Naas Racecourse Directors have announced the appointment of Eamonn McEvoy as General Manager of Naas Racecourse.
It was announced in April that Tom Ryan was vacating his position in the coming months after 13 years to become Director of Strategy & International Racing at the Equestrian Club of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
Eamonn has acted as Racing & Stud Manager for Rick Barnes of Grangecon Stud for the past 8 years. Previous to his role at Grangecon Stud, the Writtle Agricultural College Graduate worked in Stud Farms across the world including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
The Clogherhead native also spent time in Saudi Arabia acting as Assistant Manager to the late Michael Buckley.
Following on from his role as Assistant Manager Eamonn then became the Manager of HH Prince Sultan Al Kabeer’s breeding operation and was heavily involved with the development of a new race track for Prince Sultan.
Dermot Cantillon, Chairman of Naas Racecourse said: "We are delighted to appoint Eamonn as General Manager of Naas Racecourse.
"Eamonn has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry and we are excited for Eamonn to bring his knowledge, experience, passion and drive to Naas racecourse.
"On behalf of the Board we wish Eamonn the very best of luck in his new role.”
Eamonn will officially take up his new position from July 22.
Eamonn McEvoy commented: “Naas Racecourse is one of the most progressive tracks in the country and its status has greatly improved in recent years.
"I am excited to take on the role as General Manager and I look forward to working with a proactive Board and team.”