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He went on to pay tribute to the outgoing Phil Meaney as he said: "I wish to place on record my deep appreciation of Phil Meaney's commitment in chairing Bord na gCon since 2011.
"He has done an exceptional job at the helm of Bord na gCon. He has been steadfast in his commitment to promoting and developing the greyhound racing industry and in steering it through a challenging period."
In its first-quarter report for this year, just published, Bord na gCon confirmed the future of the proposed stadium was unclear.
'Bord na gCon wishes to acknowledge that Aidan Tynan served with integrity, commitment and diligence as Chief Executive of Bord na gCon from his appointment in October 2004 and over the period Bord na gCon advanced under his stewardship.
Now, Shelbourne Park and Bord na gCon want to switch the New Year's Eve party to any other night than New Year's Eve.
Bord na gCon chairman Paschal Taggart said: "What looked to be a very good idea at the time has turned out to be a very big problem."
Bord na gCon issued a denial and, lo and behold, Bord na gCon then announced in the Sporting Press their intention to sell Harold's Cross.
I offer (from Bord na gCon's own accounts) the following facts: Since 1996, Harold's Cross has LOST E112,894 (1996); LOST E111,564 (1997); LOST E126,162 (1998); LOST E123,260 (2000); LOST E152,464 (2001); LOST E213,623 (2002).
Racing manager Dave Bill said on Wednesday night: "We understand how the other tracks feel, but we in Dungannon are very happy with the way Bord na gCon is handing out the money and we will be very, very happy to accept it.
Northern Ireland has long been the poor relation in these islands as it has missed out on Fund contributions from the UK (Northern Ireland bookmakers do not pay to the Fund), whilst at the same time its tracks do not come under the umbrella of Bord na gCon.
Under the agreement Clonmel track will continue to race and it was agreed that Bord na gCon will look at the potential development of Clonmel track on the normal basis as applies to private tracks whereby the Bord provides an 80 per cent grant and the track itself provides 20 per cent.
The Markets Field venue is limited regarding space but Bord na gCon yesterday paid out a reputed IRpounds 1.001m for a site adjoining the back straight of the track and this will facilitate the development of a new entrance and much improved facilities.
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