19 June 2016
By Elaine Murphy
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 Co 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 Beecher 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 Co Cork for the eighth round of action this Saturday June 25th.