One of the rising stars of the weigh tent by becoming the first rider since Barry O'Neill to win back-to-back Novices Titles in 2017 and 2018, Shane Fitzgerald joins an illustrious list of riders to do so including, Davy Russell, Derek O'Connor, and Timmy Murphy. That success has largely followed a very successful relationship with Mick Goff, who provided Fitzgerald with his first winner in the saddle when Clondaw Cian won at Bennetsbridge in March 2015. That same horse would later be Fitzgerald's first ride at the Cheltenham Festival in 2018. Horses such as Fabulous Saga, Bun Doran, Good Man Jim and Espoir De Teillee, were guided to their maiden victories by Fitzgerald.
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A tally of 16 wins for the season secures the novice title for Michael O`Sullivan.
Rob James was in double winning form on the final day of the popular end of season Kinsale fixture.
Donnchadh Doyle continued his excellent season with four-year-old's when Fantasia Roque won at Bartlemy.
Jamie Codd capped of a week which saw him enjoy Grade 1 success when riding a double at the Galway venue.
Donnchadh Doyle saddled a double at Fairyhouse including with the unlucky Ballyarthur faller Get In Robin.
Tokyo Getaway provided Peter Flood and Anthony Fox with the first leg of an Easter Oldcastle double.
History was made at Kirkistown when the first four-year-old auction maiden was staged at the County Down track.
Declan Queally enjoyed a day to remember at Kilfeacle when not only training a double but also steering home three winners on the afternoon.
As competition within the open division begins to intensify, Coastal Tiep added to his burgeoning reputation by claiming the JA Electrical Services open.
Moig South played host to the second divide of the season, as 17 declaration for the four-year-old geldings’ maiden necessitated two divisions.
For the second weekend in succession Mick Goff and Shane Fitzgerald teamed up to take a second four-old-maiden in seven days.
Former champion point-to-point rider Jamie Codd has a close affinity with Tinahely, and on Sunday got his season off the mark when registering a double.
Barry O Neill extended his lead in the rider’s title to eight winners ahead of Derek O’Connor when he secured a treble on the day.
The Crawford brothers of Stuart and Ben teamed up to take the final heat of the four-year-old maiden with the Roy Wilson-owned The Very Man.
The remarkable Sydney Paget notched-up a seventh successive victory in the day's feature.
Reigning Champion Under-21's rider, Shane Fitzgerald, was in double-winning form at Cragmore.
Bay Ambition provided the injured handler Robert Tyner with a welcome tonic at Aghabullogue.
There were New Year's Eve celebrations for rider James Hannon after he secured a Templencarriga double.
One of the most convincing winners of the day was the Sean Doyle trained Know The Score who won the division one of the four-year-old-maiden