Victory for Tipperary trainer Owen McKenna in Irish Greyhound Derby final

Owen McKenna with Susie Sapphire following victory in the 2021 Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby final. Photo from Greyhound Racing Ireland via

There was joy last night for a Tipperary trainer in the Irish Greyhound Derby finale.

New Inn’s Owen McKenna saw his young charge Susie Sapphire take the title in a time of 29.18 seconds.

Susie Sapphire went unbeaten throughout the six weeks of the competition and became the first bitch to win the Irish derby since 1999.

First place was worth €125,000 to the winner.