Longford Stadium re-opens its doors tonight following an enforced closure due to Health & Safety issues. A Facebook statement post earlier in the week reads:
We are delighted to announce the reopening of Longford on Wednesday the 25th for racing! This is a result of the exceptional efforts of, in particular Joe Quirke who has gone to great lengths to make the reopening possible, along with the support of the fundraising committee. A huge thanks to all the contributors to the fund without whose support it would not be possible to recommence racing! THANK YOU to all involved…you have created real hope for the future of this great venue! We appreciate the efforts of the companies employed to carry out the work for finishing in such a timely manner and their high standard of work . We have confirmation from the Fire Officer to race and would like to thank him for his help throughout the process. We also appreciate the patience showed by everyone involved in the last few weeks, especially owners/trainers and staff. A 12 race card will take place this Wednesday night. First race 8pm. A full trial schedule will recommence tomorrow Tuesday 24th. Longford is back in action so please show your support by coming racing and trialling your dogs here!