Doon Coursing Club 2010
There was a good fall of snow the night before the second day of Doon’s two-
The feature event on the card, the Corn Dun Bleisce (Presented by the Buckley Family) and Birrane Perpetual Stake, sponsored by Mike Donovan of Tipperary Town, carried a winner’s prize of €1200. In the final March Is On (Trajectory-
The Nom Ryan Memorial Bitch Stake was sponsored once again by Nom’s sister Kay Campbell. This event was for 16 all-
The Reserve Derby Trial Stake and Dan Carroll Memorial Cup was sponsored by Joe Cribben and Martina Ryan of Millers Bar, Oola. In the final Helens Jet (Droopys Saunders-
The Oaks Trial Stake for 32 bitch puppies was sponsored by Whelan’s Bar, Doon. In the decider Rock Music (Musical Time-
The Working Members Stake and James Buckley Cup was won by Fr. Dan Green’s Back To Shannon. In the final she beat Richard Burke's Cooneen Black. This stake was sponsored by Tony’s Crystal Bar, Doon.
The James Barry and Martin Lonergan memorial Cup, sponsored by Johnsie's Bar, Toom, for two-
It was with great sadness that we witnessed the passing of one of our most stalwart working members and member of the executive committee for many years, the much loved and respected James Buckley of Glengar. James was a great coursing man and all round great sportsman, having excelled in the hurling field for his beloved Glengar and later in life on golf courses all over Ireland and abroad. He’s trophy cabinet was filled to overflowing with his many awards. He had many victories on both track and field with greyhounds he owned and trained, probably none being more enjoyable for him than dogs he had in joint ownership with his great friend, the legendary Nom Ryan, and in particular the Local Stake victories they enjoyed on the coursing field In Doon. James comes from a family well soaked in greyhounds and music. James himself was an excellent singer who was particularly good at interpreting the songs of Jim Reeves. There was many a great night we had in his company and he will be sadly missed. We would like to extend the Clubs sympathy to his wife Noreen and to all of his family.
We would like to take this opportunity to offer our condolences to the families of all members who suffered bereavement during the year, and to extend our appreciation to all of our many sponsors and advertisers, especially those that sponsored the different stakes and made their premises available for fund raising events such as the great work carried out by the Ladies Committee who organised a very successful cake sale during the year. We would encourage the public to support our many sponsors and advertisers. We would also like to thank our many working members and junior members and all of those that contribute in any way to making the meeting a success. We would like to give special thanks to the landowners from Doon and surrounding parishes who allowed us to hunt on their lands. We realise that they are the true custodians of the hares and we make every effort to ensure that each hare caught is returned to the same area it came from after the meeting. We look forward to seeing all of you again in 2011, when the meeting will be held on the 3 rd and 4 th of December, at Kilmoylan, by kind permission of Joan and Seamus Barry.