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RESULT OF TT6 AND OVERALL RESULT OF TT SERIES

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It’s amazing the effect the weather has on club races. If it’s too wet, cold or windy only a few hardy souls turn up and if it’s too warm, sunny and dry, people have other things to do! So as last Thursday was a beautiful warm, sunny dry evening, the sign-on was low for TT6, the last in the series. The route was a 15 ml one from Rosemount, Carrigatoher to Birdhill and return. Of those who started out, two did not complete the course. Eoin Woolley punctured while Shane Scully had an disagreement with a difficult driver which sadly knocked him out of contention for an overall placing.  Tommy Hanrahan posted the fastest time of the night – an excellent 37.02 while John O’Carroll was second and Brian O’Neill third. Tommy also took third place in the race result with Aidan Killeen taking a fine second place while the winner of TT6 ( making it three wins out of six!) was John O’Carroll.
In the overall result of the flat race, Pat Bergin took the win over Tommy Harahan in second and Liam Callaghan in third. The third place in the J.Moynan TT Series went to Liam Callaghan, with Tommy Hanrahan in second while the winner was John O’Carroll. Very well done to all who took part over the six races – we had 28 in all – and very well done to the winners of the “race of truth”.

Tommy Hanrahan and John O'Carroll - fastest and stage winner.
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TT6

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Apologies for any confusion but due to the deferrment of the Tri v NTW race because of holidays, we are running the final race in the J.Moynan TT Series THIS Thursday (9th) and next Thursday (16th) will be a training spin as Billy Shanahan’s Trip to Tipp is on that Sat and Sun and is usually well attended by the Wheelers. The final result of the TT Series will be announced this weekend.

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RESULT OF THE HILL CLIMB RACE ON 2/8/12

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The weather was quite good – dry at least – and there wasn’t any wind to speak of but still there wasn’t a huge sign-on leading us to assume that the majority of our riders don’t like climbing hills! This race was used as a Warm-Up race to allow us to have some idea of handicap times for the Club Championship Hill Climb which will be contested in just a months time. The route was Newtown and Portroe with the finish at the school and the start was at the Belleen roundabout – a distance of 5.4 mls. Being a Warm-Up, there were no handicap times and the winner was no surprise to any of us. It was Shane Scully, who unlike his colleagues, wasn’t even puffing! Second, was a very good ride by Tommy Hanrahan and Liam Callaghan came up third. Well done to all who rode!

Next week is the last TT in the J.Moynan TT Series – a 15 ml race on the Limerick road.

Last weekend, we had two riders competing in Rás Clár and with our second placing of the year, Paddy Rohan took 4th place in the 108k A3 race. Keep it up Paddy!

A group preparing for the Hill Climb with eventual winner, Shane Scully already relaxed and smiling.
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RESULT OF THE J.MOYNAN TT No.5

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Amazingly enough, we had a second dry, sunny evening for our Thursday evening racing and this week it was TT 5 in the J.Moynan TT Series. The course has been used before and is a hard one – Moneygall to the first Roscrea roundabout and back – a distance of 15 miles. On this occasion, however, there was a very strong head wind on the return journey which lowered some riders times and certainly drained them! In the race for fastest time, there was absolutely no beating Shane Scully who was 57 seconds ahead of Hugh Flannery who was making his debut in the club’s TTs. Third place went to an ever-improving Tommy Hanrahan. The race winners however saw a turn-about situation as two riders in particular rode well inside their time allowance, showing a good improvement. Third place went to Duncan Hodgins; second was taken by John Foote while taking his first win with the Wheelers was Stuart Witts. It was another strong sign-on and well done to all who rode!

Stuart Witts, race winner and Shane Scully, fastest time.
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RESULT OF TWO-UP TT

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For the first time in ages, we had a DRY Thursday evening and this fact was mirrored in a large sign-on, All the riders were so grateful not to be drenched before finishing! It was the second Two-Up TT and the route was the 10 ml course from Yellow Bridge to Birddhill and back. There are no handicaps or time bonuses in this race as the riders work with each other to gain a good result. When all the pairs were in, it was surprising how close the times were. Third fastest on the night were the duo of John Foote and John O’Carroll while Kevin Sherlock (fresh from his Ironman exploits) and Andy McLoughlin took second place just 7 seconds behind the winners, Liam Callaghan and Brian O’Neill. Well done to all on a very exciting race!

Liam Callaghan and Brian O'Neill taking 1st place in the Two-Up TT.