Mark Mullen League : Round 1

The Mark Mullen league got underway on Monday evening. Pleasant conditions for racing meant a strong turnout at the Donore circuit. The handicapper divided the field into four groups, which set off at intervals of roughly two and a half minutes. After a hard fought race it was Stamullen rider Gary Gorman who took victory from teammate Craig Sweetman with Mark McGauley (SCOTT DLCO) third.

  Round 1  
1st Gary Gorman Stamullen MD Road Club
2nd Craig Sweetman Stamullen MD Road Club
3rd Mark McGauley Scott DLCO
4th Martin Gilbert Team Smartlamp- Aviation Display-AliMaysports
5th Shane McCullough Blanch Wheelies CC
6th George Devin Drogheda Wheelers CC
7th Austin Dennis Chapel Lane CC
8th Barry Hughes Drogheda Wheelers CC
9th Conor McKeown Cuchulainn CC
10th Thomas McCabe Cuchulainn CC

Click here to see the race unfold on Strava’s flyby viewer.

Sean Lenehan (Drogheda Wheelers) won the underage event from Aaron Treanor (Cuchulainn CC), Ellen Gorman (Stamullen) and Grace Gorman (Stamullen).

  Underage Leage  
1st Sean Lenehan Drogheda Wheelers CC
2nd Aaron Treanor Cuchulainn CC
3rd Ellen Gorman Stamullen MD Road Club
4th Grace Gorman Stamullen MD Road Club

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Mark Mullen League

Drogheda Wheelers’ annual Mark Mullen League gets underway again on Monday 22nd 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.

Riders must ride in a minimum of 4 rounds to be eligible for overall prizes. Riders who ride all 6 rounds will have their worst result deleted (best 5 results to count).

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

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).

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New Club Gear

Our new club kit from the Spin11 Elite race range is now in stock.

Elite Race Range
Short Sleeve Road Jersey Full Zip €60 S x 4,
M x 11,
L x 8,
XXL x 1
Bib Shorts €68 XXL x 4,
S x 6,
L x 6,
M x 11
Windtex Winter Jackets €115 (reduced form €140) L x 3,
M x 3,
2XL x 2,
S x 1
Gilets €86 L x 4,
M x 6
Skinsuit (Size L) €90 Not available

We also have some remaining older stock from the Spin11 Elite Range. These items are all brand new but available at reduced cost.

Elite Range
Short Sleeve Road Jersey short Zip €40 XXL x 2,
XXXL x 1,
L x 3,
XL x 1,
M x 2
Bib Shorts €40 4XL x 3,
M x 1

Check with Gerry re sizes etc. @086 8192205, email: gercampbell1@hotmail.com

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Second place for George in Dunsany

Drogheda Wheelers rider George Devin produced another fine performance to take second place in the Dunsany GP A4 race. On a fast but rolling circuit, George was well placed throughout, winning the bunch sprint and narrowly failing to catch Mark Holland (Orwell Wheelers) who attacked in the last few kilometres. The result will see George progress to the A3 ranks, the second Drogheda rider to do so this season, joining Dermot Healy who had two podium finishes earlier in the year.

The A3 event was won by Sean Moore of Barrow Wheelers.

Full Results

A3-Junior Race
1st Sean Moore Barrow Wheelers
2nd John Clarke Navan RC
3rd Shane Foley Carlow RC
4th Brendan Whelan Adamstown
5th Mark Kearns Lucan CRC
6th Andrew Keogh Lucan CRC
7th Billy Creevey Longford
8th Eoghan Connolly Strava 3-Velorevolution
Unplaced Junior Patrick Goszezyk NRPT-Magnet.ie
A4 Race
1st Mark Holland Orwell Wheelers
2nd George Devin Drogheda Wheelers
3rd Paul Perry Orwell Wheelers
4th Declan Keating Skane Wheelers
5th Tony Pryce Sheelin Flyers
6th Karl Powderly Tuam
7th Finbar Gurren McNally Swords CC
8th Emmet Tuite Kilcullen Murphy Surveys
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Daragh to make Rás debut

Daragh Campbell

With stage 7 of this year’s Rás finishing in Drogheda, we’ve even more reason to get excited about the UCI ranked event, with news that our very own Daragh Campbell will be among those riders representing the Team Novo Nordisk development squad. Team Novo Nordisk is a global all-diabetes sports team of cyclists, triathletes and runners, spearheaded by the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team.

Daragh joined the US based outfit shortly after completing his Leaving Cert in 2014. He made an instant impact, notching up four podium finishes : two wins at the Pisgah Omnium and two third places at the Georgia Games Road Race and Criterium.

The Team Novo Nordisk development team is excited to race at An Post Rás. Our goals are to land a podium in a sprint stage and to place top ten in two or more stages. We will be looking for results from both Quentin and Mehdi in sprints and also to raise awareness with our local Irish rider, Daragh.

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Dunsany GP

The Dunsany GP will go ahead on Sat May 9th. After what we consider two weekends of successful promotions, in Stamullen and Drogheda, its probably a good time to put on races in this area as there were no issues with the law or authorities over the past two weekends.

To keep it that way we would appreciate all the help we can get for this one. Thanks in advance.

Sign on will be in Dunsany GAA grounds from 9.00am.
Route will be the usual green sheds circuit with the last lap coming off circuit to finish at the church in Dunsany.
10.3Oam A3/Jun race 4 x laps of 17k Total 68km
10.33am A4 race 3 x laps of 17k Total 51km.
Please note its a 10.30 start time to have the roads as quiet as possible.
Get in touch if you can help.

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Midweek Race Training

Midweek race training sessions will take place each Wednesday evening for the remainder of the season. The first session will be on May 6th at 7.00 pm. The meeting point will be at Beamore Cross.

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Race Night

Drogheda Wheelers’ Race night will take place in the Thatch Pub, Donore Road on 9th October 2015. Sponsorship cards are now available. All proceeds will go to the club. The event will be followed by our club social night, a great opportunity for all our race and leisure members to get together.

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Book Launch


Drogheda Wheelers stalwart Dave Turner will be launching his new book in the Black Bull Inn on Friday 8th May. The book documents Dave’s 4,000 mile fundraising cycle across America, that he completed in 2013 alongside fellow cycling enthusiast, Gerry Mulroy.

The pair, undertook their epic task to raise money for the charity Drogheda and District Support 4 Older People (DDS4OP), an organisation co-founded by Dave.

All are welcome to attend the launch and copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night. Those who can’t attend will be able to pick up a copy in Waterstone’s bookshop in Scotch Hall.

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Waller Cup

Well done to George who added to his points tally by taking 8th place in the A4 race.

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