Person: Damian McDonald
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
A strategic review of the infrastructure governing the equine sector is to be undertaken, with the Department of Agriculture issuing a tender shortly.
Fri, 23 Oct, 2015
Show jumper Cian O’Connor yesterday declared that “the Olympic dream ain’t over yet, by any means”.
Mon, 24 Aug, 2015
Mon, 03 Aug, 2015
Tue, 17 Feb, 2015
Stud owner Mary McCann confirmed yesterday that she had two clones from her deceased stallion Cruising.
Sat, 14 Feb, 2015
Robert Splaine will continue as manager of the Ireland show jumping team, following a review of his performance over the past two years.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
Andrew Doyle, chairman of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, believes moves to bring online betting into the tax net should result in greater financial support for the sport horse industry.
Fri, 31 Jan, 2014
Showjumping Ireland (SJI) chairman Tony Hurley is optimistic the work of its insurance taskforce will pay dividends and he is “hopeful” of a substantial reduction in the premium for next year.
Fri, 24 May, 2013
Ginny Elliot has withdrawn her application seeking another term as the Ireland eventing team high-performance manager.
Thu, 17 Jan, 2013
Olympic bronze medallist Cian O’Connor leapt into the history books yesterday when he brought show jumping to Croke Park for the first time.
Tue, 18 Dec, 2012
With just over a month to go on his contract, Robert Splaine received a glowing endorsement from the Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) chief executive yesterday.
Fri, 23 Nov, 2012
Five months after a trade delegation to China led by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney heralded the opening of the country as a possible market for Irish horses, the major obstacles of quarantine and a direct flight have yet to be resolved.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2012
Show jumper Cian O’Connor boosted the efforts of Ireland’s horse industry to break into the emerging Chinese market by winning the Beijing World Cup yesterday.
Thu, 04 Oct, 2012
Ballindenisk will host the European Championships in 2019, if the Fell family ambitions are realised.
Fri, 21 Sep, 2012
Katie Taylor’s father and trainer Peter has insisted he stayed calm throughout his daughter’s heart-stopping Olympic final win as he knew it was her destiny to win gold.
Fri, 10 Aug, 2012
Show jumper Denis Lynch has been required by Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) to attend a meeting in Dublin today to put his case as to why he should be allowed to participate in the Olympics.
Mon, 09 Jul, 2012
Tattersalls Ireland yesterday told Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) it has until October 1 to establish a “sustainable guaranteed funding mechanism” or the Meath venue will be unable to host its 2013 international horse trials.
Sat, 16 Jun, 2012
The RDS and other historic show jumping venues could face serious competition in remaining in the top-level Nations Cup series if proposals for a revamp proceed next year.
Fri, 04 May, 2012
THE market for Irish horses in China is full of potential, Horse Sport Ireland chief executive Damian McDonald said yesterday, but he acknowledged a number of obstacles needed to be overcome.
Fri, 20 Apr, 2012
Denis Lynch has Lantinus and All Inclusive to choose from in the first round of tomorrow’s Global Champions Tour in Doha, Qatar, though yesterday he had yet to decide which horse to use.
Fri, 06 Apr, 2012
HORSE Sport Ireland (HSI) has suffered a 7% cut in its high performance funding from the Irish Sports Council as a result of the failure to qualify a show jumping team for the Olympics.
Fri, 30 Dec, 2011
HORSE Sport Ireland (HSI) has yielded to pressure and opted to initiate an independent review of Ireland’s failure to qualify a show jumping team for the Olympics.
Sat, 15 Oct, 2011
SENATOR Tom Sheahan did not mince his words in the Seanad last week when citing a “cancer” in Horse Sport Ireland for the failure of Ireland’s show jumpers to qualify a team for the Olympics.
Fri, 30 Sep, 2011
HORSE Sport Ireland (HSI) is to undertake a review of Ireland’s poor performance in last week’s European Championships.
Fri, 23 Sep, 2011
AN “independent” review of ShowjumpingIreland’s (SJI) insurance policy has been initiated by Horse Sport Ireland (HSI).
Fri, 24 Jun, 2011
HORSE SPORT IRELAND is again putting up a prizefund of €75,500 for its Irish Sport Horse Studbook Show Jumping Series.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2011
IRELAND will contest this year’s Meydan Nations Cup Series, despite a 60% cut in funding by its affiliate, ShowjumpingIreland, coupled with a reduction in the Irish Sports Council contribution to high performance.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2011
THE multi-million dollar Breeders’ Cup racing fixture could leave the United States and come to Ireland if a sporting and leisure complex gets the go-ahead, according to champion trainer Aidan O’Brien.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2011
Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) yesterday saw its Irish Sports Council funding cut by over €120,000 for 2011 and it may also have to contend with a cut in the level of Eventing Ireland’s contribution to high performance.
Fri, 18 Feb, 2011
PLANNING for the nations cup season moves into focus next Tuesday, when riders gather with management at Dublin airport to plan the season ahead.
Fri, 11 Feb, 2011
HORSE Sport Ireland (HSI) yesterday reiterated its willingness to meet show jumper Denis Lynch in a bid to resolve any issues he has with team manager Robert Splaine.
Sat, 15 Jan, 2011
SHOWJUMPINGIRELAND (SJI) chairman Ronan Corrigan says the organisation is conducting a review of its working relationship with Horse Sport Ireland (HSI).
Fri, 12 Nov, 2010
SHOW JUMPER Billy Twomey yesterday rejected the notion that he is on rescue mission for Ireland at the Alltech World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Kentucky.
Fri, 08 Oct, 2010
ON WHAT was described as “a seminal day” by the chairman of Horse Sport Ireland, Joe Walsh, officers of both the HSI and Olympic Council of Ireland signed an agreement designed to ensure there is no repeat of the doping embarrassments heaped on equestrianism and Irish sport in general at the last two Olympics.
Tue, 10 Aug, 2010
HORSE SPORT IRELAND is “conscious 2009 will be a difficult year for the industry and it will be doing its best to provide support” as the global economic downturn hits home.
Fri, 09 Jan, 2009
HORSE Sport Ireland yesterday confirmed it will not be putting in a bid to stage the 2014 World Equestrian Games.
Sat, 01 Nov, 2008
THE chairman of Horse Sport Ireland, Joe Walsh, yesterday said he was determined to “clean up” equestrian sport in the wake of Lantinus, the horse ridden by Denis Lynch, testing positive for the banned substance, capsaicin, at the Olympics.
Fri, 29 Aug, 2008
AS the Olympic Committee of Ireland launches an investigation into the management of Irish Olympic equestrianism, Horse Sport Ireland has laid the blame for Thursday’s failed horse doping incident solely on the rider’s shoulders.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2008
JESSICA KÜRTEN justified her favourite’s tag yesterday when she won the €130,000 Longines Grand Prix at the Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show.
Mon, 11 Aug, 2008
IRELAND show jumping team manager Robert Splaine set out his stall for this year’s Samsung Super League, saying his aim was firstly to maintain our place among the world’s elite.
Wed, 30 Apr, 2008
DENIS LYNCH will saddle up his Qatar Global Champions Tour winner (GCT) Lantinus for the Samsung Nations Cup Super League opener in La Baule, France on May 8-11.
Fri, 18 Apr, 2008
JESSICA KÜRTEN went on the offensive again this week in her battle with the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) over the drugs case involving Castle Forbes Maike.
Fri, 29 Feb, 2008