Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Thousands gather for annual hare coursing event

Tipperary will become the Mecca for hare coursing fans during the next three

days.

The 82nd annual Irish Championships meeting in Clonmel will draw 30,000 fans

and generate €18 million for the local economy.

Thousands of spectators from Britain, continental Europe and the US will pack

Powerstown Park, which has hosted the annual showpiece since 1925.

The venue will stage the Oaks and Derby competitions, each of which has a

winners' prize fund of €35,000.

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