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Feast of Racing at Emyvale

Emyvale Grand Prix :
Emyvale CC held their annual Gp on Sunday 21st May. The youth races kicked off at 10.00am with U16s off first with 4 laps of a 10km circuit from Emyvale to Corracrin to Glennan and back to Emyvale. They were followed by the U14s with 2 laps and the U12s with 1 lap. The racing was fast with plenty of attacking but all breakaways were taken back for the hill sprint at the end. Thanks to Emma McKenna, representing Emyvale Credit Union, for helping with prize-giving along with former pro cyclist and Irish Olympian, Mark Scanlon, who was to ride the main event later on.

Results of the youth races are as follows:
1st Quillan Donnelly - Kanturk CC
2nd Adam Rafferty - Island wheelers
3rd Elijah Mc Ginley - Errigal CC
4th Aaron Archibald - BCC
5th Harry Irwin - ETCC
6th Clark Hogan - BCC

1st Ellen Murray - TC Racing
2nd Zoe Lindsay  - DCC
3rd Emma Smith - Navan RC

1st Rowan Montgomery - BCC
2nd Adam Gilsenan - Bohermeen
3rd Ciaran McGettigan - Errigal CC
4th Eoghan Cooke - SERC
5th Joseph Owens - Omagh wheelers
6th Darren Rafferty - Island wheelers

1st Aoife O'Brien - Lakeside wheelers
2nd Maia Simmons - NDCC
3rd Katie Neill - CW

Unplaced ECC - Conal Duffy

1st Shay Donley - BCC
2nd Ciaran Cahoon - Clann Eireann
3rd Ryan Geraghty - Bike work
4th Cathal Gallagher - Errigal CC
5th Chris Donald - Madigan
6th Aaron Wade - Lakeside wheelers

1st Caoimhe O'Brien - Lakeside wheelers
2nd Ellie Kelso - ETCC
3rd Rachel McLaughlin - BCC

Unplaced ECC - James Mc Kinney

The senior races started at 1.00 with the A2s off first with a time gap to the A1s. They were followed by a full field of A3s and a full contingent of A4s. After that it was the Master's and Women's race.
The races were neutralised to Emyvale and then it was up the N2 to Monaghan, taking left for the Armagh Rd and left again for Glaslough and back to Emyvale.

Cian Delaney broke away into a strong headwind on the main road and opened up a huge gap that he was able to hold to the finish in the A1s/2s.
The breakaway group in the A3s were eventually caught before the finish and young Harvey Barnes took the spoils in the sprint.
The A4s ended in a bunch sprint after a few unsuccessful attempts to breakaway. Gareth Boyle from North Down took the win. Well done to local man Peter Mohan taking 3rd and Emyvale's Mark Kelly in 6th place.
The results of the senior races are as follows :

1. Cian Delaney Stamullen
2. Keith Phillips NDCC
3. Andrew Chivers NDCC
4. Timmy Burns NDCC
5. Calvin Moore NDCC
6. Connor MC Cann Inspired
7. Nathan Mullan, Inspired
8. Ryan Callan Lucan cc
9. Orphan Connors, Scott Orwell
10. Gary Gorman Stamullen

Best placed local rider, Paddy J MC Kenna Emyvale Cc

1. Harvey Barnes, East Tyrone
2. Jack Caldwell, TBW
3. Stephen Conroy, Lucan cc
4. Gareth Fitzgerald, VCG
5. Connell Donnelly, Clogher Valley Wheelers.
6. Stephen Finnegan, Yeats
7. Brian (Benny) O Kane Square Wheelers, Moy.
8. Barry Rusell, Carn Wheelers.
9. Liam Hanley, Lucan cc
10. Andrew Farrell, Wexford.

Best placed, local rider Stephen MC Cann (11th) Emyvale Cc.

1. Gareth Boyle, NDCC
2. Jason Potter, Castlebar
3. Peter Mohan Emyvale Cc
4. Alex Ekiz,Ballina.
5 Simon Curry Armagh
6. Mark Kelly, Emyvale Cc
7. Phil Neil Keevan Cc
8. Thomas Hepburn Island Wheelers.
Ist unplaced local rider, John P Colton.
Ist placed A4, Ladies Lorainne Mullarkey.
Master Race Chris MC Cann, Phoenix.
WomenRace, Kate Curley Kiltiernan.

Thanks to everyone involved in organising and helping with the GP.
Special thanks to the Gardai, Ambulance and Civil Defence, Commissaires, marshals and all the ladies who helped with the catering. Thanks to Emyvale GAA for the use of their excellent facilities. Thanks to Emyvale Credit Union for their continued support and sponsorship of the youth races.

Report Dara Mc Kenna


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