“My daughter wants to do it now, after graduating from Trinity College. She just told her father she wanted to become a horse trainer and I went, ‘Oh Jesus, do you know what you’re letting yourself in for?’” – Eddie Lynam, The Irish Thoroughbred, Spring 2011

BACK in the 1980s, the Irish training ranks included acclaimed record producer Denny Cordell but it is doubtful if there have been many who study Shakespearean acting at RADA banging out the winners.