A THUNDERSTORM which began just after midnight and continued until around 7am had a huge effect on the ground as Michelle and Danny Dulohery welcomed competitors to Sunday’s first Eventing Ireland one-day of the season at Kilguilkey House.

“We had 140 or so taking part in the Area 5 (Irish Pony Club) minimus and tetrathlon training day here on Saturday and they didn’t leave a print on the ground but it was a lot different on Sunday,” said Danny. “A couple of inches of rain fell overnight on ground we had taken a first cut of sileage off and we had to take out one of the two-star fences as the ground was very heavy around it.