Ulster Cycling News

10th April 2003

Glenavy 10 10th April 2003

Paul Kane Northern 21.35
Ian Proctor Mattest-Castlereagh 21.47
Jonathon Dempsey Classic Walls 21.59
Gary Cranston East Antrim 22.11
Simon Thompson Maryland 22.27
Tony McConville Apollo 22.29
Owen Jeffries Northern 22.46
Jim McConnell East Antrim 23.00
Henrik Nowack Navan 23.12
Mel McCann Team Madigan 23.29
Jim Dill East Antrim 23.30
Brendan McCourt Phoenix 23.31
Martin Birney Maryland 23.55
Vincent Tubridy Slane Cycles 23.56
Brian Stewart Northern-Dave Kane 24.09
Richard Maxwell Orchard Wheelers 24.11
Stephen McDonald Phoenix 24.12
Davy McCall Maryland 24.15
Brendan Ellis Phoenix 24.26
Stephen Burgoyne Northern-Dave Kane 24.50
John Whitby Phoenix 24.54
Donal Cormican Phoenix 24.58
Sean Roe Castlereagh 25.08
Brendan McCartan Phoenix 25.11
Jimmy McKeown Phoenix 25.23
Mark McGreevy Apollo 25.31
Sammy Connor Ballymena 25.48
Pearse Burns Phoenix 25.54
Sheila Rafferty Phoenix 26.21
Debbie Booth East Antrim 26.36
Harry Martin Clann Eireann 26.48
Finbar Cummings Phoenix 27.21
Mary McKee Phoenix 27.22
Alan Rodgers Northern 27.22
Gerry Scullion Bann Valley 27.30
Ray Young Phoenix 27.34
Colin Wilson Ards 28.20
Tommy Lamb Phoenix 28.25
Billy Kirk Ards 28.50
Conor Lamb Phoenix 28.58
Harry McNally Phoenix 30.27… Read more


Tour of Mallorca Final Stage

Cycling Ulster riders Stephen Gallagher and Roger Aiken had strong performances in yesterdays final stage of the Tour of Mallorca. The stage although only 95 km in length featured 3 savage climbs on each lap which forced nearly 100 riders to abandon. Gallagher proved his excellent form on Saturdays stage by featuring in an 80 km escape with 5 others which was reeled in by the bunch with only 2 kms to go. Gallagher returns to his professional team this week with good confidence after an excellent race.… Read more


Stage 2 Tour of Mallorca

Cycling Ulster riders Stephen Gallagher and Philip Deignan put in excellent performances today in a shortened stage in Mallorca. Atrocious weather conditions forced the organisation to shorten the stage to 70km, instead of the expected 140. Both Gallagher and Deignan finished in the 2nd group of 20 riders sprinting for 5th place 10 seconds behind the stage winner. The rest of the Cycling ulster riders finished in the next group of 40 just over 1 minute further back including Brendan Docherty who survived a fall at the bottom of the descent of the Luc.… Read more


Dave Kane League 10th April 2003

Glenavy 10 10th April 2003

Tonights Time Trial results can now be viewed by clicking on theTime Trial link. All results for the Dave Kane League will be available on that page (Hopefully on the night of the Time Trial :) ).… Read more


Shay Elliot Memorial

Cycling Ulster today announced the team to represent the Federation in the upcoming 1.5 ranked Shay Elliot Memorial in Bray on the 27th of April. The team consists of Gary Cranston and Ben Morrow of Team Audi, Owen Jeffries of Northern Dave Kane Cycles and Matthew Ward of Phoenix CC with Barry Monaghan acting as team manager.… Read more


Underage Program

For the Ulster Region Cyclists.

1. April ---Sun 6th-Youth Olympic selection Race. (Collooney Sligo)
2. April ---Sat 12th-Youth Olympic selection Race. (Stamullen).
3. April--- Sat 26th --Ulster League Event (National final selection) (Dromore Co Down). Also Youth Olympic selection Race.
4. May--- Sat 3rd---Mon 5th-Cork man 3 day. (Youth Olympic Selection Race).
5. May---Sun 18th-Ulster League Event. (National Final Selection) (St Angelo Enniskillen).
6. May ---Sun 25th -Ulster League Event. (National Final Selection) (Emyvale Co Monaghan).
7. June -Sun 1st-Ulster League Race (National Final Selection) (Banbridge).… Read more


Cycling Ireland and British Cycling Joint Press Statement

1 British Cycling and Cycling Ireland representatives met on 3rd April and as instructed by the UCI agreed to create a joint standing committee in order to fix and implement the terms of their co-operation and to permanently promote a relation of good neighbourliness.

2 It was agreed to co-operate on a range of initiatives including a joint racing calendar and joint development initiatives, particularly in respect of Northern Ireland.

3 It was further agreed to continue dialogue/discussion to cover further matters.

4 In the meantime Cycling Ireland and British Cycling agreed that co-operation should continue between Cycling Ulster and the Northern Ireland Cycling Federation at a local level and each of these Bodies should liaise fully with the other to ensure that co-operation continues in a harmonious manner.… Read more


Hawkins Triumph at Bangor

The handicappers judged it to perfection at todays Spring H.C. Road Race promoted by VC Bangor over the Bangor, Donaghadee circuit. Despite the fact that the Des Hanlon Classic takes place tomorrow, the Bangor race attacted 78 riders with the three bunches separated by seven and a half minutes. It looked for quite a while that the scratch men would not get up and were still almost 2 minutes in arrears going into the final lap. However, some furious riding saw the 1st cat bunch making contact at the final roundabout before the uphill sprint finish.… Read more


3rd April 2003

Ballyclare 10 3rd April 2003

Gary Cranston East Antrim 21.54
Tony McConville Apollo 22.17
Ian Proctor Mattest-Castlereagh 22.26
Colum Barry Banbridge 22.33
Henrik Nowack Navan 22.47
Jim McConnell East Antrim 22.48
Martin Birney Maryland 23.29
Mel McCann Team Madigan 23.31
Brendan McCourt Phoenix 23.38
Richard Maxwell Orchard Wheelers 23.42

Wayne Morrow East Antrim 24.07
Brendan Ellis Phoenix 24.12
Vincent Tubridy Slane Cycles 24.14
Simon Devlin U/A 24.14
Stephen McDonald Phoenix 24.15
John Whitby Phoenix 24.31
Colin McCluskey Madigan 24.37
Donal Cormican Phoenix 24.43
Michael Rogers Banbridge 24.53
Adrian Kerr Ballymena R.C.… Read more


Kirk Takes Aghagallon Cup

Clann Eireann are to be congratulated on their excellent promotion today at Bartins Bay on the shore of Lough Neagh. Not only did the Aghagallon Cup Race attract 80 plus entries but the promoters also put on a full programme of Underage Racing giving the Cycling Ulster up and coming racers the chance to compete against their peers,

Once again the handicappers got it right placing a six and a half minute gap between the two bunches. It kept the race, which was held over 17 laps of the 3 mile circuit, fast and furious.… Read more

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