Mick The Miller was the
first super-star of greyhound racing.
He was born in the village of Killeigh, in County Offaly,
Ireland on Tuesday 29th June 1926 in the kennels at Millbrook House. He was
bred by Fr
Martin Brophy, the parish curate and reared by Michael Greene.
He went on to win 15 out of 20 races in Ireland.
Fr Brophy then sold him and he lived the rest of his life
in Britain, where he went on to win 36 of 48 races, including the Greyhound St Leger, the
Cesarewitch, the Welsh Greyhound
Derby and the English Greyhound Derby
twice (the first dog to do so and one of only four ever to achieve this
scene of so much fantastic greyhound-racing folklore, is under
threat. You can show your support for Wimbledon`s
redevelopment by joining the peaceful gathering of greyhound lovers
at City Hall, London on Feb 17th at 2pm.
Click below links for details;
Irish Greyhound Board
(Irish travel details)
Irish Greyhound Board
(London travel details)
Wimbledon Greyhound Owners Association
We Want Wimbledon (Facebook)
We Want Wimbledon
Wimbledon Action Day (Twitter)
Drawings of the proposed redeveloped Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.
For Mick The Miller`s race-record at Wimbledon
The Mick The Miller monument was recently included in
a new book IMMORTALS OF BRITISH SPORT - A Celebration Of Britain`s
Sporting History Through Sculpture by Ian Hewitt and Sampson Lloyd.
This is a fantastic read for anyone interested in art or sport.
Mick The Miller takes his place alongside such sporting legends as
Roger Bannister, Steve Redgrave, Matt Busby, Nick Faldo, Duncan
Edwards and Steve Ovett. Mick is featured on pages 90/91. The
online version of the book can be viewed by clicking here
Immortals Of British Sport.
It is just over three years now, since the fabulous sculpture of Mick (created by Elizabeth O`Kane) was
unveiled on Killeigh village green by An Taoiseach, Mr Brian Cowen,
on Jan 29th 2011.
A crowd of over 400 people from Killeigh and all over Ireland
had attended the ceremony.
For more on
unveiling ceremony ;
See pics of visitors to monument;
Congratulations to Elizabeth O`Kane on
winning the Irish Sculpture of the Year Award 2013 for her piece
`Porcellino` at Millcove Gallery, Cork.You
can view a video of Elizabeth`s work put together by the Millcove
Gallery on Youtube.
If anyone has any information, memorablia or
stories that they would like to offer or if you have any questions about Mick The Miller we would be delighted to hear from you.
contact us or any member of the committee at;