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Equestrian: Lennon claims London honours

Dermott Lennon clinched the €24,000 winner's purse when topping the Grand Prix at Olympia in London last night riding the brilliant Loughview Lou-Lou, WRITES LOUISE PARKES.

The result rounded up a superb few weeks for the Banbridge rider. With the same mare, he scooped the Derby honours in Geneva, Switzerland two weeks ago, and last Thursday he brought her out again to won the opening-day Speed class at the British event.

The 42-year-old Irishman last night devastated the opposition with another blistering run with Judith Sossick's nine-year-old.

Former Irish team member, Lennon's storming clear run of 37.84 seconds couldn't be bettered by any of the 10 rivals who made the cut into the Grand Prix second round race.


Donegal middleweight Jason Quigley is in line to qualify for the World Series of Boxing (WSB) Individual Championships following his impressive technical knockout of Australia's Trevor Troy O'Meley in Hollywood on Sunday night.

Quigley and Dublin super-heavyweight Sean Turner both claimed victories to help the Los Angeles Matadors to a 5-0 win over the Bangkok Elephants in the WSB Team Championships.

Turner, who boxes out of the Drimnagh BC in Dublin, earned a unanimous decision over Ukrainian heavyweight Anatolii Antoniuk.


BRICKLAYER James Richardson has his eyes on more big scalps after shocking Raymond van Barneveld in the first round of the PDC World Championships.

Richardson, the world No 85 from Northamptonshire, ran out a 3-0 winner in an enthralling encounter played out before a disbelieving Alexandra Palace crowd.

The 37-year-old Richardson stormed to victory against five-time world champion Van Barneveld and has set up a clash with Belgium's Kim Huybrechts, who defeated Fermanagh's Brendan Dolan.

Irish Independent