Cork woman to receive greyhound welfare award

Cork woman to receive greyhound welfare award
Bridget Murphy from Ovens is to receive a Welfare Award at the National Greyhound Racing Awards later this month, in recognition of her work with retired greyhounds.

Cork woman Bridget Murphy is to receive a Welfare Award at the National Greyhound Racing Awards later this month, in recognition of her work with retired greyhounds.

From Ovens, Bridget established the Friends of Cork Greyhounds group in 2017. This organisation promotes retired greyhounds as pets on race nights at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium and in general throughout Cork.

Bridget has also attended the Cork County Show and Cork Pet Expo with her retired greyhounds and has successfully rehomed greyhounds into family homes in the Cork and Kerry areas.

Gerard Dollard, CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board, commented: “The National Greyhound Racing Awards are a fitting way to showcase the very best that our sport has to offer, in both canine and human form. I wish to congratulate all nominees for their achievements."

"The high standard of quality across all categories is evidence of the commitment and passion that exists within the Irish greyhound sector.” 

The winners of the awards will be revealed at a special ceremony in the Killashee House Hotel in Naas on Sunday, March 24.

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