Our Vision

Our Vision is for a greyhound industry where transparency and accountability are the norm, where integrity at all levels are demanded and delivered, where all participants are treated equally, with respect and where corruption is a distant memory.


The Federation is pleased to announce that, with effect from 26 February 2019 it has changed its structure by incorporating as a Company Limited by Guarantee.  From that date the Federation will formally be known as Irish Greyhound Owners & Breeders Federation Company Limited by Guarantee.

The Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation (IGOBF) is in existence for over forty years and is the controlling body of all Regional Greyhound Owners and Breeders Associations (GOBAs).

It is subject to a written constitution, and is administered by a democratically elected national committee consisting of Officers and representatives from each of the affiliated associations.

The primary objectives of the Federation are:

  1. To co-ordinate the efforts of all Associations, to safeguard the rights of the members and to promote their best interests in so far as they relate to the breeding, rearing, maintaining, training, racing, coursing and selling of greyhounds.
  2. To make effective representation and contributions to the Irish Greyhound Board, the Irish Coursing Club, and to the Minister with responsibility for the Irish Greyhound Industry.
  3. To ensure the IGB, Boards of Directors, Track Management, and the ICC do not act to the detriment of the members of GOBAs.

Dail Eireann has recognised the IGOBF as a valuable asset to the Irish Greyhound Industry by including it on the register of nominating bodies under the SEANAD ELECTORAL (PANEL MEMBERS) ACTS 1947 TO 1972.

IGOBF CLG Registered Office