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Ballinastoe MTB Trails – Forest Operations

An update from Coillte Outdoors:

Forest operations of windrowing brash close to MTB Trails at Ballinastoe.

Forest operations in the way of windrowing brash has started on a clearfelled section, this is to facilitate new planting that will be commencing shortly, please note there might be small section closures as a result. For your health and safety please respect these closures and do not approach any machinery.

Nationals Aftermath

Hi all,

Quick request, if you could please avoid using the nationals course for the next 2-3 weeks please.

Obviously we cannot stop you, we’d like to let the ground heal up fully so as the park can return to its original state. If you are going to visit the park, which we highly advise, please try to ride in some of the wooded sectors, avoid the grass on the main straight and maybe go and visit the jump park down by the Bull Island Causeway.

Hopefully see you all for some summer events at some stage in the park.


Cyclocross Nationals Media

I’ll update as more comes out, but this post will contain all media related to the 2012 Irish CX Nationals:


Irish Cyclocross Nationals Senior Men, Vets, Women, Juniors Results and B-races

Championship Races Results (.xls)

B_race Results (Men, Women, Underage) (.xls)

Sadly our laptop died a death on the last lap, so we may not have your last lap times, however the placings are correct:

Position Name Surname
1 Robin Seymour
2 Roger Aiken
3 Matthew Adair
4 Evan Ryan
5 Anthony Doyle
6 Daragh Mortimer
7 Stuart Galloway
8 Ciaran Bucke
9 Robert Scanlon
10 Niall O’ Hara
11 Gerard Wolfs
12 Timothy O’Regan
13 Sean Downey
14 Jason Henry
15 Sean O’ Tuathail
16 Colm Ahern
17 Mark McGauley
18 Gareth Gormley
19 Drew McKinley
20 Keith Meghan
21 David O’Neil
22 John McCarthy
23 Murt Rice
24 Brian McCarthy
25 John Dempsey
26 Michael Cowan
27 Don Travers
28 Gary Sheils
29 Damien Duggan
30 Paul Norton
31 Luke Manning
32 Redmond O Toole
33 Graham Hand
34 Peter Doyle
DNF Kenny Bucke
DNF Andrew Newman
Position Name Surname
1 John Bogues
2 Peter McConville
3 Johnny McCabe
4 Nigel Elder
5 Stephen Moffitt
6 William Mulligan
7 Mark Kenny
8 Colm Bracken
9 Fred McSorley
10 Donough O’Keffe
11 Declan McCabe
12 Richie Byrne
13 Mark Bartley
Position Name Surname
1 Ciara McManus
2 Claire Oakley
3 Gill Smith

Start Grid for Irish National Cyclocross Championships 2012

The following gridding applies for the 2012 Championship race.

Order Name Club Ranking
1 Robin Seymour Team WORC 1s
2 Roger Aiken Banbridge 1u
3 Evan Ryan Team WORC 2s
4 Matt Adair U 2u
5 John Bogues Phoenix 3u
6 Peter McConville Newry 4u
7 Sean O’Tuathail Bray 5s
8 Jason Henry U 5u
9 Stuart Galloway Team WORC 8s
10 Sean Downey Cycleways 9s
11 Johnny McCabe Cucullen 10u
12 Anthony Doyle U 10s
13 Dave O’Neill Team WORC 11s
14 Niall O’ Hara 14s
15 Tim O’Regan 15s
16 Andrew Newmann Team WORC 16s
17 Robert Scanlon Team WORC 19u 19s
18 Gareth Gormley Rocky Mtn 20s
19 Drew McKinley Newry 21u
20 Luke Manning IMBRC 21s

National Cyclo Cross Championships, Timetable of events

Cyclo Cross National Championships 2012

Date: Saturday 7th January 2012

Venue: St Annes Park Raheny Dublin

Oganiser: Robin Seymour

Promoting Club: Team-WORC

Paul Watson – Commissaire President
Gary McIlroy – Commissaire
Pat Moss – Commissaire

Entries: Closing Date 6pm Tuesday 3rd January 2012


9.30am    Registration Opens
10.30 am Course Open for Practise
11.30am Registration Closes, Course closed for Practise
11.30am Race 1, Under 16, Under 14, Under 12, Non Championship Men [b race]
12.20am Course re open for Practise, [Race 2 only]
1.00pm Race 2, Senior Men, Veteran Men, Ladies Championship Category Junior men
2.30pm Awards Ceremony

Please note change to the Ladies Start time, as a championship it will be included in the senior race

Entry List and  Start List to follow..



2012 National Cyclocross Championships REGISTRATION is now open

Please register for your place in the 2012 National Cyclocross Championships or Support races using the form below:

Entry is strictly registration only and will close on Tuesday 03 Jan 12. Please use pay pal to pay for your entry. Alternatively post your entry fee to (Robin Seymour, Sugarloaf Farm, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow), be sure to include your name, e-mail and CI licence number in the letter. Please do not send cash by post (the organisers do not take responsibility for any money sent by post).

Supercross Cup Round 4

Round 4 of this years Supercross Cup takes place on Saturday the 19th of November. The venue is St. Annes Park Raheny which was host to the National Cyclocross Championships in 2009 and a previous round of the Supercross Cup in 2008.

This venue is known for its hard ground, tunnel pinch points and the longest set of steps we could find. This year is going to be no different with the addition of a cross over, more compact course for spectators and 100% more corners with no reduction in speed. Expect a fast race where road and mountain bike riders will each have their strong and weak points.

The recent floods in Dublin have changed the park somewhat, gone are some of the steep sections to be replaced with long off camber sections. Recent works in the park have also opened up a new sector by the lake near the seafront and this will feature in the course. If it’s icy you might want to bring water wings.

The sign on will be hosted once again in the Red Stables (www.theredstables.ie) complex off Mount Prospect Avenue. The main parking area is located here, with a secondary parking area beside the Bull Island Causeway. Taking place on the same day is the local farmers market with food, drinks and somewhere to socialise afterwards. If you remember the burgers and pizza from the XC National Championships this year, the same guys will be here!

Online registration is open now and will close on 17th Nov at 6pm (that’s 6pm folks, not 8pm so don’t get caught out). Get signed up as soon as possible and don’t leave it till the last minute to avoid disappointment.

Directions to the course are below. It’s only 20 minutes from the M1/M50 intersection via the N32 (60kph speed limit, you have been warned!) and Baldoyle. If cycling from the city centre follow the cycle path to Howth until you see the signs into the park. If you get to Howth…you’ve gone to far.

1. City Centre from Bus Aras
Follow R105 heading towards Five Lamps/Clontarf.
At Clontarf take the Clontarf Road ; signed for Howth.
Keep the sea on your right.
Pass the wooden bridge to Bull Island.
Take the signed left had junction after ~ 500m onto Mt Prospect Ave.
Right hand turn into St. Annes after 100m.

Follow the signs for the N32/Howth/Malahide.
Straight through roundabout, junction, 2 roundabouts and a junction.
You’re in Baldoyle, pass a Lidl, follow Willy Nolan road straight over speed bumps.
Right hand turn at a cross roads beside a school (if its a T junction go back, you’ve gone a junction to far)
Right hand turn at the seafront, keeping sea on your left.
After 1km you’ll see the course on your right.
Take the next right up Mt. Prospect Ave.
Right turn after 100m into St. Annes.