THERE’S a new face at the helm of Shanaville Stables, situated mid-way between Cahir and Clonmel, these days in Eoin McDonagh. With the boundaries of people’s jobs having become blurred since the onset of Covid-19, resulting in his aunt Noeleen Moloney, a veterinary assistant with the IHRB for more than 20 years, being even busier than usual, Eoin is the go-to man for anyone wanting to have their horses prepped for the breeze-up sales or the main store sales.

The 31 year-old, who sold five horses at the recent Land Rover Sale in Goffs and is hoping for a good return on the two three-year-olds he has going to the Derby Sale, is keen to build on Shanaville’s good reputation as a source of well-handled and well-prepared stars of the future.