Boyne GP 2019 Results

A1 Race 

1st. Luke Smith (Bioracer DHL) 
2nd. Fintan Ryan (Kingspan)
3rd. Sean McKenna (Pactimo Dan Morrissey)
4th. Harry Sweeney (Evo Pro Racing) 
5th. Green Swinard (Pactimo Dan Morrissey) 
6th. Daragh Feeley (Evo Pro Racing) 
7th. Cormac McGough (Evo Pro Racing) 
8th. Sean Feeney (South Dublin) 

A2 Race 

1st. Darren Davitt (Slipstream) 
2nd. Ciaran Hallihan (Dunboyne)
3rd. Niall Whelan (Laois)
4th. Paul Woods (Carlow)
5th. John James McInerney (Armagh) 
6th. Brian McNally (Scott Orwell)
7th. Shane Quinn (Longford) 
8th. Jamie Busher (Scott Orwell) 
9th. David Casserly (Longford)
10th. Anthony Mulholland (Scott Orwell)

A3/Jun Race 

1st. Cathal Clarke (Armagh-Down) 
2nd. Shane Murphy (Dublin Wheelers) 
3rd. Sean Heaslip Owens (DUCC) 
4th. Eoin Ferriter (Drogheda Wheelers)
5th. Michael J McCotty (Lucan CRC)
6th. Mark Kiernan (Kilcullen)
7th. John Priest (Lucan CRC)
8th. Colm Bracken (Kilcullen)
9th. Brian Cullen (Dublin Wheelers) 
10th. Michael Greene (Phoenix CC) 
1st UN/P Jun. Conor Murphy Rogers (Scott Orwell) 
1st UN/P Woman. Sophie Loscher (Sundrive Track Team) 

A4 Race 

1st. Donal Byrne (Unattached)
2nd. Aaron Henry (Usher IRC) 
3rd. Pat Downing (Naas)
4th. Laurence McCabe (Newry)
5th. Shane Coll (Drogheda Wheelers) 
6th. Daniel Lockly (Clontarf)
7th. Tom Keane (Ardee) 
8th. Francis McGee (Ratoath) 

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Boyne GP Update

Riders please note that the sign on venue for next weekend’s Boyne GP is now Stackallen Pitch ‘n’ Putt/ Tennis club (and not Ryan’s Pub as previously stated below). The club is situated on the N51 (about half way round the race circuit). Parking will also be available at the club.

The start / finish area and circuit all remain the same and presentation will still be back at Ryan’s pub.

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Rás na nÓg 2019 (Sponsored by Škoda Ireland)

Drogheda Wheelers Cycling Club are proud to announce that Rás na nÓg 2019 will take place on April 13 th and 14 th . This will be the 12th edition of Ireland’s premier youth stage race event which was established in 2007 by late Chairman Peter Bidwell and long serving secretary Gerard Campbell.
For the fifth year now, the race will be based at Bellewstown Racecourse which is a fantastic amenity, allowing parents and supporters to see the participants every few minutes without them having to travel to different locations. Again, there will be three stages – made up of a Crit on Saturday Morning, a road-race on Saturday Afternoon and a final road stage on Sunday Morning.
Škoda Ireland have very fortunately backed our event for the third consecutive year, allowing us to develop the youth cyclists of Ireland and encourage them to reach their full potential. A great deal of gratitude is owed to them for their commitment to our race and the entire sport in general, and we thank them for their very generous support. A huge thanks also to Cycling Ireland for funding through their stage race grant aid program as well as all the club sponsors, supporters and volunteers.
Since 2007, Rás na nÓg has grown into Ireland’s largest and most popular stage race event for Irish youths, attracting competitors from every corner of the country – North, East, South and West. Participants and winners have gone on to become renowned international cyclists, world tour riders, European and World medallists. Although there must be winners (and losers!), Rás na nÓg aims to develop every youth cyclist and allow them the opportunity to challenge themselves during the weekend. New Race Director, Gearóid Campbell said at the launch of Rás na nÓg 2019, “It’s not about the winners, or the losers, Rás na nÓg focuses on keeping our youths interested in the sport and making sure they progress to junior and senior with the same interest that they have now!”. Along with the tremendous task of running a 3-stage youth event, the tremendous team at Drogheda Wheelers offer a full set of senior events also, on Saturday evening with the ‘Peter Bidwell Memorial’ which remembers the sorely missed founding figure of the race and again on Sunday afternoon with the ‘Coombes Connor Memorial’, remembering two important figures in the formation of the club.
Speaking ahead of this year’s event, Gearóid said that he “can’t wait to welcome everyone to the hill in Bellewstown for the 2019 edition” and to keep a close eye on updates and information about the race which will be rolling out in the next few weeks”.
Raymond Leddy from chief sponsor, Škoda Ireland, added “We are delighted to be involved for the third consecutive year with this event and welcome all the young cyclists to the North East for what promises to be an excellent weekend of racing”.
While former winner, Mark Downey, a recent world track medallist spoke with the Rás na nÓg team last week and said that “This race is what it’s all about – inspiring kids at this age for the future” and that he still holds it to be one of his biggest successes at youth level.
Eddie Dunbar from Team Sky who won several stages at RNÓ echoed Downey’s remarks, noting “this race brings not only a competitive atmosphere but also a social aspect, allowing people from all over the country get together for an entertaining weekends racing!”.
All information required (including entry forms and routes) can be found on droghedawheelers.ie, @RASNANOG on Twitter, Drogheda Wheelers Facebook Page or from Race Director, Gearóid Campbell on +353862739808 or by email at gearoidcampbell1@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you at Rás na nÓg (Sponsored by Škoda Ireland) for 2019, April 13th and 14th in Bellewstown Racecourse.

