Keith O’Connell, Covey Westport CC, staged a magnificent comeback by winning the Mayo cycling league at the final race in Ballinrobe, having been in third position overall going into the final round, a 15k time trial from Ballinrobe to Kilmaine and back.
On the night Padraig Marrey Western Lakes CC proved fastest, winning by over 30 seconds, while Dave Mac Dermott, also Western Lakes, was the most improved time trialist over the league when he improved his time by one minute and 14 seconds.
This year’s ‘Mayo League’ format included eight stages including two hill climbs, two time trials and four road races. Six stages were handicapped to allow for different abilities.
15k Time Trial results
1st Padraig Marrey Western Lakes 20.32
2nd Oliver Whyte Covey Westport 21.05
3rd Ger Corcoran Covey Westport 21.19
4th Barry Holian Western Lakes 21.26
5th Con Doherty Covey Westport 21.40
6th Michael Gilvarry Western Lakes 21.53
Most Improved in TT
1st David Mac Dermott Western Lakes 1.114
2nd Francis Sheridan Covey Westport 1.11
3rd Sean O’Malley Western Lakes 1.07
Mayo League Overall after 8 rounds
Yellow jersey sponsored by Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe
1st Keith O’Connell Westport Covey 542pts
2nd Ger Corcoran Westport Covey 530pts
3rd Barry Holian Western Lakes 518pts
4th Padraig Marrey Western Lakes 475pts
5th Sean O’Malley Western Lakes 469pts
6th Colin Browne Covey Westport 410pts