Paul O Shea

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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(...)

Captain Brian Cournane of Ireland on Armik in action during The Longines FEI Jumping Nations’ Cup of Great Britain on in Hickstead, West Sussex. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

It’s another very busy weekend for equestrian sports with an international event taking place in Cappoquin, Co Waterford while some of Ireland’s senio(...)

Bertram Allen is part of the Ireland Nations’ Cup team in Poland. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland has been drawn first of the eight teams competing in Sunday’s Longines FEI Nations’ Cup at Sopot in Poland. The quartet selected by Horse Spo(...)

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(...)

Paul O’Shea was victorious in Kentucky. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland’s Paul O’Shea won Saturday’s Grand Prix in Lexington, Kentucky riding the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu. Fro(...)

Rodrigo Pessoa (Irish show jumping team manager), Daniel Coyle, Lorcan Gallagher, Shane Sweetnam, Paul O’Shea and Michael Blake (Irish development team manager). Photograph: Simon Stafford/StartingGate

Ireland’s show jumping riders are competing at five international venues this weekend with most interest focused on Wellington, Florida where a four-s(...)

Shane Sweetnam and Ireland finished fourth in Florida. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

At the end of a successful weekend for Irish equestrianism, there was disappointment on Sunday when Team Ireland could only finish fourth in the first(...)

Darragh Kenny and Classic Dream. Photograph: Sportfot

Ireland’s Darragh Kenny won Saturday night’s $134,000 Grand Prix in Wellington, Florida with the fastest double clear on his own and Ann Thompson’s Cl(...)

The national dressage championship took place at Cavan Equestrian Centre over the weekend. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kildare’s Heike Holstein was crowned national dressage champion for the 12th time on Saturday at Cavan Equestrian Centre where nine-year-old Oscar O’C(...)

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