Francis Connors and the incredibly consistent Uskerty Diamond Lady scored their fourth win of this year’s Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League, this time at Killeagh in Cork.
Having already won league rounds at Ballylawn, Aglish and at Ballinamona last time out, Connors and the Hilda Anthony owned mare once again collected maximum points at Killeagh, to extend their lead at the top of the league table.
They were pushed all the way however by Liam O’Meara and Curraghgraigue Jack Take Fligh, who finished just 17 hundredths of a second slower in second, while Nenagh based O’Meara also filled third place with Realt na Carraig.
Tallow’s Paul Beecher and Danku were close behind in fourth while Francis Connors grabbed another slice of the prize-fund when finishing fifth with Cingdoctro leaving Seamus Hayes and Dilona Blue in sixth.
Laura Connors Wins Round of the FBD Speed Series
Waterford young rider Laura Connors claimed the latest round of the FBD Speed Series at Killeagh Gymkhana in Cork, posting the fastest double clear round of the competition with Justjump.
The nine-year-old mare by Master Imp, who is owned by Ann Connors, stopped the clock in 25.80 seconds giving the pair over half a second to spare over their nearest challenger Peter Moloney. The Colligan rider took runner-up spot with the Deirdre Bourns owned Touchdown mare Valtaire.
Cork riders filled the next two places with Phillip Horgan finishing third with Nina Van Overis Z, just ahead of Patrick Joyce who was competing at his home show in Killeagh, taking fourth spot with Dusty Dude.
Tallow’s Tadhg Beecher and Loughnatousa Stan were close behind in fifth, while John Gallagher completed the top six with Vida Dancer.
The Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix and FBD Speed Series league stay in Cork next weekend, with Charleville Show hosting the eighth round of action on Sunday, 27 June.
Result – Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League – Killeagh Gymkhana, Co. Cork – 21 June 2015
1. Francis Connors/Uskerty Diamond Lady 0/0 35.30
2. Liam O’Meara/ Curraghgraigue Jack Take Fligh 0/0 35.47
3. Liam O’Meara/Realt na Carraig 0/0 37.29
4. Paul Beecher/Danqu 0/0 37.74
5. Francis Connors/Cingdoctro 0/0 38.31
6. Seamus Hayes/Dilona Blue 0/4 39.16
7. Alan O’Regan/Liberation 0/4 39.49
8. Philip Horgan/GVD Mispelaere 0/8.42.52
8 Into Jump-off
Result – FBD Speed Series – Killeagh, Co. Cork Sunday – 21 June 2015
1. Laura Connors/Justjump 0/0 25.80
2. Peter Moloney/Valtaire 0/0 26.47
3. Phillip Horgan/Nina Van Overis Z 0/0 29.45
4. Patrick Joyce/Dusty Dude 0/0 31.66
5. Tadhg Beecher/Loughnatousa Stan 0/0 31.82
6. John Gallagher/Vida Dancer H 0/0 33.27