FINAL CALL FOR SELACHII LEGAL ENTRIES

Peter Farrell

17 February 2020

Limerick Greyhound Stadium are making a final appeal for entries for the ‘Selachii Legal Open 525’ which has a winner’s prize of €1,100, Trophy and free entry into this years ‘Con & Annie Kirby Memorial’.


BEARY LANDS A WONDERFUL DOUBLE

Ian Fortune

16 February 2020

Storm Denis hit Dublin on Saturday afternoon and left his mark but, thankfully, he decided to head down country before racing commenced at Shelbourne Park.


NEWINN SESSION STICKS TO THE SCRIPT TO LAND RURAL HAWAII FEATURE

Peter Farrell

16 February 2020

After a series of fantastic performances over the past few weeks at Clonmel, Newinn Session was very much the ‘talking dog’ heading into the final of the €6,000 to the winner, ‘Rural Hawaii @ Stud Unraced’ and Simon Taylor’s greyhound strengthened his credentials with another assured victory in the decider.


MAGIC MAY ON FIRE

Ian Fortune

15 February 2020

May Kearns rarely misses a night at Shelbourne Park and, in recent times, scarcely goes a night without sending out a winner.


DUNNE FAMILY TO BACK MCCALMONT CUP

Ian Fortune

15 February 2020

It was announced during the week that the Dunne family from the world-famous Frightful Flash Kennels have once again generously come on board to sponsor the McCalmont Cup at Kilkenny.


MOOR HAS A BIG FUTURE

Ian Fortune

14 February 2020

After just two career starts it may be a little early to proclaim Rannoch Moor a superstar of the future but the evidence thus far suggests he is going to be pretty special.


BOCKO HAS 525 SPIN

Ian Fortune

14 February 2020

There was plenty of interest in the action prior to racing at Shelbourne Park on Thursday night as Graham Holland again gave many of his team a pipe-opener.


SYNDICATE BONUS FOR EASTER CUP

Ian Fortune

14 February 2020

Following on from the success of the syndication bonus introduced for in the Derby over the last few years, there will be a €1,000 prize on offer in this year’s Ladbrokes Easter Cup 550, which is due to commence on Saturday, February 22nd.


LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR UPCOMING SALES AT YOUGHAL TRACK

Barry Drake

14 February 2020

Racing Manager at Youghal Track Johnny McGrath is calling on final entries for the upcoming sales.


SELACHII LEGAL ENTRIES REQUIRED AT LIMERICK

Peter Farrell

13 February 2020

Limerick RM, Liam Kennedy has been in touch urgently seeking entries for the ‘Selachii Legal Open 525’ which is set to commence at Limerick next weekend, Saturday 22nd February.


JOE MCARDLE

13 February 2020

It’s with sadness we must report the passing of well-known Northern owner Joe McArdle. Joe was a big man with a big voice and big personality.


GREYHOUND & PETWORLD JUVENILE CLASSIC AT TRALEE

Barry Drake

11 February 2020

Recorded and unrecorded trials this Friday evening from 4 to 6 pm for owners and trainers interested in running in the Greyhound and Pet World Juvenile Classic starting on Fri Feb 21st.


BETTING AVAILABLE AT HORSE MEETINGS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

IGB

11 February 2020

Betting Available At Horse Meetings For This Coming Week:


A 50K BONUS FOR DERBY DOUBLE

Ian Fortune

11 February 2020

After an incredible 1-2-3 last year, it’s safe to say the Irish will, once again, travel in big numbers to Nottingham for the 2020 Star Sports, ARC & LPS English Derby.


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.


CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL FAST APPROACHING

Peter Farrell

7 February 2020

Hosted at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, the ‘Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 525’ is one of the most exciting competitions on the Greyhound racing calendar and information regarding the 2020 renewal is now available.


LADBROKES EASTER CUP RETURNS FOR 2020

IGB

7 February 2020

Ireland’s premier greyhound stadium, Shelbourne Park will see the return of the Ladbrokes Easter Cup beginning on Saturday 22nd February and running over four weeks with the final on Saturday, 14th March.


IGB STATEMENT 6TH FEBRUARY 2020

IGB

6 February 2020

The IGB has announced today that their Chief Financial Officer, Michael Murnane, is leaving the organisation.


IGB TO RECEIVE QUANTUM™ SYSTEM UPGRADE FROM SPORTECH

IGB

6 February 2020

Sportech PLC, the international betting technology business, announced that its Sportech Racing and Digital division have secured a new contract with the Irish Greyhound Board that both extends their Tote Services agreement for a new multi-year term and upgrades IGB’s current Series 7 Tote to Sportech’s state-of-the-art Quantum™ System.


