All Ireland Inter-Schools Show Jumping Championship
Strong numbers braved the weather to compete at the All Ireland Inter-Schools Show Jumping Championship held on the 2nd of May at Enniscourthy Showgrounds, Co Wexford. With the top 10 teams set to go forward to the Gain Supreme Championships at Millstreet on August 16th next, there was an air of excitement as the competition got underway. In all, 21 teams jumped a two-round format, with the clear rounds going forward to a jump off against the clock. Six teams jumped in a thrilling jump off with Gorey Community School victorious, followed by Kilkenny College, St Marys, New Ross, St. Peters College, Wexford, Borris Community School and Newbridge College. The winning Gorey team included Doireann Ryan (Moneyboe Sunset), Lucia Merrigan (Flash Molly), Rebecca Steacy (Castlemore Cailin) and Orla Allen (Beechwood Star).
Runners-up Kilkenny Colleges team was Megan Telford Kelly (Fond of a Drop), Maria Cairns (Maday Cruise), Molly Ryan ( Docs Raz Ma Taz) and Jennifer Young (Myshall Tom) while third-placed St Marys Secondary School, New Ross, were represented by Jane Fitzpatrick (Sally), Joanne Dillon (HSB Dark Viper), Ciara Murphy (Euro Express) and Leagh Cummins (Round Thorne Zeus).
We look forward to a fantastic GAIN Supreme Championship in August!