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Bereavement Notices

Our sincere sympathy to ICC Control Steward, Tony Fahy and family on the death of his mam Phyllis, Portumna, Galway.
Phyllis will be very sadly missed by her husband Michael, son Tony, daughters Marie, Brenda & Geraldine and the extended Fahy & Diver families.
Reposing tomorrow evening (Friday 19th Oct) at Dignity Chapel, Portumna Retirement Village from 5pm to 7pm followed by removal to St Brigid’s Church, Portumna. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am with burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery.
May she Rest In Peace.

Our sincere sympathy to the Walsh family, Kildonogue, Ardfinnan, Clonmel on the death of their dad and grandfather Larry.
Larry will be sadly missed by his sons Lar, John & Philip; daughters Mary & Eileen and the extended Walsh family.
Reposing at his residence tomorrow evening (Friday 19th Oct) from 4pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon in Ballybacon Church followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
May he Rest In Peace.

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Important Notices

CASTLEISLAND with permission of the ICC will be running a 64 runner Derby TS at their meeting which now commences on Saturday October 27th. The Oaks TS remains for 32 runners.

MILTOWN-MALBAY with permission of the ICC will be running a 48 runner Oaks TS at their meeting which now commences on Friday October 26th.  (Whilst Directive 5 was not complied with, in that there was no mention on the Sporting Press that this stake may be run as a 48 or 64 if entries allow & subject to permission, the ICC are prepared to accept on this one-off occasion that it had been the intention of the Club to advertise the stake as a possible 48 or 64 runner event).

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ORDER OF RUNNING

ABBEYDORNEY     
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 19th, 20th & 21st October
Judge: Paul Horan
Slipper: David Galvin. Asst Slipper: Kieran Houlihan
Start 11.30am all three days.
FRIDAY: Twice through Oaks TS. Once through Working Members Stakes and All Age Bitch Stake (immediately after interval).
SATURDAY: Twice through Derby TS and Oaks TS. Once through Horgan All Age Cup (before interval) and once through the One Course Duffer (immediately after interval).
SUNDAY: Start with Two Course Duffer, One Course Duffer, Oaks TS, Derby TS, All Age Bitch Stake, Horgan Cup & complete card.

CROHANE & KILLENAULE    
Saturday, Sunday 20th & 21st October
Judge: John O’Connell
Slipper: Brian Doyle
Start 11.30 am both days
SATURDAY: Twice through Derby TS & Oaks TS. Once through All Age Cup immediately after interval.
SUNDAY: Start with Walter Cahill Stake, Working Members Stake & complete card.

EDENDERRY    
Saturday, Sunday 20th & 21st October
Judge: Liam Kelly
Slipper: Alan Kelly
Start 11.30 am both days
SATURDAY: Twice through Derby TS. Once through Oaks TS & All Age Cup.
SUNDAY: Start with Duffer Stakes & complete card.

LOUGHREA    
Saturday, Sunday 20th & 21st October
Judge: Bernard Goold
Slipper: Richie Quinn snr
Start 11.30 am both days
SATURDAY: Twice through Derby TS. Once through Oaks TS (before interval) & once through All Age Bitch Stake & Connacht Cup (immediately after interval).
SUNDAY: Start with Duffer Stake & complete card.

MALLOW    
Sunday, Monday 21st & 22nd October
Judge: Chris O’Connor
Slipper: Richie Quinn jnr
Start 11.30 am both days
SUNDAY: Twice through Derby TS & Reserve Oaks TS. Once through All Age Cup (immediately after interval).
MONDAY: Start with Inter Club Stake & complete card.

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A few things to remember

As excitement mounts ahead of the opening meetings of the 2018/19 Coursing Season we thought we should remind Club Secretaries & Receivers of Entries of a few important rules & directives. Owners and Trainers should also take note. 

  1. Every owner must name his greyhound before the time fixed for close of entries (Rule 95).
  2. You may have 2 x Reserves in an 8 Dog Stake, 4 x Reserves in a 16 or 32 Dog Stake and 6 x Reserves in a 64 Dog Stake.
  3. 48 runner trial stakes must now be drawn with 24 runners in each half. At quarter-final stage with six greyhounds remaining, the 3rd greyhound in each half gets a Bye resulting in four dogs remaining on the final day.
  4. No Owner/Partnership/Syndicate may have a runner AND a reserve in the same stake, however they are allowed to have two runners in the same stake (must be guarded in the draw).
  5. If a greyhound appears in the draw for two All Age events which are due to run concurrently it will not be allowed to run in either and shall be penalised for 12 days.
  6. If a greyhound is absent from any stake or withdrawn from any stake it will not be allowed to compete for 12 Days. (Subject to Rule 122).  If such authorisation is not granted and the greyhound competes,  it shall be disqualified and forfeit all trophies & prizemoney won. As a rule of thumb we count the final day of the meeting where it was absent/withdrawn as Day 1 of the 12.
  7. Directive No 16 covers Prizemoney Ratios in All Age Cup and All Age Bitch events. In a 32 Cup the ratio is 10:3:1 so for every ten units to the Winner, the Runner-Up must receive at least three units and the beaten semi-finalists at least one unit each (E.G Winner €1800 – RunnerUp €540 – Semi-Finalists €180 each).  In a 16 Cup the ratio is 10:3 so for every ten units to the Winner, the Runner-Up must receive at least three units (E.G Winner €1,400 – RunnerUp €420).
  8. Winner’s prizemoney for All Age Cups and All Age Bitch Stakes cannot be changed from that which appeared in the Sporting Press prior to the draw.
  9. The Entry Fee for ALL 32/48/64 runner trial stakes is now €50.  Winner to receive €1.500 (32) or €2,000 (48/64).  There is no change to 16 runner trial stakes which will continue to have an Entry Fee of €40 and winner’s prize of €600.
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Reserve Trial Stakes 2018/19

