Margaret Barrett,
  • Jennifer O Donnell,
  • Timothy Keane,
  • Kathleen Murphy,
  • Sean Slattery,
  • Willie Joe Murphy,
  • Padraig Gantley,
  • Hugh Coghlan,
  • Denis Lennon,
  • John Cullen,
  • Susan Hayes,
  • Michael Kilcoyne,
  • Joan O Shea,
  • Vincent Morris,
  • Thomas O Donovan,
  • Lester Power,
  • Patrick Flanagan,
  • Christopher Walsh,
  • Fiona & John Goff,
  • Nick Bryan,
  • Niall Foley,
  • Stephanie O’Brien,
  • Glenn Laming,
  • Martin Tucker,
  • Keith Taylor,
  • Rose Kelly,
  • Lisa Finnegan,
  • Damian Matthews,
  • Martin Fahy,
  • Padjoe Dorney,
  • Kieran Connolly,
  • Drumbo Track Supporters Club 10 tickets,
  • Brian Egan,
  • Mike Eckley,
  • Karen Brush,
  • Linda Campbell,
  • Barry Drake,
  • Stephen Gibbs,
  • Trish Cescolini,
  • Damian O’Regan,
  • Julianne O’Keeffe,
  • Kathleen Kavanagh,
  • Kim Sanzone,
  • Padraig Bunyan,
  • Maurice Organ,
  • David Walsh,
  • Michael McMahon,
  • Tina McGrane,
  • John Mulqueen,
  • Kevin Mulqueen,
  • Una O’Sullivan,
  • Yvonne Barry,
  • Gavin O Mahoney,
  • Laurence Lee,
  • Frank Hickey,
  • Jennifer Pyne,
  • Jim Cremin,
  • Jerry Griffin,
  • Peter Mcgorrey,
  • Brendan Barnes,
  • Sean Leahy,
  • Pat Finn,
  • Finbarr O Connor,
  • Droopys stud Dunphy,
  • Sean Comerford,
  • Johnny Burke,
  • Liam Holohan,
  • Damien Pepper,
  • Ian Fortune,
  • Craig Doyle,
  • Plunkett Matthews,
  • Fergus Flynn,
  • Gary Matthews,
  • Miceál Collins,
  • Sarina O’Day,
  • Stephen Harvey,
  • Murt Leahy,
  • Olivia Hogan,
  • Lynda Bonner,
  • Malachy Keaveney,
  • Jeanie Comerford,
  • Clare Hanley.

 

Meeting between IGOBF and GRI – 8th March 2022

Meeting between IGOBF and GRI dated March 8th 2022

In attendance

IGOBF: Damien Matthews Chairman, Geoff Parnaby (for Susan Hayes Treasurer) Deirdre Leahy (Secretary)

GRI: Dearbhla O’Brien CEO, Derek Frehill (Director of Racing), Phillip Peake (Director of Commercial Affairs), William Fitzgerald (Director of Veterinary), John Touhy (Chief Financial Officer, Pat Herbert (Director of Regulations)

 

Issues arising from last meeting

Disciplinary Protocol

GRI: – Only properly designated stewards will determine the re-trialling of a dog in the case of perceived interference etc.

Head on cameras to be introduced with a trial run within 4 weeks.

At present there is no room for appeal but that may be able to be amended under legislation Act 2019.

GRI to advise IGOBF of current protocol steps.

Traceability

GRI are pleased with the increase in the numbers engaging with the RCÉTS app.

Phase 2 will bring new updates including individual veterinary logs per greyhound. GRI committed to consult with an IGOBF representative in phase 2 development of the RCÉTS app.

National Long Distance Race Programme

IGOBF representative suggested 1 night’s racing could be dedicated to all long-distance races over varying grades.

GRI were in favour of advancing this suggestion.

After consultation with the IGOBF, in order to encourage more long distance races in Ireland, GRI to announce a National long distance racing calendar.

Folens publication

IGOBF representative expressed disappointment that there has been no further movement regarding the Folen’s publication.

GRI will follow up and ask the Dept of Agriculture to communicate directly with the Dept of Education on the matter.

IRGT survey

GRI advised that a steering group is being assembled regarding the survey which will include an IGOBF representative.

Presentation of representatives

GRI: -Issue of parade coats at a cost of twenty euro to participants with five euro going to IRGT.

Also compulsory for GRI staff.

Grading of Novices

GRI Managers also agree novices are an issue.

GRI committed to a full review of novice race conditions, which will include a representative of IGOBF, asap.

Livestreaming trap draws for major events

GRI committed to ensuring draws for Features & Classics will be streamed live on a social media platform going forward.

Guarding of Dogs in Classics

GRI advised that there is no appetite for this at the moment.

Our members are of the opinion that the current Irish regulation does not incentivise owners to invest in buying or to enter two/three plus greyhounds in the classic competitions as a direct consequence of this rule.

12 Key issues communicated from IGOBF members for the year ahead:

IGOBF representative went through the 12 Key Issues briefly with the following 3 issues being specifically addressed at this meeting.

Track Circuit Maintenance

GRI: -We are at present engaging with Sports Turf to get an overview of all individual track’s circuits. Actively working towards having a Metric for each track to achieve for that track to be at its safest. i.e., A camber measure and a moisture measure.

IGOBF requested an open and transparent track circuit maintenance schedule, displayed publicly within the race/trial area at all tracks.

IGOBF emphasized greyhound welfare is the number 1 priority and maintenance schedules must adjust to seasonal variants accordingly.

The schedule must be fluid and an emphasis needs to be on the ability to adjust daily according to local weather conditions

Complete review of Barking Buzz platform

IGOBF are requesting a complete review of the current Barking Buzz platform and suggest incorporating an outside consultant within this field.

GRI are in full agreement and are presently addressing this issue.

Drug testing

IGOBF requests greater transparency regarding drug testing & more emphasis on educating our members.

IGOBF requested that any changes to thresholds & withdrawal periods is published in race night cards.

General discussion concluding:

IGOBF Behind the track series 2 videos have been remarkably successful and well received. Fundraiser videos to be made and circulated.

IGOBF requested a link to share with members to expand that to other groups e.g., local GAA groups.

GRI advised the IGOBF that Kilkenny redevelopment project had completed all GRI processes and is with the Dept of Agriculture for approval.

Shelbourne Park capital project development is at the tendering process and scheduled to commence Jan 2023.

GRI requested IGOBF to encourage our members to present their dog at the podium for presentation of trophies and photos.

IGOBF are in total agreement.

We need to avail of any opportunity to promote our sport.

Respect needs to be expressed to tracks, photographers and sponsors.

Meeting Concludes.

 

Click here to view the 12 key issues that were addressed: 12 Key Issues