Irish eventing team finish fifth at London Olympics

Updated: July 31, 2012

A SUPERB show jumping display from Ireland ‘s three remaining riders Aoife Clark, Joseph Murphy and Mark Kyle saw Ireland finish fifth in the team competition at the Olympic games today (Tuesday).

Superb clears from Aoife Clark and Joseph Murphy and solid six penalty round from Mark Kyle saw Ireland move up from overnight eighth. All three go through to this afternoon’s Individual Eventing Final, which involves a second round of show jumping.

Ireland lost two team riders to falls during the cross country phase yesterday (Monday) – Camilla Speirs and Michael Ryan – so had no discard score available today. They nevertheless finished ahead of favourites Australia and the United States. Thirteen nations took part.

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