MTB & Cyclo-cross League

A GoTri & Club Rothaiochta collaboration — Supported by Gary Kiely Landscape and Leisure – LLBikes Kilrush

Results :A race – 45 mins plus 1 lap

Gary MacDonald cx bike Burren cc  5 points

Paul Dunne cx bike Liquid Motion 4 points

Bernard Tuomey cx bike Liquid Motion 3 points

Cylde Gaffney cx Bike Club Rothaiochta 2 points

David Dowdall cx bike 1 point

We had planned a 60min plus one lap event but the looks on the faces of the competitors was enough to tell me to shorted the event, its a challenging course, we wanted a challenge. In my head and only having ridden it a few times before the big day I was worried it would be too easy. A big thank you to the encouragement of Brian Nevin and help of all the volunteers to help make the race a success. Gary from LLBIKES brought down a floatilla of Giant Mtbs so all could take part.  A great turn out from Wccc and Clare Crusaders as well

The action:

Gary Mac looked to be in controll for all the race, remaining calm in the opening laps, watching Paul Dunne and others battle it, waiting on Brian to  get over his crash before making his move on the backside steep hill – a heart breaker – moving into the lead before the pinch point and little path taking your through the trees into another steep hill before slaloming down into the tight right hander. Gary showed his skilled and gently put time into his competitors on each lap. Almost using the back markers as his race as he went on to take a great win

Paul Dunne and co made a long trip from Ballina co Mayo to take part and we are great ful he did, he proved a tuff competitor. Dogging out his second place with real panache ahead of friend and training mate Bernard Tuomey, Clyde Gaffney, Brian Nevin, Jack O Shea and all put in great battling performances, getting a great work out and having some winter fun


The B RACE- RESULTS 30mins plus 1 lap

1 Danny MacDonald Burrencc 5points

2 John Ryan Club Rothaiochta 4points

3 David O Neil Ballina 3 points

4 Alan Dunlea Club Rothaiochta 2 points

5 Connor Dunne Ballina 1 point

First Female

Mairead Elliott Club Rothaiocta 5 points

A fantastic race filled with lots of banter and the spectators really shouting behind everyone. Well done to all who took part

Next event on the 7th of November

We want to put on a novice event on the small lap for anyone that wants to try it out, this lap is very friendly. If you are interested in taking part in the novice event, Email me at info@gotri.ie and I will help you to get organised. We plan to put this event first off before the a and b event

yours in Sports


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The Junior event :

A big thank you to Leroy from ride Clare who brought along his group to take part in the juniors trial event. It was a huge success and great to see them all giving 100% and having great fun.

Its a brilliant way for the kids to get cycling and learn valuable handling skills etc

Next event is Nov 7th

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Please note, this is a training event but you are still required to be part of either Cycling Ireland or Triathlon Ireland. If you are interested in joining our club please contact stephan on 0879973313 and get involved.

Train smart Train Happy



MTB & Cyclocross training league report Round 1

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