Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kennel Visit to Paudie Lyons

Its been a while since my last kennel visit so I was delighted when Paudie Lyons allowed me to see his impressive kennels.
  A huge amount of thought has gone into the layout . Paudie started with a blank canvas and the work was carried out by himself.   It must be a pleasure to work there knowing yourself and the dogs are well sheltered from the Irish weather.

Just a trot down he road from Lixnaw Field, with so many Coursing Clubs just a 20 min drive the perfect place for a Coursing only set up.

Paudie and Ava with all age contenders Count Belle
and Wiseguy Mark

When I arrived just before lunch most of the 20 or so dogs had been up the gallop, which I must say is very impressive.   The going is perfect with great cover....a nice peat pull up on a  rise.
The whole gallop has a watering system that recycles water used in the swimming pool.

There also a excellent lure system on hand if needed. 

Helper for the day was Evean O`Connor along with Ava and owner
Ally OConnor making up the rest of the team.

The lure feeds into the gate post....under ground to the
hut that houses the watering system and lure drive.
The Drive switch in a small housing on the Gallop

Ally picking up

View of the yard before completion

The yard is well laid out with feed room, kennels , covered turnout and 
circular walker all under one roof ,with outdoor runs joining.

Paudie has a good selection of pups for this that took my eye was
Wiseguy Sam , but the kennels has plenty to look forward too .

Heated swimming pool

covered run

Pups are being reared on large paddocks with a great cover of grass

Ava and Evean gallop the Mafi Magic x Turning Pace pups

Ava with the Crafty Gonzalo

Goodbye from Jack

Thursday, September 8, 2016

2016 HARE SEMINAR at Powerstown Park

This years Hare Seminar attracted a big turnout.  The Talks by Vet Lindsey Edwards are well work attending and her hare husbandy is second to none.

Below is a link to the first Tour of the facilitiesat Powestown Park and over the next couple of days ill post updated photos on here for you to compare.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016


 Way back in 2009 we had the first ever Hare Seminar......and they have been around ever since.

At the first one many of us were given or first ever look behind the conifirs at the top of  the Powerstown Hill.

Follow this ink to see that tour

My First Look at Powestown Park

Every year I go to the Clonmel im amazed at the continuing work that goes on there.....I remember back in 2008  when I had a runner in Clonmel I remember minor stakes never ran because the hares escaped from the complex

Sunday, February 7, 2016


 What can we say other than what a fabulous show, Coursing is in great hands at the moment.....
and watching it progress at Powerstown Park has been a real pleasure.....Every year brings more improvements and everyone geared towards the well being and protection of the Hare!


I salute you! Mighty stuff

Slipping and judging was superb and the field in amazing order

BoyleSports Derby

Coolavaney Bingo with owner / trainer Noel Browne

Razor Ashmore x Newinn Allin
Coolavanny Bingo romped away with what ended up a thrilling Derby, a very close field being sorted out with a few hunts on fabuloius hares. A fantasticly bred dog out of Newinn Allin whos making a habit of throwing Classic winners  ( Thomas the Tank ...Derby, Newinn Wonder,...Irish Cup, Tobar Na Molt......Grace Bruton. ). Making breeders Shari-anne and Jim O`donnell very happy indeed.

I saw Bingo win his qualifier in Bandon the same day Black Barracuda took the Mitchelstown ticket....making Bandon a very proud Club to see quality dogs come from their field

Horse & Jockey Hotel Oaks

Grace Bruton Champion Bitch

Kevin Smith Champion Dog

Dublin Coach Kitty Butler

Stockproof Fencing TA Morris

Monday, January 18, 2016



 Kilfinane Open Coursing Club  held their first meeting of the year last sunday.   The Coursing was up to its usual standards as the hares  ....though wold are well cared for with oats and sallies being placed all over the farmlands to keep them in top condition. Some amazing hunts where had on grounds that are second to none.

Congratulations to Tom Morissey who trained a double with Heffos Clan and Cullens Blue, owned by John O`Farrell

was divided between
DROMINA (Jerry Mahony)