Cian O’Connor withdraws himself and horse Kilkenny from Irish team Olympic event
The duo had placed seventh in the individual event earlier
“We’ll be back again to fight another day”
So says Irish showjumper Cian O’Connor after withdrawing himself & Gowran bred horse ‘Kilkenny’ from the team jumping event at the Olympics.
The duo finished seventh in the individual contest earlier, best of the Irish.
He issued this statement on Twitter a short time ago:
‘A tough night. Just finished the individual final where myself and Kilkenny (have) just finished 7th…’@HorseSportIRL @TeamIreland
Watch the video 🎥 in full.
🐎🏆🇮🇪#teamkarlswood #coolmoreshowjumping #horsesportireland #olympics #tokyoolympics #tokyo2020 #kilkenny pic.twitter.com/lCVbRcTkWx
— Cian O’Connor (@Cian_O_Connor) August 4, 2021
Meanwhile, yesterday The Way It Is heard from a member of the family who breed Kilkenny – more on that here