The evergreen Murt Doyle sprinted to second place overall in todays Leinster Road Race Championships in Dundalk. The 100km circuit took in 10 laps of the old Dundalk/Dublin road. Murt was just edged out by Martin Mizgaski, Wexford Wheelers, in a bunch sprint finish. Murt and Martin have had a few ding dong battles this year with often just the width of a tyre separating them. Murt was in the thick of the action from the start getting into an early break before deciding to drift back to the bunch and take his chances in the bunch gallop. The Club was also represented by Alex Williams and Frank Dunne who both finished in the main pack. It’s been a long season for the racing section with a lot of miles covered both in training and competition, not to mention the long drive home afterwards. Well done lads and congrats Murt from all in Slaney.
Well done to Conor Crowley, Wexford Wheelers, who finished in 8th place overall in the National Veterans Championships.
Touring: A lively tour today took in the hills of Kilrush, Ballyroebuck and Bunclody with Peter Thatcher taking a flyer at Clohamon, leaving a lineout behind him in hot pursuit. Miley Kavanagh led the chasers back to Enniscorthy but Peter decided to wait at the roundabout, being the gentleman that he is!!! Eamon Redmond was today’s tour leader. Touring numbers are down due to the racing and holiday season so a big thank you to the regular members who turn up at the Duffry every Sunday morning.
Co. Championships: The County Cycling Championships will be held on Sunday, 21 September, on a new 14 mile circuit, taking in the Ballagh, Castlellis X onto the main Gorey road, turning left into Oulart village and back in the Enniscorthy road. 3 laps for seniors and 2 laps for vets/junior/ladies. This year will also include a novice section. Club licences must be produced on the morning as one day licences will not be issued. Sign on at Donohues garage, Clonhaston at 10am. Race starts at 11am. All club members not competing are asked to attend. Last years winners are asked to please return perpetual trophies to Pat Whitney, Liam Ruth or Paddy Dunne.
Just to inform all members, Maire Ruth is thankfully making a speedy recovery from her injuries sustained a week ago in a fall and is currently “resting in style” in Kerlogue Nursing Home. A plasma t.v. is now top of her Christmas wish list!