On Saturday night last, the Westport Country lodge was a hive of activity for the second time in just 12hours.

Earlier that day Westport Covey Wheelers hosted the first round of the inaugural Cycling Ireland Cyclo cross series where nearly 200 participants battled the ups and downs of the foot golf course. With eight races down for decision it was fair to say it was busy, equally so again that evening when Cycling Connacht and Westport Covey wheelers hosted a joint awards night.

Volunteers, coaches, event organisers and competitor’s achievements were celebrated making it a great social night for cycling in the province.

Every award winner was special but there were six recipients who deserved special recognition for their achievements with two of those being inducted into the Cycling Connacht hall of fame.


Male rider of the year (All disciplines)

Tom Regan --Seven springs CC


Female rider of the year (All disciplines)

Mary Corless Challenge CC


Adult Club of the year

Galway Bay CC


Club of the year Youth

Yeats CC Sligo


Adult Coach/Manager of the year

Greg Monaghan Seven Springs CC


Youth Coach/Manager  of the year.

Eimear Flannery Western Lakes CC


Event of the year Road race

Ras Maigheo 2 day hosted by Westport Covey Wheelers


Leisure event of the year

Lough Key Classic hosted by Curlieu wheelers


Off road event of the year

Galway Gravel Grind hosted by Galway Bay CC


Volunteer of the year

Cally Savage Northwest MTB


Special achievement award

Special achievement award: Daire Feeley for The Ras, Roscommon

Special achievement award: Ronan Grimes Paralympian

Special achievement award: Richael Timothy Paralympian

Special Achievement award: Mike Gilligan Transplant games Tuam CC


Lifetime achievement awards.

John Ferguson Cunga CC

The Mannion brothers Paddy and Jimmy of Corrib wheelers and Tuam CC

Individual pieces on their life's in cycling is on  https://www.facebook.com/ConnachtCycling/ 


Cycling Connacht Leisure series

Male: Shaun Rule Easkey

Female: Ann Marie O Regan Inishfree Wheelers

Club: Inishfree Wheelers




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