Sunday March 20th the covey youths headed for Galway to the seven springs GP, it was a nice dry crisp morning, the club had no riders in the U12 race this weekend, We had 2 riders in the U14 and 4 riders in the U16 races.
U14 Race Report,
The race started 3 Km back from the finish line to make up the distance for the race, at about 4km’s into the race there was an attack made, that saw Keith Mulroy (covey),Sean Barrett(I bike),Darren Foy (covey) and Cillian Jordan (Galwaybaycc) make a brake from the group,the group worked well together to stay away for the remainder of the race, with 200meters to go to the line the speed was up with Sean Barrett and Keith Mulroy going head to head in a fast and furious sprint to the line with Darren Foy and Cillian Jordan hot on there heels in a group finish, with 10m to the line it looked like Keith Mulroy would just about take it but a final kick from Sean would see him just do enough to take the win, Darren Foy crossed the line 3rd and Cillian Jordan took the 4th place.
1st Sean Barrett
2nd Keith Mulroy
3rd Darren Foy
4th Cillian Jordan
U16 Race Report
The race took off fast with riders attacking from the gun, shortly after the start there was a crash that would take down Shane Ryall with 3 other riders, with a replacement wheel fitted Shane fought hard to chase back to the group to join his team mates, on the 2nd lap there was an attack made by Westport man Shane Ryall to get away but he would soon be joined by Aaron Doherty (Westport covey) and Declan Maloney (Ballinacc) with two Westport covey riders in the brake and one Ballinacc rider the race was on, just after they got away Shane put in another attack that would see him get up the road alone and Aaron stay back, Shane gave it his all to open up a nice lead and would cross the line in first place the fight for 2nd & 3rd was now on with 250m to go Aaron was coming flat out for the line and Declan on his wheel this was going to be a fight to the line with 15m to go to the line Declan came around Arron to just pip him at the line to make an exciting finish Shane Higgins would take the bunch sprint to take 4th place,
1st Shane Ryall (Westport covey cc)
2nd Declan Maloney (Ballina cc)
3rd Arron Doherty (Westport covey cc)
4th Shane Higgins (Black Rose cc)
Well done to all that took part