Cycling Ulster

Deane Does Sub 20 Minute At Woodgreen

At Woodgreen tonight, Aaron Deane, Total Cycling recorded a PB of 19.56 on a night that attracted a field of 64 riders, and also gave several other riders PB's. Aaron now becomes one of only five Irish riders who have ever achieved a sub 20 minute ten. Apologies from Tommy and Marian who are still without transport. It may be time for them to "get on their bikes".
Full result sheet available on the TT League button on the left.

Report: Martin Lees

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Woodgreen 25th May 2006

Aaron Deane Total Cycling 19.56 (PB)
Simon Thompson Maryland 20.52
Sean Hargan Phoenix 21.03
Ronan McLaughlin Terry Dolan RT 21.12
Paul Bloomer Harps CC 21.17
Jonathan Dempsey East Antrim 21.20
Thomas Martin Clann Eireann 21.24
Ben Morrow East Antrim 21.27
David Mulholland Apollo 21.32
Cathal Hendron Apollo 21.34
Michael Murray Clann Eireann 21.47
Adrian McDermott Total Cycling 21.49
Conor McAllister Ballymena 21.53
Robert Evans South Derry 22.02
David Wright Phoenix 22.03 (PB)
Paul McCreedy Roe Valley 22.03 (PB)
Alastair Steele 22.11
Sammy McFadden Total Cycling 22.13
Adrian Hughes Castlereagh 22.16
Paul Swenearton North Down 22.23
Michael Rowan Ards 22.28
Gary Cranston East Antrim 22.29
Kieran O'Doherty U/A 22.32
Ryan Patton Classic Walls 22.33
Kieran O'Neill Classic Walls 22.37
Simon Stockton Team Madigan 22.37
David Heagney Classic Walls 22.38
Jim Doyle Foyle CC 22.41
Colm Lynne East Tyrone 22.44
Davy Quinn Apollo 22.49
Hugh Evans South Derry Whls 22.52
Jim Donnelly Total Cycling 23.01
Mark Watson Ards 23.01
Peter Cromie Roe Valley CC 23.10
Richard Maxwell Orchard Wheelers 23.12
Cormac McCann Phoenix 23.30
Leo McAllister Ballymena 23.31
Stephen Burgoyne Northern-Dave Kane 23.31
Warren McNeill Clann Eireann 23.37
Pat Gill Four Masters 23.40
Clive Adamson West Down 23.45
Martin McConville Clann Eireann 23.51
John McGlade Apollo 23.54
John McAuley Apollo 23.56
Billy Kirk Ards 23.57
Harry Martin Clann Eireann 24.05
Brendan Duddy Roe Valley 24.17
Trudy Brown Northern-Dave Kane 24.18
Henry Lynn East Tyrone 24.24
Geoffrey Seffens East Tyrone 24.25 (PB)
Gerard McCullough Bann Valley 24.26
Brendan McCartan Phoenix 24.42
Patrick Ludlow Old Bleach 24.44
Ray Young Phoenix 24.47
Adrian Kerr Ballymena R.C.… Read more


Cycling In Sports Council Youth Games!

The annual Sports Council Youth Games, witnessed hundreds of the province’s youth gathered in venues across Belfast to represent their counties or library boards in the finals of their respective sports for the coveted title of Youth games winners! In previous years however one thing was noticeably missing from the feast of sport, there was not a bike in sight! With nearly every single school child owning a bike, and with this event being school based, it must surely be an opportunity to take cycling to the youth of today.… Read more


Connor Comes Close To Rás Stage Win

Ballymena Road Club's Ryan Connor came agonisingly close to winning today’s 5th stage of the FBD Insurance Rás from Kilrush to An Cheathrú Rua. The 22-year-old competing on the Irish National team was part of ten-man group which broke away right at the start of the 110 mile stage. The group built up a commanding lead, at one point they were seven minutes clear, and on the final climb of the day at Seanafeistin Connor jumped clear with Polish pair Bartlomiej Matysiak and Jaroslaw Welniak. Knowing that the chances of outsprinting the two Poles was slim, Connor attacked repeatedly in the final two miles but had to be content with third place.… Read more


Leisure Cycle In Support Of Special Olympics

On Sunday 28th May, Antrim Borough Council are hosting a number of cycle events for cyclists of all abilities. The events are being organised to help raise much needed funds for the Special Olympics, Ireland. There are 20, 50k and 100k routes to choose from so get on your bike and support this venture.
The 20 k event is aimed at families and inexperienced cyclists, while if you belong to a sporting club you might be interested in the 50k run. Experienced riders will opt for the 100k route which travels around from Antrim towards Crumlin, around Feumore, Aghalee, Glenavy, Hannahstown Rd eventually back to Antrim.… Read more


What’s On This Weekend

Emyvale Grand Prix (Change of Venue)
The Club is hosting their annual Grand Prix on Sunday, 28th May, in the village of Tydavnet North Monaghan. The club made a decision to move their race out of Emyvale on the grounds of safety to cyclists and other road users due to the heavy volume of traffic passing trough Emyvale The race will take the route of Tydavnet, Killylough, Clontycasta, Knocknalun, Drumascor, Drumshevra, Mullaghmore, and back trough the village of Tydavnet.The course is a 9-mile circuit with 7 labs of this circuit.… Read more


Rás Hots Up

The FBD Insurance Rás continued today with an epic stage on the Dingle peninsula resulting in a major shake-up on the General Classification sheet. Ireland achieved its first stage victory when Ciaran Power representing Eireann Dan Morrissey crossed the line in Listowel ahead of Lukasz Modzelewski from Poland and David O’Loughlin. There were repeated attacks throughout the 150 kilometre of racing which included seven KOM climbs. Power, who was leading the King of the Mountains competition this morning, gained some points but the polka dot jersey passed to Australian Peter Herzig.… Read more


Foundation Level Coaches Look to the Future

Another Foundation Level Coach Education Course was held at Craigavon on Saturday past, with 12 cyclists making their first step on the Cycling Ireland Coaching Ladder. Throughout the day course participants engaged in group tasks relating to:

-The Role of the Coach
-Coaching Techniques and Principles
-Coaching Styles, Skills and Qualities
-Safe Cycling
-Teamwork in Coaching
-Coaching Communication
-Delivery of the Coaching Session
-code of ethics in sport

The next step, before accreditation, for the participants, is to deliver and document 5 youth cycling coaching sessions for their club.… Read more


Cycling Ulster MTB XC Squad Announced

The Cycling Ulster MTB XC Squad for the second round of the British NPS Series, at Margam Park in Wales 3rd June, was announced tooday. All chosen riders have been showing good form of late and this competition will further their development. The squad is as follows:
U-14. William Boyd. Michael Runciman
U-16. Neil McGimpsey. Sean Downey. Liam McGreevy. Johnny Beers.
Junior. Graham Boyd.
Lady. Jessica Laird.

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Neill Takes Tommy Smyth Road Race.

John Neill Team Madigan, took the Tommy Smyth Road Race from an in form Adam Petrie Armstrong, in Bellaghy, tonight Monday. The race was run over 8 3 mile laps of a hilly circuit that finished in the middle of the village. However it didn't take long for the scratch men to eat into the 5 minute handicap, before a group of 6 broke away to open a gap on the rest of the field. On the sprint for the line Neill took the win from Petrie Armstrong and former winner Johnathan Dempsey.… Read more

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