Michael O'Sullivan comes from a renowned pointing family, with his father William a former amateur rider, uncle Eugene, a Champion Handler, cousins Maxine a Cheltenham Festival winner, whilst his younger brother Alan has also joined the riding rank. Having made an immediate impact to his first full season in the saddle, winning aboard A Decent Excuse on the first day of the 2017/18 season, a further four winners followed whilst also studying for his Leaving Certificate, in addition to a maiden track success, when the 2018 Champion Mare, Wilscosdiana, came home in front in a Hunter Chase at Cork over Easter. A year later and the UCD student was crowned Champion Under-21 rider with a personal best 16 wins. In September 2022, O'Sullivan joined the professional ranks.
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Dream Tuesday for O Sullivan at Cheltenham
The former Under-21 Champion Point-to-Point rider was the star of the show when he kick started the 2023 festival with a memorable double.
O'Sullivan joins the professional ranks at Kilbeggan
Former Under-21 champion Michael O'Sullivan has made the switch to the professional ranks.
Under 21 Title Heats Up As Rogan Registers Kirkistown Double
It’s all to play for in the Under 21’s title, with four riders in contention going into the final day of the 2020-21 point-to-point season at Grennan.
Spotlight On | Eugene O Sullivan
Eugene O Sullivan chats to us about his Cheltenham winner last week, as well as his job as being a trainer, and his role at Dromahane point-to-point.
Report | Lingstown 08th March 2020
Brown Bullet fires as O’Neill and Bowe dominate.
Report | Dromahane 30th December 2019
Smart Shirocco provides O'Connor with Double.
The 2019 Irish Field P2P Awards
The 40th Annual Irish Field Point-to-Point Awards took place on Saturday 8th June at the Hotel Minella, Co. Tipperary.
Michael O`Sullivan wins the novice title
A tally of 16 wins for the season secures the novice title for Michael O`Sullivan.
Report | Curraghmore 21st April 2019
The Finians Oscar connections of Murphy, Codd and Logan combined to produce the eye-catching Grangeclare Native.
Report | Inch 17th April 2019
The formidable comination of Barry O'Neill and Colin Bowe enjoyed a double at the mid-week fixture.
Report | Dromahane 14th April 2019
Bobhopeornohope was a third four-year-old maiden winner of the season for Cormac Doyle.
Report | Liscarroll 24th March 2019
Colin Bowe-trained Papa Tango Charly impressed by posting a scintillating debut under Barry O'Neill in the Goffs UK Aintree Sale four-year-old maiden.
Report | Durrow 23rd March 2019
Peter Flood claimed the Kepak & Walsh Family four-year-old mares' maiden with Moore Clouds to continue his blossoming career as a handler.
Report | Ballyragget 17th March 2019
Pa King enjoyed a successful St. Patrick’s Day recording a double at Ballyragget when registering a double.
Report | Turtulla 10th March 2019
Barry O'Neill had a successful day at the Premier Hunts meeting at Turtulla on Sunday, when recording a double on the card.
Report | Bandon 3rd March 2019
Michael O'Sullivan, fresh from his three-timer at Kildorrery the previous Sunday, recorded a double at Bandon.
Report | Kildorrery 24th February 2019
The opening division of the five and six-year-old mares’ maiden saw the gambled on Arthur's Baby take victory for owner/handler Mark McNiff.
Report | Ballyvodock 3rd February 2019
The Paul Cashman-trained Silver Sheen stepped forwards from his sixth-placed debut effort at Aghabullogue three weeks earlier by narrowly coming out on top.
Report | Killeagh 20th January 2019
Sean O'Brien was all smiles following the success of newcomer Nell's Well in the Hurleys Supervalu Midleton five-year-old mares’ maiden.
Tralee | 26th May 18
Minella For Value continues his fantastic run of form.
Report | Loughrea 15th Oct 17
Colin Bowe, Heather Kiernan and Eugene O'Sullivan all continued their winning ways into Loughrea.
Report | Castletown-Geoghegan 8th Oct 17
Defending champion rider Barry O'Neill had the perfect start to his title defence on the opening day of the season.
NEXT GEN: Michael O'Sullivan
As part of a new feature on P2P.ie we will be getting to know some of the next generation of point-to-point riders.