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 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 (...)

Sarsfields celebrate their victory over Moorefield in thre Kildare SFC final replay at  St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Sarsfields 2-15 Moorefield 2-9 Sarsfields dethroned the Kildare champions of the last two years by beating their Newbridge rivals Moorefield in Sunda(...)

Ireland’s last show jumping team to compete at an Olympics was at Athens in 2004. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland will have a show jumping team at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after winning the Longines FEI Nations’ Cup final in Barcelona on Sunday. The Rod(...)

Ireland are among the top eight teams from Thursday’s opening round who go through to Sunday’s final in Catalonia. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s chance of qualifying a show jumping team for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo remains on course following Thursday’s first round of the Lo(...)

Ireland’s Cian O’Connor enjoyed a clear round on PSG Final during Friday’s final team competition at the European show jumping championships in Rotterdam. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for FEI

Ireland failed to secure one of the three Olympic qualifying spots on offer at the European show jumping championships in Rotterdam when finishing sev(...)

Best of the Irish individually is Offaly’s Darragh Kenny. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland goes into Thursday’s second competition in the European show jumping championships in Rotterdam lying sixth (10.36 faults) of the 15 competing(...)

Diarmuid Connolly on his return to action for Dublin in Omagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 0-13 Dublin 1-16 A dispatch from through the looking glass. With 23 minutes gone in this nothing game, this unmatch, Dublin goalkeeper Even Co(...)

Darragh McElhinney won a European Under-20 bronze medal to become only the third Irish athlete in 55 years to medal in an Under-20 5,000m. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

They came from all around and lined the village long before his arrival. As sporting homecomings come and go this one may never actually be surpassed,(...)

The victorious Irish team of Ger O’Neill, Susan Fitzpatrick, Shane Carey (ehef d’equipe), Jenny Rankin and Aidan Killeen stand on the podium following the Drammen Nations’ Cup in Norway. Photograph: Margie McLoone

There were mixed results on the Nations’ Cup scene for Ireland’s show jumpers on Friday with a win for a relatively young team in Drammen, Norway in t(...)

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