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Tina Mc Grane
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The semi finals of the William Winters Memorial A5 takes place on Friday. With 2000 to the winner of the final everyone will be hoping to qualify!
Semi 1:
T1; Kilpipe Princess
T2: Bangkok
T3: Droopys Awe
T4: Creevy Mike
T5: Peteles Queen
T6: Bective Zita
Semi 2:
T1: Tontos Choice
T2: Coolronan Oreo
T3: Laughill Abbey
T4: Marians Boy
T5: Boynepark King
T6: Springwell Joey


Steve Dawes
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Hi Tina, have you got the results for the semis please? They are not on the IGB website.


Tina Mc Grane
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04 May 2018 08:50


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Tonight at Longford we have the Final of the William Winters Memorial A5 stake kindly sponsored by the Winters and Ryan family. With 2000 to the winner it will be a great race. There will be ceili music in the bar before racing and everyone is welcome.
T1 Tontos Choice
T2 Creevy Mike
T3 Boynepark King
T4 Droopys Awe
T5 Springwell Nick
T6 Springwell Joey




Tina Mc Grane
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2018 Longford Greyhound Derby
Starts June 8th
For 48 Greyhounds @ 50 each

Longford 570 Night
Monday May 28th
For all grades over 570 yards
Also the 2017 awards will take place in which presentations will be made to the winners

Longford Veterans Night
Monday June 4th
For all grades of dogs over 4 years of age
To be run over 330 yards

Longford Bitch Night
Monday June 18th
For All grades of Bitches over 525


Tina Mc Grane
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07 May 2018 08:03


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Early racing at the track this evening... First race at 5 pm. Weigh in 4-4.30


Tina Mc Grane
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12 May 2018 16:46


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There will be no racing at Longford this Monday night.


Tina Mc Grane
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22 May 2018 11:01


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* NEWSFLASH!*
Longford are pleased to announce that the Longford Derby 2018 will now be worth 10.000 to the winner! It is being kindly sponsored by track Landlord Howard Wallace and trainer Francis Murray. The Showpiece event at Longford will start on June 8th and is for 48 A1 Greyhounds over 550 yards @ 75 each. The prize for second and third has also been generously enhanced . Longford are looking forward to a top class entry and would like to thank Howard and Francis for making it possible. Entries are now been taken by Paddy

Also Veterans Night at Longford will take place on Monday June 4th for all grades of greyhound over 4 year old . All races on the night will take place over 330 yards .


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28 May 2018 18:35


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Longford Track Supporters Club will hold their AGM at the track on Wednesday 30th May at 7pm sharp. All welcome


Tina Mc Grane
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04 Jun 2018 06:44


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We have our Veterans Night tonight ! Please note ... FIRST RACE 5 pm!


Tina Mc Grane
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09 Jun 2018 20:40


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Longford Bitch Night
Monday June 18th
For all grades of bitches over 525
Entries to Paddy asap


Tina Mc Grane
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11 Jun 2018 11:10


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There will only be a limited number of trials at the track this evening


Tina Mc Grane
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14 Jun 2018 16:33


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Busy weekend ahead for Longford!
The Longford Derby 2nd round will take place on Friday night (which is now down to 24 runners) . After a lot of runners had their first look last week a few big runs are to be expected. In the first heat Cabra Twister will be expected to go well, while in the 2nd heat Away Jet and Cabra Hurricane should contest it closely. The 3rd heat will see the fastest round one winner Budgie Marbh take his chances and in the 4th round it looks like Elusive heights could take beating.
Monday night at Longford will be a follow on from the latest special event nights . After already having a 9 race card of 805 races in March, the Last couple of weeks have seen a 570 yrds night in which 11 races went to post. There was also a Veterans night in which 5 races were contested. This weekend sees an 11 race all Bitch Night on Monday . The entries for this night were so plentiful that 3 additional races are on this Fridays card. 14 all bitch races in total will be ran this weekend!


Jeannette Mackenzie
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16 Jun 2018 00:33


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Well done Longford and well done Paddy!
I have two ladies racing and one sub - looking forward to a 'girls night out' its great when the lighter built bitches get a chance to run against their own


Tina Mc Grane
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21 Jun 2018 07:02


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The death has occurred of William Jordan (9 Legion Terrace, Longford), brother of Paddy Jordan.
Funeral will take place on Friday at 11 am at St. Joseph's Hospital Church, Dublin Road, Longford. Burial afterwards at Ballymacormac Cemetery.
Rest in peace


Tina Mc Grane
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It is with great sadness that due to the current financial situation at Longford the track will be racing One night only in July.
The dates Longford will be running are Monday July 2nd, Friday July 6th, and Monday the 16th,23rd and 30th.
Please note that due to the large pool size in Longford we are asking people to enter there dogs with at least 3 weeks left on the card dog enter with less cannot be guaranteed a race . Many Thanks


David Crawford
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22 Jun 2018 11:21


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Something wrong somewhere. Longford has the biggest pool of dogs,we are told there are plenty of voluntary/charity workers so very little in the line of wages, basic overheads same as any other track, receives 25,000 in donations, gets the same grant as all other tracks. Seems to me in the 79 years this track has been open it never had a financial problem or ever looked for help financially until it changed ownership 4 years ago. How do all the other small tracks manage without donations and a very small pool of dogs to play with?


Tina Mc Grane
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David. It is the same tenant company running the stadium today as has been for some 18 years now. The change of the stadium ownership you refer to was only a change of landlord. The stadium property owner since his purchase a little over 3 years ago has not charged us any rent in that period of time. The simple fact is that Longford, like other country tracks in Ireland has seen a dramatic fall in attendances in the last couple of years in particular. We are hopeful that operating one race night per week, as is also the case now at Thurles, will help us to maintain greyhound racing at Longford.




Martin Tucker
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What does a pool of dogs mean to the day to day running costs of a track ?

That is a very pool assessment of what's going on in Longford. Private trials and the few paying to come in on racenights is short of what is required to run the place on top of what funding it receives.

It's a shame, but the price of a good dog every year, would help keep the place afloat.

There are a lot of owners and trainers out there, we all know who they are, that should take a look at themselves regarding the survival of Longford.

A survey was done and over 130 owners/trainers that raced in Longford last year failed to answer the call and didn't contribute to the 'Fighting Fund'.

The names missing off the Public list made available was very disappointing. However, the names of all those that did contribute, some who had no connection with Longford, gives hope for the future.

The sad thing is, it will be the same folk that will come up trumps again and try to keep the place up and running for those that dont contribute anything.


David Crawford
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A track with a large pool of dogs should make igb sit up and take note. They should be doing more financially to keep the track open, because a large pool of dogs indicates to me that everyone wants to run their dogs at that track. Why they want to makes sense because it's the safest track in all of Ireland. As for the ones that refrain from donating that makes sense also as I've never seen them buy as much as a cup of tea. Probably never go to chapel on a Sunday incase they would have to put a euro on the plate. But they will use the track to school their dogs and enter all the big stakes with a chance of financial gain for themselves. Jmo all stakes should be confined to track supporters. Just to reiterate, there wouldn't be any sense in keeping a track open that didn't have a large pool of dogs.



Martin Tucker
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The IGB want the dogs to go to Shelbourne not Longford !

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