LAST week’s Kerry National success for Shane Fitzgerald has certainly propelled the 23-year-old even further into the spotlight since his decision in the spring to make the switch from point-to-pointing to the professional ranks.

A successful summer campaign saw just two jockeys ride more winners than him, and that victory in Listowel aboard Assemble in the €150,000 contest proved to be a particularly proud moment for Mick Goff and his family who were Fitzgerald’s principal supporters throughout his pointing career.