Conor McCabe Memorial Road Race Sunday 15th Dec


Jer and Don – picture taken before the row in the Peugeot on the way home over who was getting the Cornflakes and who was getting the vegatable soup!

Some great racing in Gorey this morning. Mick Foley, Don Ronan, Jerry Tobin and Caimin Ruth rode for Slaney with Don & Jer crossing the line in a dead heat the video camera couldn’t separate to share the 1st unplace Novice prize. 2 and a half laps of the course saw some fast racing in blustery and damp conditionswith the groups coming together on the 2nd lap. In the end Joe Christian and Martin Mizgajski fought out a great match sprint over the last 300m of the finishing straight weaving accros the road before Martin took victory.

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After last weeks hamper race in Wexford attention now turns to the Conor McCabe Memorial which is hosted by the South East Road Club on the Inch circuit. Sign on/parking at the Parish Hall which is just up the road from Toss Byrnes pub near the petrol station. 2 laps of the circuit will give an hour and bits racing and all categories are welcome. Sorry no underage this week.Details below.

Conors dad Garrett is a great supporter of our novice league and I’m sure we’ll have a big Slaney turnout again this year. Garrett is a big man with a big heart and we send him and his family our support at this time.

Conor McCabe Memorial Race 2013 details laps


Date: Sunday 15th Dec.

Sign-on: Toss Byrnes car park 9:00-9:45am
Race starts 10am.
Course: 2 laps of the N11 course, finish at Greens Berry Farm.
Prize giving ceremony and refreshments afterwards in the Inch Parish Hall (National School) which is beside the church, directly opposite Canavans shop in Inch.

conor pic

This week I would like all club members to support our Conor McCabe Hamper race on Sunday. Five years ago this week we lost our beautiful and beloved son Conor at the age of 7. Since Conors passing SERC has been very supportive of our family and have honoured Conor each year by naming our hamper race after him. Conor was an inspiration to many people, he faced more challenges than most of us will ever face in our lifetimes. Conor smiled easily and very rarely cried. He had such a positive and sunny disposition that he drew people in.
Because of Conors physical disabilities he could not experience the joy of cycling a bike like we all do. What we learned from Conor was that winning does not matter on any level as long as you do your best and try to fulfill your potential. Conors race is not just about racing but having fun and challenging yourself. Conor proved that by smiling through every challenge and fighting you can conquer any adversity.
Our son and brother, our life.
Garrett, Sandra and Sarah McCabe