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LEINSTER LEADER OF APRIL 1959 REPORTS ON TERRIER-RACING IN KILCULLEN

Leinster Leader 11th April 1959
 
 
TERRIER-RACING IN KILCULLEN
 
For the first time, terrier-racing, so popular in certain parts of Munster, is to be introduced in Leinster. May 3rd is the official “off” day, when Kilcullen Boxing Club will sponsor a series of Sunday afternoon races to be held on a course quite near the town.
[The] Idea behind the plan is the raising of funds for the building of a new athletic club premises in the town. The site for the club has been cleared.
Trials have already been held on the course, appropriately named “Mongrel Park”. The response from dog owners has been very heartening. [The] Man behind the project, Mr. J.J. Byrne, jun., states that there are plenty of runners available and that main problem is to get them to chase the quarry, a stuffed hare-skin.
 
GRADING ENTERIES
The racing is open to all dogs other than greyhounds and whippets. Dogs will be classed on height to shoulder and will do timed trials for the purposes of grading.
Races will be over 100 yards (straight for the bigger dogs and 80 yards for smaller animals. Prizes will range from £2 for a race up to £10 for a stake event.
The sport has proved extremely popular in West Cork and Limerick, where meetings attracts large crowds. Kilcullen, being centre of a large sporting area, should be an ideal location for the introduction of the racing in Leinster.
[Spelling and grammar retained as original]
 

The Leinster Leader of 11th April 1959 reports on terrier - racing introduced in Kilcullen for the first time to raise funds for the building of a new athletic club premises in the town.


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