Tipperary showjumper Broderick for Irish team in Rio


Tipperary showjumper Broderick for Irish team in Rio

Horse Sport Ireland Show Jumping Team Manager Robert Splaine has recommended Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global (ISH) be nominated by Horse Sport Ireland to the Olympic Council of Ireland to represent Ireland at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Tipperary town's Denis Lynch is one of three reserves if another place becomes available to Ireland in Rio.

Speaking after the announcement Robert Splaine said:

"This has been a very difficult decision to make as we are fortunate that our four main contenders for the place are very strong.

Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global (ISH) have been outstanding contributors for Ireland in Nations Cups and have been consistent clear round jumpers at 5 star level. Their performance last weekend in St. Gallen, Switzerland where they jumped a double clear in the Nations Cup to help Ireland to victory, and followed that up with two clear rounds in the Grand Prix, shows they are a combination at the very top of their form."

Greg and MHS Going Global (ISH) were members of last year’s Investec Irish Show Jumping team at Dublin Horse Show where they jumped a double clear round to help Ireland to victory.

Greg Broderick hails from outside Thurles in Co. Tipperary where he operates Ballypatrick Stables. The 31 year old has been nominated with Irish Sport Horse, MHS Going Global. The ten year-old gelding who is owned by Caledonia stables, was bred in Kilkenny by Mrs Ita Brennan who sadly passed away recently.

Ireland is currently the first reserve for an individual place and for a team place at Rio. Should an extra team or individual place open up between now and the definite entry date of July 18th, Robert Splaine has listed three reserve combinations.

These are, in alphabetical order:

Bertram Allen and Molly Malone V

Denis Lynch and All Star 5

Cian O'Connor and Good Luck