Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A roaring opening to Punchestown

A Kilcullen connection with yesterday’s first day of Punchestown was the Dooley Insurance-sponsored flat race won by trainer Gordon Elliott’s Roaring Bull.

The sponsor company is owned by Kilcullenites Tim and Mary Dooley, who watched jockey Lisa O'Neill guiding the 25/1 Gigginstown House Stud horse home.

Dooley Insurance Group is one of Ireland’s largest independent insurance brokers, who recently celebrated the launch of their new Equine Insurance Division, offering tailored cover to those in the industry. The company operates out of Millenium Park in Naas and is celebrating 60 years in business

Pictured at the handover of the trophy by Tim Dooley’s father Ned is Eddie O’Leary of Gigginstown Stud (in the hat), in the company of Mrs Mary Dooley, her mother Mrs Nuala Healy, Eddie O’Leary’s son Ted, jockey Lisa O’Neill, Tadhg Dooley and his father Tim.