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Frank O’Rourke Memorial Race

A very strong performance from the GoreyCC lads at the Frank O’Rourke Memorial race in Wexford on Sunday, May 1st in testing conditions. Brendan, coming from his win in the GoreyCC league on Thursday, finished 7th in the A4 race. Darren contested the bunch sprint in the A3 race, 3rd rider of the bunch over the line and finishing 11th over all. Well done lads!

Photos thanks to Sean Rowe. See all his photos from the Frank O’Rourke Memorial here

GoreyCC League – Race 1 details

Gorey Cycling Club will be hosting its very first competitive cycle race on Thursday 28th April. It’s the first of a 5 race league run by Gorey Cycling Club, to take place over 5 consecutive weeks.
Round 1 is a Criterium style race over a 1.4km circuit. With each race lasting 30mins + 2 laps. Sign on from 6pm to 6.45pm outside Gorey Showgrounds.
A4 race off at 7pm sharp for 30mins + 2Laps
A1/2/3 & Juniors start at 7.35pm for 30mins + 2Laps
Points awarded for first 6 placings in each race. Only riders registered on leaguerace.me Marshal website will be allowed enter. Please bring €5 Sign on fee. Marshals must also sign on at the start line where they will be assigned their junction, hi-viz, signs, etc.

 

GoreyCC League - Race 1

2016 Gorey 3Day Race

Saturday saw an extremely tough stage1 at the Gorey 3Day for all riders as they battled some nasty weather right from the start. A very early crash caught out Darren and he did well to get back on and make it to the finish. John was also unlucky to puncture and battled his way back up through the cars to the bunch. The stage was won in Craanford by Robert O’Leary of the Irish Junior team.

Stage2 on Sunday was an extended 5 lap circuit from Gorey – Craanford – Camolin as there was no Time Trial stage this year. It was a reduced field as the previous day’s early crash and tough conditions had taken their toll on several riders, including our own Darren Davitt, leaving John Whyte the sole GoreyCC participant. Michael Devins of Barrow Wheelers prevailed in the sprint to the line, with no major changes at the top of the general classification. Robert O’Leary of the Irish Junior Team still held onto the yellow jersey.

It was set up for a thrilling bunch sprint to round off an exciting final stage of the Gorey 3Day on the run in to Blessington. However Junior Eoghan McLoughlin of Westport Covey, in a late attack off the front, took the spoils with 2″ to the rest of the field. Veteran Andrew O’Hara, who also spent a lot of stage 2 in a solo break, drove a couple of the day’s breaks at a fierce pace. At one point he was GC leader on the road and was a real threat to Ireland Junior Robert O’Leary who wore the yellow jersey all weekend. The Ireland Junior team had to work hard chasing down the breaks all the way to the finish to guarantee their team-mate overall victory.

John Whyte, finished the stage in 17th place 02″ down on the winner and placed 58th in the overall GC. The team want to thank the crew, all the support personnel, race organisers and road marshals who make the 3Day one of the best events on the Irish calendar.

You can read the final General Classification on Stickybottle.com

1916 Commemoration Cycle

On Good Friday, GoreyCC members Kevin, Gerry and Jason cycled from the GPO in Dublin to the Civic Centre in Gorey to commemorate the epic cycle undertaken by Paul Galligan from Dublin to Enniscorthy in 1916 to say that the rising was to go ahead.

The lads had an early start from Gorey and arrived outside the GPO about 8.30am. After meeting up with fellow cyclist Donal Evoy and a quick photo, it was onto the road for the approx. 94km ride home. It was a very enjoyable cycle in what turned out to be very good conditions for the time of year, despite a light headwind most of the way. They were welcomed at the Civic Centre in Gorey by family, fellow club members, town councillors and photographers about 1pm.

Thanks to Joe Dixon Photos and Derek Webb for some of the shots.

The 1916 Commemoration cyclists outside the GPO in Dublin

The 1916 Commemoration cyclists outside the GPO in Dublin

The cyclists arriving at the Civic Centre Gorey, 25/03/2016

The cyclists arriving at the Civic Centre Gorey, 25/03/2016

Among the greeters was town councillor Malcolm Byrne

Among the greeters was town councillor Malcolm Byrne

Gorey 3-Day 2016

This Easter weekend sees the 50th edition of the Gorey 3-Day cycle race. Gorey Cycling Club are proud to have 2 of its members, John Whyte and Darren Davitt (pictured) taking part in this years event. The lads will be managed by Derek Webb along with a support crew of GoreyCC members.

