New Member Matt takes Stage Seven

posted 5 Aug 2011, 01:55 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 5 Aug 2011, 02:23 ]
(By Mark Horohoe) 
Not put off by the damp weather that appeared for stage 7 of the Summer Club League, Matt McDonagh from Tasmania, one of the newest members to join the club took a well deserved first place. Matt finished about 4 bike lengths ahead of Aiden Fox, who has been getting stronger as the league has progressed, and Brendan Kiernan in his second Summer Club League event this year, was just 3 bike lengths behind in a very close finish. Well done to PJ Carey who claimed fourth place. In the Red group, Stuart Cox with a strong finish lead Damien Shaw, John Murray and Peter Rimmer home. Ken Berry was first of the next red category group to finish, followed by Damien O’Brien and Brian Collentine. Tom McDonagh was the first Blue Category rider home followed by Robeard O’Ceallaigh and then Claire Malone.
 
John Nugent (Head Marshal), Martin Savage (Race Organiser) and Carmel Dolan took on the key positions on this stage.  Thanks to all marshals who helped to keep things as safe as possible.
 
Remember its riders best 7 point scoring events (out of a possible 8) that will determine the final league positions.

League Positions (Based on best 6 of 7 results):
Blue Category: 1. Claire Malone 2. Oliver Bright 3. Nigel Scarff
Yellow Category: 1. Aiden Fox 2. David Shaw 3. JP Kilmurray
Red Category: 1. Stuart Cox 2. Damien Shaw 3. Peter Rimmer
Overall: 1st Stuart Cox 2nd Damien Shaw 3. Claire Malone / Peter Rimmer

The leaders white jersey will again stay with Stuart Cox for Stage 8. Stuart is just two points ahead of Damien Shaw. Claire Malone and Peter Rimmer are joint 3rd.

As per league rules, riders may be moved up or down a colour category as deemed necessary at any time in the league. No special training is needed to take part in the league

The last stage of the club league is Thursday August 18th. Sign-on opens at 6.30pm

BBQ!
The last Summer League event takes place on Thursday August 18th. Our Social Officer will be operating the BBQ and food will be available straight after the race – if last year’s BBQ is anything to go by the smell might encourage a few early retirements! The BBQ will be free to all club members. The committee felt the BBQ would be a gesture of thanks to all members who helped out during the busy weeks of the Criterium, the 2-Day and the Tour of the Lakes. So why not come out to watch and hours cycling and enjoy a burger and chat afterwards and round off the end of busy year.

 
Up the long drag on the Dysart circuit
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Kevin Monaghan,
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Kevin Monaghan,
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