Donal Ahern from Ballynoe celebrated his 21st birthday in style at Cork Racecourse in Mallow recently when he got the opportunity to make the trophy presentation to the winner of the second last race.
The young St Catherines supporter enjoys a good race meeting and so, for his 21st birthday, his family took him to Mallow Racecourse.
Luckily for Donal, he has a family connection to Jimmy Mangan and the Monty’s Pass trainer made some enquiries and suddenly Donal found himself presenting the glassware to a representative of JP McManus.
“It was really good fun,” Donal told The Avondhu. “I go to the races often and it was fun to be presenting the prize.”