North Tipperary County Councillor John Hogan has called on the local authority to look into providing a facility for sulky racing so that the public roads are not being used for the activity.
Speaking at the December meeting of North Tipperary County Council this week, Cllr Hogan said that this is a sport which has been in existence for more than 3,000 years and should be properly recognised with facilities made available for it.
“I think it has the potential to be a great sport and at the moment with racing taking place on public roads, it is quite dangerous. If we could provide something by way of facilities, it would be great,”Cllr Hogan said.
Cllr John Kennedy agreed and said that sulky racing should be accommodated if at all possible. He pointed to the risks associated with it on public roads, while Cllr Seamus Hanafin said that there have been a lot of reports of accidents on the roads over the years , manily collissions during races.