Cian O Connor

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Rhys McClenaghan: he has been talking a big performance well in advance of Tokyo. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Show me the medals, only just don’t tell. Or should that be other way round? It used to be anyway, those innocent days when no Irish athlete dared pre(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

Philly McMahon is challenged by Hugh Kenny during Ballymun’s semi-final victory. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ballymun Kickhams 1-18 Kilmacud Crokes 2-12 A cracking Dublin football semi-final in Parnell Park saw Ballymun deservedly see off Kilmacud, but in a (...)

Ireland’s Cian O’Connor and Waterford Crystal celebrate winning the gold medal at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

On the morning of the individual showjumping competition at the 2012 Olympics, Cian O’Connor got out of bed at six o’clock and took his competition wh(...)

Ireland has secured two individual places in the para dressage competition at this year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s show jumping riders recorded wins on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday with Galway’s Michael Duffy striking first when landing the three-(...)

Team USA’s Margie Goldstein-Engle, Laura Kraut, Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, Beezie Madden and Jessica Springsteen claimed the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup at the opening round of the 2020 series at Deeridge Farm in Wellington. Photograph: Shannon Brinkman/FEI

Having shared the lead with Britain at the halfway stage, Ireland, the defending champions, finished a disappointing equal fifth in the opening round (...)

Bertram Allen and Quiet Easy 4 in action in Florida. Photograph: Sportfot

Ireland’s Bertram Allen has made his mark on his first competitive visit to the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida by winning the first(...)

Cian O’Connor and Lazzaro delle Schiave. Photograph: Sportfot

The first of 12 weeks’ competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida concluded with a win for Ireland’s Cian O’Connor in Sunday(...)

 Darragh Kenny of Ireland rides his horse ‘Balou du Reventon’ during the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix competition in Prague. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s Darragh Kenny, riding Ann Thompson’s Balou du Reventon, finished second in Saturday night’s lucrative Longines Global Champions Tour Super G(...)

Rodrigo Pessoa has stepped down as  Team Ireland’s senior high-performance jumping director in a bid to represent Brazil at next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: James Crombie

Rodrigo Pessoa, who only recently expressed his desire to manage the Irish show jumping team through to next year’s Olympic Games, has announced that (...)

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