Ulster Cycling News

Sherlock is Monaghan Co’s RR Champion

Glaslough village was once again the setting for this year's Monaghan county championship race. Thirty riders from clubs all over the county and further afield gathered at Main Street Glaslough for a gruelling 7 lap race. Emyvale CC had a good representation as had Carrickmacross CC, Navan CC, Keevan CC, Killylough and South Dublin CC. The race was spilt into 2 groups with scratch having a 3 minute gap on the main group to make up in the chase.

At 7.00pm off they went. On the second lap there was a prime for the first 3 riders across the line. In the first group it's was Carricks own Shane Ward who took the honours with Emyvale's Paul Harvey and Steve McCann in 2nd and 3rd place
In scratch it was Ryan Sherlock who clinched 1st place with Derek finnegan and Dave O Reilly 2nd and 3rd place.

As the race progressed the now 3 man scratch were hunting down the main field at a high pace . With only 3 laps to go they caught the main group from which a break formed with 3 riders. Ryan Sherlock Dave Reilly along with Carricks Ian Clarke who managed to get across to them. The main group started to fracture as they tried to chase this front group. On lap 6 Ryan Sherlock ramped up his effort and pulled a gap on Dave Reilly leaving the two riders on their own. A reformed main group tried hard to hunt them down. As the race leader approached Glaslough Ryan had opened a substantial gap and crossed the line with an impressive victory to be crowned the new "County Champion ".

Dave Reilly put up a great challenge and came home in second place. As the main group approached the line a mass sprint formed with Derek Finnegan taking 3rd place.
Two women from Emyvale CC represented the club in the race , Sharon McKenna and Lorraine Mullarkey. Both women put in a great race with Lorraine taking the honours of First Woman home ..
1st Ryan Sherlock (unattached)
2 Dave Reilly SDCC
3 Derek Finnegan Keevan CC
4 Steve McCann Emyvale CC
5 Paul Harvey Emyvale CC
6 Ian Clarke Carrick CC
7 Kevin Smith Carrick CC
8 Paul Everard Carrick CC
9 Darren Duffy Carrick CC
10 Colm O 'Hagan

Earlier that evening the club held a youth race to let some of the youth members get a taste of racing ..with 2 separate races u 14 and u12 ..
U 14's
1st place Mathew Skeath
2nd Conan Duffy
3rd Calon Mc Kenna
U12 s
1st Alannah Keelan
2nd Jamie Harvey
3rd Cormac Mc Kenna

Emyvale CC would like to thank everyone who helped prepare this event, marshals and stewards. A big thank you to the ladies who helped with the refreshments after the race . Thanks to all the drivers and people who prepared the circuit.
Thanks to Universal Graphics for the over all sponsorship and to DBSM who provided prizes for the primes.

Via Press Release

Posted by Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb @ulstercyclingnews.com

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