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Irish Eventing team finish fifth in FEI Nations Cup of The Netherlands at Boekelo

October 11, 2021
Sally Corscadden’s Irish Eventing team of Padraig McCarthy (MGH Tokyo Phil), Susie Berry (Ringwood LB (ISH), Felicity Ward (Regal Bounty (ISH) and Brian Morrison (Global DHI), have finished in fifth place overall of nine teams following the final jumping phase of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup of The Netherlands at Boekelo. Ireland were in sixth […]

Ireland’s Swail storms to second World Cup win in-a-row while Michael Duffy scores double of victories at HOYS

October 11, 2021
Co Down's Conor Swail and Vital Chance de la Roque have recorded their second straight victory in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North American League. Having taking a win last weekend in Vancouver (CAN), the duo recorded a second straight World Cup victory in Sacramento (USA) in the early hours of this morning.  Swail […]

Irish Show Jumping team score excellent runner-up finish in Longines FEI Nations Cup Final

October 4, 2021
A thrilling finish to the 2021 Longines FEI Nations Cup Final at Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain, saw defending champions Ireland produce an excellent performance to score a runner-up finish against eight of the world’s best teams. Michael Blake’s quartet of Denis Lynch, Eoin McMahon, Michael Duffy and Darragh Kenny finished the competition […]

Michael Blake names Irish Show Jumping squad to defend Longines FEI Nations Cup Final title in Barcelona

September 20, 2021
Defending champions Ireland have named their squad for the 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final, which takes place at Real Club De Polo in Barcelona from October 1 – 3. This will be the 109th edition of CSIO Barcelona, ​​the oldest international sporting event in Spain and host venue for the Show Jumping competitions […]

TOUGH EVENING IN TOKYO FOR TEAM IRELAND ATHLETES

August 6, 2021
It was a tough evening all around for Team Ireland athletes in Tokyo this afternoon and evening. In Modern Pentathlon, a stroke of bad luck on her horse draw, cost three-time Olympian Natalya Coyle on the main day of competition in Modern Pentathlon. Coyle finished out in 24th place overall at the end of the […]

MAGUIRE AND MEADOW FIRST IN ACTION FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY 12 IN TOKYO

August 4, 2021
Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow were the first Irish athletes in action in Tokyo this morning, taking to the course for Round 1 of the Women’s Individual Stroke Play. Meadow, who teed off at 2.47am (Irish time), remains out on the course, while Maguire posted an opening round of 71 to leave her on level […]

DIVER TANYA WATSON MAKES HISTORY IN TOKYO

August 4, 2021
Diver Tanya Watson made history in Tokyo today, as she became the first Irish female diver to compete at the Olympic Games. A superb performance from the 19-year-old today saw her qualify through to the semi-finals of the Women’s 10m Platform in 16th position with 289.4 points. In golf meanwhile, at the close of play […]

WALSH COLLECTS BRONZE WHILE IRISH SHOW JUMPERS GET CAMPAIGN OFF TO A FLYING START

August 3, 2021
There was big excitement in Tokyo this evening as Team Irelandboxer, Aidan Walsh, officially received his Olympic bronze medal for the Men’s Welter (63-69kg). Having made his Olympic debut at this year’s Games, the Belfast boxer was thrilled to finish with a coveted Olympic medal: “When I walked into the club at eight years of […]

KELLIE HARRINGTON SECURES IRELAND’S FOURTH MEDAL OF THE GAMES, WHILE COSCORAN AND REID ADVANCE TO SEMI-FINALS

August 3, 2021
Boxer Kellie Harrington put in a great morning’s work in Tokyo this morning against a tricky opponent in Imane Khelif of Algeria, to win by unanimous decision and guarantee at least a bronze medal. Despite a good opening minute from Khelif, Harrington got the measure of her quickly and from the midway point of the […]

EIGHTH PLACE OVERALL FOR THE EVENTING TEAM, AUSTIN O’CONNOR 13TH IN THE INDIVIDUAL EVENT, DINGLEY DIVES TO 25TH IN HIS SECOND OLYMPIC GAMES

August 2, 2021
On what was one of the quieter days of action for Team Ireland, diver Oliver Dingley got his second Olympic campaign underway in the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, where he finished 25th with 335 points in the Men’s 3m Springboard Preliminary Rounds, the top 18 divers progress to tomorrow’s semi-finals. At the Equestrian Park, the Team […]

