LIMERICK Racecourse has announced that Conor O’Neill has been appointed to the position of General Manager at Limerick Racecourse and will take up his new role at the Patrickswell venue on July 1.
Conor O’Neill has an extensive background in the horse racing industry and he joins Limerick Racecourse from his current position as on-course operations manager at Ladbrokes Plc. He has also gained many years of experience from his previous roles in Punchestown Racecourse, Chronicle Bookmakers and Horse Racing Ireland.
Speaking on his new appointment, Conor O’Neill said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity and I’m delighted to be appointed as the General Manager of Limerick Racecourse. I’m really looking forward to working with the Board of Directors and the team in Limerick to progress and drive the business forward. It is certainly exciting times ahead.”
O’Neill takes over the position from his predecessor Russell Ferris who has held the role since January 2009. Ferris vacated the role earlier this year to take up a new position as Director Ireland of At the Races.