GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 66

IGB

26 May 2020

It's the first episode of 2003 in this classic Greyhound View and they review the action over Christmas. They also visit Harold's Cross for the Ted Hegarty Marathon Semi-Finals and get an update from Late Late Show.


MEMORIES: THE THRILLER AT THE CROSS 1970

IGB

26 May 2020

Erica shared a memory that was often shared with her, the Oaks Final of 1970.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 61

IGB

25 May 2020

This classic Greyhound View episode from November 2002 includes racing from Dublin, a visit to Martin Lanney and a catch up with some new recruits.


ETHAN THE QUIZ KING

Ian Fortune

25 May 2020

A big congratulations to Ethan Moloney, who came out on top in the Irish Greyhound Racing Quiz on Sunday evening.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 60

IGB

24 May 2020

Racing from Enniscorthy, Limerick, Harold's Cross and Shelbourne Park feature in this classic episode of Greyhound View from November 2002.


TOM LYONS

24 May 2020

It’s with real regret we report the passing of Tom Lyons.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 59

IGB

23 May 2020

This classic Greyhound View episode from November 2002 includes the Champion Stakes Final in Newbridge, racing from Shelbourne Park, Lifford and the Waterford Masters in Kilcohan Park. They also look back the career of Staplers Jo and remind us of some fantastic racing by his offspring Marinas Tina.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 58

IGB

22 May 2020

This episode from October 2002 includes racing from Newbridge, Shelbourne Park and Harold's Cross and visits trainer Eddie Wade at home in Tipperary. It also features the Golden Muzzle Final in Limerick where Judicial Post sets a new national record...for the second time!


VIDEO: RETURN OF RACING RAISED IN DAIL SESSION

IGB

22 May 2020

The return of racing was raised in yesterday's Dail Eireann session.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 57

IGB

21 May 2020

This classic Greyhound View episode from October 2002 includes the Final of the Laurels in Curraheen Park, the opening of new facilities in Youghal and Tri-Distance and Tote Gold Collar action from Harold's Cross.


ANDY PETTICREW

Ian Fortune

20 May 2020


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 56

IGB

20 May 2020

This classic Greyhound View episode from 2002 includes the Final of the Ladbrokes 600 in Shelbourne Park, the Laurels Semi-Finals in Cork, the Munster Oaks Final in Kilcohan Park, the Grand National Final in Harold's Cross and a trip to Clonmel.


IGB PAYMENTS (PRIZEMONEY & COVID-19 CARE) UPDATE

IGB

20 May 2020

Payments to be issued this week.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 55

IGB

19 May 2020

This classic Greyhound View episode from 2002 includes the Ladbrokes 600 Semi-Finals, the Champion Stakes Final in Lifford, the Laurels 2nd Round in Cork and a visit to Fortune Mike at home in Kerry.


IGB UPDATE 19TH MAY

IGB

19 May 2020


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.


A ROYAL GREYHOUND MENTION ON MORNING IRELAND

IGB

19 May 2020

Tuesday’s Morning Ireland shared an unusual sporting memory this morning from the English Greyhound Derby in 1990.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 54

IGB

18 May 2020

This episode from 2002 includes the Laurels 1st Round in Cork, the Ladbrokes 600 in Shelbourne Park and the 2002 Puppy Derby Final, plus a wonderful trip down Puppy Derby memory lane.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 52

IGB

17 May 2020

The 2002 Irish Greyhound Derby Final in Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium is the highlight of this programme from September 2002. It also includes the Puppy Derby in Harold's Cross and racing from Kilkenny.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 51

IGB

16 May 2020

The 2002 Derby Semi-Finals, the 2nd round of the Puppy Derby and racing in Curraheen Park feature in this programme from September 2002.


GREYHOUND VIEW EPISODE 50

IGB

15 May 2020

This classic Greyhound View episode from 2002 includes: 1st Round Heats of Puppy Derby in Harold's Cross Quarter Finals of the Irish Greyhound Derby in Shelbourne Park Racing from Tralee & Newbridge and some great fundraising efforts for charities at home and abroad


BIGGEST QUIZ YET TO BENEFIT IRGT

15 May 2020

Over the past weeks, the introduction of the Irish Greyhound Racing Quiz has attracted plenty of interest on social media.


COVID-19 ROADMAP

IGB

15 May 2020

The IGB notes the Government decision today to permit horse racing with effect from 8th June 2020 and would have been of the understanding that such decision also extended to greyhound racing. This would not appear to be the case. The IGB has sought full clarity from the Department in relation to the decision.


SHELBOURNE TEAM DELIVER TASTY TREATS TO FRONTLINE

IGB

15 May 2020

Tasty treats delivered to local frontline workers as a Thank You


IRGT TO GAIN AN ADDITIONAL €2,000 IN MATCHED FUNDRAISER DONATIONS

IGB

15 May 2020

GAIN, the animal nutrition business, has pledged a matched donation to the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) to bolster the funds raised through their ‘Walk With Us’ event earlier this month.


