A Win on Home Ground!

Tree Top Kerry, bred by Dan O Donoghue, Millstreet, returned home to win her third cup this season.

“Another greyhound which found herself at the wrong side of the handicap too at the 2017 National Meeting was Tree Top Kerry and she was visibly tired when bowing out to the eventual winner, Knockout Glory, in the third round of the Oaks. However connections can now look forward to a return visit to Powerstown Park (Clonmel for the National Coursing Championships) after her third success of the season, and second in ten days, at Millstreet yesterday .” – [ICC]


Yvonne Harrington has over 200 photos of the Millstreet Coursing in her Smugmug Album


Dan is also going well in the SPORTING PRESS FANTASY COURSING LEADERBOARD, where he lies in fourth place. He has won the competition three times previously

1 Leo Walsh & Denis Daly Donabate 570
Jt 2 Ian Bourke Oola 565
Jt 2 John Devlin Armagh 565
4 Dan O’Donoghue Millstreet 560

Leaderboards 2017-18





2 thoughts on “A Win on Home Ground!”

  1. My memories of Dan O Donoghue the decades does span
    One can say of him he remains quite a man
    Though his physical best years behind him and he is wheelchair bound
    By his photograph he remains strong looking and healthy and of mind rather sound

    As a young man one who worked hard no job for him too tough
    But i recall him as quite a good fellow one in his ways kind enough
    One in life who has had his huge crosses to bear
    For many years he has been in a wheelchair

    As a breeder of coursing greyhounds nowadays his legend has grown
    The likeable Dan to many in Ireland is well known
    As the saying goes a good man cannot be kept down
    Dan O Donoghue is a credit to old Millstreet Town

    His life’s tribulation a story to inspire
    There is so much about him for one to admire
    Many in his position would feel hope from their life had gone
    But this amazing fellow remains in good spirits and keeps on keeping on

    The great love of life he always had he does retain
    And his indomitable spirit with him does remain
    The tough challenges life has given him with bravery he does meet
    This man among men in the Town of Millstreet.

    “The Amazing Dan O Donoghue” is by Francis Duggan

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