Home » Featured News » Splaine announces Investec Aga Khan Team Splaine announces Investec Aga Khan Team Robert Splaine today announced the Nations Cup squad for the Dublin Horse Show Nations Cup. The Nations Cup competition for the coveted Aga Khan trophy will take place on Friday July 22nd and will be aired live on RTE.The Nations Cup Squad in alphabetical order will be:Bertram Allen from Wexford with Hector Van D’AbdijhoeveGreg Broderick from Tipperary with MHS Going GlobalDaragh Kenny from Offaly with Go Easy De MuzeDenis Lynch from Tipperary with All Star 5Cian O’Connor from Meath with Good LuckSpeaking about the competition, Horse Sport Ireland’s Senior Showjumping Manager Robert Splaine said;“We always look forward to competing at Dublin which is internationally recognised as one of the best shows in the world, and we will be doing everything we can to repeat our great victory in the Aga Khan from last year. ”Speaking of the sponsorship Nigel Poynton of Investec Wealth & Investment said;“Investec are proud to sponsor some of the best sporting teams around the world and the Irish Show jumping team is a great addition to our portfolio. We hope that the team can emulate their success of 2015 and win the Aga Khan Trophy for a second year in a row”Last year saw Investec announced as the first ever corporate sponsor of the Irish Showjumping Team and the team of Bertram Allen, Darragh Kenny, Greg Broderick and Cian O’ Connor emerged victorious to secure the coveted Aga Khan trophy.Show your support to the Irish Show jumping team and use the #goteamirl hashtag during Friday weeks’ Aga Khan Trophy competition.ENDS 11 July 2016, 18:42 Tags:
Celtic have completed the signing of Israeli defender Hatem Abd Elhamed.The 28-year-old has joined the champions on a four-year-deal from Hapoel Be’er Sheva.Elhamed, who will join up with his new team mates this week, says it is an “absolute honour” to be signing for “one of the world’s great clubs”.He said: “I could not be happier. When you play football you want to climb to the top and be the best you can be. “I know that I have found the best place for me – a club that has a tradition of playing quick, attacking, exciting and successful football and I am delighted that I am going to be part of this.”The versatile defender, who earned his first cap for Israel earlier this year, can play at centre-half or at right-back – a position Celtic have been looking to fill since losing Mikael Lustig, Jeremy Toljan and Cristian Gamboa at the end of last season.He added: “Celtic is my club now and I want to do all I can to continue to bring success to our supporters. “I know the Celtic fans are the best around and I can’t wait to meet them, to pull on the famous Celtic jersey and play in front of them. I will give everything to the club.” Celtic manager Neil Lennon added: “We are really pleased to bring Hatem to Celtic, another player we think can make an important contribution to the club.“He is a player with real attributes, he is strong and quick and I have been impressed with what I have seen of him. We look forward to welcoming him to Celtic and joining up with the squad.”Celtic take on Estonian champions Nomme Kaju in Glasgow tonight in the Champions League second qualifying round first-leg.