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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

Club Social

Club Chairman Gerry presenting Joe with signed club jersey

Club Chairman Gerry presenting Joe with signed club jersey

The Club had very enjoyable get together on Friday night in Eco Restaurant Gorey for some lovely food, a few beverages and lots of cycling talk. The highlight of the evening was the presentation by Club Chairman Gerry of a framed club jersey, signed by fellow club members, to Joe Christian in recognition of his recent achievement at the World Masters Championships in Austria. Joe finished an impressive 6th in his category to round off a very good season.

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

Joe Christian off to World Masters Championships

Gorey Cycling Club’s Joe Christian will be heading off to Austria next week to compete in the World Masters Cycling Championships. Joe has several race wins and podium finishes already this season and recently competed in the Irish Masters Road Race Championships, finishing 8th in the Masters 40 category. The Irish Masters were run in conjunction with the National Road Race Championships in Omagh in June. Joe was also one of a three man team from Gorey Cycling Club to compete in this year’s Gorey 3 Day Cycle Race over the Easter weekend. The competition at the Masters is always tough, but if Joe is showing some great form at the moment, the latest win only this week in Camross at the Bike Shop League.

About the World Masters Championships
St. Johann in Tirol in Austria has been the site of World Masters Road Championships for 44 years. The road race in St. Johann in Tirol is one of the biggest cycle sports event in the world. Over 3500 participants from 53 nations do battle in several categorised races for those sought-after medals. The Masters is open to all licensed racers, between the ages of 18 and 80 and they will race over multiple laps of a 40km circuit.

Joe Christian sporting his World Masters kit and custom painted championship bike

Joe Christian sporting his World Masters kit and custom painted championship bike

Joe finishes 8th in the Nationals

Well done to Joe Christian on his great performance in Saturday’s Masters’ 40 Irish National Road Race Championship in Omagh. There were 3 Masters titles up for grabs on Saturday with over 200 riders competing. The Masters 40 had the largest field with 126 riders and some of the biggest names in Irish Cycling.

Joe finished 8th overall in a bunch sprint finish of what was a very fast and competitive race. Several breaks containing many of the big names were quickly closed down by the chasing bunch, giving some indication of the frantic pace. Joe has been showing some great form lately with recent wins in the Christy McManus Memorial and the SERC league. Chapeau!

Full Results here

Joe Christian at the front during the Masters’ 40 Irish National Championship Road Race, Saturday 27th June 2015

Joe wins again!

Another great win for GoreyCC’s Joe Christian in Wednesday night’s SERC A1/A2/A3 league Round 3 with a fantastic sprint ahead of Luke Maguire in 2nd. Slipstream’s Declan and Paul Kinch were 3rd and 4th respectively. SERC’s Ben Holmes was the victor in the A4 race after being absent from the scene for a while. A great nights racing, well done all!

A4 Results:
1. Ben Holmes SERC
2. John Farrell Barrow Wheelers
3. John Gordan Wexford Wheelers
4. Stephen Furlong SERC
5. Dave Allen Wexford Wheelers
6. John Merrigan

A1/A2/A3 Result:
1. Joe Christian Gorey CC
2. Luke Maguire Wexford Wheelers
3. Declan Kinch Slipstream
4. Paul Kinch Slipstream
5. Micheal Stafford Wexford Wheelers
6. Sean Moore Barrow Wheelers

GoreyCC’s Joe Christian wins Round 3 of SERC’s A1/A2/A3 league 24/06/15

Joe Christian wins Christy McManus Memorial

A BIG congratulations to GoreyCC’s Joe Christian on his win today in the Christy McManus Memorial at Roundwood, hosted by Bray Wheelers CC. Gorey was also represented in the Roundwood GP by Brendan and Darren who, after their late attack was reeled in, were both in the bunch sprint finish. Well done all today!

Christy McManus Memorial – A2/A3
1 Joe Christian – Gorey
2 Bobby Coleman – Mego
3 Ronan McDonnell – Dublin Wheelers
4 Declan Kinch – Slipstream
5 Mark Bergin – Carrick
6 Louis Carnec – Sorrento

1st Lady – Michelle Geoghan – Napoleon Gamed
Unplaced Junior – Dermot White – Lucan
1 Unplaced A3 – Paul Bolger – Slaney
2 Unplaced A3 – Bryan Gerry – Orwell
3 Unplaced A3 – Jamie Blanchfield – Carrick Wheelers
1st Bray Wheeler – Geoff Robinson

Roundwood GP – A4
1 Nigel Allen
2 Bob Hall – Clondalkin
3 Jules De Meester – Orwell
4 Paul English – Bohermeen
5 Paul Doherty – Swords
6 Tim Downings – Trinity
Unplaced Bray Wheeler – Pearse Egan

Joe Christian wins Christy McManus Memorial in Roundwood, June 13th 2015

Murt Doyle goes clear for 2nd

Murt Doyle of GoreyCC takes 2nd in last night’s final round of Slipstream’s A3/A2/A1 league, just behind Sean Moore of Barrow Wheelers in 1st. The pair were over a minute clear of the bunch after an early attack, leaving eventual league winner, Seamus Sinnott of Wexford Wheelers to battle it out with his team mate Andrew Maguire in the bunch sprint for 3rd. Murt’s placing was enough to rank 5th in the overall standings, just behind GoreyCC’s Joe Christian in joint 3rd. Well done all!

Last night’s RESULT:
1st Sean Moore Barrow Wheelers
2nd Murt Doyle Gorey CC
3rd Andrew Maguire Wexford Wheelers
4th Seamus Sinnott Wexford Wheelers
5th Dermot Gregan Slipstream CC

Overall League RESULTS:
1st Seamus Sinnott Wexford Wheelers
2nd Andrew Maguire Wexford Wheelers
3rd Dermot Gregan Slipstream CC and Joe Christian Gorey CC
5th Murt Doyle Gorey CC

Murt Doyle taking 2nd place in last night’s final round of the Slipstream A3/A2/A1 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