Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Martin Murphy slipping Here Comes Harry

Belated Birthday before Coursing

You can see first round winners and Times on this link......FIRST ROUND WINNERS

Pictures taken today at Clonmel were very poor im afraid as the light drizzled and gloomy skies made life hard for the camera

Photos can be seen here.....CLOMEL FIRST DAY

Yesterday I took a trip to Limerick to enjoy a days Harecatching for the Irish Cup....Pictures can be seen here......HARECATCHING

Derby first  round times

2 : SMART TOUCH Dual Type ex Safety Set
4 : BELATED BIRTHDAY Tynwald Smokey ex Belated Legacy

6 : BALLYMORE BOB Bexhill Eoin ex Spice One
8 : WOOD HYLAND Matt Hyland ex Cudham Perfect

10 : ASHMORE SAMBO Bexhill Eoin ex Carrick Sam
11 : BRINDLE MAN Razor Ashmore ex Dillrock Nina

14 : DROOPYS EURO Kingsmill Dynamo ex Global Call
15 : INDIA RIO Tynwald Smokey ex Uptown Smurf

17 : BAHAMIAN KID Ballymac Maeve ex Itellyoupatsy
O/L ,
20 : PRIME EXAMPLE Bexhill Eoin ex Call Up

21 : KILLEAGH MATT Tynwald Smokey ex The Other Sense
24 : ARDFERT PETER Bexhill Eoin ex Silent Mac

25 : BLUEVIEW DAN Murtys Gang ex Foxhill Rio
27 : HOPES AND DREAMS Bexhill Eoin ex Chubbys Accord

29 : BALLYBLUE EOIN Bexhill Eoin ex Ballyegan Laura
32 : GO HOME HARE Wallace Green ex Inallherglory

34 : SAFE HYLAND Matt Hyland ex Liosarinn Chorus
36 : TOM BAWN Bexhill Eoin ex Bridewell Rose
BUMPING 13.15,

37 : SKELLIG WISH Matt Hyland ex Beyond Tivoli
40 : OFFSHORE EOIN Eoin Rua ex Inspiring
12.56 O/L,

42 : STRIKE THE LOTTO Galway Mark ex Dukeries Fern
RESERVE 44 KINGSMILL EXILE Kingsmill Dynamo ex Larchill Lil

46 : TORRE AIR Tynwald Smokey ex La Torre
48 : SOLID MONK Bar Time ex Tobitl
12.73 BUMPING,

49 : CRAFTY DENSO Vacume Legend ex Crafty Montico
52 : BLUEVIEW SAM Murtys Gang ex Foxhill Rio

54 : JERU CAVENDISH Siena Steel ex Jeru
55 : CUINE BOY Kyle James ex Garbally Glory

58 : FACE THE NATION Murtys Blaze ex Angelical Girl
59 : MASTER MC HUGH Murtys Gang ex Foxhill Rio

62 : ASHMORE MASTER Bexhill Eoin ex Carrick Sam
63 : AFTERTIMING Bexhill Eoin ex Butlers Mary

Friday, January 27, 2012


 With Clonmel just round the corner I took myself off to visit the Hollyoak Stud.  a quick look at the breeders list will show they have no less than Seven qualifiers......from 3 different broods.

Holly-Oak Stud is sited between Cashel and Clonmel on the Fethard Road
I was first set up in 2002 and has produces some fine coursing and track pups ever since.

Set on 16 acres the pups are raised in spacious paddocks and brick built kennels

Stud manager Gary Harding

There is a great pool of broods in the kennels now and the kennel has had its finest season,
with seven trial stake winners and Beautiful Chrisy in the Champion Bitch Stake


Perfect has been a great brood over the years, This years runners at Clonmel are Beautiful Chrisy in the Grace Burton and Wood Hyland
She is also the dam of Trial Stake winner Carollsoriental and Be Over Quick,
who also a handy sire


Specks is responsible for Blackpool Swank and Donnellans Cross
past trial stake winners have been, Blackpool Tiger and Beck Row Hyland

Star of the show this year has been Pegasus....her first litter to Kingsmill Dynamo 
have excelled all expectations
Wise Call, Wise Lady, Bombshellriapants and Here Comes Harry ......all 
Trial Stake winners from her first litter


Rayanna is the dam of Glin TS winner Ocean Tolula and cup ru Granstown Sam

Pups are reared in large paddocks

Lochbo Butch x Cudham Speck

Matt Hyland x Cudham Perfect

Lochbo Butch pups

Hollyoak Scotch with her new litter of Maffi Magic`s

Maffi pups

#Coursing #Greyhound & petworld Oaks preview 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012


 Had great great day out with Knockgraffon Open club yesterday.......This is one of Irelands Premier Open clubs.......The day started off bitterly cold but it was well worth it to see excellent coursing held by a well run club.....

You can see more pictures  on this link.....Knockgraffon Open

Special thanks must go to the excellent group of beaters.......

Junior Beaters

Men at Work

Brian and Peter Divilly receive the Vincent Scully Memorial from sponsor Eamon Scully after  Crafty Valastro` Stake win at Knockgraffon Open Coursing.

also present...with dog, judge Liam Kelly, Noelle Divilly, Shane Divilly, and slipper David Grimes

Fran Mangan, David Oneill, Neville Coen, Robert Flynn, Gina O`Brien, Martin Flaherty,Pat Curren, Bobby Collins, Mike Grimes, club president Andy O`Dwyer, chairman Seamus Quirke and Jim Kelly

Sponsor David Lonergan presents the Knockgraffon Open Cup to Liam Harding after Bandit Bobs Interclub win.

also present David O`Neill, John Tobin, Andy Maloney, Andy ODwyer, Paddy Brady, Seamus Quirke, Jim Kelly Paddy Flannery , Neil Herbert and Frank Brannigan

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Can anyone help please.....

A coursing pup was stolen in Co.Waterford on Friday between 10am and 12noon - blue bitch weighs about 63lbs - if anyone can help or suggest what to do please contact me - we have contacted guards and pounds and put up posters. Please help us find "Krystle"...Contact me on 087 1520277

Saturday, January 21, 2012


position of new penning shed

Every year when we go to Clonmel we find new surprises.....The hare park gets upgraded every year and last year saw an new Slippers hut that makes life better for everyone.   This season sees a new hare boxing shed that is at long last worthy of the National meeting.

 A huge amount of though has been put into every detail

hares come through from back run into large well padded run and get funneled into boxes

The shed is large with plenty of light 
all penning boxes are on castor rollers, making movement of boxes very easy

Theresc a good viewing window allowing hares to be easily assessed

every hare going up the field is graded

Its a great view from the penning shed 

a few of the workers

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


The current line-up for the 2012 Champion Stakes is as follows

1. Caesar Music

2. Whitestone Rai

3. Dresden Call

4. Righttogowrong

5. Pay Me

6. High And Mighty

7. Droopys Babs

8. Kyle King

A. Kyle Ranger

B. Kyle Tanyard


The current line-up for the 2012 Grace Bruton Memorial Champion Bitch Stakes is as follows:

1. Cheryl

2. Why Tanyard Ash

3. Class Attraction

4. Southside Tess

5. Why Tanyardpenny

6. Portinard Nine

7. Skellig Babe

8. Beautiful Chrisy

A. Party Flamingo

B. Carolina Crystal

Sunbeam Blitz officially withdrawn

Following the Toss of a coin Party Flamingo is in Reserve A position and Carolina Crystal is in Reserve B position. Both were equal on points and prizemoney.