The 2015 National Youth Championships was hosted this weekend by Westport Covey Wheelers in conjunction with Cycling Ireland. Individual titles contested in age categories U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, and U16 for boys and U12, U14, and U16 for Girls in Time Trail, Road Race, and Criterium were up for grabs.
The championships form an important part of Ireland’s strong cycling heritage, and the event is designed to identify the best young cyclists within the talent pool. As such it created a pure festival of cycling in and around the town of Westport.
Starting with a ‘Links’ type TT where Cyclists raced 8KM along the Wild Atlantic Way, from Murrisk to Westport, followed by the Aughagower Road Race. The road race circuit was designed as a Miniature Version of a grand tour stage with a serious Hill finish for the U15 & U16 Athletes something new to the format.
The event culminated with the adrenaline filled Westport Criterium which created a natural auditorium for the young rider which regardless of finishing position will motivate to improve their fitness and cycling skills.
Josie Knight was on hand to present the Championship Winners Jerseys to the girls.
Under 12 Girls:
|1||Maia Simmons||North Down CC||U12|
|2||Rachel White||North Down CC||U11|
|3||Aoife O Brien||Lakeside Wheelers CC||U11|
|4||Aoife Dirrane||Galway Bay CC||U11|
|5||Victoria Lupton||Ossory Cycling Club||U11|
|6||Caitlin O’Dwyer||Un-Attached Munster||U12|
|7||Leila O Malley||Westport Covey Wheelers Cycling Club||U11|
|8||Ellen Gorman||Stamullen M Donnelly RC||U12|
|9||Maria McAllister||Island Wheelers||U12|
|10||Grace Gorman||Stamullen M Donnelly RC||U11|
|11||Abaigeal Conway||Westport Covey Wheelers Cycling Club||U11|
|12||Hannah Harkin||Errigal Cycling Club||U11|
Under 13 and Under 14 Girls:
|1||Maeve Gallagher||Castlebar Cycling Club||U14|
|2||Ellie Kelso||East Tyrone Cycling Club||U13|
|3||Alanna Drennan||Midleton CTC||U13|
|4||Eva Brennan||Deenside Wheelers||U13|
|5||Lucy O’Donnell||Limerick Cycling Club||U13|
|6||Tara Russell Kissane||Killarney Cycling Club||U13|
|7||Almha Russell Kissane||Killarney Cycling Club||U13|
|8||Chloe Wall||Navan Road Club||U14|
|9||catherine kelly||Errigal Cycling Club||U13|
|10||Cora Harkin||Errigal Cycling Club||U13|
|11||Saidbh Murphy||Killarney Cycling Club||U13|
|12||Caoimhe O Brien||Lakeside Wheelers CC||U13|
|13||Aoibhe Power||Dungarvan CC||U13|
Under 15 and Under 16 Girls:
|1||Orla Desmond||Galtee Wheelers||U15|
|2||Amanda Gallagher||Caldwell Cycles Omagh||U15|
|3||Shauna McFadden||Errigal Cycling Club||U16|
|4||Katie Armstrong||North Down CC||U15|
|5||Orla Harrison||Westport Covey Wheelers CC||U15|
|6||Naomi Wade||Lakeside Wheelers CC||U16|
Time Trial Results:
Please see Westport Covey Wheelers own website for the National Youth TT results: http://www.westportcc.ie/2015/08/30/national-championship-tt-results/
Congratulations to all who took part, we look forward to watching your progress up through the age categories of women’s cycling…. and one day hope to see you lining up to start Rás na mBan, and the Elite National Championships!