”A Day In The Life” Competition

Calling all youngsters to get their final entries into our competition ”A Day in the Life”! Closing date approaching fast.

We want to see what “A Day in the Life” with your greyhounds looks like. If you wish to enter, just take a picture or a video with your greyhounds and get your parents/guardians to share it on social media using the hashtag #adayinthelifeofagreyhound and tag our social media page to make sure we see it!

You can also send entries to igobfpro@gmail.com. The closing date is March 31st.

Catch up with all episodes of the Behind The Track Series here:

   

RCÉ/GRI National Greyhound Racing Awards

Congratulations to all nominees and winners of the RCÉ/GRI National Greyhound Racing Awards 2021 that were held virtually on Sunday 13th March. Well done to all involved on a wonderful occasion. 

Watch a glimpse of some of the remarkable interviews below: 

           Frank Nyhan (Chairman GRI)                                  Dearbhla O’Brien (CEO GRI)  

Video: 2021 National Greyhound Racing Awards

Award Winners:

Brood Bitch of the Year – Jetstream Lynx

Stud Dog of the Year – Droopys Sydney

Future Star – Susie Sapphire

Sprinter of the Year – Good Cody

Stayer of the Year – Dana Point

Bitch of the Year – Susie Sapphire

Dog of the Year – Explosive Boy

Special Merit – Noreen McManus

Welfare Award – GPA (Greyhound Pets of America)

Hall of Fame – Denis “Dinny” Lennon

 

Read full details of the night on: https://grireland.ie/talking-dogs/susie-the-big-winner-at-national-greyhound-awards/

 

Behind The Track Series 1 and 2

Behind The Track is a series of short videos that takes us into the lives of Irish racing greyhounds and those that care for them most.

This channel aims to promote awareness of the great lives racing greyhounds have in Ireland.

Behind The Track Series 1 Playlist

Behind The Track Series 2 Playlist

BEHIND THE TRACK SERIES 1

PART 1 – FOR THE LOVE OF THE DOGS – FIONNUALA MOLONEY TIMARU KENNELS 

PART 2 – JIMMY BARRY-MURPHY’S LOVE OF GREYHOUND RACING

PART 3 – JOHN KENNY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

PART 4 – CARE OF GREYHOUNDS  – DENIS BEARY & PAT GUILFOYLE

PART 5 – LESLEY BARBER TAKES YOU THROUGH HER LIFE WITH GREYHOUNDS

PART 6 – DENIS FITZGERALD  – 99% OF US ARE GOOD HONEST PEOPLE

PART 7  – DAMIAN MATTHEWS SPEAKS OUT – GREYHOUNDS ARE THE MOST REGULATED CANINES IN THE WORLD  

BEHIND THE TRACK SERIES 2

PART 1  – ON TRACK WITH IRELAND’S FITTEST FAMILY 2021

PART 2 – GREYHOUND RACING RAISES €8 MILLION ANNUALLY FOR WORTHY CAUSES IN IRELAND   

PART 3 – BEHIND THE SCENES AT KILKENNY GREYHOUND STADIUM  

PART 4 – A DAY IN THE LIFE AT TOWNVIEW KENNELS  

PART 5 – REHOMING GREYHOUNDS   

PART 6 – ENNISCORTHY GREYHOUND STADIUM 

Enniscorthy Greyhound Stadium|#BehindTheTrack Series 2

“𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝘁𝗺𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲….” “𝗘𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗿𝗼𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸.” “𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘆𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴.”

In the final installment – part 6 of the Behind The Track #OurGreyhoundsOurLives Series, we get a sense of the wonderful atmosphere at Enniscorthy Greyhound Stadium and its importance to the local community.

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A Day in the Life|#BehindTheTrack Series 2

“It’s a long running tradition in our family. My father Damian, he trains the greyhounds with my grandfather, who started it all 40 or 50 years ago”.

