Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary 'donates winnings to JT McNamara'

Jockey JT McNamara in action on March 14, 2013
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Ryaniar chief executive Michael O'Leary reportedly gives his race winnings of over £169,000 to JT McNamara.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has reportedly given his race winnings to injured jockey JT McNamara.

The airline boss racked up over £169,400 when horse Akorakor won at Fairyhouse during the Irish Grand National.

It is believed that O'Leary gave the sum to McNamara, who is paralysed for life following a fall at the Cheltenham Festival.

"Michael phoned from Portugal where he's on a break and instructed that his winnings be donated to JT McNamara," a source told the Irish Sun. "It was a fantastic gesture from him."

McNamara fractured two vertebrae at the first fence in the Kim Muir race last month.

Jockey JT McNamara in action on March 14, 2013
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