Cuchulainn youngsters continue to impress
Cuchulainn Cycling Club hosted a day of cyclo cross racing on Sunday and it proved to be a very fruitful day.
Despite the terrible weather, there was a huge turn out and some great racing. The club’s first big success of the day came when Shane Meegan won a hard fought battle to claim the chequered flag in the under 10s race. Shane has made massive strides so far this winter and was truly deserving of his first win.
In the under 10 girls the club took another two podium spots with Alicia Duffy and Nessa Casey-McCrystal in second and third.
The under 12s saw the biggest field of the day and the club won both the boys and girls races. Callum McCaffrey took an early lead, then suffered a mid-race accident, but remounted to fight his way back to the front to take the win ahead of another Cuchulainn rider Oliver O’Shaughnessy.
In the girls races Rhiannon Dolan made it two wins in two weeks and again she had her sister Ffionn for company on the podium in third place. In the same race Grace O’Rourke was desperately unlucky as after riding in third place all day she suffered mechanical issues on the final lap. However in a great show of club spirit herself and Ffionn shared the final step of the podium (pictured above).
The under 14 boys saw a clean sweep of the podium for the club with Cillian O’Shaughnessy winning ahead of Eoin Holmes and his twin brother Conor O’Shaughnessy.
Finally after the kids racing was done and the skies opened the men’s race got underway. Stuart Holding of Cuchulainn took an early lead and looked very strong, before retiring to a puncture. Karl Dolan then took the lead, which he held all the way to the line. With perfect timing as the men crossed the line the pizza delivery arrived and was a welcome sight for the wet and tired cyclists.