It’s fair to say that Limerick Greyhound Stadium PRO Joe Sheahan is looking forward to the final of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial tonight.
With €160,00 worth of prize money being handed out over the course of the competition, the event is the richest puppy race in the world.
Sheahan says that tonight’s action is something that greyhound racing fans all around the country will be looking forward to.
“It’s one of the most open finals that we have ever had and there are some seriously top dogs on show tonight,” said Sheahan.
He was also complimentary of Talking Dogs TV which has provided access to the sport for people in a time when attending events is not an option.
He said: “It has been a wonderful initiative and has allowed people to watch the races at a very tough time when we are not allowed to have any crowds. It’s great that it is so accessible, and that people can get involved in some way.”
Sheahan has tipped ‘Sing Along Sally’ for the entirety of the event, but he is worried that the trap that she is in tonight may be an issue.
“’Sing along Sally’ is in trap 4 tonight and it could be tough because she’ll be going straight for the rails meaning trap 4 won’t suit her. Her trainer Pat Buckley has won this three-years-in-a-row and will be in with a shout tonight, but it will be difficult.”