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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

2017 All Ireland Championships Lisburn

Ruarrc belfast city bmx club 2017 all ireland championships in lisburn
Saturday 8th July saw the All Ireland Championships held at Lisburn Bmx Track.. There was a Great turn out , with over 100 competitors entered, some from as far as Cork.. The Weather was fantastic, and the track immaculate (Well done LCBMX).. 

First up the Strider Race.. BCBC took all the places on the podium with Jacob Jamison in fine form with the win..2nd was Reece Hamilton - both following in the footsteps of Racing Dads Pete & Ian. 3rd was BCBC new member Nico Ferguson.. 

Moving onto the Under 6 year olds, Evan 'The Bullet' Bartley proved unstoppable all day, with our very own Jamie Harron pushing him close on several occasions.. What a Fantastic future these pair have in the Sport.. 3rd was Lucan's Matteus Tumanowicz. BCBC's Ruuarc Sheridan is learning the ropes well in only his second competitive race.. 


The Male 7-8 catergory was won by Reuben Byrne, 2nd Callum Clancy and a very worthy 3rd for Courtowns's Mason Lang.. 

Next up was the Male 9-10 Category, and what a category this is..!! In the Final Speedy Reidy Jnr was pulling a fine move up the inside of Berm 2 when he crashed as he was just about to take the 2 Spot.. He wasn't the only one who 'Wiped Out' , as the Hot Favorite - Lisburn's Brandon Mallon came a cropper whilst in the lead on the 3rd Straight.. The spoils eventually went to Cork's 'Flying' Flynn, Shay, 2nd Callum Dunleavy , 3rd Alex Neville with BCBC's Andre Aroga a Solid 4th.. In the B Final, Ozzy Doherty showed 'No More Tears' and 'Didn't Wanna Stop' as he shouted 'Mama, I'm Coming Home' in 1st Place..!! First season newbies, Luca Murray and Jamie Dumigan are learning the Race Craft Well.. 

Male 11-12 These Guys are FAST..!! Great racing all day with this group.. Winner in the final was Warren Byrne, 2nd Callum Clancy , 3rd East Coast's Jay 'Monster' Mackness with BCBC's Nicholas Wilkinson 4th (You'll get that bike dialled some day..!!) 

Male 13-14 Moving up to the 13-14 group,..There is some serious talent in here.. Ratoath's Niall Davis is Poetry in Motion on a Bike..This Kid oozes Pure Class..That's not to mention Calvin Dunne another Great Rider in this age Group..Then theres Ciara O'Gorman - How Fast is She..!! (Legend has it Aidan O'Gorman makes his Kids ride to the Castle every night, climb the 100 steps to the Top, Kiss The Blarney Stone, then back home for Bed - No Wonder They're Fast..!!) 

Female 7-10 Carley Hayes.. Need we say any more.. This Kid is unstoppable..Top of the Podium as usual for Carly.. 2nd Chloe Byrne, 3rd Lisburn's Kayleigh Stewart and BCBC's Lucy 'Smiler' Groundwater 4th.. 

Female 11-14 This is another Fantastic Category.. Blink and you'll miss these Girls.. Again it was a 'Cinch For Lynch' as ECR's Jodie Lynch took the Prestigious Title of 'All Ireland Champion' back to her home town of Larne..2nd was a close Meg' Fast Legs' Doherty with Ciara O'Gorman 3rd 

Jnr Women 15-18 Katie O'Neill made a welcome return to racing and proved she's still got what it takes to be an All Ireland Champion.. 2nd Place went to Aoife O'Gorma and 3rd to Lisburns Stalwart Kirsty McGuffin 

Female Master 30+ The Dinner Ladies as they are affectional known (Am I in Trouble..) are getting Faster by the week.. Anna 'Flip Flop' Szmyt was in Pole Position for most of the day, but was challenged hard by new comer Yvette Deacon.. Anna Claimed the Title with Yvette in 2nd and Emma Fooooorrrrrrrraaannnnnnnn 3rd.. 

Jnr Men 15-18 What a Tough Class this is, especially as there's some Super Class Guys in here , and they don't Hang about..!! (They even Pedal in Mid Air..!!) Winner of this Category was Ireland's very own Marius Strombergs Look a Like - Mathew 'The Machine' Malone , 2nd Sam Murphy and 3rd David Dorney - all very capable of winning the title on any given day.. PS: You Guys are a Joy to Watch.

Master 30-39 This Class included some of the Male 19-29 riders as well and they are Fast..!! Jake Campbell was setting the Pace all day, followed hotly by Joey O'Neill.. BCBC's Speedy Reidy, only back from a year out got caught in Traffic all day but still managed to entertain the crowd with his Crazy Jumping Skills.. All Ireland Title went to Joey 'Flip Flop' O'Neil, 2nd Jake Campbell and 3rd Jonny Reid. 

Lastly , and by no means Least- the Veterans.. Master 40+ The Man every one wants to beat in this Category is Eamon 'The General' Weir.. But it just Ain't Happening..!! Mark 'Sarge' Kennedy almost did just that , being on his heels all day, but his Taxi failed to get him over the line, but still a Very Creditable 2 Spot.. (One Day you will win everything- it is coming, hang in there) 3rd was Rider #46 Eugene 'Rossi' Jackson.. Ian 'The Champ' Hamilton said he was going to take this one easy, as hes conserving his energy to win the European Title.. He even had time for a Nice Ham Sandwich on the Track - Courtesy of Dean McConnell and Steve Bell.. PS, what did Stevie take before the first moto - he came flying out the traps like a Bat Out of Hell ..!! (Nought wrong with your auld Hips Beller..) 

Most Important of all, the riders all got round Safe and Sound, especially as The European Championships are next week in Bordeaux.. Good Luck to All Entering The Euros.. May The Wind be Always at your Back..

Pictures from BCBC, East Coast Bmx, Lisburn bmx, Ratoath Bmx, Annie Whitley & 2nd3rd & Finals
Pictures and Video from Lisburn Bmx

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