Rid­ers dealt a tough hand

The Argus - - SPORT -

IT was an­other busy week­end for the town’s cy­clists, in par­tic­u­lar in the Coo­ley Moun­tains where the club hosted it’s an­nual High Roller event.

Tak­ling in ev­ery path, track and by­road in the area the event is un­like any­thing else in the cy­cling or even sport­ing world.

Rid­ers are split up into teams of four and set out to hunt for hid­den cards, the cards are then used for a game of poker, which de­cides the even­tual win­ner.

The Bike Sta­tion Cy­clo Cross league is down to just the three rounds and Thursday last saw a win for Gareth Deekin. Aaron Mc­Cann, Ray O`Shuagh­nessy and Gary Shiels are all closely grouped at the top, with the fi­nal out­come still not set in stone.

In the Ul­ster League the club’s un­der­age rid­ers con­tinue to do well.

The best re­sult of Round 7, held in New­cas­tle, was Rhi­an­non Dolan’s sec­ond place in the un­der 12 girls, three places ahead of her sis­ter Ffionn.

A good re­sult in the fi­nal round could see Rhi­an­non fin­ish the league in third po­si­tion.

In fact the un­der 12 girls had no fewer than six Cuchu­lainn rid­ers, with the Dolan sis­ters rac­ing along­side Grace O`Rourke, Holly McCaf­frey, An­drea Rogers and Ka­cie O`Donoghue.

In the un­der 10 boys Shane Mee­gan had a storm­ing start but faded a bit to­wards the end to just miss out on the top 10.

His team mates Michael O`Rourke and Ryan Doogan also had good races. The un­der 10 fe­males race had Alaoise Duffy and Rowan Whee­lan rep­re­sent­ing the club.

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