|Jack Crowley riding for Weldon Suspension again showed his dominance by taking the win by 18 seconds, his time was also fairly up there in the Junior ranks so its good to see Jack has the speed at such a young age, He posted a time of 2.13.Tommy O Sullivan also riding for Weldon took 2nd place again this time round and rounding of the top 3 was Ben Dalton.|
|The ever present top 3 of Jacob, Ben and Luke must have asked to take turns winning events or something. This week it was Nukeproof's Ben Kennedys (pictured below) turn to take the win and he took it in style. Posting the 4th fastest time of the day and earning his first win of the iDMS this year posting a time of 2.04, 2 seconds behind him was Jacob Dickson and 3 seconds behind him was Luke Cornforth. Whose turn will it be next?|
|Taking his 3rd consistent podium of the season was Craig Rea also know as Crag Ra or The heartbreak hero possibly, posting a time of 2.24 ahead of him was Belfast hero Ben Hutchinson with a 2.21 and taking his 3rd win in a row was Stephen McCormack riding OC Tuning with a 2.12. Another clear victory for Stephen.|
|In 3rd spot on the day was member of the Bray Pony club Cain Steele who crossed the line at a very respectable 2.16 mark, ahead of him was PLUSH MTB rider Lindsay Watson who is every race improving but narrowly missing out on the win from Fraser Houston who posted a time of 2.12 this weekend to earn the win.|
|A huge turnout in sports as usual with 36 signing on, in 3rd place this time round was Daire Pearson who posted a time of 2.30, 4 seconds ahead of him and earning 2nd place was Connor Mulcahy who smoked it on his On One hardtail but just 1 second behind eventual winner Ryan Hurson who posted the winning time of 2.23|
|As usual the Masters was comparable to the elite category in terms of competitiveness and tight racing. Taking 3rd place was PLUSH MTB rider Nathan Hogg who I believe was a weapon in his day and is sparking a return to the masters, his return is present anyway smashing onto the podium this weekend. Local Epic DH rider Al Maxwell posted a time of 2.14.9 which was fast enough to earn Al another podium finish this time in 2nd place ahead of team mate and good friend Adam Tynan who posted a time just 0.6 of a second faster, that small margin earned him the win on the day and his first of the season. Well done Adam. Shout out to Michael Cowan who unfortunately crashed in practice and earned himself a nasty break to his femur due to the crash, best of luck with the recovery. I actually visited him that evening in hospital and he was more annoyed that he missed the race than the injury itself which is always good to see.|
|Back on form was the famous Carl ‘’Bananaman’’ Young who took his first podium of the year posting a time of 2.25 which was fast enough to earn Carl 3rd place on the day, crossing the line at the 2.22 mark was Plush MTB rider Joe Ward taking his 3rd podium in a row. Faster than the competition was Chain Reaction Cycles rider Ian McIntrye who managed to take the win with a time of 2.18 with little or no morning practice.|
|A decent turnout from the older legends this weekend with 7 signing on and taking on the dusty wreck of Carrick, taking 3rd place on the day was Lawrence Peile who completed the course in 3.06 which earned him 3rd place on the day, 3 seconds ahead was Ballyhoura MTB rider Joe Bergin with a 3.03. Winner on the day was Eight MTB rider Tom Sheridan who took his 4th consecutive win of the season and with a clear 12 second lead. Well done Tom|
A small turnout this weekend for the women with the absence of Erika McDermot who broke her wrist while practicing the week before in Carrick. Sometimes your better off waiting till race weekend, that said most of the time you're not!
Eiden Clery riding on board her Norco bike stopped the clock at the 2.51 mark which was good enough to steal 3rd place for herself, in 2nd place 5 seconds ahead was Miriam Haskins taking another trophy home to the collection and eventual winner was EPIC DH/Bespoke Cycles rider Silvia Gallagher who posted a time of 2.46 taking a clear 5 second advantage over the competition.
With only 2 seconds separating the top 5 this time round it really does one – how interesting the rest of the season will be and two that the top elites are really pushing hard to earn theses wins and podium finishes.
This time round in 3rd place was Rosco Lines rider and owner Colin Ross who kept her lit the whole way down to stop the clock at the 2.03.9 mark, just ahead of him was OC Tuning/Solid rider Greg Callaghan who posted a 2.03.1 to earn himself 2nd place this weekend. After making his return to the irish dh scene after a break in New Zealand its clear Ewan Doherty isn’t here to mess around taking 1st place this weekend and posting a seriously quick time of 2.02.7.
Another great weekend out racing, the sun was shining and everyone seemed to be smiling at most times and the main complaint was probably the heat so thats always a good sign. The next upcoming event is the big one. The National Championships which is taking place in Clonmel, a new race venue and to be honest I know absolutely nothing about it so I cant say much on it. But what I can say is I cant wait to be in the start gate and hear those beeps again. For now, keep er lit and hopefully enjoy the long summers evenings on the bikes.
Below Eidin Clery wins a Roost DH trip
The Elite podium before that nasty man made the baby cry!
The Youth (U16) podium with Nookie Bikes prizes
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