Firstly we would like to congratulate and commend Michéal O’Shea on efforts in the An Post Ras in which he was a member of the Nenagh team Michéal was unfortunate to have suffered two heavy crashes in the opening stages of the race and endured mechanical difficulty on the Sneem to Clonakilty Stage it is great progression for this rider to come from A4 up through the ranks to A1 in such a short time frame. He received great support from his Nenagh team clubmen family and the greater cycling community in Kerry and the locals who turned out in Milltown and Killorglin to greet the riders as they passed through well done and we wish him the very best for the rest of the season. Thanks to George Doyle for the following photo.
On the racing side of things Brendan O’Sullivan travelled to Carlow on Saturday for Ras Ceatharlach he had a good race over the 96kms but was unfortunate to get boxed in the the bunch gallop finishing inside the first 15 riders out of a 60 strong field.
Clonmel 3 Stage 1 Day
On Sunday Flor O’Mahony Edward Casey and Brendan O’Sullivan took part in the Clonmel 3 Stage one day race a timed event consisting of a 1.1km Hill TT in the morning a 50km rolling road race and a 26km mountain race which finished on a tough final 8km climb to the finish all 3 Killorglin riders rode well and progressed through the General Classification after each stage. Edward and Brendan were used this condensed stage event as preparation the Ras Dhun na nGall which takes place on Friday Saturday and Sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend.
The following photos are by Clonmelonline