Paul Hensey to leave Curragh Racecourse

Pursuing new challenges

Niamh O'Donoghue


Niamh O'Donoghue


Paul Hensey to leave Curragh Racecourse

Paul Hensey

Well known Curragh Racecourse manager, Paul Hensey, is to leave the renowned Kildare facility after fifteen years at the helm.

In a statement released today, he said he has decided “to seek new challenges in the world of horseracing.”

Paul, who has been General Manager of the Curragh Racecourse and Training Grounds since 2002 and Director of Racing since May 2016, has overseen some of the sport's truly great occasions in recent years.

“I have been considering my future for some time and I believe the time is now right for me to seek new challenges,” he said.

“I have really enjoyed my time at the Curragh and I hope that my work has helped to lay the foundations for the major changes now underway. I have no doubt that the redeveloped Curragh will give Irish Racing a fitting venue to showcase this great sport of ours"

“I would like to wish all at the Curragh well as they enter this new phase and to thank everybody associated with the racecourse for their support and friendship over the past 15 years.”

The Chairman of Curragh Racecourse Company, Padraig McManus said that “Paul has been an exceptional leader at the Curragh and has established a reputation in the industry that is truly worldwide. He will be a great loss to the Curragh at this stage in our redevelopment programme. We wish him every success in the future"