NEWBRIDGE BITCH UNRACED LAUNCHED

Ian Fortune

4 February 2020

The Open Unraced Bitch Stake at Newbridge has produced some wonderful performers in recent years and this year’s competition will carry a new name following yesterday’s announcement that local owners Jerry and Michael Connors are the new joint sponsors along with the Newbridge Track Supporters Club.


INTRODUCING OUR PEOPLE, THEIR DAY

IGB

3 February 2020

Introducing Our People, Our Day a new video series showcasing a day in the life of people from all walks of our industry.


STATEMENT WEDNESDAY 29TH JANUARY 2020

IGB

29 January 2020

The IGB today welcomed the outcome of High Court proceedings relating to an injunction to regulate protests at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium.


2020 GREYHOUND & PET WORLD JUVENILE CLASSIC

Barry Drake

8 January 2020

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium are proud to announce Greyhound & Pet World as the sponsors of the 2020 Juvenile Classic. This prestigious event has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2007.


2020 CLASSICS AND FEATURE EVENTS CALENDAR

IGB

7 January 2020

2020 Classics and Feature Events Calendar:


NOTICE: PRIZEMONEY REMITTANCE ADVICE

IGB

7 January 2020

Changes to the issuing of remittance advice to come into effect this month.


IGB UPDATE: INDECON REPORT CONSULTATION PERIOD

IGB

20 December 2019

Earlier this month, the IGB released the independent report undertaken by Indecon Economic Consultants regarding the industry’s footprint into the future.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: 16TH DECEMBER, 2019

IGB

16 December 2019

The IGB has been made aware this afternoon of an incident at Dublin Port and our welfare department has begun a full investigation.


IGB STATEMENT: RESTRUCTURING OF SUBSIDIARY COMPANY STRUCTURE

IGB

16 December 2019

As part of the IGB's approach to securing cost efficiencies we have undertaken a restructure of our subsidiary company structure. We have constituted one operating company - Greyhound Racing Operations Ireland Ltd. - to cover operations at tracks.


IGB STATEMENT: BAI COMPLAINT

IGB

12 December 2019

In August 2019, the IGB submitted a complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) regarding the RTE Investigates programme ‘Greyhounds: Running For Their Lives’, broadcast on June 26.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD MEDIA STATEMENT - INDECON REPORT: DECEMBER 6TH, 2019

IGB

8 December 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today released an independent report undertaken by Indecon Economic Consultants, which reviewed the future needs of its 16 licensed stadia and made recommendations regarding the industry’s footprint into the future.


IGB APPROVES 2020 BUDGET ALLOCATION WITH €3.4M SPEND ON WELFARE AND REGULATION

IGB

26 November 2019

The Board of Bord na gCon has approved the Budget for the Irish Greyhound Board for 2020.


UPDATE: INDECON REVIEW INTO FUTURE NEEDS AND INDUSTRY FOOTPRINT

IGB

15 November 2019

Indecon Economic Consultants yesterday updated the Board of Bord na gCon, at its monthly Board meeting, on the progress of its independent review into the future needs and industry footprint for greyhound racing in Ireland.


2020 SALES FIXTURES AND DATES

IGB

14 November 2019

The following are the fixtures and dates for greyhound sales in 2020:


TRACEABILITY SYSTEM PROCUREMENT PROCESS BEGINS AS IGB CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT CARE & WELFARE MEASURES

IGB

14 November 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has announced the commencement of a tender process for a greyhound traceability system which will monitor and record key life events for all registered greyhounds throughout their life.


Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Address by Mr Frank Nyhan, Chairman, Bord na gCon

12 November 2019

Address delivered by Mr Frank Nyhan, Chairman, Bord na gCon to Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on Tuesday 12th November 2019


IGB ENCOURAGING AWARENESS AS RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING WEEK 2019 BEGINS

IGB

6 November 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board is encouraging all of its betting customers to gamble responsibly as Responsible Gambling Week 2019 gets underway.


IGB ANNUAL REPORT 2018

IGB

23 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board’s annual accounts have now been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Irish Greyhound Board is therefore in a position to publish its Annual Report for the year 2018.


NOTICE FOR GREYHOUND OWNERS/TRAINERS/KEEPERS/KENNELHANDS

IGB

21 October 2019

In the interests of greyhound welfare, it is important that any greyhounds injured during a race or showing any signs of distress or injury after a race are presented to the track veterinarian for immediate assessment.


