Mark Mullen League Round 1 Results

Sean Mullen (Navan Road Club) won round 1 of this year’s league with Gary Gorman (unattached) second and Aaron Rafferty (Bohermeen) third.

Sean Mullen of Navan Road Club crosses the line ahead of the bunch to win round one of the Mark Mullen League hosted by Drogheda Wheelers Cycle Club at Crufty near Drogheda. Photo: Colin Bell Photography





Drogheda Wheelers Mark Mullen League at Crufty near Drogheda. Photo: Colin Bell Photography

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Mark Mullen League 2021 – Update

Round 1 of the League (Monday 14th June) will be comprise four laps of the circuit mapped out below.

The assembly area for the night will be at the start/ finish line which is just off R150 Duleek-Julianstown road, when heading east towards Julianstown. Race start time will be at 7:30 pm.

All riders that have Cycling Ireland race numbers i.e. those with full competitive licences are asked to wear those numbers and to use frame numbers as well. This will greatly assist us in being able to publish race results as quickly as possible without the need for any congregation when the race has finished.

We are also asking all riders to please bring along a mask or other face covering that they can wear while assembling at the start line, since proper social distancing may not be possible there. Masks can be put away in jersey pockets immediately prior to the start and neither these nor items such as gel wrappers nor any other litter should be discarded on or near the circuit.

There will be no physical sign-on at the race venue. Riders will use a virtual sign on system and details of this will be issued by email in the next day or two. Any rider that has not received an email notification about this before Sunday 13th June should contact entries@droghedawheelers.ie so that we can ensure we have your correct address.

Please note also that, for track and trace purposes, it will be necessary for riders to also sign on to Cycling Ireland’s event-master system. Details regarding this will be issued in the next day or so. While the need to sign on to two systems is a little more cumbersome we’re sure you’ll appreciate importance of doing so from a health and safety perspective.

 

 
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MACE Drogheda cycle fundraiser

Mace Drogheda have a fantastic cycling fundraiser called ‘Tour De MACE’ taking place this Friday June 4th and Saturday June 5th at MACE Wheaton Hall, Drogheda.

It’s a static cycle whereby people can cycle anywhere from 15 minutes up to 1 hour to raise money for Down Syndrome Ireland. It’s set to be a fun community event.

Sign up is in store on a sign up sheet. You can also phone the store to sign up that way if you can’t pop by the store. The phone number is (041) 984 7770.

Location: MACE Wheaton Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 DX49

Dates: Friday June 4th and Saturday June 5th

Time: 9am – 5pm

Store owner name: Jewel Akber

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Mark Mullen League 2021

Drogheda Wheelers are delighted to announce that our annual Mark Mullen League will commence on Monday 14th June. Any riders wishing to participate in the league can register by clicking here. Like last year, riders must pay in advance by submitting the entrance fee using the paypal link provided on the registration page. Riders also need to be aware of quite a number of important guidelines arising from the need to social distance. Full details are available here.

Further information regarding routes and start times will be published here shortly

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Postponement of Rás na nÓg 2021

It is with great disappointment that the race organising committee for Rás na nÓg must announce the postponement of the race. It was originally scheduled on the calendar for the 10th and 11th of April 2021. 
With the current Covid restrictions being in place until March 5th, at the earliest and an unlikely return of any hospitality soon after, we feel it is only fair to make an early decision to bring clarity to competitors, coaches, family and supporters. 
At this time, we have made no decision on the possibility of a new date for the race, however, we will keep everyone updated using our social media pages (Facebook & Twitter), along with our website, Droghedawheelers.ie. 
*We have not made any decision regarding the postponement of the senior events at this time*, as they are only single day events. As the situation regarding Covid-19 and the government guidelines becomes clear closer to the time, we will update accordingly. 
We know this will be a source of disappointment to the entirety of the youth cycling community, in particular the competitors, just as it is to all the organising committee and club. However, our main concern is the safety of those concerned and we do not want to jeopardise anything which may delay the reopening of schools, shops or society any longer. 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and understanding in this regard. A particular mention to Skoda Ireland for their ongoing support and guidance in this regard. Stay safe during this time. 
*If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in contact with this social media account or email droghedawheelers@gmail.com.

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Membership 2021

Drogheda Wheelers are happy to announce that for 2021 we will once again be waiving our club membership fee for existing members. Your cycling Ireland licence fee can now be paid online at cyclingireland.ie.

Alternatively you can pay your license fee directly to the club and we will look after licence renewal for you. To do this just click on this link to download a membership form and submit this together with the appropriate Cycling Ireland licence fee to our club treasurer:

Seamus Domegan,
Treasurer,
Drogheda Wheelers,
c/o The Thatch Bar,
Donore Road,
Drogheda.

