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Classics Club Draw

We have now added the runner beside each Member who was lucky to be drawn from the drum for the Classics Club. Best of luck to all and a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Classics Club this season.

The prize fund for draw on the Boylesports Derby and the Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks will be as follows: Winner: €10,000 Runner-Up: €3,000 Semi-Finalists: €1,000 each. Quarter-Finalists: €500 each. Due to the great response we received we are also giving out the following extra prizes: If the greyhound you draw in the Derby or Oaks wins the Stockproof Fencing TA Morris Stakes or Dublin Coach Kitty Butler Stakes you will receive €1500 and the runner-up receives €500. In the new draws on the Kevin Smith Champion Stakes and Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stakes the winner of both will receive €2,000 and runner-up €500. This gives a Total Prize-fund of €43,000.    

DERBY
CRESCENT HOPE473Diarmuid CoffeyYoughal
STATION CHIEF706Sean FlahertyAbbeydorney
BALLYMAC MAJOR237Friends Of Miltown CC 12Cree
GIGANTOR39John Keating & Fergus Flynn Clonmel
BADMINTON KARNTON455Gina O’BrienCappoquin
PARTY TOM304Vincent & Donal SeeryEdenderry
TULLIG SEAL712Amy MoloneyRoscrea
IRON BORN84Niamh DolanBellewstown
BLUE DALE744Matt MoloneyCastlegregory
CHARLIE CHIP202Tony & Mary HarneyClonmel
BADMINTON BIGMAN597Bernadette Diskin HolianKilcolgan
CENTRAL FOCUS664Ann Taylor Cashel
BALLYMAC GENERAL316Neilie Nolan Brosna
HANDSOME TIM732Michael Lyng Kilnaleck
GALLOWS HILL488Thomas P Fox Oldcastle
TACTICAL EDGE423Templetuohy CC Templetuohy
KILKEALE GOLD23Kevin Marmion Oranmore
PRESS UP661Paul Horig Bahamas
SIMPLY GLORIOUS221Fir As Clar No 4 Ennis
BANK INTEREST775Paddy Mullen Roscommon
TREE TOP ZACK403Michael Moloney Roscrea
LATE CHANCE217Fir As Clar No 1 Ennis
LISAHANE TOM426Terry McCann Sligo
BALLINVEALA ZION 140Toy Syndicate Dunboyne
BALLYMORRIS GOLD503Paddy Herlihy Ballymacelligott
LISTRIM JERRY401Brian Wilmott Rathkeale
HOLLYHILL ROBERT704Bridget & Lorraine Kelly Longorchard
JERU HOPE135Breda MannPatrickswell
GIVEALITTLEBACK599Dermot TroyBlueball
REWIND RAFAEL334Noel SextonKnocknaderry
BARRACK BORU658Paul HorigBahamas
CLASH FURY41Sir Mark PrescottNewmarket
BALLINVEALA THEO412The Never Drawn Out SyndicateClonmel
CATUNDA ZEUS230Friends Of Miltown Malbay CC 7Cree
SORE LOSER118Sean & John HayesClarina
TIKTOK TONY567Nenagh Coursing ClubNenagh
BALLYMAC DEVITO550Clonmel & Dist Coursing ClubClonmel
POSITIVE THINKER527Donal O’ConnorKilsheelan
BALLYLINAN328Dominic MagnoneAbbeyfeale
FIREPROOF123Gerard MorrisseyAbbeyfeale
MONTPELIER HULK253Peter FlemingTimoleague
MASONBROOK GER305Dermot, Abbie, Ella, Shay MccarthyKilmallock
NORSE GOD761Martin & Frank BrowneDrogheda
DING DONG DERRY415Charlie FaulTubbercurry
BARRACK ICE97Daniel McCarthyDerbyshire
MATTERHORN530Eugene MurphyJanesboro
BALLYMAC IDA723Ben MatthewsNewry
CENTRAL INVITE186Brian MurphyNewry
ONEINTHEBARRELL116John ScalesLiscannor
KILTY HARVEY178DWG SyndicateNenagh
CUINE GAMBLER163PJ & Sean CocomanRhode
UPTOWN LASER68White Hare SyndicateMountcollins
SILENT SEANIE SE606Shay ByrneGorey
BOYLESPORTS TEAM758Glin Coursing ClubGlin
PICK YOUR STRIDE380Kevin & Dolores CarrKillucan
CALIPSO JIM66Donal O’RiordanUpton
CAREER BREAK81Finn O’DohertyCooraclare
COOL SPIRIT502John Joe BarronDarbystown
LISTRIM TOM736Conor FlynnTarbert
BATTLING TREND564Brian Sheehan & Donie KeatingGalbally
BRASSIC131Sabine ScullyKilmessan
BOHERLODE MOZART673John Keane & Jim McEneryEnnis
TREE TOP TYSON260Patsy & Aoife CoffeyDoon
GLORIOUS HUNTER623Liam KirleyGeashill

