Snatches Kerrygold Grand Prix League Final
FRANCIS Connors is the outright winner of the 2002 Kerrygold Grand
Prix League, racking up enough points from a Second Place at Rolestown,
Co. Dublin today (Sunday) to overtake long-time league leader Conor
Swail from Co. Down, and win the overall prize of 6,700 Euro.
Swail built up a healthy lead from early in the season, and seemed
almost unassailable in his bid for the title by mid-summer, steady
successes from Francis Connors in the dying months of the League
rocketed him up the leaderboard until just six points separated
him from Conor Swail's impressive tally of 105 after Iverk's Grand
Prix on Thursday.
at Rolestown, however, Connors piloted <Who's Business As Usual>
into Second Place, gaining eight points and a total League score
of 107. He therefore beats Conor Swail by just two points.
winner Lt. Shane Carey took 10 points today, which brings him up
to Third Place in the League final.
GRAND PRIX LEAGUE SHOW JUMPING RESULT: ROLESTOWN, NORTH CO. DUBLIN
Sponsored by Sam Dennigan & Co. Ltd.
Sunday, September 8, 2002
SHANNONDALE; Lt. Shane Carey (Owner: Minister for Defence) Faults
0.00 Time 36.51
2) WHO'S BUSINESS AS USUAL; Francis Connors (Owner: Julie Pratt)
Faults 0.00 Time 37.71
3) CARRAIG DUBH; Lt. David O'Brien (Owner: Minister for Defence)
Faults 0.00 Time 38.46
4) KILLOSSERY KRUISETTE: Lt. David O'Brien (Owner: Minister for
Defence) Faults 0.00 Time 39.60
5) CHIPPISON; Marie Burke (Owner: Marie Burke) Faults 0.00 Time
6) NOTRE DAME: Gabriel Slattery (Owner: Darragh Kerins) Faults 0.00
riders through to jump-off
KERRYGOLD GRAND PRIX LEAGUE 2002 - Final Rankings after ROLESTOWN
(6,700 Euro): FRANCIS CONNORS: 107 points
SECOND PLACE (3,500 Euro): CONOR SWAIL 105 points
THIRD PLACE (2,500 Euro): LT. SHANE CAREY 66 points
Edward Doyle: 63.5 points
5) Shane Breen: 60 points
6) Linda Courtney 49 points