Some great photos taken on Seskin Hill can be seen on Boards.ie, including one of Alex Williams with the pain etched on his face.
Monthly Archives: May 2010
SERC would like to wish good luck to all those involved in Team Wexford’s entry in the Ras next week. After months of training, fund-raising and planning, the time has finally come to put it all into action. Have a safe and enjoyable 8 days, and hopefully there’ll be a few more “Men of the Ras” by next weekend.
A special mention to SERC club President and Secretary, Derek Webb, who is the manager of Team Wexford, the first Wexford county team to enter the Ras since the 1960’s. Best of luck Derek and we’ll see you in Gorey next Friday for the stage finish.
For more information on Team Wexford, visit the Wexford Cycling website.
The Ras stage finish is coming on Friday 28th of May approx 1.30 pm. Anybody available to help in stewarding the race to contact Matt Heany on 087 6482787, if they can do so asap would be great so we can sort numbers and allocate junctions etc. All stewards to be at Frnches pub on the main street in Gorey at 12pm sharp.
The format of the 2010 Sprint Design Summer League is as follows:
Wednesday 2nd of June 2010.. 7pm The Monument Gorey, 2 laps of Craanford.
Wednesday 9th of June 2010.. 7pm Toss Byrnes, 2 laps of old N11.
Wednesday 16th of June 2010 7.15pm Old Rugby club road Arklow, 1hr Criterium.
Wednesday 23rd of June 2010..7pm The Monument Gorey, 2 laps of Craanford.
Wednesday 30th of June 2010.. 7pm Toss Byrnes, 2 laps of old N11.
Wednesday 7th of July 2010 7.15pm Old Rugby club road Arklow, 1hr Criterium.
Points given to the first 5 places
Points from 5 races count.
Contact Derek Webb 087 0617615
The first week of our underage leage was a great success with over 25 young cyclists attending from all different clubs all over Co. Wicklow and Co. Wexford.
We are now into our second week and hope that there will be as good a turnout as last week. But don’t feel put off, there is still loads of time to catch up on points and the excersise will do you the world of good. All are welcome, you can make new friends and have a lot of fun with all these cyclists.
You can contact Matt on 087 648 2787/Mick 087 986 6992 for further details.
The South East Road Club underage squad is a having fantastic run of success at the moment. In the Leinster League, which was held in Palmerstown, Dublin, two out of three possible victories went to South East Road club members. Reece Young took the honours in the under 12 race with Becky Heaney taking a fine third place. Reece was a very convincing winner of his race but his younger brother Elliot who was competing in his first open race finished in fourth place.
On Sunday last in the Noel Hammond Memorial races in Roundwood again the club won two of the three under age races with other members of the squad taking some excellent places. Reece Young won the under 12 race in a sprint finish on a very hilly course with Becky Heaney taking fourth and the ever–improving Keith Furling taking fifth place. Niall Heffernan, who is having an excellent season in track cycling, won the under fourteen race while Stephen Bracken who has been faring excellently in recent races was in fifth place in a very strong field in the under sixteen race for the Arrigan Cup.
In the A4 race there a welcome return to cycling by Cathal Redmond who took a break from cycling due to college exams. Cathal was one of the star performers for the South East Road club in its early days and has won many prestigious open races. Anthony Mills and Tony Breen competed in the A3 race. Anthony finished in fifteenth place in the main bunch, which was much reduced due to a very tough and hilly course while Tony Breen proved himself to be one of the top junior cyclists in the country, by finishing not too far off the leaders in the next bunch.
The club was also involved with the fund raising race for the Wexford RAS team, which was held in Inch recently. The South East Road club was well represented with Stephen Furlong taking a fine sixth place in a bunch sprint from over fifty riders. This was also the event where Casey Doyle and Johnny Halford both made their debuts in open races. They showed that they were more capable of competing comfortably at this level of racing.
A very large contingent from the touring and racing sections of the South East Road Club participated in the Slaney CC organised 100 and 140 kilometre Mount Leinster challenge. This is an extremely tough event incorporating a climb of the formidable Corrbutt Gap and two climbs of Mount Leinster for participants in the longer event. Representing the club were Michael Mullett, Michael Shields, Ciaran Furlong, Matt Heaney, John Canavan and Micheal O’Neill from Rathdrum.
The Monday night under age league has been very successful with twenty-five under age cyclists turning up for races for all ages. This is a great opportunity for beginners to see if they would be interested in taking up the sport. The races are of short distances and are held on the Rugby Club Road, Arklow every Monday night at 7.00 pm.
The South East Road Club would like to wish Murt Doyle from Ballycanew, Gorey, Alex Williams from, Riverchapel, Gorey every success in the FBD Milk Ras next week. They are part of the Wexford team, which is being managed by their fellow Gorey man and South East Road Club member, Derek Webb who has been responsible for bringing the RAS stage to Gorey for the first time since 1992.
1. BARRY GRIFFIN – COMERAGH CC
2. SHANE O’DONOGHUE – COMERAGH CC
3. SHAUN GILBRIDE – SWORDS
4. DECLAN QUIGLEY – ORWELL WHEELERS
5. GIANN PONZI – WEXFORD WHEELERS