Generation Game

Over this and the following five pages, we profile six up-and-coming Irish family businesses which are making their way in a competitive marketplace

9th December, 2018
Conor Gray, chief executive, BoyleSports Picture: Jason Clarke

The BoyleSports story stretches back to 1982, when its founder (and current executive chairman) John Boyle opened up a single shop in Markethill, Co Armagh. The bookmakers is now the largest independent chain in the country, with 250 outlets. It’s also one of the country’s best-known family business brands. When Boyle retired from his role as chief executive in 2017, his son-in-law Conor Gray stepped into his sizeable shoes. But there was no suggestion that...

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