Report and results (Shane Stokes of the Irish Time, the national Irish newspaper) with thanks

“Kay got things off to a superb start on Friday, netting silver in the scratch race and bronze in the points race. She then clocked up her second silver medal in Saturday’s four-round Omnium event; her combined points total from her third places in the scratch race, the tempo race, and the elimination race plus 11th in the points race round saw her end the race 17 points behind the British winner Neah Evans and two points in front of Lily Williams (USA).

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Ireland took four medals in all in the two-day track meet. Mia Griffin was third, one place behind Kay, in Friday’s scratch race. Indeed the Irish haul was almost five medals: Kay teamed up with Alice Sharpe in the women’s Madison on Friday and finished just off the podium in fourth. Lydia Boylan and Griffin were just one place further behind in fifth place.

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Results of the Irish Team: Scratch race: Emily Kay 2nd, Mia Griffin 3rd, Lydia Boylan 6th, Alice Sharpe 8th
Points race: Kay 3rd, Boylan 10th, Sharpe 11th
Madison: Kay and Sharpe 4th, Boylan and Griffin 5th
Elimination race: Kay 7th, Sharpe 10th, Griffin 11th, Boylan 12th
Women’s omnium: Kay second overall (third in the scratch race, third in tempo race, third in the elimination race, and 11th in points race); Griffin fifth overall (sixth in the scratch race, fifth in tempo race, seventh in the elimination race, 16th in points race); Boylan sixth overall (eighth in scratch, 12th in tempo, 13th in the elimination race, winner of points race); Sharpe tenth overall (ninth in scratch, ninth in tempo, eighth in elimination, eighth in points race)
Orla Walsh, 13th in the women’s sprint
JB Murphy, Points race: 7th, Scratch race: 15th, Elimination race: 17th

Under the watchful eye of UCI commissaire Paul Watson