Ireland showjumping team manager Robert Splaine has recommended Greg Broderick and Going Global (ISH) be nominated by Horse Sport Ireland to the Olympic Council to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Ireland is currently the first reserve for an individual place and for a team place at Rio. Should an extra team or individual place open up between now and the definite entry date of 18 July, Splaine has listed three reserve combinations. 

They are Bertram Allen (ranked in the world's top 10) and Molly Malone, Denis Lynch and Allstar, Cian O'Connor (bronze medallist in London)  and Good Luck.

Broderick, from Co Tipperary, is ranked 252nd in the official FEI rankings and is the 16th highest Irish rider on that list.  

Speaking about the decision, the Irish team manager said: "This has been a very difficult decision to make as we are fortunate that our four main contenders for the place are very strong."

"Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global (ISH) have been outstanding contributors for Ireland in Nations Cups and have been consistent clear round jumpers at 5 star level.

"Their performance last weekend in St Gallen, Switzerland where they jumped a double clear in the Nations Cup to help Ireland to victory, and followed that up with two clear rounds in the Grand Prix, shows they are a combination at the very top of their form." 

Going Global, a ten-year-old gelding who is owned by Caledonia stables, was bred in Kilkenny by Ita Brennan who passed away recently.