Meet the Team

Stephen Collins

General Manager

Stephen started in the business at his family’s Corbally Stud. He began his professional tenure at the English National Stud Manager’s Course, and went on to work with Melinda Smith’s Pegasus Stud in Lexington and the Airdrie Stud of Brereton C Jones.

“Derrinstown constantly strive to provide breeders with a boutique selection of top quality stallions each possessing excellent racecourse performance, outstanding physical conformation with quality pedigrees. Our long standing policy has always been to competitively price our stallions whilst strictly limiting their mare numbers. Never has this been as important particularly in these economically turbulent times. Your success is our success!”


Tom Burns


Tom, a Trinity College graduate  has worked with the leading Equine practices in Kentucky, South Africa, New Zealand and Ireland before returning to take up full-time work with Derrinstown Stud.

“The well-being of each horse is our primary focus and by attending continuing veterinary education courses in America it enables us to keep up to date with the most recent advances in Equine care.”

Jimmy Lenehan


Jimmy began his career as assistant to his late father Jimmy, who trained horses at the Curragh for over twenty years. From there he filled a similar position with Kevin Prendergast for five years. He went on to hold managerial positions with both Gilltown and Kildangan Studs. He also spent two and a half years in Hokkaido, Japan, managing a pre-training centre for the Shimokobe family.

“We endeavour everyday at Derrinstown to achieve and maintain the highest standards so that all our clients will receive an excellent and friendly service.”

Kay Skehan

Assistant Manager

“It is every breeder’s wish that as a result of hard work and considered planning, that their mare completes the breeding season safely in foal.

It is every breeder’s hope that their stock sells well and later finds a good home.

It is every breeder’s dream that their produce race well, win races and attain that elusive Black Type status to strengthen family lines.

It is our aim at Derrinstown Stud to assist all breeders in this journey and that our hard work will hopefully go some way to helping breeders realise these goals and we can all celebrate their successes.”

Shirley McCormack

Office Manager

Enda Stanley

Marketing and Nominations

Rosie Kane

Public Relations and Nominations

Roseann O’Brien

Senior Administrator

Margaret Walshe Dunne

Stud Office

Andrea Cleary


Therese Kane


Deirdre Molloy