On Sunday last our riders were in action in Currow for the John Drum Memorial. (Photos by Maura Moriarty)
In the underage category U12 Aona O’Shea had a fine result finishing third over the 13km course. In the Under 14 category Tadhg O’Shea and Tiarnach O’Shea were flying the colours for the club over 4 laps of the 6.5km circuit Tiarnach finished 5th and Tadgh finished 8th he was unfortunate to have dropped his chain during the race. Racing debutante Sean Authers had an absolutely fantastic result finish 5th in his first race which was a hotly contested event over 7 laps of the 6.5km circuit
We had a fine compliment of Seniors and Masters racing. In the M50 we had Gabriel Gallagher and Derry O’Sullivan and Bernard Sweeney the A4 race consisted of a handicap for the Masters of 45 seconds. The racing was frantic form the line Gay was unfortunate to puncture on the second lap and Bernard who was going very well got caught behind a crash, in the gallop for the line Derry O’Sullivan was well placed comfortably in the main field.
In the A3 race we had nearly a full complement of riders Peter Clendennen Edward Casey Jamie O’Shea Mike O’Shea and Brendan O’Sullivan a tough fast event for Mike for a season opener also returning to racing on the day was Brendan who had missed a few weeks on the bike after crashing heavily in Ras Mumhan. The A3 race was aggressive throughout the race the riders had a 40.6km/h average speed over the 77.5km. The Killorglin lads were in the mix all day finishing strongly in the main field.
In the A1/A2 event Micheal O’Shea was our sole representative he had a great race on the day over the 108.5km race finishing 3rd unplaced A2.
Our leisure group were also out in force on Sunday morning Club Spins Club Spins are Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm from Pk’s Supervalu Saturday Morning at 9.30am in town from Cafe K in Library Place new members always welcome ideal for anyone intending to ride the Ring of Kerry to gets tips and advice