OAKS
HIHO LETS GO165Mike O’Connor & JP AhernAbbeyfeale
BALLYMAC WONDER505Liam MolloySwords
BALLINBOLA ROSE58Lenka VizslaCadiz
ROMANTIC QUEEN626Eoin WalsheKerry Pike
LUCARELLI639Gorey Coursing ClubGorey
GLENBEHA GIRL691John MulcahyBallyclerihan
BOHERLODE ZOEY523Clonard SyndicateBalbriggan
SOUL SEARCHERS454Lester PowerTramore
BALLYMAC ZENA614Fintan ComerfordKildare
AMIRITE546Kevin DrinanNewtownshandrum
SHOW THE PAW82Rua O’DohertyCooraclare
RUSALKA MOON681Jim LangtonLavistown
COSHAIR NELLY520Emma Mai RocheLisronagh
LOL DOLL449Marian BeckettWilton
TROMORA SWAT729Dundalk Coursing ClubDundalk
YELLOWSTONE AIR 43Kevin Kells & Seamus MulvaneyDublin
BARRACK BUBBLES646Micky MatthewsNewry
STEAM PRINCESS596Sean & Mary O’DonnellNew Inn
NEWMARKET HEATH74Walsh Family Syndicate 1Donabate
WINDFARM MADAM459Denis Keane & Battie O’ConnorRathmore
LISTRY LADY234Friends Of Miltown Malbay CC 11Cree
NEW YORK CITY151Liam DonnellyAughamullan
SKIPPING SADIE769Doyle Family (Woodsgift)Woodsgfit
GRANARD HAIL751Donnacha WhelanPortlaoise
MARVELOUS MODEL498The Back Line SyndicateClonmel
DONEGAL LIZ197Conor & Niall HeeneySydney
CATUNDA LAUREN213Brian & Eoin MahonyLoughrea
TIKTOK TILLY721Ambrose WylieBessbrook
LER LE VELLE654Paul HorigBahamas
COFFEE QUEEN185Gerard BarryLisnagry
FRENCHFORT425Knockgraffon Coursing ClubKnockgraffon
CLERIHAN JANGLES388Eimear & Sinead GuineyDuarigle
GOOLEEN MAGIC649Donal Wilson & Olivia McCarthy RocheFoulkscourt
SAYITWITHLOVE657Paul HorigBahamas
LOWSIDE JOY99John Rock MurphyNew York
FIADHS FUTURE76Sean MurphySchull
CLONCUNNY FLARE611John ComerfordKildare Town
ALL GLAMOUR372Thomas ChambersEnnis
SMITTEN699James McGheeLifford
DRUMCROW CARLINE218Fir As Clar 2Ennis
A HAPPY COMET779Paul GallagherDerry
MY LITTLECOCONUT50Conor FoleyLisselton
SILENT ANGEL385Tadg O’SullivanBallyduff
YOUNG AND GAME148Shane ScullyNew York
SOUTH CAROLINA659Paul HorigBahamas
BARRACK ALICE735John FlynnTarbert
BLUEHILL ERICA517Michael McAliskey & Patrick DalyDerrylaughan
NURSE RATCHED763Michael FlanneryClonmel
MUNGOS BLOSSOM490Tom Queally Newmarket UK
FOXHOLLOW SPIRIT282Frank Kieran & Gerard MartinMountrath
SILENT FRAYA392Pa WilmottRathkeale
PART FINE287John Quinn & Ella CantwellGort
SPITAL LADY124Ailbhe CullenBray
OCTANE MURA72Terry Donnelly & Michael O DriscollSkibbereen
DOMAIN KERRY354Eamonn A KielyCork
PICKEDYOURPOCKET602Carr Healy SyndicateKillucan
FAHA WILD136Killimer Kilrush Coursing ClubKillimer Kilrush
BALLYMAC PIPPIN674Nora EganTempletuohy
IMPERIAL FABERGE430Alan TroyCurragh
CHOCTAW CHICK598Ulick NaughtonInverin
TA ELLEN85Joe DolanBellewstown
PUC SOCKS709Eddie & June CooneyClonmel
CREATE THE DREAM702Theo LloydTempletuohy
DONAGHMORE LEIA209Dermot O’DonovanKillaloe
CHAMPION DOG
SAMMY BE195David Ward Abbeyfeale
AGHADOWN WONDER576Pat & Breda CunninghamCastlemartyr
DERBY WONDER36Aoife MaloneArdee
LOWER THE BLADE543Danny KaneFethard
BUSY MAN467James LaveryTarbert
KYLE HONOUR24Geraldine MarmionOranmore
DRESDEN DINGO333Noel Crowley & TJ Lyons Macroom
EXPRESS RAZOR 227Friends of Miltown Malbay CC 4Cree




