TY Equine Studies – Journalist (Leo Powell) Visit In

Leo Powell (editor of The Irish Field newspaper) recently visited 4B as part of the Equine Studies module.

The Irish Field is Ireland’s only newspaper dedicated to racing and equestrian sports. Established in 1870, the newspaper is approaching it’s 150th birthday. It’s sister newspaper is The Farmers Journal.

Published every Saturday, the Irish Field averages 120 pages and includes:

  • Latest industry news
  • Detailed Irish racing reports and results from the previous week
  • Comprehensive coverage of international racing
  • Extensive reports and results from the point-to-point scene
  • Pedigree analysis of major winners in Ireland and Britain
  • Latest European stallion statistics
  • Sales results, reports and previews
  • Weekly columns on speed figures, handicap ratings, racing world gossip and much more
  • Colour race cards for every Irish and British weekend race meeting
  • Top tips from all the country’s leading racing journalists
  • Show jumping, eventing, dressage, hunting and all things equestrian in The Irish Horse World section
  • Classified advertising, featuring appointments, property, horses, tack, vehicles and more

Available in almost 3,000 outlets throughout Ireland, the newspaper is also available online.

It was a wonderful learning experience for the students to engage with Leo – his presentation provided them with a fascinating insight into the world of journalism. Today’s visit gave the students a fantastic opportunity to ask questions and learn about work in the media from a successful and respected journalist. Leo also spoke to the students about the future – he provided them with very useful advice for their life and career.

Leo has been coming into CPC for quite a few years now and we’d like to thank him once again for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit our school and educate our students. We wish him well for the future.