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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

Click here for more Round 6 photos from club photographer Colin Bell.





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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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Boyne GP Results

A1/A2 Race

1st . Ben Walsh – EvoPro Racing
2nd . Cyrus Monk – EvoPro Racing
3rd . John Buller – Banbridge CC
4th . Richard Meaney – Westport Covey Wheelers Cycling Club
5th . Dermot Trulock – Lucan CRC
6th . Timothy O’Regan – Team WORC
7th . Mitchell McLaughlin – Zappi Racing Team
8th . Adam Greally – St. Tiernan’s CC
9th . Darragh McCarter – Spellman-Dublin Port
10th . Cian Keogh – Spellman-Dublin Port

1st U/P A2. Aaron Wade – Powerhouse Sport
2nd U/P A2. Shane Smith – Moynalty CC
3rd U/P A2. Fergus Callaghan – Four Masters CC
4th U/P A2. Stephen Gallagher – Shelbourne/Orchard CC
5th U/P A2. Andy Whale – STRATA3/VeloRevolution Team

A3 Race

1st . Cathir Doyle – Powerhouse Sport
2nd . Odhran Doogan – Team Caldwell Cycles
3rd . Ciaran Maguire – Harps CC
4th . Dean Harvey – VC Glendale
5th . Luke Ginnell – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
6th . Somhairle Owens Fisher – Omagh Wheelers CC
7th . Christopher Donald – Team Madigan CC
8th . Andrew Ryan – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
9th . John Priest – Lucan CRC
10th . Stephen Hanna – Velo Club Iveagh

1st U/P Jun. Mark McGarry – Dungarvan CC
2nd U/P Jun. Shane Coll – Drogheda Wheelers
3rd U/P Jun. Joseph Owens – Team Caldwell Cycles

1st U/P Lady Mia Griffin (unattached Leinster)

A4 Race

1st . Diarmuid O’Brien – Marble City Cyclers
2nd . Henning Lubberding – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
3rd . Ian Donnelly – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
4th . Paul Malone – Clonard RC
5th . Gergely Garamvolgyi – EPIC MTB/Expert Cycles
6th . Shaun Kelly – Quanta Scott Orwell Wheelers CC
7th . Gary Cooper – Clontarf CC
8th . Michael Walshe – Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar CC

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

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Mark Mullen League – Round 5 Results

Adam Gilsenan of Bohermeen recorded his second win of this year’s league taking him to the top of the overall standings. Sean Lenehan of Navan finished second with Adam Greally of St. Tiernan’s third.

Adam Gilsenan from Bohermeen Cycle Club crosses the line to win round five of the Drogheda Wheelers hosted Mark Mullen Memorial league at Crufty near Drogheda. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Click here for the overall table.

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Mark Mullen League – Round 4 Results

Lean Janse van Rensburg (Cycle Nation) won Round 4 of the league ahead of Arek Klus (Stamullen) and Adam Gilsenan (Bohermeen)

Lean Janse Van Rensburg wins round 4 of the Drogheda Wheelers hosted Mark Mullen League from Aureliusz Klus from Stamullen Road Club. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Drogheda’s Luke Coll remains top of the overall standings with just two weeks remaining.

Click here for the overall table. Click here for more photos of Round 4 from club photographer, Colin Bell.





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Boyne GP and Leinster Autumn Classic

We’re delighted to announce that both our annual Boyne GP and Leinster Autumn Classic races will be going ahead. Entry for both events is available at eventmaster.ie.  Parking for the Boyne GP will be available at Stackallen Pitch and Putt club, which is where the races will start (indicated by the green circle on the route map below). Parking for Sunday’s Autumn Classic will be at Bellewstown Race course.

Update:

Please note some important changes to the distances and times previously published for the Boyne GP. 

Boyne GP – Sat 15th August

Race Programme
A3/Junior race

10:00 am 5.5 x laps 66k

A4 race

10:03am 4.5 x laps 54k

A1 / A2 race

11:45am 6.5 x laps 78k

Race route – note distance quoted is for 1.5 laps

 

 

Leinster Autumn Classic – Sunday 16th August

Race Programme

10:00 am

A3/Junior race 5 x laps 62.5k
A4 race 4 x laps 50k
A1/A2 race 7 x laps 87.5k

 

 
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