Dan O’Donoghue wins National Coursing Fantasy Competition

Congratulations is due to Dan O’Donoghue, Lackabawn, Millstreet on his recent achievement of winning the Irish Coursing Club’s “Coursing Fantasy Competition.” This All-Ireland competition requires greyhound enthuasiasts to choose eight greyhounds from a list of hundreds at the start of the coursing season. The dogs earn points throughout the year and the individual with the most points at the end of the season is deemed the winner of the €5,000 prize. Dan, renouned far and wide for his knowledge of coursing greyhounds, held a narrow lead going into the final event of the season, the JP McManus Irish Cup last weekend. After a couple of close buckles and plenty of drama at the Limerick event, Dan was crowned winner on Sunday afternoon following the success of Jeru Cavendish in the main event. To add to the celebrations, Jeru Cavendish, is owned by Dan’s close friend John O’ Donoghue from Cree in County Clare and was in fact born in Millstreet and reared by Dan for the first few months of his life. Dan is the only person to win the competition more than once and this latest success marks his third “Fantasy” victory. Well done Dan!

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