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Boyne GP 2019

The Boyne GP will take place on Sunday, 24th March. Deta6 are as follows:

Sign on from 9.00am in Ryan’s Pub Gormanlough (6kms from Slane on the R163 Kells Road)

Race Programme
10.30 – A2 race 7 x laps (84km)
10.33 – A4 race 5 x laps (60km)
12.45 – A1 race 8 x laps (96km)
12.48 – A3/Jun race 6 x laps (72km)

For further information contact Gerard on 086-8192205/gercampbell1@hotmail.com.

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Rás na nÓg 2019

Rás na nÓg 2019 will take place this year on April 13th & 14th from our home at Bellewstown Race Course.

The event comprises three stages:

  • Saturday Stage 1 : Bellewstown Short Crit Circuit.
  • Saturday Stage 2 : Bellewstown Circuit.
  • Sunday Stage 3 : Cooperhill / Crufty / R150 Circuit.

For route maps click here

Entry forms can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

http://droghedawheelers.ie/rasnanog/RasNanOg2019EntryForm.pdf

Further details will appear here when available.

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Club Membership Night

Drogheda Wheelers’ annual membership night takes place on Wednesday 28th November from 7:00 pm in the Thatch Bar, Donore Road, Drogheda. The club membership fee will once again be waived for existing members – the fee for new members is €20. Cycling Ireland licence fees, which are unchanged from 2018, can also be paid on the night.

Club gear will also be available for sale on the night.

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Annual Louth Coastal Tour 2018

The club’s Annual Coastal Tour will take place this Sunday 4th November. The route will be our normal 80km spin along the beautiful Louth coast (see route map below).

The event will begin at 10:30am from the sign venue at Donore National School and refreshments will be provided afterwards. Entry fee is €20 with all proceeds going towards the school.

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Drogheda Wheelers nominated for Cycling Ireland Club of the Year

Drogheda Wheelers are excited to announce that we have been nominated for Cycling Ireland Club of the Year! Voting ends November 9th!

Get sharing, get voting – let’s bring this home to a club that deserves it!

Click here to vote.

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Annual General Meeting 2018

Drogheda Wheelers’ AGM will take place on Wednesday September 26th at 8:00 pm in the Thatch Bar, Donore Road, Drogheda. The Agenda is as follows:

  1. Officers reports
    • Chairman
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Leisure
    • Intermediate
    • Youth
    • Child Protection Officer
    • Road captain
    • Membership Officer
    • Public Relations Officer
  2. Election of committee.
  3. Motions
  4. AOB
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Brendan Campbell Memorial 2018

Full Results

A1-A2-A3-Junior Race

  1. Cian Keogh Sports Room Racing
  2. Kevin McKinney Armagh City
  3. Mark Smith Sports Room Racing
  4. Jack Caldwell Gerard Cycles-DHL
  5. Conor Murnane UCD-FitzCycles.ie
  6. Liam Hanley Lucan CRC
  7. Billy Crosbie Sundrive Track Team
  8. Ronan Killeen Lucan CRC

Unplaced A2s

  1. Des Woods Newry Wheelers
  2. Sean Murnane Sports Room Racing
  3. Sean Landers Stamullen RC

Unplaced A3s

  1. Chris McCann Inspired Cycling
  2. Keith Larkin Navan RC
  3. Barry McKenna Fintona CC

Unplaced Juniors

  1. Liam Curley NRPT-Chill Insurance
  2. Sean Kennedy NRPT-Chill Insurance
  3. David Ward Carlow RC

A4 Race

  1. Owen Byrne Kildare CC
  2. Austin Dennis McNally Swords CC
  3. Michael Stack St Tiernan’s CC
  4. Martin Cahill Athy Wheelers CC
  5. Sean Lynch Navan RC
  6. Gavin Byrne Drogheda Wheelers
  7. Edvins Silovs North Tipperary Wheelers
  8. Brendan McEntee Drogheda Wheelers

U-12 Race

1st. Josh Callaly – Navan RC

2nd. Ryan Fox – Orwell Wheelers

3rd. Ethan Doherty – Westport Covey Wheelers

4th. Joseph Mullen – Navan RC

5th.
Luca Holmes – Orwell Wheelers

 

1st Girl. Zoe Shakespeare – Navan RC

2nd Girl. Niamh McGuinness – Navan RC

3rd Girl. Joann Connor – Drogheda Wheelers

 

U-14 Race

 

1st. Adam Gilsenan – Bohermeen

2nd. Quillan Donnelly – Kanturk

3rd. Ciaran Connor – Drogheda Wheelers

4th. Darragh Lenehan – Navan RC

5th. Patrick Heaney – Navan RC

 

1st Girl. Aoife O’Brien Smith – Lakeside Wheelers

2nd Girl. Ellie O’Shaugunessy – Cuchulainn CC

 

U-16 Race

 

1st. Eoghan Cooke – Ounavarra CC

2nd. James Willett – Swords CC

3rd. Callum Owens – Bohermeen

4th. Sean Lenehan – Navan RC

5th. Oisin McGee – Ratoath CC

 

1st Girl. Caoimhe O’Brien – Lakeside Wheelers

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