Mark Mullen League Round 5

Austin Dennis of Swords made it two wins in a row with Paddy Carolan and Terence Diehl of Drogheda Wheelers second and third.

Rider Club Points
Austin Dennis Swords CC 12
Patrick Carolan Drogheda Wheelers 10
Terence Diehl Drogheda Wheelers 9
Gavin Byrne Drogheda Wheelers 8
Adrian Pretorius Blanch Wheelies 7
Sean Lynch Navan RC 6
Darren McCann Cuchulainn CC 5
Joey Messayeh Drogheda Wheelers 4
Andy O’Brien Drogheda Wheelers 3
James Stapleton Balbriggan 2

Niall Browne of Drogheda Wheelers won this week’s youth race. Daragh Peters and Seamus Connor, both also of Drogheda Wheelers finished second and third.

Rider Club Points
Niall Browne Drogheda Wheelers 12
Daragh Peters Drogheda Wheelers 10
Seamus Connor Drogheda Wheelers 9
Bryan Keelan Drogheda Wheelers 8
Pearce Gorman Stamullen 7
Joanna Connor Drogheda Wheelers 6

Click here for the overall standings.

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Fleadh Cheoil Volunteers Needed!

The Louth Volunteer Group and the DW in partnership are looking for volunteers during the Fleadh Cheoil. Based in Ballymakenny College the DW volunteer will cycle to collect competition results and bring them back to Ballymakenny College.

Friday 17/08/18
2X volunteers 11am -2.30pm
2X volunteers 2.30pm – 6.00pm. Volunteers will be cycling between Ballymakenny College and Greenhills

Saturday 18/08/18
4X volunteers 11am – 2.30pm
4X volunteers 2.30pm – 6.00pm
2X volunteers 5pm – 8pm

Sunday 19/08/18
4X volunteers 11am -2.30pm
2X volunteers 2.00pm – 6.00pm

If interested register on FB page of volunteerlouth.ie/Fleadh, click here to apply, reference DW in the form, state day and time of your availability.

You will be sent to schools around town. There will be a designated contact person at Ballymakenny College for our club members and contact person at each venue for collection of results.

DW Club gear applies and there will be a photo shoot. Contact Colin Bell if you have any queries @ 0868396555.

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Mark Mullen League Round 4

Austin Dennis of Swords won this weeks senior event with with Adrian Pretorious of Blanch Wheelies second and and Terence Diehl of Drogheda Wheelers third.

Rider Club Points
Austin Dennis Swords CC 12
Adrian Pretorius Blanch Wheelies 10
Terence Diehl Drogheda Wheelers 9
Martin Gilbert SmartLamp 8
Ciaran Connor Drogheda Wheelers 7
Sean Flahive Sliabh Mish 6
Sean Lynch Navan RC 5
Jack O’Donnell Drogheda Wheelers 4
Brendan McEntee Drogheda Wheelers 3
Neil Flanagan Drogheda Wheelers 2

In the underage race, there was a winning debut for Daragh Peters of Drogheda Wheelers with teammate Bryan Keelan second and Pearce Gorman of Stamullen third.

Rider Club Points
Daragh Peters Drogheda Wheelers 12
Bryan Keelan Drogheda Wheelers 10
Pearce Gorman Stamullen 9
Poppy Hamilton 8

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Mark Mullen League Round 3

Adrian Pretorius of Blanch Wheelies won Round 3 of the League, with Terence Diehl (Drogheda Wheelers) second and Mindaugas Butkus (Blanch Wheelies) third.

Seamus Connor of Drogheda Wheelers won the underage race.

Rider Club Points
Adrian Pretorius Blanch 12
Terence Diehl Drogheda Wheelers 10
Mindaugas Butkus Blanch Wheelies 9
Liam Hanley Lucan 8
Javan Nulty NDCC 7
Daniel Brickell Sutherland 6
Austin Dennis Swords CC 5
Des Smyth Blanch Wheelies 4
Patrick Carolan Drogheda Wheelers 3
Pat Willett Swords CC 2

Rider Club Points
Seamus Connor Drogheda Wheelers 12
Niall Browne Drogheda Wheelers 10
Pearce Gorman Stamullen 9
Bryan Keelan Drogheda Wheelers 8
Christian Dunne Unattached 7

Click here for the overall standings.

