ON Sunday, May 28th, a minute’s silence was held at Clonakilty point-to-point, Inchydoney as the sad news of the death of P.J. O’Driscoll, solicitor, joint-master and former huntsman of the Carbery Hunt, filtered through.

His untimely death at the age of 58 years, sent shockwaves through the ranks of the foxhunting, point-to-pointing, eventing and equestrian communities throughout the island of Ireland because PJ was such a lively, fit and much admired individual.