Category Archives: Race Reports

Victory in Cork and Ulster..!

By | Race Reports | No Comments

  Corkman 3 Day The club retained the Corkman 3 day title won last year by Sam Bennett in fine style. Martin O’Loughlin started the day in yellow and with a lot of strong riders close on GC knew that it would take a huge team effort to take home the silverware. By all accounts Dan Morrissey produced an exceptional…

Read More

Corkman Stage 2 & 3 / Tour of Ulster Stage 2 & 3

By | Race Reports | No Comments

Dan Morrissey took a huge step towards retaining the Corkman title today. Martin O’Loughlin put in a massive effort in this mornings 4 mile time trial to finish an excellent 2nd in a time of 6:55, just 2 seconds behind the stage winner Michael Lucey. Former triathlete and recently minted “B” rider Cathal MacCarthy also had a great ride to finish…

Read More

Corkman Stage 1 / Tour of Ulster Stage 1

By | Race Reports | No Comments

Corkman 3 Day  We have gotten our defence of the Corkman jersey, won last year by Sam Bennett off to a flyer on stage 1. Mickey O’Reilly took the opening stage with Diarmuid Carew a superb 5th whilst Martin O’Loughlin put in a huge effort to pull a 1:45 deficit back to just 10 seconds at the finish to ensure…

Read More

Sam Bennett Wins Tommy Sheehan Memorial

By | Race Reports | No Comments

  Local cycling fans have been talking about Sam Bennett for a couple of years now. A member of the famous Carrick Wheelers club in his home town of Carrick-on-Suir, his talent was obvious to anyone who saw him racing as he came up through the under- age ranks. Now in the junior ranks for the under 18 year olds,…

Read More

Young Guns Blazing in Fermoy

By | Race Reports | No Comments

  There was a total of five races contested across all grades in the annual Silver Pail Grand Prix in Fermoy on Sunday last, and with Dan Morrissey Carrick Wheelers providing three of the winners, it must go down as one of the most successful day’s racing in the clubs recent history.

Read More

Easter Weekend Roundup

By | Race Reports | No Comments

   Dan Morrissey went nationwide for the easter weekend with riders representing the club in Ulster and Munster. Most notable was the seemingly unstoppable Sam Bennett who took an astonishing 5th place in the Tour of the North whilst representing the Ireland Junior team.

Read More

Sam strikes again.

By | Race Reports | No Comments

Sam Bennett was yet again the class of the field this weekend in the Des Hanlon Classic in Carlow on Sunday afternoon. Sam along with rival, Philip Lavery chased down the break containing teammate Martin O’Loughlin on lap 1 of 2 and put in a fantastic show to take first place overall with Martin taking 3rd.

Read More

Sam nicks it in Navan

By | Race Reports | One Comment

SAM BENNETT OFF TO A WINNING START Its been a hectic few weeks for up and coming cycling star Sam Bennett of the Dan Morrissey Carrick Wheelers team.Two weeks ago he was in Ghent, Belgium with the Irish junior squad for a few days training and racing on the track cycling veledrome. This was great experience for him but culminated with a…

Read More

O’Loughlin takes season opener in Tralee

By | Race Reports | One Comment

Martin O’Loughlin retained the Lacey Cup in Tralee on Sunday last in fine style. The organisers, wary of Martins win last year decided to place the veterans under 45 with the B group instead of the C group. The result was a fine afternoons racing with the B group catching the C group shortly after the village of camp. Martin,…

Read More