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Important Notice – Level 5 restrictions

Level 5 restrictions and implications for coursing

As of midnight October 21 2020, the government has moved to level 5 of the Covid Plan for the country.

Coursing will continue to operate similar to other sporting organisations and other elite sports. The ICC will operate on a “behind closed doors” basis, which means no spectators under any circumstances.

Entrants must not attend a coursing meeting if they have any symptoms of temperature, cough, cold, shortness of breath or any flu like symptoms or if they have had contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the last 14 days.

A maximum of two persons per runner is permitted to facilitate the running of the meeting (one person to bring the greyhound to slips and one to catch greyhound at conclusion of course) and this will be strictly enforced.

All permitted entrants shall provide their details for contact tracing purposes and a mask/visor must be worn while at the venue at all times, while observing social distancing. The ICC appointed Covid supervisors will assist in implementing the ICC Covid-19 Plan and you may consult with them if you have a query.

Each permitted entrant will be provided with a coded wrist band at the entrance to the grounds and this must be worn at all times or you will not gain entry.

Entrants are requested to follow all guidance from stewards and take note of all signage information.

Please have proof of your runner or reason for your attendance in the event that you are questioned as to the purpose of your journey while travelling to and from the venue (competition entry can be displayed from ICC draws section at www.irishcoursingclub.ie (live or a screenshot).  
This Website Notice can also be produced and shown.  

Please respect and protect the health of your fellow attendees at all times.

PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LEGITIMATE PURPOSE FOR ATTENDING A MEETING

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Order of Running

LISTOWEL
Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd October
Judge: Brendan Purcell
Slipper: Brian Doyle
Start 11.30am all three days.
TUESDAY: Twice through Derby TS. Once through All Age Bitch Stake (immediately after interval).
WEDNESDAY: Twice through Derby TS & Oaks TS. Once through John Prendiville All Age Cup (immediately after interval).
THURSDAY: Start with Maurice Cahill Stake, Jackie Hegarty Stake and complete card.

CASTLEISLAND
Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd October
Judge: Bernard Goold
Slipper: David Galvin
Start 11.30am all three days.
TUESDAY: Twice through Derby TS. Once through Island Cup (immediately after interval) and once through Hare Minders Dog Stake (at end of day)
WEDNESDAY: Twice through Derby TS & Oaks TS. Once through All Age Bitch Stake (immediately after interval) and once through Hare Minders Bitch Stake (at end of day)
THURSDAY: Start with Working Members Stake and complete card.

MALLOW / CHARLEVILLE
At Ballymagooly, Mallow  
Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd October
Judge: John O’Connell
Slipper: Martin Mulcahy
Start 11.30am both days
WEDNESDAY:  Twice through Mallow Derby TS & Mallow Oaks TS. Once through Charleville Derby TS, Charleville Oaks TS & Charleville All Age Bitch Stake.
THURSDAY: Start with Rakes Of Mallow All Age Cup and complete card.

GLIN
Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd October
Judge: Paul Horan
Slipper: Richard Quinn jnr
Start 11.30am all three days.
WEDNESDAY: Twice through Derby TS. Once through All Age Bitch Stake (before interval) and once through Glin Derby & Glin Oaks (at end of day)
THURSDAY: Twice through Derby TS & Oaks TS. Once through Desmond Cup (before interval).
FRIDAY: Start with Glin Derby and complete card.

BALLINAGAR
Incorporating Old Kilcullen & Athy Open   
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October
Judge: Liam Kelly
Slippers: Damien McHugh / Padraig Reynolds
Start 11.30am both days
SATURDAY:  Twice through Ballinagar Oaks TS and Old Kilcullen Derby TS.
SUNDAY: Start with Duffer Stakes and complete card.

MILTOWN MALBAY 
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October
Judge: Bernard Goold
Slipper: Richard Quinn jnr
Start 11.30am both days
SATURDAY:  Twice through Derby TS & Oaks TS. Once through All Age Bitch Stake & All Age Dog Cup.
SUNDAY: Start with Harecatchers Stake and complete card.

