Abunchoftools wins in Clonmel

Congratulations Dan O’Donoghue of Lackabane, breeder of Abunchoftools, who won yesterday’s TA Morris Stakes at the National Coursing Meeting in Clonmel. He also bred Tree Top Kerry (Adios Alonso x Tanyard Kerry)who was yesterday beaten in the third round by the winner of the Horse and Jockey Hotel Oaks. Well done Dan and all involved in today’s success. Aboounchoftools (Adios Alonso x Tanyard Kerry), was trained by John Browne for the Glory-Kilmihill-Syndicate. He won by two lengths in the final.

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Eddie & Kevin Remembered at the 103rd Annual Millstreet Coursing Meeting

At the 103rd Annual Millstreet Coursing Meeting held recently in Millstreet Town Park a minute’s silence was observed for the late Eddie Murphy and Kevin Hickey. Here we share images from the two-day meeting. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)


The very clear announcements by Call Steward, Joan Casey who has so very efficiently carried out this role for the past 37 years and which is broadcast by the wonderfully loyal and dedicated John Anthony O’Sullivan – could be heard at the top of Clara Mountain as reported by two very active Cork Climbers whom I met as the Coursing’s first day ended!   Here we share a further selection of images:   Click on the pictures to enlarge. [read more …] “Eddie & Kevin Remembered at the 103rd Annual Millstreet Coursing Meeting”

Millstreet Coursing – Order of Running

2014-01-02 Millstreet Town Park in sunshine set up for coursingOrder of Running for the upcoming Millstreet Coursing Meet (ICC)

  • Friday 2nd, and Saturday 3rd of January (starting at 11:30am both days)
  • Friday : Twice through the Derby Trial Stakes and Oaks Trial Stakes. Once through North Cork Cup (after interval).
  • Saturday : Start with Tanyard Stake, Game Protection Cup and complete card.
  • Judge: Tony Reddan / Slipper: Sean McAuliffe / Asst Slipper: David O’Connor.

See below the runners draws and more (results added also):

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Millstreet Coursing Schedule & Lineup

Millstreet Coursing Club FRI/SAT 3rd/4th JAN (the 100th annual meeting)

Starting 11.30am both days @ Millstreet Town Park

Judge: Tony Reddan
Slippers: Martin Mulcahy & David O’Connor

Friday: Twice through Derby TS and Oaks TS. Once through North Cork Cup.
Saturday : Start with Tanyard Stake, Game Protection Cup and complete card.

DERBY TRIAL STAKE
Reserves in order:
POWER TO DELIVER : TROUBLESOME WORK : CLEANAWAY BOY : MY SWEET GARSON

1 : KINGSMILL ENCORE Kingsmill Dynamo ex Dillrock Nina
2 : BRANNIG RIODIEGO Musical Time ex Leigh Madam [read more …] “Millstreet Coursing Schedule & Lineup”

Millstreet Town Park today for the first day of Coursing

2013-01-04 Millstreet Coursing 01 - The setup in the Town Park for the coursing - in the background you can see Lacabane Hill and St.Mary's Graveyard
2013-01-04 The setup in the Town Park for the first day of coursing – in the background you can see St.Mary’s Graveyard where the road goes up the hill. All the coursing results are available on our latest Results & Fixtures page

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Millstreet Greyhound People

To win a feature race at the Cork track for them was a huge thrill
Dan Collins and his wife Bridgie ace greyhound handlers from Cockhill
The dogs they owned and trained always well turned out and always hard to beat
They became known for training dogs far distant from Millstreet,
So many famous dog handlers in Millstreet Parish and Town
Where Donie and Jeraldine O Mahony, Dan, Dave and Paddy O Keeffe they carved their own renown
And Paddy Cashman from Tullig Hill great dogs did train and own
And the Duggan brothers Con, Andrew and Tim as a greyhound family were well known,
Con Kelleher and Sheila and their friend John from Cockhill enjoyed some great success,
Paddy Casey, Tommy and Kitty Hennessy their race winners brought them happiness,
Denis Corkery and Noreen and Noreen’s father Pat dogs with them a way of life
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Dan O’ Donoghue

2014-12 Dan O'DonoghueIn Ireland Jack Mullan was known as Mr Coursing when i was a young man
On looking back the Seasons in time that a lengthy span
But to a man from Millstreet Town such a title now does belong
When it comes to coursing dogs and coursing Dan O’ Donoghue never wrong

Three times Irish Coursing tipster of the year quite an amazing feat
When it comes to coursing dogs and their breeding as a judge the one to beat
He is now Ireland’s Mr Coursing something worthy of a boast
To the genial chap of Lackabawn we ought to drink a toast
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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 [read more …] “Dan O’Donoghue wins National Coursing Fantasy Competition”

Millstreet Coursing 2011

Killinuna Beauty turns the hare in action from the coursing meet which was held in Millstreet Town Park on the last two days of 2011.

