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Coursing Awards 2023

A huge thank you to all 320 guests who attended our Coursing Awards and Dinner Dance last Sunday. You helped to create a lovely atmosphere and we hope you enjoyed yourselves.

These Awards could not happen without the support of our wonderful sponsors: Dominic, Kathleen & Liam of Greyhound & Pet World Abbeyfeale; Jimmy Flaherty & family, Galway; Billy & Marie Roche and family Clonmel Cabins; Bridget Byrne, Surrey & Duagh; The National Meeting Bookmakers; Michael & Maura Horgan, Mitchelstown. Thank you all sincerely.

Congratulations to our Award winners and other prize recipients. Thank you for joining us on Sunday night with family and friends. This week’s Sporting Press has a full report with photos from the Coursing Awards.

Front photo – Bridget Byrne presents the Hall Of Fame Award to Jackie Murphy and his wife Kathleen.

The O’Connor family, Saleen (Express Razor) accepting ICC Greyhound of the Year Awards from Kathleen and Liam of Greyhound & Pet World
Ray Conroy (Laurina) accepting ICC Brood Bitch of the Year Award from Ciara Roche, Clonmel Cabins
Liam Dowling and Tom Nolan (Ballymac Zena) accepting the ICC Bitch of the Year Awards from Carmel & Enda representing The Flaherty Family.
Shari-Anne O’Donnell (Newinn Wonder) accepting the ICC Stud Dog of the Year Award from Berkie Browne representing the National Meeting Bookmakers
Michael Horgan makes a presentation of €1000 to Majella Riordan & Jacko Reidy of Castleisland CC where Ballymac Zena won her Oaks TS
Shane Counihan accepts a cheque for €1000 from Michael Horgan to mark the success of Masonbrook Ger in the Loughrea Derby TS.

Below Anne Marie O’Brien makes a presentation of behalf of the Sporting Press to the connections of Classic winners Excelerate (trainer Kevin Barry), Masonbrook Ger (members of the Griffin Harte syndicate) and Cool Spirit ( Damien Matthews & Seamus Kelly)

Below Michael Sheil (Chairman Classics Club) and John Egan (President ICC) make a presentation of the first prize cheques in the Classics Club Draw to Evan & Conor Comerford (representing their dad Fintan) and to Dermot McCarthy and his mam Martha .

Below Sporting Press Fantasy Coursing winner Sean Doyle accompanied by his daughter Sarah Jane accepts his prize from Anne Marie O’Brien.

Below DJ Histon (CEO Irish Coursing Club) and Damien Matthews (Treasurer ICC) make a special presentation to Imelda Grauer who has been taking photos for the Sporting Press & ICC since 1984.