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Important Notices

The last of the Christmas draws will take place at Cork tonight (Tuesday 18th) and there are still some vacancies in the prestigious Cork Cup for 16 All Ages with €1,500 to the winner. First round to be held on Day 1. Contact John Warren @ 087 2466656

Please note that East Donegal will be running a 32 Derby Trial Stake at their meeting on Monday 31st December & Tuesday 1st January (and not 16 as advertised on this week’s Sporting Press).  Draw takes place December 26th.


Bango Licious cup

Leaderboard 201819

Week 12 of the coursing season did not generate any major changes to the Championship or Fantasy leaderboards. However it will be remembered for a fantastic All Age double for the Mackey family from Mooncoin.  At Old Kilcullen, Bango Licious (pictured) was winning for the second time in three weeks having scored in the All Age Bitch Stake at Enniscorthy in late November and she now finds herself in third place on the league table with a huge chance of qualifying for the Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stake. Some 100 miles or so down the road in Cappoquin her kennelmate Moonveen Sparkle finally gained the victory she so richly deserved having reached numerous finals & semi-finals in the past. It will be interesting to see if connections wait for the Select Bitch Stake at the Irish Cup meeting in which she reached the semi-final as a pup or make one final attempt to get her into Clonmel. With Bango Licious beating the dogs & bitches at Old Kilcullen and the 2019 Derby qualifier Undersupervision beating the older dogs at Cappoquin it was left to Ahamore Wonder (Deise Cup) & Chooseyourweapon (Laois Cup) to make a mark for the All Age dogs. However both were winning for the first time this season and have a bit more to do before we see their name on the leaderboard.

Due to the results from Week 12 there was also little or no movement either in the Fantasy Coursing competitions. John Behan from Gorey is the only new name on the leaderboard thanks to the five extra points he gained when Barrack Bruce reached the semi-final of the Cup at Borris In Ossory.  John & also Ian Bourke will be hoping Cobra Commander can do the business at North Kilkenny this coming weekend. However he faces stern opposition from the local hope Long John Silver & Derby runner-up City Link whose trainer Brendan Matthews has a great record in the Walsh Cup. Both of these greyhounds appear in the selections of Marian Young & John Healy who lead the competition so will they widen the gap to their nearest rivals heading into the Christmas meetings ?

Mary Nolan who continues to lead the Charity Fantasy competition also has Long John Silver & City Link running for her so Brian Arnold desperately needs a big performance in the All Age Bitch Stake at Ballyragget from Graigues Legacy.  Last season’s Corn Na Feile Oaks winner is making her All Age debut.  We hope to update all our leaderboards on Sunday night after North Kilkenny so that current standings are known heading into the Christmas meetings.

  Greyhound Points Prizemoney
1 Watchman 15 6,000
2 Granard Bolt 14 5,000
3 Portobanus 12 4,800
4 Always In the Run 12 3,700
5 Cobra Commander 11.5 3,150
6 Souldern Street 10 3,200
7 Barefoot Marine 9.5 2,360
8 Kyle Steel 9 2,600
9 City Link 9 2,400
10 Long John Silver 8.5 2,500
11 Cooga Ocean 8 2,100
  Greyhound Points Prizemoney
1 Share The Dream 13 4,050
2 Silent Wonder 11 3,600
3 Bango Licious 11 3,500
4 Dromoher Glory 10 3,000
5 Barna Wonder 9 2,700
Jt 6 Blades Of Honour 9 2,600
Jt 6 Southofhere 9 2,600
8 Foxhollow Lady 7.5 2,200
9 Please Marry Me 7.5 2,120
10 Bellinter Kerry 7.5 2,100
11 Mad Decision 7.5 2,080
12 Heartofalady 7.5 2,000
1 Marian Young Dunmanway 445
2 John Healy Killaloe 440
3 Neily Nolan Brosna 425
Jt 4 John Behan Gorey 420
Jt 4 Sean Doyle x 3 Ennis 420
Jt 4 Fintan Kennedy Murroe 420
Jt 4 Gerry Gately Loughrea 420
Jt 4 James O’Connor Killarney 420
Jt 4 John O’Donoghue Cree 420
Jt 4 Ian Bourke Oola 420
1 Mary Nolan Castleisland 385
2 Brian Arnold Fermoy 360
3 Frank Kieran Mountrath 330




