A1/2/3 race results
1st Lindsay Watson Powerhouse sport
2nd Donal Shearer Phoenix cc
3rd Jody Wright Phoenix CC
4th Mark Dowling Unattached
5th Ciaran Cahoon Clann Eireann (JR)
6th Darren Rafferty Island Wheelers (U16)
7th Shay Donley Zappi (JR)
8th Nathan Mullan Dromara CC
9th Mark Scott (Maryland Wheelers)
10th Cathal Gallagher Errigal CC (JR)

Coming second to Lindsay is not a shame I told Donal Shearer, as many did already this year and would not rule out a double this weekend with the Noel Teggart Memorial tomorrow. The Powerhouse sport athlete is lethal when he sees the finish line, and even a Phoenix CC attempt to work him over by Donal Shearer and Jody Wright in the last lap was in vain and it came to a sprint that was narrowly won by the nr 1 in Ireland. The main race of today saw the A1-2’s having a 5-minute handicap to the A3’s and juniors and it took about 3-4 laps to rectify that, and soon the big hitters took the front for the remainder of the race. The youngest one of the race (U16) Darren Rafferty got special permission to enter the A3 section of the race and do what he does in the youth racing…being upfront when it matters, he had to let the 3 go, and settled in the chasing group which included Mark Dowling and left a lot of A1’s and A2’s behind him finishing 6th! I can not wait to see him with the juniors next year, unfortunately, he will have to start as an A3 next year, and for lads with such talent a bit of a downer but with such form, he will not long be held up to reach the higher categories.

So well done Darren

We had also an A4 race including ladies and it was the usual outcome with a bunch sprint after the 70km race. The winner came all the way from the Swords cycling club in Dublin and got his expenses back and full points to take home…well done Brian Kennedy, well worth the 2-hour trip

A4 results
1st Brian Kennedy Swords CC
2nd Ryan Crossey Dromore CC
3rd James Dane Iveagh
4th Ryan Henderson Clann Eireann
5th Irek Bartkow VC Glendale
6th Aidan Campbell Newry Wheelers
7th Martin Early Island Wheelers
8th Shaun-Paul O’Shaughnessy Cuchulainn
MDS-Sports from Galway had their stall set up in the church hall with some of the latest Born products. Michael Smyth can be reached for more info on Michael.Smyth@mds-sports.com
Very close today was Donal Shearer, so many podiums and top 5’s this year…he is now top 10 in Ireland after his second today, much more to come I am sure from this well-spoken talented lad
The Tommy Givan Memorial Cup worth having on your mantlepiece for a year. Well done Maryland Wheelers and volunteers and thanks to the Ambulance service (thankfully nothing to do) commissaire’s, marshals, lead cars and the Legacurry Presbyterian Church for the use of their facilities as new headquarters of the races this year…more photo’s of today on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156493361283691
Lindsay’s secret weapon “Protein powder added to his porridge” You heard it here first..lol