Defending National Grand Prix Champion, Liam O’Meara, extended his lead in this year’s league. O’Meara claimed the top prize in Charleville Show on Sunday. The show is proving to be a happy hunting ground for the Tippearay rider, this is the second year that he has taken the win in the Cork venue.

O’Meara was the fastest of six double clears in a time of 39.68 riding his own 14 year-old traditional Irish Sport Horse Mr Coolcaum. The gelding was bred by Kevin Farragher from Galway and is by Coolcaum Hill and out of the Indian Ruler sired mare, Ranch Lady. This win has helped cement O’Meara’s position on the top of the National Grand Prix leaderboard.