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Michael O'Leary donates €200,000 to JT McNamara fund

The Irish jockey was paralysed after a fall at the Cheltenham Festival last month.

JT McNamara (file photo).
JT McNamara (file photo).

RYANAIR BOSS MICHAEL O’Leary has donated €200,000 to a fund for JT McNamara – the Irish jockey who was paralysed after a fall at the Cheltenham Festival last month.

He made the announcement at the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse today, as his horse, Akorakor, triumphed in a race this afternoon.

O’Leary, who owns Gigginstown House Stud, said he’d give €200,000 to the winning owner of a point-to-point bumper race.

However, after his own horse won the race, O’Leary confirmed to reporters that he would be donating the money to McNamara.

h/t @BBCSport

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