UNOFFICIAL TRIALS AT NEWBRIDGE CANCELLED

18 November 2019

Newbridge Greyhound Stadium has advised that there will be no unofficial trials today, Monday November 18th, due to frost on the track.


2019 FRIENDS OF LIMERICK GREYHOUND STADIUM IRISH ST. LEGER - A LOOK AT THE FINALISTS

Peter Farrell

18 November 2019

With the final of the 74th running of the Irish St. Leger vast approaching this Saturday night at Limerick, let's take a look at the six finalists who will all hope to land the €30,000 first prize which is kindly sponsored by the Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium.


ST. LEGER FINAL NIGHT INFORMATION

Peter Farrell

18 November 2019

Limerick racing office would like to stress that as the card for Saturday’s Leger final night has to be completed earlier this week, this is a final call for Open race entries for that night.


CLASSIC HUNT GATHERS MOMENTUM FOR WOLFE AFTER STUNNING DISPLAY

Peter Farrell

17 November 2019

It was the semi final stages of the 2019 ‘Friends of Limerick Irish St. Leger’ at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last night after two faultless displays in the rounds prior, Wolfe stepped up his chase for Classic glory with another dominant display in the opening semi final of the €30,000 to the winner event


A FAMOUS LEGER VICTORY FOR REDZER ARDFERT

Ian Fortune

17 November 2019

Redzer Ardfert recorded a famous victory in the RPGTV St Leger at Perry Barr on Saturday night, becoming the first Irish trained greyhound to claim the famous classic.


IRELAND’S BEST TRIAL AT SHELBOURNE PARK

Ian Fortune

17 November 2019

2018 and 2019 Derby champions Ballyanne Sim and Lenson Bocko had a spin at Shelbourne Park on Saturday ahead of their Michael Fortune Night of Stars assignments and both moved with real fluency.


TAYLOR THE HIGHLIGHT OF HOLLAND’S HANDFUL

Ian Fortune

17 November 2019

Saturday’s action at Shelbourne Park was quite special.


PERRY AYLWARD

16 November 2019

Greyhound racing lost a great servant on Saturday with the news that Perry Aylward had sadly passed away.


EARLY ENTRY ADVISABLE FOR LEGER FINAL NIGHT

Peter Farrell

16 November 2019

Limerick racing manager, Liam Kennedy has been in touch and is advising early entry for the Open races on Leger final night which is this day week, 23rd November.


GAME BREAKS DUNDALK RECORD

Ian Fortune

16 November 2019

Just two weeks shy of the Night of Stars, Blame The Game gave the Shelbourne racing office a gentle reminder of his abundant talent at Dundalk on Friday night as he broke the 350yd record with a typically foot-perfect display.


LYNCH’S NIGHT OF STARS TEAM TRIAL WELL AT HQ

Ian Fortune

16 November 2019

Killmacdonagh and Rockybay Foley trialled at Shelbourne Park on Friday evening ahead of their date in the Michael Fortune Night of Stars and both moved with fluency.


GOLDEN DISPLAY FROM AKELAWRE IN COLLAR

Ian Fortune

16 November 2019

Akelawre was the undoubted star in the opening round of the Gold Collar at Shelbourne Park on Friday night as he posted a rapid 29.55 for the 550yd trip.


ST. LEGER FINAL NIGHT - CUP & PLATE INFORMATION

Peter Farrell

15 November 2019

In regards to the Leger Cup and Plate, owners and trainers are reminded to confirm with the Limerick racing office on their Greyhounds availability after Saturday night’s St. Leger semi finals.


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.


JOHNNY DOYLE

14 November 2019

Greyhound sport lost a great stalwart on Thursday with the news that Johnny Doyle had passed after an illness.


COMPETITION – Win a copy of the Irish Greyhound Review

IGB

14 November 2019

COMPETITION – Win a copy of the Irish Greyhound Review


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


IRISH GREYHOUND REVIEW - JET NAMED TOP STUD AS BARRY AND LYNCH ARE TOP PERSONALITIES

Ian Fortune

12 November 2019

Volume 42 of the Irish Greyhound Review was launched at Shelbourne Park on Monday night and, as always, they announced their Stud Dog of the Year and the Irish Greyhound Review Personality of the year.


BRILLIANT RANGER DEFENDS HIS WARRIOR TITLE

Ian Fortune

10 November 2019

The latest chapter in the Rosbirr Ranger story had a very similar outcome to those that came before as he again displayed why is one of the best sprinters of the past decade with a brilliant display in the rescheduled final of the 2019 Mullingar Agri Stores Fair Warrior on Saturday night.


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.


FRIENDS OF CORK GREYHOUNDS AUTUMN PARK WALK

Barry Drake

4 November 2019

Friends of Cork Greyhounds were out and about on Sunday morning for their Autumn Park Walk.


NIGHT OF STARS JUST A MONTH AWAY

Ian Fortune

30 October 2019

In truth the build up to the 2019 Michael Fortune Night of Stars began last November.


BE A PART OF THE NIGHT OF STARS

Ian Fortune

30 October 2019

Just a month from now, on Saturday, November 30th the crowds will pour through the stiles for the eighth annual Night of Stars.


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.


GALWAY'S DES TO RUN DUBLIN MARATHON IN AID OF THE IRISH RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST

IGB

23 October 2019

Galway man Des Kelly will be among thousands at the start line of the Dublin Marathon on Sunday morning as he runs over 26 miles for a very good cause.


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.


TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR RESPONDS TO QUESTIONING ON GREYHOUND RACING IN THE DAIL

1 October 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today responded to questioning from Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath regarding greyhound racing.


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.


IGB REMINDING OWNERS AND TRAINERS TO ENSURE GREYHOUNDS ARE CARED FOR DURING WARM TEMPERATURES

IGB

25 June 2019

With warm temperatures expected over the next number of days, the IGB is reminding greyhound owners and trainers on how to ensure your greyhound receives the best care during the warm weather.