Nappy Ever Rafter!

Dylan Rafter shook off the fatherhood induced effects of sleep deprivation to finish best of the Orwell riders in the Interclub League Round Three 10 mile time trial at Brittas last night.

Despite a somewhat piecemeal training programme of late thanks to the recent arrival of Zoe, the Scratch rider showed his class to hold off two star rookies from Semi Limit in the battle for Orwell honours on the night.

Tenth place finisher Tom Blennerhassett started the league in the Limit group but he, along with Patrick Conlon, 11th, seem destined for a whistle stop tour of the groups after an arguably even more impressive display than last week's Limit group win in the Brittas handicap.

Blennerhassett was just 15 seconds down on Rafter, although even he missed out on top honours in the Semi Limit group to Gavin Haberlin of UCD.

Last week's winner Conlon, the third fastest Semi Limit rider last night, retains his early lead in the league having finished just under half a minute behind Rafter and less than two minutes behind overall winner Anthony Walsh (UCD).

Also scoring points for Orwell were Patrick O'Brien (27m05s) and Conor Montague (27m29s), picking up second and third places in Limit.

Ivan McAvinchey provided the hard luck story of the night as he rocketed around the testing course over the Mullagh in 25m16s for 12th overall despite missing his start slot by 45 seconds due to it inconveniently coinciding with the latter stages of his warm up...

Star tester Orla Hendron was fastest woman on the night for Orwell while club mate Sandra Telford retains her league lead heading to round four.

The league continues to go from strength to strength with an amazing total of 63 riders signing on for the opening time trial of the year. Orwell provided almost half the field, many competing in a time trial for the first time.

To that end, new riders should note for future events that they need to call out their name as they complete a time trial to make it possible for ther timekeepers to allocate correct times to riders.

The updated league table after round three can be accessed here

InterClub League 10 Mile TT Batterstown. 15/04/2010

 

Pos

Name

Club

Time

1

Anthony Walsh

UCD

23.18

2

Brendan Hessman

Lucan

23.21

4

Joe Lynch

Lucan

23.21

5

Paul Dolan

Usher

23.24

6

Enda Connolly

Lucan

23.51

7

Gavin Haberlin

UCD

23.55

8

Stephen Byrne

Usher

24.35

9

Dylan Rafter

Orwell

24.40

10

Tom Blennerhassett

Orwell

24.55

11

Pat Conlon

Orwell

25.09

12

Ivan McAvinchey

Orwell

25.16

13

Ian Richardson

UCD

25.20

14

Martin Caddow

Orwell

25.28

15

Paul Heneghan

Lucan

25.28

16

Brian Reynolds

Lucan

25.37

17

Emmanual Schokaert

Lucan

25.40

18

Myles Kirby

Orwell

25.50

19

Daryl Bent

Lucan

26.10

20

John Latham

Orwell

26.15

21

Dave McLoughlin

Orwell

26.18

22

Gary McNulty

Orwell

26.18

23

Ian O Hara

Lucan

26.28

24

Aidan O Dwyer

Lucan

26.30

25

Orla Hendron

Orwell

26.31

26

Dick O Brien

Orwell

26.33

27

Diarmuid Collins

Orwell

26.42

28

Ray Jordan

St. Tiernans

26.47

29

John Ennis

Lucan

26.50

30

Roisin Kennedy

Lucan

26.56

31

Stefan Engemann

St. Tiernans

26.59

32

Barry Browne

Orwell

26.59

33

Mark Nearns

Lucan

27.04

34

Patrick O Brien

Orwell

27.05

35

Colin Pierce

UCD

27.09

36

Ronan Baxter

Lucan

27.09

37

Peter Gerard

Orwell

27.15

38

Conor Montague

Orwell

27.29

39

Liam Rowsome

Orwell

27.30

40

Rory Farrell

Lucan

27.34

41

Brendan Bonnie

St. Tiernans

27.35

42

Michael Hanley

Orwell

27.36

43

Ian O Connell

Orwell

27.40

44

Barry Dunne

Orwell

27.56

45

Paddy Cooney

Orwell

28.00

46

Noel Flanagan

Lucan

28.04

47

Tulga Oyunchimet

St. Tiernans

28.22

48

Ian Mellor

Orwell

28.22

49

Barry Kill

Orwell

28.34

50

Aideen Collard

Orwell

28.36

51

David O Brien

Orwell

28.44

52

Eamonn Newton

Usher

28.51

53

John Lannigan

Orwell

28.58

54

Declan Murphy

Lucan

29.06

55

Sandra Telford

Orwell

29.17

56

Ciara Kinch

Orwell

29.37

57

Caroline Martinez

Orwell

30.18

58

John Devitt

Orwell

30.32

59

Anthony Darley

Lucan

33.17

60

Dave Carroll

Usher

DNF

61

Philip Browne

Usher

DNF

62

Valerie Considine

Usher

DNF

63

Shane Baker

Usher

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARSHALS

 

 

 

Romano

Orwell

 

 

Peter Killeen

Orwell

 

 

Seamus Fitzgerald

Orwell

 

 

Rodney Joyce

Orwell

 

 

Sandra Fitzgerald

Lucan

 

 

Willie Canon

Usher

 

 

David Tansey

Orwell

Starter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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