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Irish national MTB Series, #1

Big Wood, Newry, May 5, 2002

Kinning wins NPS round one

By Shane Stokes

XMTB rider Glen Kinning survived a late charge by Aiden McDonald (Apollo Cycling Team) to win the first round of the National Points Series in Big Wood in Newry yesterday. Kinning went clear at the start of the six lap event and was closely pursued by Don Travers (Banbridge) until the latter crashed on the third lap. McDonald then took over as the main threat, gradually reducing his one and a half deficit to eventually finish 21 seconds down.

Organiser's Report

Apollo Cycling Team promoted the first round of the National Points Series in Big Wood in Newry yesterday. A excellent field from all over the country turned up to race a new course.

Victory went to Glen Kinning (XMTB) from Belfast who led the race from the start. The win was never too secure though with Don Travers from Banbridge hot on his heels until a fall on lap three, then powerful finisher Aiden McDonald made up a huge deficet of 1 minute 35 on lap 1 to finish only 21 seconds behind Kinning at the flag.

Another great display of power was shown by Beth McCluskey (first female) who would also have finished third in the sports race won by down hill champion Glin O'Brien from Newry.


Expert, 6 laps
1 Glen Kinning (XMTB)                           1.51.27
2 Aiden McDonald (Apollo CT)                       0.21
3 John Mason                                       3.07
4 Matt Dempsey (IMBRC)                             9.23
5 Don Travers (Banbridge CC)                      10.00
6 Dave Gill (Team Worc)                           12.05
7 Brett Nelson (IMBRC)
8 Paddy Daley (Worc)
9 Booby Beehan (Team Worc)
Sport/Novice, 3 laps
1 Glen O Brien (Unattached)                     1.01.02
2 Darren McGann (Mayo)                             0.20
3 Gareth Blair (XMTB)                              0.50
4 Mark Harman (IMBRC)                              1.50
5 Paul Anderson (Banbridge)                        2.20
6 Raymond O'Shaunassey (Apollo CT)    
7john Clifford (Wicklow)
8 Dwane Williams (IMBRC)
9 Cameron Burns (Apollo CT)
10 Stewart Galloway (Team Workinish)
11 Andrew Reid (Belfast)
12 Brian O'Driscol (Dublin)
13 Johni McGlade (Apollo CT)
14 Jim Laird (XMTB)
15 Keith Quoile (Godknowswhere)
Juniors, 4 laps
1 Lewis Ferguson (XMTB)                         1.17.33
2 Jon Reid (Ards CC)                               1.13
3 Derek Kerns (Newbridge CC)                       3.00
4 Samual Curran (Banbridge CC)                     8.03
5 Sean Campbell (Newry CC)
6 Killian Byrne (Newry CC)
7chris Jones (XMTB)
1  Beth McCluskey (IMBRC)
Vets, 3 laps
1 Aiden Ryan                                    1.13.00
2 Declan Wayne                                     5.00
3 Andy Pootts (Banbridge CC)                       7.00
4 Geoff Coupland (Apollo CT)                       7.30
5 Leslie Walpole (Dublin)
6 Eamon McConvey (XMTB)
Masters, 4 laps
1 Peter McConvey (Newry CC)                     1.20.28
2 Ken Farrar  (Team Worc)                          5.10
3 William Mulligan (Banbridge CC)                  7.00
4 Cathal McGreevy (Newry CC)
5 Michael Jordan (IMBRC)
6 Paul McCann (Banbridge CC)
7 Peter Molloy (Laois)
Under 16, 5 laps
1 Andrew McCullogh (XMTB)                         39.03
2 Matthew Ferguson (XMTB)                          0.40
3 Darren Quoile (Newbridge CC)                     1.39
4 Robert Cullinan (IMBRC)
5 Chris Bermingham (IMBRC)
6 Brian Conway (IMBRC)
7 Andrew McGarry (XMTB)
8 Brain Blessin (IMBRC)
9 Eoin Sheridan (Meath)
U 14, 3 Laps
1 Connor McConvey (XMTB)
2nathan McCormick (Bbc)
3david Gordon (XMTB)
4 Graham Boyd (XMTB)
5 Hugh Corr
U 12, 2 Laps
1 Christy Brown (XMTB)
2 Neil McGimpsey (XMTB)
3 William Boyde (XMTB)
4 Jessica Laird (XMTB)
5 Michael Gordon (XMTB)
6 Reece Davidson (XMTB)
7 Eamon McConvey Jr

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