Irish Greyhound Derby

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The Irish Greyhound Derby,[1] held at Shelbourne Park, is the premier greyhound competition in Ireland.

First held at Harold's Cross in 1928, the event was unofficial until 1932 when it switched to Shelbourne Park and then it was held in alternate years between the two tracks.

Limerick and Cork Stadium both hosted the event once in 1939 and 1942 respectively. The competition remained at Shelbourne Park from 1968.

Today it is considered to be the one of the biggest races in the greyhound calendar alongside the English Greyhound Derby.

Past winners[edit]

Year Winner Trainer Winning Time
1928 Tipperary Hills Billy Quinn
1929 Jack Bob
1930 Little Chummie Billy Quinn
1931 Little Chummie Billy Quinn
1932 Guideless Joe Mick Horan 30.36
1933 Monologue Luke Maher 30.52
1934 Frisco Hobo Tom Harty 30.45
1935 Roving Yank Billy Dunne 30.18
1936 Minstrel Rover Michael Sheehan 30.48
1937 Muinessa Nuala O'Byrne 30.85
1938 Abbeylara Tom Black 30.09
1939 Marching Thro Georgia J.J.Doran 30.05 Track Record
1940 Tanist Billy Quinn 29.89
1941 Brave Damsel Paddy Kelly 30.64
1942 Uacterlainn Riac John Crowley 30.22
1943 Famous Knight Bertie Tierney 30.26
1944 Clonbonny Bridge O'Neill 30.53
1945 Lilacs Luck Paddy Byrne 30.12
1946 Steve Harry O'Neill 30.20
1947 Daring Flash Mary d'Arcy 30.04
1948 Western Post Paddy Moclair 29.90
1949 Crossmolina Rambler Tim O'Connor 29.70
1950 Spanish Lad Anthony Meenaghan 29.87
1951 Carmodys Tanist Dicky Myles 29.64
1952 Rough Waters Henry Lalor 29.95
1953 Spanish Battleship Tom Lynch 29.78
1954 Spanish Battleship Tom Lynch 29.64
1955 Spanish Battleship Tom Lynch 29.53
1956 Keep Moving Malachy McKenna 29.18
1957 Hopeful Cutlet Jack Mullan 29.60
1958 Colonel Perry Jack Nallen 29.79
1959 Sir Frederick Tom Harty 29.30
1960 Perrys Apple Paddy Behan 29.55
1961 Chieftains Guest Leslie McNair 29.45
1962 Shanes Legacy Bob McCann 29.58
1963 Drumahiskey Venture Eithne Hammond 29.60
1964 Wonder Valley Jack Mullan 29.30
1965 Ballyowen Chief Gay McKenna 29.42
1966 Always Proud Gay McKenna 29.44
1967 Russian Gun Tom Lynch 29.44
1968 Yellow Printer John Bassett (England) 29.11
1969 Own Pride Ger McKenna 29.20
1970 Monalee Pride Gay McKenna 29.28
1971 Sole Aim David Geggus (England) 29.12
1972 Catsrock Daisy Gay McKenna 29.20
1973 Bashful Man Ger McKenna 28.82
1974 Lively Band Jack Murphy 29.11
1975 Shifting Shadow Podger Molloy 29.35
1976 Tain Mor Paddy Nolan 29.35
1977 Lindas Champion Michael Barrett 29.53
1978 Pampered Rover Paddy Keane 29.23
1979 Penny County Matt Travers 29.28
1980 Suir Miller Michael Barrett 29.17
1981 Bold Work Frank O'Regan 29.32
1982 Cooladine Super Colm McGrath 29.34
1983 Belvedere Bran Dermot O'Sullivan 29.65
1984 Dipmac Seamus Graham 29.15
1985 Tubbercurry Lad Charlie Faul 29.14
1986 Kyle Jack John Field 30.41
1987 Rathgallen Tady Ger McKenna 30.49
1988 Make History Johnny Quigley 30.26
1989 Manorville Magic Paddy Doran 30.53
1990 The Other Toss Matt O'Donnell 30.14
1991 Ardfert Mick Matt O'Donnell 30.19
1992 Manx Treasure Michael O'Sullivan 30.53
1993 Daleys Denis Brendan Mullan 30.30
1994 Joyful Tidings Donie O'Regan 30.35
1995 Batties Rocket Matt O'Donnell 30.19
1996 Tina Marina Seamus Graham 30.20
1997 Toms The Best Nick Savva (England) 30.09
1998 Eyeman Eddie Wade 30.09
1999 Spring Time Gerald Watson 30.00
2000 Judicial Pride Michael O'Donovan 29.68
2001 Cool Performance Sean Bourke 30.01
2002 Bypass Byway Ollie Bray 29.42 Track Record
2003 Climate Control Seamus Graham 29.71
2004 Like A Shot Owen McKenna 29.87
2005 He Said So Tim O'Donovan 29.66
2006 Razldazl Billy Dolores Ruth 29.49
2007 Tyrur Rhino Paul Hennessy 29.73
2008 Shelbourne Aston Pat Curtin 29.83
2009 College Causeway Pat Buckley 29.53
2010 Tyrur McGuigan Conor Fahy 29.41
2011 Razldazl George Dolores Ruth 30.02
2012 Skywalker Puma Frances O'Donnell
  • Harolds Cross (1928–1931, then alternate years until 1967)
  • Limerick (1939)
  • Cork (1942)
  • Shelbourne Park (1932, then alternate years until 1967)
  • Shelbourne Park (1968–1985, 525 yards)
  • Shelbourne Park (1986–present, 550 yards)

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