L – R; Sarah Kinsella (PR BoyleSports) ,Leon Blanche (Head of Communications BoyleSports) ,Dearbhla O’Brien (CEO of Greyhound Racing Ireland) and Eimhear Breen (Sponsorship Manager BoyleSports)

Twenty four top greyhounds via for the blue ribbon event tonight at Shelbourne Park to win the coveted BoylesSports sponsored greyhound derby for 2022.

The quarterfinals run over four races will see twelve qualify for the next round,the action then really startsto heats up. The main prize of €125,000 attracts the best greyhounds around.

Leon Blanche, Head of Communications for BoyleSports, said: “This is now our ninth year sponsoring the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby and it’s one we are relishing, especially with a full crowd returning to Shelbourne Park bringing back the unrivalled atmosphere so synonymous with this iconic race.

We pride ourselves on our continued commitment to Irish greyhound racing and can’t wait for what is certain to be another highly competitive battle to be crowned the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby champion.”

Tonight will see plenty of  excitement fun and drama at the ringsend venue.

As an owner and trainer you live in hope of making the next round,luck plays its part but the good ones normally come to the top.

Who will make the semis, we dont know just yet but  looking at the market ,the favourite is Coolavanny Hoffa is availble at 5/1 pitched closely with

Romeo Magic at 6/1. If your looking for a bit of value  Crafty Kokoro at 20/1 might entice a few fivers here and there .The fast finishing

lady came from last to first going away in the last round but still has to find time on the others.  You can see the full market on BoyleSports website.

The track is seeing big attendances this year at the derby and they offer great value on a night out in Dublin.

Racing starts feom 7.15 pm at the ringend venue and punters can enjoy a 13 race programme.

There is plenty of choice from the full restaurant facilities(booked out for Final Night) to fast food, teas coffees,snacks  and bars at the track.

Booking on line offers great value at €14.50 you get admission, race card and a fast food meal. There  are Tote and track bookmakers on the track for anyone fancing their luck.

Elsewhere there are nine tracks with racing tonight and Dundalk host a ten race programme starting at 7.50 pm.

The night features The Peter Burke Memorial 525 Final.

Peter was a well known greyhound enthuast in his day and his wife Doreen and family are delighed to sponsor the event in his memory.

The race  goes off at appoximately 9.17 pm tonight.

For more information visit www.griireland.ie