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Ger McKenna (1930–2014) – The Greyhound Maestro
Arguably the greatest greyhound trainer in Irish history, Ger maintained that the two greatest nights of his life were winning the three Texaco Awards and winning the Irish Laurels at Curraheen Park in Cork City with his three sons by his side. He won all four of the big races in Cork that night and that's what the photo accompanying this post represents. A story from 'Sporting Legends of Ireland'.