Monday, November 9, 2009


The sun came out for the Final Day at Listowel and we saw some good coursing.  There were plenty of dogs getting work but the hares were well up to it.

Lovely friendly club was a good gesture that they laid on a free Hog Roast with cabbage and bacon.....first class!!


The expected showdown between Wallace Green and Shaneboy Daz was not to be.   After recovering from hitting the escape hard on saturday , Green was withdrawn lame after winning his first run on sunday.

At the bottom of the card Shaneboy Daz was galloping his way to Victory in a faultless manner.  A personal Favourite ,  Its great to see him back in such fine form
Bred owned and trained by the whole Kiely Family he is by Bartime out of Shaneboy Ella.............and is a brother to Shandrum Bar. Its a line that has been in the Kiely family for four generations and goes back to 1981 Oaks winner Five to there a more stunning dog in training?
Leading Ballywilliam in the semi

Daz took command soon after leaving slips for a comfortable victory in the final.

Co finalist was Shadow Mikes(Murtys Gang x Waiting to Work)

Ester, Michelle, Eoughan and Michael Kiely with Shaneboy Daz


It was good to see the ultra consistent Chubbys Heather get a reward.  Only a may pup she ran with great credit last year without gaining a ticket . A different story this year as she ran to a emphatic victory.  Another who is owned bred and trained.............this time by the O`Meara family..........again the line has been with them for generations and throwing top quality dogs.  By Bexhill Eoin out of Chubbys Princess.............Princess is a litter sister to Quality and Gold and Chubbys Accord...........two Oaks winning bitches.  Chubbys Heather herself is sister to Derby runner up Colina Damask.  They  come from the O`Meara super brood  bitch Ardnalee Laura who is also dam of Irish Cup winner Sandy Sea

Chubbys Heather

Finalist....inform Marys Moment............recent winner of the Inter Club Stake in Charleville

Sheamus O`Meara with Chubbys Heather


This stake will be remembered for its great buckles.............Ther carnt have been more than a inch between the four semifinalists

Jingles (red) just gets the flag from Shaneboy Glen

Lone Boxer takes the turn from Blackpool Tiger in the semi

A exciting final saw Lone Boxer take the flag from Bexhill Eoin out of Hollyhill Blonde this is the fourth member of this litter to take a Clonmel ticket.  other include Tory Hill Blonde, Random and High and Mighty............all this from a dam that produced last years Derby winner..........she comes from George Gallery`s Cillowen breeding

the Madden/Hegarty/ Keane owned Lone Boxer with Jingles in the Final


There were some nice bitches in this stake......the winner looks special..........great early pace.  A second Stake winner for Carrick Candy this year. And another Clonmel qualifier for the Matthews Kennel.
Shes a litter sister to Stiff Test,  who impressed many at Glin. Her dam Carrick Candy is dam of Wallace Flyer...........a Cup winner this year . Candy is a daughter of brood of the year Carrick Sam

The well named Wise Purchase , OTS Winner

also in the final was Patsy Burns,  Polar Party....a Janey Mac Aroo daughter of Call Up.............a winner of the Grace Burton and dam of Limerick qualifier Calling Kerry

Polar Party

Adam Matthews with Wise Purchase


Was won by  B O`Connels Pretty Rebecca............first run of the final was sent back to slips unsighted and final was awarded by withdrawal of Drimeen Cameo
Pretty Rebecca

 Drimeen Cameo & Medievil Castle in semi


Droopys Vieri bitch Modest Rosies won this and really enjoyed her day.....she flew up the field


Padraig Buckley and Ian O`Carroll coming off the field

Ian O`Carrol with Modest Rosie


Lystoll Lark & Fortfield Meg  in Final
 Kieran Culhane, Eric O'Connor and Jodi O' Connor

JACK HEGARTY  (beaten working members)

Lively Hobo & Oldfield State in Final
 Trisha Leahy(left) & Mary B Curtin(right) with their dog "Lively Hobo", the winner of the Jackie Hegarty Memorial Cup

Michael Whelan,  Tom Kinley,  Michael Galvin, Tom Murphy and Patsy Lynch

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