CYCLING | Fruitful day for Cuchulainn’s off roaders in Limerick

O’Shaughnessy and McDonal pick up silver medals

Cuchulainn Cycling Club’s Ray O’Shaughnessy

Ballyhoua in Co Limerick played host to the Irish Marathon Champions on Sunday last, September 24th.

The main event featured 65km of tough mountain road and track, which took well over three hours for the leaders to complete.

However, it proved to be a fruitful day for Cuchulainn Cycling Club’s off road cyclists with the club picking up two medals.

In the senior event, Ravensdale’s Ray O’Shaughnessy claimed the silver behind Gareth McKee of Banbridge.

McKee has picked up a number of big wins this year both home and abroad, and hopes to qualify for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

The race was really a two-horse affair with third placed Chris Mollaghan from Dublin finishing well over 20 minutes behind the leading pair.

In the Masters 50 race, Cuchulainn’s Aidan McDonal came agonisingly close to the win, finishing just 30 seconds behind Michael Jordan.

In the same event, Johnny McCabe — also of Cuchulainn — was close to the medals, finishing in fifth position. His brother Declan was unlucky to suffer a mechanical that ended his race.

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