Open World Team Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who supported our raffle which was held yesterday. Congratulations to the winner of the first prize John O Donoghue. John has won a Goran Park race package with overnight hotel accommodation and an evening meal. Second prize of 10 bottles of wine goes to Suzanne O Leary. Third prize goes to Philip Keogh. Thank you to our generous sponsors.
European teams 2017
Congratulations to all riders selected to represent Ireland at the European Team Championships in England this year
Team trainers please note
All MGA Team Trainers need to have Garda Vetting through HSI please note Pony Club or any other Garda Vetting will not suffice. Forms are available on HSI website and can be submitted on line there is a 10 euro charge from HSI.
It is also advisable that all trainers of under age teams do the safeguarding level one course. Safeguarding courses are available through HSI or any sporting body
Anyone intending to travel to UK to train please note the following :
(a) Trainers must have received DBS clearance from the Child Protection Officer/Garda Vetting must be confirmed through H.S.I to MGAI.
(b) Trainers entering the arena must be at least 18 years old on the day of the competition
(c) Trainers entering the arena must not be under the influence of alcohol and must not have impaired mobility.
Please remember that when at a show if you change to a different trainer to the one on your declaration form they must still have a DBS, so please do not send in anyone who does not have one. Please remember the rules.
Jerome O Connor
A look back at 2016
2016 was a busy year and saw the first ever running of the all Ireland league.the league was run over five weeks and the open winners were Kildare while the U17 title was won by Co.Cork. Many of our members travelled to the UK and Europe for International Competitions however the main event of the year was the hosting of the WTC which was held in the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet Co.Cork.
These are only some of the achievements of Irish riders competing abroad this year. The numbers of riders competing at the top level continues to grow every year with 26 Irish riders competing at the World Individuals this year, 25 riders travelling to the Welsh Team Championships (Making up teams across all age groups), 16 riders competing at the World Pairs, as well as 2 teams and numerous Individual riders travelling to Germany to compete at the European championships.
2014 as a whole
Its been a great year for Mga Ireland with both European and world titles being won by Irish riders!
- U17 World Individual Champion (Peter McCarthy)
- European Individual Champion (Alan Keoghan)
- Reserve U12 World Individual Champion (Darragh Carolan)
- Reserve Open World Individual Champion (Craig O'Connor)
- U17 World Pair Champions (Philip Weldon & Peter McCarthy)
- European Open Team Champions (Kate, Craig, Jake & Ben O'Connor & Mark Devitt)
- Reserve Open World Team Champions (Jamie Reavey, Alan Keoghan, Craig, Kate & Jake O'Connor)