Bourke Waste Ras Mhaigheo 2013 Results

Bourke Waste Ras Mhaigheo 2013 Results

Thanks to Bourke Waste for sponsoring & supporting this event.

Thanks to all the Marshall’s who assisted during the day, and thanks to all the cyclists for coming and supporting Bourke Waste Ras Mhaigheo.

Javin Nulty sprints to victory - Photo by Oliver Whyte

Javan Nulty sprints to victory – Photo by Oliver Whyte

Race Report

Javan Nulty sprints to victory in Ras Mhaigh Eo.

In stark contrast to the Mickey Palmer TT todays conditions were excellent for road racing in Westport. Hosted by Westport Covey Wheelers over 100 cyclists signed on for the annual Ras Mhaigh Eo held on Paddy’s Weekend.

The 88km route with 3 categorized climbs tested the riders in the handicapped A3/2/1. The A3’s made to the start of the second climb before being caught. The bunch was reduced further on the 3rd climb before the A1’s opened the throttle on the last 15km home. Javan Nulty out-sprinted Joe Christian and Paddy Clarke in the technical finish in Westport.

In the A4 race Sean O’Malley took his 2nd A4 win of the season. A well deserved win having been in a two man break for over 40km. But after it all came back Sean still had the kick to leave the reduced field in the last 20m.

Sean O'Malley takes the A4 race - Photo by Oliver Whyte

Sean O’Malley takes the A4 race – Photo by Oliver Whyte

Overall a fine weekend of racing in Westport.


Ras Og Mayo

The Youth Race was a huge success and seen some fine performances by the young riders.

The U12 race was won by Johnathan Cooke from Limerick C.C, who had a great race.
The U14 race was one of the most hotly contested youth race of the day with a strong field. Into the first 10K a break group included 3 Coveys Ben Walsh, Declan Maloney and Arron Doherty in addition to the stellar performing Laura Cooke worked tirelessly with Conor Gallaghar from Castlebar C.C to put distance into the chase group which include Covey newcomers, Eoghan Mc Laughlin and Jack Walsh. A tight sprint to the finish line for the podium positions saw Conor Gallagher Castlebar C.C secured gold followed by Declan Maloney C.C and Aaron Doherty. Laura Cooke from the Limerck Cycling Club put in a fine solo effort to win the female’s race.

The U16 race housed a races within a race, Sean Flynn and Calum Muldoon set the bench mark with a blistering pace from start to finish, with Calum making an excellent effort to pip Sean on the line, Karl Benson from Castlebar just out sprinted Damien Gannon for third with Kieth Hastings from the Coveys also putting in a fine performance.

A very special word of thanks to the people who came out to marshal the course, the lead cars Mick and Jimmy, and all the back room people with out whom this event could not have happened.


A1-2-3 Results:
1. Javan Nulty (Dunboyne CC)
2. Joe Christian (Bray Wheelers)
3. Patrick Clarke (Castlebar CC)
4. Thomas Fallon (Vacansoleil)
5. Jarlath Hassett (West Clare CC)
6. Liam Frawley (Galway Bay)



First Unplaced Junior:
Kieran Heneghan (Western Lakes)




A4 Results:
1. Sean O’Malley (Western Lakes)
2. Graham McMillen (Eire Og)
3. Padraig Hughes (Western Lakes)



First Lady:
Noreen O’Toole (Wesport Covey Wheelers)



Under 12:
1. Johnathon Cooke (Limerick CC)




Under 14: 
1. Conor Gallagher (Castlebar CC)
2. Delcan Maloney (Westport Covey Wheelers)
3. Aaron Doherty (Westport Covey Wheelers)



Under 14 Girl: 
Laura Cooke (Limerick CC)



Under 16:
1. Ciaran Muldoon (Seven Springs)
2. Sean Flynn (Westport Covey Wheelers)
3. Carl Benson (Castlebar CC)