For the second time in as many rounds, Waterford’s Francis Connors and the Hilda Anthony owned Uskerty Diamond Lady, grabbed the winners prize in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league, this time in the fifth round of the series at Charleville Show in Cork.
The same partnership were victorious in the fourth round at West Clare and they were in devastating form again in Charleville, in a tight competition that saw less than a second and a half separate the top five finishers.
Ten of the 32 starters made it through to the jump off and in the end Connors filled the top two places, taking second place with Oilean Uno.
Another Waterford born rider grabbed third spot, Peter Moloney riding Ballyconnery Wood collecting valuable league points, as the Colligan native kept up his push for overall league honours.
All of the top eight finishers produced double clear rounds including Tralee’s Maura Counihan who finished fourth with Killerisk Minnie, while Brian Morrison was the highest placed local rider in fifth with Wodonja G.
David Moran and Derg Showtime completed the top six with Gemma Phelan seventh with RVS Harley Ger and Francis Connors again in the prizes taking seventh place with Macushla R.
This latest result means Francis Connors consolidates his position at the top of the league table.
This coming week sees a double bill of Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League action, Tallow Gymkhana in West Waterford host’s round six of the series this Thursday 3 July, before Clonmel Show will provide the venue for round seven on Sunday, 6 July.
Full Result – Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League – Round 5 Charleville Show Cork. 28 June 2014
1st Francis Connors/Uskerty Diamond Lady 0/0 38.06
2nd Francis Connors/Oilean Uno 0/0 38.27
3rd Peter Moloney/Ballyconnery Wood 0/0 38.68
4th Maura Counihan/Killerisk Minnie 0/0 39.20
5th Brian Morrison/Wodonja G 0/0 39.53
6th David Moran/Derg Showtime 0/0 40.83
7th Gemma Phelan/RVS Harley Ger 0/0 40.93
8th Francis Connors/Macushla R 0/0 46.26
10 into Jump-off