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Suir Valley: O’Loughlin in yellow after Stage 1

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Martin O’Loughlin won todays first stage of the Suir Valley 3 day in fine style with his nearest competitor some 6 seconds back. In addition Rory Wyley ended the day in the red jersey for the first S3/Vet. Congratulations to Martin and the team on a great performance. For full results please visit www.suirvalley3day.com. 7 Photos in the gallery courtesy…

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Congratulations Kevin Shelley

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Photo (c) Liam Ruth, Slaney CC Congratulations to Kevin Shelley on a fantastic win in last weekends Eddie Tobin memorial in Enniscorthy. Kevin won the race in typical Shelley fashion simply using his astonishing horsepower to ride all of his breakaway companions off his wheel with a lap to go and then even more impressively holding them off to the finish. Kevin…

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CARRICK WHEELERS BANDWAGON ROLLS ON

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By Bobby Power     Founded in 1954, Carrick Wheelers have had some great years in the intervening period, but 2008 could well top the lot as the club, now known as Dan Morrissey Carrick Wheelers, continue on their amazing run of victories in all categories. While junior rider Sam Bennett is undoubtedly the star of recent weeks with his wins…

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SAM BENNETT WINS JUNIOR TOUR OF IRELAND

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  By Bobby Power  Sprint, climb, time-trial. To be a winner in the sport of cycling, you need to sprint faster than the rest in the final dash for the line, climb the steep mountains better than the rest, or power along faster than the rest in the individual time-trials. To be a champion cyclist, you need to be able…

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Dan Morrissey clean up at Munster RR champs !

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  Dan Morrissey took the big prize in the Munster road race championships today with Martin O’Loughlin taking gold and John O’Brien taking Bronze. The future of the club would also look to be assured with fine performances in the underage categories: U11 – Michael O’Loughlin (Gold) U12 – Dylan O’Brien (Silver) u15 – John Skeehan (Silver) U16 – Eamonn…

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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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