Monday, August 20, 2012

Doherty welcome’s Rathoath’s Olympic champ home

Fine Gael Meath East Deputy, Regina Doherty, has welcomed Rathoath’s Cian O’Connor home from London, commending the medal winner for a fantastic performance at the 2012 Olympic equestrian individual show-jumping final.

“Cian’s performance at the London Olympics, which saw him take home a bronze medal, was without doubt one of the most dramatic performances of the entire Olympics. From Cian’s last minute re-entry into the competition, up until the final jump-off which saw him stave off the competition to take a medal, Cian’s final had us on the edge of our seats until the very end.

“The whole country has be buoyed by the performance of all our Olympic athletes, medal winners or not. As a native of Rathoath, however, the people of Meath are over the moon with Cian’s achievements and we are delighted  to welcome him home.

“Cian’s success with his horse Blue Loyd at London 2012 is a testament to his hard work and commitment to his sport. He has encountered his fair share of adversity in the past and has fought hard to get back on top, where his bronze medal puts him once again.

“This accomplishment will act as an enormous boost to Cian’s career and also to Irish show-jumping and the Irish equestrian industry generally. The whole of Meath stood behind Cian throughout his time in London. We are now looking forward to giving him the hero’s welcome home he deserves.”

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