Manager and owner of Thurles racecourse Pierce Molony has passed away
Pierce Molony, manager and owner of Thurles racecourse, has died following a long illness.
Molony was the fourth member of his family to have taken over the running of the privately-owned course.
Molony leaves behind wife Riona and his four daughters Patricia, Helen, AnneMarie and Kate.
Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland, tweeted: "RIP Pierce Molony, Thurles racecourse, who passed away overnight. A gentleman. Deepest sympathies to Riona and family."