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Thursday 18 September 2014

Horse trainers to become Ambassadors for Wexford

Published 18/03/2014 | 05:34

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THE well-known horse-racing trainers Jim Bolger and Aidan O'Brien are to become Wexford Ambassadors. The pair will be formally inducted into the county's Ambassador Programme at a reception in the Curragh on Sunday, March 23.

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Cllr Declan McPartlin said he asked the Council to honour Jim Bolger two years ago and nothing happened. 'Now we're asking him to do something for us,' he said.

Cllr Tony Dempsey said he was delighted to see Bolger and O'Brien becoming Ambassadors. He said Mr Bolger's contribution to GAA has been phenomenal.

'Perhaps the council could look at honouring his contribution to our county,' he said. It was agreed that the suggestion would be discussed by the Protocol Committee.

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