IGB STATEMENT ON CLOSURE OF DRUMBO PARK

IGB

The IGB notes today's news that Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium is to close with immediate effect.

IGB CEO Gerard Dollard commented today: "Drumbo Park falls outside the remit of the Irish Greyhound Board but we would be very aware of the excellent work done by all those at the track as part of the wider greyhound industry. The IGB is also very aware of the strong financial support Drumbo Park has received from its owners since its opening ten years ago.

There is a strong greyhound racing tradition in Northern Ireland, with many people directly and indirectly economically benefitting from the industry. It is sad to see the track’s closure in this way and the impact on both full and part time staff at the track, as well as the wider greyhound community."