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Corless jumps to success at Dublin puissance final

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Gaby Corless celebrates after jumping clear in the final round of the puissance in Dublin on Friday. Photo: Laurence Dunne/Jumpinaction.net

An amateur showjumper from Maree in Oranmore showed he was more than capable of mixing it with the professionals last Friday when finishing joint first in the puissance – better known as the high wall jump – at the Jumping In The City final in Dublin.

Gaby Corless decided to take the plunge and move from the amateur ranks to take part in the showjumping extravaganza, which was the brainchild of Minister Simon Coveney in a bid to give showjumping a higher profile.

Riding Rockstown Park, an Irish Sport Horse he co-owns with his father-in-law, he was one of three riders to clear the 6ft 7inches wall in the final round to share the top-prize.

He had hoped that performance would gain him entry to this year’s Dublin Horse Show – the wall at that event can go to 7ft 2inches, not a huge difference from the height Corless cleared last Friday – but he explained to Tribune Sport this week that there is a different qualification process for that event.

“Yeah, I thought it might get me in but I checked and there is a different system of qualification entirely, but I will be going for it. There is a qualifier in Omagh this Saturday, and one in Cork the following Sunday, so I’ll give those a shot and hope to qualify that way,” says Corless.

Corless was in top company on Friday night, with the likes of World champion Dermott Lennon, world number five Bertram Allen and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Cian O’Connor all competing in the Grand Prix event.

“They were in a separate competition, but that was the class of rider involved on the night, and Enda Carroll from Athenry took part in that event as well,” Corless explains.

The event in Shelbourne Park was the final of a competition that also had legs at the greyhound tracks in Limerick and Cork. Corless says it was hoped to stage it in Galway as well, at the Sportsground on College Road, but because Connacht Rugby use the pitch, that plan had to be shelved.

“It would have been great to have had a leg in Galway, it would bring back the days of the Salthill Show which used to attract huge crowds, but it wasn’t to be this year. I’d be hopeful a venue would be found for next year in Galway,” he said.

He has been involved with horses all his life, learning to ride at Rockmount Riding Centre, and what made Friday’s success all the more sweeter was the fact he was on his own horse, a 12-years-old gelding.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Tuam men put late gloss on a hard earned win in Clonbur

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Tuam Stars' Cormac McWalter whose haul of 1-2 was vital in their Senior Football Championship win over Naomh Anna Leitir Móir in Clonbur on Saturday.

Tuam Stars 2-14

 Naomh Anna Leitir Móir 0-12 

Mike Rafferty in Clonbur

The outcome of this senior football championship contest in Clonbur looks decisive, but reality tells a different story as it was only in the latter stages that Tuam Stars pulled away to win with a shade of comfort.

For the majority of the opening half, it was the Connemara side who were the real drivers of the game, but despite that they still found themselves two points in arrears at the break. A Cormac McWalter goal on 29 minutes was to change the course of proceedings and, in reality, put Tuam in the driving seat for the rest of the match.

For a side that dominated the second half,  it was only in the closing quarter that Tuam Stars pulled away as a 1-5 tally without reply in a seven-minute spell turned what had been a close contest into a comfortable victory by the end. However, once they went ahead, the Stars stuck to their task and never gave Leitir Móir an opportunity to get back into it.

The performance of Naomh Anna saw contrasting productions. An impressve opening half when they were full of running and support play turned in the opposite direction on the resumption. It was almost as if they did not believe in themselves.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Kelly and McHugh land the key scores for title holders

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Colm Mannion of Mountbellew-Moylough comes under pressure from Annghdown's Ryan Ford and Jonathon Creaven during Sunday's Senior Football Championship tie at Tuam Stadium. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Mountbellew/Moylough 2-13

Annaghdown 0-13

BARRY McHugh fired over seven points as Mountbellew/Moylough started the defence of their senior football championship title off with a deserved win.

Patrick Kelly’s goals in either half also proved decisive as Mountbellew/Moylogh overcame a stiff Annaghdown challenge to emerge with a six point triumph. Despite Michael Daly not featuring for last year’s champions, this was an ideal start to Mountbellew/Moylough’s campaign as they came through some rocky periods before their greater quality up front and ‘know how’ got the job done.

Annaghdown gave their opponent’s plenty to worry about in the first and third quarters but they went off the boil before half time, failing to score from play for the final 15 minutes of the opening period. They then went 13 minutes without a score in the concluding quarter as Mountbellew/Moylough were able to kick three of the final four points to seal an opening round triumph.

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Caherlistrane show plenty of grit to reel in Monivea-Abbey

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Jamie Burke of Monivea-Abbey secures possession ahead of Caherlistrane's Rory Glynn during Sunday's Senior Football Championship clash at Tuam Stadium. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Caherlistrane 1-10

Monivea-Abbey 0-10

ALAN Morris’ 37th minute proved vital as Caherlistrane started their campaign with a gritty win over Monivea-Abbey at Tuam Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Although all goals are valuable, this one proved to be a game changer with Monivea-Abbey enjoying their largest lead of the contest, four points, before Morris struck. Garvan McDaid’s side led 0-8 to 0-4 and looked to be in control against an off-colour Caherlistrane outfit.

Despite enjoying a numerical advantage when Monivea-Abbey’s Jamie Burke was black carded as he hauled down Oisín O’Brien after a short kickout malfunctioned, Caherlistrane could not shake free of their stubborn opponents as they only outscored Monivea-Abbey 0-3 to 0-2 while playing against 14 men.

This meant the sides were deadlocked at 1-7 to 0-10, but Caherlistrane kicked the final three points of the contest as Ronan Conneely’s 57th minute effort was followed by scores from substitute Joe Monaghan and Morris. Although Caherlistrane manager Frank Doherty will certainly be looking for improvements this weekend as they face Claregalway, this was a huge win for Caherlistrane as they have flirted with relegation in recent years.

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