Cathal Byrnes – Assistant Trainer
Cathal grew up in the yard, and like his Dad the Racing bug got a hold of him early.
From a very early age Cathal has always been involved in the yard and an invaluable asset to Charles Byrnes racing. This interest led Cathal to gear his education towards the equine industry. In 2012, he started college doing Equine Business at Maynooth University. This allowed him to study Equine Science and Management abroad at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, which is the heart of the thoroughbred industry in the United States. While there he also worked at the world-renowned Ashford Stud.
Upon completion of his degree in 2016, Cathal travelled to Australia where he split his time between working for Coolmore Australia and leading Australian trainer Chris Waller. Cathal now brings this knowledge of racing and breeding around the world with him to Ballynoe Stables.
Charles and Cathal now work together along with the remainder of the staff at Ballynoe Stables to provide a top-class training service geared towards getting success for every owner and horse in Ballynoe Stables.