BALLYHEIGUE  
Saturday 24th Sunday 25th & Monday 26th October
Judge: Brendan Purcell
Slipper: David Galvin
Start 11.00am all three days
SATURDAY:  Twice through Derby. Once through both Working Members Stakes (after interval).
SUNDAY: Start with Oaks TS. Twice through Oaks TS & Derby TS. Once through All Age Bitch Stake & White Sands Hotel Cup (before interval).
MONDAY: Start with Bitch Surplus Stake, Inter Club Stake, Oaks TS, Derby TS, All Age Bitch Stake, White Sands Hotel Cup and complete card.

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Coursing Videos

Irish Coursing Club will be LIVE Streaming coursing for the 20/21 Coursing Season and also showing videos of recorded meetings.

For further information and to access the links to the Videos / Live Streaming click on the MPU which can now be found on the right hand side of the home page, directly above the Boylesports and Bet Browne MPUs.

Videos from Listowel will be available to view each of the three evenings after the meetings.

Listowel Day 1 https://bit.ly/3octH1h

We hope to bring a live stream from the three days at Glin but much will depend on the internet coverage in the area so please bare with us. Videos will be available each evening and anyone who pays for the live stream will have access to the video also later in the day.

LIVE Glin Day 1  https://bit.ly/3o5ZH73

 

 

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This week at Castleisland Listowel Glin Mallow

Castleisland, Listowel and Glin CC have asked us to advise patrons & owners/trainers that no cash will be handled at their meetings. Please have your Entry Fee / Membership Fee in an envelope with the name(s) of your greyhound and competition (s) they run in clearly marked on the envelope. All patrons should also have the correct admission fee €10pp in an envelope at point of entry as no change will be available. As with all coursing venues during the current Level 3 Covid 19 restrictions there will be no catering available on the grounds.      

Will all clubs please ensure that the following four simple things to remember are announced regularly over the Public Address. 
“4 simple things to remember:

  • Wear a Mask
  • Wear your Wrist Band to gain entry
  • Socially distance
  • No litter.”

Due to Level 3 Covid 19 restrictions Castleisland, Listowel, Glin and Mallow/Charleville will operate behind closed doors similar to other sporting events. This means no spectators are permitted to attend the event.

A maximum of two persons per entry is permitted to facilitate the running of the meeting (one person to bring the greyhound to slips and one to catch greyhound at conclusion of course) and this will be strictly enforced.

All entrants must provide their details for contact tracing purposes and a mask/visor must be worn while at the venue.

Participants are requested to follow all guidance from stewards and take note of all signage information.

Please respect and protect the health of your fellow attendees at all times.

 

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News and Notices

Will all clubs please ensure that the following ‘4 simple things to remember’ are announced regularly over the Public Address. 
“4 simple things to remember:

  • Wear a Mask
  • Wear your Wrist Band to gain entry
  • Socially distance
  • No litter

The following changes to Week 3 have now been approved by the Fixtures Committee.  Please see below for other notes. Also see Fixtures for full list.

Week 3  
Castleisland Tue,Wed,Thu 20,21,22 Oct
Listowel Tue,Wed,Thu 20,21,22 Oct
Glin Wed,Thu,Fri 21,22,23 Oct
Charleville )  
Mallow ) Wed,Thurs 21,22 Oct
Ballinagar Sat,Sun 24,25 Oct
Miltown-Malbay Sat,Sun 24,25 Oct
Ballyheigue & Dist Sat,Sun,Mon 24,25,26 Oct

FULL TRIAL STAKES

Following the release of a Derby Trial Stake and an Oaks Trial Stake in Munster, the following clubs benefit from an upgrade based on being the next clubs to run in the province: Ennis/Clarecastle upgrade to a Full Derby TS. Ballyheigue upgrade to a Full Oaks TS.

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Please note that the Officials for this meeting are Judge: Liam Kelly Slipper: David Galvin. Both trial stakes are now fully subscribed and no more entries will be taken.  

BALLYHEIGUE

Draw will take place on Sunday night, October 18th at 7pm.  All stakes now fully subscribed.

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ICC Awards 2019 – 20

They had to wait a while and unfortunately we won’t be able to hold an Awards Ceremony to celebrate their success but we would like to extend our congratulations to the Coursing Greyhounds of the Year for the season 2019/20. Many thanks to all of you who voted in the four categories last March.  We would also like to associate our very loyal Award Sponsors with this announcement today. Full details of our winners and their achievements will appear on next week’s Sporting Press and we will be arranging a memento for them.

