Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Day with Dan O`Connor & Family

I spent a couple of days in Kerry last month and couldnt bypass the chance to visit Scartaglen, and see the O`Connor Family.

Dan and his family live for coursing, and are example of what makes the sport so special.

Just a ordinary family who all enjoy the same hobby and have fun together.

All the dogs are home bred and are kenneled  in the back garden.

March Is On was whelped there out of their own bitch Dedicated. Once the pups reach earmarking 
they are then passed on to good friend and partner in the dogs Paddy Fitzgerald (Glin) to be reared on.

the saplings then return to Dan for training.

Dan , Mary, Karen & Denis with baby Danielle,
Kieran Fitzgerald and Grainne with Dedicated

March Is On after his Trial Stake Win

March Is On
Champion Stakes Winner

Winner of a Oaks Trial Stake at Abbeyfeale in 2005
she has gone on to be a great brood for the O`Connor family

While she has only had small litters theres always been a TS winner or two among them...

Musicinmyheart, Black Chalk Tempting,Creavy Point and Inspiring have all been good winners for her,
as well as the kennel star....March Is On

Dan with this seasons pups
By  Eoin Rua out of Inspiring

A Oaks TS winner in Cork , her first litter are due to run this year

I was very impressed with Dans Kennels
They are spotless and as good as ive seen for a small set up
covered run.....small grass turnout....large grooming area

The Kennels are very comfy with heaters set on a thermastat
And beds you would be pleased to sleep on yourself

Karen with Hangonaminute

and Grainne with Off shore Eoin

Press clippings decorate the kennel walls

Nothing is spared when it comes to the dogs and it shows in how they perform.

Thankyou very much for a lovely day