Trap Draw made for opening heats of Con & Annie Kirby Memorial

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Con and Annie Kirby Trap Draw at Limerick Greyhound Stadium Taking part in the draw for the Con and Annie Kirby memoral Stakes at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. John Cregan, Chairman Limerick County Board,, Jeff Griffin, IGB, Liam Kennedy Racing Manager, and Michael Galvey IGB. Photo: Michael Cowhey.

The 2018 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 1st Round draw was made today at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.

The competition, which offers €160,000 in prize money, gets underway on Saturday 24th March in the Dock Road venue. Over 70 Greyhounds will compete over 12 heats, with four to qualify from each heat for the second round.

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Each Greyhound has also been assigned to a Limerick GAA club. The six finalist clubs will share a prize fund of €20,000, with €10,000 and a free fundraising night on offer to the winner. The draw is as follows with club’s assigned greyhound in bold.

Heat 1 Dog Club

1 BLUE EAST Caherline

2 RALLYING SAIDSO Gerald Griffins

3 BURGESS BRANDY (M) Knockane

4 NEWINN BLAKE (W) Patrickswell

5 BALLYMAC LUKAKU (W) Pallasgreen

6 MACAROON TOWSER (W)Knockainey

Heat 2 Dog Club

1 CHESPIRITO Granagh Ballingarry Camogie Club

2 BURGESS PADDY Monagea

3 KNOCKBAWN RANKIN Effin

4 BALLYREGAN HOPE Feenagh/Kilmeedy

5 SKYWALKER TUCO Ahane

6 CROSSFIELD WILL (M) Newcastle West

Heat 3 Dog Club

1 LEMON SHANE Ballybricken Bohermore

2 TOOLMAKER NICA Kilmallock

3 TOMAHURRA CHASE Glin

4 HATHER SCOUT Old Christians

5 SHELONE ISO (W) Athea

6 BREFFNI SPARTAN (W) Rathkeale

Heat 4 Dog Club

1 PENNYS KOOPA Adare

2 CLONBRIEN SWIFT Doon

3 MINOR MIKE Granagh Ballingarry

4 DEANRIDGE BOFFIN Hospital Hand Ball Club

5 MASTER JINGLES (M) Staker Wallace

6 DROOPYS BIKER (W) Knockaderry

Heat 5 Dog Club

1 LOUGHGUR DANNY Patrickswell Camogie Club

2 COOLAVANNY ARKLE Caherconlish

3 DARRIG ALAINN Croagh Kilfinny

4 BELLMORE JAGGER Kildimo Pallaskenry

5 UNCLE WEXFORD Ballinacurra Gaels

6 CLIFFORDS PICK (M) Mountcollins

Heat 6 Dog Club

1 VARRA SEAMUS Fr Caseys

2 SLIPPY CIAN Fedamore

3 CABRA MIKEY Oola

4 CLONBRIEN PRINCE South Liberties

5 MUSIC TOOUR EARS Dromcollogher Broadford

6 CASH IS KING (W) Cappamore

Heat 7 Dog Club

1 DA HEAD HUNTER Castletown Ballyagran

2 BALLYMAC PADRAIG Hospital Herbertstown

3 VEDFIELD SHOWMAN Croom

4 BALLYCOWEN JAKE Camogue Rovers

5 CLOUNBRANE KERRY (M)Ballysteen

6 ROCKET HEART (W) Tournafulla

Heat 8 Dog Club

1 RIVERSIDE TIGER Adare Camogie Club

2 NICE CHARMER Kilteely Dromkeen

3 FAHRENHEIT DAZ Abbey Sarsfields

4 ARDFERT CARMAC Mungret St. Pauls Ladies football Club

5 DALCASH BEHOLD Askeaton

6 BEAMING MIX UP Ballylanders

Heat 9 Dog Club

1 DROOPYS STEEL Killeedy

2 DOGGY MCDOGFACE Ballybrown

3 WINDSOR PA Feohanagh Castlemahon

4 PULGARCITO Blackrock

5 BOYLESPORTS WHIZ Monaleen

6 BONUS POINT (M) Banogue

Heat 10 Dog Club

1 RURAL BRAE Crecora

2 PENNYLANE MASARA St. Senans

3 GLANMIRE DYLAN St. Kierans

4 HONTHEHILL (M) Mungret St. Pauls

5 LUGS BRANNO (M) St. Patricks

6 GREENHILL LUKE (W) Galbally

Heat 11 Dog Club

1 OWER BOY BULLET Na Piarsaigh

2 TOOLMAKER MAXWEL Murroe Bother

3 BEAMING PARADISE Claughaun

4 BLACKMILLERSHILL Galtee Gaels

5 DROOPYS DAVY (M) Cappagh

6 CROSSFIELD YAYA (W) Bruree

Heat 12 Dog Club

1 GREENISLE ATHENA Dromin Athlacca

2 PANTHER Bruff

3 MACAROON CRUZ Templeglantine

4 TOOLMAKER CRAIG Garryspillane

5 RIADAS NIDGE Glenroe

6 BALLYMAC TWITTER (W) St. Senans Ladies Football Club

Con & Annie Kirby Dates to Remember:

1st Round & Banner Competition: Saturday 24th March

2nd Round & Colouring Competition: Saturday 31st March

Quarter-Finals & Cic and Puc Fada Competition: Saturday 7th April

Semi-Finals & Limerick GAA Race: Saturday 14th April

Final & Limerick GAA Mascot Parade: Saturday 21st April

For more information on the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial visit www.LimerickGreyhoundStadium.ie or www.igb.ie for racing updates.