Lacey Cup 2019 Report

It was take 2 for the Lacey Cup today in Tralee, with a different route to Castleisland, Knocknagoshel to the finish at the top of Lyrecrompane.

In the main event of the A1/A2/A3 we had Barry Fitzgerald, Bernard Sweeney, Mike O Shea and Brendan O Sullivan. Unfortunately, the A3’s were caught in Castleisland by the A1/A2 group, which made their day a whole lot harder. However, all our men put in performances to be proud of and something they can take great encouragement from for the upcoming A3 races. Speedy recoveries to both Bernard and Barry who came down in a crash towards the end.

Photo – Manor West BC

Well done also to Tadgh O Shea, who rides in the colours of Killarney Cycling Club, and put in a massive performance in his first adult race. Congratulations to Conor Kissane from our neighbours in Killarney on an excellent race win.

In the A4 race, our sole rider was Jason Costello. Two riders got away up the Castleisland bypass and were never seen again for the day. Jason managed to get into the next 12 man break, that worked very hard to stay away from the rest of the field and took the bunch sprint for a fantastic 3rd place finish.

Photo – Tralee Manor West BC

Photo – Tralee Manor West BC

Photo – Chris Smailes

A1-A2-A3 Race
Conor Kissane Killarney CC
Matthew Sparrow Dan Morrissey Pactimo
Paul Kennedy Newcastlewest CC
Tom Moriarty O’Leary Stone Kanturk CC
Cathal Purcell Panduit Carrick Wheelers
Richard Meaney Covey Wheelers Westport
Arminas Meskauskus Panduit Carrick Wheelers
John Brosnan Killarney CC
Cian Smailes Tralee Manor West BC
John Aherne De Ronde Van Cork

A4 Race
Dan Murphy Sliabh Luachra CC
Richie O’Sullivan Chain Gang CC
Jason Costello Killorglin CC
Paudie O’Sullivan Tralee Manor West BC
Sean Flahive McNally Swords CC
Patrick Gallagher Blarney CC
Joe Roche Tralee Manor West BC
Declan Shine Blarney CC

Leading Woman
Lisa Stapelbroek Kenmare CC