Lynch enjoys best World Cup result of season

Show jumper Denis Lynch had his best World Cup result of the season yesterday when fifth in Stuttgart, Germany.

In a contest boasting eight of the world’s top 10, the Tipperary native and Abbervail van het Dingeshoff negotiated one of 11 first-round clears.

While the German-based rider repeated his opening display, he was almost two seconds off the pace, earning €10,000 for his efforts and moving to 22nd on the Western European League. Frenchman Kevin Staut (Silvana HDC) spoiled the party for home fans, beating Marcus Ehning (Noltes Kuchengirl) by one-hundredth of a second to join Spaniard Sergio Alvarez Moya at the top of the league.

Tipp’s Shane Breen and Cos I Can went out of contention in round one on eight faults.

Adding a bit of rock and roll to proceedings was the participation of Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica.

But the form that has made her a rising star in the US was not evident, as the 20-year-old finished with eight faults on Vornado van den Hoendrik.

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Katie Taylor calls for more time

Jessica Harrington: ‘If we can keep Sizing John sound and on the right path, he’ll win again’

Formula One: Drivers pushing the boundaries

Taylor facing ’toughest fight’


Breaking Stories

Missing link ‘Bonner’ Maher will safeguard Tipperary supremacy

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher ‘took one for the team’

Everton's 'get well soon' video for Seamus Coleman will have fans longing for his return

Rassie Erasmus fails to quell talk of return to South Africa

Lifestyle

There's little help or understanding about Lyme disease in Ireland

Making Cents: Lot of work to do before you hand in your notice

Norman Reedus explains how The Walking Dead is keeping one step ahead

Meet the US firefighter running the Cork City Marathon with his severely ill daughter

More From The Irish Examiner