This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the stadium. I am indebted to Richard English for helping to construct this page. 

The Irish town of Cork first witnessed greyhound racing in 1928. However, once the old track closed the town was without a greyhound stadium for some time. The latest track in the town, and one of the newest and most modern in Ireland, is situated at Curraheen Park and first opened its gates on 8th April 2000.

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The track is situated in the Bishoptown area of Cork. The principal races at the track are the Cork Oaks and the Irish Laurels.

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Track Records, as of September 2014, are shown below together with an indication of how fast the time is in comparison to other tracks, both for currently open and defunct tracks, in the UK. Ratings are between 0 and 100, where 100 is an extremely fast time and reflects the speed of the track, tightness of the circuit and quality of greyhound visiting the tracks.
SPRINTS (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Cork Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 330 yards Leeview Dave 17.34 secs.Rating 89 13th October 2012
STANDARD 525 yards Ballymac Vic 27.94 secs Rating 76 29th September 2012
DISTANCE 700 yards Duchess Keghtley 38.86 secs Rating 55 16th November 2002
EXTENDED 810 yards Shelbourne Kay 45.58 secs Rating 58 11th June 2005

This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced by the track throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend a visit to where further reading can be undertaken.

If you have rare Cork racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email