The North Pole CC ladies
A report of Shaun Mc Bride of Omagh Wheelers on the Mc Cann Cup for ladies yesterday in Tyrone (Part of the CU and CI leagues 2019)

Ulster Junior Clodagh Gallagher claims third straight race from impressive field: “”The Mc Cann Cup Ladies Race hosted by Omagh Wheelers was the first of two races were points in the Ulster Women’s League and the Irisn Women’s commission League were up for grabs. As a result, 37 Riders took to the start line, this included an impressive ten juniors. It was one of those who Eva Brennan (Deenside Wheelers) who attacked from the start and set a furious early pace which had a number of riders in early troubles. A headwind as the race turned at the green spot was to slow the race right down and allow some riders some respite and a chance to catch the bunch.  The second of three laps was a much steadier affair with a much steadier pace and few attacks. As they took the bell with 10 miles left to race Ewa Kuras from Arcane was to mount a serious attack and move into near 20 second lead, with little activity in the bunch it looked like this could be a decisive move and as the race approached the 5KM mark the Arcane rider still held a slim lead.  As the race rounded Cairnlea Bridge for the last the lone attack was caught with a spring now the order of the day. In the sprint Gallagher from the AAA club in Donegal hit the front just before the 300m mark and was not to be headed. Junior Elia Tutty from TC Racing finished strong in second place with another junior Ciara Kelly rounding out the podium on a great day for juniors. Gallagher further increases her lead at the top of the Ulster League while on the National – The Ulster League moves on too Killinchy next Saturday. In the Intermediate League, Lucy O Donnell holds on to the league leader’s jersey but is now under pressure from Elia Tutty and AAA’s Gallagher.

  1. Clodagh Gallagher AAA
  2. Elia Tutty TC Racing
  3. Ciara Kelly North Pole CC
  4. Roisin McGivern Newry Wheelers
  5. Yvonne Doran Scott Orwell Wheelers
  6. Selina Sweeny Termon Wheelers
  7. Kathy Kerr Harps CC
  8. Caoimhe O’Brien Lakeside Wheelers (Jnr)
  9. Teresa Parr Newry Wheelers
  10. Patricia White Spires CC
Mum Selina Sweeney joggles family live and racing with the support of her hubby…most of our girls have to do the same or when younger the studies are to be considered to !!