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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 Result

Big thanks to everyone that made GoreyCC’s first hosted race on Thursday a great success, despite the bitterly cold conditions.

The A4’s went off first for 30mins plus an extra 2 laps of the 1.4km circuit, with Gorey’s Brendan and Cathal off the front for much of the race. Brendan however pulled well clear for the win.

The A1/2/3 lads were keen to get going next for their 30min race, to get warm if nothing else. A 3 man break developed early and stayed away until the finish with Sean Moore of Barrow pulling clear on the final stretch for the win.

A special thanks to all the crew, drivers, moto riders and the marshals who stood out in the icy cold for well over an hour. The spectators and residents who came out of their cosy homes to see some great racing. And to Derek Webb for all the organisation, which made our job on the night pretty easy!

Below are a few images from the night. You can view the full photo gallery here

1. Brendan Dunne – GoreyCC
2. Jim Wall – Rossbury
3. David Dempsey – Barrow Wheelers
4. John O’Leary – Barrow Wheelers
5. Cathal Glackin – GoreyCC
6. Mick Foley – SlaneyCC

A1/2/3 Juniors
1. Sean Moore – Barrow Wheelers
2. Declan Kinch – SlipstreamCC
3. Derrick Evans – SERC
4. Reece Young – SlaneyCC
5. Joe Christian – GoreyCC
6. Ryan Byrne – SlaneyCC

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!

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

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

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

Hat-trick of wins for Brendan Dunne!

With his 3rd win in a row, Brendan clinched the Slipstream A4 league title last night with his now trademark powerful sprint finish. It was always going to be a hotly contested race and didn’t disappoint, with numerous attacks, all quickly reeled back in. SERC’s on form Ciaran Furlong was the league leader going into the race and wasn’t going to give it up easily. Brendan knew that nothing less than a win was going to clinch the overall. Ciaran attacked in the last few km’s, but couldn’t make it stick and Brendan powered well clear of the field, taking John Merrigan of Barrow with him for 2nd. Well done all and particularly all the GoreyCC riders for their hard work throughout the league.

Last night’s RESULT:
1st Brendan Dunne Gorey CC
2nd John Merrigan Barrow Wheelers
3rd Stephen Furlong Serc
4th Mark Flood Barrow Wheelers
5th Brian Sugrue Serc

Overall League RESULT:
1st Brendan Dunne Gorey CC
2nd Ciaran Furlong Serc
3rd Matt Heaney Serc
4th Adrian Crombie Serc and John Redmond Slaney CC

Brendan Dunne celebrates his win in the final round of Slipstream’s A4 league

GoreyCC take the spoils at Slipstream league week 4

It was another great week for GoreyCC in the Wexford league with wins on Wednesday and Thursday.

First up was Tom Purcell, winning the Novice race in round 5 of SlaneyCC’s Davidstown league on Wednesday evening after sprinting clear of the rest of the field (watch the video: https://youtu.be/y6Vj8moXVCU). A hat tip to Gerry and Greg also for getting placed, well done all.

SlaneyCC league Novice Results:

  1. Tom Purcell – Gorey CC
  2. Nigel McCord – Racing 795
  3. Robert Webster – Slaney CC
  4. Gerry Hanratty – Gorey CC
  5. Brian Sugrue – SERC
  6. Greg Penney – Gorey CC

Thursday evening was round 4 of Slipstream’s league on the usual Inch circuit. The A3/A2/A1 saw a very early breakaway develop, but Joe Christian made the good decision to bridge across quickly as the break stayed away for the rest of the race. By all accounts, the pace of the breakaway was “fierce”. At the finish he out sprinted all by an impressive margin to take the win.

SlipstreamCC league A3/A2/A1 Results:

  1. Joe Christian – Gorey CC
  2. Denis McCarthy – Slipstream CC
  3. Liam Cullen – Barrow Wheelers
  4. Shane Kelly – Wexford Wheelers
  5. Dermot Gregan – Slipstream CC

The A4’s were up next and Brendan Dunne made it 2 in a row as he battled a very strong, on form SERC contingent and put in a powerful sprint finish to take the win in the A4 league race. He was run all the way to the line by SERC’s Ciaran Furlong in 2nd.

SlipstreamCC league A4 Results:

  1. Brendan Dunne – GoreyCC
  2. Ciaran Furlong – SERC
  3. John Canavan – SERC
  4. Derek White – Barrow Wheelers
  5. Brian Sugrue – SERC

Thanks again to Sean Rowe for the excellent photos.

