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Tiger roars to Corrib Plate victory

THE 27th running of the Flaherty Markets Corrib Plate, worth €4,500 to the winner, was the feature contest at Galway Greyhound Stadium on Thursday night last with a number of mini-stake finals also down for decision.Victory in the feature event went to the Niall Dunne trained and the John Quinn (Gort)-owned Fast Fit Tiger (Royal Impact–Fast Fit Nikita) who edged out the pre-race favourite Cute Tara (Ballymas Maeve–Teddy Hoe) by two-and-a-half lengths in a splendid time of 28.86As the traps rose the red-jacketed Fast Fit Tiger was smartly away along the rail and although he moved off and collided with Nationwide Dash in the early strides he still managed to lead the favourite by a length approaching the opening bend. Turning down the far side the Niall Dunne-trained Fast Fit Tiger again moved to the centre of the track as he extended his lead to three lengths over his rivals. Rounding the penultimate corner the leader railed pretty well as …

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Consistency the key for Clooney-Quin

AT the start of the season, Kilmaley were listed as one of the favourites for honours but things haven’t gone according to plan. Just last week they were relegated to Division 2B of the Clare Champion Cup and they head into this weekend’s championship clash with Clooney-Quin knowing that anything other than a victory is likely to see them go out of the championship title race.

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