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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 2 details

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Round 2 of GoreyCC’s League is on this Thursday, May 5th. This week we’re changing it up and moving to Clonattin, Gorey for laps of a 10km circuit incorporating Kilmurray Hill.
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 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

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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

Results:
A4’s
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

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

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

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

Traders Cup, Dundalk

Well done to the Gorey Cycling Club lads who made the long trip to Dundalk today for the Traders Cup race. The day was marred by numerous crashes with one of our lads getting involved in a tangle, but all made it to the finish. See Sean Rowe’s gallery for more of the action here.

Traders Cup, Dundalk - Feb 21st 2016

Traders Cup, Dundalk – Feb 21st 2016

Traders Cup, Dundalk - Feb 21st 2016

Traders Cup, Dundalk – Feb 21st 2016

Traders Cup, Dundalk - Feb 21st 2016

Traders Cup, Dundalk – Feb 21st 2016

 

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