Bereavement Notice

Our sincere sympathy to the Doolan family, Breska, Clarina on the death of May. 
Predeceased by her husband Sean. May was an Irish Cup nominator herself and mam to Niall who is Chairman of Co Limerick CC (Irish Cup) and to John who is Secretary of Regional CC. Niall & John are in our thoughts and prayers and also their brothers Dermot & Cyril, sisters Sinead & Marie, May’s grandchildren and members of her extended family.
Requiem Mass this Friday morning (Oct 23rd) at 11.30am in St Joseph’s Church, Ballybrown followed by burial in Kilkeedy Cemetery.
May she Rest In Peace.

Our sincere sympathy also to Rathkeale coursing club Chairman, Neil Enright on the death of his mam Elizabeth (Elsa), Lisnacullia, Rathkeale.
Her husband Con, sons Donal, Neil & John, daughters Siobhan, Elizabeth & Rosemary, grandchildren, sister and extended family members are in our thoughts and prayers.
Elizabeth’s Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday (Oct 21st) in St Kyran’s Church, Coolcappa followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
May she Rest In Peace

Coursing Update 2 – Covid 19

Following on from the announcement that coursing will not take place currently, please be advised of the following in relation to clubs that had commenced but did not complete their fixture:

(i) Any stakes that had commenced can be completed on the re-commencement of coursing. The club have the option of completing at an alternative venue if that is convenient or more appropriate in all the circumstances.

(ii) Stakes that had not commenced will either be abandoned or a re-draw is necessary and that is a matter for the host club to decide.

We will update you further when we approach the re-commencement of coursing.

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Coursing update – Covid 19

Following a meeting of the Executive Committee of the ICC today and after consideration of the impact of the country going into Level 5 of the Government plan in dealing with Covid-19, and the associated difficulties that would ensue as well as professional advice received, it is decided to suspend all park coursing events and open coursing events from midnight tonight, October 21st. 

The suspension will exist until it is appropriate to resume coursing events under the ICC Covid-19 Plan. The Executive are acutely aware of what this decision means to clubs, in particular the clubs that were mid-way through their events and we will work with them in bringing those meetings to a conclusion at a future date. We also acknowledge the impact this decision has on club members, owners, trainers, breeders, stud keepers, sponsors, coursing supporters, staff of the ICC and all related businesses that rely on coursing.

This is a time to focus on the Government’s actions to reduce the level of the virus in our community to ensure a positive outcome for us all. We acknowledge coursing people will play their part in protecting each other from the indiscriminate nature of Covid-19.

We look forward to re-commencing the season when the country is released from level 5 and we wish all our members and supporters well during this difficult time for the country.

Stay safe. 

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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.

To watch Day 1 from Glin click on

People who purchased the LIVE STREAM may watch it again using your password/code (please check your email- Junk or Spam also).

You may also purchase the recording of the day for 10 euro, please follow the on-screen instructions




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


O’Murchú Financial Services Coursing Brood Bitch of the Year


National Meeting Bookmakers Coursing Stud Dog of the Year




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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:


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)


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).


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.