Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

Cian's Blog

Dramatic Olympic Medal!

  • Posing for photographers in London

Hi everyone,

I’m writing this at 4am Thursday as i can’t sleep!

I’m absolutely wired to the moon and have just finished replying to the hundreds of text messages of well wishers that I’m honoured to have received.

It’s been an incredible journey to get to this day and so many people have helped me get here, most especially Blue Loyd’s owners, Charlie and Barbara O’Reilly-Hyland who backed my dream to aim at London with the goal of winning a medal. Game set and match and thank you guys!

Blue Loyd deserves the ultimate accolade as today he jumped like a real superstar. The support from the crowd today was amazing and something that really helped me go well.

I’m thrilled with the overwhelming support coming from back home and I really hope that this medal will give some young riders the drive to see that anything is possible if you keep plugging away!

Also Ireland is in need of a boost now more than ever and I know how well the boxers have done and with more to come I’m thrilled that along with them we can give the Irish public something to cheer loudly about!!

I’m home at lunch time and straight back to work as plenty to do ahead of the Dublin Horse Show which commences next Wednesday so please all come along and support us at the RDS.

Chat soon, and thanks again for your support,


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