2015 National Championships

Irelands National cycling championships where held in Omagh, June 25th -28th.  Host club Omagh wheelers CC put on a great weekend of racing in both the time trial and road disciplines. Phoenix CC fielded a large squad of riders with participation in every event.

TT – Andrew Nicholson, Karen Hull, Judith Russell, Daniel Stewart, Craig Rea, Mark Brown
M60 -Sean Hargan, Dermot Hughes, Tommy Lamb
M50 – John Bogues, Geoff Garrett, Geoff Hewitt, Gerry Maguire, Alan Roper, Ian Steele, Peter Stewart, Michael Tolan
M40 – Ed Boyle, Jay Gault, Matt McLaughlin, Niall O’Gorman, Fergus Rooney, John Rooney, Maurice Ruddock, Cathal Smyth, John Smyth, Brian Stewart, Paul Toner
Elite Women – Amy Brice, Lisa Dunne, Karen Hull, Claire McIlwaine, Julie Rea, Judith Russell
Elite Men – Alex Donald, Jody Wright(?)
U23 – Craig Rea, Daniel Stewart

Fantastic performances from every member of the squad saw Phoenix come home with 11 medals.

Paracycling TT
Silver Medal Andrew Nicholson

Elite Women TT
8th Judith Russell
9th Karen Hull

Elite Mens TT
14th Daniel Steward (5th U23)
25th Mark Brown
30th Craig Rea (11th U23)

Masters 60+ Road Race
4th Sean Hargan
9th Dermot Hughes
12th Tommy Lamb

Masters 50+ Road Race
7th Peter Stewart
8th Gerard Maguire
14th Geoff Hewitt
23rd Geoff Garrett
32nd John Bogues
45th Ian Steele
Team Gold, Peter Stewart, Gerard Maguire, Geoff Hewitt

Masters 40+ Road Race
16th John Smyth
19th Brian Stewart
36th Cathal Smyth
40th Ed Boyle
42rd Niall O’Gorman
63rd Fergus Rooney
Team Gold, John Smyth, Brian Stewart, Cathal Smyth

Elite Womens Road Race
8th Claire McIlwaine
12th Judith Russell
13th Amy Brice
Team Gold, Claire McIlwaine, Judith Russell, Amy Brice

Elite Mens Road Race
9th Daniel Stewart (2nd U23)
39th Craig Rea (12th U23)
U23 Silver Medal Daniel Stewart

2015 Womens team gold

Phoenix Women retain team gold (picture Marian Lamb)

2015 m50 finish

Peter and Gerry contest M50 finish (picture Marian Lamb)


Daniel takes U23 silver

Daniel takes U23 silver (picture David Mc Veigh, Belgian project)

Thanks to all club members who supported the squad driving team cars, handing out water bottles and cheering riders on. Congratulations to Omagh Wheelers on hosting a highly professional weekend of racing.