Saturday, Sunday 22nd & 23rd Dec
Judge: Liam Kelly
Slipper: Brian Doyle
Start 11.00am both days.
SATURDAY: Twice through Derby TS & Oaks TS. Once through All Age Bitch Stake & Walsh Memorial Cup (immediately after interval).
SUNDAY: Start with Harecatchers Stake, Moate Street Boy Cup & complete card.

Sunday 23rd December
Judge: Alan Robinson
Slipper: Joe Egan
Meet at Ballroom Car Park, Fethard at 10.30am.
First brace in slips at 11.00am

Wednesday 26th December
Judge: Eugene Doyle
Slipper: John Doogue
Meet at Newbridge College (rear gate) at 9.30am.
First brace in slips at 10.00am

Wednesday, Thursday 26th & 27th December
Judge: Philip Buckley
Slipper: Michael Rafferty
Start 11.30am both days.
WEDNESDAY: Twice through Derby TS & Oaks TS. Once through Hitchin Post Cup.
THURSDAY: Start with Pallas Stake, Glenkeen Stake, Rathmoy Stake & complete card.

Wednesday, Thursday 26th & 27th December
Judge: Brendan Purcell
Slipper: David Galvin
Start 11.00am both days.
WEDNESDAY: Twice through Derby TS, Oaks TS & Kingdom Cup.
THURSDAY: Start with Working Members Stake, Baily Cup, Inter Club Stake, Surplus Stake & complete card.

Wednesday, Thursday 26th & 27th December
Judge: Paul Horan
Slipper: Brian Doyle
Start 11.30am both days.
WEDNESDAY: Twice through Derby TS. Once through Reserve Oaks TS (before interval), Cork Cup (immediately after interval) & Jack Ryan Memorial Inter Club (at end of day).
THURSDAY: Start with Garnet Bounds Members Stake, Derby TS, Reserve Oaks TS, Cork Cup, Jack Ryan Memorial Inter Club, Hedge Road Three Course Duffer & complete card.

At The Commons, Dromiskin
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 26th, 27th & 28th December
Judge:  John O’Connell
Slippers: Mark Gorman & Padraig Reynolds
Start 11.30am all three days.
WEDNESDAY: Twice through Dundalk Oaks TS & Dundalk Derby TS. Once through Dundalk Working Members Stake & Corn Cuchullain (after interval).
THURSDAY: Twice through Balbriggan Oaks TS & Balbriggan Derby TS. Once through Balbriggan All Age Bitch Stake & Balbriggan Duffer Stake (after interval).
FRIDAY: Commence with Duffer Stakes & complete both cards.

Wednesday, Thursday 26th & 27th December
Judge: Liam Kelly
Slipper: Diarmuid Mackey. Asst Slipper: Kieran Houlihan.
Start 11.00am both days.
WEDNESDAY: Twice through Derby TS & Oaks TS. Once through All Age Bitch Stake, Jubilee Cup & Champion Puppy Stake (all after interval).
THURSDAY: Start with Local Stake, Ted Moore Memorial, Dick Dunphy Memorial, All Age Consolation Stake & complete card.

Wednesday, Thursday 26th & 27th December
Judge: Bernard Goold
Slipper: Denis Crowley
Start 11.30am both days.
WEDNESDAY: Twice through Oaks TS. Once through Derby TS.
THURSDAY: Start with Working Members Stake, Munsboro Stake & complete card.

