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Irish fly to victory in Nations Cup on home ground

08 08 2015


The main arena of the Royal Dublin Society showgrounds in Ireland’s capital city was electric with excitement this evening when the Irish team won the eighth and last leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2015 Europe Division 1 League on their own hallowed turf. Bertram Allen, Greg Broderick, Cian O’Connor, Darragh Kenny and Chef d’Equipe Robert Splaine delivered Ireland’s 23rd victory in the 89-year history of the great event that always draws huge numbers of spectators. But this was possibly one of the most emphatic of all time. Because the home side didn’t just win, they trounced the opposition with a performance so strong that anchorman, Kenny, didn’t even have to jump a second time because it was already wrapped up.

1 IRL - Ireland (Chef d'Equipe: SPLAINE Robert) 64000 € 0 4 4
219 Romanov ALLEN Bertram 4 0
162 Mhs Going Global BRODERICK Greg Patrick 0 0
270 Good Luck O'CONNOR Cian 0 4
49 Sans Soucis Z KENNY Darragh 0 NS

2 NED - Netherlands (Chef d'Equipe: EHRENS Rob) 40000 € 4 4 8
213 Quinlan VOORN Vincent 0 4
155 Vignet PALS Johnny 4 18
266 Willink VAN DE POL Henk 4 0
46 Aquila Sfn VAN DER SCHANS Wout-Jan 0 0

3 SUI - Switzerland (Chef d'Equipe: KISTLER Andy) 32000 € 8 5 13
126 L.B. Eagle Eye LIEBHERR Christina 0 1
236 Corbinian GUERDAT Steve 4 EL
70 Copain du Perchet CH SMITS Edwin 4 4
179 Windsor XV RUTSCHI Niklaus RT 0

6. Great Britain 23 faults: Hello M'Lady (Scott Brash) 0/4, Catwalk (Robert Whitaker) 0/9, Wonder Why (Spencer Roe) 20/16, Cassionato (Michael Whitaker) 5/5.

8. USA 32 faults: Valeska (Charlie Jayne) 20/Elim, Lilli (Georgina Bloomberg) 0/8, Barron (Lucy Davis) 0/8, Babalou 41 (Todd Minikus) 8/8.

Source FEI

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