1982 Irish Greyhound Derby

The 1982 Irish Greyhound Derby took place during June and July with the final being held at Shelbourne Park in Dublin on 24 July 1982.[1][2][3]

1982 Irish Greyhound Derby
VenueShelbourne Park
Start date9 July
End date24 July
Total prize money£25,500 (winner)
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The winner Cooladine Super won £25,500 and was trained by Colm and Mary McGrath and owned by Siobhan Kenny.[4] The competition was sponsored by Carrolls.

Final resultEdit

At Shelbourne, 24 July (over 525 yards):

Position Winner Breeding Trap SP Time Trainer
1st Cooladine Super Tranquility Sea - Cooladine Ruby 6 2-1f 29.34 Colm & Mary McGrath
2nd Milwaukee Prince Nameless Star - Lovely Blend 4 29.38 Neilus Buckley
3rd Rushwee Heights Blackers Height - Young Tina 1 29.52 Maureen Hurley
4th Bolton Prince Hunday Champion - Virgil Kane 5 29.74 Paddy Keane
5th Lisbryan Gent Liberty Lad - Kilcaragh Signal 2 Michael Conroy
6th Supreme Tiger Knockrour Tiger - Rising Tide 3 3-1 Matt O'Donnell


½, 1¾, 2¾ (lengths)

Competition ReportEdit

Fearless Mover was sent over from England following a decent English Derby effort. Colm McGrath had purchased a greyhound called Cooladine Super for Charlie Kavanagh after the 1981 Irish Greyhound Derby and had high hopes for him because he had won the Dundalk International. Other leading Irish contenders included the Matt O'Donnell pair of Supreme Tiger and Brilliant Merry.[5]

McGrath had a double in the first round with Kilacalla winning in 29.12 and Cooladine Super in 29.28. Supreme Tiger and Kool Dude also won their heats. The main English hope Fearless Mover was eliminated in round two but the other big names all won, Supreme Tiger went best in 29.18.[5]

In one of the quarter finals Supreme Tiger and Cooladine Super but Kool Dude was eliminated from the competition. There was a surprise in the first semi-final after Rushwee Heights defeated Supreme Tiger in 29.18. In the second semi-final a puppy called Milwaukee Prince won by 17 lengths after a terrible mess of a race, Lisbryan Gent claimed second place. Finally Cooladine Super gained victory from Bolton Prince.[5]

In the final Supreme Tiger came away first from trap three but Cooladine Super drawn in a perfect trap six for the third consecutive race overtook him on the back straight. Milwaukee Prince, Bolton Prince and Rushwee Heights all started to make headway but Cooladine Super stayed on to win with Supreme Tiger fading badly. A post competition criticism was the fact that only one trap one winner materialised in 46 races.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Genders, Roy (1990). NGRC book of Greyhound Racing. Pelham Books Ltd. p. 261. ISBN 0-7207-1804-X.
  2. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2008). Greyhound Annual 2008, pages 177-178. Raceform. ISBN 978-1-905153-534.
  3. ^ "Monthly Greyhound Star (Remember When) September edition". Greyhound Star. 2012.
  4. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. pp. 343–344. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  5. ^ a b c d Fortune, Michael. The 75 Years History of the Irish Greyhound Derby. Irish Greyhound Review. ISSN 0332-3536.