MEMORIES: SHELBOURNE PARK 1927

14 May 2020

A look back at the early days of racing in Ireland


MEMORIES: IRISH OAKS FINAL 1974

IGB

12 May 2020

We’ve unearthed some memories from the 1974 Irish Oaks Final, won by Fur Collar.


MEMORIES: CALLANNA RIO FROM RACING TO RETIREMENT

11 May 2020

Sean’s shared his memories of his greyhound Callanna Rio


MARTIN “MUNCHER” RYAN

10 May 2020

It’s with real sadness we note the passing of Martin Ryan, or Muncher as he was known to his many friends, in recent days.


JEROME KEANE

10 May 2020

Greyhound racing lost a great friend over the weekend following the passing of Jerome Keane at the great age of 96.


PLANS FOR RESUMPTION OF GREYHOUND RACING

IGB

7 May 2020

The Government published, on Friday last, its Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business following the period of COVID-19 restrictions.


IGB PAYMENTS (PRIZEMONEY & COVID -19 CARE) UPDATE

IGB

6 May 2020

COVID-19 Care payment and prizemoney payment update.


INDECON REPORT ON SUBMISSIONS RE STRATEGIC REVIEW OF GREYHOUND STADIA

6 May 2020

The IGB has received from Indecon the Independent Indecon Assessment of Issues Arising on Consultation Submissions made on Indecon Strategic Review of Irish Greyhound Racing Stadia to Underpin a Viable Long-Term Sustainable Industry.


DRUMBO PARK SUPPORTERS DONATE TO NHS

IGB

5 May 2020

The Drumbo Park Suppporters Club have been doing their bit to support their local NHS.


THANK YOU FROM THE IRGT

IGB

5 May 2020

The IRGT want to thank everyone who supported their ‘Walk With Us’ event over the Bank Holiday weekend.


WALKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR IRGT

IGB

4 May 2020

People have been out in force this weekend in aid of the IRGT and their Walk With Us event. It's not too late to get involved.


GOVERNMENT ROADMAP FOR REOPENING SOCIETY AND BUSINESS

IGB

2 May 2020

The government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business was published last night. Under the plan, ‘behind closed doors sporting activities events where arrangements are in place to enable participants maintain social distancing’ is permitted under Phase 3. This phase is currently scheduled to commence on 28th June 2020.


IRGT WALK WITH US EVENT

IGB

1 May 2020

Join them (apart) this Bank Holiday weekend to reach their 500km target.


MISSING GREYHOUNDS IN CORK

IGB

30 April 2020

Greyhounds reported missing in Cork.


YOU SHARE YOUR MATCH RACE THOUGHTS

IGB

29 April 2020

Some of you have been in touch with your match race winners and thoughts.


90 v 00 DERBY MATCH RACE

IGB

28 April 2020

Do you ever wonder who would win if you put two different winners together?


LEAH'S SCHOOL PROJECT

27 April 2020

Leah has shared her school photo project with us, showing her favourite thing to do, looking after her greyhounds.


PROPOSED RACING ARRANGEMENTS

IGB

27 April 2020

The IGB has issued further details in order to address any queries that arise on the IGB’s statement on ‘update on proposed racing arrangements’ (24th April 2020).


SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS TO PREPARE FOR RACING RETURN

26 April 2020

In making preparations for a resumption of racing, the IGB has been reviewing its various systems and processes to reflect requirements in the COVID-19 environment.


UPDATE ON PROPOSED RACING ARRANGEMENTS

IGB

24 April 2020

The IGB is in daily contact with Department of Agriculture Food & the Marine regarding a potential resumption of greyhound racing.


MY FAVOURITE ANIMAL, THE GREYHOUND

23 April 2020

Like children all over the country, 10 year-old Erin is busy at home with school work and she's shared a recent school essay with us.


SHARE YOUR GREYHOUND STROLLS

IGB

23 April 2020

The IRGT want to see your retired greyhound pictures.


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.


IGB UPDATE 20 APRIL

IGB

20 April 2020


AND HERE COMES THE CAUSEWAY

Ian Fortune

16 April 2020

A story of a commentary and the truly brilliant greyhound that inspired it


MEMORIES: A COX CUP 1-2

15 April 2020

Jen has shared a wonderful family memory, a Cox Cup 1-2 for her grandad.


MEMORIES: COOL SURVIVOR

14 April 2020

Phonsie has shared some great memories, and photos, with us from 1995


EASTER TREAT FOR GREYHOUND RACING FANS

IGB

10 April 2020

Something special is coming on Saturday evening. Stay tuned....


