There is really serious concern in the point-to-point community about the dire consequences that may arise if racing is not allowed to resume behind closed doors when the Government announces changes to the Level 5 Covid restrictions this week.
A poor pre-season results-wise ensured the hopes weren't particularly high for a fruitful outcome when Wexford FC began the new SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division campaign at home to a Cabinteely side still hurting from missing out on last season's play-offs after their rivals successfully appealed a loss of points.
The feature unraced stake of the year, the Future Champion and Michael Fortune Memorial stake, would normally see a very large crowd in attendance at Enniscorthy greyhound track in anticipation of unearthing another star, but alas this is not possible in the current climate.
It was a busy week which kicked off at Leopardstown on Monday (8th) where Camolin seven-pound claimer, James O'Sullivan, and Tinahely trainer Philip Rothwell combined to pull off a coup in a three-mile handicap hurdle with Siberian Star (20/1 in the morning and backed in from 13/2 to 4/1f on the track).
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