Billy Twomey and Denis Lynch will represent Ireland in showjumping at the 2012 London Olympics.

Team manager Robert Splaine and Horse Sport Ireland announced the news this afternoon.

Billy will ride Edwin and Sue Davies’s mare Tinka’s Serenade, while Denis will take Thomas Straumann’s gelding Abbervail van het Dingeshof.

Ireland did not qualify a showjumping team for London but two individual slots were secured by Twomey and Lynch from the Olympic rider rankings.

And their names have now been forwarded to the Olympic Council of Ireland.

Watch the Olympic selection interviews:

Billy Twomey

Denis Lynch

Robert Splaine