MEMORIES: KILGRANEY TOMSON TAKES GOLD

9 April 2020

Larry Buggy has shared his favourite racing memory, the story of a remarkable greyhound, Kilgraney Tomson.


2000-2020: TWENTY YEARS AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Ian Fortune

8 April 2020

As Curraheen Park celebrates their 20th birthday, Ian Fortune looks back at a memorable first Laurels run at Curraheen Park in 2000.


THE SPANISH BATTLESHIP STORY

Ian Fortune

7 April 2020

The history of Ireland’s three-time Derby champion


REMINDER: STAY AT HOME

IGB

7 April 2020

Until 12 April, everyone is urged to stay in their home wherever possible. Staying at home is the best way to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to your friends, families and communities.


MEMORIES: 90 YEARS YOUNG WITH A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES

6 April 2020

David has reached out to us to celebrate the incredible achievement of Cork man, Pat Maguire, who has just celebrated his 90th birthday.


MEMORIES: A REAL DIAMON(D)

IGB

6 April 2020

As Curraheen Park approach their 20th birthday, Chloe shares her favourite racing memory from the Cork track, the 2015 Guinness Trophy Final. Watch it back now.


MEMORIES: SPRING TIME IN 99

IGB

4 April 2020

It’s been a while since an owner trained greyhound (syndicates excluded), or indeed a bitch, has claimed the Irish Greyhound Derby.


MEMORIES: BALLYCOWEN MOLL CLAIMS THE TROPHY

IGB

3 April 2020

Dean's shared his favourite racing memory from Curraheen Park, the Guinness Trophy Final from 2014.


COVID-19 CARE PAYMENT SCHEME – CONDITIONS AND FURTHER UPDATE

IGB

3 April 2020

Owners and Trainers are advised of the following conditions and update regarding COVID -19 Greyhound Care payments due to be processed.


MEMORIES: DIPMAC & A LITTLE KNOWN TRAINER CALLED SEAMUS

3 April 2020

Let's journey back to 1984, as Paschal, Noel and a little known trainer called Seamus Graham win the Irish Greyhound Derby.


MEMORIES: BLAZE SCORCHES TO EASTER CUP GLORY

IGB

3 April 2020

Your memories are still coming in, thank you! Next up is Kevin O’Brien’s favourite memory and it’s not hard to see why.


FLIPPER, A MARVELLOUS MISTAKE

2 April 2020

Our latest racing highlight, submitted by Paul Cooney, tells the story of a marvellous mistake.


IGB UPDATE 1ST APRIL

IGB

1 April 2020

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has confirmed that it has offered all its facilities including its stadia, staff, sales & reservation centre and National Greyhound Laboratory to the national effort to combat Covid 19.


ICONIC MEMORIES OF JERRY

1 April 2020

You've answered our call for your racing memories and highlights. Our first comes from Kieran with memories of a dear friend.


UNCOMPLETED SWEEPSTAKES FROM MARCH 24TH 2020

IGB

31 March 2020

IGB confirmation of arrangements regarding uncompleted sweepstakes.


YOUR TOP GREYHOUND MEMORIES

IGB

31 March 2020

Talking Dogs correspondent, Barry Drake, shared his top racing memory of 2019 in his column in today’s The Echo newspaper.


HOW MANY DERBY WINNERS CAN YOU NAME?

IGB

30 March 2020

Do you know your Derby winners? Take 15 minutes and see how many you can guess!


COVID -19 GREYHOUND PAYMENT SCHEME – PAYMENT SCHEDULE DETAILS

IGB

26 March 2020

IGB confirms COVID-19 Greyhound Care Payment Scheme schedule.


SUSPENSION OF GREYHOUND RACING AND NEW COVID-19 GREYHOUND CARE PAYMENT SCHEME

IGB

25 March 2020

Following today’s announcement by government, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has confirmed that all greyhound racing activity is suspended with effect from midnight tonight.


SUSPENSION OF GREYHOUND RACING AND NEW COVID-19 GREYHOUND CARE PAYMENT SCHEME

IGB

24 March 2020

Following today’s announcement by government, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has confirmed that all greyhound racing activity is suspended with effect from midnight tonight. This is to ensure full compliance with all directions of government and HSE protocols at this difficult time for all involved in the greyhound industry. The IGB has also announced a Covid-19 Greyhound Care Payment Scheme to provide support for the care of racing greyhounds during the period that greyhound racing remains suspended as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.


LONGFORD CLOSES DOORS FOR THE FINAL TIME

Ian Fortune

24 March 2020

It seems quite surreal to say the following words but on Monday evening Longford track closed their doors for the last time following the announcement on their facebook page that it would be their final meeting.


UK RACING SUSPENDED

Ian Fortune

24 March 2020

Following the announcement of a lockdown in the UK by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday evening, greyhound racing is to be suspended across the water.