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Ciaran Connor Wins the Clann Eireann Lurgan Criterium

Ciaran Connor wins the Clann Eireann Lurgan Criterium Lurgan Park was the venue for this race. A field of ten U14’s lined up at the start. A mistake at the very beginning meant that Ciaran had to work hard straight away to get back to the leaders. He was back in the bunch after half a lap, then led over the line at the end of the first lap. Ciaran’s cornering skills showed as he gapped the field on the bends but they caught him on the long straights. He led nearly the whole race and closed down and chased every attempt that anyone made to get away. We thought there was going to be a lone winner, when coming to the bell, there was a monumental attack. Again, it was Ciaran that worked and brought it all back together. Then they all sat up waiting to see who would go next. Into the home straight and the pace picked up. A sprint finish after all of Ciarans hard work. Team Madigan went first, followed by Phoenix cycling, then Ciaran of DW followed by CCC rider.
Ciarans sprint was stronger and he came from behind to take his first ever win.

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Mark Mullen League Round 2

Javan Nulty of North Down Cycling Club won round 2 of the Mark Mullen League ahead of Liam Hanley (Lucan) and Mark Heather (Clontarf).

Rider Club Points
Javan Nulty NDCC 12
Liam Hanley Lucan 10
Mark Heather Clontarf CC 9
Simon Jones UCD 8
Arek Kluz Stamullen CC 7
Paul Norton Strata3 VeloRevolution 6
Barry Hughes Drogheda Wheelers 5
James McMorrow Drogheda Wheelers 4
Gary Gorman Stamullen CC 3
Adrian Pretorius Blanch 2

Seamus Connor (Drogheda Wheelers) won this week’s underage event ahead of clubmate Niall Browne.

Rider Club Points
Seamus Connor Drogheda Wheelers 12
Niall Browne Drogheda Wheelers 10
Pearce Gorman Stamullen 9
Bryan Keelan Drogheda Wheelers 8

Click here for the overall standings.

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Mark Mullen League Round 1

Shane Murphy of Dublin Wheelers took victory in the opening round of the 2018 Mark Mullen league. Liam Hanley of Lucan finished second with Sean Landers of Stamullen third.

  Rider Club Points
1st Shane Murphy Dublin Wheelers 12
2nd Liam Hanley Lucan 10
3rd Sean Landers Stamullen CC 9
4th Simon Jones UCD 8
5th Mark Heather Clontarf CC 7
6th Javan Nulty NDCC 6
7th Gary Gorman Stamullen CC 5
8th Barry Hughes Drogheda Wheelers 4
9th James McMorrow Drogheda Wheelers 3
10th Brendan Dolan Drogheda Wheelers 2

In the underage event, Drogheda Wheelers rider Niall Browne won with clubmate Bryan Keelan second.

  Rider Club Points
1st Niall Browne Drogheda Wheelers 12
2nd Bryan Keelan Drogheda Wheelers 10

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Mark Mullen League 2018

Our annual Mark Mullen League begins on Monday 18th June. Racing will take place at 7:30 each Monday night for six weeks in total. Each race will be just over 6 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. Competitors should note a slight change with regard to the race finish. This will be now be about 2km from the start line (as shown on the map below). As always, we ask all competitors and spectators to be mindful of the needs of local residents when parking on or near the circuit.

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Rás Finish

After a grueling eight days, the 2018 Rás Tailteann ended with the traditional final stage into Skerries. Well done to Team Louth Jons SCME Dimplex on their participation. Congratulations especially to Arek Kluz, Barry Hughes and Niall Craven who are now “men of the Rás”. Our commiserations go to our other riders Cian Delaney and Paul Smith, who unfortunately had to retire after sustaining some nasty injuries earlier in the week. We wish Cian and Paul speedy recoveries.

Here’s a selection of photos from Sunday’s final stage..

Donore men Niall Craven and Barry Hughes finishing stage 8 of the 2018 Rás Tailteann in Skerries for Team Louth Jons SCME Dimplex. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Donore men Niall Craven and Barry Hughes celebrate in Skerries with their team members manager Andrew Watters, Austin Dennis Physio, Anthony Connor Logistics and Benner Maguire Mechanic after finishing the final stage of the 2018 Rás Tailteann. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Donore man Niall Craven riding in stage 8 of the 2018 Rás Tailteann which finished in Skerries for Team Louth Jons SCME Dimplex. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Donore man Barry Hughes riding in stage 8 of the 2018 Rás Tailteann which finished in Skerries for Team Louth Jons SCME Dimplex. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Donore men Niall Craven and Barry Hughes riding for local team Louth Jons SCME Dimplex in Skerries after finishing the final stage of the 2018 Rás Tailteann. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

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Rás 2018 Gets Underway!

Kay Howard wife of the Late Gabriel (Gaybo) Howard with her family drop the flag to officially start the 2018 Rás Taliteann in Drogheda. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Drogheda Wheelers Jons SCME Dimplex Louth Rás Tailteann team, Niall Craven, Cian Delaney, Paul Smith, Barry Hughes and Arek Klus with team manager Andrew Watters, Anthony Connor Logistics and Benner Maguire Mechanic at the race start in Drogheda. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

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