Bennett takes Junior Tour !

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Congratulations to Sam Bennett who won the Junior Tour today. Sam, representing Stena Ireland had been leading the GC by 28 seconds going into the final stage and just needed to stay out of trouble today. Sam put in a mature performance to finish 7th in the bunch sprint to take the biggest prize of them all. 2 stage wins…

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Junior Tour – Stage 4

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Another great day for Sam Bennett today. On his second run up the windy gap a group had a gap of 1:30 which Sam reduced to 12 seconds by hammering up the climb in a 52×14. Sam has now extended his lead to 28 seconds overall. He has decided that yellow is his colour it seems. Suits you sir!

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Junior Tour – Stage 3

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Sam Bennett moved back into yellow today by 5 seconds from Mark Christian & 21 seconds to Simon Lambert Lebay (USA). The stage was won by Charles Prendergast of Mayo, followed by Marcus Christie and Michael Duffy. 4 days in and Sam has 2 stage wins and the overall lead. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s update.

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Mulhearne wins Munster TT Gold

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Congratuations to Hugh Mulhearne on taking gold in the Munster Time Trial Championships on Thursday night. Hugh rode the 18k course in a time of 23:34 which was a new course record. Vinny Gleeson was second whilst Kevin Shelly won the “B” category. As far as Thursdays go it was pretty good: in addition to the Munster titles and Sam taking the…

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Junior Tour – Stage 1

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Sam Bennett is well positioned at the end of todays stage in Westport. After pulling back a dangerous move from the Isle of Man riders which had gained 2 minutes with 20 miles to go, Sam eventually gave up the yellow jersey by 3 seconds to Stena Ireland teamate, Philip Lavery. Well done Sam and good luck tomorrow.

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Fantastic new pictures from Midleton !

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  Emma Walsh of Dungarvan CC (who came 9th in the ladies champs at the weekend in her first race season – well done Emma!) sent us in some pretty darn fantastic pictures of Sams national championship win, as well as some of our competitors in the Senior race. I will put a couple up here in honor of Sams…

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Congratulations Sam Bennett, Irish Champion !

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Congratulations to Sam Bennett who today claimed his first (but no doubt not the last!) Irish Road Racing championships from Mayo’s Charles Prendergast in a thrilling race.  Sam was not listed as a favourite in some quarters (you know who you are !) but for those in the know i.e. those who had seen him dominating a field of A riders in…

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O’Loughlin takes Irish TT Championships.

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Martin O’Loughlin won his second national championships in 12 months in Newcastle on Friday. Martin rode a stunning time of 1:05:43 to take the veterans title ahead of Mark Greer and our own Rory Wyley. Sean McIlroy finished 10th, whilst in the Senior race Kevin Shelly, Hugh Mulhearne and Cathal McCarthy put in storming times to finish 7th, 9th and 10th respectivley…

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SCOTT BENNETT WINS BEGINNERS CYCLING LEAGUE

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Scott Bennett followed in the wheel tracks of his older brother Sam when he won the Dan Morrissey Carrick Wheelers promoted O’Ceallacháin’s Beginners League in fine style on Monday evening last. Sam won the league when it was promoted in Seskin Wood on mountain bikes and has since gone on to bigger and better things on the road, and now…

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John Drum Memorial, Currow

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Sam Bennett’s season rolls on and the wins keep coming. Using his fathers winter training bike, pictured above (actual bike not pictured, but at this stage Sam could beat most of us riding the bike in the picture!), Sam took victory in the A race ahead of Maurice O’Brien, Dennis Lynch, Michael Fitzgerald and Michael Hennessy. Martin O’Loughlin did a great job leading…

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Mulhearne takes Waterford TT

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Congratulations to Hugh Mulhearne on a fantastic victory in the hotly contested (48 riders) Comeragh CC / Altitude Sports and Outdoors summer series TT race in Waterford on Tuesday night. Hugh has been out ill quite a bit this year but he was back with a bang on a cold rainy night in Waterford, covering the 10miles+ course in 19:04….

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Ó Ceallacháin’s League Results – Week 4

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The penultimate round of our league saw some very exciting racing with a different winner on the night once again. And things couldn’t be tighter with four riders separated by only 3 points at the top of the overall standings!   Scott Bennett showed that there’s more than one talented cyclist in the family when he took the win by…

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