Determined by a draw at the RDS today, the starting order for Friday's Aga Khan Trophy has been announced. Ireland will advantageously be the last of the eight teams to jump in this, the final leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Series of 2013. Team Ireland is currently in sixth place in the series, and must stay in the top six if they wish to make the final in Barcelona in September. But for now, all eyes will be focused on tomorrow's competition, which last year was won by Team Ireland for the first time since 2004. Cian had this to say of the day's jumping:
QUIETER DAY with just Unique jumping in the big speed. Gave it a go and had the middle of combination when in contention. He jumps next on Saturday. Blue Loyd has been selected for the Irish team tomorrow along with Dermott Lennon, Shane Breen and Conor Swail. Big day ahead and looking forward to it. Heard a good saying earlier in the week when I asked a rider how they felt about the week - "clear head and clean underpants and we should be fine!"
Watch Cian and Team Ireland jump from 14h55 tomorrow at the RDS in Dublin.