CLARE greyhound owners are enjoying great success in Limerick as of late with Mary Crotty of O’Briensbridge in the winners enclosure twice over the past week.
By Michael Maher
On Saturday night at Galway Greyhound Stadium, the rich vein of form for Stephen Murrays kennel continued with the ever-consistent Killballyowen Boy owned by Sean O’Riordan, a son of Laughil Blake and Bright Ella finished strongly to notch career win number 6 in an A2 550 graded contest. The winning time was 30.56 (Rated .20 slow).
There was an eye-catching victory for My Mucker who is owned by Thomas and young Oisin O’Connor from Ennistymon following on from his previous week’s success, this ever-improving son of Rising Brandy and Drahbeg Princess recorded a career best in 29.13.
On Thursday last, there was four Clare victories throughout the evening at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Getting the banner roar going was Varra Tilly for Joe Collins from Parteen, a daughter of Scolari me Daddy and Gulleen Glory she led from trap to line to notch a third career win in 29.55.
Next up in the winner’s enclosure was the ever-consistent Inislosky Jasper for Mary Crotty from O’Briensbridge, a son of Droopys Roddick and Cailin Pol, he claimed a tenth career victory in a time of 29.54.
Amys Jack produced a fine performance for Tulla trainer Donie Duggan with a trap to line success in 28.88, this was a second career win for this son of Skywalker Rafa and Notimetotalk.
And Snuggie Archie kept the Newmarket-on-Fergus duo of Myles Cummins and Breda Casey recent good run intact, breaking smartly this son of Paddy’s Magic and Miles Girl led all the way to claim his seventh career win in 29.20.
Saturday night last at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, the first-round heats of the Limerick & Clare GOBA A4 525 yards stakes commenced, in heat three, Vedfield Lionman caught the eye with his 28.83 performance for Julie O’Sullivan and Fiadh Murphy from Tulla, this was the second win on the bounce for this son of Ballymac Bolger and Clear Mountain.
On Sunday night in Limerick, there was 4 Clare owned winners out of the twelve races on offer. In race one Shug Avery claimed the honours once more for Myles Cummins and Breda Casey, despite breaking slowly, this daughter of Droopys Cain and Portdrine Queen, finished strongly and showed great determination to get up at the line in 29.54 to record her tenth career success.
In race two, Mary Crotty from O’Briensbridge had Inislosky Tally in fine fettle and this daughter of Tally Ho Lee and Crotty’s Act led all the way to land the spoils in 29.31, this was Tally’s fifth career success.
Approaching his fifth birthday, the evergreen Joe Be Slick notched his seventeenth career success for Cooraclare’s Tommy Gallagher, a son of Tullymurry Act and Ballykett Lady his winning time was 29.70 for an A4 graded contest.
Cascade Phantom after two successful nights out at Galway, made the trip To Tralee Greyhound Stadium on Friday last and duly obliged in 28.94 for Ballyea’s Jack Browne, this daughter of Droopys Sydney and Coolavanny Spice is competing in the Steve Kennedy Memorial Sweepstake.