Paul Nolan commenced training in 1996, having worked with Jim Bolger he decided to embrace a training career. Since then he has never looked back training over 400 winners between all codes to date, which including winners all the major festivals such as Cheltenam, Aintree, Punchestown, Galway & Fairyhouse.

Paul is only the second trainer ever to train three Galway hurdle winners, 2002 Say Again, 2004 Cloone River, 2006 Cuan na Grai.Dabiroun also was our first Cheltenham Festival winner, in 2005 and provided Nina Carberry with her first festival success also.

The Team at Toberona Stables is what we account our success to and without our staff, success would not be possible. At Toberona we look forward to training more big winners for owners and would like to thank our loyal sponsors SoftCo of the past few years. We look forward to another successful campaign for 2013.


Principal Winners as a trainer:

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  • Defy Logic impressive winner of his bumper and maiden hurdle

  • Panther Claw winner of 2013 Conyngham Cup in Punchestown

  • Sweeney Tunes Grade 2 winner at Naas 2013

  • Noble Prince winner of the Jewson Novice Chase Cheltenham 2011.

  • Joncol winner of the Durkan Brothers Grade1 Chase, Hennessey Gold Cup 2010.

  • Shinrock Paddy winner of Grade 1 Barry & Sandra Kelly Hurdle.

  • Farawaysoclose winner at 2011 Aintree Festival

  • Golden Sunbird, winner of mares listed bumper Sandown

  • Alpha Ridge, winner of Grade 2 Galmoy Hurdle,Gowran Park 2009

  • Dabiroun, winner of the Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle Cheltenham 2005

  • Cloone River, Winner of Grade 1 Guiness Galway Hurdle & Multiple Premier Flat Handicaps

  • Accordion Etolie, Greatwood Hurdle Cheltenham, 3 Betdaq Hurdles, & Irish Independent Novice Chase