George Mernagh Memorial Fund

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Author: Alison Packman/Friday 24 June 2022/Categories: General News



George Mernagh Memorial Fund (‘GMMF’) to award €60,000 in bursaries to Junior and Pony Class riders in 2022

 

The George Mernagh Memorial Fund (‘GMMF’) was established in memory of the late George Mernagh who had a lifelong interest and passion in equestrian sports. The objectives of GMMF are:

  • To support youth participation in Irish equestrian sports;
  • To foster national and international sporting competition in Ireland via the provision of equestrian competition and the facilities that support this competition
  • To contribute to the education and development of all participants involved in any aspect of Irish equestrianism to the highest possible standards

Alison Packman, General Manager, Eventing Ireland said:

"This initiative is a fantastic addition to the already exciting youth leagues which will build to a climax at the National Championships in September. What GMMF is offering is phenomenal and it will be great to see some of these lucky recipients in a few years holding championship medals for Ireland."

Roger Casey, Director of GMMF commented:

"George was a huge fan of Eventing and without his vision and drive, there would never have been one of the most prestigious international events in Ireland –the Tattersalls International. George was very passionate about supporting youth participation in Irish equestrian sports and the education and development of Irish riders to the highest possible standards. These bursaries help in a small way to achieve these objectives and to continue to honour George’s memory and legacy."

The Youth leagues that will benefit from this bursary scheme in 2022 are as follows:

EI110P (€15,000)

1. €7,500 2. €5,000 3. €2,500

EI110J (€15,000)

1. €7,500 2. €5,000 3. €2,500

EI100P (€15,000)

1.€7,500 2. €5,000 3. €2,500

EI100J (€15,000)

1. €7,500 2. €5,000 3. €2,500

Terms: The bursary is also subject to the following terms and conditions of eligibility:

  • The applicant must be eligible to compete for or to represent IRL.
  • The bursary fund will only be paid out via Eventing Ireland based on final results of the qualifying competitions
  • The identified league classes run throughout the Eventing season, culminating in a final at the National Championships in September.
  • This bursary is limited to 1 bursary per person per annum (so where somebody places in two classes they benefit from one bursary only)
  • The GMMF Bursary Award Committee’s decisions are final

 

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