Brian Lenihan with his sister Bernice Bolton, from Carina

July 3, 2023

Friends and family members packed into the Kumbia Race Club clubhouse on Friday evening to mark the retirement of well-known local butcher – and Kumbia icon – Brian Lenihan.

Brian, who turns 81 this year, told he started in the butcher shop 58 years ago.

Friday was his official retirement day.

But he emphasised that although he’s retiring from the shop, he wasn’t retiring as president of the Kumbia Race Club – a role he’s held for 47 years!

Brian was sporting a neck brace at his big celebration, courtesy of a serious motor vehicle crash a few weeks ago while heading to the Injune races.

He cracked two vertebrae and three ribs in the rollover.

Heather Anderson with Donna and Dean Raffin, all from Kingaroy
Brian’s niece Thea McAndrew and great-niece Nina McAndrew, from Brisbane; and daughter-in-law Bernadette Lenihan, from Chinchilla
Brian’s daughters Michelle Wagner and Alex Walters, from Bundaberg, with friend Bernie Kamholtz, Kingaroy
Sandy Lennox and Darryl Reed, from Inverlaw, were enjoying catching up
Kumbia Race Club vice-president and secretary Myolene Voller with her mother and race club treasurer Margaret Kearney
Former Kumbia Apex Club member Ian Stolzenberg wanted to thank Brian for all his support to the club and Kumbia events over the years …. Ian and Brian are with Kingaroy barber Heather Anderson
More of Brian’s rellies … son Tom Lenihan, from Chinchilla; cousin Terry Oberle, Moonie; and son Chris Lenihan, Kingaroy
Jeff Fawcett, from Kumbia, was working hard at the barbecue
Friends and relatives were snacking and chatting inside the Kumbia Clubhouse


One Response to "Friends Gather To Congratulate Brian"

  1. Brian, you are an excellent role model in so many ways. You are a champion. You are a great family man, husband to Winnie, father, butcher, friend and lover of the racing industry. You and your Lenihan family name will live on in Kumbia’s history for a long, long time. We all salute you and thank you for what you have contributed. Very best wishes for retirement. Well deserved.

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