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Live Hare Coursing in Ireland: The Clock is ticking...

category international | animal rights | opinion/analysis author Friday August 24, 2012 13:20author by Friend of the Irish Hare Report this post to the editors

Live hare coursing apologists claim that their “sport” is thriving in Ireland. In fact, it has been in decline for many years...
Far less hare coursing clubs now than in 1935...
Far less hare coursing clubs now than in 1935...

Live hare coursing apologists claim that their “sport” is thriving in Ireland. In fact, it has been in decline for many years, thanks mainly to the campaign exposing the horrific cruelty to hares that is integral to the practice. Every professional opinion poll conducted since 1978 has revealed that an overwhelming majority of Irish people want it banned. The pathetic attempts by some politicians to defend the blood sport have only served to further undermine its diminishing credibility, as shown in this brief film:


Just look at the following two lists. The first is of coursing clubs that staged live coursing events in Ireland in 1935. The second is a list of the live
coursing events scheduled for the 2012/2013 season. The decline is obvious, with many coursing clubs defunct and relegated to the eternal Hall of Shame…

Active live hare coursing clubs holding events in 1935:
Abbeyfeale Club Castlepollard and Collinstown
Adare Club Club
Aghinagh Club Castletowngeoghegan Club
Ardagh Club Castletownroche Club
Ardbraccan Club Cavan Club
Ardnacrohy Club Charleville and Garrienderk
Ardpatrick and Kilfinane Club Club
Athboy Club Churchtown Club
Athenry Club Clane and District Club
Clarecastle Club
Bailieboro' Club Clogheen (Tipperary) Club
Balla (Co. Mayo) Club Clogheen (Cork) Club
Ballina Club Clonmel and District Club
Ballinahinch (Co. Tipperary Clonmel and Kilsheelan Club
Club Clonmel Kilsheelan and Carrick
Ballindangan and District Club United Club
Ballingarry Club Cloyne Club
Ballinla and Lumville Club Coachford Club
Ballinrobe Club Cobh Club
Ballinspittal Club Collinstown (Leixlip) Club
Ballybar (Carlow) Club Cooley (Co. Louth) Club
Ballyclough Club Cordal Club
Ballyduff (Waterford) Club Cork City Club
Ballymahon Club Cork Northern Club
Ballymore Club Cork Southern Club
Ballysax Club County Carlow Club
Bandon and Carey's Cross Club County Kerry Club
Barryroe Club County Limerick Club
Birr Club County Longford Club
Blarney Club County Louth and North Meath
Boher Club Club
Borrisinossory Club Croghan Club
Borrisoleigh Club Crohane (Drangan) Club
Boyle Club Crookedwood Club
Boyne Valley Club Croom (Co. Limerick) Club
Bridgetown Club Crossmolina Club
Bruree and Rockhill Club Cullane and Ballylanders Club
Buttevant Club Curraghs Club

