OFFICIAL NON – RUNNERS
|Lone Tank (1st Q)
|Needham Ougham (4th Q)
|Seaside Danger (4th Q)
|Hollyhill Miley (3rd Q)
|Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks
|Saleen Julie (4th Q)
|Foots Lady (Res D)
|Wynnie (2nd Q)
|Hattons Grace (Res E)
DRAW FOR ALL IRELAND OPEN CUP
Please note this draw will now take place at the Broadcasting Unit during the interval on Day 2 (Monday) of the National Meeting and not on Day 1 as was previously advertised. All are welcome to come along and observe. This year’s All Ireland Open Cup will be hosted by Fedamore Open on Sunday, February 10th.
THE DUBLIN COACH COURSING BUS
We are delighted that John O’Sullivan is once again providing this wonderful service on three different routes. The coaches will leave each morning from Galway, Dundalk and Tralee with strategic pick-ups along the way. All who travelled this way in recent years have had nothing but the highest of praise for the service so early booking is advisable. https://irishcoursingclub.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Coursing-Bus-2019.pdf
ORDER OF RUNNING
The 94th National Coursing Meeting
Powerstown Park, Clonmel
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, February 3, 4 and 5, 2019
Judges: Liam Kelly & Brendan Purcell
Slippers: Brian Doyle & Richard Quinn jnr
Start 11.00am sharp all three days.
SUNDAY: First round Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks. Interval. First round BoyleSports Derby, first round Dublin Coach Kitty Butler Stakes.
MONDAY: First round Stockproof Fencing Products TA Morris Stakes, second round Oaks, second round Derby. Interval. Second round Kitty Butler Stakes, third round Oaks, third round Derby, second round TA Morris Stakes.
TUESDAY: Kitty Butler Stakes, TA Morris Stakes, Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stakes, Kevin Smith Champion Stakes, Oaks, Derby & complete card.
HORSE AND JOCKEY HOTEL OAKS
First Quarter: Ballymac Enya V Rushview Gold:Outcast Alonso V Go Jetter; Break The Habit V Isteachagusamach: Tailteann Steel V Rush Ruth;Karasova V Sminky Star; Cardi Bee V Mountfinn Bingo: Thruthechairshaw V Believetoachieve: Go Ellie V Alvor:
Second Quarter: Could Be Lucky V Outstanding Lady; Gentstown Maria V Skellig Princess; Newinn Fifi V Elegant Wonder; Steam Queen V Foxhollow Darkie; Samsara V Wynnie; Laurina V Crafty Cuckoo; Ashtown Adi V Quarrymount Kim; Try And Tryagain V Rub And Tug
Third Quarter: Magical Hannah V Jamaica Belle; Tromora Bliss V Hollyhill Moira; Tailteann Speed V Cheerful Blonde; Ballymac Ismay V Coraflinn Red; Crafty Perfecto V Dooneen Cathy; Skellig Shell V Gadget Vale; Kingsmill Cat V Ballinakill Gaga; Gaisce Bui V Still Amazing
Fourth Quarter: Mannequin V Personal Opinion; Ironhill Lady V Mungos Wren; Catch Kazuri V Haveaniceday; Cha Cha Matilda V Maggs Fly; Wave To Dave V Atlantic Fox; Saleen Julie V Déjà vu; Westlimerickrose V Aghadown Luna; Lights Dow Low V Hollyhill Teresa.
Reserves: Heart Over Mind, Coolard Queen, Kingsmill Kyoto, Foots Lady, Hattons Grace, Mountfinn Linden, Yankee Wonder, Scartview Snipe, Caoimhe Said.
First Quarter: Manor Moat V Downunder Wonder; Astounding V Mulboy Bhuna; Boylesportmagic V Skellig Skinner; Chance Me Alonso V Lone Tank; Upthemainroad V Yippee Assassin: Huntingtown V Cooney; Ballymac Bingo V Crestofawave; Quivers Ant V Rocking Magic;
Second Quarter: Oakview Leigh V Drive Along; Budore Moat V Boyneside Buster; Clever Jack V Made Up; Annual Craft V Glanmore Den; Cryuff V Never A Lie; Navy Racing V Somelittlerazor; Moonraker V Steady Fergus; Flagfield Star V Big Hero;
Third Quarter: Badminton Ben V Count Eguren; Wiseguy Ally V Hollyhill Miley; Itstheonlyway V Ballymac Hugo; Im Not Waiting V Tilford Tornado; Galtee Snow V Smokey Harvey; Bexhill Liam V Rumour Has it; Incorruptiblemen V Picture House; Drumtulla Magic V Leading Hand;
Fourth Quarter: Clonmore Droopy V Killucan Pocket; Needham Ougham V Please Harry; Return Ticket V Scuba Steve; Dresden Vale V Seaside Danger; Gibmans Dream V Bornbythesea; Undersupervision V Toems Magic; Ballinveala Toro V Impact Factor; Cryptic Hunter V Durango Johnny.
Reserves: Boys Brigade, Key Ball, Slan Abhaile, Tromora Basil, Glenfin, Wi Can There, Fine Fawn, Greyfort Rory, Needham Shelby.
KEVIN SMITH CHAMPION STAKES: Lone Rocket V Long John Silver; Granard Bolt V Souldern Street; Ahamore Wonder V Watchman; Cobra Commander V Shine A Diamond
Reserves: Always Inthe Run, Exit Strategy.
GRACE & MATT BRUTON CHAMPION STAKES: Lakeside Pearl V Blades Of Honour; Ballymac Meena V Share The Dream; Heartofalady V Southofhere; Dromoher Glory V Bellinter Kerry;
Reserves: Keep Wondering, Darling Daughter.
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)
||Mitchelstown & Dist
||Replaces withdrawal in Oaks
||Ballyheigue & Dist
||Heart Over Mind
||Winner not available
||East Donegal (2)
|| Received Full TS – South Clare
||Winner won Full TS Mooncoin
||Borris in Ossory
||Winner not available
||Johnstown & Url
||Waterford & Dist
||Wi Can There
|| Not Run This Season
||Winner not available
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.
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.
- Every owner must name his greyhound before the time fixed for close of entries (Rule 95).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ICC Greyhound of the Year 2017/18
Award Sponsor : Greyhound & Pet World
ICC Bitch of the Year 2017/18
Award Sponsor: Flaherty Markets
ICC Brood Bitch of the Year 2017/18
Award Sponsor: Event Power Ltd
ICC Stud Dog of the Year 2017/18
Award Sponsor: National Meeting Bookmakers