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Tales of the Dogs A Celebration of the Irish and Their Greyhounds by Martin John

Tales of the Dogs A Celebration of the Irish and Their Greyhounds

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Tales of the Dogs A Celebration of the Irish and Their Greyhounds by Martin John

Ireland is the home of the greyhound - with the best breeders, owners and trainers, the story of the sport is an extraordinary one. Ever since the coursing triumphs of Master M'Grath in the nineteenth century and Mick The Miller's days as the first legend of the race track at the start of the twentieth, Irish greyhounds have led the pack. Illustrated with over 120 photographs, many never published before, Tales of the Dogs is the most comprehensive chronicle of greyhounds in Ireland, and includes the first ever detailed look at the administration of the sport in Ireland, from the first race at Celtic Park in Belfast to the current time, when the sport is a multi-million euro industry. Tales of the Dogs is packed with information, stories and memories, from the earliest days of coursing in Ireland and the most famous winners of all the Classic races, to the current great dogs, the new tracks and everything that makes greyhound racing one of Ireland's best-loved and most popular sports.

About the Author

John Martin has been writing about greyhound sport for more than thirty years. He has covered the major events in coursing and greyhound racing, as well as horse racing, snooker and soccer. He is also the recognised arbiter on betting disputes by Ireland's leading bookmakers and he writes a popular weekly column in the Daily Star on this topic. He is Irish racing correspondent for the Mail On Sunday and has been the recipient of a number of awards for his writing and tipping. He is the author of a highly-acclaimed biography of greyhound trainer Ger McKenna. John lives in Dublin with his wife Patricia; they have three children - Alison, Heidee and Byron.

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Publication date

5th September 2009


Martin John

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Blackstaff Press Ltd


192 pages


Greyhound racing



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