Monday 14th June:
It’s warm but not as bad as yesterday so the main job is trialling in Shelbourne Park we are only taking a hand full, we need food for pups all our waste away. On the British Performance of the week in the Greyhound Star we have Rails McCoy at Henlow. We have two left in the derby Coney Wonderland and Swift Cope.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE ONE RUNNER CHURCHILL HOLLY AT NOTTINGHAM TONIGHT.
Tuesday 15th June:
Dry and a bit cooler thank goodness. We have updated our website on the dog for sale page, we needed trip to the vets and we will probably hunt and gallop as always there is supplies to collect.
Wednesday 16th June:
We are doing the journal at 1.3o on Wednesday afternoon as it’s been a very busy morning. We had hounds that are sold going to the UK with Ross Myles I had to go to the vets in Cashel with four hounds to get ready to go to their retirement homes, we needed supplies I need parts for the van. At the kennels we have been injecting pups tidy in the garages up and the freezer, we couldn’t hunt or gallop as we had rain.
Thursday 17th June:
As we the journal at 8am its another nice morning and we have been preparing dogs for schooling and galloping from 5am this morning. We need fish so someone has to go to Killybegs today, we need our waste away, foods for pups from the supermarket, more parts for the 151 van and we also have dog food coming from O’Neills so a very busy day.
Friday 18th June:
Another nice day and plenty to do as normal we need supplies a trip to the vets and a massive tidy up will start again. We have broods having pups and all is going well. The sales department has been very busy and a big thanks to everybody who bought a hound.
Saturday 19th June:
Its an overcast morning but the forecast is good. The three main jobs of the day are to gallop, get our waste away and collect three broods that have been mated from the Dunphy Brothers. As normal we need supplies and we have a bit of paperwork to do. The week went well and great news with Oxford and Mildenhall opening but I will say it again the big problem for the industry will be the shortage of hounds. There is a massive percentage of the industry breeders and trainers at the wrong side of 60 including myself. All the new rules and regulations are also hard work and to be fair they’re probably necessary. The industry has to be accountable. We dont have stud dogs but paperwork now is a full days job.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE FIVE RUNNERS TONIGHT. IN THE DERBY AT TOWCESTER SWIFT COPE AND CONEY WONDERLAND. AT MONMORE RAILS MCCOY. AT CRAYFORD NORMANSLAND FLYER AND SWIFT JAGUAR.
Sunday 20th June:
Its an overcast morning as we do the journal at 7am. We’re up to date with all the paperwork and we got the website tidied up. It will be a typical Sunday where we cook, clean, feed and let hounds out of kennels. We might gallop a few as well. I’ll probably finish early to watch Hartpool United in the playoffs at 2pm as they have a few ex Newcastle players in the team. I was up at 6am on the road this morning and I have never seen as many rabbits in the area. I also passed two foxes and one had a crow in its mouth. All the farmers have got their hay made so we will probably borrow their fields to hunt pups in the coming days.