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As part of the celebrations for our 40th anniversary fairs and following consultation with competitors and sponsors we have made a couple of changes to our international and All Ireland events  for 2018:

Master Mc Grath Challenge for Elite Lurchers over and under 23" categories. Normal qualifying rules but special prizes to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Great Game Fairs of Ireland and the 150th Anniversary of 'The Masters' first Waterloo Cup Win.

Mick the Miller Racing Challenge for Traditional Over and Under 23" Lurchers :   To qualify for this neither parent must be a full greyhound whether registered or not.  The dog must be lurcher x lurcher bred. 

The Five Nations Championships for Terriers, Lurchers and Whippets : Normal rules apply but special prizes.

Show secretaries wishing to have qualifiers please email: Irishgamefair@btinternet.com

As usual we will be staging the ANNUAL REAL ALL Ireland Racing and Show Championships at Shanes Castle - these are the longest running and most prestigious annual championships for over 30 years, AND NEW FOR 2018 to give a high profile event for Under 21" Lurchers and Whippets we have changed the format of the 'Directors' Challenge  to give two high profile events with great prizes and a truly  superb trophy  to be won by the overall champion. 

The 40th RUBY Anniversary GAME FAIR  Challenge for Under 21" Lurchers and Whippets :     In the final all under 21" finalists will race to find the ALL IRELAND Champion Under 21" lurcher;  all whippet finalists will race separately to find the ALL IRELAND Whippet Champion  then  the  Lurcher and Whippet Champions will run off in a two dog final with the whippet getting a handicap advantage. 

Edited by AlbertJ

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Yes Appleblossom some very special prizes are planned throughout our events and as you can guess with a RUBY theme for the major championships.

And of course Shanes will feature the REAL ALL IRELAND RACING & SHOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS  with a great 'pedigree' of over 30 years! 

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