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Irish Independent Renews Greyhound Sponsorship

Launching the 2017 Irish Independent Irish Laurels at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium with the help of Sonia the greyhound, Mattie Murphy(Board Member IGB), Richie O’Regan(Local Director Curraheen Park), Frank Nyhan(Board Member IGB), David Hartnett (Channel Sales Manager at INM). The event starts at the Cork venue on Saturday 24th June.

The Irish Independent is to continue its sponsorship of the prestigious Irish Greyhound Laurels competition. The sponsorship includes an advertising support package for the event via the Irish Independent and Independent.ie, bringing the Irish Laurels to a nationwide audience.

One of the most important fixtures in the Irish greyhound racing calendar, the Irish Independent Irish Laurels is hotly contested by the country’s fastest greyhounds for a €60,000 prize purse with the winner taking home €30,000 and the chance to join a respected group of thoroughbred champions.

According to Arlene Regan, marketing manager, Irish Independent: “The Irish Independent is pleased to continue its sponsorship of the Irish Laurels in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium. It is one of Ireland’s most important greyhound competitions and it reinforces our commitment to bringing our readers, listeners and viewers the highest quality and most comprehensive sports news coverage available in Ireland across our newspapers and websites.”

The Laurels dates back 70 years to 1944 when the classic was first run at the old Western Road venue over the then distance of 500 yards. Earlier this month INM launched ‘The Punter’s Platform’ betting podcast, in association with Ladbrokes. The 25 minute podcast goes live each Friday, and will look ahead to the major sports events each weekend, from soccer to horse racing, to GAA, golf, greyhound racing and anywhere else there are tips to be had for sports fans.

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