Waterford’s Paddy O’Donnell came out on top in the seventh round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League, which was held at Killeagh gymkhana in Cork.
Six of the 19 starters made it into the jump-off, with former national champion O’Donnell piloting his own 14-year-old gelding Minority Report to victory. They finished with well over three seconds to spare over runners-up Paul Beecher and Loughnatousa Eric (40.41), who extended their lead at the top of the league table.
Paul’s younger brother Tadgh slotted into third place with Loughnatousa Sheldon, when they stopped the clock in 41.76. Five of the six combinations who made it into the jump-off went clear again against the clock, including Cork’s Timmy Doyle, who finished as the highest placed young rider and top finisher from the rebel county.
Cathal O’Regan took fifth place with Luxs Swan, while Maura Counihan completed the top six aboard Killerisk Minnie.
The Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League now moves to Charleville Show in Cork for the eighth round of action this Saturday, 25 June.
Result – Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League – Killeagh Cork 19 June 2016
1. Paddy O’Donnell/Minority Report 0/0 37.01
2. Paul Beecher/Loughnatousa Eric 0/0 40.41
3. Tadhg Beecher/Loughnatousa Sheldon 0/0 41.76
4. Timmy Doyle/JS Bucks 0/0 44.03
5. Cathal O’Regan/Luxs Swan 0/0 45.23
6. Maura Counihan/Killerisk Minnie 0/4 40.10