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County Monaghan Cycling Championships 2017

Emyvale Cycling Club hosted the Universal Graphics sponsored County Cycling Championships for 2017 at the 9km Glaslough/Billis circuit on Friday, July 21st. It was a dry evening and the expected rain showers stayed away as the rider negotiated the 6 laps.  The numbers participating were disappointing but those who did provided us with a fast and furious race, testing even the best. In the end Patrick J McKenna opened up a big lead and held on to the finish to be a worthy winner. In second place Dave O'Reilly was a challenge for Patrick but as the race progressed Dave slipped back losing seconds to the leader on each of the remaining three laps. Declan McKenna made a determined effort and was heading for a third place when Patrick Mulroe jumped out on the last lap and took 3rd leaving Declan in 4th with Stevie McCann close behind in 5th. Lorraine Mullarkey was the winner of the Ladies prise and two juveniles were awarded prizes for their efforts - they were Caolain McKenna and Ben O'Reilly. Prizes were presented by Fergus Murray, Universal Graphics.  On behalf of the Club Tommy McCague thanked all who had participated, all who had acted as marshalls, all who were lead vehicles, the ladies committee, the Civil Defence and the Gardai, and Fergus Murray of Universal Graphics. The ladies committee then served up a welcome tea/coffee and eats.