We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Brian Fitzsimmons.
Brian was a member of the National Hunt Committee since 1986 and also served as a Steward of the INHS Committee for two terms 1995-1998 and then again from 2010-2013.
He also served on the Licensing Committee, Appeals Committee and the Point-to-Point Committee.
Brian was an accomplished rider and rode several winners between the flags and on the track alongside his brother and current IHRB Official Frankie Fitzsimmons.
The best horses he was associated with were Bright Trick, Hopes Choice and Holly Park.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Funeral Arrangments from www.rip.ie
The death has occurred of BRIAN FITZSIMMONS, Downpatrick, Down
FITZSIMMONS 31st MAY 2019, BRIAN, M.B.E peacefully at home following a short illness, loved and cherished husband of Mary, 3 Mallard Drive, Downpatrick, dear brother of Frankie, Paddy and the late Oonagh. Sadly missed by his mother-in-law Sadie, sisters-in-law Jean and Alma and brother-in-law William and his nieces and nephews. May he rest in peace. Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Downpatrick on Monday 3rd June at 11.00am. Interment immediately afterwards in Down Parish Churchyard.
Family flowers only please, donations may be made in lieu if desired to Macmillan Cancer Care c/o Charles Rourke & Sons Funeral Directors 51 Church Street, Downpatrick BT30 6EH. ‘Tenderly we treasure the past, with memories that will always last.’