Ulster Cycling News

Swinand Takes Laurels in Vets Championships

Almost 100 riders took to the roads around Scotstown and Tydavnet on Saturday afternoon when the National Veteran's Championships took place promoted by Emyvale CC. With eight laps of a tough, rolly circuit it was never going to be an easy race.

Within the first half hour of racing a break formed and began to pull away from the bunch. This group consisted of Chris Coyle (Castlebar CC), Gerry McCabe (Cuchulainn CC), Peter McConville (Newry Wheeleer) and Darren Weir (Team Vision Racing). As they moved clear they were soon joined by other leading riders.

This was always going to be a break worth watching as it now contained last year's champion Dave Peelo (Murphy Surveyors Kilcullen), renowned hard man of Irish racing, Rory Wyley (Carrick Wheelers) and other top hitters such as Brendan McGloughlin (Blarney CC), John Madden (Curran Racing), Joe Fenlon (The Edge) and Greg Swinand (Usher IRC).

Unusually for him Martin O’Loughlin (Carrick Wheelers) missed the break and began to give chase and was joined by Paul Mulligan (Eurocycles), Tom Shanahan (Limerick CC) and Mark Kiernan (Murphey Surveyors Kilcullen).

This set the tone for the remainder of the race with the lead group keeping their distance on the chasers and the fast paced peloton. McConville was dropped from the break after several laps and tried to stay with the chase group led by O'Loughlin.

Peelo had a puncture during lap five and had to chase hard to get back on. He then powered on through the break in the last lap gaining a minute on his chasers. He soloed home to victory, a very delighted man. Joe Fenlon of th eEdge took silver with Peelo having to settle for bronze on this occasion. Usher took the team prize with Colm Bracken, Paul Dolan and Swinand collecting the medals.

It was a great race and we were delight to see Darren Weir who has shown such promise recently, take fifth place overall with John Madden of Curran Racing coming in next. Well done to all.



Report and Pics Marian Lamb

Results National Veteran's Championship 2011

1 Greg Swinand Usher IRC 2'42'28
2 Joe Fenlon The Edge Sports Team 2'42'33
3 David Peelo Murphy Surveys Kilcullen 2'42'38
4 Chris Coyle Castlebar CC 2'44'06
5 Darren Weir Team Vision Racing 2'44'08
6 John Madden Curran Racing 2'44'10
7 Rory Wyley Carrick Wheelers CC 2'44'12
8 Gerry McCabe Cuchulainn CC 2'44'20
9 Brendan McGloughlin Blarney CC 2'47'06
10 Martin O'Loughlin Carrick Wheelers CC 2'48'56
11 Tom Shanahan Limerick CC 2'49'09
12 Mark Kiernan Murphy Surveys Kilcullen 2'49'28
13 Liam Curran Curran Racing 2'49'54
14 Frank Dunne Slaney CC "
15 Simon Curry Banbridge CC "
16 Sean Bracken Usher IRC 2'49'57
17 Fergus Whelan Lucan CRC "
18 Paul Dolan Usher IRC "
19 Denis Forrest Blarney CC 2'50'03
20 Stephen Harkens Team Madigan 2'50'09
21 Paul Kennedy Swords CC 2'50'13
22 Com Bracken Murphy Surveys Kilcullen "
23 Patrick Deegan Eurocycles "
24 Daniel Logue Foyle CC "
25 Declan Brassil Lucan CRC "
26 Michael Devins Eire Og CC "
27 Ciaran Hallinan Team Dectek Dunboye "
28 Robert Forrest Blarney CC "
29 Chris McCann East Tyrone 2'50'19
30 John Smyth Phoenix CC "
31 Laurent Dumoulin Kanturk CC "
32 Peter O'Brien Fermoy CC "
33 Michael Carroll Bann Valley Road Club "
34 Aidan Reade Blackrose Racing "
35 Martin McConville Clann Eireann "
36 Brian Cunningham Murphy & Gunn "
37 Peter McConville Newry Wheelers "
38 Brendan Graham VC Glendale "
39 David Cassidy Stevens Cycleogical "
40 Paul McCorry Lakeland CC "
41 Ronnie Smyth Dromara CC "
42 Kevin Ryan Western Lakes CC "
43 Ger Madden Team SportsMed Ireland "
44 John Rooney Phoenix CC "
45 Oriol Carbo Henry J Lyons "
46 Anthony Ellard Ravens CRT "
47 Michael Russell Four Masters "
48 Sean McIlroy Carrick Wheelers CC "
49 Cathal Miller Stevens Cycleogical "
50 Stepen McNally DTC Orwell Wheelers "
51 JJ Flaherty Western Lakes CC "
52 Brendan Grimes Team Dectek Dunboye "
53 Cian Lynch Team Dectek Dunboye 2'50'34
54 Kevin McAlinden Banbridge CC "
55 Philip Maher Laois CTC "
56 Mark Greer Maryland Wheelers "
57 Ciaran McKenna Emerald CC 2'50'37
58 John Wall Team Dectek Dunboye 2'50'38
59 Brendan Whelan Lucan CRC "
60 Jonathan Gibson Un-attached Connacht "
61 John Priest Lucan CRC 2'50'44
62 Shay Murphy Lucan CRC 2'50'49
63 Chris Troy Castlebar CC "
64 Russell Treacy St. Finbars CC 2'50'58
65 Declan McCabe Cuchulainn CC 2'51'07

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