South East cy­clist Stephen wins Le­in­ster U-13 crown

Bray People - - Sport -

Whi­ille a smaller than usual con­tin­gent from the South East Road Club com­peted in racing events over the week­end, none­the­less they had very suc­cess­ful week­end. Young Stephen Bracken brought great hon­our to the club by be­com­ing the Le­in­ster un­der13 cham­pion at Kilmes­san, Co. Meath on Sun­day.

Stephen is a very tal­ented and de­ter­mined cy­clist who should be even more suc­cess­ful next year in his un­der14 cat­e­gory.

Or­win Moy­nagh had a late sea­son burst of ter­rific form. He took the prize for first ju­nior rider also in Kilmes­san on Sun­day. This was ter­rific achieve­ment as not alone did he fin­ish in the main bunch over a very hilly course but he was ahead of all the top ju­nior cy­clists in Ire­land.

Club mem­ber Cathal Red­mond took an ex­cel­lent sixth place in the Collins/Chris­tle Cup for “A” and “B” cat­e­gory cy­clists. Cathal was part of a large break­away group con­tain­ing some of the top cy­clists in the coun­try which were whit­tled down by con­stant at­tack­ing.

Slaney CC mem­ber Alex Wil­liams from River­chapel, Gorey edged Cathal out by a whisker in the sprint. Both of th­ese cy­clists are a prod­uct of the lo­cal Jim Tompkins Garage/Suzuki in­ter-club league which is run by the South East Road Club, the fourth year of which fin­ished last week with Alex tak­ing the over­all hon­ours.

The Kinch twins De­clan and Paul Kinch took sec­ond and third places re­spec­tively, while their team-mate De­nis McCarthy took joint sixth place with South East Road Club rider, John Maguire. This was a fine re­sult for John in his first full sea­son af­ter a long lay-off from cycling.

Sim­i­larly Ciarán Fur­long who also had ter­rific sea­son took the prize for the first un­placed club cat­e­gory rider. Paul Bracken took the first un­placed South East Road Club rider tro­phy while his son, An­drew Bracken was the first un­placed youth.

Mem­bers are re­minded that the very pop­u­lar an­nual cy­cle in aid of the North Wex­ford Nurs­ing Hospice trust takes place on Satur­day next at 2 p.m. from Jim Tomkins’ Garage, The Mon­u­ment, Gorey. There are cy­cles of vary­ing dis­tances to suit all lev­els. This is a fun event and not a race.

Spon­sor­ship cards are avail­able from Jim Tomkins, Frank Deer­ing or Sam Darcy. All par­tic­i­pants and their fam­i­lies can re­lax with pleas­ant bar­be­cue at the Gorey Rugby club premises where there will be a bounc­ing cas­tle for chil­dren and some tired cy­clists.

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