Coursing PRO Yvonne Harrington posted the results on her website Coursing Diary, and also posted a huge gallery of 124 photos from the two day meet on SmugMug.com. [read more …] “Millstreet Coursing 2011”

Coursing Results

2010 North Cork Cup winner: "Party Jay Cee"

THERE was a thrilling finish to the North Cork Cup at Millstreet, Co. Cork yesterday when Party Jay Cee came racing through to narrowly take the opening turn against Millbridge Eoin and capture the prize.
The winner had put out the overnight favourite, Blazing Serpent in the semi-final. He was away smartly from slips and although Blazing Serpent closed as they neared the hare he had to give best by a length. Millbridge Eoin saw off Tubbermartin Lad in his semi-final, taking the opening turn by three lengths. [read more …] “Coursing Results”

Coursing Continues

The Second and last day of the Annual Coursing continues in the town Park in Millstreet. Left standing after the first day yesterday and in the final rounds today are:

DERBY TRIAL STAKE
Millridge Eoin, Cillowen Bandit, Big Man Down, Sound Pistol, Pay Me,Foundation Stone Gael, force Wind, Cousin Denny.

OAKS TRIAL STAKE
Boomting Lucy, Ballymac Rudi, Ducie Shore, Latest Action, Aghaburren Becky, Why Tanyardpenny, Cheryl, Smile Enough

NORTH CORK CUP
Brazing Serpent, Shandrum Bar, Clon Allstar, Party Jay Cee, Tubbermartin Lad, Bluebird Boyo, Millbridge Eoin, Enjoythesunshine

Game Protection Cup

The tragic death of former Irish Coursing Club chief executive Jerry Desmond recently has shocked the nationwide greyhound industry. An article in the Nationalist Newspaper this week also tells us that back in 1926, a dog owned by Jerry’s fathers dog “Mile Stream Boy” was the first man to win the Game Protection Cup when it was first run at Millstreet Coursing in 1926.

Last year, the Game Protection Cup was won by our own Donie O’Mahony with his dog Bridge Spirit, who also added the Oaks Trial Stake with his bitch Becky at the same meet.

Coursing in Millstreet this year is scheduled for Thursday & Friday – December 30th &31st.

Coursing Golf Classic

Millstreet Coursing Club will hold their Annual Golf Classic tomorrow two weeks, Friday, September 10.
It will take place at the Kanturk Golf Club and the entry fee for a team of three is €150. The club would also appreciate sponsorship of Tee Boxes and Greens.
If you would like to be associated with the event or for further information contact Dan Joe Guiney (Club Sec) 087 1205305, Gerry Meehan (Joint Treasurer) 087 9087426 or Noreen Corkery (Joint Treasurer) @ 029 70153.

“Cleanaway Smurf” wins in Clonmel

"Cleanaway Smurf" the Grace Bruton Champion Bitch Stakes at the National Coursing Championships in Clonmel 2010, part owned by Finbarr O’Connor, Millstreet.

She ran at Clonmel last year also, under the guidance of Con O’Connor Ballydaly, but didn’t fare so well then.

Her results on the day were

GRACE BRUTON MEMORIAL CHAMPION BITCH

Quarter Finals: Cleanaway Smurt 3Lbt Abbeyglen Judy 13.06; Ashtown Amy ju bt Marshals Pearl 13.19; Kingsmill Bliss 3L bt Mary Kates Coin 12.73; Blades Of Glory 1L bt Oilean Dreamer 12.78.

Semi Finals: Cleanaway Smurf 4L bt Ashtown Amy 13.16; Blades Of Glory ju bt Kingsmill Bliss 13.15.

Final: F .O’Connor & J. O’Donoghue’s Cleanaway Smurf (Bexhill Eoin/ Uptown Smurf) long lead bt D. Guiney’s Blades Of Glory (Bexhill Eoin/ Gibraltar) injured.

Coursing in Millstreet

THE popular two day Millstreet coursing meeting is taking place this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Weather permitting, a large attendance is expected for the annual event in Millstreet Town Park, with the daily proceedings underway at 11.30am. The main event is the North Cork Cup featuring some of the best dogs nationwide while there is sure to be keen competition for the Oaks and Derby Trial Stakes. Also down for decision is the inter club Game Protection Cup and confined Tanyard Stakes. An attraction for patrons is a special daily draw on the admission card with a chance of winning € 250 per day thanks to the sponsorship of the North Cork Tuition Centre, Newmarket.

from The Corkman

Coursing Clubs Together

Coursing Clubs together’ night at The Kingdom
The eight coursing clubs in Co Kerry, together with their near neighbours Glin, Abbeyfeale and Millstreet, are coming together for what should be a really enjoyable ‘All Sponsored’ race night at The Kingdom Stadium in Tralee on Saturday 28th November.

This article appears in the Sporting Press. Also, coursing in Millstreet Town Park this year is to be held on Wednesday 30th &  Thursday 31st December.