BARRY O’Neill has joined the bloodstock team at Tattersalls Ireland.

Five-time winner of The Irish Field Champion Point-to-Point Rider title, O’Neill currently leads the championship again.

With Tattersalls Ireland, O’Neill will join the inspection panel for all National Hunt sales, starting with the store sales for which inspections have just commenced.

His appointment will also include a role across the Tattersalls NH division and he will assist the team in sourcing horses for the group including the Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales.

From Kiltealy, Co Wexford, O’Neill’s career on the track and between the flags has seen him ride 670 point-to-point winners while also creating history in 2021 when he became the first rider ever to win all four regional titles in the same season.

Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said: “Barry has a wealth of experience and knowledge on the pointing and racing fields and an expansive network of contacts which aligns very well with Tattersalls Ireland’s objectives.”

O’Neill added: “A key part of my role will be inspecting some of the best National Hunt stock in Ireland and I believe my experience riding for many leading point-to-point handlers gives me a deep understanding of what purchasers look for when buying their future winners.

“I am also looking forward to working with the Tattersalls Cheltenham team where I will be assisting sourcing horses whilst continuing in my role riding each week.”