People/Echo Report 2nd June 2010

Frank O Rourke Memorial Race 2010

181 cyclists turned out for the Frank O’Rourke Memorial Race, sponsored by Ferrybank Motors and  held on the Camross Circuit last Sunday. Run  in ideal conditions, the riders provided a thrilling spectacle to the onlookers as they hurtled around the 20k circuit that included a very fast stretch of the N25 from Carrickbyrne. The numbers competing far exceeded the expectations of the organising committee under Chairman David Maguire and chief steward on the day, Michael O Flaherty who provided races for  A2 , A3 , A4 and underage categories. The Club are very grateful for the assistance of the many club members who acted as race officials and marshals on the day and for the use of Camross Hall which had ample facilities for the visiting cyclists some of whom travelled from as far away as Cork and Kerry to compete in the event.

Best wishes for speedy recovery to Willy Roche and Gianni Ponzi who came down in crashes in the race

Results : A2 Race

1 C. McGrath (Comeragh CC);

2 F. O’Connor (Fermoy CC)_;

3 B. Geraghty (Murphy Surveyors/Apex Builders/Kilcullen CC);
4 D. Travers (Dungarvan C C);
5 J. Gibson (South Dublin RC);
6 S. Kelly (Usher Irish Road Club).

A3 Race

1 P. Buggle (Rocky Mountain);
2 C. O’Shea (Killorglin Credit Union CC);
3 J. Nulty (M. Donnelly/Stamullen RC);
4 J. Murphy (Fermoy CC);
5 D. O’Mahony (Blarney CC);
6 B. Hallissey (Dungarvan CC).

A4 Race

1 A. Doyle (unattached);
2 R. Boden (Sorrento CC);
3 R. Dwyer (Dungarvan CC);
4 O. Wims (Galtee Wheelers CC);
5 P. O’Brien (Galtee Wheelers CC);
6 R. Farrell (Staggs/Lucan CC).

1st lady: E. Walshe (Dungarvan CC).

U 12

1st Adam Thatcher Slaney CC

2nd Reece Young SERC

3rd Becky Heaney SERC

U14

1st Henry Cooke Limerick CC

2nd D O’ Brian Kanturk CC

3rd Daragh Long Orwell Wheelers

U16

1st David McCarthy Fermoy CC

2nd Shaun Rigley Eurobaby

3rd David Fitzsimons Newbridge