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THE TOUR OF LOUGH DERG

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We knew that if we waited long enough, it would happen – and it did! On Sunday last, we had the first hot, sunny day for our tour for years. We have been sick of being drowned and frozen so we really enjoyed the change – and it did no harm to the number of riders taking part – over 140 – a new record! They were divided into two groups – one starting at 9.30am and the second at 10.30am and both covered the 73 miles with a food stop in Portumna Forest Park. The Lakeside Hotel in Ballina […]

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RESULT OF J.MOYNAN TT3

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Last Thursday, the Wheelers held the 3rd of the 6 TTs in the J.Moynan Series. It was a 15 mile course from Moneygall to Roscrea roundabout and back. Again, there was a strong sign-on and just for a change the weather was perfect – warm and sunny and calm. In the on-going battle for fastest time, this evening was the turn of Pat Bergin with a time of 37.01, closely followed by Eamon Hartnett on 37.16 and Liam Callaghan on 37.24. When the times were adjusted, Tommy Hanrahan took 3rd, and John Foote and John O’Carroll riding well within their […]

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RESULT OF THE 12 MILE ROAD RACE

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Continuing our search for new race routes, last Thursday we returned to one that the Wheelers have not used for several years and it proved to be a hard and testing course – and that was from Donal Ryans, the old N7 and the road up to the Silvermines, finishing at the hall. Inspite of the weather not being the best, the sign-on was the largest seen for a little while. In the flat race Liam Callaghan took third spot just seconds behind Pat Bergin in second and in the race result, young Darren Dunne in his first club race […]

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J.MOYNAN TT SERIES – No.2

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The weather last Thursday evening could not have been more miserable for a cycle race but still the sign-on was very good indeed. And many of the riders plied their way around the 10 mile circuit of Kilkeary, Ballinamona, Toomevara, Lisboney in very good, and often, much improved times. The fastest man on the night was Eamon Hartnett with an excellent 24.31 and very close behind him was Liam O’Callaghan in 25.08 with Pat Bergin only a whisker away on 25.16. When time adjustments were made two riders had improved on their previous times by a considerable amount – Liam […]

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THE LOOKOUT TROPHY

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Last Thursday, it was the turn of The Lookout Trophy on the Wheeler’s racing calendar and unlike the relentless rain of last year, we had a glorious evening for racing; sunny, calm and quite warm. Margaret Hogan put in another brilliant performance against her male counterparts, taking a well-deserved third place while Aidan Killen took a fine second place and Duncan Hodgins took his first win of the season with a very strong ride up the 5 mile drag from Ballina to The Lookout. In the flat race, Shane Scully took an impressive fastest time with his brother Gary taking […]