Limerick's horse racing community pays tribute to Sean Micks

Fintan Walsh


Fintan Walsh


Limerick horse racing leaders pay tribute to talent spotter Sean Micks

The late Sean Micks passed away, aged 76, this week PICTURE: DAVE GAYNOR

THE LOCAL horse racing community has paid tributes to the popular Limerick talent spotter Sean Micks, who passed away peacefully this week.

The Crecora man, aged 76, died peacefully at Milford Care Centre this Tuesday.

Sean, formerly of Jury’s Hotel, was well-known within the racing community for his ability to spot up-and-coming talent.

His most notable purchase arrangement was Royal Stag, which won eight races and came second in the prestigious Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham in 1989.

Trainer Andrew McNamara Snr, father of eminent trainers Andrew Jnr and Robbie McNamara, described Sean as a “gentleman” who was very popular at the Point to Point races.

“He always spotted nice horses and had his clients in England. He was always on the lookout, and he arranged a lot of sales,” said Mr McNamara, who met with Sean last Saturday. 

Rathkeale trainer Eric McNamara said he “was a character around the Point to Points”.

Beloved husband of Breda. Dearly loved father of Anne and adored grandad to Ciara. Sadly missed by his loving sister Bridge (Nevin), brother-in-law Paddy, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Thompson’s Funeral Home, Thomas Street on Wednesday evening from 5.30pm to 7pm followed by removal to St Joseph’s Church, O’Connell Avenue. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11.30am with burial afterwards in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery, Extension.