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Tattersalls Ireland is inviting applicants involved in all equestrian disciplines to apply for the 2020 George Mernagh Memorial Fund (GMMF) bursary.
The annual GMMF bursary was set up in memory of the late George Mernagh who had a lifelong interest in equestrian sports and was devoted to developing these at Tattersalls Ireland. The €5,000 bursary is intended to support an applicant, from course designer/builder to competitor to instructor, to develop or further establish their career in the equestrian industry. This payment is intended to assist with associated costs, over a defined period, of pursuing an equestrian career.
The closing date for 2020 GMMF bursary applications is Friday, 15th May 2020.  Applications must adhere with the terms set out below. The winner will be presented with their €5,000 bursary on Sunday, 31st May 2020.


  1. Applications should attempt to demonstrate how they meet some or all of the following bursary objectives.
  • 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.
  1.  Applications can be submitted by sending the standardised application form which is available within the information heading on and a cover letter limited to 300 words to Tattersalls Ireland either by post to ‘The GMMF Limited Bursary Applications 2019’, C/O Tattersalls Ireland, Fairyhouse Road, Ratoath, Co. Meath or by e-mail to noting Subject: ‘The GMMF Limited Bursary Applications 2019’.
  2. 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;
  • If the award is with regard to training then this training must be with an ‘accredited’ or ‘recognised’ coach;
  • The bursary must be used within one year of the award date or will be deemed void;
  • Bursary fund will only be paid out on receipt of a written claim with supporting documentation;
  • The GMMF Bursary Award Committee’s decisions are final.