National League Round 7: Eddie Tobin Memorial, Wexford

Michelle O'Halloran winning the 2015 Eddie Tobin Memorial. Pic: Sean Rowe
Michelle O’Halloran winning Eddie Tobin Memorial 2015. Pic: Sean Rowe

In recent years Slaney CC’s Eddie Tobin Memorial has become a familiar event on our National League itinerary, and it previously featured on the Women’s Classic League program, which is some reflection of the popularity of the race with riders.

This 12th edition of the Eddie Tobin Memorial race is Round 7, the penultimate bout, of the Joe Daly Cycles sponsored Women’s National League, and it takes place on Sunday 3rd July in Bunclody, Co. Wexford.

She who dares, wins…

Looking back on results from the last few editions it seems that victory in the Eddie Tobin race is most likely to be taken by a solo attack, and generally in a fairly emphatic fashion.

Last year Michelle O’Halloran (Lakeside Wheelers) crossed the line a full three minutes ahead of the next rider home, and in 2014 Anne Dalton (DID) had a smaller gap but a no less comprehensive win.

The Eddie Tobin Memorial race is run on good quality rolling roads. The circuit includes some fast sweeping descents, and it’s one significant climb is that up to the Start/Finish line.

This is the same circuit which Slaney CC have used for their Eddie Tobin Memorial race for the last 3 years.

Eddie Tobin Memorial Race, promoted by Slaney CC
Eddie Tobin Memorial Race, promoted by Slaney CC

Essential Details

Date: Sunday 3rd July

Race HQ: Bunclody AFC, Barker’s Road, Bunclody.

Please note that Race HQ/ sign on is 6km approximately from the Start / Finish line.

Sign on time: 9:15 am – 10:30 am

Start time: All riders will roll out from Race HQ at 10:50am, and there will be a neutralised ride to the Start line. The first race will then start there at 11 am, and the women’s NL race will be the 4th race to start.

Race distance:  80 km… 3 laps of the 25 km circuit (plus roll-out).

Route: race circuit…

Entry fee: €15

Prize-giving, refreshments, showers: At Race HQ, Bunclody AFC. Prizes for first 6 riders across the line.

For further details, updates etc., check out Slaney CC website and FB page

To see the standings on Joe Daly Cycles Women’s National League table in advance of Sunday’s penultimate round, see here….