Impressive performances by Dunloy CC in Newry


By Staff reporter


Day One saw a good start today for the club’s three riders Philip Mc Guigan, Chris Mc Keown and Jonny Dooey who finished in the bunch sprint at the end. This was a very flat circuit with only one hill climb meaning a large bunch contesting the sprint at the end.

Day Two saw Chris Mc Keown in the top 20 after the third stage and set up well for Day three. Philip Mc Guigan wasn’t far behind and rode very well for a man who had major surgery three weeks prior. Jonny Dooey had a mechanical problem which lost him over four minutes but thanks to a brilliant effort from him and his support team he pulled it back to within 10 seconds only for his legs to suffer near the end preventing him from finishing.

Day Three saw Chris Mc Keown finish a very creditable 16th finish over the four stages. Philip Mc Guigan made a strong effort to finish the race on the last day and both riders did the Dunloy club proud.

Jonny Dooey was disappointed having to bow out on Saturday due to a mechanical problem after looking strong on the first stage on Friday night. All three riders deserve alot of credit as they gave everything they had and gained valuable experience.


The Club’s 25 mile TT was a great success thanks to many people who made this a great night. Thanks also to sponsor Martin Molloy, the timekeepers and photos by Gordon and Alicja.

The organisers and marshals; Maurice and Ballymoney CC for their help; Pappys bakery for the refreshments and Jolenes lovely Crepes.

Results: 1 John Madden DigDeep 55:15; 2 Uel Cunningham Biesty/Bmoney CC 59:18; 3 Conor Mullan Dunloy CC; 1:00:20; 4 Shane McNeill Ballycastle CC 1:01:56; 5 Gary Maybin Ballycastle CC 1:02:36; 6 Vinnie Mort Ballycastle CC 1:03:05; 7 Conor Bradley Dunloy CC 1:03:44; 8 Aidan McGregor Dunloy CC 1:05:00; 9 Dane McIlfatrick Biesty/Bmoney CC 1:05:09; 10 David McAvoy Biesty/Bmoney CC 1:05:39