Live Greyhound racing returns to Dublin tonight at Shelbourne Park following the ending of a bitter dispute within the sport that had shut down racing in the Capital since February.
Shelbourne Park Stadium will now race four nights a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
A complimentary shuttle bus by Dublin Coach will be leaving at 7.15PM from Harold’s Cross and return 15 minutes after the final race at Shelbourne for an introductory period on Tuesday and Friday nights. A similar shuttle will operate from Burgh Quay at 7PM to Shelbourne Park every Friday and Saturday night.
“I look forward to welcoming our patrons to Shelbourne Park as we will now be offering live racing four nights a week,” said Patrick Flynn, General Manager at Shelbourne Park.
“We have seen strong interest in recent days so I would advise customers to book early. The shuttle bus would not be possible were it not for our successful partnership with Dublin Coach which we will seek to build on into the future.”
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“Dublin Coach are delighted to resume our complimentary shuttle from Dublin city center to Shelbourne Park for customers every Friday and Saturday night with immediate effect this weekend.”
We also offer complimentary admission for all Dublin Coach, Quickpark and Cityscape ticket holders at every IGB track due to our on-going five year transport partnership and look forward to a busy summer ahead for all involved.’’
“I believe this marks a new beginning for greyhound racing in Ireland,” said Interim CEO of the irish Greyhound Board Dr Sean Brady.
“Once the sale of Harold’s Cross is concluded, a bright future free from crippling debt is within sight for our industry. For the first time in years, we can consider increasing prize money, investing in more marketing and upgrading our stadiums.”
“I wish to extend my thanks to the Dublin Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association for their cooperation in settling this dispute.”
“The greyhound industry can only ever be successful if we are united together as one team. True to a commitment I made previously, the IGB will host a National Greyhound Consultative Forum within the next 30 days to seek feedback and engagement as to how our industry can move forward together.”
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