St Kieran’s College held their annual leg of the TRI Equestrian sponsored Interschools Showjumping Competition in Warrington on Sunday 29th September, which once again, proved to be a great success.
The Novice Team competition started off the day with 16 teams competing for the coveted prizes. First place went to Borris Vocational School with Mosie Murphy (Trickery Stephen D) and Tess Staunton (Full of Promise) representing their team mates Caoilfhionn Lawlor and Jack Griffith and clearing the course in a combined time of 73.95 seconds. Second place went to Newbridge College (Black Team) and finally Third place went to Presentation Wexford. Best Turned was awarded for the third year running to the Newbridge College (Black Team). Well done to all our Novice riders. Hannah Groves and Mille took home 1st place in the Novice Competition, followed by Cian Byrne on Monghanstown Rose in 2nd place and Aaron Doyle on Daddy’s Dollars in 3rd place.
The main event was the TRI Equestrian Open Team Competition. In what was a very competitive jump off between Borris Vocational School, St Kieran’s College (White Team), Wesley College and Gorey Community School. Borris Vocational School were triumphant on the day whizzing around the course on a combined time of 76.45 seconds were Patrick Doyle (DJ) and Catherine Kavanagh (Coppenagh Blitz) representing their team mates Claire Kavanagh and Aoife Murphy. Wesley College took 2nd place and Gorey Community School took home 3rd prize on the day. Best turned out went to Newbridge College (Black Team).
The strongly contested Open Individual competition saw Claire Kavanagh, Borris Vocational School and Clonagoose Daniel Dubh take first prize in a time of 34.82 sec. Chloe Hughes Kennedy, Presentation Secondary School took second place on 38.24 sec and David Parle, St Kieran’s College taking third place with 38.81 sec.
St Kieran’s College would like to thank the Moloney Family (Warrington Topflight Equestrian Centre), as well as all the students (past and present), parents and sponsors (Gain Animal Nutrition, Red Mills, Euro Farm, CF Pharma, Ballyquirke Limousins & Sport Horses & Foulkstown Feeds) who helped with the running of the event leading up to and on the day. Well done to Ms Hickey for organising the event behalf of the school and to all involved in another very successful Equestrian event for St Kieran’s College. Congratulations to all who participated and to the schools who travelled from all over the country to enter competitions. Many thanks to Conor and Billy Drennan for taking photos on the day.