I didn’t know what to expect when I first applied for the Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) internship but, two interviews later, I received a phone call while procrastinating from study in the UCD library. It was from HRI, offering me a position at Tipperary Racecourse.

I had a preference for this placement from the start, so I didn’t hesitate in accepting. I had inquired about the internship and heard a lot of positive feedback from previous interns. I wanted to gain experience within the racing sector and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.