Darragh Kenny played a key role in Paris Panthers winning the Portuguese leg of the Global Champions League at Cascais in Estoril last night.
The Offaly man produced a double clear round aboard Balou du Reventon while a four fault round from team mate Gregory Wathelet of Belgium with his grey stallion Mjt Nevados S proved enough to take the winner’s trophy.
Darragh Kenny attributed the team’s win to the start they got in the opening round last Thursday:
“It was a very good result for us – we were in a good position going into today, we had the same thing in Mexico and we ended up third, so it’s good to finish on top today. It was important for us to have a good result today [for the overall rankings] – Gregory was fantastic on the first day, he left us with a really good round and score. Today worked out well!”
Mark McAuley helped Montreal Diamonds to a sixth place finish. The Louth man and his team mate Danielle Goldstein both produced clears in the first round. The first part of the double of oxers came down for the Irishman in the second round while Goldstein also collected four faults.
Mayo’s Michael G Duffy was on the Madrid In Motion team which finished in seventh place.