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OFFICIAL OPENING Thursday 19th April marks the return of racing at Derry track. Racing commences at 8pm. We look forward to seeing you all. All entries should be passed to Michael McLaughlin (Racing manager) on 07761603505.
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Tony Gallagher
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Hi Daniel,

Thank you for supporting Greyhound-Data.

It's great to hear that the new track is nearing completion and from all of us at Greyhound-Data we wish you and your team every success.



Laurence Mclaughlin
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Folks, please note we plan to hold private schooling trials on the following dates

Monday 19th February 5pm to 7pm

Thursday 22nd February 6pm to 8pm

Saturday 24th February 9.30am to 11.30am

No booking required. (Please share)





Laurence Mclaughlin
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Folks,

Please note, due to the weather forecast there will be no private trials tomorrow Monday 26th.

We hope to resume on

Thursday 1st March 6 - 8
Saturday 3rd March 9.30 - 11.30

We plan to hold qualifying trials on

Monday 5th March.

Weather permitting... (Please share)



Laurence Mclaughlin
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04 Mar 2018 15:12


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Folks,

Please note we intend on holding a session of private schooling trials on Monday 5th March from 6-8.

(weather permitting, please call in advance before traveling)



Laurence Mclaughlin
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06 Mar 2018 10:05


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Folks,

Please note, we plan to hold a session of trials on Thursday 8th March from

6 - 7 private schooling trials
7 - 8 public qualifying trials

(A racing muzzle & jacket is required for qualifying trials)

Martin McLaughlin (ICC control Stewart) will be at the track from 6 to mark dogs.

Please share.



Laurence Mclaughlin
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** PRIVATE SCHOOLING TRIALS **

Saturday 10th March from 9.30 - 11.30.

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Laurence Mclaughlin
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Folks,

We plan to hold a session of private schooling trials tomorrow 13th March from 6-8.

(Please share)



Laurence Mclaughlin
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Folks,

Please see the following list of trial dates at Derry track.

Thursday 15th March

6-7 private schooling trials
7-8 public qualifying trials

Weigh in from 6.45, all dogs must have racing muzzle & cover.

Saturday 17th March

9.30-11.30 private schooling trials.



Laurence Mclaughlin
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** Please note **

We will be holding a session of private schooling trials on

Saturday 17th March from 9.30 - 11.30

There will be no trials on Monday 19th March, Derry City & Strabane District Council have closed stadium due to the bank holiday.

We will post an update when we finalise further test dates.



Laurence Mclaughlin
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19 Mar 2018 14:03


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Folks,

we will be testing at the track on the following dates

Tuesday 20th March 6 - 8 schooling trials

Thursday 22nd March 6 - 7 schooling trials
7 - 8 qualifying trials

Saturday 24th March 9.30 - 11.30 schooling trials



Laurence Mclaughlin
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28 Mar 2018 18:06


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Folks we will be holding private and public trials on Thursday 29th March. Private trials 6 to 7pm public trials 7 to 8pm weigh in at 6.45pm

We will also be holding private trials on Easter Saturday 9am to 11am.



Laurence Mclaughlin
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** please note**

There will be no schooling trials at Derry tonight.

Trials this week will be held on the following days

Tuesday 3rd April 6 - 8 (schooling trials)

Thursday 5th April 6 - 7 (schooling trials)
7 - 8 (qualifying trials)

Saturday 7th April 10 - 12 (schooling trials)



Laurence Mclaughlin
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Please note

Schooling trials for tonight have been cancelled.

The next trial session will be on Thursday 5th April.

Please share.



Laurence Mclaughlin
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08 Apr 2018 15:24


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** Please note **

After our 16 month relocation, we plan to hold our first official race meeting on 19th April 2018.

This momentous occasion makes all the hard work and perseverance of the greyhound community worth while.

The culture & heritage of racing will live on for many more years to come.

Could all those wishing to enter dogs please contact Michael McLaughlin (racing manager) on 07761603505.



Laurence Mclaughlin
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09 Apr 2018 15:31


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Folks,

Trials this week will be held on

Monday 9th April 6-7 schooling trials & 7-8 qualifying trials.

Thursday 12th April 6-7 schooling trials & 7-8 qualifying trials.

Saturday 14th April 10-12 schooling trials.



