Vote for Rás na nÓg!

We’re delighted to announce that Rás na nÓg has been nominated in the “Best Competitive Event” category in the 2017 Cycling Ireland Membership Awards.

Now in its 10th year, Ireland’s premier youth stage race continues to give our young riders a chance to compete competitively on the road, many of them for the first time. This event is a breeding ground that allows our youth riders to develop, and helps propel them towards the upper echelons of Irish Cycling. The event is run by Ger Campbell in a professional and efficient manner and is a credit to cycling in Ireland.

Voting is now open on the Cycling Ireland Website and is open to all Cycling Ireland members.

And while you’re there, make sure to cast your vote for our neighbours Cuchulainn CC, worthy nominees in the “Club of the Year” category.

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AGM Date Change

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, Drogheda Wheelers’ Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday October 19th (and not Mon Oct 9th as previously stated). Time and venue remain the same i.e. 8:00 pm in the Thatch Bar, Donore Road, Drogheda.

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Drogheda Wheelers AGM

Drogheda Wheelers AGM will take place at the Thatch Bar, Donore Road, Drogheda on Monday Oct 9th at 8:00 pm.

AGENDA

  • Officers Reports for 2017
  • Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Leisure Rep
  • Intermediate Rep
  • Membership Officer
  • Youth Rep
  • Election of officers and committee for 2018
  • Motions and Proposals.
  • AOB
  • Meeting Close

The meeting is open to all members and intending members, but only 2017 members have voting rights, should any positions or motions require a ballot. If members have any pre-meeting motions they should be submitted to the club secretary, Gerard Campbell (gerry.campbell@droghedawheelers.ie), for inclusion on the agenda by Monday October 2nd.

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Important Club Meeting

There will be a club meeting Thursday night (3rd August) at 8:00 pm in the Thatch bar. The meeting will be in relation to the forthcoming Skoda “Tour de Boyne” cycle. All club members are urged to attend

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Mark Mullen League 2017 : Round 6

Niall Craven sprints to victory in Round 6 of the Mark Mullen League

Niall Craven sprints to victory in Round 6 of the Mark Mullen League

Niall Craven of Drogheda Wheelers won the final round of this year’s league, giving him overall victory in the senior competition.

In the underage event, overall victory went to Seamus Connor of Drogheda Wheelers. Darragh Lenehan wes second with Pearce Gorman third and Grace Gorman fourth.

Click here for the overall standings.

  Round 6  
1st Niall Craven Drogheda Wheelers CC
2nd Arek Klus Stamullen RC
3rd Richie McMullen Ardee CC
4th Alan Malone Ardee CC
5th Liam Hanley Lucan CC
6th Ross Cadogan Clontarf CC
7th Paul Norton Strata 3/Velo Revolution
8th Fergus Crilly Navan RC
9th Tomas McCabe Ardee CC
10th Christopher Divine Ratoath CC

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Mark Mullen League : Round 5

In the senior race, Groups 1 and 2 managed to stay clear this week with Brendan Harte of Bohermeen winning the sprint. Once again Seamus Connor of Drogheda Wheelers won the underage race.

  Round 5  
1st Brendan Harte Bohermeen
2nd Cathal McCormack Ardee CC
3rd Christopher Devine Ratoath CC
4th Paul Dagg
5th James McMorrow Drogheda Wheelers CC
6th Brendan McEntee Drogheda Wheelers CC
7th Fiach O’Shea Velo Club Balrothery
8th Neil Wilkinson Velo Club Balrothery
9th James Stapleton Balbriggan
10th Ian Morrissey McNally Swords CC

  Round 4  
1st Seamus Connor Drogheda Wheelers CC

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Brendan Campbell Memorial 2017

The 21st edition of the annual Brendan Campbell Memorial race will take place on Sunday 30th July. Once again, Coca Cola International Services are our title sponsor.

Sign on will be open from 10:00 am at Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Donore Village, County Meath. (3 mins from exit 9 from M1).

Racing for senior and underage riders is scheduled as follows:

Underage
11:45 am Under 14 (2 laps)
11:45 am Under 12 (1 lap)
12:15 pm Under 16 (4 laps)

Senior
12:15 pm A4 (8 laps)
2:00 pm A1/A2/A3 /Junior (13 laps)

A route map is available here

For further info contact Gerard Campbell : gerry.campbell@droghedawheelers.ie or 086 8192205

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Mark Mullen League 2017 : Round 4

Well done to Mark Heather of Clontarf CC and to Seamus Connor of Drogheda Wheelers who won the senior and underage races respectively in Round 4 of the Mark Mullen League.

  Round 4  
1st Mark Heather Clontarf CC
2nd Niall Craven Drogheda Wheelers CC
3rd Paul Norton Strata 3/Velo Revolution
4th Richie McMullen Ardee CC
5th Arek Klus Stamullen RC
6th Karl McKenna McNally Swords CC
7th Ross Cadogan Clontarf CC
8th Paul O’Reilly UCD
9th Joe Messayeh DCU
10th Richard Becton Drogheda Wheelers CC

  Round 4  
1st Seamus Connor Drogheda Wheelers CC

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Attention A2, A3 and A4 riders

Can any riders interested in taking part in the Charleville 2 Day stage race, please contact either gerard.campbell@droghedawheelers.ie or brendan.mcentee@droghedawheelers.ie in order to confirm their interest. We need to have a good idea of the numbers travelling in order to finalise our accommodation arrangements.

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Great day for DW youths

Well done to our three riders who travelled to Mullagh in Cavan to compete in the Moynalty GP.

Seamus Connor rode the U12 race (1 lap of an 8.3km circuit). He took control from the halfway point and three others came with him. It wasn’t long before he shook them off and came to the big finishing climb all on his own. He crossed the line with about 25 seconds of an advantage over Navan rider Lenehan. That was Seamus’s first win outside of the Mark Mullen league. So well done Seamus.

Seamus Connor solos to victory in the under 12 race.

Seamus Connor solos to victory in the under 12 race.

In the U14 race, Ciaran Connor was the club representative. At the end of the first lap, the two leaders had a big advantage over a group of six riders, with Ciaran about 50 meters further adrift. But he dug deep and with the experience he gained in cornering and descending in the Mark Mullen league, he was back in the group within a km. Coming over the line for the 2nd time, Ciaran was fourth on the road and looking comfy in a group of seven. He stayed in the group and was there at the bottom of the final climb. He gave it everything and came out with a 6th place overall, managing to beat some of the group up the hill. Excellent result for Ciaran.

In the U16 race, we had James McMorrow. Again as in the U14 race, there was two away at the front. James was in the chasing group. A Bohermeen man, tried to bridge across the gap, but was brought back by James and the group. On the final lap, the two leaders stayed away, but it was all to play for in the chasing group. They raced up the climb for the last time and it was the strong Bohermeen rider who led them. James chased hard, passing several others in a bid for third place. But it was to no avail as the Bohermeen man just held him off by the width of a tyre. So a very impressive hard earned 4th place for James.

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