Lynda Bonner United Kingdom (Team Member) Posts 6158 Dogs 54 / Races 8 10 Oct 2018 16:35
***Brandywell Greyhound Supporters Group AGM 2018***
Thanks to everyone who attended tonight’s AGM at the Longtower.
As Chair for the BGSG Committee I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our Committee members for their contributions since the Committee was formed.
Our Committee has a strong relationship with the Brandywell Greyhound Racing Company and Track Lotto and we would also like to thank them for their support as we all work towards common goals.
Our fundraising and sponsorship success is thanks to all the BGSG members, and our wider community of family and friends who have supported us generously throughout the year with both their time and money.
More details about tonight’s meeting will follow over the next few days/weeks (please follow us on FB: Brandywell Greyhound Supporters Group)
Lynda Bonner United Kingdom (Team Member) Posts 6158 Dogs 54 / Races 8 10 Oct 2018 16:37
Our Memberships to the Brandywell Greyhound Supporters Group are due for renewal from September 2018. Please obtain your membership (£5) from any of the Committee members at the track, or if you use PayPal you can get in touch with me via Lyndaannbonner@yahoo.co.uk Thank you all for your support last year.
Laurence Mclaughlin United Kingdom (Verified User) Posts 177 Dogs 1 / Races 31 10 Oct 2018 16:57
** Monday 15th October Racing **
Folks please note that O’Neills Dog food have kindly offered to increase the prize money of each race on Monday 15th October.
With O’Neills contribution each winner will receive £100 (subject to runners).
We would like to thank O’Neills for this additional sponsorship.
All entries to Michael McLaughlin (Racing Manager) on 07761603505.
Lynda Bonner United Kingdom (Team Member) Posts 6158 Dogs 54 / Races 8 10 Oct 2018 17:02
The Brandywell Greyhound Supporters Group (BGSG) and Mount Cashel Kennels 500 yards A5 (no backgraders) will start on 26th November 2018.
£500 will be added to the prize fund (from BGSG membership funds from 2017-2018).
The Brandywell Greyhound Racing Company have agreed to add £200 to the prize fund.
Martin Tucker will donate a free service to one of Mount Cashel Kennels sires (Track sires only. Not coursing sires. Offer expires 31st December 2019) for the competition winner. This offer is transferable to any brood bitch registered to the winning owner.
This is an ‘exclusive’ competition for those 175 members who paid BGSG membership for Sept 2017-Sept 2018 AND who are current members for 2018 - Sept 2019.
The competition will go ahead on the 26th Nov (weather permitting) as long as a minimum of 6 entries are received. All entry fees will go towards the overall prize fund.
Mount Cashel Track sires include: Ballymac Big Mike, Ela Ela Genie, Farloe Tango, Sidaz Jack, Cometwopass.
A laminated copy of last year’s members will be available at the track. I also have a list if anyone wants to double check they paid last year’s membership fee.
Lynda Bonner United Kingdom (Team Member) Posts 6158 Dogs 54 / Races 8 10 Oct 2018 17:20
Emir will be visiting the Brandywell Greyhound Track on Thursday 18th October between 7:30 - 8:30pm to present a workshop on canine chiropractics.
Emir is a Canine Chiropractor for acute injuries as well as prevention and increased performance of your greyhound. She will be doing a demo on the night including assessing and adjusting a greyhound as well as showing some home stretches and useful massage points to keep your dog running at its best
Everyone welcome. Free admission.
Lynda Bonner United Kingdom (Team Member) Posts 6158 Dogs 54 / Races 8 10 Oct 2018 17:25
“World Mental Health Day” (10th October).
Annual donation to Charity from Brandywell Greyhound Supporters Group 2018
10% of our annual membership fees* will be donated to a local Charity.
In our efforts to engage and support our local community, this year, the donation will be made to a local Mental Health Charity chosen by CloudMind under the direction of the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum. Through CloudMind these 14-15 year olds are visiting their peers in school and promoting positive mental health and the message that ‘it’s ok not to be ok’ and with support ‘we can be ok together’.
The BGSG and Committee feel this is an important message which is close to many of our hearts and we hope the donation will support CloudMind in working towards their objectives.
More details on FB at Brandywell Greyhound Supporters Group.
Lynda Bonner United Kingdom (Team Member) Posts 6158 Dogs 54 / Races 8 10 Oct 2018 22:40
Tuesday 23rd October 2018 7:30pm
Venue: Rocking Chair Bar
This is the one you’ve all been waiting for
Screening of the footage from the Opening Night at the New Era Brandywell
Entry fee £5 and proceeds will go towards the BGSG funds.
Thanks to Brendan Duffy for providing such a great venue. Should be a great night’s craic.
Laurence Mclaughlin United Kingdom (Verified User) Posts 177 Dogs 1 / Races 31 11 Oct 2018 11:37
** Trial Sessions **
Folks don't forget trial times tonight are as follows
The Deery Family 1st £300 2nd £100 3rd £60 Unplaced £30 x 3 = £550
Gartcloss Kennels 1st £120 2nd £40 3rd £15 = £175
Burma Kennels 1st £120 2nd £40 3rd £15 = £175
Up like New 1st £120 2nd £40 3rd £15 = £175
Greyhound Racers 1st £120 2nd £40 3rd £15 = £175
Entries Required Please contact Michael McLaughlin (Racing Manager) on 07761603505
Lynda Bonner United Kingdom (Team Member) Posts 6158 Dogs 54 / Races 8 06 Jan 2019 19:45
First race meeting of 2019 Monday 7th January
There’s a competitive 8 race programme featuring 2 semi-finals of the Red Shilling Memorial Cup over 745 for Monday evening’s first race meeting of 2019. This event is very kindly sponsored by Marcus Tong and Madeleine Ellis.
The meeting will also feature the Awards for our top performers of 2018.
The BGSG (Brandywell Greyhound Supporters Group) will be adding £30 to each race at meeting from the funds raised at the DVD showing of the Opening Nights racing at the Rocking Chair Bar. Thank you to everyone who came along or gave a donation.
Please consider paying your £5 annual membership to support the work of the BGSG. Thank you
Jim Erskine United Kingdom (Verified User) Posts 88 Dogs 0 / Races 0 15 Jan 2019 20:04
Lynda,glad to see brandywell going great guns, would it be possible to post, unofficial and official trial times please,don't want to be going up and missing them, yours in sport
Kevin Canning Ireland (Verified User) Posts 159 Dogs 1 / Races 0 15 Jan 2019 22:28
Trials are on a Thursday night start around half 6 til half 8 is private trials and half 8 the grading trials starts then there’s also trials on Saturday morning from 10-12 and grading trials on a Monday night after racing
Laurence Mclaughlin United Kingdom (Verified User) Posts 177 Dogs 1 / Races 31 16 Jan 2019 06:05
* Thursday Trial Sessions *
• Schooling Trials - 7pm to 8.15pm
• Qualifying Trials - 8.15 pm
Saturday Morning Trials
10am to 12
* Entries Required for Racing
* Racing Manager 07761603505
Jim Erskine United Kingdom (Verified User) Posts 88 Dogs 0 / Races 0 16 Jan 2019 08:07