For those of you who dont know John James Flaherty, a founder member of Western Lakes CC and the Twelve Bens cycling group. A hard man from Renvyle Co Galway..
The quite man seen here just beaten in a sprint but always a fierce competitor.
Did Trojan work on the front for our first Mizen to Malin bid in 2002
The man of the Bogman 2 day and Gogarty cup, JJ's ability to organise is second to none.
Fulfilling his dream of taking part and finishing the 2012 An Post Ras Tailteann
The picture that is still doing the rounds when it comes to portraying what county riders go through in the Ras Tailteann.
Have a read of John James (JJ) first race .. http://paulgannonheritage.com/?page_id=268
Stage 2b podium
Top 6 on Stage 2b
Team winner Castlebar CC
A3 winner Overall
Joe Moran Westport Covey Wheelers
Mountains Winner Conor Hennerby Viner Caremark Pactimo
All the prize winners over the weekend.
Stage 1 results
1st Bryan Hyland Covey Wheelers Westport Cycling Club
2nd John Bird Kelly Ballintubber cycling club
3rd Johnny Kelly Annagh Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Ger Gerard Slattery Annagh Wheelers
5th James Quilligan Greenmount Cycling Academy
6th Kevin Porter Galway Bay Cycling Club
7th Brian Glavey Covey Wheelers Westport
8th Shane Kelly Newcastle West Cycling Club
The Annual Tourmakeady race takes place on Friday July 20th.
Sign on at Toole's Bar Tourmakeady Hall from 6pm
Race start at 7.15pm
2 laps of 25k
Prizes for the first 6 over line
Open to A1,A2,A3,A4 and ladies with H/cap
Refreshments afterwards in Toole's Bar after the event.
Pre & Post Race information
Saturday 7th July
- Sign on 2pm Marian Hall, Tully cross
- Sign on closes 3.40pm
- Race Starts 4.05pm
- 2 laps of route – See map here
- Prize giving 1 hour after the event finishes in Marian Hall
- Showers & refreshments available after the event
Prizes for first 6 over the line & ladies prize.
NB: Race Nos must be worn on the right hand side of jersey.
Prize giving roughly 1hr after finish of stage in Marian Hall.
We are just coming back to earth now and the Bogman 2 Day says a big thank you to all! We saw the largest number of competitors since the event began 7 years ago & what a cracking weekend it was!
Thank you to so many of you for travelling such distances to take part and we hope that the Bogman 2 Day will become an annual event on your racing calendar.
The event could not happen without a huge team of people behind it. Thank you to the commissionaires, Cycling Ireland crew & Seamus Shorthall for making it a fair & safe event. To the motor cyclists, marshals, local Garda, lead cars, Galway County Council, Civil Defence & Nurse Monica Nee for creating such a safe event for the cyclists & public. To Western Lakes for their equipment & support.
Final overall results Final overall and stage2b_result.pdf 2016 click here
See you all next year!
John James & Leo
Results of Bogman shield A4 race
1st Synnon Price Shannonside cc
2nd Micheal O Farrell Longford cc
3rd Tony Skerritt Burren cc
4th Micheal Meehan CKR cc
5th Keith Nugent Seven springs cc
6th Gerry Sheridan Western Lakes cc
David Nugent Seven Springs along with 6 others escape the clutches of the bunch in the final kilometers to win the stage.
The General Classification pretty much stays the same as the time trial with the Luncan RC controlling matters when it counted.
Thanks to all the competitors who traveled from near and far also to all our sponsors and supporters without we would' nt have a race.
Full result here.