GRASS TRACK SKILLs & RACING: Due to a hurling tournament in Bellefield on Saturday we won’t have access to the training pitch and have to reschedule the afternoon racing. We will have the pitch on Sunday morning so if anyone from any of the clubs wants to come along at 11.00am they would be welcome. Weathers looks good at the moment.
- The final round of the The Bike Shop League on Tuesday evening was won by Dave Walsh of Wexford Wheelers. Anthony Doyle takes the overall League.
Well done to all the under 10, 8 and 6 year old cyclists who took part in the The Bike Shop league series. The racing was every bit as fierce and competitive as the senior events even down to the arguments discussions about the handicaps! Congrats to Slaneys Marc & Josh Thatcher, Niamh, Rory & Emma Murphy, Conor Ruth and Faith Dempsey who raced strongly and always had fun at the races. Great to see so many youngsters from all the clubs at the races. Thanks to Martin Gill, David Maguire and Wexford Wheelers for the events.
Alongside Emma Murphy (Under 6 winner) and Marc Thatcher (Under 10 Winner) Slaney also took the Under 12 league with Adam Thatcher and the Under 14 with Neil Kelly.
- Slaney’s Rita Boyle has been chosen for the Leinster Womens squad for Ras na mBan 3 day race in September. Rita also rode well in the Ladies Classic league event in Kilmessan yesterday for the Leinster team. Press release below
Cycling Leinster Womens Development Squad
Team announced for Ras Na Mban
After a number of months of training and racing in the Women’s National League the Leinster Team has been selected for the Premier women’s event, Ras Na Mban.
The team is
Banfield Laura Swords CC
Beirne Heather Navan CC
Boyle Rita Slaney CC
Mc Evoy Orla Bray CC
Manager Coleen Foley Swords CC
It’s been a challenging process for all squad riders who have worked to training and racing programmes geared towards getting them in best condition for Ras Na Mban. There have been a number of specific training sessions with Gillian Mc Derby who has done sterling coaching work with the squad during races and training. These training sessions will continue right up to Ras Na Mban.
While we have selected these riders there are other squad riders who have worked very hard and also made progress and we look forward to these riders making further progress in the future. Fiona Guihen the Navan CC junior who was showing excellent improvements was unfortunate to sustain an injury in the last few weeks and unfortunately can not race Ras Na Mban this year, we wish fiona a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her making further progress in the future.
We would like to say a big thank you to all squad riders who have very worked hard during the process and to Leinster Cycling commission for their support.
Coleen Gillian Paddy Valerie