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.
Following a stellar twelve months, headlined by the exploits of Lenson Bocko, Droopys Jet won Stud Dog of the Year for the first time, pipping Kinloch Brae by a single point in the standings. The pair were clear of Laughil Blake in third.
Personality of the year was shared for the first time since 2010 with both Kevin Barry and Kieran Lynch being recognised for their achievements during the year. Of course, Kevin Barry captured the Boylesports Derby up the field with Rumour Has It, while Watchman completed a famous double in the Irish Cup.
There was barely a week when Kieran Lynch wasn’t in the news but the achievements of Killmacdonagh and Rockybay Foley stood out. Killmacdonagh had a special year, winning the Sporting Press Irish Oaks, Dundalk International, Limerick Oaks and reaching the Derby decider, while Rockybay Foley was the central figure in the hugely successful Laurels at Curraheen Park as he defended his title in thrilling fashion.
The 2020 Irish Greyhound Review is now on sale at €15 and can be purchased through the normal channels.