A delighted Cian rode a lap of honour tonight with Billy Twomey, Dermott Lennon and Denis Lynch after K Club Lady produced a superlative double clear in Aachen to help Ireland win the German Nations' Cup for the first time in seven years.
Cian said from Aachen tonight: "It was marvellous to see K Club Lady come up to one of the biggest competitions in the world and produce a double clear. She is an amazing mare and getting better every time."This was a wonderful team effort tonight, and Billy, Dermott , Denis and I went into this full of determination. I think it's also great for Robert Splaine, who has been such a great chef d'equipe right through the series. It doesn't get much better than this tonight, I can tell you."