Michael Sweeney

hometown

Cappoquin, Waterford

CONTACT NO

087 3344234

Waterford native Michael Sweeney got off the mark between the flags when teaming-up with one of his principal early supporters, Denis Ahern's Glorious Boru to land a Confined Maiden at Ballindenisk in May 2018. Since teaming up with Declan Queally ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, Sweeney has risen in prominance, becoming an internet sensation following his miraculous recovery from Queally's Ask Heather at January 2019. It was also Queally who provided him with a first track success, when Bothar Dubh won a QR Handicap Hurdle at Clonmel a month later.
 

2021/22Season
7
Winners
CareerTotal
24
Winners
Date
Course
Race type
Horse
Fin Pos
Distance
SP
Handler
Video
4yo Maiden
1st
4½L
7/4F
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4yo Geldings Maiden
2nd
nk
5/1
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5yo Geldings Maiden
1st
6L
3/1
play
5yo Geldings Maiden
4th
6L
6/1
play
5yo Geldings Maiden
2nd
4L
4/1
play
6yo+ Mares Maiden
2nd
5L
7/2
play
5&6yo Geldings Maiden
6th
29½L
8/1
play
4yo Geldings Maiden
5th
23L
12/1
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4yo Geldings Maiden
5th
45L
4/1
play
5yo+ Mares Maiden
4th
Dist
8/1
play
4yo Geldings Maiden
4th
13½L
5/1
play
5yo+ Adjacent Maiden
3rd
Dist
9/2
play

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Report | Ballindenisk 05th January 2020

Winning debutante Nada to Prada could prove a bargain.

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 | Ballyarthur 17th March 2019

Clare handler Joe Ryan seems to have another smart on his hands in the form of debut winner Adrimel.

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.

Sweeney stuns Boulta crowd with remarkable recovery

Michael Sweeney recorded his seventh success of the season in ultra-dramatic fashion at Boulta on Sunday. 

Report | Dromahane 30th 2018

The 11-time champion rider Derek O'Connor, this country's winning most rider between the flags, recorded his 1200th Irish points success.

Report | Boulta 16th December 2018

Minella Melody justified her lofty reputation by staying out stoutly to see off runner-up Old Dominion by 10 lengths.

Report | Ballindenisk 2nd December 2018

Darragh Allen attained a notable milestone by partnering his 21st career winner, shedding his five pound claim in the process.

Report | Lisronagh 10th November 2018

Eleven-time champion rider Derek O’Connor was in treble-winning form at Lisronagh on Saturday.

Report | Damma House 4th November 2018

Barry O’Neill continued his fine start to the season riding a treble around the new track at Damma House.
 

Next Generation | Rider - Michael Sweeney

Waterford native Michael Sweeney rode his second career winner at Damma House on Sunday, when partnering the Declan Queally-trained Cloudy Morning to victory.

Report | Ballindenisk 5th May 18

19-year-old Mike Sweeney from Cappoquin will forever treasure fond memories of this meeting as he rode his initial career winne.