Waterford’s Francis Connors wins Newcastle West round of Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league

July 17, 2017

Waterford’s Francis Connors and Tipperary’s Liam O’Meara dominated the 10th round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league at Newcastle West in Co Limerick today (Sunday), between them filling all of the top five places.
Connors closed the gap on league leader Timmy Doyle by scoring a win with Capitol Cruis, crossing the line clear in 41.95 seconds in the 10 horse jump-off. Liam O’Meara was just three tenths of a second behind in second with Curragraigue Jack Take Flight, while the Nenagh rider also took third place with Kennysflight. Francis Connors finished fourth with Newmarket Clare Lady, while Liam O’Meara took another slice of the prize fund when finishing fifth with Russel Style. The top six was completed by Maura Counihan who produced the fastest four fault round of the jump-off with Killerisk Minnie.
The 11th round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league will take place at Dungarvan Show on Thursday July 27th.
Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League – Round 10  – Newcastle West Co Limerick, Sunday July 16th 2017

1st Francis Connors/Capitol Cruis  0/0 41.95

2nd Liam O’Meara/Curragraigue Jack Take Flight 0/0 42.26
3rd Liam O’Meara/Kennysflight 0/0 44.00
4th Francis Connors/Newmarket Clare Lady 0/0 46.70
5th Liam O’Meara/Russel Style 0/0 54.68
6th Maura Counihan/Killerisk Minnie 0/4 43.02
7th Sinead Kennedy/Charm School 0/4 46.55
8th Anthony O’Regan/Holmoak Koln 0/4 56.46
25 Starters
10 in jump-off