More Underage Success on the Road and Track

Post date: Apr 30, 2018 2:9:56 PM

Below is a roundup of a busy and successful couple of weeks by the underage squad...

Gold on the Track for Aaron Wade

The National Junior Track Championships took place on Saturday April 21st at Sundrive Road. Lakeside Wheelers had two competitors in Aaron Wade and John Boyne. The two lads were very unfortunate to be drawn to race against each other in the Sprint quarter final race. Aaron used all of his track experience to win gold and went on to follow this up with two more silver medals from 4 events. These results are all the more commendable as this is Aaron’s first year to compete at Junior level.

John also competed in four different events and achieved excellent results in what is a relatively new environment for him so there is no doubt that the medals will come.

Elsewhere the youths and juniors travelled to three different locations to take part in road racing during the weekend. Ethan Busillet travelled all the way to Currow in Kerry to gain more experience whilst Conor T. Farrell travelled to Derrygonnelly to take part in the Lakeland GP.

Deenside Cup, Kilkenny

The weekend gone by was less busy with just the Deenside Cup in Kilkenny where the club was represented by John Boyne, Conor T. Farrell, Caoimhe O’Brien and Aoife O’Brien. The remainder of the youths spent the weekend preparing for the Kanturk Three-Day races which take place over the May Bank-Holiday weekend.

In Kilkenny, John Boyne rode as good as he has done to date and was rewarded with 3rd overall in the A3 race following a great display of sprinting power against the best in his category while Conor T. Farrell was also in top form finishing 1st unplaced Junior in the same race.

John Boyne collects his prize at the Deenside Cup in Kilkenny

Conor T. Farrell collects his prize at the Deenside Cup in Kilkenny

Bohermeen Success

The club was also well represented in Bohermeen, Co. Meath on Sunday for the Waller Cup. Aoife O’Brien took first place in her category and Mikey Flaherty won his first race prize by finishing fourth in the boys U14 race. Caoimhe O’Brien took part in her first senior Ladies race and finished an excellent 7th. The remaining riders all managed to finish with the bunch in their respective races.

Mikey Flaherty with his first prize for cycling with Lakeside Wheelers in Bohermeen recently