IGB ANNUAL REPORT 2009 final.pdf


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Preface and Key Summary
A total of 17 tracks licensed by Bord na gCon operated during the year 2009. Of the country’s 17 greyhound tracks, the Board
owns the following tracks: Shelbourne Park, Harold’s Cross, Cork, Tralee, Waterford, Youghal, Limerick and Galway and also
has a 51% share in the Mullingar track.
Key Summary Performance for 2009

2009
Total Prizemoney

2008

% change

10,716,336

11,394,390

(5.96)

1,334,138

1,742,962

(23.46)

Operating surplus before grants

664,780

5,092,876

(86.95)

Attendance

906,964

1,123,133

(19.25)

Sponsorship

Capital Development Programme

LIMERICK STADIUM

Work on the site of the new Limerick Greyhound Stadium began in early 2009. The stadium, which is located on the site of
the former horse racing course in Greenpark, is due to open in late 2010.
Limerick Greyhound Stadium, which will also house the new headquarter offices of the Irish Greyhound Board, will be a preeminent greyhound racing and hospitality stadium. It will host over 1,200 races a year and have a capacity attendance of
2,900, putting it among the top rank of greyhound racing stadia on an international scale.

An artist’s impression of the completed stadium

The stadium will include a substantial 190 seat restaurant, private hospitality suites and gallery bars, all of which will be a
significant attraction for people in the mid-west region. It will also create 100 permanent jobs for the Limerick area.

Fill being added to the site in February 2009

June 2009 - John Sisk & Son open their site offices

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