Derry Mayor goes to the dogs at Brandywell

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 13:21 -- Editor

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, joined local dog racing enthusiasts last night for the unveiling of the new dog racing track at the Brandywell Stadium.

Members of the Brandywell Greyhound Racing Company carried out time trials on the new standalone track, which is part of the £7m development of a state of the art new stadium for the City and District, funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council in conjunction with the Executive Office.

Speaking after the trials, Mayor McHugh said he was delighted at the response from the local greyhound racing fraternity. “This was a great opportunity to see the new facility in operation and I had the chance to speak personally with members of the Brandywell Greyhound Racing Company. I must say the response was extremely positive regarding the condition of the track and the newly refurbished amenities available.