Mulroy takes U12 Galway Crit

Congratulations to Westport Covey Youth Racer Keith Mulroy on taking 1st place in last weekends Galway Criterium.

Keith looking happy taking the 1st place

Keith looking happy taking the 1st place

This is his race report:

It was a super evening, there was a festival going on and there was a great buzz, there was loud music and a big BBQ and everyone was having fun, Sean Kelly was there to watch also to add to the pressure ! ! I lined up and had a quick chat to the guy with the mic when he came over to ask me about the race and my plans for it was, I did not say a lot (not like me 😉 ) we took off, the first lap was neutralized, we stuck together for the first lap and I sat in for it to see how the others were, we came around to the start line and then the race started, I went to the front from the gun, I gave it a bit of throttle to see what response I’d get, I felt good and I just gave it a bit of a dig coming out of the bends to keep the pace up, there was a great buzz with the crowd around the course cheering us on,when we came around to start the last lap the bell rang so I knew it was time to turn up the heat at the same time I had to be careful not to do too much damage as there was a race on tomorrow in Westport and I wanted to do well there also so I just had to do enough, I had done the work up to now and I did not want to lose out now so with 250m to go I turned on the gas and I was not stopping till the line, all turned out well in the end and I got what I came for, my two club mates Shane and Orla put in a good effort also so it was a great eve for the Coveys, well done to Galway Bay CC for putting on a great race, thanks to Tony, Anthony, Brendan and to Noel (my dad) for the support when we are training.

Keith continued his winning streak the next day:

On Sunday Lecanvey community group ran an U12,U14 and U16 youth races, I won the U12 race there also so it was a good weekend of racing for me.


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