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Sprinters League : Round 4 (Result)

2018 SPRINTERS LEAGUE

Next  Round 5 – Saturday  30th June  2pm

Report Round 4
26 riders took to the line last week for what was a Keirin Fest. With three of the four provinces represented and riders ranging in age from 14 to 70 (something) we had an exciting days racing. Two rider’s lead clean sweep’s of their respective categories with Maria McAllister winning all three of her races. Not to be outdone young Eamonn Hartley from Waterford won all three of his races with Paul O’ Connell and Paul Atkinson both pushing him hard. All those years racing on Goff’s track in Waterford showed as Eamonn used a variety of tactics. In the Men’s Elite Tony Mairs won two heats with Harvey Barnes winning the final heat. Tony continues to lead overall. David O Sullivan was so dominant in the B group that he was promoted to the A group for the final. He looks a real prospect given how he took the race to Tony and Co. in heat 3. In the women’s category Autumn Collins was denied a clean sweep when Lyndsey Bryce gambled and went early to romp home in their final heat with Autumn coming home ahead of the evergreen Susie Mitchell for second place. Odhran Doogan showed a good turn of speed when beating some established track sprinters to win heat 1 of his group. It was good to see Colm Sevastopulo back in action and winning. Ashling Conlan showed significant improvement as she closed the gap to the top riders in her category. Could she yet be an Olympian in both the Kayak and on the track? It was great to see the youngest riders try a variety of tactics in their races, and even more encouraging was how easily they adapted to the Derny. Some real prospects in here. Final event was the Handicap and Eimear McMullen lead a ladies 1,2,3 as she lead home Susie Mitchell and Olivia Cannon. (All those long spins with her grandmother Lily paying off for Olivia. Maybe we could get Lily to race next!) And the Sun Shone all day! This is starting to read like a work of fiction. Exciting racing, the sun shone, riders enjoying themselves. Who knew track racing could be so exciting. Thanks to Mark Kiely for driving the Derny and to William, Hugh & Arthur’s Dad for helping out. Results are attached. Finally best of luck to all those sprinters competing in France and Germany in the coming weeks.

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Round 3 of the Sprinter’s League took place ton Saturday May 19th.  Focus this week was on Team Sprint  followed by two rounds of Keirin for all.  We were also  happy to welcome  top sprinter Jamie Alexander  over from Scotland. Fantastic turn out at the Spinter”s league today. Current National Champions in Elite, M50 amd M60 along with 35 times National Champion Eddie Dunne

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