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Tom Sheehan Memorial Cycle Race 2003
Carrick-on-Suir - Pictures submitted by Dave Walsh 

Junior Race - Race Report & Results

Ciaran Power wins from Paul Griffin

Brian Kenneally 3rd


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Race Report

Kay Howard, Cycling Ireland, Results Coordinator 03

The Tommy Sheehan Memorial Classic League Race, promoted by Cidona Carrick Wheelers CC and held today was contested over 5 laps of a very tough circuit, not previously used for open racing in Carrick-on-Suir. The total distance of this race was 80 miles.

On the 2nd lap, a 7 man break went clear of the main field and this group of riders rode extremely hard together. At the halfway mark this leading break were almost 3 minutes ahead of the main field.

On the 2nd last lap, the break broke up, with Ciaran Power from the Navigators Club USA, Paul Griffin from the Earl of Desmond CC in Tralee , Brian Kenneally and Timmy Barry, both from the promoting Cidona Carrick Wheelers CC forged ahead. At the start of the final lap, Timmy Barry dropped back and on the final climb of the day, Kenneally (as a result of his exhaustive ride in last week’s World’s B Championships in Switzerland) also dropped off the pace, leaving Griffin and Power to fight out the battle for glory. It was American based professional Ciaran Power who proved the strongest in the sprint and claimed a well deserved victory.


1 Ciaran Power, Navigators CC – USA

2 Paul Griffin, Earl of Desmond CC

3 Brian Kenneally, Cidona Carrick Wheelers CC

4 Timmy Barry, Cidona Carrick Wheelers CC

5 Robert Moore, Stamullen MD RC

6 David Peelo, Usher IRC­

7 Timmy Cassidy, Cycleways LS

8 Joe Fenlon, Cidona Carrick Whlrs.



1 Liam Ryan, St. Finbarr’s CC

2 Paul McMahon, Bray Wheelers CC

3 Eldon Looney, St. Finbarr’s CC

4 John 0’Brien, Ballymore CC

5 Maurice Hartrey, Autoview CC

6 Patrick Maher, Comeragh CC

7 Colm.. Crawley, Leinster

8 Ollie McQuaid, Emerald CC


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