OUR PEOPLE, THE GENERATIONS - MEET THE FITZGERALDS, COUNTY CLARE

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Meet the Fitzgeralds, County Clare

Tom, Rose and sons Mark & Shane with their retired racers Holly & Ollie - Proud Clare People!

This really is family affair as the Fitzgeralds breed, rear and train their own greyhounds in Parteen, Co. Clare. They race under the "Ocean" prefix, which incidentally has been their family prefix since 1928!

Tom inherited his love of greyhound racing from his dad, Tom Senior, who inherited his interest from his Grandfather.

Tom is well known in the Mid-West greyhound circles as he is currently serving as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Limerick Greyhound Stadium where he also does most of his racing.

One of his own best memories?

It must be winning the Con Kirby Memorial back in 2011. This was the precursor to the popular Con & Annie Kirby Memorial event that is hosted currently.

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The Fitzgerald family from Parteen Co. Clare photographed with their retired racing greyhounds Holly and Ollie, photographed for the Greyhound Racing Ireland Our People, The Generations series

The Fitzgerald family from Parteen Co. Clare photographed with their retired racing greyhounds Holly and Ollie, photographed for the Greyhound Racing Ireland Our People, The Generations series

The Fitzgerald family from Parteen Co. Clare photographed with their retired racing greyhounds Holly and Ollie, photographed for the Greyhound Racing Ireland Our People, The Generations series

The Fitzgerald family from Parteen Co. Clare photographed with their retired racing greyhounds Holly and Ollie, photographed for the Greyhound Racing Ireland Our People, The Generations series