The fee for licenses in 2021 are as follows:

U8/U10/U12 €10
U14 €30
U16 €40
Junior (U18) €50
Adult Leisure €50
Adult Limited Competition €90
Adult Full Competition €130
Student Limited Competition €80

Members with competitive licenses should be aware of Cycling Ireland’s advice which is to opt for a leisure licence when renewing. This will provide adequate insurance cover while training and can be upgraded to the appropriate competitive licence once the situation regarding the racing calendar becomes clearer.

New members can also apply online at CyclingIreland.ie or by completing and submitting the appropriate form (click here) together with the relevant licence fee as well as a joining fee of €20.

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Shane Coll Retains Club Championshp

Shane Coll crosses the line to defend his title at the Drogheda Wheelers Club Championship at Crufty near Drogheda. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

For the second year running Shane Coll won the Drogheda Wheelers club championship on the Crufty Circuit. Though the race was run on a handicap basis for the first time, all three groups were very soon all together, and stayed together to within a few hundred metres of the finish, with Shane eventually going clear to record a comfortable win. Brendan McEntee was second with Shane’s brother Luke completing the podium.

Click here for more photos from club photographer, Colin Bell

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Mark Mullen League – Final Results

Congratulations to Drogheda Wheelers’ Luke Coll who took overall victory in the 25th edition of the Mark Mullen League in some style, winning the sixth and final round ahead of Christopher Marshall (unattached) and Conor Doyle of Velo Club Balrothery. The win saw Luke overtake Adam Gilesenan of Bohermeen at the top of the table with Sean Lenehan of Navan completing the podium.

Luke Coll from Drogheda Wheelers wins the final round of the 25th Mark Mullen League at Crufty near Drogheda to take the overall winners trophy. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Click here for the overall table.

Luke Coll from Drogheda Wheelers is presented with the winners trophy by club chairperson Andrew Watters at the final round of the 25th edition of the Mark Mullen League at Crufty near Drogheda. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

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Leinster Autumn Classic Results

A1/A2 Race

1st. Daire Feeley – STRATA3/VeloRevolution Racing Team
2nd. Darnell Moore – Team Caldwell Cycles
3rd. Andrew Maguire – Spellman-Dublin Port
4th. Ben Walsh – EvoPro Racing
5th. Cyrus Monk – EvoPro Racing
6th. Liam Curley – South East RC
7th. Mark Downey – Cote D’Armor
8th. John Buller – Banbridge CC
9th. Darren McCarter – Spellman-Dublin Port
10th. Conor Murnane – UCD

Daire Feeley STRATA3/Velo Revolution Racing Team takes the A1 race at the Drogheda Wheelers hosted Leinster Autumn Classic at a very wet Bellewstown, County Meath. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

1st U/P A2. Adam Greally – St Tiernan’s
2nd U/P A2. Arek Klus – Stamullen RC
3rd U/P A2. Andy Whale – STRATA3/VeloRevolution
4th U/P A2. Alan Mackey – Rossbury Racing
5th U/P A2. Stanislav Baca – Velo Balrothery CC

A3 Race

1st. Nathan Keown – Team Dan Morrissey-McCarthy Insurance Group-Pactimo
2nd. Dean Harvey – VC Glendale CC
3rd. Ryan Geraghty – Team BikeWorx Celbridge
4th. Odhran Doogan – Team Caldwell Cycles
5th. Liam Crowley – O’Leary Stone Kanturk
6th. Christopher Neill – Banbridge CC
7th. Paul-Anto Hagan – Banbridge CC
8th. Andrew Ryan – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club
9th. Elliot Teal – Carlow RCC
10th. Kelly Murphy – Storey Racing

1st U/P Jun. Eoghan Cooke – Ounavarra Cycling Club

1st U/P Lady. Kelly Murphy – Storey Racing

Nathan Keown Team Dan Morrissey-McCarthy Insurance Group-Pactimo crosses the line to win the A3 race at the Drogheda Wheelers hosted Leinster Autumn Cassic at Bellewstown, County Meath. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

A4 Race

1st. Cian Ibbotson – McNally Swords CC
2nd. Fintan Stewart – Unattached Leinster
3rd. Ian Donnelly – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club
4th. Hugh Maguire – Wexford Wheelers
5th. Gergely Garamvolgyi – Epic MTB/Expert Cycles
6th. James McKenny – Emyvale CC
7th. Fergus Craddock – Dublin Wheelers
8th. Padraic O’Flynn – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club

1st U/P Lady. Roisin Lally – Weston-Homes-Torelli-Assure

Cian Ibbotson from McNally Swords CC takes the flag to win the A4 race at the Drogheda Wheelers hosted Leinster Autumn Classic at Bellewstown, County Meath. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie
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