Francis Connors and Uskerty Diamond Lady win again in Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league at Ballinamona

June 12, 2017

For the second round in-a-row, Waterford’s Francis Connors and Uskerty Diamond Lady came out on top in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League, this time at Ballinamona just outside Waterford City.

Francis Connors and Uskerty Diamond Lady
Having won in the previous round at Aglish Gymkhana, Connors and the Hilda Anthony-owned mare maintained their good form to again take the winners prize after a 13 horse jump-off, with an unbeatable clear round in 32.37 seconds. All of the top eight finishers jumped double clear rounds. Kilkenny’s Kieran Carey and Hip Boy came closest to matching Connors’ time and crossed the line in 34.27 to take runner-up spot.
Francis Connors also took third place with Ian Smyth’s Capitol Cruis (35.09), while Tipperary’s Seamus Hayes and Kavalli Di Magico finished fourth. West Waterford’s Gemma Phelan slotted into fifth place with GRC Acapella, while reigning Munster champion Paul Beecher finished sixth with Loughnatousa Eric.
The fifth round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league will take place at Killeagh Gymkhana in Co Cork this Sunday June 18th
Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League – Round 4 Ballinamona Co Waterford – Sunday June 11th 2017
1st Francis Connors/Uskerty Diamond Lady 0/0 32.37
2nd Kieran Carey/Hip Boy 0/0 34.27
3rd Francis Connors/Capitol Cruis 0/0 35.09
4th Seamus Hayes/ Kavalli Di Magico 0/0 35.63
5th Gemma Phelan/GRC Acapella 0/0 36.17
6th Paul Beecher/Loughnatousa Eric 0/0 37.43
7th Louis Delplace/Lowhill Showdown 0/0 39.04
8th Cathal O’Regan/Luxs Swan 0/0 39.07
33 starters
13 into jump-off