Herpyllus ecclesiasticus Brad INHSC
L&F; p&d; MPM
Bolger maintains that the entire panel of the appeals committee should not be made up of Turf Club or INHSC
members, and be appointed by the Minister for Sport.
He was made a member of the INHSC
in 1995 and was a steward at several courses, including Tramore, Roscommon, Leopardstown and The Curragh.
More than 15 members spoke at the special general meeting and, according to senior steward Ray Rooney there was "widespread anger and disappointment at the way the Turf Club and INHSC
have been treated."
With five seats on the board between them, the voting power of the Turf Club and INHSC has been decreased as a result.
The five Turf Club and INHSC members did not attend last month's first official HRI meeting, saying that they had not been given a mandate to do so from their own membership.
Together with its National Hunt Steeplechase Committee (INHSC), the Turf Club has had its seats on the board of Horseracing Ireland increased from three to five.
A general meeting of the Turf Club and INHSC will be held next Tuesday, but this is not expected to be much more than a rubber-stamping exercise.
is to honour Noel Meade at its annual awards dinner in the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare, County Limerick, on Saturday night-but there will be no award for Willie Mullins, who many believe is the champion trainer.
's new senior steward, Edward Flannery, said the trophy, for outstanding contribution to the Irish National Hunt industry, was in recognition of Broderick's career - he was the regular partner of Dorans Pride - before it was ended horrifically in a fall at Fairyhouse.