On the 1st April last Easter Monday was the highlight in the Irish Racing Calendar. The annual Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse was taking place at 16.50. Running was Liberty Counsel, a mare owned by the family of Vivienne Murtagh, Shay Murtagh Precast Health and Safety Manager. The horse had been purchased a number of years earlier by Ber Murtagh, her father who died suddenly shortly afterwards and was a director of Shay Murtagh Precast The odds given were 50:1 but some took a gamble especially those around the local area who knew the horse was running.
After a thrilling race, Liberty Counsel won the prestigious prize and the locality was in celebration. We congratulate them whole-heartedly on their tremendous win.
Vivienne brought in the trophy and some of the photos are shown below