Yesterday, we put a call out to you to share your racing highlights with us and we’re delighted to see some of your memories coming in.

Kieran Daly was in touch with a wonderfully personal memory. His highlight of 2019 was watching his greyhound, Iconic Rory, trained by Pat Norris win in 28.25 in Curraheen Park. After many years of trying and hoping for “a good one”, it was made all the more special to have good friend Jerry O’Donovan with him on the night to see it. As Kieran says, Jerry got a great kick out of seeing Rory post that time on 4th October. Jerry, a great Cork greyhound man in his own regard, sadly passed away just two weeks ago.

Kieran and Jerry were part of a syndicate with a December 18 bitch, Iconic Jones, and with trainer Pat Norris they were eagerly awaiting her racing debut. No doubt Jerry will be in the minds and hearts of his racing friends when that day comes.

Kieran fondly remembers how Jerry was a fountain of knowledge about greyhounds and could recall dogs from long ago. Jerry was also involved in coursing and was a member of Whites Cross Coursing Club for many years. He travelled to meetings all over the country and would have owned greyhounds under the ‘Noisy’ prefix many years back.

Aside from his love of greyhounds, Jerry was Chairman of the North East Region Road Bowling Association, and was by all accounts a great all-round sportsman. “A real, real character” and a “great friend” who was such a keen follower of greyhounds, Jerry will be sadly missed.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Video: Iconic Rory wins in Cork

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