Tuesday, September 27, 2011


 First draws are up for the new season........so far I only have the Kilfynn Cups and they are Crackers

The season is kicking off to a great start

GLIN will now hold a 3 day meeting  Friday/Sunday 7th/8th/9th October

As will BALLYHEIGUE  14/15/16 October

Both clubs are now holding a 64 Derby Trial Stake

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Time Warp - Dog Drinking


The New season is upon us.......id like to point out that anyone who wishes to enter for Coursing at Fermoy & Grange can do so by going onto their new website.


You will also find a entry form on the website and there draw will be put up soon after the draw

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Surfin´ Bulldog (Beach Boys - Surfin´ USA)

Nothing whatso ever to do with coursing.......but it makes you smile!

Hare coursing, Waterloo Cup verses hare shooting

The realities of the Ban in England...........not a easy video to watch as it concentrates on hares being killed to show just how indiscriminate the gun is.......Most people are under the impression that the gun is a kinder way to kill!

Thankfully the Hares in Ireland fare much better as it is a highly controlled sport.....and of course the dogs are muzzled

Sunday, September 18, 2011


With only two weeks before the season starts many coursing people attended this years Hare seminar.  It followed the usual pattern of sharing hare husbandry tips.....both old and new and gave clubs a chance to share experiences..... There has been a big stride forward in hare husbandry over the years and the yearly seminar has certainly helped with this.

John Curtin demonstrates the best way to hold a hare

The tour of the Hare Parks at Powerstown is a great way to catch up with improvements as every year there is something new.  Ive noticed a big drive for more covered feeding stations and this year all fencing has been  covered.  This not only helps to keep the fields more sheltered but stops hares injuring themselves on the fencing.

All fencing in the park is now covered ....both internal paddocks and the perimeter fence.
This provides shelter  security and helps prevent injuries to hares on the fence wire

DJ Histon explains to members a new style feeder being used

The use of cover feed areas is to be recommeded.  This is a example of a cheap and easy shelter

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Not long before we all start again......Things have gone smoothly with the Hare catching Licences and reports so far are that hares are plentiful.   I had a days birdwatching on Sunday and saw more hares than birds!

here`s one I saw.....all were big fine hares brought on by a dry summer

Coursing starts 1st of October but before then we have the yearly Hare Seminar at Powerstown Park

SEPTEMBER 17th 2011

This is always worth attending.  Coursing people from all over the country pool their knowledge of hare husbandry and all things Coursing.  Plus a tour of facilities behind the  Clonmel Festival.

from Sporting Press

October is fast approaching and preparations are well underway at Liscannor and Kilflynn as the curtain is lifted on another coursing season. We all know that great hares make great coursing and with that in mind the third staging of the IRISH COURSING CLUB HARE SEMINAR will take place at Powerstown Park, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Saturday, September 17th commencing at 11.00am. 
To date, the seminar has been well attended with excellent participation from the floor coupled with live demonstrations of tagging, dosing and handling of the hare. We are sure this year will be no exception as we cover the main topics and discuss some new ideas also. The event will conclude with a tour of the hare parks in Powerstown and the boxing area. Light refreshments will be provided following the tour. 
Full details are being circulated to Club Secretaries who should then advise Eugene Cooney of the likely attendees from their club. 
Alternatively you can book your place at the Seminar by ringing Eugene @ 052 6188508 or e-mail eugene@sportingpress.ie