All still to play for in Western Lakes/Covey League

Following Round 10 Sean O’Malley looks likely to take 1st prize in this year’s league. Last Thursdays 15k TT from Ballinrobe to Kilmaine and back saw 31 riders take to the line in far from ideal conditions with crosswinds out and back. The Coveys outperformed the home side on the night occupying six of the top ten spots overall, with a mere second separating Con Dotherty and Ollie Whyte. For Western Lakes Mark Kelly, Sean O’Malley, Michael Gilvarry and Kevin Ryan all made it into the points. This was also the case for the top 10 most improved since the TT in March with Colin Kelly making the biggest improvement overall followed Andrea Heneghan in second, with bonus points being awarded to the top ten most improved. From the home side Adrian Flannery, Shane Gilligan and Martin Joyce also earned themselves bonus points.

In the overall league the remainder of top spots are still up for grabs following Round 10. Both sides now have an equal number of riders in the top ten. Martin Joyce’s season tactics of ‘wheel sucking’ seems to have paid off as he currently lies in 7th place overall! However, with very little separating those in the top portion of the table this could all well change after next Thursdays hill climb.

In the team points the Coveys are still in the lead on 2635 points with Western Lakes on 2494 points. An exceptional performance and turnout will be needed by Western Lakes in the final round at the halfway venue of Lally’s Mountain on September 20th to win the team prize.

Final Round

The final round of the league takes in Tourmakeady on Thursday September 20th with a 5k Hill climb of Lally’s Mountain. Sign on at O’Toole’s Pub from 6:00pm first rider off at 7:00pm sharp.

Results Round 10 – 15k TT

  1. 1.      Con Doherty                21.28
  2. 2.      Oliver Whyte               21.29
  3. 3.      Mark Kelly                   21.38
  4. 4.      Sean O Malley            21.46
  5. 5.      Michael Gilvarry          22.00
  6. 6.      Gerard Corcoran          22.06
  7. 7.      Kevin Ryan                  22.13
  8. 8.      Noel Brady                  22.26
  9. 9.      Keith O'Connell           22.29
  10. 10.  Padraig Conway          22.30


Top 10 Most improved since March TT

  1. 1.      Colin Kelly                   2:13
  2. 2.      Andrea Heneghan       2:03
  3. 3.      Patrick Monaghan       2:00
  4. 4.      James Fitzsimons        1:51
  5. 5.      Shane Gilligan             1:45
  6. 6.      Richard Meaney          1:39
  7. 7.      Patjoe O'Connell         1:31
  8. 8.      Adrian Flannery           1:29
  9. 9.      James Mc Greevy        1:24
  10. 10.  Martin Joyce                1:14


Top 10 in the League going into Final Round

  1. 1.      Sean O Malley             570pts.
  2. 2.      James Mc Greevy        451pts.
  3. 3.      Gerard Corcoran          446pts.
  4. 4.      Shane Gilligan             406pts.
  5. 5.      Kevin Ryan                  400pts.
  6. 6.      Kieran Heneghan        398pts.
  7. 7.      Martin Joyce                394pts.
  8. 8.      Keith O'Connell           367pts.
  9. 9.      Patjoe O'Connell         365pts.
  10. 10.  Michael Brady             358pts.