Greyhound & Pet World Abbeyfeale Coursing Dog of the Year

Winner: BOYLESPORTSMAGIC (in photo)

Jimmy O’Flaherty Galway Coursing Bitch of the Year

Winner: CRAFTY PERFECTO

O’Murchú Financial Services Coursing Brood Bitch of the Year

Winner: BALLYMAC ADELPHA

National Meeting Bookmakers Coursing Stud Dog of the Year

Winner: NEWINN WONDER

 

 

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Fixtures 2020/21 Season

Some further small changes have now been made to the Fixtures List. The new coursing season will commence on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October with Liscannor still holding the honour of hosting the first meeting .  The updated Fixtures for 2020/21 can be viewed in the drop-down menu under Coursing on the top tool bar. A new advertisement for Liscannor will appear on this week’s edition of the Sporting Press (Thursday 1st October) and the draw will be uploaded on Monday October 5th.

For those playing the Fantasy Coursing the new closing date for online entry will be midnight on Friday 9th October and that will also be the last day for receipt of postal entries.  

 

Renewing website membership

At this time of the year we receive many calls from website members who are trying to renew their membership for the new season but get the message ‘This User Name / Email already exists‘.  The reason for this is that when you join online you receive 365 days of membership and your details are stored until those 365 days have elapsed. Therefore if for example you joined on October 20th 2019 you should be able to continue signing in to the website until October 19th 2020. Those who gave an email address will receive a warning notice that the 365 days are almost up. Those who didn’t give an email address will just find themselves locked out when the 365 days are up and can renew then in the normal way.

A special message to those who took the special Sporting Press / ICC Website deal last year. As there was no Sporting Press during April,May & June your newspaper subscription is extended into the New Year. Therefore there would be no point in us offering the Special Deal this time around. Your ICC website membership will remain live until Tuesday 3rd November. After that date you will have to renew membership, if you wish, in the normal way by paying the €50 online or by contacting the ICC offices directly. We look forward to offering the special Sporting Press / ICC Website deal once again in September 2021.

Thanks a million for your continued support.

 

 

Executive Committee

THE period of time for nominations to the Executive Committee of the Irish Coursing Club ended on August 31 and as the number of nominees was the same as the number of vacancies, there were no elections.

The following are the new members:

Munster

Aidan Supple (outgoing). Proposed by Rathkeale, seconded by Glin

Conor Foley. Proposed by Ballyduff, seconded by Templetuohy

Eileen Lynch. Proposed by Macroom, seconded by Fermoy & Grange

(Joan Herbert and Gerry Meehan did not seek re-election)

Leinster

John Troy. Proposed by Old Kilcullen, seconded by New Ross

Tom Beckett (outgoing). Proposed by Freshford, seconded by Sevenhouses.

(Eddie Quilty did not seek re-election).

Ulster 

Des Tighe (outgoing). Proposed by East Donegal. Seconded by Co. Cavan.

The full Executive Committee for 2020/21 is:

Mr Gerry Meehan, Millstreet, President

Mr John Egan, Templetuohy, Treasurer

Mr DJ Histon, Secretary / CEO 

Mr Tom Beckett, Freshford, Executive Member

Mr Berkie Browne, Listowel, Executive Member

Mr James Coss, Rathdowney, Executive Member

Mr Conor Foley, Ballyduff, Executive Member

Mr Glen Healy, Roseberry, Open Executive Member

Mr Pat Loughlin, Sevenhouses, Executive Member

Ms. Eileen Lynch, Macroom, Executive Member

Mr Jack Mahony, Loughrea, Executive Member

Mr Fran Mangan, Cappoquin & Clogheen, Executive Member

Mr Damian Matthews, Ballymena, Executive Member

Mr Tom Mulcahy, Charleville, Executive Member

Mr Paddy Mullen, Roscommon, Executive Member

Mr Tim O’Donovan, Tipperary & District, Executive Member

Mr James O’Regan, Clonakilty, Executive Member

Mr Sean Ryan, Fedamore Open, Executive Member

Mr Aidan Supple, Rathkeale, Executive Member

Mr Desmond Tighe, East Donegal, Executive Member

Mr John Troy, Old Kilcullen, Executive Member

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National Meeting 2021

The Executive Committee of the Irish Coursing Club have announced that the 2021 National Coursing Meeting will take place at Powerstown Park, Clonmel on Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th and Monday 8th February 2021.