Youth Success in Kanturk
Westport Covey Wheeler Youth Success in Kanturk 2 Day May Bank Holiday Weekend
Westport Covey wheelers were well represented at Kanturk Youth 2 Day last weekend.
In the U12 category, we had Shane O’Malley, Keith Mulroy and Orla Harrison. All three being new to competition this year had fantastic races finishing well up the field and with Shane O’ Malley taking all three wins in the U11 Category and the 1st unplaced in G.C.
In the U14 category we had Emer Harrison, Declan Maloney, Aaron Doherty and Yannick Sheerer. Again there were sterling performances from all four. Declan and Aaron started out how they meant to continue, both in the leading group in Stage 1, Aaron finishing up 2nd and unfortunately, due to Declan suffering a technical, a few minutes were lost. Not giving up he fought back with superior strength and had chased the leading group to within 10 seconds before reaching the finishing line. Declan went onto take 3rd in the Time Trial and 5th in Stage 3 with a final placing of 5th in G.C. Aaron took 1st in both Stage 2 and 3, with a 8km TT which most of the U16’s and Seniors could not beat. Aaron also took yellow Jersey and 1st place overall in G.C.
Both Yannick and Emer had outstanding performances for their second big competition finishing well up the field and both having PB’s in the Time Trial.
In U16 we had Ben Walsh. Ben was against some tough competitors this weekend and put in a strong performance finishing in the bunch in both road races and in 7th position overall in U15 in GC.
A great result for the Westport Covey Youths.
(missing from the photos Declan Maloney)