Racing

31May

Michael Toland Phoenix CC wins A4 race at Dunloy GP Open 31st May.

Congratulations to Michael Toland Phoenix CC on winning todays A4 race.

The full field of riders in the A4 race had to complete two laps of the course. Any attemots to break away were soon thwarted as the riders reached the Millbrae climb where it was tongues out and hang on for dear life. The climb itself may not have been the hardest in the world but the riders turned into it from a fast flowing straight stretch of road and it just ramped up, eased off and ramped up again leaving no respite for tired legs.

A bunch sprint was on the cards and this was taken by Michael Tolan of Phoenix CC followed by Jeff Baines of Castlereagh CC and home rider James Dempsey. The final positions were taken by Owen Henry (Newry Wheelers), Neil Brown (North Down CC), Conor Bradley (Dunloy CC), Mark McCann (Harps CC) and Barry Grimes of Clann Eireann.

  1. Michael Toland (Phoenix CC)
  2. Jeff Baines (Castlereagh CC)
  3. James Dempsey (Dunloy CC)
  4. Owen Henry (Newry Wheelers)
  5. Neil Brown (North Down CC)
  6. Conor Bradley (Dunloy CC)
  7. Mark McCann (Harps CC)
  8. Barry Grimes (Clann Eireann CC)
31May

Chris Mc Keown DCC wins A3 race at GP Race 31st May.

Congratulations to Chris Mc Keown DCC on winning our very own GP Open Race today.

First off were the  A3’s who were to complete three laps of the eighteen mile circuit. The course took the riders from  Dunloy to Finvoy, Killagan, Dunloy with the tough climb of Millbrae on each lap and it was this climb that was to be the doing or undoing of many riders in all of the three races promoted by the club.

By the time the race reached the climb on the first lap a group of riders had broken free of the peloton and this proved to be a dangerous break as it included some strong young riders. Among these were juniors Cathal Clarke (Newry Wheelers), Aaron Swan (NRPT), Marc Heaney (Carn Wheelers) as well as local man Chris McKeown of Dunloy.

This group along with Keith Philips (North Down) managed to stay away but hardriding saw Gerard McNally join them. At the line it came down to a sprint which was taken by McKeown to the delight of the home crowd. Heaney was next followed by Clarke, Swan, Philips and McNally. The remining two places for points came down to a bunch sprint which was taken by Stephen Geary of Phoenix CC with Damien Lagan of Inishowen Wheelers taking eighth spot.

Full Results.

  1. Chris McKeown (Dunloy CC)
  2. Marc Heaney (Carn Wheelers)
  3. Cathal Clarke (Newry Wheelers)
  4. Aaron Swan (NRPT)
  5. Keith Philips (North Down)
  6. Gerard McNally (Bann Valley RC)
  7. Stephen Geary (Phoenix CC)
  8. Damien Lagan (Inishowen Wheelers)

 

 

22May

Chris Church wins Glenbuck Road Race 21st May.

Congratulations to DCC member Chris Church on winning tonights race.

Once again we had a great turnout with 39 riders taking part.

We would like to thank all those who took part and to the organisers and marshals for keeping us all safe.

This was a new circuit to us so please excuse us for any teething problems that might have occurred.

Results – Top 10

1. Chris Church DCC

2. James Dempsey DCC

3. Dessie Dillon DCC

4. Adrian Mc Gregor

5. Adrian Mc Camphill DCC

6. Richard Reid Ballymena RC

7. Gareth Peden Causeway CC

8. Brendan Flanagan Biestys BCC

9. Gary Reid Ballymena RC

10. Brendan Mc Allister Glens CC

19May

Glenbuck Road Race thursday 21st May.

Glenbuck Road race starting from Gaa Pitch car park.

The race will finish at the Bridge Bar car park, taking in 3 laps of the Glenbuck Road climb. (21.5 miles)

Open to other clubs, race license essential.

Sign on from 6.45pm

Starts 7.30pm sharp

Glenbuck Race route

Click on mile markers when viewing map to see direction of route.

Marshals Group B

Neil Higgins

Simon Corrigan

Vincent Drain

8May

Jonny Dooey DCC wins Inter Club Road Race 7th may

Congratulations to Jonny Dooey on winning tonights race.

Well done to Aaron Swann NRPT who finished 2nd , Steven Mc Allister BCC 3rd and Chris Mc Keown DCC in 4th.

Thanks to all 48 riders who took part in what turned out to be a very tough circuit.

Thanks also to organisers and marshals for doing another great job.

Thanks to Gordon and Alicja for helping us out with results and photos.

Copy of Event 3_Dunloy RR

30Apr

Ryan Wallace BCC wins Anticur Road Race 30th April

Congratulations to Ryan Wallace from Ballymoney CC on winning tonights race.

Ryan pipped Nigel Bradley NWCC  at the finish line.

We would like to thank all 48 riders who took part and made this such a great event.

Thanks again to organisers and marshals for a well run event.

We would like to wish those riders who came off near the finish a speedy recovery and hope to see them back again

in the future.

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28Apr

Dunloy CC will be promoting three open races on Sunday 31st May 2015.

Dunloy CC will be promoting three open races on Sunday 31st May 2015.

 
This is an exciting development for the club and we hope to provide a great days racing for all the competitors and an exciting spectacle for all the spectators.

 

The first race of the day will be the A3/junior race which will be over three laps of a tough course covering 54 miles in total. This race is sponsored by Pappy’s bakery, Dunloy

Next off will be the CDE Global sponsored A4 race which will 36 miles after 2 laps of the course.

 

Finally there will be a Masters/Womans race again with a distance of 36 miles.

 

See below a link to the course

https://connect.garmin.com/course/9355630#

Sign-on from 11 30am to 12 30pm at Dunloy GAA clubrooms, Bridge road, Dunloy.

First race off at 1pm from the start point on Dunloy Main Street will be the A3s followed shortly by the A4s and then the Masters/ Womans race

Each race will have a limit of 80 riders

Entry fee will be £12 and will be via entry central for the A3 and A4 race. Masters/womans race will be sign-on on race day

 

There will be no refunds after 25th May.

 

Showers will be available in the clubrooms afterwards.

Tea and refreshments will also be available before prize giving in the GAA clubrooms

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