Results courtesy of Moynalty CC, photos BP Media

Rain at the hill of Pain (A1-2 race)

We travelled from Cavan in the morning (Ulster TT champs) to Meath for the other race on our agenda for the day…The Moynalty GP was the first time for us and we are happy that we went…we apologies to the A4 riders for not having a winning photo as the camera got wet and only got a few shots of the passing of the race..the winner of a bunch sprint was Alex Chadwick (South East Road Club) with Rachel Irvine taking the honours of the first lady over the line (same time as the winner) …the rain continued all day, not heavy but miserable spray all-day…The organisers treated us to hot drinks and some snacks at the interval before the main races in the afternoon, which were very appreciated by all volunteers. A new course of 30km with a nasty hill about 10km from the finish of each lap asked serious questions to the riders…their faces at the descent showed pain and hurt…but it couldn’t produce a winning break in the end for the A1-A2 race. It came to a bunch sprint with the in-form Aaron Wade (Powerhouse Sport) taking the win with a few bike lengths to spare. Not back long home from Majorca where he trained and raced for the last few months ( this with a few wins for a good measure) and beating the likes of Dairy Feeley (All human-Velo Revolution) and Matteo Cigala (Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo) is proof that you are quick even after a hard race of 120km. The other race was the A3-Junior race on the same course but 3 laps to do of 30km… Young Ruairi Byrne – Orwell Wheelers won solo with veteran Des Woods getting second before the chasing bunch got in sprinting for 3rd place.

The Moynalty GP A1-A2 combined race

1 Aaron Wade- Powerhouse Sport
2 Daire Feeley – All Human/ Velo Revolution
3 Matteo Cigala – Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
4 Tom Regan – Seven Springs
5 Conor Murnane – UCD
6 Lee Harvey – VC Glendale
7 Shay Donley – Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
8 Daniel Yon Hin – Spellman-Dublin Port
9 Darnell Moore – Team Caldwell Cycles
10 Luke Smith – Moynalty CC
Unplaced A2
1 Liam Crowley – O’Leary Stone Kanturk
2 Sean Mullen – Navan RC
3 Aaron Parkes – Banbridge

Shane in the pain zone

The A3 & Junior race

1 Ruari Byrne – Orwell Wheelers
2 Des Woods – Newry Wheelers
3 Eoghan Cooke – Ounavarra
4 Ronan Fitzpatrick – Breffni Wheelers
5 Colin Calvin – Streamstown CC
6 Ramanus Meskauskas – Bohermeen CC
7 Niall McLoughlin – Westport Covey Wheelers
8 Kevin Leach – Drogheda Wheelers
9 Declan Gallagher – Westport Covey Wheelers
10 Conor Gath – Galway Bay CC
Unplaced Juniors (after correction)
1.Ruari Murphy – O’Leary Stone Kanturk
2.Odhran Doogan – Team Caldwell
3.Jamie Merriman – Comeragh CC

Des Woods dishing out the pain or receiving it..who knows…lol
The sprint for 3rd place for the bunch

The A4 & ladies Race

1 Alex Chadwick – South East Road Club
2 Jack Lyme – Dunboyne CC
3 Pearse West – DB Cycling
4 Don Harte – Armagh Down CC
5 Neil Wilkinson – Velo Club Balrothery
6 Matthew Hoare – Un-attached Leinster
7 Eamonn Potter – Dublin Wheelers
8 David Milner – Drogheda Wheelers
9 James Griffin – Waterford CC
10 Jamie Phillips – Bray Wheelers

Unplaced Ladies
1 Rachel Irvine – The Bikehouse CC (photo above)
2 Darcey Harkness – VC Glendale
3 Fiona Guihen – Unattached Leinster