Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

News: July, 2014

Aga Khan Team announced for Dublin

Horse Sport Ireland’s show jumping team manager Robert Splaine announced the squad for the Aga Khan Trophy competition at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show.

The five-strong squad, from which Splaine will select his team of four prior to the Nations’ Cup on Friday August 8 is, in alphabetical order:

Bertram Allen / Molly Malone V
Dermott Lennon / Loughview Lou Lou (ISH)
Denis Lynch / All Star 5
Cian O’Connor / Quidam’s Cherie
Billy Twomey / Diaghilev

Robert Splaine commented: "Dublin is regarded as one of the greatest shows in the world and the pressure to perform to the very best of our ability in front of the home crowd always brings out the best in the Irish team."

Cian was delighted to be selected for this year's Aga Khan squad, saying there was a "tough task ahead. Hopefully we can deliver the goods with this great squad. I'm really looking forward to what will be my 17th consecutive International performance at Dublin and hopefully my 11th Aga Khan."

Cian will be taking Quidam's Cherie, Quidam's Flower and Saphir as his international horses, Aramis for the 7&8 year old class, Hugo for the 6 year old class, plus Castlecomer Q for the puissance.

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