CHAMPION BITCH
CLONCUNNY WONDER485Declan Kells & Seamus MulvaneyDublin
OFF PISTE34Jeff BaileyBatterstown
OCEAN KERRIE419James EganKnockavilla
WISEGUY BECKY472Billy LaneMountcollins
FATE INTERVENES14Seamus CahillKent
HOWDYLITTLELADY683Jill & Shane GrimesGorteen
AGHADOWN BERRY56Sean BrowneBalbriggan
EXCELERATE 188Carricktobin LadEnniscorthy

NM Order of Running

97th National Coursing Meeting – Powerstown Park, Clonmel

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 5th , 6th , 7th February 2023

JUDGES: Liam Kelly and John O’Connell  (Reserve Bernard Goold)

SLIPPERS: Brian Doyle and Richard Quinn jnr (Reserve David Galvin)

SUNDAY February 5th (Start 11.00am)

First Round Oaks

INTERVAL

First Round Derby

First Round Kitty Butler Stakes

MONDAY February 6th (Start 11.00am)

First Round 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 February 7th (Start 11.00am)

Complete all quarter finals in 6 stakes starting with Kitty Butler Stakes, TA Morris Stakes, Champion Bitch Stake, Champion Stakes, Oaks and Derby.   

INTERVAL

Complete all semi-finals in 6 stakes

INTERVAL

Complete all finals in 6 stakes

Draw 97th National Meeting

Derby
NoName.NoName
27Crescent Hopev58Station Chief
9Ballymac Majorv32Gigantor
2Badminton Karntnv50Party Tom
63Tullig Sealv37Iron Born
15Blue Dalev24Charlie Chip
1Badminton Bigmanv22Central Focus
7Ballymac Generalv35Handsome Tim
31Gallows Hillv59Tactical Edge
39Kilkeale Goldv53Press Up
56Simply Gloriousv11Bank Interest
62Tree Top Zackv41Late Chance
42Lisahane Tomv4Ballinveala Zion
10Ballymorris Goldv43Listrim Jerry
36Hollyhill Robertv38Jeru Hope
33Givealittlebackv54Rewind Rafael
12Barrack Boruv25Clash Fury
3Ballinveala Theov21Catunda Zeus
57Sore Loserv60Tiktok Tony
6Ballymac Devitov52Positive Thinker
5Ballylinanv30Fireproof
47Montpelier Hulkv45Masonbrook Ger
48Norse Godv29Ding Dong Derry
13Barrack Icev46Matterhorn
8Ballymac Idav23Central Invite
49Oneinthebarrellv40Kilty Harvey
28Cuine Gamblerv64Uptown Laser
55Silent Seanie Sev17Boylesports Team
51Pick Your Stridev19Calipso Jim
20Career Breakv26Cool Spirit
44Listrim Tomv14Battling Trend
18Brassicv16Boherlode Mozart
61Tree Top Tysonv34Glorious Hunter
Oaks
NoName.NoName
30Hiho Lets Gov6Ballymac Wonder
4Ballinabola Rosev47Romantic Queen
36Lucarelliv27Glenbeha Girl
11Boherlode Zoeyv55Soul Searchers
7Ballymac Zenav3Amirite
50Show the Pawv48Rusalka Moon
17Coshair Nellyv34Lol Doll
61Tromora Swatv63Yellowstone Air
9Barrack Bubblesv58Steam Princess
41Newmarket Heathv62Windfarm Madam
33Listry Ladyv40New York City
53Skipping Sadiev29Granard Hail
37Marvelous Modelv21Donegal Liz
12Catunda Laurenv60Tiktok Tilly
32Ler Le Vellev16Coffee Queen
26Frenchfortv14Clerihan Jangles
28Gooleen Magicv49Sayitwithlove
35Lowside Joyv24Fiadhs Future
15Cloncunny Flarev2All Glamour
54Smittenv22Drumcrow Carline
1A Happy Cometv39My Littlecoconut
51Silent Angelv64Young And Game
56South Carolinav8Barrack Alice
10Bluehill Ericav42Nurse Ratched
38Mungos Blossomv25Foxhollow Spirit
52Silent Frayav44Part Fine
57Spital Ladyv43Octane Mura
19Domain Kerryv45Pickedyourpocket
23Faha Wildv5Ballymac Pippin
31Imperial Fabergev13Choctaw Chick
59Ta Ellenv46Puc Socks
18Create The Dreamv20Donaghmore Leia
Champion Dog
NoName.NoName
8Sammy Bev1Aghadown Wonder
3Derby Wonderv7Lower The Blade
2Busy Manv6Kyle Honour
4Dresden Dingov5Express Razor
Champion Bitch
NoName.NoName
2Cloncunny Wonderv7Off Piste
6Ocean Kerriev8Wiseguy Becky
4Fate Intervenesv5Howdylittlelady
1Aghadown Berryv3Excelerate