Lynda Bonner
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The first race meeting on Thursday is a special moment in Brandywell’s history. You wouldn’t want to miss it. :-)



Laurence Mclaughlin
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** OFFICIAL OPENING **

Thursday 19th April marks the return of racing at Derry track.

Racing commences at 8pm, we look forward to seeing you all.

All entries should be passed to Michael McLaughlin (Racing manager) on 07761603505.

Please note there will be no trials at the track this week.



Lynda Bonner
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A GREAT NIGHT AS DERRY’S NEW BRANDYWELL OPENS FOR RACING
Michael Fortune

It is a night that many people thought would never arrive! Sixteen months ago when the old Brandywell Track in Derry closed there were genuine fears that the northern city would never see greyhound racing again.

Following on from the defunct tracks Celtic Park, Dunmore Stadium and Dungannon’s Oaks Park it looked another nail in Northern Ireland’s greyhound racing. But thankfully there were enough people who felt it could re-open and thanks to the Derry City and Strabane Councils the dream will materialise this evening at 8pm when the first race will go off at the brand new Brandywell.

It is a very special occasion and racing manager Michael McLaughlin yesterday said, “There has been greyhound racing in Derry since 1932 and the track was first licenced in August 1947. It was a very sad occasion when the venue closed late in 2016 and many people felt that greyhounds would never run again in Derry”.

The old Brandywell Track closed in November 2016 and the new circuit has been built on the adjacent Brandywell Showgrounds.

Speaking yesterday, McLaughlin said, “We are ready to go and we have had a very good response. Racing traditionally took place on Mondays and Thursdays in Derry but due to the scarcity of dogs at the moment we will race on Mondays only for the early weeks or months. If the pool of dogs picks up we will then revert to the Monday and Thursday schedule”.

Northern folk are big in sprint racing and as a result tonight’s card will feature five races over the 300 yards distance and the remaining five over the 500 yard trip. The prizemoney for each race will be £150 for the winner, £50 for the second and £20 for the third.

EARLY GUIDE

Tonight’s ten-race programme will be split equally between 300 yard and 500 yard races and we will get an early guide as to how the track is racing.

Running in the fifth race is Proven Loyalty which is owned by Seamus McCloskey and last Friday week clocked 28.69 at Limerick.

As was the situation with the old Brandywell, the racecard will not have the runners in their draw order as the trap draw will only be made after the weigh-in. McLaughlin says, “I believe that this system cuts down on the number of absentees with owners not knowing their trap until the dog is weighed-in”.

Lynda Bonner has been promoting Derry track virtually on a daily basis on social media ever since the old track closed. A leading driving force in the Brandywell Supporters Club she announced yesterday that “All race winners at the first meeting will receive an engraved bottle of sand from the old track (only eleven exist) as the old era meets the new era. We have one spare in case of a dead heat! If there is no dead-heat we may auction it to the highest bidder.

“Funds will go towards the BGRC. Race winners will also receive a unique commemorative race jacket compliments of the BGRC. In addition 50 limited edition rosettes will be on sale at £5 each”.

Last word, though, to Michael McLaughlin who says, “Our facilities are limited but we are erecting a small marquee in which the bar will be situated and there will be free food for people during the night”. Let’s hope they have a great opening night.

Pictured at the official opening of the new Brandywell Greyhound Stadium were (L - R) Gerard Dollard CEO Irish Greyhound Board; DJ Histon CEO Irish Coursing Club; Charlie McDaid Brandywell Greyhound Track; Michael McLoughlin Brandywell Greyhound Track and Martin McLoughlin, ICC Steward at Brandywell Greyhound Track.

Copied from Talking Dogs written by Michael Fortune


Sean Conway
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Great to see Stephan Daly sponsoring the first race in Derry tonight this man is a great lover of the game as he’s bred reared and trained some of the fastest dogs in Ireland, better known as the quiet man


P J Hughes
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Well said Sean.What age were you on the 26/10/1990 when he owned and
trained the coveted Dan Mc Cann 500 winner Bridies Fawn from the famous DALYS GOLD line.He done a lap of honour at the Brandywell that night.

Is it any wonder that Ger Dollard,Phil Meaney and Billy O Dwyer

want him in the Classic winners photographs in Shelbourne,Limerick etc.It must pay to be quiet.

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