Caherconlish Club Darrara and Ring Club
Cappamore Club Donabate Club
Cappawhite Club Donegal South Club
Carrick and District Club Doneraile Club
Carrigshane and Gearah Club Doon Club
Carrigtwohill and Lemlara Club Doonbeg Club
Cashel and District Club Drewscourt United Club
Castlebar Club Dromina (Charleville) Club
Castlehaven Club Drumtariffe Club
Castleiney Club Duagh and Moynsha Club
Castleisland Club Dunlavin and West Wicklow
Castlemagner Club Club
Duleek Club
Dundalk Club
Dundrum Club Kilmihill Club
Dungarvan Club Kilmoganny Club
Dunhill Club Kilmogar and Ballysalla Club
Dunmanway Club Kilmore and Silvermines Club
Dunshaughlin Club Kilmurry Ibricken Club
Dysert Club Kilrush Club
Kilworth Club
East Donegal Club Kingwilliamstown (Banteer)
Edgeworthstown Club Club
Elton Club Knockavilla Club
Enfield Club Knockgraffon Club
Ennis Club Knockraha Club
Enniscorthy Club
Enniskean and Dysert Serges Limerick City Club
Club Liscahane Club
Liscannor Club
Fedamore Club Lislanihan and Lismuse Club
Fermoy Club Lismacaffey Club
Finnoe Club Listowel Club
Freshford Club Little Island Club
Lixnaw Club
Galbally Club Lough Derg Club
Galway Club Loughmore Club
Glandine Club Loughrea Club
Glangoole and Kilcooley Club Lusk Club
Glantane Club
Glanworth Club Macroom United Club
Glenbrohane Club Mallow Club
Glin Club Millbrook Club
Gorey Club Millstreet Club
Gort Club Miltown Malbay Club
Granard Club Monee and Quartertown Club
Mooncoin and Carrigeen Club
Halfway Club Mountrath and District Club
Headford Club
Herbertstown Club Newbridge Club
Newport (Co. Tipperary) Club
Inch and Dovea Club Newport (Co. Mayo) Club
Nohoval Club
Johnstown and Urlingford Club North Kildare Club
North Kilkenny Club
Kanturk United Club North Tipperary Club
Kells and District Club
Kerries and Knockanish Club Oldcastle Club
Kilbeggan Club Oola Club
Kilcolman Club Oranmore Club
Kilcreevin Club
Kilkerley Club Pallasgreen Club
Killarney Club Piltown Club
Killeedy United Club Pouladuff and Bishopstown Club

Rathmore Club Tinker's Cross Club
Roscommon Club Tubberclair Club
Roscrea Club Tournafulla Club
Tradaree Club
St. Margaret's Club Tramore Club
Schull Club Trim Club
Seven Houses Club Tuam Club
Shanballymore Club Tubbercurry Club
Shrule Club Tullaroan Club
Skibbereen Club Tulsk Club
Slanemore and Frewin Club
Sligo Club United Coursing Club (Passage
South Clare Club West and Douglas)
South Dublin Club
South Kilmurry Club Westmeath United Club
Stokesfield Club Westport Club
Strokestown Club Wexford and District Club
White's Cross Club
Taghmon and District Club Wicklow County Club
Tallow Club
Tarbert Club Youghal Club
Templetuohy Club

List of clubs to hold live hare coursing events in 2012/2013 season:

