Irish Greyhound of the Year Awards

This page is about the Irish Greyhound Awards. For the British awards, see Greyhound of the Year Awards.

Irish Greyhound of the Year Awards
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Lenson Bocko 2019 dog of the year
Start date1965
NationsIreland and Northern Ireland

The Irish Greyhound of the Year Awards are the annual awards for the leading greyhounds in Ireland.

The Greyhound of the Year award was first held in 1965 when it was won by Ballyowen Chief.[1] In 1996 the awards saw the Greyhound of the Year replaced by a Dog and Bitch of the Year Award [2] but in 2013 the Greyhound of the Year award returned in addition to the other awards.[3]

The 2016 awards did not take place until October 2017[4] following a postponement.[5] Continuing protests by the DGOBA resulted in a suspension of the awards and racing at Shelbourne Park for five months and the cancellation of several major events. The protest was over the February closure of Harold's Cross Stadium. [6] [7]

Past winnersEdit

Main AwardEdit

Dog of the YearEdit

Bitch of the YearEdit

Sprinter AwardEdit

Stayer AwardEdit

Brood BitchEdit

Stud DogEdit

See alsoEdit

Greyhound of the Year Awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Genders, Roy (1981). The Encyclopedia of Greyhound Racing. Pelham Books Ltd. ISBN 07207-1106-1.
  2. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2007). Greyhound Annual 2008. Raceform. ISBN 978-1-905153-53-4.
  3. ^ "Laurels the major mover in 2015 calendar". Irish Independent.
  4. ^ "2016 NATIONAL GREYHOUND AWARDS". irish Greyhound Board.
  5. ^ "Irish Oaks advertised for Shelbourne Park". Irish Independent.
  6. ^ "Irish Oaks advertised for Shelbourne Park". Irish Independent.
  7. ^ "IGB confirms closure of Harolds Cross Greyhound Stadium". IGB. Archived from the original on 2017-03-10.
  8. ^ "Ballybeg Prim to Top Poll". Belfast Telegraph. 4 February 1976. Retrieved 18 June 2022 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "Remember When - September". Greyhound Star.
  10. ^ "Ballymac Matt wins dog of the year award for Liam Dowling". The Kerryman.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "GOOD NEWS IS NAMED AS THE SUPREME CHAMPION FOR 2017". Irish Greyhound Board.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g "Ballyanne Sim clinches top award". Irish Independent.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "2019 NATIONAL GREYHOUND RACING AWARDS". Irish Greyhound Board.
  14. ^ "Tipperary greyhound named Supreme Greyhound of the Year at National Awards". Tipp FM. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g "2021 NATIONAL GREYHOUND RACING AWARDS". Greyhound Racing Ireland. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  16. ^ a b c d e f "2020 NATIONAL GREYHOUND RACING AWARDS". Greyhound Racing Ireland. Retrieved 17 May 2021.