As part of the continued growth and expansion of the Galway Races Summer Festival, Galway Racecourse has announced the appointment of Sinéad Cassidy to the newly created role of Sales and Marketing Manager.

Sinéad joins Galway Racecourse to take up the position of Sales and Marketing Manager having worked as Sales and PR Manager at the five star g Hotel and Spa for the past five years. Prior to this, she held a number of high profile positions in including; Press Officer for the National Ploughing Championships, Marketing Manager for Supermacs, and Account Director with the Spirit Retail Marketing Group Dublin. Sinéad has also previous experience working within the horse racing industry, as the former Marketing Manager at both Punchestown Racecourse and Naas Races.

The Galway native qualified with a Bachelor of Business Studies Marketing Degree from GMIT. Following on from that, she qualified with a Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Marketing Practice from NUI Galway, and a Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Public Relations.


Galway Racecourse Manager Michael Moloney has welcomed the new appointment. “We are delighted to announce Sinéad as our new Sales and Marketing Manager. We have a great team of staff at Galway Racecourse, and this appointment demonstrates our commitment to achieving the best experience for our customers, while ensuring our continued success as one of the country’s top racing festivals. Sinéad brings a wealth of experience from racing, tourism, and hospitality, and I am confident that she will be a passionate and successful member of the team.”

Sinéad Cassidy says she is very much looking forward to her new role and returning to the horse racing industry.

“I’m really delighted to be joining the team at Galway Racecourse. I worked in the horse racing industry in Kildare when I left college and it’s always been an industry that I’m naturally drawn to and passionate about. The Galway Races has gone from strength to strength over the years, and I look forward to building on the excellent work done by Michael and his team. I hope to draw on my experience to further strengthen the brand that is ‘The Galway Races’ and enhance the racegoer’s experience”