Round 11: Carrick Circuit (56.9k)

23 June, 2016 - 19:00
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Oriel - Carrick - Ardee - Dorians - Fane. 56.9k.

“…Its ok guys, Long Womans Grave circuit is over, you can come out now…”

Round 11 and it’s off to Carrickmacross we go, leaving from Oriel Park, heading for Ardal O’Hanlon’s hometown, before turning southbound onto the exposed N2 en route to Ardee, heading across the equally exposed Ardee Link Road. Turning left at Dorians pub leaves just shy of 10k to the finish line at the Fane Bridge.

At 56.9k, extended from last year to finish at the Fane for safety reasons, it is our longest route this season and with a primarily flat profile, should result in good average speeds and some PR’s for Strava segment chasers.

William Loughlin (Armagh Down) with his recently acquired maillot jaune, looks set to hold onto it after some impressive climbing from Davey’s last week to take 4th place in Race 1 extending his lead to a sizable 16 points from Cùchulainn’s own Alan Bingham. The top 3 places in Race 1 all came from different clubs but from one Race Group (4); Andrew McAfee (White River Wheelers CC) leading the way, followed by Patrick Gorman (Ardee CC) and Jonathan Carroll (Armagh Down CC).

Race 2 saw Mickey Laverty (Cùchulainn CC) and Brian Grogan (White River Wheelers CC) freewheeling across the finish line as if on a Sunday spin, neither seemingly wanting to take the 10 points for fear of being promoted to Race Group 4. Nevertheless, taking the 10 has assured Mickey of promotion, with Brian in 2nd place and determined ride from Niall Clerkin (Cùchulainn CC) saw him take 3rd place and the accompanying 8 points.

Now into the business end of the League, team tactics are coming into play and with 4 different clubs represented in the Top 6, the long 56.9k circuit this week is going to put these tactics to the test.

Johanna Rogan

moves to

Group 3

Ronan Woods

moves to

Group 3

 

 

 

Mickey Laverty

moves to

Group 4

Gavin Traynor

moves to

Group 4

Brian Grogan

moves to

Group 4

Celine McPhilips

moves to

Group 4

 

 

 

Pearse O'Hagan

moves to

Group 5

Gary Morton

moves to

Group 5

Kenneth Farrelly

moves to

Group 5

Dermot Healy

moves to

Group 5

Gary Morton

moves to

Group 5

 

 

 

Martin Colgan

moves to

Group 6

Declan Gollogly

moves to

Group 6

Ian Clarke

moves to

Group 6

Stephen Carry

moves to

Group 6

 

 

 

 

Padraic Murphy +353 86 824 3163 is your lead marshal (Group 5) this week, and if you’re on duty, you should have received a text already. If you haven’t already done so, please make contact with Padraic to confirm your attendance.

Safe riding, see you all Thursday. Sign on opens at 18:15 at DKIT.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are in Group 1, please ensure you are at the start line at Oriel Park by 18:45 latest for early start.

Comments, observations and critique to league@dundalkcycling.com

 

 

 

 

Marshalls

NualaO'DonoghueCuchulainn CC
PeaderGrantCuchulainn CC
WilliamLoughlinArmagh Down CC
LouiseO'HaganInspired Cycling
JohnClarkeCuchulainn CC
PatrickGormanArdee Cycling Club
MichaelLavertyCuchulainn CC
FergusMcCannCuchulainn CC
JohnMcDonnellCuchulainn CC
OliverMurphyCuchulainn CC
PadraicMurphyCuchulainn CC
PearseO'HaganInspired Cycling
CathalO'HareArmagh Down CC
EdwardCarvilleCuchulainn CC
MarkDuffyCuchulainn CC
JohnJudgeArmagh Down CC
GavinMcDermottCuchulainn CC
AlexMcDonnellArdee Cycling Club
Shaun-PaulO'ShaughnessyCuchulainn CC
PaulSavageCuchulainn CC
RyanSheppardArmagh Down CC
AidanCunninghamCuchulainn CC
DeclanGolloglyDunboyne Cycling Club
SeanMcAvoyNewry Wheelers CC
MichaelMeehan 
JamesByrneArmagh Down CC
ValGarganCuchulainn CC
TomasMcCabeArdee Cycling Club
BennySmythArmagh Down CC
NiallMulliganCuchulainn CC
RonanWoodsCuchulainn CC

Comments

  • Alex McDonnell - Race 1
  • Patrick Gorman
  • Gavin Traynor
  • Emmet Gorman - Race 2
  • Barry Meehan
  • Ian McKenzie
Many thanks to Marshall Group 5