Greyhound Racing

Sophie’s Man remains Kilkenny’s sole hope for success at the Irish Greyhound Derby

He runs from trap two in the first of Saturday’s semi-finals

Sophie’s Man remains Kilkenny’s sole hope for success, as a dozen dogs are still in with a chance of netting the Irish Greyhound Derby.

Sophie’s Man, trained by Peter Cronin in Mooncoin, won his quarter final in a time of 29.45.

He runs from trap 2 in the first of Saturday’s semi-finals.

Two semi-final races hang in the balance this Saturday at Shelbourne Park in the richest race in the Irish greyhound calendar, which boasts a prize fund of over €300,000.

The quarter final action saw some impressive performances, with Lenson Bocko, trained by Graham Holland, posting the fastest time for the second week in a row, in 29.27 seconds. Sophies Man, trained by Peter Cronin in Mooncoin, won his quarter final in a time of 29.45. He runs from trap 2 in the first of Saturday’s semi-finals.

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
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