Wednesday, Thursday 26th & 27th December
Judge: Alan Robinson
Slipper: Richard Quinn jnr.
Start 11.30am both days.
WEDNESDAY: Twice through Oaks TS. Once through Reserve Derby TS & South Clare Cup (before interval) & once through All Age Bitch Stake (immediately after interval) and once through Working Members Stake (at end of day).
THURSDAY: Start with Members Stake, Working Members Stake, Oaks TS, Reserve Derby TS & complete card.

The reserve Oaks Trial Stake ran in Mitchelstown CC was won by Ciara Collins, Aghadown Luna. Sponsor David Condon presents the John Condon Cup to trainer PJ Collins.  Also present Moira Roche with the dog, Patrick Flynn, Secretary Joan Cummins, Mick Walsh with Aron Horgan, John Fitzgerald, John Norris, Chairman Michael Horgan, Treasurer Richard Piggott, Billy Barrett, President John Barrett, ICC president Gerry Meehan and Oisin Leech

Reserve Trial Stakes 2018/19

The draw for order of Reserves in the Oaks and Derby at the 2019 National Coursing Meeting took place on Tuesday November 6th. The draw was made by Mr John Egan, Treasurer ICC and was witnessed by Mr James O’Regan (ICC Trustee & Executive Member).

Reserves for Oaks & Derby (Draw Order)
1 Mitchelstown & Dist Aghadown Luna
2 Ballyheigue & Dist Heart Over Mind
3 Westmeath United Coolard Queen
4 Freshford Kingsmill Kyoto
5 Trim Foots Lady
6 North Kilkenny  
7 Tipperary Mountfinn Linden
8 Nenagh Ballykildea Oak 
9 Cork  
10 East Donegal (2)  
11 Mallow Kingsmill Cat
12 Rathcormac Scartview Snipe
13 Borris in Ossory Caoimhe Said 
1 Killimer Kilrush Colina Sharper
2 Kilflynn Boys Brigade
3 Johnstown & Url  Key Ball 
4 Waterford & Dist  
5 Doon Tromora Basil
6 Co Cavan Glenfin 
7 Ballinagar Wi Can There
8 Macroom  
9 South Clare  
10 Cappoquin Clogheen Greyfort Rory  
11 Sevenhouses  
12 Ennis Clarecastle Riheh Wonder


Photo shows presentation at Mitchelstown after Aghadown Luna won the Oaks Reserve Trial Stake there. She is now first reserve for the Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks at the 2019 National Meeting.   

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.


classics club Ger Maher and William Flannery

Classics Club 600

The Classics Club 600 Draw is underway once again. Tickets for the 2019 Draws have been posted out to all of last season’s members who now have the opportunity to renew membership (change of name / change of syndicate members allowed) or let us know that they will not be renewing so that we can offer places to those on our waiting list. There is a facility to renew online (see drop-down menu under coursing below Quick  Results, Draws etc) or you can post tickets back to Davis Road (with cheque or postal order) or give to any committee member. Many thanks for your continued support. 

With regard to our waiting list we currently have over 30 names on that list which is probably as many as we will require for the 2019 Draws. The first 15 on this list will receive a blank ticket in the next two weeks and will be asked to complete & return same should they still be interested in taking a place in the 2019 Draw. The others will be contacted should a vacancy arise nearer to the time of the closing date which is January 15th. Anyone wishing to be added to our Classics Club waiting list should e-mail with name and contact details but as previously stated it is unlikely that new applicants will be offered a place until the 2020 draw.

Our photo shows Ger Maher & William Flannery receiving their cheque for €10,000 after drawing Foxhollow Lady in the 2018 Classics Club 600 draw on the Oaks. Killimer Kilrush Coursing Club received €10,000 also thanks to the success of Silent Whisper in the Derby.   



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.
Hare Seminar - 1a

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.


Gerry Meehan chain 1a

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.

Way to

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.

Hall Of Fame 1

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.

Silent Whisper 1

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

Dicks Bimbo 1

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

Silent Belle 1

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

Stud Dog 1

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