The Team

Mrs RogersSonia Rogers

Before marrying Tim Rogers, Sonia spent time at the BBA.  She gained invaluable knowledge from the famous Bobinski, this was followed by a stint at Cloghran Stud.  Following the death of her husband in 1984 Sonia took over the running of the studs.  She was the first woman to be elected a member of the Irish Turf Club.  She has also served on the board and has been a director of Goffs over that time.

Anthony RogersAnthony Rogers

On leaving school Anthony travelled to Kentucky to work at Circle O Farm.  For the next four years he gained experience at Widden Stud in Australia, Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky, with Dick Mandella in California and James Underwood in London.  In 1996 he returned home to Airlie to help Sonia with the running of the farm.

david533x800_1449744311.jpgDavid Sullivan

In 1980 David spent two seasons at Gainesway Stud in Kentucky before working in Australia and at the Irish National Stud.  In 1985 David became manager at Loughtown Stud which was part of the Airlie group.  In 1989 he took over as assistant manager at Airlie Stud.  David has been General Manager for the last number of years.

normanphototaken25thjuly2014_1406288171.jpgNorman Kavanagh

Norman joined Airlie Stud in 1981 and since then has worked in all areas of the farm.  He became manager in 2000 and has full responsibility for all the day to day care of the mares and foals.  His great store of knowledge gained over these years has proved invaluable to the stud.

Ken MurtaghKen Murtagh

Ken is the second generation of Murtagh's to work at Airlie following on from his father Eddie.  After he spent time at Lanwades Stud and Corbally Stud he returned to Airlie in 1995 and became manager at Kilmacredock in 2001.

Mary KennyMary Kenny

Mary has been at Airlie since 1981.  As secretary to Mrs Rogers, Mary is responsible for bloodstock record keeping, transportation and maintaining the flow of information around the farm.

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