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Gabriel Howard RIP

posted 12 Feb 2018, 02:04 by Kevin Monaghan
(By Shay O'Toole - Sat. 10th February 2018)   
A wave of great sadness fell upon Irish cycling last Friday evening as the news of Gabriel Howard’s tragic passing spread throughout the cycling community. Gabriel, or Gaybo as he was affectionately known was a stalwart of Irish cycling and was known the length and breadth of Ireland by everybody involved in the sport. 

From Stamullen, Gaybo was a great friend of Lakeside Wheelers and was most commonly associated with our annual criterium where his commentary was as much a part of the evening as the race itself. Following his retirement from racing Gaybo performed several roles including team manager, mechanic, race organiser, adviser and he was a key worker on the Rás each year. 

His death will leave a huge void in the world of cycling not just at domestic level but also on the international scene. On behalf of everybody at Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar, deepest sympathies to his wife Kay, his children, his extended family and all his loyal friends.

RIP Gaybo, may you Rest in Peace.

Gaybo Howard Interviews Damien Shaw ahead of the Mullingar Crit in 2017
Gaybo Howard Interviews Damien Shaw ahead of the Mullingar Criterium in 2017