Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium today announced Connolly’s Red Mills as the new
sponsor of The Irish Greyhound Laurels 2012. Connolly’s Red Mills have signed up to sponsor
Munster’s richest greyhound event for the next three years
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Connolly’s Red Mills as the new sponsor of the Irish
Greyhound Laurels. Connolly’s Red Mills is widely recognised as the leading producer of high
performance animal feed and with over 750,000 visitors to our stadia last year it is the perfect
partnership for both the Irish Greyhound Board and Connolly’s Red Mills for this classic
greyhound event”. Commented Elizabeth Igoe, Sales Operations and Commerical Manager,
Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium.
The Irish Greyhound Laurels has been running in Cork since 1944, and the 68 th Irish Laurels
will take place at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium, with the first round on Friday 21st
September and the final scheduled for Saturday 20th October. The winner’s prize fund is set
to be €30,000 and the total prize money scheduled to be won on the night of the Laurels Final
will be €65,000.
There is also a special incentive for the ladies this year!
Curraheen Park in association with Connolly’s Red Mills is delighted to announce that there
will be a €3,000.00 bonus to the highest placed bitch in the Connolly’s Red Mills Laurels 2012.
The Connolly’s Red Mills Irish Laurels is the ideal event for our brand to be involved with. It
offers the perfect platform for us to showcase our leading brands of animal food products
at one of Ireland’s leading sporting occasions. We are delighted to be working with the Irish
Greyhound Board and look forward to the next three years. Commented Gareth Connolly,
Sales and Marketing Director at Connolly’s Red Mills.
In association with Connolly’s Red Mills Irish Laurels, Curraheen Park will also play host to the
greyhound industry’s first ever Live Forum on Monday 15th October. The Live Forum will allow
the public to send in their greyhound racing questions to a panel of leading experts including
industry experts, owners, trainers, racing managers, journalists and board members.
The Forum will be streamed live on a number of websites including the newly designed Irish
Greyhound Board website – www.igb.ie and will facilitate questions from those in attendance
and those submitting questions online. The forum will allow the many interested parties in
the greyhound industry to come together and discuss issues facing everyone concerned. The
Live Forum will be held after the Semi Finals of the Laurels and Part 1 will focus on the stake,
Part 2 will relate to the overall greyhound industry