EIGHTH PLACE OVERALL FOR THE EVENTING TEAM AND MORE

August 2, 2021
AUSTIN O’CONNOR 13th IN THE INDIVIDUAL EVENT, DINGLEY DIVES TO 25th IN HIS SECOND OLYMPIC GAMES On what was one of the quieter days of action for Team Ireland, diver Oliver Dingley got his second Olympic campaign underway in the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, where he finished 25th with 335 points in the Men’s 3m Springboard […]

ACTION-PACKED MORNING FOR TEAM IRELAND AS THE HEAT CRANKS UP IN TOKYO

August 1, 2021
It was another action-packed morning for Team Ireland in a sweltering Tokyo this morning. There was disappointment for boxer, Kurt Walker, who lost out in his quarter-final bout with USA’s Duke Ragan by the finest of margins, a 3-2 split decision after a pulsating contest. In athletics, there were fantastic performances from Eilish Flanagan and […]

TEAM IRELAND SMASHES RECORDS ON THE TRACK AND IN THE POOL ON SIZZLING EVENING OF ACTION IN TOKYO

July 31, 2021
It was a blistering evening of action for Team Ireland this evening, with two records broken in style in athletics and swimming. Team Ireland’s 4x400m Mixed Relay Team performed out of their skins to secure a place in tomorrow’s final, setting a new national record by almost four seconds. The Irish quartet of Sophie Becker, […]

BIG DAY AHEAD FOR TEAM IRELAND IN TOKYO AS DAY EIGHT OF THE 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES GETS UNDERWAY

July 31, 2021
It was a busy morning once more for Team Ireland in Tokyo, with Mark English and Sarah Lavin both in action in athletics, while Sarah Ennis and Horseware Woodcourt Garrison (ISH) completed the dressage phase of eventing. Play is currently underway for golfers, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry, in Round 3 of the Men’s Individual […]

AIDAN WALSH BECOMES IRELAND’S LATEST OLYMPIC MEDALLIST AS HE GUARANTEES HIMSELF AT LEAST A BRONZE IN TOKYO

July 30, 2021
“I would cut my medal in half and give her half of it,” said a beamingAidan Walsh of his sister Michaela this morning, as he put on a fantastic quarter-final display to guarantee himself at least a bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Walsh was composed throughout the Men’s Welter bout with Merven […]

CANOEING, SAILING AND EQUESTRIAN ALL IN ACTION THIS AFTERNOON FOR TEAM IRELAND IN TOKYO

July 25, 2021
Both Liam Jegou (canoeing) and Annalise Murphy (sailing) had a second race this afternoon in Tokyo, with Jegou putting in a superb second run display to qualify for the Men’s C1 Canoe Slalom semi-finals. A solid race from Annalise Murphy in the Laser Radial also saw her finish in 12th place, while Team Ireland Dressage […]

EQUESTRIAN TEAM IRELAND ANNOUNCEMENT

July 7, 2021
Team Ireland Equestrian Athletes Confirmed for Tokyo 2020 Experienced Riders Named for the Olympic Games in Tokyo Team Ireland has officially selected the Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage athletes and horses who will compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The majority of the Equestrian events take place in the original arena that […]

Irish Show Jumping team finish fifth in Longines FEI Nations Cup of France as Swiss take victory

June 12, 2021
The Irish Show Jumping team of Shane Sweetnam, Darragh Kenny, Bertram Allen and Cian O’Connor, managed by Michael Blake, have finished in fifth place in today’s (Friday) Longines FEI Nations Cup of France in La Baule Many of the world’s top teams were using today’s fixture to test the form of combinations ahead of the […]

Flawless Ireland storm to victory in Dutch Longines EEF Nations Cup

June 4, 2021
A stunning performance from Michael Blake’s Irish Show Jumping team of Alexander Butler, Eoin Gallagher, Eoin McMahon and David Simpson, has seen them claim a brilliant win in today’s Longines EEF Nations Cup at Peelbergen in The Netherlands. Ireland were in a five-way tie for the lead at the halfway stage thanks to clear rounds […]

