On 18th April, , the first greyhound race track was opened in Ireland. This was in Celtic Park, Belfast, and was followed immediately by Shelbourne Park. Promoting excellence in the greyhound industry. The IGB are responsible for the control and development of greyhound racing in Ireland. Results · Upcoming Race Cards · Talking Dogs · Racing. Greyhound racing is a hugely popular sport in Ireland and is also mainly responsible for breeding the greyhounds that are sold to UK racing. There are 19.