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A Clare owned greyhound recorded a remarkable twenty sixth career win in Limerick on Thursday.

Boy Hero owned by Clarecastle’s Tommy Hegarty and Seanie McMahon of Newmarket-on-Fergus together with Páraic Campion from Tipperary and Ozzie Bennett of Kilkenny continues to earn the plaudits of greyhound followers.

On Thursday, Boy Hero was first home in a time of 28.77 to claim the spoils in what was his twenty sixth career win.

Speaking to The Clare Echo, Tommy expressed their euphoria with the continued exploits of the legendary dog. “We are privileged to own a once in a lifetime dog. I suppose since he has come running in Limerick it has sort of rejuvenated him and he is certainly enjoying himself and while he is doing that we will race him away”.

Tommy said it was “a remarkable feat” for the twenty sixth win of Boy Hero’s ninety one race career to have such an impressive time.

“A run like he did last Thursday of 28.77 is staggering considering he has just past his fifth birthday in April. The night was made even more special as our other syndicate dog Burning Candle also passed the line in first place in a time of 28.95 making it a double on the night for our trainer Paraic Campion,” the ex Magpies goalkeeper added.

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