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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