Finish Eighth At Barcelona But Hold Super League Joint No.
IRISH squad weakened by equine injuries managed only an eighth place
in the Samsung Super League Final in Barcelona today (Sunday) but
the shake-out of double points and some surprising results means
that Ireland clung on to their second place in the Super league
rankings, though now share it with Germany, who fielded an elite
team, and won today's Nations Cup competition.
held onto their Super League spot at the top of the league, though
finishing ninth today, while Italy put in a strong performance to
come home in joint third behind home team Spain, who are not part
of the Super league rankings.
despite finishing joint fifth at Barcelona, Sweden ended at the
bottom of the Super League, and will now be relegated to the <ordinary>
Nations Cup league next year.
Shane Carey scored Ireland's only clear round on <Killossery>
after a four-faulter first time out, while Cian O'Connor was next
best, riding <Waterford Crystal> with just one pole down in
each round. Nations Cup debutante Marie Burke put in a creditable
performance with <Chippison>, taking down two fences in each
round, and Harry Marshall remedied his first round discard score
of 12 faults with just a single pole down second time out.
though, could touch the German team, who arrived in Barcelona determined
to improve on their fifth place ranking after Rotterdam, and did
so by racking up an unbeatable run of four double clear rounds.
JUMPING RESULTS: CSIO*****BARCELONA SPAIN SEPTEMBER 18 - 21, 2003
No.12 Nations Cup - Final Samsung Super League
LARGE TOUR NATIONS CUP - SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE. Table: 2 rounds,
not against the clock. Art. 264.
Sunday, September 21, 2003
GERMANY 0 Faults
2) SPAIN 8 Faults
=3) ITALY 12 Faults
=3) BELGIUM 12 Faults
=5) SWEDEN 16 Faults
=5) Gt. BRITAIN 16 Faults
7) NETHERLANDS 20 Faults
8) IRELAND 24 Faults
SPLENDIDO; HARRY MARSHALL Faults 12.00 /4.00
CHIPPISON; MARIE BURKE Faults 8.00/ 8.00
KILLOSSERY; LT SHANE CAREY Faults 4.00/0.00
WATERFORD CRYSTAL; CIAN O'CONNOR Faults 4.00/4.00
9) FRANCE 28 Faults
Super League Placings to follow.