The 89th National Coursing Meeting will take place at Powerstown Park, Clonmel, Co Tipperary on Saturday, Sunday, Monday 1st 2nd and 3rd February.
Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural weekend dates, the Irish Coursing Club decided to continue with same.
They were particularly delighted to see so many families and students attending the 2013 meeting.
With over €200,000 in prize money this is the most eagerly awaited event in the coursing calendar.
The top honours in 2013 went to Thomas The Tank owned by the Lennon family from Kilkenny and Smart Ali owned by the White family from Limerick.
Tickets for the 2014 National Coursing Meeting are now available to buy on-line at www.irishcoursingclub.ie but may also be purchased on the day.
Coursing at Powerstown Park gets underway on each of the three days at 11.30am.
CLONMEL ALL SET FOR A REAL FESTIVAL
It’s going to be quite a gathering at Clonmel with major greyhound activity taking place from Friday right through to Tuesday.
Racing will be staged at Clonmel Track each night from Friday through to Monday with Sunday’s card the big highlight as it includes no fewer than six finals. These include the Red Mills Open Unraced, the Greyhound & Petworld Open 790 and the Christys Bolt Open Bitch Stake.
There will be four finals on Saturday night and another five finals on the Monday night.
There will be guaranteed Trio Pools on all races at Sunday’s big meeting at Clonmel.
All races with six runners will be guaranteed to €1,000 while the pool for the final of the Red Mills Unraced with be guaranteed to €2,000.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 (8pm)
Semi-Finals of Mallogs Kennels A1 525 Stake
Semi-Finals of Quirkes Jewellers A3 525 Stake
Semi-Finals of S1 / S3 300 Stake
Semi-Finals of A5/A6 525 Guys & Dolls Stake
Semi-Finals of A4 550 Stake
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (7.30pm)
Final of Red Mills/T.S.C. Unraced Plate
Final of Park Hotel A2 550 Stake
Final of Hotel Minella A4 Bitch 525 Stake
Final of A8/A9 525 Stake
Semi-Finals of A2 525 Stake
Semi-Finals of A3 550 Stake
Semi-Finals of D2 / D4 790 Stake
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (7.30pm)
Final of Red Mills/T.S.C. Open Unraced Stake
Final of Christys Bolt Open 790 Stake
Final of Broadway Pet Foods Open Bitch Stake
Final of Sporting Press A1 550 Stake
Final of Suirview Kennels A2/A3 525 Stake
Final of A6/A7 525 Stake
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (7.30pm)
Final of Mallogs Kennels A1 525 Stake
Final of Quirkes Jewellers A3 525 Stake
Final of S1 / S3 300 Stake
Final of A5/A6 Guys & Dolls Stake
Final of A4 550 Stake
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 (9AM) SALES AT THURLES TRACK
The action will then turn toThurles track on Tuesday morning for the Sales and there is a top class catalogue on offer.
Billy O’Dwyer has been in touch to assure buyers who are travelling over for the National Meeting that kennelling and transport can be organised for any dogs purchased at the Sales.