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Horse Sport Ireland comments on Lynch's choice to quit the team

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Denis Lynch and his daughter out walking the course. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. Horse Sport Ireland has given a statement in relation to Denis Lynch’s comments to the media this week about his choice to quit the Irish team. 


Horse Sport Ireland says: “It is Horse Sport Ireland’s view that the appropriate way to resolve any issues which a rider may have with the management of any Irish equestrian team is for the rider to sit down with the Team Manager and discuss them face to face. In recent weeks Denis Lynch has repeatedly declined to do this despite several proposals to this effect from Show Jumping Team Manager Robert Splaine.”

“In addition, on January 7th last, before Denis raised this issue in the media, the CEO of Horse Sport Ireland Damian McDonald spoke with Denis Lynch to suggest that the Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland Joe Walsh, the Team Manager Robert Splaine and himself were prepared to travel to Europe to meet with Denis and his owner. This offer was declined by Denis who stated that he could not see ‘any benefit’ in doing so.” 


According to Horse Sport Ireland, the offer to meet still stands.  


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