Fast Performance In Semi’s Sets The Pace For An Exciting Irish Derby Final

Following consistently good performances throughout the competition, Tyrur Big Mike, won his Semi-Final last Saturday night in in a 29.28, the fastest time of the competition so far.

Tyrur Big Mike, was joined in the final by Litter brother, Tyrur McGuigan, after he won the second Semi-Final for 21 year old trainer, Conor Fahy, and owner and Conor’s father, PJ Fahy.

Three of the four remaining greyhounds will offer Tipperary and Kilkenny the chance to battle it out once again, as last years winning trainer Pat Buckley, and Owen McKenna, both from Tipperary, and Kilkenny trainer Paul Hennessey will all be hoping their greyhound has what it takes to be crowned .com champion. Kildare based, Fraser Black, trains the remaining finalist, Krug Ninety Five.

The Irish Greyhound Derby Final will be broadcast live to a worldwide audience on Saturday 11th on broadcasters website ( from 9.15pm, and also online on the RTE Player from the following day. RTE Radio 1 will also be broadcasting live online on

Sky in Australia will also broadcast racing live via Tabcorps. Irish Greyhound Derby Final 9.30pm

  • 1 Tullymurry Act
    Owner: Keith Allsop, England Trainer: Pat Buckley, Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary
  • 2 Krug Ninety Five
    Owner: Laurence Blunt & M. Wakefield, England Trainer: Fraser Black, Rathangan, Co. Kildare
  • 3 Tyrur McGuigan
    Owner: PJ Fahy, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway Trainer: Conor Fahy, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway
  • 4 Tyrur Big Mike
    Owner: PJ Fahy, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway Trainer: Conor Fahy, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway
  • 5 Thurlesbeg Joker
    Owner: BAT Syndicate c/o Barry Draper, England Trainer: Owen McKenna, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
  • 6 Barefoot Bullet
    Owner: Bryan & Kathleen Murphy, Cayman Islands Trainer: Paul Hennessey, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

Video highlights will be available to view from the following day online on Talking Dogs on, on the Irish Greyhound Board Youtube Channel, and on their Facebook page

Michael Fortune also provides in-depth and up-to-date Derby coverage on Derby 2010 News & Views, a new feature on Talking Dogs.

Online viewers can also watch racing live on with a Tote account, or free from 7am the following morning in the Results page.

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