Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Appleby Orwell Women's League this year. We had 83 women race in at least one or more race - that's an increase of 19 on last year!

On behalf of Orla, Yvonne and myself we would like to thank everyone involved in making the league such a success. We don't normally like to single out people but there are a few went above and beyond deserve a word of thanks.

We had several members who marshaled more than one time - Barry Mooney, Fergal O'Sullivan, John Wade, Anne Van Den Anker and Luke GJ Potter who was on hand at least 4 times and who put together the finish line videos each week.

Denis Gleeson got dragged into helping out for 5 of the nights and during the days too when he would regularly raid the container for flags, hi vis, tables, flasks etc... We are very very grateful for his help!

Huge thanks to Dave Mc and Gen Sheridan who are masters of the TT and the dark art of time keeping.

Our Photographers John Hammer, Brendan Culleton and Matthew Lysaght who are always ready with the camera and a zoom lens when needed. John also diversified into report writing again this year for us. John and Lorna Reilly will be running the summer league in Corkagh Park so remember to get out there and support it for them!

Top of the thanks list however is Appleby Jewelers and Nicholas Appleby who very generously stepped in to support the league and came back again this year!



1. Emma Smith, Navan Road Club

2. Katie Reilly, Scott-Orwell Wheelers

3. Grainne Reidy, St Tiernans

4. Hannah Tilly, Arcane

5. Keela McHale, Arcane

6. Rachel Staunton, UA


Most Improved B Rider - Aisling Ui Neill, Scott Orwell Wheelers



1. Aideen Keenan, Dublin Wheelers

2. Sophie Loscher, Sundrive

3. Autumn Collins, Team Torelli

4. Jennifer Bates, Team Bioracer - DHL-FR Services

5. Jenny Neenan, Sundrive

6. Claire Ni Reachtagain, Sundrive


Most Improved A Rider - Nikki Taggert, Arcane


LINK TO RESULTS SPREADSHEET: Google Spreadsheet Results


ROUND 6 TT RESULTS - thanks to Dave Mc

Rank....... Name Club Result......... Improvement
1st Autumn Collins Team Toreli 20:01 1:34
2nd Jennifer Bates Bioracer DHL 20:28 0:16
3rd Aideen Keenan Dublin Wheelers 20:31 0:55
4th Emma Desmond Lucan 20:32  
5th Jenny Neenan Sundrive 21:04 0:00
6th Arron Fox Scott Orwell 21:17 0:24
7th Claire Ní Reachtagain Sundrive 21:37 0:03
8th Caoimhe May Scott Orwell 21:51  
9th Catherine Mahoney UCD 21:57 0:32
10th Emily Anne Doyle Naas 22:06  
11th Aishling Barry Dunboyne 22:18 0:58
12th Beata Golczak U/A 22:19 1:19
13th Agnieska Samsel Dublin Wheelers 22:23 0:40
14th Monica Freiband Scott Orwell 22:29 0:26
15th Lyndsey Bryce Dublin Wheelers 22:31 1:15
16th Judy Van den Ancker Scott Orwell 22:38 0:42
17th Aileen Curran Stamullen 22:49 0:26
18th Helen Kelly St. Tiernans 22:56 0:44
19th Róisín Kennedy Arcane 23:09 0:19
20th Rachel Staunton U/A 23:10  
21st Julieann Byrne Lucan 23:25 0:50
22nd Carthach McCarthy Scott Orwell 23:33  
23rd Grainne Reidy St. Tiernans 23:37 1:46
24th Katie Reilly Scott Orwell 23:39  
25th Sinead Molloy Tullamore 23:42 0:07
26th Susan Fagan Clontarf 23:44 0:41
27th Marijke Beltman Belpark 23:53 1:38
28th Aisling Ní Neil Scott Orwell 24:01 1:10
29th Fionnuala Corcoran Donadea 24:04  
30th Clara Fitzsimons Lucan 24:23 1:54
31st Emma Smith Navan 24:26 0:41
32nd Anne Marie Cooke Dublin Wheelers 24:29 2:57
33rd Keela MacHale Arcane 24:38 0:27
34th Mairead Casserly Dublin Wheelers 24:45 1:42
35th Roisin McDaid Moynalty 24:53  
36th Majella Rafferty Scott Orwell 24:55  
37th Mary Maher Dublin Wheelers 25:11 1:49
38th Zoe Shakespeare Navan 26:19 1:35
39th Anastasia Myackina St. Tiernans 26:33 0:32
40th Aoife Mooney Navan 27:28 3:34
41st Sofie Loscher Sundrive DNF


And the team Classification for the final round:

Rank Club Time......... Improvement
1st Dublin Wheelers Keenan, Samsel, Bryce 1:05:25 2:50
2nd Scott Orwell Fox, May, Freiband 1:05:37 2:19
3rd Lucan Desmond, Byrne, Fitzsimons 1:08:20 7:22
4th St. Tiernans Kelly, Reidy, Myackina 1:13:06 0:00
5th Navan Smith, Shakespeare, Mooney 1:18:13 5:50