Monica Freiband in Full Flight, photo thanks to James O'Reilly


Round 1 of the Appleby Orwell Women's League saw blue skies, no wind and an amazing 51 women sign on! This is by far the biggest turn out to the opening round of the league and we cant wait for the next 6 rounds of exciting racing.

As this was the first time we used the new course a new course record has been set tonight by deserving winner Jennifer Bates. With the perfect racing conditions this might well be a record that stands for a while too.

Our sincere thanks to Dave McLoughlin for looking after the timing and results for us. It's always a wonder how he gets the results done so quickly!

Also thanks to Genevieve McLoughlin who only got home from the Youth tour of Scotland at 3am last night and still managed to make it to run sign on with Lorna Reilly. We couldn't have run tonights event without their invaluable help.

Finally thanks to all our Marshals, with the course having 2 roundabouts on it we needed more marshals than before and as always there were people willing to put their hands up and help out.

Brendan Culleton's Photos: Link to Facebook Album

John Hammer's Photos:

Round 2 will take place in Corkagh Park. Sign on will be from 6.20pm and will close at 6.50pm. Racing will start at 7pm. Full details and times will be posted next weekend.



Rank Name Club         Result
1st Jennifer Bates Bioracer DHL 20:44
2nd Jenny Neenan Sundrive 21:04
3rd Sofie Loscher Sundrive 21:12
4th Eva Brennan Deenside 21:26
4th Aideen Keenan Dublin Wheelers 21:26
6th Autumn Collins Team Toreli 21:35
7th Claire Ní Reachtagain Sundrive 21:40
8th Arron Fox Scott Orwell 21:41
9th Catherine Mahoney UCD 22:29
10th Monica Freiband Scott Orwell 22:55
11th Debbie Lee Gaffney Team Cavan Racing 22:59
12th Agnieska Samsel Dublin Wheelers 23:03
13th Aileen Curran Stamullen 23:15
14th Aishling Barry Dunboyne 23:16
15th Judy Van den Ancker Scott Orwell 23:20
16th Róisín Kennedy Arcane 23:28
17th Beata Golczak U/A 23:38
18th Helen Kelly St. Tiernans 23:40
19th Lyndsey Bryce Dublin Wheelers 23:46
20th Sinead Molloy Tullamore 23:49
21st Joanne White Drogheda 23:51
22nd Marie Reilly Bohermeen 23:59
23rd Laura Shannon St. Tiernans 24:03
24th Julieann Byrne Lucan 24:15
25th Susan Fagan Clontarf 24:25
26th Aisling O'Connor Scott Orwell 24:27
27th Anne Marie Loughrey Scott Orwell 24:49
28th Hannah Tilley Arcane 24:58
29th Keela MacHale Arcane 25:05
30th Sarah White Arcane 25:07
30th Emma Smith Navan 25:07
32nd Kasha Gniado Lucan 25:10
33rd Aisling Ní Neil Scott Orwell 25:11
34th Grainne Reids St. Tiernans 25:23
35th Mariske Beltman Belpark 25:31
36th Danielle Travers Dublin Wheelers 26:06
37th Rose Murray Bohermeen 26:07
38th Noreen Mallon Arcane 26:11
 39th Rose Reilly Moynalty 26:13
40th Clara Fitzsimons Lucan 26:17
41st Mairead Casserly Dublin Wheelers 26:27
42nd Susanne Windsor Moynalty 26:51
43rd Mary Maher Dublin Wheelers 27:00
44th Caroline Carolan Moynalty 27:02
45th Anastasia Myachina St. Tiernans 27:05
46th Elizabeth Ashton Bohermeen 27:06
47th Anne Marie Cooke Dublin Wheelers 27:26
48th Zoe Shakespeare Navan 27:54
49th Helen Duffy Bohermeen 29:15
50th Aoife Mooney Navan 31:02
51st Bridget Reilly Bohermeen DNF



1st........... Sundrive .............. 1:03:56........... Neenan, Loscher, Ní Reachtagain
2nd Scott Orwell 1:07:56 Fox, Freiband, Van den Ancker
3rd Dublin Wheelers 1:08:15 Keenan, Samsel, Bryce
4th St. Tiernans 1:13:06 Kelly, Shannon, Reids
5th Arcane 1:13:31 Kennedy, Tilly, MacHale
6th Lucan 1:15:42 Byrne, Ghiado, Fitzsimons
7th Bohermeen 1:17:12 Reilly, Murray, Ashton
8th Moynalty 1:20:06 Reilly, Windsor, Carolan
9th Navan 1:24:03 Smith, Shakespeare, Mooney