Horse Racing Ireland Student Interns appointed


Thursday, June 13, 2019
HRI Student Interns 2019

The 2019 HRI Student Interns (L to R): Ogedegbe Jeremiah from Delta State, Nigeria (HRI IT); Keith Walsh from Tipperary (HRI marketing); Isobel Collins from Kildare (Leopardstown); Jack Linehan from Cork (Leopardstown); Brian Donohoe from Kildare (HRI racing) and Jack Fogarty from Tipperary (HRI finance). Missing from picture Tim Hinchion from Cork (Tote Ireland) Photo: Caroline Norris


Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has appointed seven student interns for the summer season of 2019, with successful applicants from Kildare, Cork, Tipperary and Delta State, Nigeria.

It is the sixth year of the HRI Student Internship Programme, and the seven interns started their ten-week work placements at the beginning of June. Five are based in HRI’s head office at Ballymany, Kildare, in the marketing, finance, racing, and IT departments and Tote Ireland, while two interns are based in the marketing department at Leopardstown Racecourse.

The seven interns are Jack Fogarty from Tipperary (HRI finance), Brian Donohoe from Kildare (HRI racing), Jeremiah Ogedegbe from Delta State, Nigeria (HRI IT), Tim Hinchion from Cork (Tote Ireland), Keith Walsh from Tipperary (HRI marketing), Jack Linehan from Cork (Leopardstown) and Isobel Collins from Kildare (Leopardstown). 

Commenting on the HRI Student Internship Programme, Sarah Meiklereid, HR Advisor, Horse Racing Ireland, said: “We were really pleased with the level of interest in the Student Internship Programme this year and we are delighted to welcome the successful students. Our interns will gain an insight into the world of work behind the scenes in some of HRI’s key departments and subsidiaries, where they will get practical experience and the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the industry over the next three months.”

Student intern Brian Donohoe commented: “I am extremely grateful to be given an opportunity to work in the racing department in HRI. I have a keen interest in racing and it is great to be able to see how day-to-day operations occur. I am looking forward to putting the knowledge I have gained from studying Equine Business at Maynooth University and from following racing for many years, to use during my time at HRI. With the experience of working in the Racing Department under my belt, I hope to continue pursuing a career in an industry I am very passionate about.” 

Our interns will gain an insight into the world of work behind the scenes in some of HRI’s key departments and subsidiaries, where they will get practical experience and the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the industry over the next three months.

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