BoyleSports Sponsors Race Of Champions For Third Time

The Irish Greyhound Board and Kerry County Board are today delighted to announce the return of the racing spectacular Race of Champions to The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium.

Taking place on Friday 19th June at The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee, the event is now in its 7th year and will be for the third year again sponsored by BoyleSports.

The best national canine stars in the country will battle it out for the €15,000 winning prize fund. Racing from the event will also be broadcast live on RTE 2 and online on between 8.00pm – 9.00pm.

The event, thanks to the key support of bookmakers BoyleSports, and the Kerry GAA, will serve to highlight the importance of both commerce & tourism for the town. Given The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium’s links with the Rose of Tralee festival, they are also delighted to announce that the current Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, will be a guest on the final night.

John Boyle, of BoyleSports said “We are delighted to continue with our sponsorship of the Race Of Champions at The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. With the race being such a prestigious event in the Irish Greyhound calendar, there is no doubt the Race of Champions will have an abundance of class acts on show.”

He added “BoyleSports continue to support major sports in Ireland with the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby and the BoyleSports Irish Grand National two of the country’s most renowned sporting events now sponsored by Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker.”

This event serves as a major fundraiser for the Kerry GAA training fund while showcasing how the greyhound industry plays a pivotal role in the local community.

Patrick O Sullivan, Chairman of Kerry GAA said at the launch “I welcome the 7th year of this very successful fundraising venture in association with the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium Tralee and the Irish Greyhound Board. I thank BoyleSports for their generous sponsorship of the Race of Champions and I also wish to thank all the other race sponsors and contributors for their support. Clubs and the supporters have made this a night to remember in the past and I look forward to everybody having a very successful and enjoyable occasion on the 19th June”

The semi-finals of the BoyleSports Race of Champions will take place on Friday 12th June and the night itself will feature open class finals over 525, 570 & 750 distances.

Declan Dowling, General Manager of The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium said, “The Race of Champions is the highlight of our racing calendar here.

This year we are delighted to welcome back BoyleSports as the main title sponsor of what is regarded as one of the most prestigious greyhound races in the country.

Once again we will be joined by the Kerry County Board and GAA players on the night, on what is an important fundraising event for their training fund so I would ask the community to get behind them and come along for an entertaining night where we will showcase all that is great about Kerry and sport.”

The night is also being billed as a Family Fun Night with Bouncy Castle & face painting. Tickets can be purchased from all GAA Clubs and at the gate on the night and are priced at €10.00 per person. Children under 12 go free.