National Meeting 2023

National Coursing Meeting 2023 – Important Notices 

Consolation Stakes at National Meeting

At the 2023 National Coursing Meeting there will be two Consolation Stakes. The Dublin Coach Kitty Butler Stakes for 32 bitches eliminated in the first round of the Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks. Winner: €7,000. Runner Up: €2,000. The Stockproof Fencing Products T. A. Morris Stakes for 32 dogs eliminated in the first round of the BoylesSports Derby. Winner: €7,000. Runner Up: €2,000.

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 Dublin Coach Kitty Butler Stakes will take place at the end of coursing on the first day of the National Meeting and the second round will take place immediately after the interval on the second day of the National Meeting. The first round of the Stockproof Fencing Products TA Morris Stakes will take place at the start of coursing on the second day of the National Meeting and the second round will take place at the end of coursing on the second day of the National Meeting. Both stakes will then be completed on the third day of the National Meeting.

NATIONAL MEETING TRIALS

The second hare schooling session for the National Meeting took place on Saturday and the quickest clocks were 12.67 and 12.72. The first hare schooling session for the National Meeting took place on Friday and the quickest clocks were 12.62 and 12.64

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COACH TIMETABLE

Leaderboards 2223

Returning to the scene of his Derby TS success 12 months ago, Lower The Blade (pictured) won this season’s renewal of the Paddy Murray Memorial Ulster Cup at Ballymena (Tubbercurry) today and thereby clinched the final place in the Top 8 for the Kevin Smith Champion Stakes. Joining him in the line-up will be Aghadown Wonder which added the All Age at Clonakilty to the 32 runner All Age he had already won at Regional back in November. Double joy of course for the Collins family as results today mean they will also be travelling to Clonmel on February 7th with Aghadown Berry for the Champion Bitch Stake.

A brilliant third success of the season at Clonakilty for Wiseguy Becky has propelled her into second place on the leaderboard for the Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stake. Just one place behind her is Off Piste which won a valuable 4 points by running up the Ulster Cup. Both of these bitches narrowly failed to qualify for the Oaks last season so connections will be delighted to have made amends. Just missing out on a Top 8 position but filling the first reserve position is today’s Sevenhouses All Age Cup winner Zooming. We will now be writing to connections of the Top 12 in both Champion Stakes and asking them to confirm availability by next Friday January 20th.

As expected Sean Doyle & Paula Minogue (Ennis) will be in control of the Sporting Press Fantasy Coursing leaderboard as we head to Clonmel. They occupy the first 12 positions followed by Sally Mounsey on 400 points and Marie Field on 385 points. Busy Man, Express Razor, Aghadown Wonder and Cloncunny Wonder will be the trump cards for Sean & Paula and Paula also has Lower The Blade in one selection. However with the likes of Kyle Honour, Derby Wonder, Sammy Be and Excelerate featuring in the selections of their nearest rivals and 380 points to be won, this could still be very interesting.

Leaderboards To 15/01/23




Kevin Smith Champion Stakes

Greyhound Points Prizemoney
1Dresden Dingo176,600
2Busy Man154,500
3Kyle Honour 154,150
4Express Razor134,000
5Derby Wonder 124,550
Jt 6 Aghadown Wonder124,000
Jt 6 Sammy Be124,000
8Lower The Blade122,990
9Rossmore Champ102,415
10Hermes94,000
11Ballymac Tudor92,600
12Quivers Benny 92,550




Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stakes

Greyhound Points Prizemoney
1Howdylittlelady144,600
2Wiseguy Becky123,200
3Off Piste10.52,450
4Fate Intervenes103,150
5Cloncunny Wonder103,120
6Excelerate9.52,300
7Aghadown Berry92,950
8Ocean Kerrie92,750
9Zooming92,500
10Arena Rose8.53,000
11Ballymac Floral82,650
12Needham Vacation82,200




Sporting Press Fantasy Coursing Competition

Name Points
Jt 1 Sean Doyle, Ennis 455
Jt 1 Sean Doyle,Ennis 455
Jt 1 Sean Doyle,Ennis 455
Jt 1 Sean Doyle,Ennis 455
Jt 1Sean Doyle,Ennis 455

Reserve Trial Stakes

Following the success of Abbeyfeale Reserve Oaks TS winner Barrack Alice (pictured) in a full TS at Clonakilty this weekend we currently have eight reserves for the Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks and the same number for the Boylesports Derby. Steel Mill slips into sixth place on the reserves list for the Derby after winning the Reserve TS at Sevenhouses. This of course takes into account the official replacements for qualifiers which are not available and where the runner-up had already won a trial stake, one in both Classics so far.

