Connacht Cyclocross Victory for Eamon

The inaugural Connacht Championships were held this Sunday 4th Jan 2015 and it was perfect conditions on a great course in Westport House. The grounds have many natural features suitable to this kind of event and the course was technical in places but made for good racing.

Man on mission - Eamon Staunton leads the race

Man on mission – Eamon Staunton leads the race

The coveys cleaned up in the underage categories with some tight finishes in the respective races. A huge haul of medals were had by the Covey underage (Listed below in results) so well done to all involved there. The big win of the day went to our very own Covey, Eamon Staunton who took it all in his stride despite puncturing during the race and recovering to take the win comfortably from Paddy Clarke.

Westport Covey Wheelers would like to thank Westport House for all of their assistance and the use of their grounds to host the race. The club would also like to thank all of those who helped in preparation of the course, timing, compiling of results, marshalling, and the presentation venue Tommy Bourke’s bar who had a great spread of food laid out and all those who help in the cleanup of the course afterwards.

Plenty of photos etc. on the Connacht Cyclo Cross facebook link HERE

Results of Connacht Cyclo Cross Championships Westport

Under 10
1st Niall Mc Laughlin Westport Covey
2nd Finbar Mc Laughlin Westport Covey
3rd Eoin Collins Cunga

Under 10 Girls
1st Abby Conway Westport Covey
2nd Aoibha Dunne Ballina
3rd Kelsey Mulroy Westport Covey

Under 12 Boys
1st Dylan Watters MBW Moycullen
2nd Keith Mulroy Westport Covey
3rd Shane O Malley Westport Covey

Dylan Watters (U12 MBW Moycullen) turns on the style at tricky the ridge section.

Dylan Watters (U12 MBW Moycullen) turns on the style at tricky the ridge section.

Under 12 Girls
1st Caoimhe Connor Bottechia

Under 14 Boys
1st Aaron Doherty Westport Covey
2nd Shane Higgins Blackrose
3rd Ronan Reilly Castlebar

Under 14 Girls
1st Orla Harrison Westport Covey

Under 16 Boys
1st Declan Maloney U/N Westport
2nd Eoghan Mc Laughlin Westport Covey
3rd Matthew Waters MBW Moycullen

U16 Girls
1st Riona O Connor Bottechia

1st Peter Kilgannon Ballina
2nd Sean Maguire Westport Covey

Senior B section
1st David Dowdall West Coast Wheelers
2nd David Walsh Ballina
3rd Niall Grennan West Coast Wheelers

1st Noreen O Toole Westport Covey

Senior A Championship
1st Eamon Staunton Westport Covey 47.30
2nd Paddy Clarke Liquid worx Ballina 48.06
3rd Sean O Malley Western Lakes CC 48.17

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