Kilbeggan Racecourse Manager, Paddy Dunican has won the prestigious 2018 Athlone Business Person of the Year Award.
For 30 years Paddy has been leading the development of the Midlands Racecourse at Kilbeggan into one of the most successful provincial racecourses in Ireland.
Paddy’s success in developing the business, and nurturing the sport of horse racing at Kilbeggan in which Ireland is a world leader, has earned him national recognition as a person with great leadership, business management and organisational skill.
“I am delighted and humbled to receive the very Prestigious Athlone Business Person of the Year Award,” said Paddy.
“I am surrounded by a team of great people in Kilbeggan who support and work very hard with me. And it’s a great honour for all of our hard work over the years, that I was presented with this Award.
“I deeply appreciate this Award, on behalf of the Kilbeggan Race Committee, our Chairman Paul Daly and my fellow officers; P.J. Lynam, Stan McCormack and Tom Lynam.
“I want to express our sincere thanks to the Athlone Chamber of Commerce in particular to the President John McGrath and his board directors and executives and of course David Gleeson Managing Partner of RBK for sponsoring the Athlone Business Person of the Year Award.”
Horse Racing Ireland have granted Kilbeggan a new Race Meeting next Monday evening 30th April 30. The first race is at 5pm.