Caoimhe O’Brien and Nicole Gorry on National Team Duty

Post date: Jul 24, 2017 8:27:54 AM

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun 23rd July 2017)

The success of the Lakeside Wheelers Youths sector is well documented and hardly a week goes by that these notes do not report on the younger members’ amazing achievements. However, this week the news is of two of our brightest female stars who have brought this success story to another level.

Caoimhe O’Brien and Nicole Gorry are two young members who have simply dedicated their lives to training and competing. These two young ladies are to be found at some race or another around Ireland almost every week and now they are operating at the highest level for their age groups. Both girls will be the first to acknowledge that they would not have made it this far in cycling without the help, advice and encouragement which they receive from their families and mentors at Lakeside Wheelers so, congratulations and well done to you all.

European Junior and Under 23 Track Championships:

Last week Nicole was competing for Ireland in Anadia, Portugal at the European Junior and Under 23 Track cycling championships which were staged from the 18th-23rd July. Nicole has worked extremely hard in recent years and has experienced success at both road and track events. She was selected to represent Ireland at these championships following an extended training camp in Mallorca which she attended in recent weeks. Having performed at all the qualifying events Nicole was selected to ride the Scratch and Omnium events in Portugal.

Congratulations and well done Nicole from all at Lakeside Wheelers.

Nicole in action on the Track on national squad duty.

European Youth Olympics:

Caoimhe is certainly no stranger to cycling success as she podiums at races practically every time she rides her bike. Like Nicole, Caoimhe has worked extremely hard over the last few years and her selection for this prestigious competition is only just rewards for her commitment.

Having achieved qualification via the designated races over the last year, Caoimhe was chosen to ride the Time Trial and Road Race events at the European Youth Olympics which are being staged in Gyor, Hungary from the 23rd-29th July. On behalf of all here at Lakeside Wheelers we wish her the best of luck and there will be a further report of her experiences in next week’s notes. Caoimhe has also very kindly agreed to keep a diary of her exploits in Hungary so we all look forward to reading it. Hopefully she will be giving us her views from the podium!

Caoimhe in action earlier this year in the Leinster Time Trial Championships