Stage one on Easter Saturday is 103km, following the route from St. Kevins Community Centre, Blessington Co. Wicklow to Gorey and finishing in Craanford. There is a change to this years format with only one longer stage on the Sunday, 120km comprising of 5 laps of a loop between Gorey, Craanford and Camolin. Monday will see the riders depart Gorey for the return trip back to Blessington, a journey of 91km.

John Whyte and Darren Davitt racing the 2016 Gorey 3-Day

John Whyte and Darren Davitt will be racing the 2016 Gorey 3-Day

John Whyte and Darren Davitt racing the 2016 Gorey 3-Day

John Whyte and Darren Davitt training for the 2016 Gorey 3-Day

Racing in Blarney & The Des Hanlon

While we had a good contingent competing in Carlow at the Des Hanlon Memorial on Sunday last, GoreyCC’s Joe Christian (pictured in background) travelled all the way to Blarney for his race. A tough, fast race saw Joe finish just outside the top placings.

In Carlow, John and Darren were looking to get in some good race miles before the upcoming Gorey 3Day. Darren did well to get back on to the second group over the line after being brought down on the final climb, while John finished ahead in the main bunch. Well done also to Brendan who competed in the A4 event.

Joe Christian racing in Blarney, 20/03/1026

Joe Christian racing in Blarney, 20/03/1026

Sports Psychology Course

Club Chairman Gerry along with member Joe Christian, recently completed their Sports Psychology (Level 8) course. To mark the occasion, the lads presented course tutor Dr. Olivia Hurley with a personalised club gilet.

Gerry and Joe present Dr. Olivia Hurley with a club gilet

Gerry and Joe present Dr. Olivia Hurley with a club gilet

St. Patrick’s Day – Carrick-on-Suir

Some great pics of the GoreyCC lads in action yesterday in Carrick-on-Suir thanks to Sean Rowe. Some good spring weather saw record numbers signing on for the now traditional and popular St. Patrick’s Day event with 3 separate races on the cards. Murt, Alex and John finished comfortably in the bunch in their race, while in the A4 event, Brendan was unlucky to be involved in a crash among the breakaway group within sight of the line.

You can see more in Sean’s photo album here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… and a full race report from Carrick Wheelers here: http://carrickwheelers.com/?p=3264

St. Patrick's Day 2016, Carrick-on-Suir

St. Patrick’s Day 2016, Carrick-on-Suir

St. Patrick's Day 2016, Carrick-on-Suir

St. Patrick’s Day 2016, Carrick-on-Suir

St. Patrick's Day 2016, Carrick-on-Suir

St. Patrick’s Day 2016, Carrick-on-Suir

St. Patrick's Day 2016, Carrick-on-Suir

St. Patrick’s Day 2016, Carrick-on-Suir

Wexford County Championships (Round 2)

Brendan Dunne finishes 3rd A4 at the Wexford County Championships

Well done to all who raced the rescheduled Wexford County Championships on Tuesday September 8th, hosted by South East Road Club. The previous attempt had to be postponed after a serious road traffic accident closed part of the route. The overall win was taken by Slipstream’s Declan Kinch who just managed to hold off Luke Maguire of Wexford Wheelers in a thrilling sprint finish.

A good result for GoreyCC with Brendan Dunne (pictured) taking 3rd place in the A4 race and Joe Christian finishing 1st A1. Well done lads!

Results:
1st – Declan Kinch – Slipstream Cycling Club
2nd – Luke Maguire – Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club
3rd – Dermot Gregan – Slipstream Cycling Club
County Vet: Paul Bolger – Slaney Cycling Club

A4:
1st – Jonathon Russell – South East Road Club
2nd – John O’Leary – Barrow Wheelers
3rd – Brendan Dunne – Gorey Cycling Club
Vet: John O’Leary – Barrow Wheelers

Juniors:
1st – Luke Kearny – South East Road Club
2nd – Reece Young – Slaney Cycling Club
3rd – Sean Moore – Barrow Wheelers 

1st A1 – Joe Christian – Gorey Cycling Club
1st A2 – Brian Cullen – Rossbury
1st A3 – Luke Maguire – Wexford Wheelers

Joe finishes 6th at World Masters

Congratulations to GoreyCC’s Joe Christian who finished 6th in his category at the World Masters Championships in Austria on August 29th. A fantastic achievement among some tough competition and over a fairly challenging course. Chapeau!

Joe Christian at the 2015 World Masters

Joe Christian at the 2015 World Masters