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Statement by President Michael D. Higgins on the death of Col. Billy Ringrose

Date: Fri 1st May, 2020 | 10:07

“The news of the death of Col. Billy Ringrose will have greatly saddened all those who support and love Irish showjumping.

Having represented Ireland at two Olympic Games and having won six international show jumping Grands Prix as well as seven Nations Cup team events, Col. Billy Ringrose was an outstanding sportsman and leader.

His achievements in the Aga Khan Cup, winning the trophy twice as a rider and three times as ‘chef d’équipe’ of the Irish team, will be forever remembered.

Sabina and I express our deepest condolences to his family, friends and his many supporters.”