Ireland’s Judy Reynolds announces the retirement of Dressage superstar Vancouver K

June 3, 2021
Kildare’s Judy Reynolds has announced the retirement of her long-time partner Vancouver K – the greatest horse ever to represent Ireland on the international Dressage stage and who has inspired a new generation of Irish Dressage riders with his record-breaking performances across the globe.  Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K (Photo: Joe Reynolds) Reynolds and the […]

Irish Eventing team take runner-up spot in British Nations Cup

June 2, 2021
Ireland’s Mikey Pender and The Irish Sport Horse HHS Calais claimed victory in today’s (Sunday) two-star Grand Prix at Peelbergen in The Netherlands, coming out on top after a 16-horse jump-off. It was Pender’s first ever visit to Peelbergen and he took full advantage of being drawn last to go in the jump-off. “It is […]

Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH) win CCI4*-S at Ballindenisk while Michael McNally and Eclipto (ISH) win CCI4*L

April 25, 2021
With just 89 days to go to the start of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, many of the Olympic shortlisted riders for the Irish Eventing team were in action this weekend at Ballindenisk International in Co Cork. The CCI4*-S competition saw three of Ireland’s silver medal winning team from the 2018 World Championships finish in […]

Wonderful Winter Equestrian Festival for Irish riders and horses

April 16, 2021
Irish riders enjoyed a winning streak during the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, USA, scooping almost $1.1m in prize money on offer in the international classes and winning 16 competitions in total. Some really exciting young horses threw down a marker for the future, as Irish breeding of top-class showjumpers continues to make […]

Irish riders climb Longines FEI World Rankings with 12 now inside top 100

April 8, 2021
Following a run of excellent results primarily at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, several Irish Show Jumping riders have made big gains on the latest Longines FEI World Rankings released this week. Offaly’s Darragh Kenny remains the highest-ranked Irish rider at No.9, while Cork’s Shane Sweetnam has climbed five places to No.26. Tipperary’s Denis […]

Irish clean sweep in weekend’s global competitions as Nicky Galligan and Darragh Kenny claim major victories

March 22, 2021
Two of the biggest Show Jumping competitions on offer across the globe this weekend have been won by Irish riders, after Meath’s Nicky Galligan claimed a four-star Grand Prix win in California, while Offaly’s Darragh Kenny scooped the top prize in the three-star Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida. Riding The Irish […]

Four Irish in top 10 as Cian O’Connor and Kilkenny (ISH) third in five-star Florida Grand Prix

March 14, 2021
Another hugely impressive set of performances from Irish horses and riders at the highest level of world Show Jumping saw them fill four of the top 10 places in last night’s (Saturday)  $401,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, USA. Meath’s Cian O’Connor was best of the Irish after he […]

Incredible Irish fill all top five places in Florida’s five-star WEF Challenge Cup

March 12, 2021
In another stunning result on the world stage, Irish riders claimed all of the top five places in last night’s (Thursday) five-star $73,000 Adequan WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, USA. Offaly’s Darragh Kenny and the 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse Sligo Balou Boy took victory after a 10-horse jump-off, […]

Ireland finish as runners-up in Florida Nations Cup as USA take victory

March 11, 2021
A strong performance which included six clear rounds from the Michael Blake-managed Irish Show Jumping team of Shane Sweetnam, Bertram Allen, Michael Duffy and Cian O'Connor, saw them finish as runners-up  in the $150,000 four-star Nations Cup at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, which concluded in the early hours of this morning (Saturday). It was […]

Michael Blake names Irish team for first Nations Cup of the season in Florida

March 4, 2021
Irish Show Jumping team manager Michael Blake (pictured) has named his team for tomorrow’s (Friday) four-star FEI Nations Cup at Wellington in Florida, USA, which will be Ireland’s first team action of the 2021 season. Ireland have been drawn fourth to jump of the eight teams that take part and line out as follows: Cork’s […]

Bertram Allen and Castlefield Vegas (ISH) lead Irish domination of Florida Grand Prix

February 25, 2021
Wexford’s Bertram Allen and The Irish Sport Horse Castlefield Vegas continued their excellent run of from, by taking a superb victory in Sunday’s €137,000 three-star Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, USA. From a start list of 45 combinations, 18 made it into the jump-off and at the finish Irish horses and […]
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