By Dan Walsh
May Day point-to-point action took place at Dawstown today and doubles for riders Barry O’Neill and Tiernan Power Roche and for champion handler Barry O’Neill.
Tiernan Power Roche from Tomhaggard was in the winners’ enclosure following the maiden race for five-year-old geldings having steered newcomer Do It Like A Dude for owner/handler Harley Dunne to a one length victory.
Later he took the mount on Garm Colombe for Carlow handler Aidan Fitzgerald in the Winner of Two race and a second success of the day – this time by one and a half lengths.
Barry O’Neill and Colin Bowe struck twice. Firstly, with Barrack Village by five lengths in the maiden race for five-year-olds plus, and secondly, enjoyed a two and a half lengths victory on Theatrical Getaway, in the colours of Maria Kavanagh, Arklow, in the maiden race for six-year-old plus geldings race.