Tom Purcell takes the win in the SlaneyCC Davidstown league Novice race

Joe Christian winning round 4 of Slipstream’s A3/A2/A1 league race

Brendan Dunne sprinting to the win in Slipstram’s A4 league race

GoreyCC Racers dominate this week!

What a week for the GoreyCC race team in the Wexford league with wins for our lads in the SlaneyCC and SlipstreamCC A4 races. Paul O’Shea struck first, winning the A4 Race of the SlaneyCC league, Round 4 on Wednesday. Paul is an inspiration to the rest of us as he proves you are never too old to perform well on the bike! Well done also to Tom, Emmet and Greg on getting placed in the Novice Race.

SlaneyCC league A4 Results:

  1. Paul O’Shea  Gorey CC
  2. Mark Flood Barrow Wheelers
  3. Phil Skelton Slaney CC
  4. Robert Roche Wexford Wheelers
  5. Mick Barron Marble City
  6. Dave Allen Wexford Wheelers
  7. Bill Jordan Slaney CC
  8. Fran Maddock Wexford Wheelers

SlaneyCC league Novice Results:

  1. Jonathon Russell SERC
  2. John Busher Slaney CC
  3. Brian Sugrue SERC
  4. Tom Purcell Gorey CC
  5. Emmet Egan Gorey CC
  6. Greg Penney Gorey CC

Inspired by Paul’s win, Brendan Dunne and Kevin Ryan took 1st and 2nd respectively in the A4 race of the SlipstreamCC league on Thursday night, while Joe Christian took 3rd in the A3/A2/A1 race. The win was all the sweeter for Brendan after spending considerable time off the front. An honourable mention also for Emmet, Greg and Frank, who worked hard in the bunch throughout the race.

Brendan: “proud to be a member of GoreCC tonight. For a small club, we all give 100% in every race!”

Kevin: “last night and tonight’s results mean more because they have been achieved by lads who ride hard and don’t shy away from their turn at the front.”

SlipstreamCC league A3/A2/A1 Results:

  1. Andrew Maguire Wexford Wheelers
  2. Seamus Sinnott Wexford Wheelers
  3. Joe Christian Gorey CC
  4. Mick Finn Barrow Wheelers
  5. John Maguire SERC

SlipstreamCC league A4 Results:

  1. Brendan Dunne Gorey CC
  2. Kevin Ryan Gorey CC
  3. Ciaran Furlong SERC
  4. Paul Noble Wexford Wheelers / Matt Heaney SERC

Well done lads! Thanks to Sean Rowe for the photos.

Paul O’Shea wins the SlaneyCC A4 league race May 13th

Brendan Dunne takes 1st form Kevin ryan in 2nd at the SlipstreamCC A4 league race May 14th

Joe christian on his way to 3rd in the Slipstream A3/A2/A1 league race May 14th

Wexford Wheelers Christmas Hamper Race

Congratulations to Gorey Cycling Club member Brendan Dunne, A4 winner in Wexford Wheelers Christmas Hamper race.

Brendan Dunne of Gorey Cycling Club, A4 winner in Wexford Wheelers Christmas Hamper race. (Photo: Big Noel O’Leary)

Thank you to Big Noel O’Leary for this photo

Full results from WexfordWheelers.com:

U-10: 1st- Daithi Murphy Wexford Wheelers
U-12: 1st- Ross O’Flaherty Wexford Wheelers
2nd- Paddy O’Gorman S.E.R.C
U-14: 1st- Patrick Dobbs jnr. Unattached
2nd- Cian O’Keeffe Comeragh
3rd- Hugh Maguire Wexford Wheelers
4th- Ruari Fenlon Wexford Wheelers
U-16: 1st- Ryan Byrne Slaney CC
2nd- Fionn Jordon Slaney CC
3rd- Mattew O’Gorman S.E.R.C

Adult race:
1st- Seamus Sinnott Wexford Wheelers
2nd- Mick Finn Barrow Wheelers CC
3rd- Luke Maguire Wexford Wheelers
4th- Andy Maguire Wexford Wheelers
5th- Micheal Stafford- Wexford Wheelers
6th- Martin Gill Wexford Wheelers
First A4 – Brendan Dunne Gorey CC