Ian Fortune

With the Derby near competition, Patrick Flynn was on to confirm the details of the days ahead.

As stated above, the doors will open at 5.30pm on Saturday to allow punters view the All-Ireland replay prior to racing.

If you can’t make it to Shelbourne, you can view the Boylesports Derby action live on RTE with a 60 minute programme running from 9pm to 10pm. The broadcast will include 3 live races including the two Derby semi-finals and a recording of a number of races also. The draw for the final will be made immediately before they go off air.

On Monday, the pre-Derby Lunch for those with finalists will take place in the Oaks Suite from 12noon at Shelbourne. This event has grown from strength to strength in recent years offering the connections of all six finalists an opportunity to relax and mingle in the build up to the big day.   

Derby Final Ticket information:

Now on sale. Adult price €20 (includes race card): Student/OAP €10 (includes race card) Id must be presented at the stiles if requested with Student/OAP tickets.

Tickets available from Shelbourne reception office hours Monday to Friday: Night Office ground floor during racing: Calling National Sales centre on 061 448080 or from outside ROI on 00353 61 448080 or by booking online at

Group Packages:

Great Value Group package; Derby Track Special Package €25pp (parties of 10+) - must be pre-booked

Admission & race card

Hot Beef Roll

Pint of Heineken/Orchards Thieves.

Reserved area on roof top Pavillion

**It’s worth noting that 10% of all admission and food packages will be donated to the Greyhound CareFund. 

Derby Final Day:

Doors will open at 4.15pm with music throughout the stadium from 4.30pm in advance of racing starting at 7.15pm

Best dressed lady competition:

The 2019 Derby Best Dressed prize includes:

  • Overnight stay in 4 star Dublin Hotel        
  • Complimentary dinner for 2 people in Shelbourne Park, including champagne on arrival and €100 Tote Betting vouchers
  • A race named after the winner plus post-race presentation*
  • A €500 shopping voucher 
  • Two Runners-up will receive Dinner for 2 people in Shelbourne Park, including a complimentary bottle of house wine and €50 tote betting vouchers