Equestrian Team compete in Inter-Schools Competition in Clonshire Adare


Desmond College Equestrian Team
take 2nd place in Interschools Open Competition

Desmond College took second place in Leg 2 of the Orchard Equestrian Interschools Showjumping League held in Clonshire Adare. The Team from Desmond College came second to winners Laurel Hill in the Open Team Competition.

Team members are: Rachel OSullivan, Micheal OFlynn, Nathan Hough and Roman Creedon. The Team are trained by past pupils Jamie Byrnes and Killian Hough.

A member of Desmond College's Equestrian Show Jumping TeamDesmond College Achieves 2nd place at the Orchard Equestrian Interschools Show Jumping LeagueDesmond College Show Jumping Team at the Orchard Interschools League

Irish Schools Showjumping Competition

Desmond College Equestrian Team 2011-2012

Sunday 30th October, sees Desmond College Equestrian Team, take part in the Irish Schools Showjumping Competition in Clonshire Adare.

The Team who have been training hard with Terence Leonard, are looking forward to the day with great anticipation. The Team are well experienced and have competed in Clonshire for a number of years.

Team Members are Rachel O’Sullivan, Patrick O Sullivan, Jamie Byrnes and Killian Hough. Individual entrants are Nathan Hough and Michael Flynn. Good Luck to all.



Each year Desmond College enters the Interschools Show Jumping Competition at Clonshire Equestrian Centre.

Horse riding is a serious hobby for some of our students, many who own their own horses and train diligently a couple of times a week.

Under the watchful eye of our experienced trainer, Mr. Terrance Leonard, the Desmond College Equestrian Team were guided along the right path when it came to training for Clonshire’s Interschools Competition 2010.

Our Teams for 2010-2011 were:

Senior Team

  • Killian Hough with Hardingville Mud
  • Jamie Byrnes with Ballingowan Rhythm and Blue
  • Rachel O’Sullivan with Inis Shannon Mayday


Junior Team

  • Patrick O’Sullivan with Ballynoe Castle Bond
  • Michael O’Flynn with Woody
  • Emmet Kelly with Diamond




On the day Killian completed a double clear while Jamie’s Rhythm and Blue unluckily clipped the last pole.  Rachael did well on a very fresh young horse.



Killian completed a clear with one time fault against the clock.  Jamie had four faults and Rachel was eliminated for refusals.  Patrick O’Sullivan went clear and Emmett was unseated!!

We hope to ‘up’ our game next season!


If interested in getting involved in our equestrian team, please talk to Ms. Shirley Supple-Looney or Mr. Colum Lowe.

Any new, enthusiastic team members are welcome.