Please note that Liscannor have a small number of vacancies in their Derby TS and Oaks TS (both for 2020 whelps). Entries close at 12 noon on Sunday next (Sept 19th) and the draw takes place later that night. Contact Joe 087 9736667. Please do not ring between 11am and 4pm tomorrow Saturday due to a family event.
Please note that Kilflynn will be running a 16 Derby Trial Stake for 2019 whelps at their meeting on Saturday, Sunday 25th & 26th September. This is in addition to the other events advertised on the Sporting Press last week. Entries close on Friday and the draw takes place this Sunday night, September 19th.
Please note that Glin will be running a 32 Derby Trial Stake for 2019 whelps at their meeting on Saturday, Sunday 2nd & 3rd October. This is in addition to the other events advertised on the Sporting Press this week.
Our photo shows ‘Hes No Trouble’ which won the Newcastlewest Derby Trial Stake at Rathkeale on December 23rd 2020. It turned out to be the last trial stake of the 2020/21 coursing season. However his owner Rory Galvin and connections of the other 42 qualifiers from last season (21 dogs 21 bitches) can now start dreaming again of competing in the Derby and Oaks. They will be joined in the Classics by the winners of a number of trial stakes for 2019 whelps to be held throughout the country over the coming months. Full details of where and when will be announced towards the end of next week but to help owners and trainers make plans we can reveal which early meetings hope to incorporate trial stakes for 2019 whelps into their programme.
KILFLYNN Derby, GLIN Derby, BALLYHEIGUE Oaks & Derby, CASHEL Derby, ABBEYDORNEY Oaks & Derby, LOUGHREA Oaks & Derby, CROHANE & KIL Derby, MALLOW Oaks, CASTLEISLAND Oaks.
Due to the brevity of the 2020/21 coursing season it has been agreed to extend the membership period for all those who paid the €50 fee between 1st April 2020 and 31st January 2021 to become members of the ICC website. The new renewal date for all those members will be 31st March 2022 which means you will be able to access the draws, results etc for the 2021/22 season at no extra cost. Thank you for your support.
Following today’s count Mr John Egan, Templetuohy CC is elected President and Mr Damian Matthews, Ballymena CC is elected Honorary Treasurer of the Irish Coursing Club. John becomes the 26th person to hold the office of ICC President and makes history as the first to have held both President and Treasurer positions. Damian becomes only the 11th Hon Treasurer of the ICC since it’s foundation in 1916.
Brian Divilly: 58 votes
John Egan: 64 votes
Election of Honorary Treasurer
Mr Tom Beckett: 42 votes
Damian Matthews: 80 votes
This week’s Sporting Press (issue of August 26th) includes the first of our coursing coverage for the 2021/22 season. Tony O’Connor takes a trip around the country and over three pages he brings news from the coursing kennels, big and small. Tony’s reports will continue for the next few weeks in the lead up to the draws for the eagerly awaited meetings at Liscannor and Kilflynn.
Don’t forget you now also have the option to subscribe to read the Sporting Press online (weekly & 52 week payment options available) and by going online you can read the paper as early as 9pm every Tuesday evening.
The following is the updated list of Reserve Trial Stakes which are due to be held during the 2021/22 coursing season. (Alphabetical Order)
|1||Ballyheigue & Dist||1||Balbriggan |
|2||Bandon & Careys Cross||2||Ballinagar|
|3||East Donegal ||3||Cappoquin Clogheen|
|6||Mallow ||6||Ennis Clarecastle|
|7||Miltown Malbay||7||Johnstown Urlingford|
|8||Mitchelstown & Dist ||8||Kilflynn|
|9||Rathdowney ||9||Killimer Kilrush|
|11||Tipperary ||11||South Clare |
|12||Trim||12||Waterford & Dist |
NOTICE TO VOTING MEMBERS IN ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT AND HONORARY
Please note the following clarification and update:
1. The return envelope is not pre-stamped as a voting member has four
options to submit their vote:
(i) Via An Post Ordinary Post (ii) An Post Express Delivery (iii) An
Post Registered Post (iv) Hand delivery option to Mr Patrick Higgins of Keanes
Solicitors on August 26 between 2pm and 4pm.
2. All votes were issued via An Post Express Delivery service (one day delivery)
on Monday August 16 and this is a traceable system. It transpires that a number
of votes were not delivered in this timeframe and An Post is following up on
the undelivered votes as per the terms of the Express Delivery service. In the
event of a vote not being delivered in time, the ICC will make contact with
voters and make alternative arrangements to ensure each vote is exercised prior
to the counting of the votes.
There is no requirement to contact the ICC at this point as we will be
checking outstanding delivery of votes over the coming days.
Thank you for your attention.
The Executive Committee
at a meeting held on August 12 made the following decisions in relation to the
Annual General Meeting of the ICC 2021 and the election procedure for President
and Honorary Treasurer.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF THE ICC 2021 (incorporating the AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the ICC will be held at a
date to be notified following the election and appointment of the President and
Honorary Treasurer as set out below.
The voting procedure
and timelines for return of votes and the counting of votes is as follows:
- The voting for the election of
President and Honorary Treasurer of the ICC will be conducted via a postal
vote, with all votes returnable by 4pm, Thursday, August 26 2021,
as per letter of instruction issued to ICC voting membership on Monday,
- The counting of the votes will
take place on Friday, August 27 at 11am and the result of the election
will be posted on the ICC website.
The following are the nominations for the position of President
and Honorary Treasurer of the ICC:
Candidate: Brian Divilly (Galway
& Oranmore C.C.)
Candidate: John Egan (Templetuohy
Candidate: Tom Beckett (Freshford
Candidate: Damian Matthews (Ballymena
The provisional Fixture dates for the 2021/22 coursing season may now be viewed under Fixtures (go to drop-down menu at Coursing on top tool bar). This week we will be writing to all club secretaries with the Fixtures List and asking them to notify us of any changes as soon as possible. Any request for change of date will then go before the Fixtures Committee and we would hope to finalise the Fixtures List by August 27th at the very latest.
The Munster Provincial election results are as follows in alphabetical order:
The four vacancies are deemed filled by: Kevin Barry, Shane Flanagan, Martin Galvin and Sean Ryan