Reserves for Derby and Oaks 2018/19

(Club alphabetical)

  OAKS     DERBY
1 Ballyheigue & Dist   1 Ballinagar
2 Borris in Ossory   2 Cappoquin Clogheen
3 Cork   3 Co Cavan
4 East Donegal (2)   4 Doon
5 Freshford   5 Ennis Clarecastle
6 Mallow   6 Johnstown & Url
7 Mitchelstown & Dist   7 Kilflynn
8 Nenagh   8 Killimer Kilrush
9 North Kilkenny   9 Macroom
10 Rathcormac   10 Sevenhouses
11 Tipperary   11 South Clare
12 Trim   12 Waterford & Dist
13 Westmeath United    

 

Photo shows presentation at Kilflynn after Boys Brigade won the first Derby Reserve Trial Stake of the new season  

At the 2019 National Coursing Meeting there will be two Consolation Stakes.
The Kitty Butler Stakes for 32 bitches eliminated in the first round of the Oaks.
The T.A. Morris Stakes for 32 dogs eliminated in the first round of the Derby.
In the event of these stakes not being filled by those eliminated from the first round of the Oaks/Derby the remaining places will be allocated to reserves in the Oaks/Derby which did not get called to run in those stakes.
These reserves must have run a non-competitive course at the end of the first round of the Oaks/Derby.
A new draw will be made to determine which reserves are to receive the remaining places in the Consolation Stakes and which reserves are to be listed as Reserves A,B,C and D for the Consolation Stakes.
The draw for the Consolation Stakes will then take place.
The first round of the Kitty Butler Stakes will take place at the end of coursing on the first day of the National Meeting.
The first round of the TA Morris Stakes will take place at the start of coursing on the second day of the National Meeting.

 

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2018 Hare Seminar

A huge thank you to our guest speakers and to the 134 delegates from over 60 clubs who attended the 2018 Hare Husbandry Seminar at Powerstown Park, Clonmel last Saturday, September 8th. 

We know that hare husbandry is top priority with all coursing clubs and we hope that Saturday’s event was of benefit to those who travelled from near & far.

 

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Gerry is the new ICC President

A proud moment for Gerry Meehan (centre), Club Rep for Millstreet CC and a native of Co Clare as he receives the chain of office from retiring ICC President, Brian Divilly, (Galway & Oranmore CC), at the AGM of the Irish Coursing Club on Wednesday 8th August.
Brian had been President since 2008 making him the longest serving President in the 102 year history of the Club. Many tributes were paid to Brian and he in turn wished his successor every success. On left is DJ Histon CEO and remarkably Gerry will only be the second President that DJ has worked with since taking up his position at Davis Road in the autumn of 2008.

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National Meeting 2019

The Executive Committee of the Irish Coursing Club have announced that the 2019 National Coursing Meeting will take place in Clonmel from Sunday February 3rd to Tuesday February 5th.
This will be the 94th National Meeting.

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ICC Awards 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our 2018 Irish Coursing Club Awards, our Award sponsors for their generosity, the hotel management & staff for looking after us so well and our 320 guests who made it a very special night. Our main photo shows Sean Browne receiving his Hall of Fame Award from sponsors Brian & Noelle Divilly and surrounded by family & friends. Other photos below.

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ICC Greyhound of the Year 2017/18
SILENT WHISPER  
Award Sponsor : Greyhound & Pet World

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ICC Bitch of the Year 2017/18
DICKS BIMBO
Award Sponsor: Flaherty Markets

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ICC Brood Bitch of the Year 2017/18
SILENT BELLE
Award Sponsor: Event Power Ltd

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ICC Stud Dog of the Year 2017/18
NEWINN WONDER
Award Sponsor: National Meeting Bookmakers

 

Testing Notice

All samples taken at the National Meeting and Irish Cup meeting 2018 are reported negative.

 This concludes testing for the 2017/18 coursing season.

 Thanks to all owners and trainers for their full co-operation.