Sean Staples first rode in a point-to-point towards the end of the 2016/17 season in a four-year-old maiden at Courtown, and was well-supported by the Ashleigh and Michael Murphy team, who supplied him with his maiden winner, Redbridge Gold, who came home in front at Lingstown in March 2018. That association with the Murphy's has gone from strength to strength as he ended the 2020/21 season joint-third in the Under-21 table with six winners.
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It’s all to play for in the Under 21’s title, with four riders in contention going into the final day of the 2020-21 point-to-point season at Grennan.
Local rider Rob James was in treble winning form at the rescheduled Courtown fixture.
On a day to remember for the Monbeg Syndicate, it was their Thatsy who initiated a two-timer for jockey James Walsh and local handler Donnachadh Doyle.