CYCLING: McLauglin scoops A4 prize as McGlinchey wins Foyle Grand Prix
It was a fantastic day's cycling on Sunday in Killea, Donegal as over 170 riders from all across Ireland participated in Foyle Cycling Club's annual Grand Prix.
Club cyclists from Belfast, Castlebar, Dublin, Emyvale, Westport and every major town in Ulster were represented as Christopher McGlinchey of ChainReaction Cycles took the top honour in the A1 category with Foyle’s own Ronan McLauglin coming in third.
Conor Gallagher of Castlebar C.C. took the top spot in the A3 category while Thomas McLauglin of Foyle continued his fantastic season with top spot in the A4 race. Jane Millar of Bann Wheelers in Coleraine won the women’s race and Benny O’Kane of Square Wheels came first in M50.
‘Weather wise the day was perfect,” said Foyle PRO Ronan Gallagher, “With a 170-strong field competing across all categories, it was a fantastic day’s cycling. The club would like to thank the people of Killea for their support and all drivers for being so accommodating on the roads.”
There’s no let up in the racing season as it continues on Sunday, July 31st when Foyle host a round of the Ulster Time Trial Championship on the Eglinton circuit. Sign on at www.entrycentral.comFoyle Grand Prix Full Results
Race - A1/A2: 1, Christopher McGlinchey (Chain Reaction Cycles); 2, Craig McAuley (Caldwell Cycles); 3, Ronan McLaughlin (Foyle CC); 4, Marcus Christie (Asea Wheelworx); 5, Richard Meaney (Westport Covey Wheelers); 6, Karl Morgan (Phoenix CC); 7, Jason Henry (Unattached); 8, Keith Philipps (North Down CC); 9, Darnell Moore (Caldwell Cycles); 10, Johnny Taylor (Carn Wheelers)
Race - A3: 1, Conor Gallagher (Castlebar CC); 2, Richard Maybin (Madigan CC); 3, Nathan Weir Jnr (Harps CC); 4, Gary Walker (Madigan CC); 5, Gavin Oakes (Phoenix CC); 6, Gavin O’Neill (Foyle CC); 7, Patrick Whithers (Fintona CC); 8, Paul Stenson (East Antrim Cycling Club); 9, James Kelly (St Tiernan’s CC); 10, Daniel Logue (Foyle CC).
Race - A4: 1, Thomas McLaughlin (Foyle CC); 2, Vincent Mort (Ballycastle CC); 3, Daniel Mullan (Roe Valley CC); 4, Stephen Neill (Clogher Valley Wheelers); 5, Ronald McDaid (Saddle-Rock CC); 6, Michael Anderson (North West CC); 7, Robin Wilson (Ards CC); 8, Roger Brown (Roe Valley CC); 9, Richard Hanna (Ards CC); 10, Peter Smith (Unattached).
Race - Women: 1, Jane Millar (Bann Wheelers); 2, Julie Mulligan (Strule Wheelers).
Race - M50: 1, Benny O’Kane (Square Wheelers); 2, Finbarr Dooey (Dunloy Cycling Club); 3, Sammy McFadden (Foyle CC).