LEE STRAND 550 POSTPONED

Barry Drake

22 March 2020

In light of the restrictions imposed due to the COVID 19 pandemic the upcoming Lee Strand 550 sweepstake which was scheduled to begin in early April has been postponed to a later date.


BALLYDOYLE DISPLAYS HIS VALOR

Ian Fortune

22 March 2020

Saturday’s action at Shelbourne Park offered a wonderful distraction to what is happening in the world at present.


CHAMPION BITCH STATUS FOR CABRA AVA

Peter Farrell

22 March 2020

A prize of €2,500 lay in wait for the winner of the ‘2020 Thurles Track Supporters Champion Bitch Stake’ at Thurles Park last night and in what was expected to be a highly competitive contest certainly lived up to its billing with a terrific performance from the Paul Scally owned, Cabra Ava.


CORK OAKS POSTPONED

Barry Drake

21 March 2020

Racing Manager at Curraheen Park Brian Collins informs us that the Cork Oaks has been postponed in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL 2020

IGB

18 March 2020

2020 competition, due to start on 28th March, has been postponed in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


ENGLISH DERBY POSTPONED

Ian Fortune

17 March 2020

The future of the 2020 English Derby remains uncertain following the announcement yesterday evening that the competition has been postponed due to the current Covid-19 outbreak.


COVID 19: IGB UPDATE

IGB

16 March 2020

The IGB continues to operate in accordance with Government and HSE directives. There is regular contact with our parent Dept, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to the evolving situation. We will continue to respond to any change in government guidance.


NOTICE REGARDING ICC OFFICES

IGB

16 March 2020


VIDEO: 2020 LADBROKES EASTER CUP FINAL

IGB

16 March 2020

Ian Fortune commentates as Wolfe wins the 2020 Ladbrokes Easter Cup Final. Watch it now!


WOLFE STRIKES IN EASTER CUP

Ian Fortune

15 March 2020

Wolfe claimed a richly deserved first major title on Saturday night when racing to brilliant victory in the Ladbrokes Easter Cup at Shelbourne Park.


DRUMBO TO SUSPEND RACING

Ian Fortune

14 March 2020

Drumbo Park are outside the reach of the Irish government but they have decided to close their doors for the time being due to the CoronaVirus outbreak.


THE IGB CONTINUES TO ENDEAVOUR TO MAINTAIN RACING SCHEDULES DURING THE CURRENT COVID-19 CRISIS

13 March 2020

The IGB continues to endeavour to maintain racing schedules during the current Covid-19 crisis. This is being done to continue to support the greyhound racing community.


COVID 19 UPDATE: RACING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

IGB

13 March 2020

Following Government announcement this morning regarding COVID 19, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) wishes to advise that from 6pm today (Thursday 12th March), a ‘racing behind closed doors’ policy will be put into effect.


COVID 19 UPDATE: RACING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

IGB

12 March 2020

Following Government announcement, the IGB has announced that racing will now take place behind closed doors.


INTERIM 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR BORD NA GCON

IGB

3 March 2020

The IGB has finalised its draft 2019 annual accounts (unaudited) and the preliminary indications from the accounts indicate an overall surplus in 2019 of €1.46M. This represents a reduction on the returned surplus in 2018 of €1.85M.


VIDEO: NATIONAL GREYHOUND RACING AWARDS

IGB

3 March 2020

Look back on the highlights of Sunday's Awards ceremony.


OUR PEOPLE, THEIR DAY - JEFF THE CONTROL STEWARD

IGB

2 March 2020

The final installment of the Our People, Their Day series has been released.


MULLINGAR GREYHOUND STADIUM WORKS OUT TO TENDER

IGB

2 March 2020

The IGB has confirmed that it has commenced the formal tender process for partial demolition and construction of a stairway extension and all associated site works at Mullingar Greyhound Stadium.


KILLMACDONAGH NAMED SUPREME GREYHOUND

Ian Fortune

1 March 2020

Killmacdonagh was named the Supreme Greyhound of the Year, narrowly edging out the Derby champion Lenson Bocko, at the National Greyhound Awards on Sunday evening.


TRAVELLING HOME - OUR PEOPLE, THEIR DAY

IGB

24 February 2020

The 4th installment of the Our People, Their Day series has been launched.


OUR PEOPLE, THEIR DAY - A KENNEL VISIT

IGB

10 February 2020

Meet Michael, a Stipendary Steward, and the team at Ballymac Kennels. We join Michael as he carries out some of his duties and visits the BallYmac Kennels in Co. Kerry. Trainer Liam Dowling and his family and staff run a large training kennel and we go behind the scenes at a typical kennel inspection carried out routinely by the IGB's Regulations and Welfare Department.