SATURDAY will be a great day for Limerick followers of the Sport of Kings. On the day that the great Tony McCoy retires from the saddle as National Hunt champion jockey for a 20th year running, two Limerick legends of the sport will be honoured at Greenmount racecourse.
The mighty Martin and Tim Molony are hugely deserving of the statue which will be unveiled in their honour, on Limerick soil. They brought huge pride to their native county through their exploits in what was then – and what remains – a dangerous if thrilling occupation.
Fittingly, too, a charity race for the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund will surely draw a mighty crowd to our fine local venue. Lovers of National Hunt racing are generous folk and they will raise a lot of money for this very good cause. Every single one of them will also be wishing Croom man Robbie McNamara well, after his recent fall, just two years after the terrible injuries sustained by his cousin JT.