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

Posted in Club, Events, Racing, youth | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Club, Events, Racing, youth | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Club, Events, Racing | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Club, Events, Racing | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Club, Events, Racing, youth | Leave a comment

Mark Mullen League 2017 : Round 3

Niall Craven of Drogheda Wheelers won this week’s senior race, his second victory in a row in this year’s league. In the underage event the win went to Pearce Gorman of Stamullen.

  Round 3  
1st Niall Craven Drogheda Wheelers
2nd Sean Landers Stamullen RC
3rd Liam Hanley Lucan CC
4th Richie McMullen Ardee CC
5th Alan Malone Ardee CC
6th Arek Klus Stamullen RC
7th Barry Hughes Drogheda Wheelers
8th Simon Jones UCD
9th Karl McKenna McNally Swords CC
10th Ross Cadogan Clontarf CC
  Round 3  
1st Pearce Gorman Stamullen Road Club
2nd Seamus Connor Drogheda Wheelers CC
3rd Darragh Lenehan Drogheda Wheelers CC
4th Grace Gorman Stamullen RC
Posted in Club, Events, Racing | Leave a comment

Mark Mullen League 2017 : Round 2 Results

Niall Craven of Drogheda Wheelers won the second round of the Mark Mullen league. The underage event was won by Darragh Lenehan of Drogheda Wheelers.

  Round 2  
1st Niall Craven Drogheda Wheelers
2nd Liam Hanley Lucan CC
3rd Richie McMullen Ardee CC
4th Alan Malone Ardee CC
5th Barry Hughes Drogheda Wheelers
6th Ross Cadogan Clontarf CC
7th Ross Collins McNally Swords CC
8th Cian Delaney Stamullen RC
9th Arek Klus Stamullen RC
10th Mark Heather Clontarf CC
  Round 2  
1st Darragh Lenehan Drogheda Wheelers CC
2nd Seamus Connor Drogheda Wheelers CC
3rd Pearce Gorman Stamullen Road Club
Posted in Club, Events, Racing | Leave a comment

Mark Mullen League 2017 : Round 1

Liam Hanley of Lucan took victory in the first round of the this year’s Mark Mullen League. Seamus Connor of Drogheda Wheelers won the underage race.

  Round 1  
1st Liam Hanley Lucan CC
2nd Alan Malone Ardee CC
3rd Ross Cadogan Clontarf CC
4th Mark Heather Clontarf CC
5th Fergus Crilly Navan RC
6th Paddy Gorman Ardee CC
7th Ross Collins McNally Swords CC
8th Colm O’Brien Ratoath CC
9th Gavin Byrne Drogheda Wheelers CC
10th Brian Morrissey McNally Swords CC

  Round 1  
1st Seamus Connor Drogheda Wheelers CC
2nd Pearce Gorman Stamullen Road Club
3rd Darragh Lenehan Drogheda Wheelers CC
4th Grace Gorman Stamullen RC
Posted in Club, Events, Racing | Leave a comment

Mark Mullen League 2017

Our annual Mark Mullen League gets underway again on Monday 19th June. Racing will take place at 7:30 each Monday night for six weeks in total. Each race consists of 5.5 laps of the Donore Circuit. All races are run on a handicap basis and are an ideal opportunity for those who’ve never raced before but would like to give it a try. Anyone wishing to race must hold at least a Cycling Ireland Club competition license (club members who have non-competition licenses can upgrade by applying to Cycling Ireland).

Riders must ride in a minimum of 3 rounds to be eligible for overall prizes. Riders who ride all 6 rounds will have their best 5 results count.

Sign-on for each race will be outside Donore National School. The entry fee will be €5 per race, payable at sign-on.

Posted in Club, Events, Racing | Leave a comment

Club Meeting

There will be a club meeting next Wednesday (June 7th) at 8:00 pm in the Thatch Bar. The purpose is to prepare for the upcoming Mark Mullen League which will run from Monday June 19th until Monday July 24th inclusive (total 6 x Mondays) and any other business members would like to discuss.

We would urge all race / committee members to attend so that arrangements can be finalised as early as possible. Full details regarding the league will be published here as soon as possible.

Posted in Club, Events, Racing | Leave a comment