In Part 4 of the Behind The Track #OurGreyhoundsOurLives Series, Adam Matthews takes us through a day in the life at Town View Kennels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-n7xsW6BF4

In conjunction with this release, The IGOBF are running a very exciting competition! They are calling on all their young supporters to share what ‘A Day in the Life’ with their greyhounds looks like. See the attached poster for details.

Matchbook Betting Exchange announce a second year at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

Greyhound Racing Ireland today announced that Matchbook Betting Exchange have renewed their sponsorship of the Irish St. Leger at Limerick Greyhound Stadium for 2022, continuing their support for the Greyhound Racing Industry in Ireland. The Classic race has been one of the centrepieces of the annual Irish greyhound racing calendar since its inception in 1944.   

This year the event will run from Saturday 12th November to Saturday 10th December with a first-place prize fund of €30,000. 

Dearbhla O’Brien, CEO of the Greyhound Racing Ireland, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Matchbook Betting Exchange, and this year marks the 78th anniversary of the Irish St. Leger. The Classic Final, hosted at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, is an iconic sporting event with a long and illustrious history. We are thrilled to work with an innovative brand such as Matchbook. Despite the global challenges of 2021, the team locally worked hard to ensure The Irish St. Leger was a fantastic event, and we relish the year ahead and what is certain to be another competitive renewal”.   

Eric Hegarty, Chief Marketing Officer at Matchbook Betting Exchange, said:  “At Matchbook, we are proud to be associated with such a distinguished event with a proud history, and we are delighted to once again partner with Greyhound Racing Ireland as the title sponsor of the St Leger. Last year’s competition was a terrific success, and the opportunity to promote the Matchbook Brand and our Greyhound Betting Markets while continuing to support the Greyhound racing industry in Ireland is one that we are incredibly excited about.  

Our Greyhound betting markets continue to be industry-leading, and we now also offer competitive prices on races from Limerick, Tralee, Cork, Mullingar, Youghal and Waterford, which many other operators largely ignore. We urge anyone searching for value on their bets to check out Matchbook.com now”.

Picture shows: Paul Geasley (Sponsorship Manager) & Eric Hegarty (CMO) Matchbook Betting Exchange and James Murray (Racing Manager), Limerick Greyhound Stadium.

RPGTV AGREE SPONSORSHIP OF THREE MAJOR IRISH GREYHOUND RACING COMPETITIONS IN 2022

𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 Racing Post Greyhounds TV has underlined its commitment to Irish greyhound racing by agreeing three major sponsorship deals for 2022 with Mullingar Greyhound Stadium‘s Cesarewitch plus the Juvenile Derby and Puppy Oaks at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium all coming under the channel’s banner.

This follows on from a near 50 per cent increase to a minimum of 19 live Irish broadcasts was announced last month, the first of which saw Skywalker Barry’s RCETS Gold Cup victory shown at the start of February. Read more about this great news on Talking Dogs on https://bit.ly/3uVxbe8.

RPGTV 2022 Irish coverage 

Fri11-MarJuvenile Unraced ClasicTralee
Sat12-MarEaster CupShelbourne
Sat02-AprSelect StakesWaterford
Sat09-AprOpen 600Shelbourne
Fri22-AprCon & Annie Kirby MemorialLimerick
Sun15-MayCesarewitchMullingar
Sat16-JulCorn CuchulainnShelbourne
Sat30-JulChampion StakesShelbourne
Sat03-SepIrish Derby 3rd RoundShelbourne
Sat10-SepIrish Derby Q-FinalsShelbourne
Sat17-SepIrish Derby Semi-FinalsShelbourne
Sat24-SepIrish Derby FinalShelbourne
Sat22-OctJuvenile DerbyShelbourne
Sat05-NovLaurelsCork
Sat05-NovPuppy OaksShelbourne
Sat10-DecIrish St. LegerLimerick
Thu29-DecWinter Festival Day 1Shelbourne
Fri30-DecWinter Festival Day 2Shelbourne

On Track with Ireland’s Fittest Family 2021 | #BehindTheTrack Series 2