Grimes Horses Home at the Curragh


Very fitting that McNally Swords take two wins at the Curragh on their Club’s 30th Anniversey yesterday. Race 1 saw massive splits after an initial break containing Jason Kelly, Jason Ludgate, Barry Swan, Patrick Deegan, Billy Bourke, Jonathan Grimes and Tony O’Malley. This group were shortly joined by 10 plus escapees lead by Joe Christan, Neil Delahaye, Dylan Rafter and Mark Keiran. On the last lap Jonathan Grimes (SwordsCC) made his move last time up Boston hill holding off the leading group by 10 secs, with Neil Delahaye of Team Asea in 2nd and Mark Kiernan of Kilcullen in 3rd.

Race 2 was won in Similar style with David Holland of Cuchulainn CC  holding off the bunch to take victory followed by Joseph Coleman of Velo Club Dynamic in 2nd, and Rodney Joyce of St Tiernans CC taking the bunch gallop.

Gerard Murphy of Clontarff CC took the victory in Race 3 with Eoin Delaney (LCRC) in 2nd and Graham Synnott (Donadea Wheelers) taking 3rd spot.

Race 4 saw the spoils going to SwordsCC man Jim Morahan who was first passed the post, with Des Howe Newbridge CC in 2nd and  Derek McCullagh IVCA in 3rd.

Thanks to all the Marshalls and to Brendan Culleton for his fantastic photos.

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Race 1
Jonathan Grimes 623 McNally Swords CC F 12
Neil Delahaye 732 Team Asea G 11
Mark Kiernan 729 Kilcullen CC G 10
Joe Christian 720 Gorey CC G 9
Paul McKenna 740 Kilcullen Murphy Surveyors G 8
Dylan Rafter 713 IVCA G 7
Fearghal Regan 715 Elysium Cyclo G 6
Patrick Deegan 736 IVCA G 5
Brian Byrne 605 IVCA F 4
Billy Bourke 707 Sorrento CC G 3


Race 2
David Holland 514 Cuchulainn CC E 12
Joseph Coleman 529 Velo Club Dynamic E 11
Rodney Joyce 447 St Tiernans CC D 10
Daniel Conroy 413 Bray Wheelers D 9
Damien Nelson 560 Irish Road Club E 8
David McDonald 515 Bikeworx (Celbridge) E 7
Seán Lally 451 Smart Lamp D 6
Andy Brady 408 Virginia Triathlon C C D 5
Stephen Fennell 551 Dublin Wheelers E 4
Jason O’Toole 524 McNally Swords CC E 3


Race 3
Gerard Murphy 317 Clontarf CC C 12
Eoin Delaney 315 LCRC C 11
Graham Synnott 319 Donadea Wheelers C 10
Gerry Jameson 318 Blanch Wheelers CC C 9
Ned Costello 215 Sundrive Track B 8
Liam Hogan 326 Tour De Force C 7
John Lawless 323 Velo Club Dynamic C 6
Seán Darragh 221 Donadea Wheelers B 5
Brian McNamara 304 Orwell Wheelers C 4
Declan Weldon 311 Clonard Road Club C 3


Race 4
Jim Morahan 106 McNally Swords CC A 12
Des Howe 102 Newbridge CC A 11
Derek McCullagh 117 IVCA A 10
Oliver Bright 111 Lakeside Wheelers A 9
Eddie Dunne 118 IVCA A 8
Kevin Simms 108 IVCA A 7

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