1 Liscannor Sat, Sun 29,30 Sept
2 Kilflynn Sat, Sun 29,30 Sept
3 Glin Sat,Sun, 6,7 Oct
4 New Ross Sat,Sun, 6,7 Oct
5 Westmeath United Sat,Sun 13,14 Oct
6 Ballyheigue Sat,Sun 13,14 Oct
7 Regional Sat,Sun 13,14 Oct
8 Fermoy & Grange Wed, Thurs 17,18 Oct
9 Loughrea Sat,Sun 20,21 Oct
10 Abbeydorney Sat,Sun 20,21 Oct
11 Crohane & Killenaule Sat,Sun 20,21 Oct
12 Edenderry Sat,Sun 20,21 Oct
13 Mallow Wed,Thurs 24,25 Oct
14 Charleville Sat,Sun 27,28 Oct
15 Gorey Sat,Sun 27,28 Oct
16 Miltown-Malbay Sat,Sun 27,28 Oct
17 Thurles Sat,Sun 27,28 Oct
18 Ballinagar Sat,Sun 27,28 Oct
19 Castleisland Sun,Mon 28,29 Oct
20 Waterford Mon,Tues 29,30 Oct
21 Lixnaw Sat,Sun 3,4 Nov
22 Freshford Sat,Sun 3,4 Nov
23 Limerick City Sat,Sun 3,4 Nov
24 East Donegal Sat,Sun 3,4 Nov
25 Mitchelstown Sat,Sun 3,4 Nov
26 Leinster Open )
27 Trim ) Sat,Sun 3,4 Nov
28 Galway & Oran Wed, Thurs 7,8 Nov
29 Co. Carlow Sat, Sun, 10,11 Nov
30 Cappoquin Sat, Sun, 10,11 Nov
31 Listowel Sat, Sun, 10,11 Nov
32 Tradaree Sat, Sun, 10,11 Nov
33 Nenagh Sat, Sun, 10,11 Nov
34 Dungannon )
35 Co. Cavan ) Fri, Sat,Sun 16,17,18 Nov
36 Cashel )
37 Clonmel & Kil ) Fri, Sat,Sun 16,17,18 Nov
38 Ballyduff Sat,Sun 17,18 Nov
39 Ardpatrick & Kil Sat,Sun 17,18 Nov
40 Borris-in-Ossory Wed,Thurs 21,22 Nov
41 Knockgraffon Sat,Sun 24,25 Nov
42 Balbriggan Sat,Sun 24,25 Nov
43 Enniscorthy Sat,Sun 24,25 Nov
44 Killimer/Kilrush Sat,Sun 24,25 Nov
45 Rathcormac Sat,Sun 24,25 Nov
46 Rathkeale Sat,Sun 24,25 Nov
47 Bandon & Careys X Sat ,Sun 1,2 Dec
48 Doon Sat ,Sun 1,2 Dec
49 Johnstown & Urlingford Sat ,Sun 1,2 Dec
50 Athy Open )
51 Old Kilcullen ) Tues,Wed,Thurs 4,5,6 Dec
52 Glanworth Wed,Thurs 5,6 Dec
53 East Donegal Sat ,Sun 8,9 Dec
54 Ennis & Clarecastle Sat,Sun 8, 9 Dec
55 Newcastlewest Sat,Sun 8, 9 Dec
56 Rathdowney Sat,Sun 8, 9 Dec
57 Castletowngeoghegan Sat,Sun 15,16 Dec
58 Dungarvan Sat,Sun 15,16 Dec
59 North Kilkenny Sat,Sun 22,23 Dec
60 Roseberry Open Wed 26 Dec
61 Borrisoleigh Wed,Thurs 26,27 Dec
62 Co. Kerry Wed,Thurs 26,27 Dec
63 Cork Wed,Thurs 26,27 Dec
64 Dundalk & D'Hill Wed,Thurs 26,27 Dec
65 Mooncoin Wed,Thurs 26,27 Dec
66 South Clare Wed,Thurs 26,27 Dec
67 Wexford & Dist Wed,Thurs 26,27 Dec
68 Westport )
69 Roscommon ) Wed,Thurs 26,27 Dec
70 Abbeyfeale Fri,Sat 28,29 Dec
71 Fethard Open Sun 30 Dec
73 Galbally Mon 31 Dec, Tues 1 Jan
72 Millstreet Fri, Sat 4,5 Jan
Changed from end of Dec,
74 Templetuohy Sat,Sun 5,6 Jan
75 Milford Open Sun 6 Jan
76 Ballymena )
77 KilcreevinB'Mote )
78 Tubbercurry ) Fri,Sat,Sun 11,12,13 Jan
79 Clonakilty Sat,Sun 12,13 Jan
80 Sevenhouses Sat,Sun 12,13 Jan
81 Macroom Wed,Thurs 16,17 Jan
82 Cork Co. Open Sat,Sun 19,20 Jan
83 Newbridge Open Sun 20 Jan
84 Knockgraffon Open Sun 20 Jan
85 Dromina Open Sun 27 Jan
86 Clonmel & Dist Open Sun 27 Jan
87 National Meeting Sat,Sun,Mon 2,3,4 Feb
88 Duleek Open Sun 10 Feb
89 Fedamore Open Sun 10 Feb
90 Tipperary & Dist Sat,Sun 16,17 Feb
91 Irish Cup Fri.Sat,Sun, 22,23,24 Feb
…Though the decline will undoubtedly continue, it is vital for the sake of our persecuted hare population that legislation is enacted to outlaw this vile practice!

Related Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufbvbSbFLok

Coursing fans with captured hare destined for coursing...
Coursing fans with captured hare destined for coursing...


author by Hare Defenderspublication date Fri Aug 24, 2012 13:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This picture shows a hare desperately running for its life during a hare coursing event in Ireland. This disgusting cruelty must be stopped.

An Irish hare desperately trying to escape from a greyhound during a cruel coursing event.
An Irish hare desperately trying to escape from a greyhound during a cruel coursing event.

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