Category Archives: Greyhounds

The late John Curtin, Sandville, Castleisland

The late John Curtin, Sandville, Castleisland

The death has occurred of John Curtin, (79) Sandville, Castleisland, Co. Kerry on July 14th 2018. Peacefully, after a short illness at Cork University Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Betty and brother of the late Mick (Sonny) and Ann. Sadly missed by his loving sons: Michael, Derry, Shane and Kevin, sisters Mary, Agnes, Teresa… Read more…

Silent Whisper Leaves Followers Roaring in Clonmel

It’s only a short couple of years ago since Clonmel hero, Coolavanny Bingo and his handlers were given pride of place at the head of the 2016 Castleisland St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He was accompanied through the town that day by owner, Noel Browne and his trainer, Eddie Mahony and his son Pat. This was… Read more…

Shelbourne Park Re-Opening is Good News for ‘Doggy’ Industry – Deputy Brassil

Shelbourne Park Re-Opening is Good News for ‘Doggy’ Industry – Deputy Brassil

Kerry Fianna Fáil TD, John Brassil has said that the end of the long running greyhound dispute, and picket in Dublin, should be taken as an opportunity for the national greyhound industry to come together and plan for growth and renewal. “First of all, I want to thank those who engaged in picketing Shelbourne Park… Read more…

Expert Advice, Trade Stands and Discussions at Browne’s Open Day

Expert Advice, Trade Stands and Discussions at Browne’s Open Day

The roads of Munster and probably beyond will lead to Browne’s Open Day on this Wednesday, May 10th from 10:30am to 5pm. Past masters at catering for huge gatherings of this nature, Browne’s Home, Agri and Builders’ Providers draw people from well beyond that which should be their natural or commercial boundaries. Roll Call of… Read more…

Castleisland Coursing Club All Set for The Off at Cahill Park

Castleisland Coursing Club All Set for The Off at Cahill Park

 Castleisland Coursing Club will hold its 57th annual meeting over this coming weekend at Cahill Park, Tullig on Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th, and Monday 31st October. Action will start on the three days at 11am. “The Island Cup is the feature event with top class dogs coming to the famous Castleisland meeting. Ones to watch… Read more…

Noel Browne Overwhelmed by Civic Reception

Noel Browne Overwhelmed by Civic Reception

After Coolavanny Bingo won the National Coursing Derby in Powerstown Park in Clonmel last February, newspapers compared its significance to the best Kerry football had ever achieved in its long association with Croke Park glory. ‘Bingo’ showed all the attributes of a true champion most notably speed, stamina and a willingness to win – according… Read more…

Radio Kerry and Randles Bros Invite Votes for Local Sports Stars

Radio Kerry and Randles Bros Invite Votes for Local Sports Stars

Radio Kerry and Randles Bros have just issued invitations to listeners to vote for their Kerry Sports Star of the Month. Radio Kerry launched the Kerry Sports Awards in 2014 with the support of sponsor Randles Bros, main Nissan dealers for Kerry located at Manor West, Tralee and Muckross Road, Killarney. A New Departure Up… Read more…

When Talk Goes to The Dogs in Castleisland

When Talk Goes to The Dogs in Castleisland

When talk goes to the dogs in the Castleisland area, the names of notable trainers and of their famous charges roll off the tongues of the initiated. They’re called ‘Doggy Men’ here and you’ll hear the names of : Michael ‘Mickey’ Murphy, Timmy Nolan, Noel Browne, Tomo Burke, Bobby O’Connell, John Curtin, Paddy Begley, Mossie… Read more…

The late Mike Reidy, Knockachur and Tipperary Town

The late Mike Reidy, Knockachur and Tipperary Town

The death has occurred of Michael (Mike) Reidy, Knochachur, Knocknagoshel and Tipperary Town. Michael (Mike) Reidy, Knockachur, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry and Tipperary Town – where he was known with affection as ‘Castleisland Mick.’ On January 31st 2016, suddenly at his residence. Sadly missed by his loving brother Willie, sisters Nora, Margaret, Kathleen and Minnie, brother-in-law,… Read more…

The late Bob O’Sullivan, Tullig and Laccabawn, Castleisland

The late Bob O’Sullivan, Tullig and Laccabawn, Castleisland

The late Bob O’Sullivan (63) was well known as a member of staff at McElligott’s for years and more recently at Tomo Burke Electrical. Originally from Laccabawn, Bob’s pursuits were almost all outdoors. Hunting, fishing and shooting, horses and dogs were his hobbies. Cards and the couple of pints with friends were also high on… Read more…

