Killylough Cycling Club organised their inaugural Grand Prix on Saturday, March 25th.
2017 with a 10.00am start. A2, A3, A4, Juniors, and Ladies were all catered for on
a challenging course. Headquarters was in the Scotstown Complex and with a 'rolling
start' from there the race began on the Roslea Road out of the village. The circuit
took riders around the roads and back to Scotstown. A2's traversed the circuit 6
times; A3's 5 laps; A4's 4 laps and 4 laps for the Ladies. It was an anxious time
for the organisers as the numbers participating grew and grew but they had done all
the preparation well and had covered all angles. A big band of helpers, some from
neighbouring clubs, were in position to carry out the tacks assigned to them and
all went according to plan. It was a good days racing too as a fast pace and good
tactics were the order of the day and provided spectators with a great example of
Cycle Racing. At the end all returned to the Complex for refreshments while the officials
worked out the results. The prizes were then presented by Alan McQuillan. The Winners
were: A4 - Chris McAlorum, Shelbourne; Feargal McGee, Apollo; Craig Gibson, Carn
Wheelers; Vinny Mort, Dunloy; Mark Blue, Spires; Moss Keane, Lakeside. Ladies - Maeve
McKenna, Clogher Valley; Lorraine Mullarkey, Emyvale; Claire O'Neill, Inspired. A2/A3
- Ethan Downey. Clann Eireann; Andrew Chivers, North Down; Shane Smyth, Moynalty;
Robbie Doherty, Inspired; Chris McCann; Glen Dunwoody, Shelbourne.
Congratulations to the Killylough Cycling Club on a job well done and one that will
be repeated and will attract an even great field next year.