More home-grown glory at Mounted Games
Ireland's international mounted games team lived up to its 'favourite' tag at the European Mounted Games Championships, held at Tattersalls in Co Meath.
After four days of competition to determine the best teams in Europe based on speed and pin-point accuracy, the under-17 competition had a nail-biting finish which resulted in a popular win for Ireland.
The Irish had been well touted beforehand as possible winners, but they had to fight hard to fend off the persistent challenge from Scotland, who were only three points adrift on 124 at the end.
England finished in third place on 120 points.
The dramatic final saw only seven points separating the first three countries after six competitive sessions of racing.
Representing Ireland were Graham Beirne, Philip Weldon, Andrew Devitt, Peter McCarthy and Niall Hughes, who have all played successfully together for several years.
The team was trained by Mark Devitt, himself a former European individual winner.
Co Meath's Alan Keoghan provided Ireland's second European Championship with a fine win in the Individual final on Saturday night. Alan was a previous winner of this event.