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A Clare greyhound previously described as “a once in a lifetime” dog has been forced into retirement.

Boy Hero’s racing career came to an abrupt end on Monday evening while sustaining a broken leg when preparing for a fourth Tipperary Cup.

With a remarkable twenty seven career wins under his belt from ninety two races, Boy Hero brought many good days for its owners, Tommy Hegarty of Clarecastle, Newmarket-on-Fergus’ Seanie McMahon, Páraic Campion of Tipperary and Ozzie Bennett from Kilkenny.

Hegarty confirmed that the glory days of Boy Hero on the track are no more, “he is currently recovering and will I’m sure be back on his feet soon and enjoying his retirement,” he said. “Boyhero our legend. What joy and entertainment you have given Paraic, Ozzie, Seanie and myself,” the former Magpies netminder reflected.

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