All the way from Donegal to support their youth

As I was visiting the main event later that evening I went a few hours earlier to get a few shots of our upcoming talents, all provinces been represented and with such long break, this youngster couldn’t wait to get started. Smiling faces all around and encouraged by parents and family the racing was fierce. Some showers didn’t kill the atmosphere who was very much felt. Well done Drogheda Wheelers, plenty of directions been given how to compile with the new rules, no hanging around the finish line, car park in a different location, officials wearing masks where needed, sanitizers, etc… I felt safe enough to take photos and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Here below the results of each cat, split up in Boys and Girls courtesy of Gearoid Campbell from Drogheda Wheelers.

Under 12 Boys and Girls results

1st. Hugh Og Mulhearne – Panduit Carrick Wheelers
2nd. George Sevastopulo – Sundrive Track Team
3rd. Davis Quinn – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
4th. Shane O’Brien – Fermoy CC
5th. Cianan Dennehy – Sliabh Luachra CC
6th. Diarmuid Collins – Newcastle West CC
1st Girl – Sarah Gaffney – Dungarvan CC
2nd Girl – Elise Cunningham – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
3rd Girl – Joann Connor – Drogheda Wheelers

Under 14 Boys and girls results

1st. Samuel Coleman – Shelbourne/Orchard CC
2nd. Joseph Mullen – Navan RC
3rd. Oisin May – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
4th. Maximilian Fitzgerald – Dungarvan CC
5th. Josh Callaly – Navan RC
6th. Tom Kinsella – Panduit Carrick Wheelers
1st Girl – Aine Doherty – VC Glendale
2nd Girl – Kate Murphy – Sliabh Luachra CC
3rd Girl – Aine Reilly – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
Under 14 passage

Under 16 Boys and girls results

1st. Liam O’Brien – Fermoy CC
2nd. Ruairi Byrne – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
3rd. Adam Gilsenan – Bohermeen CC
4th. Quillan Donnelly – O’Leary Stone Kanturk
5th. Oisin Ferrity – Island Wheelers
6th. Darragh Lenehan – Navan RC
1st Girl – Erin Creighton – McConvey Cycles
2nd Girl – Aoife O’Brien – Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar
3rd Girl – Katie Reilly – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
Tom Clogher’s smiling girls….chapeau Tom for all the work you do to promote girls and women’s racing
Youth teams get more and more pro looking
Northern power with both winning their age group
Leinster power
Cork Power
Proud dad and son (U14 winner)
Another proud daddy and daughter problem…I run it and I finished it!! well done young man
Lorna and Una the famous mums in youth cycling
The cat got the cream look (U16 winner)
The officials done a grant job…well done
Note: I do not accompany names with photos of underage riders, this to follow child protection rules except if parents agree, but I try to avoid it….if you use this photos on social media you can tag yourselves… these photos are free to use and you don’t need my permission to use but grateful if you mention the Belgian project doing so, regards Dany
Less than 3 weeks to go, Sunday the 16th of August will be a day of battles, fun, and tests, but as we’ve seen down through the years, some of the best friendships are formed during these battles. Looking forward to seeing the action on the road. All info on