Splaine names squad for 2016 Nations Cup

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Horse Sport Ireland’s senior Show Jumping Team Manager Robert Splaine has announced the Irish Show jumping squad for the Nations Cup of Belgium which will take place in Lummen on Friday, April 29.

The squad of five from which four riders will be selected to jump is, in alphabetical order: Wexford’s Bertram Allen riding Molly Malone V; Tipperary’s Greg Broderick riding MHS Going Global(ISH); Waterford’s Anthony Condon riding Aristio; Tipperary’s Denis Lynch riding All Star 5; Meath’s Cian O’Connor riding Good Luck.

Speaking about his selection Robert Splaine said; “Lummen is the first of our Furusiyya League points gaining shows and I am hopeful that we get off to a good start. We are fielding a strong team and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Each country in the top division is allocated four point-scoring Nations Cups out of the eight Nations Cup shows in the series. Countries can compete in other Nations Cups in the series but their results at these shows will not contribute to their league points.

The Nations Cups allocated to Ireland in 2016 are: Lummen (BEL) 29th April; St Gallen (SUI) 3rd June; Falsterbo (SWE) 8th July; Dublin (IRL) 22nd July.