Friday, July 19, 2024

Results: Kilteely GP Race 2024


Kilteely GP Race promoted by Greenmount Cycling Academy, June 16th 2024

A fantastic days racing took place today on a 7.5km circuit at the village of Kilteely Co. Limerick.

There were 2 races promoted by host club Greenmount Cycling Academy.
Conditions were windy and sunny.

First up at 11am was the Conor O’Dea Perpetual Cup for A4, M50 and M60 riders over 6 laps. This race was hard-fought with a few riders brave enough to try solo breakaways including Derek Cullen (Black House Racing), John Hassett (West Clare CC) and Michael Ahern (Tralee Manor West).
In the end those attempts were nullified and a bunch sprint ensued. Bursting from the pack to take his first win of the season was M50 Martin O’Loughlin (Panduit Carrick Wheelers) holding off Brian Horgan (Dan Morrissey) and David Bourke (Limerick CC). O’Loughlin added to his many wins and was presented the Conor O’Dea cup by Conor himself.

Martin O Loughlin Panduit Carrick Wheelers

Conor O’Dea Perpetual Cup A4/M50/M60 6 laps
1 Martin O Loughlin Panduit Carrick Wheelers
2 Brian Horgan Team Dan Morrissey – Primor by Pissei
3 David Bourke Limerick Cycling Club
4 Daniel Hegarty Blarney Cycling Club
5 Andrew O Leary Un-Attached Munster
6 Cathal Russell Black House Racing
U/p M50 Derek Cullen Black House Racing
U/p M60 John O Donnell Un-Attached Munster

Kieran MacMahon Memorial Cup A1/2/3/J/W 12 laps

The second race on the menu was the A1,A2,A3,Junior and Women’s race with the A3, junior and women riders getting a sizeable handicap over the A1 and A2 riders.

The winner would take home the Kieran MacMahon Memorial Cup – in memory of Kieran, a well know cyclist who was taken from us 20 years ago next week.

The much bigger A1/A2 scratch group set about hunting down the A3/J/W bunch and were reducing the gap by approx. 1 min every 7.5km lap.

With 6 laps to go Willem O’Connor (JEGG-DJR Academy) and Rory Condon (O’Leary Stone Kanturk) took flight and quickly established a 2 min lead over the chasing bunch

With 6 laps to go Willem O’Connor (JEGG-DJR Academy) and Rory Condon (O’Leary Stone Kanturk) took flight and quickly established a 2 min lead over the chasing bunch. Back in the scratch group the chase was preceding and the gap was reducing lap by lap. Stefan Caulfield-Dreier (Giant Store Assen) and Paul Kennedy (TEAM SKYLINE-Cadence) were the first to make the junction to the A3 bunch but it was too late with Fiona Mangan (Cynisca Cycling) and Damien Culhane (Newcastle West CC) also jumping away from that bunch just before the finish. Up front O’Connor got away from Condon to win solo and make it a 1-2 for the junior riders.
Kieran’s brother Brian presented the Kieran MacMahon cup to well deserved Willem O’ Connor who is from Cork but races with the Dutch JEGG-DJR Academy cycling team.

Massive thanks to locals in Kilteely village, Kilteely GAA, supporters, marshals, moto drivers, judges and riders for making it a successful days racing.
Big thanks to Roddy, Tomás and Peter our Commissaires, Limerick Red Cross keeping everyone safe and Ed our Chief judge sorting results.

Willem O Connor JEGG-DJR Academy

Kieran MacMahon Memorial Cup A1/2/3/J/W 12 laps
1 Willem O Connor JEGG-DJR Academy
2 Rory Condon O’Leary Stone Kanturk
3 Damien Culhane Newcastle West Cycling Club
4 Fiona Mangan Cynisca Cycling
5 Paul Kennedy TEAM SKYLINE – Cadence
6 Stefan Caulfield-Dreier Giant Store Assen cycling team NWVG
U/p A2 Milo Donaldson Killarney Cycling Club
U/p A3 John Aherne De Ronde Van Cork CC
U/p J James Connolly Blarney Cycling Club

Photos will be posted here later 



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