National Meeting Reserves in Draw Order

OAKS
Replaces Ryco Daisy MallowSKIPPING SADIE (IN)
1Millstreet SHOW THE PAW
2East Donegal BRESKA CODE
3Borris In Ossory UNFORCED ERROR
4RathcormacMELON
5Wexford THATLL DO YA

6FreshfordCLARADEEN
7Mitchelstown & DistMALBAY DIAMOND
8Trim COOLATEE JUSTINE





DERBY
Replaces Cosy Cartell Johnstown UrlingfordBALLYLINAN (IN)
1MacroomBOHERUE MOON
2Killimer KilrushTROMORA LION
3South Clare SOLITUDE
4Waterford & Dist SMINKY SHARP
5Ennis ClarecastleNEWHALL MAGIC
6Sevenhouses STEEL MILL
7Cappoquin ClogheenMAD MANS DREAM
8Co CavanBOOMBOOMZOOM

General Notices

DROMINA OPEN is postponed

Please note the Dromina Open meeting scheduled for Sunday January 15th has been postponed due to heavy rain in the area. It will now be run on Sunday 29th January and a new draw will take place on Sunday 22nd January.

SPORTING PRESS

We’re pleased to announce that the printed Sporting Press is in the shops TODAY, Wednesday, a day earlier than usual! Read all about Templetouhy, Millstreet, plus previews of Tubbercurry, Clonakilty and Sevenhouses, as well as all the track reports and Charlie Blanning’s monthly column, breeding, trial stake trail and much more.

MUNSTER OPEN

Please note that this season’s Munster Open will be hosted by Fethard Open CC. It takes place on Sunday 29th January.

ALL IRELAND OPEN

Please note that this season’s All Ireland Open will be hosted by Roseberry Open CC on Sunday 19th February. Roseberry CC will also be holding their traditional St Stephen’s Day meeting on Monday 26th December.

Voting for NM officials

Please note the majority of the voting papers to select the two Slippers for the 2023 National Meeting have been posted to qualifiers this week. The remaining voting papers will be issued following the completion of coursing meetings this weekend and next.

There are seven names on the ballot paper (alphabetical). Brian Doyle, David Galvin, Alan Kelly, Thomas Magee, David O’Connor, Richard Quinn jnr and Padraig Reynolds. Votes must be returned in envelope supplied by close of business on Tuesday 17th January.

As Liam Kelly and John O’Connell were the only names for the position of Judge these two gentlemen will once again team up to officiate at the National Meeting and no vote is necessary.

National Meeting 2023 & 2024

The Executive Committee at its meeting held on September 21 discussed the recent confirmation of the Fixtures Committee to stage the National Meeting of 2023 on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, February 5, 6 & 7.

As part of that discussion, the Executive Committee also made the decision to stage the National Meeting of 2024 on Saturday, Sunday & Monday, February 3, 4 & 5.

A complete analysis, comparison, and consultation will be undertaken following the completion of the National Meetings in 2023 and 2024 in order to decide on the National Meeting’s permanent format moving forward for a minimum of at least five years.

Provincial Meetings

Full reports from the recent Provincial meetings of the Irish Coursing Club can be found on this week’s issue of the Sporting Press (Online from Tuesday 28th and in shops from Thursday 30th). Provisional fixture dates for the upcoming season are now available to view on ICC website under Fixtures. Our photo shows Naomhan Farrell and James Coss who were the successful candidates in the Executive committee election in Leinster.

Elected to Executive Committee (Triennial period 2022 – 2025)

Ulster – 1 Seat

Mr. Charles Adams (Co. Cavan Coursing Club)

Connacht – 1 Seat

Mr. Michael Menton (Roscommon Utd)

Leinster – 2 Seats

Mr. James Coss (Rathdowney Coursing Club)

Mr. Naomhan Farrell (Edenderry Coursing Club)

Munster – 2 Seats

Mr. Jack Foley (Abbeyfeale )

Mr. Jim Kiely (Dungarvan