Ian Clarke claims a podium in Banbridge

Cuchullain had a number of it's members competing in Bandbridge at the weekend in the Noel Teggart race. In the A4 event, which was a hard 92km, including 5 laps of the demanding Scrava Hill, the club had 2 men in the top 5. Ian Clarke took his best result of the season to finish on the podium in 3rd place. Right behind him was fellow Cuchulainn cyclist Gavin McDermot in 4th place.

Round 7 of the club's Mountain bike League was a win for Pierce Doheny, which sees him up to 4th place in the table. League leader Bredndan Foley has a narrow 6 point gap over Kevin McDonald following McDonald's 3rd place in the latest round. The top 6 riders are separated by 50 points & with 50 points available for the win, theoretically there still is a lot of rides in the hunt, however it would be hard to see the win going outside of the current top 3 such has been their consistency over the course of the season.
The Junior Mountain Bike League is a less tight affair with Eoin Carthy having a 62 ponit lead over 2nd place Niall O'Donoghue. Carthy while still chasing that elusive first win of the campaign has been 2nd place in each of the 5 rounds so far.
The Bike Station Cycling League saw group 4 pull of a masterful display of riding to stay away on the extremely challenging Rosewood course. The circuit is definitely a game of 2 halves, one being an extremely fast downhill stretch followed by the long hard pull back to the finish line. Cuchullainn's Jamie O'Hare was the quickest in the sprint for the line, beating out Brendan Dolan of Drogheda Wheelers. Brendan had lead the race for a number of laps when he attacked early on. Mark O'Neill of Armagh Down finished out the podium.
Cian O'Shaughnessy was the winner in race 2, beating John Paul Lennon  and Andrew Flood into 2nd & 3rd respectively.