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The Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation (THE IGOBF) is the controlling body of all Greyhound Owners and Breeders Associations (GOBA).
It is subject to a written constitution and is administered by a democratically elected National Committee consisting of Officers and Representatives from each of the affiliated associations.
The IGOBF have 1548 members representing the nine affiliated GOBAs.
THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE FEDERATION ARE:
- To coordinate the efforts of all Associations, to safeguard the rights of the members, and to promote their best interests in so far as they relate to the breeding, rearing, maintaining, training, racing, coursing and selling of greyhounds.
- To make effective representation and contributions to Rásaíocht Con Éireann/Greyhound Racing Ireland, the Irish Coursing Club, and to the Minister with responsibility for the Irish Greyhound Industry.
- To ensure that Rásaíocht Con Éireann, Boards of Directors, Track Management, and the ICC do not act to the detriment of the members of the GOBA’s.
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...
4-2-5-6-3-1 Congratulations to Margaret Nolan from County Kildare who is the winner of the IGOBF English Derby Buster Draw 2022. https://www.igobf.org/thanks-for-your-support/
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Join Interchem and Precision Microbes at the Pavilion Area, Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium for a talk on “Why all health begins in the gut in racing greyhounds”. Taking place on Saturday 24th June with the speaker on the night, Tommy...
The Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeder’s Federation AGM 2023 Held in The Kileeshin Hotel,Portlaoise, County Laois AGM Agenda for March 29th 2023 at 7.30pm Chairperson's Report - Damian Matthews Secretary's Report – Deirdre Leahy...
A meeting between The Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeder’s Federation and the Board of Rásaíocht Con Éireann took place at the Horse and Jockey at 12.30 pm on Thursday 23rd February 2023. In attendance for The IGOBF:- Damian Matthews,...
MEET THE IGOBF TEAMThe Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation
Member of Newry greyhound owners since early 80s and currently Chairperson of the Federation since October 2019.
Presently a member of Shelbourne Park Advisory Council, having previously occupied the position of Director and also Treasurer of the Irish Coursing Club.
I worked as a full-time Union Official in the London Post Office/Telecommunications and I am a retired Magistrate/Justice of the Peace.
My family along with my husband’s family have been deeply engrained in the greyhound industry for generations.
“It’s the love of it, the love of the dogs. You’ll do anything for them”. A heartfelt message from Fionnuala Moloney of Timaru Kennels. We present to you part one of our #BehindTheTrack series, where Fionnuala takes us through a day in the life of the greyhounds at her kennel.