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Irish National Hill Climb Results

Elite Race

1 Mark Dowling Asea Wheelworx 03:59.89
2 Lindsay Watson Plush MTB 04:06.94
3 Conor Kissane Killarney Cycling Club 04:16.89
4 Marcin Mizgajski Rossbury Racing 04:17.45
5 Ryan Sherlock Un-Attached Leinster 04:17.74
6 Mike Millar 04:31.78
7 James Davenport Dunboyne Cycling Club 04:32.62
8 Ross Collins UCD Cycling Club 04:38.28
9 Richard Barry St. Finbarrs CC 04:41.16
10 Andrew Maguire Rossbury Racing 04:43.53
11 Michael Fitzgerald STRATA3/VeloRevolution Racing Team 04:48.10
12 Brendan Dunne Gorey Cycling Club 05:15.58
13 Robert Farrell Lucan Cycling Road Club 05:18.27
14 Sam Gilmore Arcane Cycling Team 05:24.03
15 John O’Regan St. Tiernans Cycling Club 05:29.24
16 Bob Hall Clondalkin CC 05:42.61
17 Ciara Kinch Scott – Orwell Wheelers 05:46.78
18 Kenny Bucke Team RAD 05:56.53

Masters 40 Race

1 Dermot Radford Tipp Wheelers 04:20.80
2 John Lee Trim Cycling Club 04:26.82
3 Frank Billings Lucan Cycling Road Club 04:37.52
4 Jerry McCarthy Tralee Manor West iBike 04:44.32
5 Frank Dunne STRATA3/VeloRevolution Racing Team 04:51.11
6 David Walsh STRATA3/VeloRevolution Racing Team 05:00.55
7 Brendan Corcoran Lucan Cycling Road Club 05:02.77
8 Valerio Di Bacco Galway Bay CC 05:10.03
9 Marcus Dowling St. Tiernans Cycling Club 05:10.46
10 John Caffrey Lucan Cycling Road Club 05:13.30
11 Wayne Byrne South-East Road Club 05:14.44
12 Keith Hughes Un-Attached Leinster 05:15.90
13 William Barclay Xmtb McConvey Cycles 05:16.01
14 Martin Gill 05:23.06
15 Paul English Bohermeen CC 05:28.66
16 Gerry Byrne Barrow Wheelers 05:31.76
17 Jamie Busher Scott – Orwell Wheelers 05:32.74
18 Nigel Allen Wexford Wheelers 05:33.78
19 Jason Howick Bray Wheelers M40 05:40.71
20 Mark Dillon Clondalkin CC M40 05:56.61

Masters 50 Race

1 John Madden Inspired Cycling 04:39.80
2 Aj Murphy Midleton CTC 04:47.68
3 Mark Murphy Bray Wheelers 04:57.14
4 Micheal Corkery De Ronde Van Cork CC 05:11.20
5 Paul Bolger Slaney Cycling Club 05:15.00
6 Jimmy Treacy Raparee Cycle Club 05:25.17
7 Patrick Bergin North Tipperary Wheelers 05:27.70
8 Kevin Cronin Bree Mountain Biking 05:43.34
9 John Kissane Killarney Cycling Club 05:53.02
10 Paul Gammell Southside Wheely Wheelers 05:55.04

Masters 60 Race

1 Sean Hargan Phoenix CC 05:40.15
2 Sean McIlroy Panduit Carrick Wheelers 06:04.96
3 Dominic Drumm Bann Wheelers CC 06:11.43
4 Patrick Whitney Slaney Cycling Club 08:22.88
5 Joe Grennell Arcane Cycling Team 08:33.90
6 Denis Toomey Tandem Cycling Ireland N/S

Junior Race

1 Eoin Byrne Scott–Orwell Wheelers 04:26.82
2 Conor Leech Clonard RC 04:42.54
3 Cian Keogh South-East Road Club 05:21.57
4 Andre Grennell Arcane Cycling Team 05:37.79

Irish National Hill Climb Championships 2016

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Start List Available Here

The National Hill Climb Championships 2016 held by Gorey Cycling Club are due to take place in Ballyfad Co. Wexford on Saturday 22nd October.

Course Details: Distance 1.7km or 1 mile


Sign-on: from 12.30pm at Ballyfad Hall, beside Ballyfad National School (directions below)
Start time: 2.00pm
Entry fee: €20 – online registration is now closed

National Championship medals are only awarded to the 4 events below. There are no separate medals for Juniors or Women as they take part in the main event. There are no medals for best team. If minimum entry requirements are not met the event will not be run.

Championship Events:

National Hill Climb Championship – open to Junior, Senior and Women – minimum 12 entries
National M40 Hill Climb Championship – open to M40 riders only – minimum 12 entries
National M50 Hill Climb Championship – open to M50 riders only – minimum 6 entries
National M60 Hill Climb Championship – open to M60 riders only – minimum 6 entries

Licences accepted are A+, A1, A2, A3, A4, LC, JR.
One Day Licences are not available for this event

National Championship Skinsuits will be ordered for the winners after the event

Directions to Sign on:
Travelling on the M11, exit at junction 22 (Gorey North).
At Tinnock Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto R772 (Sign for Inch) and continue for 3.8km.
In Inch village turn left onto L1004 (for Coolgreany) and continue for 2.5km.
Continue onto Main St. Coolgreany for 260m and turn left at The Coolgreany Inn (top of Main St.).
Continue for 2.4km until you reach Ballyfad with church and school (sign on location) on the left


Wexford County Road Championships 2016

The Wexford County Road Road Race Championships 2016 will be held on Saturday July 23rd. Sign on at Naomh Eanna GAA Complex, Clonattin, Gorey at 9.30am with the first riders off at 10.30am sharp. A4’s will go off first followed by A3’s then the A2’s & A1’s.

