It’s with sadness we must report the passing of well-known Northern owner Joe McArdle. Joe was a big man with a big voice and big personality.

He had dogs for many years with various trainers and was a regular in Drumbo Park and often attended both Dundalk and Lifford following the closure of Dungannon track.

Joe, who was laid to rest yesterday in Armagh, was predeceased by his daughter Ann just five weeks ago. We send our sincerest condolences to his wife Jean, his family, extended family and many friends.

May he Rest In Peace.