Jump-off agony for Ireland as Mexico create history and win Aga Khan in Dublin
It was heartache for Ireland in the RDS as Mexico prevailed in a jump-off to claim their first-ever Aga Khan trophy.
Ireland - represented by Mark McAuley, Cameron Hanley, Shane Sweetnam and Paul O'Shea - finished joint second alongside France and Italy following four faults in the final round.
History is made at the RDS as MEXICO win the Aga Khan Trophy for the very first time— Team IRL Equestrian (@TeamIRLEq) August 10, 2018
Ireland, sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange and Devenish, finish in a share of runner-up spot along with France and Italy.#TheUnderwritingExchange#Devenish#Equiline#DublinHorseShow pic.twitter.com/X2bEFWQxJK
Cameron Hanley and Quirex unlucky to pick up four faults near the end of their round and Mexico are #AgaKhan trophy champions for the first time! Ireland finish joint-second with France and Italy. pic.twitter.com/3pTrPWnPAM— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) August 10, 2018
But for Mexico, it was a historic day as they celebrated with champagne during their press copnference.
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