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Results and Reports for July 20-27, 2002


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Bray GP




BH Raleigh grand prix

Rathmoylan, co. Meath, July 27, 2002

By Tommy Campbell, Irish Independent, Evening Herald, Sunday Independent

A & b race - 62 miles

Kieron McMahon of the earl of Desmond club in Tralee scored a notable Success for the club yesterday when he won the inaugural staging of the Bh Raleigh GP in Rathmoylan, co. Meath.

With a strong field assembled, and action from the off, a group of 5 Went clear comprising Stephen O'Sullivan, Conor Murphy, Dave smith, Aidan Crowley and Paul griffin they established a lead of over a minute, But at 35 miles they were joined by a group containing local favourite, Laurence Roche and Mark Kiernan, Kieron McMahon, Robert Whelan. The race Winning break was established as the lead group turned for Coole, and Only Stephen o' Sullivan, Conor Murphy and team-mates McMahon and Griffin could stick the pace. They maintained the lead into the finish in Rathmolyon, with McMahon taking the race from Griffin(Earl of Desmond) And Conor Murphy showing O'Sullivan a turn of speed to take third. Behind Them, the chasers were lead in by Mark Kiernan of from Aidan Crowley of Cycleways.

A & B race - 62 miles

1 Kieron McMahon (Earl Of Desmond)
2 Paul Griffin (Earl Of Desmond)
3 Conor Murphy (Emyvale)
4 Stephen O'sllivan (Unattached)
5 Mark Kiernan (Totalcycling.Com)
6 Aidan Crowley (Lee-Strand-Cycleways) 

J,V,C,L Race - 46 Miles

1 Ian Ormond (Autoview)
2 James Scott Lennon)
3 Terry Ferris (Dublin Wheelers)
4 Derek Irwin (Bh Raleigh)
5 George Devin (Drogheda Wheelers)
6 Ronnie Brannigan (Orwell Wheelers)

1st Unplaced Junior 

Mark Cassidy

1st Unplaced C 

Maurice Hartery (Autoview)
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