The route will take the riders north up to Kilmurray cross roads and a right turn heading for Ballymoney village. In the village the riders will turn left, passing the Tara Vale Pub, and tackle the first climb (details) up to a T-junction. Turning right, the route follows the lumpy road all the way around Tara Hill. Going through Tara Hill village the riders will start another short climb, which will bring them along to the T-junction at the top of Kilmurray Hill. Turning left at this junction will start the fast descent back to Kilmurray crossroads and the end of the lap. At the bottom turn left again to start a new lap. Its 5 laps but a very lumpy hard road.

On the last lap when you descend Kilmurray you will go straight through the cross roads back towards the sign on location and finish at the 50km speed signs near the Naomh Eanna GAA complex. The finish is a perfect straight up a slight incline.

Route Maps:


Remember, all participating clubs need to provide marshalling help to ensure entry for their riders and the safety of the race. I will be in touch with the respective clubs over the coming days. Anyone with Cups, etc. please ensure they are returned before the race day for the post race presentations.

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GoreyCC League Race 4 details


Round 4 of GoreyCC’s League is on this Thursday, May 19th and we are returning to the Kilmurray – Baker’s Cross circuit which featured in Race 2.

Sign on is at from 6.15pm at naomh eanna gaa complex, Clonattin Road, Gorey.
A1/2/3 & Junior race will start at 7pm sharp with the A4’s following immediately behind. Both races are 4 laps of the 10km circuit. Points awarded for first 6 placings in each race.

Only riders registered on Wexford Cycling’s 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.
Route details here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13455231

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

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

St. Luke’s Charity Sportive 2015

GoreyCC was well represented for the last St Luke’s Charity Sportive, “The Final Push” on Sunday with all getting around in one piece. The weather turned out perfect for cycling. A big thank you to the organisers for another well run and very enjoyable event and it will be sadly missed from the sportive calendar next year. Thanks to IrishCycleSport.com for some of the photos.

GoreyCC at the 2015 St Luke's Charity Sportive, July 19th

GoreyCC at the 2015 St Luke’s Charity Sportive, July 19th

Nutrition Talk


All GoreyCC members, we are pleased to be hosting an informational presentation by top nutritionist, Emer O’Driscoll on Friday, June 19th @ 7.30p in Loch Garman Arms. Emer has a masters in nutrition and dietetics from University of Ulster, Coleraine and currently works for Nutricia Medical in Dublin in the areas of nutrition support, oncology, geriatrics and weight reduction.

The presentation will cover the body requirements for moderate and extreme levels of cycling related exercise, both on and off the bike, so is of benefit to beginners and seasoned racers alike. Emer will also answer any questions about individual goals.

Gorey 3 Day Stage 4

Our 3 man team rode a very good race and both Joe Christian and Murt Doyle went into Monday’s final stage in very strong positions. Joe was lying in 12th overall after 3 stages, while Murt was only 3 seconds behind in 15th, so they were very confident in improving on that over the final leg from Gorey back to Blessington. John Whyte lay further back in the field after suffering an injury on Saturday’s Stage 1.
Joe got into a group of 6 riders who were over 20 seconds ahead of the main bunch for a good portion of the stage. They were eventually caught close to Blessington so everyone was gearing up for a bunch sprint finish. However, there was a crash near the front with about 3km to go, which John managed to avoid, but unluckily, Joe and Murt got held up behind it and lost some time on the leaders.
Joe’s final placing was a very respectable 35th with Murt just behind in 38th. John improved on his earlier position and finished the race in 107th place. The club would like to thank all who helped out over the weekend, including those directly assisting the riders in the support vehicles led by Derek Webb, all who marshalled the traffic along the course and the club sponsors for all their encouragement and assistance. Bring on 3Day 2016!
GoreyCC 3Day riders and support crew

GoreyCC 3Day riders and support crew



Gorey 3 Day Stages 2 & 3

Sunday morning saw the first of two stages taking place that day. First up was the Time Trial from Clogh into Gorey.  We saw great performances from Murt, John and Joe in the with Joe clocking an impressive 8’02” and Murt catching his minute man with a time of 8’06” placing them 11th and 16th respectively for the stage. John clocked 9’16” for 133rd in the TT.

Stage 3 took place Sunday afternoon. It was a 4 lap circuit between Gorey, Craanford and Camolin with a distance of 96km. There were several attacks off the front, but nothing stuck for long and it came down to a bunch sprint in the end with Henri Jung from the french team Vceckwersheim taking the spoils. All the GoreyCC lads finished comfortably in the main field.

Monday’s final Stage 4 sees Joe lying in 12th overall, 2’17” down on the leader and Murt only 3 seconds behind him in 15th overall. John will start Stage 4 in 117th overall.

GoreyCC's Murt Doyle at the start of his TT

GoreyCC’s Murt Doyle at the start of his TT

GoreyCC's Joe Christian at the start of his TT

GoreyCC’s Joe Christian at the start of his TT

GoreyCC's John Whyte warming up for his TT

GoreyCC’s John Whyte warming up for his TT