Ulster Cycling News

20/06/2013 National Time Championships

MICHAEL-HUTCHINSONThere were good fields in the various sections of the National Time Trial championships which took place in Carlingford promoted by Cuchullainn CC.

The course was relatively flat although lumpy and exposed to the winds.

Ulster born Michael Hutchinson (In-Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT (UK) proved to be almost a minute faster on the day than Belfast's David McCann (Synergy Baku Cycling Project) the current title holder with his recorded time of 50.07. A frequent visitor to the Dave Kane League was Colm Cassidy (Octto-Cervélo Team )who came in third to lift the bronze medal. Dromore's Sean Downey of the An Post Sean Kelly squad had to be content this time with fourth position.


In the Under 23 competition Ryan Mullan (Team IG Sigma Sport) set the marker for others to follow with a fantastic 50.22 which would have given him the silver in the Elite Championships. There was a close battle fr the silver medal position with Conor Dunne (Vl Technics – Abutriek) and Marcus Christie (Foyle Cycling Club) battling it our withDunne getting the silver medal by a mere one second with his 00:51:27. First year senior, Daniel Stewart from East Antrim Audi took fourth so I am sure there is more to be seen from this young man in the coming years.


Caroline Ryan of the Garda CC/Richies Bike Store) lifted the Women’s title with a time of 00:57:56 from Melanie Spath (Team Tibco) and Eve McCrystal (Garda CC/Richies Bike Store). The woman’s entry was disappointing and there was no only one woman from Ulster and she had to come all the way from Melbourne to compete. This was Clare Dallat (Bicycle Superstore/Black Rose Racing) from Portrush who has been taking part in the Nationals for the past few years. Clare came fifth in the women's competition with a          01:00:14. She will line up with other Ulster women on Saturday's road race.


In the Paracycling class Para C1-C5 it was Cathal Smyth (Fixx Roulers ) who lifted the title from Colin Lynch (Macclesfield Wheelers (UK) and Enda Smyth (Fixx Roulers) with his time of 00:58:22.

Ulster Darrell Erwin of the Ulster Handcycling Association lifred bronze in the Para H1-H4 with a time of 29.30.


Paul O’Flaherty (Cycle 4sick Children) was fastest however with his time of  27:45 with Declan Slevin (Unattached) in silver medal position.


Ulster did well in the Tandem competition which was won by Ryan and Shaw (Upperchurch Drombane Cycling – Aqua Blu) with a time of 51.32. In silver medal position wasour own Andy Fitzgerald with his new pilot Ian Inglis of Curran Racing. They put in a fantastic effort to record a 51.50.



Phoenix CC were also in the mix with the pairing of Brown – Bennett (Cheltenham & County CC – Phoenix CC) taking the bronze medal.


The action continues on Saturday with the both the Women and the Veterans taking to the roads around Carlingford vying for the coveted Champion’s title in their respective competition. Why not get along to Carlingford and give them some support. Full details of the events can be found HERE.

Report Marian Lamb

Elite Men

  1. Michael Hutchinson          In-Gear Quickvit Trainsharp Rt (UK)            00:50:07
  2. David McCann                  Synergy Baku Cycling Project                      00:51:05
  3. Colm Cassidy                     Octto-Cervélo Team                                    00:51:35
  4. Sean Downey                    An Post CRC                                                  00:51:58
  5. Bryan McCrystal               Cuchulainn CC                                              00:52:40
  6. Aaron Buggle                    Rapha Condor Jlt                                          00:52:52
  7. Ryan Sherlock                   Polygon Sweet Nice                                      00:53:33
  8. Neill Delahaye                  Dunboyne Cycling Club                                00:54:13
  9. Eoin Whelan                      Seven Springs                                               00:54:59
  10. Thomas Martin                 Eurocycles                                                    00:55:04
  11. Daniel Kirwan                   Lucan Cycling Road Club                              00:55:23
  12. Gary Jeffers                       East Tyrone                                                  00:55:30
  13. Anthony O’Neill                 Usher IRC                                                     00:55:37
  14. Stephen Murray                Dungarvan Cycling Club                               00:57:24
  15. Frank O’Connor                 Stamullen Md                                               00:57:24
  16. Denis Dunworth                Visit Nenagh – Team DMG                          00:57:45
  17. Mike Millar                       Phoenix Cc                                                    00:58:22
  18. Ed O’Brien                         Bray Wheelers                                             00:59:29
  19. Noel Mulroy                      Covey Wheelers Westport                           00:59:35
  20. Oliver Whyte                     Westport Covey Wheelers                           00:59:52


Under 23

  1. Ryan Mullen                       Team IG Sigma Sport                           00:50:22
  2. Conor Dunne                      Vl Technics – Abutriek                         00:51:27
  3. Marcus Christie                  Foyle Cycling Club                                00:51:28
  4. Daniel Stewart                    East Antrim CC                                     00:53:24
  5. Conor Mcilwaine                Errigal Cycling Club                             00:54:47
  6. Simon Ryan                         Visit Nenagh – Team DMG                  00:56:40
  7. Ben Delaney                       Wexford Wheelers                               00:57:33
  8. Matthew Heaney                Clann Eireann                                      01:03:25


Elite Women

  1. Caroline Ryan             Garda CC/Richies Bike Store                            00:57:56
  2. Melanie Spath            Team Tibco                                                       00:58:20
  3. Eve Mccrystal             Garda CC/Richies Bike Store                            00:58:54
  4. Fran Meehan              Aqua Blue                                                          00:59:12
  5. Clare Dallat                Bicycle Superstore/Black Rose Racing             01:00:14
  6. Rachel Glendon          Orwell Wheelers                                               01:01:49
  7. Kate Rudd                   Black Rose Racing                                             01:04:56
  8. Celine Mcphillips       Cuchulainn CC                                                   01:06:05
  9. Ailbhe Carroll             Club Rothaiochta Na Sionainne                        01:08:02


Para C1-C5

  1. Cathal Miller                      Fixx Roulers                                             00:58:22
  2. Colin Lynch                         Macclesfield Wheelers (UK)                   00:58:33
  3. Enda Smyth                        Fixx Roulers                                             01:01:29
  4. Jerry Towey                        Ballaghaderreen CC                                01:01:51
  5. Billy Walsh                         Shannonside Cycling Club                       01:02:44
  6. Christopher Burns              Banbridge CC                                          01:08:25

Para H1-H4

  1. Paul O’Flaherty            Cycle 4sick Children                                        00:27:45
  2. Declan Slevin               Unattached                                                      00:28:59
  3. Darrell Erwin               Ulster Handcycling Association                       00:29:30
  4. Peter Gill                     Covey Wheelers Westport                              00:33:41
  5. Bartley Walsh              Westport Covey Wheelers                              00:40:57



  1. Ryan – Shaw                     Upperchurch Drombane Cycling – Aqua Blu      00:51:32
  2. Inglis – Fitzgerald             Curran Racing – TBC                                          00:51:50
  3. Brown – Bennett               Cheltenham & County CC – Phoenix CC       00:52:53
  4. Jankosky – Jankowski       Henry J Lyons Dublin – Henry J Lyons Du           00:53:40
  5. Sweetman – Delaney       Stamullen Md – Stamullen MD                          00:55:02
  6. Reade – Lally                    Black Rose Racing – Black Rose Racing             00:55:05
  7. Gordon – O’Mahony        Blarney CC – Blarney CC                                     00:56:23
  8. Kirwan – Verecker           Comeragh CC – Comeragh CC                            00:56:33
  9. Walsh – O’Meara             Tandem Cycling Ireland – Dublin Wheelers        01:02:57





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