Tuesday 20 March 2018

Record entries the order of the day at hunter trials held in Ballintober

RECORD ENTRIES were recorded at Ballintober Hunter Trials on Sunday week last. This season hadn't been great for these events due to very wet weather, but this was an exception.

Temperatures were on the cool side and but for some light mist for a time, this event had plenty to offer. The track is always in excellent shape and with some new jumps to contend with, competitors had an interesting and challenging day out.

The Novice (90 cm.) course attracted record numbers in both singles and pairs with the Killinick Harriers pair of Johnny Roche and Benny Walsh the outright winners. The open singles class was won by Shane Roche, another Kilinick rider.

This is always a very well-run event and attracts riders from all over the south-east. The Ballintober venue has become very popular for schooling and training and is open all year round.

Parent and child: 1, Aidan Murphy and Ellie Murphy; 2, Eleanor Dalton and Lauren Dalton; 3, Michael Burke and Ruth Burke; 4, Leonard Ramsbottom and Kerrie Ann Ramsbottom; 5, Maeve Nugent and Mark Hogman; 6, Ciara Moore and Janet Moore.

Under-12 pair: 1, Vivienne Leslie and Rachel Hearne; 2, Aoife Keenan and Aoife O'Brien; 3, Grace Costello and Alex Symes; 4, Rachel O'Shea and Lorna O'Shea.

Under-12 singles: 1, Alex Symes; 2, Millie Finn; 3, Amy Lambertl; 4, Flora Doran; 5, Molly O'Shea; 6, Conor Ryan; 7, Ruth Byrne; 8, Grace Costello; 9, Molly Walsh; 10, Jack McCormack; 11, Conor Campion; 12, Lucy Bolger; 13, Anna May Dwan; 14, Eimear O'Shea; 15, Lorna O'Shea; 16, Hannah Doyle; 17, Alannah Walsh; 18, Rachel Hearne; 19, Henry Farrell; 20, Catherine Kavannagh; 21, Maeve Nugent; 22, Steven Lawlor; 23, Shauna Furlong.

Pony pairs: 1, Thomas Allen and Robbie Walsh; 2, Hannah Rapley and Eamon Kavanagh; 3, Saoirse Hartley and Vicki Fenlon; 4, Rory Doyle and Daniel Holden.

Pony singles: 1, Charles Farrell; 2, Anna Dowling; 3, Hannah Rapley; 4, Darragh Doyle.

Intro 80 cm. pairs: 1, Claire Grannell and Fergal Grannell; 2, Nadia Blanchfield and Aoife Murphy; 3, David Byrne and Tony Wilson; 4, Katie Goff and Scott Pheasey.

Intro 80 cm. singles: 1, Rachel O'Sullivan; 2, Emily-Kate Robinson; 3, Emily Laffan; 4, John Cleary.

Novice 90 cm. pairs: 1, Johnny Roche and Benny Walsh; 2, Joseph Byrne and Sophie Byrne; 3, John Leacy and Jack O'Hagan; 4, Anne Lynch and Conor McEntee.

Novice 90 cm. singles: 1, Aoife Doyle; 2, Sarah Berry; 3, Jim Redmond; 4, Hannah Holden.

Open pairs: 1, Sarah Freeman and Niamh Murphy.

Open singles: 1, Shane Roche; 2, Elaine Roche; 3, Jimmy Quirke; 4, Liam O'Connor.

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