Connaught rider, Shane Goggins proved to be a popular winner of the National Grand Prix in Galway County Show last Sunday. Riding Wrangler II, he was one of six double clears in a ten way jump-off. Fifth to go over the Paul Duffy designed course, Goggins lodged the winning round of 39.41 seconds, to claim the lion’s share of €5,000 on offer, in the jointly sponsored Martin Flesh and Walsh Heating & Plumbing sponsored class.
Speaking after the class, Goggins said: “I was delighted to have the win on home soil. Duffy’s ran a great show and the course was fitting for this time of the season. Wrangler II came from Germany at the start of the year and this was our first grand prix win. He is a horse that is naturally quick, so I knew that it was possible to catch the leader. I watched Liam O’ Meara go with Mr Coolcaum, as I knew he was the one to beat. I kept it tight as I could and thankfully it paid off.”