Sports round-up from across north Antrim

New book.
New book.

NORTH ANTRIM SPORTS ROUND-UP - MOTORCYCLING, SWIMMING

ROADRACING

Ballymoney book launch

Motorcycle fans will be flocking to Ballymoney on Saturday 7 December for the launch of ROAD RACERS, the bestselling new book by award winning road racing photographer and writer, Stephen Davison.

This is Stephen’s eighth book and the day will be extra special with Guy Martin, the famous rider and television presenter, at the launch to meet fans and sign copies of the book.

ROAD RACERS has already been hailed as a ‘classic’ by MCNSport editor, Rupert Paul.

The high quality publication features amazing photographs taken at road racing events from Ireland to the Isle of Man and from the Czech Republic to Spain.

Stephen has the kind of access to road races that most of us can only dream of.

With his unique eye for a picture and astonishing skill with a camera, he follows the best riders in the world as they take on some of the most challenging races the sport has to offer. Stephen has a talent for getting right under the skin of the sport – he is equally adept at creating intimate portraits or, at the other extreme, stunning action photographs showing the spectacular excitement of race day.

Michael Dunlop and John McGuinness are amongst the top stars captured in over 100 beautifully reproduced images, along side Guy Martin who will be at the launch to sign books.

Complimenting the exceptional photographs, the author’s incisive prose describes the struggles every rider faces as they battle their fear to succeed in the world’s most dangerous sport.

Bike fans can purchase the book and met Guy Martin at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, Garryduff Road, Ballymoney and meet Guy Martin from 1pm - 4pm on Saturday, 7 December. Priced at £17.99, ROAD RACERS is published by The Blackstaff Press and is also available worldwide on Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk) where it has instantly become the No.1 bestselling motorcycle book.

ROAD RACERS can also be purchased from all good bookshops in the UK and Ireland. For further details contact Stephen Davison stephendavisonphoto@googlemail.com

swimming

Dalriada success

in the pool

Although the Ulster Schools Gala for the 2013/14 season took place much earlier than normal Dalriada fielded its largest year 8 & 9 team for a number of years.  Whilst the competition was fierce the team enjoyed a very successful gala.

In the individual races there were seven top ten finishes from:-

David Kennedy year 8 - 7th in both the butterfly and freestyle

Cara Telfer year 9 - 5th in backstroke and 7th in the individual medley 

Luke Clements year 9 - 10th backstroke

Jack Murdoch year 9 - joint 9th breaststroke

Peter Wright year 9 - joint 9th breaststroke.

In the relay events Dalriada fielded girls and boys teams in all eight races.

 Success went to the year 9 boys won bronze in both the 200m medley and freestyle events.