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Damien Shaw Wins Stage 4

posted 31 May 2013, 09:28 by Kevin Monaghan

Damien Shaw takes stage 4
Damien Shaw powered through the field, as only Damien can do, to claim victory in stage 4 of the summer league, on a beautiful summer's evening in Dysart, that for once did justice to the "summer" in the Summer League event.   Behind him, the bunch sprint was hotly contested with Robbie Kenny and Steve Franzoni battling it out for second and third place.

While Damien Shaw was doing his thing on the bike, another Damien was catering for the large turnout - Damien O'Brien that is, who added chef to his many talents as he served up fantastic barbecue fare to all and sundry.

A full race report with stage results and overall standings will follow.  In the meantime, you'll find pictures of Thursday's stage four here.

Heading out on lap four
Heading out for the last lap

Paul McDermott Beats the Blues to Win Stage 3

posted 29 May 2013, 15:36 by Kevin Monaghan

Looking out my window and seeing the golf ball size hailstones falling at 5:30  it was looking that the race might not go ahead at all, but hankfully the bad weather lifted and we had a great evening's racing. Eoghan Kevlihan was race organiser for the evening with Roy Carey taking on the head marshal duties. Thanks to all who marshalled on the night with out your help the races can’t go ahead.

First off the night was the blue category and with numbers a bit low the decision was made to send the group all together. The group seemed to ride well together and used the large time gap to their benefit and were to stay away for the duration of the race. Next up was the yellow category, divided into their respective groups, which set off in earnest to catch the blue group ahead followed closely by the red category.

It was apparent at the start of the last lap of four of the tricky Dysart lap, that the winner was to come from the blue category as the gap hadn’t come down enough for them to be caught even though all the other groups had come back together apart from the red 4 group. Well done to Paul McDermott who took the overall stage win for the second stage in a row and blue category win on the night followed closely by Pearse Corroon, John Gavigan & Frankie Wright (all Blue category) next in was sprinting specialist Conor Hughes (Red) who took the bunch sprint ahead of Brendan Kiernan (Red) & David Boyne (Yellow) First Conor Hughes still leads the Red group after two stages with Conor Canton leading the Yellow group and John Gavigan now leading the Blue. Conor Hughes is still leading the overall with Conor Canton in second  and John Gavigan in third. 

Conor Canton will wear the race leaders jersey for the next stage as Conor Hughes is away on holidays. Unfortunatley the complete table is not fully ready yet due to some technical difficulties but we will send it out as soon as possible.


Paul McDermott Takes Stage 2

posted 24 May 2013, 07:15 by Kevin Monaghan

Numbers were slightly down, largely due the damp weather conditions that greeted us on the day, for the first road race stage of the (ahem) summer club league nonetheless we still had over fifty members signed on before the start of the race. David Fagan was race organiser for the evening with Noel Delaney taking on the head marshal duties. Thanks to all who marshalled on the night with out your help the races can’t go ahead.

Stage 2 gets under way.
First off the night was the blue category and with numbers a bit low the decision was made to send the group all together. The group seemed to ride well together and used the large time gap to their benefit and were to stay away for the duration of the race. Next up was the yellow category, divided into their respective groups, which set off in earnest to catch the blue group ahead followed closely by the red category.

It was apparent at the start of the last lap of four, of the tricky Dysart lap, that the winner was to come from the blue category as the gap hadn’t come down enough for them to be caught even though all the other groups had come back together apart from the red 4 group. Well done to Paul McDermott who took the overall stage win and blue category win on the night followed closely by Graham Morgan with Eddie Hynes piping Claire Malone to third (all Blue category) next in was Conor Hughes who took the bunch sprint ahead of Robbie Kenny, Mick Reynolds & Brian Collentine (all Red category). First home for the yellow group was youth rider Conor Canton followed by Geoffrey Rogers in second and Stephen Corroon in third place.

Conor Hughes now leads the Red group after two stages with Conor Canton leading the Yellow group and Graham Morgan leading the Blue. Conor Canton & Conor Hughes are joint overall leaders with Graham Morgan in second and Dermot Berry in third. Conor Canton will wear the race leaders jersey for the next stage. Please see the attached document for full list of results.

Stage 1 - Individual TT

posted 24 May 2013, 07:03 by Kevin Monaghan

On Thursday night last we held the first stage of the 2013 Club League. As is tradition with the league we started with an individual TT. This year's course was a flat(ish) 4.5km route starting at the Cloughan Inn on the Delvin Road traveling towards Mullingar on the N52 and finishing at Ballagh. Well done to David Fagan who took the victory on the night with a fantastic time of 6:06 followed closely by Peter Rimmer on 6:11 who piped James Cribbon 6:12 to second by one second. 

Conor Canton was first youth home finishing on an excellent time of 7:02 and Breda Daly was the first lady on a time of 7:16.  Please find the full Results sheets below.

View pictures from the TT here

Stage 2 will take place on Wednesday 24th of April in Dysart. More details to follow shortly, including marshal rota and league standings.
Mark Monaghan who posted a good time in the Stage 1 Time Trial
Mark Monaghan who posted a good time in the Stage 1 Time Trial

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