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Midland Road & TT Leagues

posted 17 Aug 2014, 14:46 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 17 Aug 2014, 14:48 ]
(By Billy Cunnane)   
Midland League Ropund 14
On Thursday 14th August Shannonside CC hosted round 14 of the Midland League in Mount temple. A challenging 13km course to be completed 3 times awaited all the riders. First race off on the evening was the AB category. The B group containing 13 riders got a 2.5 min advantage on the chasing A group of 16 riders. 

The B group were caught on the last lap where the attacks then started. Due to the hard work by the Wheelers all were brought back in and on the uphill sprint Stuart Cox was 2nd and Tosh Kiernan 10th. 

Next race off on the evening was the CD category. The D group got a 1.5 min advantage on the C group with the C+ group a further 3.5 mins behind. The D group were caught by the C's on the 2nd lap and they stayed away to the finish to take the top placings. The remaining points were to be got in a bunch sprint with Moss Keane 6th, Michelle O'Halloran 7th and David Boyne 8th. Well Done all. Round 14 was the last point scoring round of the league. The next MIL report will be on the Team TT and prize giving which is taking place on Thursday 21st August in Horseleap starting at 7pm. A minimum of a club competition Licence is required at sign on.

Midland TT League Round 4 
On Wednesday August 13th Shannonside CC hosted Round 4 of the Midland TT Series in Horseleap. We were represented on the evening by Máirtín Savage and Andy Vambeck with local rider and DID member Eoin Lynch also present. Eoin was 3rd on the evening over the 16km route with a time of 24.58 with Máirtín 6th with a time of 26.37. Andy was unfortunate to puncture which left in out of contention. 

The last round of the series is on Monday 18th August in Horseleap with prize giving for the series directly afterwards. TT bikes, aero helmets and equipment are all permitted. All cycling and triathlon clubs welcome ( Cycling Ireland or Triathlon Ireland licence required). Further details can be found at www.shanonsidecc.com

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