Brendan Butler misses out in Western Covey league


Keith Hastings is the Western/ Covey League Champion 2015

The final round of the league was held on Wednesday 2 September. This last round was inevitably going to be battle between Brendan Butler, Aidan Gill and Keith Hastings who were all in the running for the overall league top spot.


The race was held in Westport and the Coveys had the numerical and local advantage making for a difficult night of racing for Brendan Butler. The Coveys made it very hard for the Western Lakes lads but to Brendan Butlers  and John Conroy’s credit they both defended all of the attacks and closed down the breaks that were been fired at them all night.

However their repeated efforts took their toll on the lads and when it came to the uphill sprint finish and Aidan Gill and Keith Hastings turned on the power when required with Aidan taking the win, Keith 2nd and Pat Joe 3rd.

The high placing for Keith Hastings gave him the overall and well deserved league win with Aidan Gill and Brendan Butler taking 2nd and 3rd in the league.

Patricia Harte of Western Lakes took the ladies league overall win following her fine performances in the earlier rounds of the league so well done to Patricia on her first try and league racing.

The team prize went to Western Lakes and Brendan Butler took the most aggressive rider prize. Well done to all who participated and a big thank you to all of the marshals and helpers.

Overall league table

Club Overall table  Points
CoveyKeith Hastings225
CoveyAidan Gill180
West LBrendan  Butler150
West LPatricia Harte140
West LCahill Usher100
West LJohn Stagg100
West LShane Gilligan95
West LJohn Walsh95
CoveyPat Joe O Connell90
CoveyJoe O Toole80
West LKathleen Barry80
West LJohn Conroy70
West LMartin Jennings70
West LMonica Nee60
CoveyBryan Hyland50
West LMartin Joyce50
CoveyColm Staunton40
CoveyOrla Harrison40
West LGerry Sheridan40
CoveyOsin Gannon30
West LNoel Jennings30
CoveyNoel Kelly20
West LOllie Kelly20
CoveyNoel Mc Gourty10
CoveyShane Royal10
CoveyMartin Wamsley10
CoveyKeith O Connell10
CoveyNoel Mulroy10
West LMike Kelly10
CoveyMicheal Needhan10
CoveyTom Burke10
West LShane Holleran10
West LJohn J Flaherty10
West LEamon Staunton10
West LYanis Blinovs10
West LSean O  Malley10
Top 5
Keith Hastings
Aidan Gill
Brendan  Butler
Patricia Harte
Cahill Usher
1st Lady
Team Prize
Western  Lakes
Most Aggressive rider
Brendan  Butler