Friday, November 13, 2009


Im afraid I carnt make it to Ballyduff ...........A runner at Kilsheelan in the DTS keeps me there.........if he stays in for both days!

Heres a nice preview from the loca;l paper about the meeting

12th November 2009
Our sincere thanks once again to editor Michael Heverin of
“The (Clonmel) Nationalist” for publishing the following preview to our meeting. It is great to know that the local papers are willing to give coverage to our sport.

All roads lead to Ballyglasheen, Kilsheelan, on Saturday and Sunday next as Clonmel & Kilsheelan Coursing Club host their annual Hotel Minella Tipperary Cup meeting. Now in it’s 94th year, the Tipperary Cup is the longest running club cup in the country and one of the most prestigious.

This year’s 16 runner affair is set to be a top-class stake with entrants of the  highest calibre including last year’s Irish Cup finalist Johnny Casanova, who always has a huge following,  along with cup winners from this season Dougal Town, Party Jay Cee, and Wallace Chief who represents the famed Matthews’ kennels in Newry.

The Se├ín Drohan Memorial All-Aged Bitch Stake is of similar quality, with the Marie Roche trained  Lady Bellevue attempting to make history by becoming the first greyhound to enter the  winner’s enclosure for three successive years at this historic venue. She meets last year’s Oaks Trial stake winner Windgap Heresay, owned in Kilsheelan by the Button Syndicate,  in the first course of what is arguably the hottest bitch stake so far this year. Last year’s beaten finalist Hollyoak Pegasus and Oaks Trial Stake runner-up Pleasant Sight are also in the mix hoping to renew old rivalries, along with several more who graced Powerstown in February.

Both Trial Stakes are littered with entrants who have the breeding to ensure that whoever is successful will fly the club’s flag prominently at the National meeting and last but not least, the Frank Byrne Memorial and Brackford Cup, which is confined to active working members of the club, will see no quarter asked or given among the locals. We look forward to see friends from near and far descend on the club grounds this weekend, and to those who may never have been to a coursing meeting before a warm welcome will be extended and enjoyable day out guaranteed.”

Lets hope the weather stays fair as the ground is plenty soft enough now!!!!

If our runner dosnt qualify its possible ill switch to a different meeting for Sunday