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Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake 2021 to start out on March 27

Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake 2021 to start on March 27

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Limerick Greyhound Stadium is busy getting ready to graduate from the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake 2021, with a complete prize fund of over €150,000.

The occasion, which might be hosted behind closed doorways and historically would contain 1000’s GAA greyhound racing and Limerick GAA followers, is to go forward this yr with a digital assist program of occasions.

The 2021 competitors will formally begin on Saturday 27th March.

Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake 2021
Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake Ultimate JP McManus talking to William Hyslop, Proprietor of Toolmaker Josie who gained the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake Ultimate at Limerick Greyhound Stadium Image Brendan Gleeson

Ger Dollard, CEO of Greyhound Racing Eire, mentioned,

“This yr it’s a case of us being versatile and in a position to adapt to the federal government restrictions in place at any given time.  We firstly want to thank JP & Noreen McManus on their continued assist of Limerick Greyhound Stadium and this occasion has rapidly turn out to be one of many high occasions nationwide for greyhound house owners and trainers alike.

“Whereas we race behind closed doorways, below stringent protocols, we all know how a lot Limerick GAA golf equipment sit up for the Con & Annie Kirby Juvenile and we have been decided to discover a answer to make sure their engagement.  The group at the side of Limerick GAA have reshaped the occasion to incorporate digital participation for every Saturday evening”.

So how precisely is the digital factor going to work?  As per earlier years, every part of membership might be requested to register their curiosity prematurely, and everyone might be assigned one of many 70 plus greyhounds that can be entered within the Basic occasion.  Because the greyhound progresses within the competitors, so does the nominating membership.  Every membership is in an opportunity to share in a €20,000 prize-fund (with a powerful €10,000 to the profitable membership).

People and golf equipment might be requested to submit movies and photos of occasions featured within the authentic occasion itinerary.  Particulars might be posted on the Limerick Greyhound Stadium website, in addition to its Twitter, Fb, and Instagram accounts utilizing the #Kirby2021 hashtag.  Golf equipment will obtain extra particulars by e-mail a subsequent week.  Limerick Greyhound Stadium will collectively deliver a judging panel to determine winners every week and a compilation video that includes the occasion’s highlights.  Over the course of the five-week schedule, totally different exercise challenges might be launched and can embody:

  • Digital Trophy Parade
  • Colouring Competitors
  • Banner Parade
  • Puc & Cic Fada

This yr Limerick Greyhound Stadium has launched its Digital Fundraising package deal with the Con & Annie Kirby and Limerick GAA in thoughts.  The idea relies on “bringing the membership spirit on to the house” and is now accessible for any member wishing to lift funds safely, whereas becoming a member of in on the Con & Annie Kirby buzz!

John Cregan, Chairman of Limerick GAA, mentioned,

“We’re delighted that The Con & Annie Kirby might be hosted once more in 2021 because it affords the taking part golf equipment a novel alternative to not solely associate with Limerick Greyhound Stadium, however to probably share within the €20,000 finalists prize-fund.  Our honest because of JP & Noreen McManus for creating an occasion that engages and helps the grass-roots of our sport.”


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