Summary by Luke GJ Potter (Orwell Wheelers)
“We started the day with the U6s and U8s. This race braved the worst of today’s rain. The U10s were next up, and it was still chilly. The U12s rode on a longer course which consisted of most of the opening of the main course. The Women’s, U16s and U14s race was run in good conditions, where we presented Dipped Chocolate Apples at our Pumpkin Podium. The Men’s B-Race and A-Race were run in toasty sunshine, which left our competitors searching for their lightest clothing layers.
Thank you to our Leinster regulars, our Munster and Connaught visitors, and our American guest.
Thanks to our support team, Commissaires Ronan Fox and Jason O’Toole, MC Paul Joyce and Timing provided by Pat from EliteTiming.
And a big thanks to our crew of volunteers”

Men’s Senior & Junior A race
Ronan O Flynn Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 2.
Richard Maes All human/VeloRevolution Racing Team 3.
Frank Mc Dermott Oldcastle CC 4.
Mark Pinfield Blarney Cycling Club 5.
Evan Ryan Team WORC 6.
Killian O Brien Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 7.
Ronan Killeen Lucan Cycling Road Club 8.
Brian Melia Team WORC 9.
Pj Hynes Cuchulainn CC 10.
Johnny Mc Cabe Cuchulainn CC 11.
Fearghal Regan Kilcullen Cycling Club Murphy Geospacial 12.
Paul Kane Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 13.
Gerard O Donnell IMBRC 14.
Lukasz Oleksiewicz Team WORC 15.
Luke Mc Mullan Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 16.
Alan Cody Un-Attached Leinster 17.
Dominik Drwal Un-Attached Connacht 18.
Garry Donohue TEAM BIKEWORX Celbridge 19.
Colm O Byrne IVCA Cycling Club 20.
Paul Caldwell Team WORC 21.
Ryan Dunne IMBRC 22.
Peter O Farrell Team WORC 23.
David Harrington Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 24.
Jason Kenny UCD Cycling Club 25.
David Meredith EPIC MTB/Expert Cycles 26.
Dominick Hegarty IMBRC 27.
Ben Malone Velo Club Balrothery 28.
Brian Cahill Un-Attached Leinster 29.
Vinnie Fitzsimon Team WORC 30.
Diarmuid O Brien All human/VeloRevolution Racing Team 31.
Stephen Pollock Team WORC 32.
Philip Roche Team WORC 33.
Gareth Robinson Dublin Wheelers 34.
Ciaran Lewis Bray Wheelers 35.
Ian Lambden Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar CC 36.
David Ryan St Tiernans Cycling Club 37.
John Dempsey Verge Sport PI Cycles 38.
John Mc Grane Un-Attached Leinster 39.
Jonathan Boyle Navan Road Club 40.
James Lattimore Team WORC 41.
Ross Collins Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 42.
Ryan Byrne Spin the Bean Power by Coffee 43.

The Prize Pool for the Men’s A-race was kindly sponsored by Bike Fitting Ireland/Aidan Hammond, Kilmacanogue, Wicklow. returned as a sponsor of the Orwell CX Race for the fourth year Aidan is Ireland’s Number One Bike Fitter, a fully qualified physio and a Level 3 Cycling Ireland Qualified Coach. Winter is a perfect time for setting goals for 2023, as a coach Aidan can help you achieve these goals. If you need to review your bike fit, the winter is a good time to make these changes, so you can adapt to them before your season. Aidan also offers vouchers, so with Christmas approaching, a Bike Fit Voucher could make a nice stocking filler. There was a €20 Off Voucher for a Bike Fit by Aidan at the sign-on.

Senior Elite Female & Juniors
Grace Young All human/VeloRevolution Racing Team 1.
Joanne Grogan BMB RACING TEAM 2.
Stephanie Roche Scott Bright Motor Group 3.
Annie Roche Scott Bright Motor Group 4.
Niamh Stephens Team Giant Dublin 5.
Leah Mc Carthy Team Giant Dublin 6.
Doireann Killeen Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 7.
Elizabeth Kent Arcane Cycling Team 8.
Jean Wilson Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 9.
Suzanne White Sorrento CC 10.
Katie Reilly Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 11.
Aishling O Connor Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 12.
Agnieszka Maria Trzcinska Un-Attached Leinster 13.
Ellen Murray TC Racing 14.
Jane Cullen Panduit Carrick Wheelers 15.

The All-American Laundrette, owned by Orla Hendron, returned for its fourth Orwell CX Race Sponsorship. This year, with Orla’s help, we were able to offer a multiple Master’s Women’s prizes. The Masters Women is a new National Championship, and it would be nice to see this side of the sport grow.  All-American Laundrette, George’s Street, Dublin 2.

