Good day out for South East Road Club in Wexford
THE SOUTH East Club had good day at the annual County Wexford championships on Sunday last which was run under the aegis of Slaney Cycling club. The tough Enniscorthy to Oulart circuit was used.
In the senior race, South East Road club member Cathal Redmond took second place. Cathal has had a very successful and long season, including two major victories in the Betty Darcy Memorial Race and the Eddie Tobin memorial race, and intends taking a well-deserved rest, before resuming training for next season.
The new county Wexford junior champion is also a member of the South East Road club. Orwin Moynagh, who has been member since its foundation four years ago, took the honours with another member Andrew Bracken, a member of the wellknown Arklow cycling family, taking third place.
Both of these cyclists have taking top placings over the past weeks and they are products of the South East Road club’s under age programme as are over twenty other under-age cyclists from the Gorey and Arklow areas.
Club member John Flood from Avoca competed in the interprovincial under age track championships in Dublin on Sunday as part of the Leinster team that were joint winners with Ulster, where as usual he gave a good account of himself.
This makes John the fourth member of the club to represent his province, the others being Stephen Bracken, Kyle Murphy and Andrew Bracken.
The good weather on Sunday resulted in a great turnout for the under-age tour Sunday Tour.
The young cyclists enjoyed a pleasant trip to the Meeting of the Waters near Rathdrum, where they met a group of American tourists who were so impressed with the attitude of the younger club members that they took numerous photographs and left very pleasant memories.