IGB REGULATION AND WELFARE UPDATE: OCTOBER 2019

IGB

16 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) continues to make significant progress in the areas of welfare and regulation under its Strategic Plan 2018-2022.


IGB STATEMENT: THURLES GREYHOUND STADIUM PROTEST

IGB

14 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) is aware of a protest that took place outside Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD WELCOMES FUNDING ALLOCATION IN BUDGET 2020

IGB

9 October 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has welcomed the allocation of €16.8m to the greyhound industry in Budget 2020 from its allocation of the Horse & Greyhound Fund.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: FAILTE IRELAND & TOURISM IRELAND

IGB

30 September 2019

The IGB has expressed its shock and disappointment at the decision of Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland to suspend the promotion of greyhound racing to the national and international tourism market.


IGB CARE & WELFARE INITIATIVES UPDATE - 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019

IGB

26 September 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) continues to make significant progress in the areas of welfare and regulation under its Strategic Plan 2018-2022. The racing greyhound continues to be the most regulated of all canine breeds in Ireland. The following is an update on our care and welfare measures:


UPDATE ON SYNDICATION PROGRAMME

IGB

18 September 2019

As part of the Irish Greyhound Board’s continued effort to promote sponsorship and syndication ownership within Irish greyhound racing, the IGB has sought expressions of interest from all active trainers for the new syndication programme.


IGB WELCOMES PUBLIC RESPONSE AFTER GREYHOUND CARE LINE CALLS

IGB

4 September 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has welcomed the public response to its confidential Greyhound Care Line during its first month of operations.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LIFFORD AND LONGFORD

IGB

27 August 2019

Following discussions with representatives of Lifford and Longford stadia, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has confirmed that racing will not proceed at either track in the coming period.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LIFFORD & LONGFORD

IGB

15 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has today indicated to the owners and management of Lifford Greyhound Stadium that race cards of a maximum of 12 races can be maintained at the track until the completion of the Indecon report.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LONGFORD GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

9 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) notes today’s announcement that Longford Greyhound Stadium is to cease operations.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD STATEMENT: LIFFORD GREYHOUND STADIUM

IGB

8 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) notes the decision of Lifford Greyhound Stadium to cease operations.


NEW CARE FUND FOR GREYHOUNDS ANNOUNCED BY IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD

IGB

6 August 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today announced the establishment of a separate Care Fund dedicated to funding a variety of initiatives for the care and welfare of the greyhound including re-homing initiatives, greyhound support scheme, care centres, traceability system and other actions all designed to support the care and welfare of the racing greyhound.


GREYHOUND CARE – IGB INJURIES AT TRACKS RECOVERY SCHEME

IGB

6 August 2019

The IGB today announced a scheme to provide funding for the treatment of greyhounds which have been injured when racing at IGB licenced stadia.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD UPDATE - 24TH JULY 2019

IGB

24 July 2019

Recent weeks have presented significant challenges for the greyhound racing community and the wider industry. The following is an Irish Greyhound Board update in relation to current items.


IGB CEO: GREYHOUND RACING IS PART OF IRISH SOCIETY AND MUCH MORE THAN JUST A SPORT

IGB

15 July 2019

IGB CEO Gerard Dollard this week wrote an opinion piece for the weekend's edition of the Sunday Independent, which was published on July 14th, 2019.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW CONFIDENTIAL PHONE LINE TO REPORT WELFARE CONCERNS

IGB

12 July 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) today announced the launch of a confidential phone line which will be available to members of the public to report greyhound welfare concerns.


IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT TOWARDS PRIVATE REHOMING AGENCIES

IGB

11 July 2019

The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT), established and operated by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB), has today pledged to maintain and enhance its support to a number of private rehoming agencies across the country.


JOINT COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND THE MARINE BORD NA GCON ADDRESS

9 July 2019

Opening address delivered by the Bord na gCon (Irish Greyhound Board) Chairman, Frank Nyhan, to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on Tuesday 9th July 2019.


IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD INCREASES SUPPORT FOR FOSTER CARE SCHEME AND PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR DOMESTIC REHOMINGS

IGB

3 July 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board has confirmed an increase in financial support to private rehoming agencies for the rehoming of retired racing greyhounds in Ireland, as well as the extension of the IGB Scheme for Foster Care of Retired Racing Greyhounds, with the schemes coming into effect immediately.