Donal McInerney

County of origin: Limerick 

First winner: Auvergnat (Enda Bolger) P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase, Punchestown, February 5th, 2017

Champion Conditional Rider: 2017/18 and 2018/19

Assoc. Trainers: Enda Bolger, Paul Nolan, Michael Winters, Charles Byrnes

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From Herbertstown, County Limerick, Donal rode out for trainers Enda Bolger and John Gleeson while at school and worked for Charles Byrnes for a year after completing his Leaving Certificate in 2012 before joining Robert Tyner. He has worked for Bolger on a full-time basis since 2015 and while he failed to ride a winner on the track as an amateur rider, his luck changed straight away when he turned professional. Just two days after gaining his licence, he partnered the Enda Bolger-trained Auvergnat to win the P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase at Punchestown on Sunday, February 5th, 2017. It was his first ride in the paid ranks. 

Less than 15 months later, Donal was crowned champion conditional rider for the 2017/18 season with a total of 33 winners and he retained the title the following season. He rode out his claim at when he teamed up with Nenagh trainer Ray Hackett to win on Nibblers Charm at Cork on Monday, August 4, 2019. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2019/202018515101413€121,500€101,613€223,113
National Hunt 2018/201926721191424€283,563€118,013€401,575
National Hunt 2017/201830232202229€351,250€155,056€506,306
National Hunt 2016/2017311321€6,250€10,988€17,238

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Thurles 21/03/20 Goodnightngodbless HcpCh 2m 4f 91yds 5 11-5 109 Duggan Veterinary H'cap S'chase €375
Wexford 17/03/20 Coppercoast Paudie MdnHdl 2m 5 11-12 84 Eoin O'Gorman Solicitors M'dn Hdle €345
Limerick 15/03/20 The Ballyboys HcpHdl 2m 6f 2 10-13 96 Follow Limerick On Twitter H'cap H'dle €2,400
Thurles 05/03/20 Sirjack Thomas MdnHdl 2m 9 11-12 thurles.ie M'dn H'dle
Navan 03/03/20 The Ballyboys NovCh 2m 7 11-1 98 Flyingbolt Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3
Clonmel 27/02/20 Bluesea Storm MdnHdl 2m 2f 183yds 14 10-10 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/02/20 Anna Bunina (FR) Hdl 2m p.u. 10-7 Norman Colfer Winning Fair Juvenile Hdle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Thurles 20/02/20 Mitchouka (FR) HcpCh 2m 149yds 3 11-10 135 Go Racing At Thurles H'cap S'chase €2,500
Punchestown 18/02/20 Major Destination Ch 3m 1f 6 11-4 123 P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country S'ch €200
Punchestown 18/02/20 Space Cadet HcpCh 3m 4f 80yds fell 10-9 128 BoyleSports Grand Nat. Trial H'cap S'ch (Grade B) Grade B
Naas 08/02/20 Sirjack Thomas MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 18 11-11 O'Driscoll O'Neil Supp Kill GAA Mdn Hdl
Thurles 06/02/20 Mitchouka (FR) BegCh 2m 43yds 1 11-12 130 Templemore Beginners S'chase €7,200
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Take Revenge HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-13 135 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Kitten Rock (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f 12 10-9 137 Gaelic Plant Hire H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Leopardstown 02/02/20 Never Do Nothing Hdl 2m 6 11-0 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hdle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €3,000
Leopardstown 01/02/20 Goulane Chosen HcpCh 2m 1f 4 11-6 143 Matheson H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €5,000
Limerick 30/01/20 Tuscansunset HcpHdl 3m 100yds p.u. 11-0 87 Hospitality Packages Limerick H'cap H'dl
Naas 26/01/20 Room To Roam HcpHdl 1m 7f 180yds 14 11-3 116 Join Naas Business Club H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/20 Sirjack Thomas MdnHdl 2m 16 11-10 Free Racecourse WiFi Fairyhouse Mdn H'dl
Fairyhouse 25/01/20 Coppercoast Paudie MdnHdl 2m 4f 16 11-12 Easter Festival 11th-13th April Mdn Hdle
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*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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