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Category Archives: Greyhounds

The late John Curtin, Sandville, Castleisland

The late John Curtin, Sandville, Castleisland

The death has occurred of John Curtin, (79) Sandville, Castleisland, Co. Kerry on July 14th 2018. Peacefully, after a short illness at Cork University Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Betty and brother of the late Mick (Sonny) and Ann. Sadly missed by his loving sons: Michael, Derry, Shane and Kevin, sisters Mary, Agnes, Teresa… Read more…

Silent Whisper Leaves Followers Roaring in Clonmel

It’s only a short couple of years ago since Clonmel hero, Coolavanny Bingo and his handlers were given pride of place at the head of the 2016 Castleisland St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He was accompanied through the town that day by owner, Noel Browne and his trainer, Eddie Mahony and his son Pat. This was… Read more…

Shelbourne Park Re-Opening is Good News for ‘Doggy’ Industry – Deputy Brassil

Shelbourne Park Re-Opening is Good News for ‘Doggy’ Industry – Deputy Brassil

Kerry Fianna Fáil TD, John Brassil has said that the end of the long running greyhound dispute, and picket in Dublin, should be taken as an opportunity for the national greyhound industry to come together and plan for growth and renewal. “First of all, I want to thank those who engaged in picketing Shelbourne Park… Read more…

Expert Advice, Trade Stands and Discussions at Browne’s Open Day

Expert Advice, Trade Stands and Discussions at Browne’s Open Day

The roads of Munster and probably beyond will lead to Browne’s Open Day on this Wednesday, May 10th from 10:30am to 5pm. Past masters at catering for huge gatherings of this nature, Browne’s Home, Agri and Builders’ Providers draw people from well beyond that which should be their natural or commercial boundaries. Roll Call of… Read more…

Castleisland Coursing Club All Set for The Off at Cahill Park

Castleisland Coursing Club All Set for The Off at Cahill Park

 Castleisland Coursing Club will hold its 57th annual meeting over this coming weekend at Cahill Park, Tullig on Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th, and Monday 31st October. Action will start on the three days at 11am. “The Island Cup is the feature event with top class dogs coming to the famous Castleisland meeting. Ones to watch… Read more…

Noel Browne Overwhelmed by Civic Reception

Noel Browne Overwhelmed by Civic Reception

After Coolavanny Bingo won the National Coursing Derby in Powerstown Park in Clonmel last February, newspapers compared its significance to the best Kerry football had ever achieved in its long association with Croke Park glory. ‘Bingo’ showed all the attributes of a true champion most notably speed, stamina and a willingness to win – according… Read more…

Radio Kerry and Randles Bros Invite Votes for Local Sports Stars

Radio Kerry and Randles Bros Invite Votes for Local Sports Stars

Radio Kerry and Randles Bros have just issued invitations to listeners to vote for their Kerry Sports Star of the Month. Radio Kerry launched the Kerry Sports Awards in 2014 with the support of sponsor Randles Bros, main Nissan dealers for Kerry located at Manor West, Tralee and Muckross Road, Killarney. A New Departure Up… Read more…

When Talk Goes to The Dogs in Castleisland

When Talk Goes to The Dogs in Castleisland

When talk goes to the dogs in the Castleisland area, the names of notable trainers and of their famous charges roll off the tongues of the initiated. They’re called ‘Doggy Men’ here and you’ll hear the names of : Michael ‘Mickey’ Murphy, Timmy Nolan, Noel Browne, Tomo Burke, Bobby O’Connell, John Curtin, Paddy Begley, Mossie… Read more…

The late Mike Reidy, Knockachur and Tipperary Town

The late Mike Reidy, Knockachur and Tipperary Town

The death has occurred of Michael (Mike) Reidy, Knochachur, Knocknagoshel and Tipperary Town. Michael (Mike) Reidy, Knockachur, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry and Tipperary Town – where he was known with affection as ‘Castleisland Mick.’ On January 31st 2016, suddenly at his residence. Sadly missed by his loving brother Willie, sisters Nora, Margaret, Kathleen and Minnie, brother-in-law,… Read more…

The late Bob O’Sullivan, Tullig and Laccabawn, Castleisland

The late Bob O’Sullivan, Tullig and Laccabawn, Castleisland

The late Bob O’Sullivan (63) was well known as a member of staff at McElligott’s for years and more recently at Tomo Burke Electrical. Originally from Laccabawn, Bob’s pursuits were almost all outdoors. Hunting, fishing and shooting, horses and dogs were his hobbies. Cards and the couple of pints with friends were also high on… Read more…

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