Men’s Senior B race
Pierce O Leary IMBRC 1.
Adrian Carroll Tullamore CTC 2.
Connor Fennell Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 3.
Sean O Leary IMBRC 4.
Barry Paul Dunne Kildare Cycling Club 5.
David Ennis Bohermeen CC 6.
Emmett Dunleavy Yeats Country Cycling Club 7.
Bob Hall Un-Attached Leinster 8.
Gabriel Blanco Un-Attached Leinster 9.
Thomas Moran Un-Attached Leinster 10.
Robert Ryan Castleknock Cycling Club 11.
Ronan Flannery St Tiernans Cycling Club 12.
Domhnaill O Sullivan Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 13.
Rob Jennings Lucan Cycling Road Club 14.
Marcin Wrobel Un-Attached Leinster 15.
Michael O Reilly EPIC MTB/Expert Cycles 16.
Sean Ward Lucan Cycling Road Club 17.
Ian O Hara Lucan Cycling Road Club 18.
Eoin Ryan Bike Fit Studio 19.
Barry Cronin Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 20.
Aonghus Maccraith Blanch Wheelies CC 21.
Brian O Connor Lucan Cycling Road Club 22.
Jean Sergio Cambruzzi Team WORC 23.
Pawel Rybak Lucan Cycling Road Club 24.
Robert McGee Bray Wheelers 25.
Ivan O’ Brien Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 26.
Mark O Shea Un-Attached Leinster 27.
Peter Rimmer Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar CC 28.
Alan Dunne Un-Attached Leinster 29.
Jonathan Hudson Un-Attached Leinster 30.
Bruce Campbell Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 31.
Karl Mc Kenna McNally Swords CC 32.
Adrian Swift Clontarf Cycling Club 33.
Rory Egan Castleknock Cycling Club 34.
Colm O Neill Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 35.
Gareth Muldowney Clondalkin CC 36.
Ed Donnelly IMBRC 37.
Malcolm Kell Bike Fit Studio 38.
Shane Scally Tullamore CTC 39.
Donough O Keeffe EPIC MTB/Expert Cycles 40.
Patrick Cryan St Tiernans Cycling Club 41.
Ronan Lally Ballinasloe Cycling Club 42.
Martyn Holmes Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 43.
Andrew Fogarty Park Wheelers 44.
Paul Barry IMBRC 45.
Michael Grimes Team WORC 46.
Paul O Donnell White River Wheelers Cycling Club 47.
Paddy Hopkins Un-Attached Leinster 48.
Graeme Smyth Cuchulainn CC 49.
Niall Egan Gravity BC 50.
Justin Mc Gee South Dublin CC 51.
Stephen O Halloran Moynalty Cycling Club 52.
Aidan Delaney Cuchulainn CC 53.
Mark Kenny Un-Attached Leinster 54.
Colum O Doherty Park Wheelers 55.
Martin Power Un-Attached Leinster 56.
Warren Gillen Slaney Cycling Club 57.
Declan Mc Cabe Cuchulainn CC 58.
Adam Nelson Usher Irish Road Club 59.
Patrick Fox Bray Wheelers 60.
Kevin Feely Un-Attached Leinster 61.
Eamon Bracken Shannonside Cycling Club 62.
Mark Horohoe Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar CC 63.
David Casserly Longford Cycling & Racing Club 64.
Keith Colville Panduit Carrick Wheelers 65.
Connor Mc Gee South Dublin CC 66.
Stuart Healy Bray Wheelers 67.
Alan Killian St Tiernans Cycling Club 68.

The Prize Pool for the Men’s B-Race and the Youth Races was kindly sponsored by Footprints Early Learning PreSchools, Marrowbone Lane in Merchants Quay and Inchicore. Footprints Early Learning, owned by Rácheal Govin, returned for its second Orwell CX Race Sponsorship. Footprints Early Learning have two locations in Dublin, and cater for PreSchool aged children, school aged children in After School daycare and Camps for the School Holidays.

U16 Female
Faith Robinson Bray Wheelers 1.
Rhiannon Dolan Cuchulainn CC 2.
Grace O Rourke Cuchulainn CC 3.
Holly Mc Caffrey Cuchulainn CC 4.
Aine Reilly Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 5.
Ffion Dolan Cuchulainn CC 6.
Naomi O Sullivan Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 7.
Shannon Doyle White River Wheelers Cycling Club 8.

U16 Male
Hugh Og Mulhearne Panduit Carrick Wheelers 1.
Jack Woods Carlow RCC 2.
Darragh Byrne Gorey Cycling Club 3.
Luca Holmes Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 4.
Jack Lawless Gorey Cycling Club 5.
Seán Fitzgerald Gorey Cycling Club 6.
Callum Mc Caffrey Cuchulainn CC 7.

U14 Female
Katie Turner Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 1.
Ysabella Huele Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 2.
U14 Male
Fionn Crinion IMBRC 1.
Eoin Davis Bohermeen CC 2.
Niall Mc Donald Carlow RCC 3.
Sean Delaney Cuchulainn CC 4.
Conor Regan Kilcullen Cycling Club Murphy Geospacial 5.
Rory Mulhearne Panduit Carrick Wheelers 6.
Darragh O Keeffe EPIC MTB/Expert Cycles 7.
Craig Ennis Bohermeen CC 8.
Evan Byrne Carlow RCC 9.
Michael O Rourke Cuchulainn CC 10.
Daniel Horohoe Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar CC 11.
Daithi Killeen Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 12.

U12 Male
James Cunningham Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 1
Tomás Connolly Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 2
Jake Govan Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 3
William Hance Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 4
Ruairi Horohoe Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar CC 5
Oran Flynn Un-Attached Leinster 6
U12 Female
Laoise Crinion IMBRC 1
Aoife Killeen Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club 2
Ciara O Connor Drogheda Wheelers 3

The Entry Fee for the Underage Racing is kindly covered by Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum, Dublin 16. Joe Daly Cycles have long been a supporter of Orwell Wheelers and nationwide Cycling events. They’re returning to sponsor our Cyclo-Cross Race for a fourth year. If you’re in the market for a new bike, some bike parts and/or advice for all ages check them out.