25 Nov Michael Murphy Snr. and Henry Bateman honored are Saturday nights Awards
Congratulations to all the winners at 2019 Leinster Awards last night at Celbridge Manor Hotel. Just a few photos to whet your appetite for the beautiful photos to come from Laurence Dunne and team..
Michael Murphy Snr Was inducted into the Hall of Fame last Saturday night after over 69 years attending Showjumping as a competitor, owner, breeder and show organizer. He was accompanied by his wonderful wife, Ita, his sons, and his daughter. His son Christy is Chairman of Leinster Region & his other sons, Pat, Brian, Mike & Paul, and his grandchildren are all avid competitors in Showjumping either as Amateur or on Grand Prix Circuit. Carol, his daughter’s love of hunting is well known and she can be seen, each week, enjoying herself out hunting with the Ward Union.
Henry Bateman was honored on the night for all his hard work and dedication to Showjumping, his role in encouraging newcomers to enjoy their sport, especially the Glencarraig Lady League.
Henry’s love affair with horses started at home in Co Cork. He developed a strong allegiance with Showjumping when he came to Joe McGrath’s farm on the Curragh followed by his time with Van Lanagin’s yard early in the sixties. Riding for Van Lanagin at the time was John McAuley and Francie Kerins on some of the best horses of their time.
The Leinster Region wishes to congratulate Henry on his award, thank him for all his hard work and wish him well on his retirement from the Leinster Region Committee.