Ras Mumhan 2015

Stage 4 - Killorglin-Beaufort-Killorglin Town Centre Circuit. 117km.

The final stage of Ras Mumhan was held earlier today in Killorglin in glorious sunshine. Jerry, Cormac, Neil and Gareth again lined up for Tralee Manor West. The stage pace was frantic from the start and never let up for the 117km stage. Padi O'Brien made it 3 stage wins from 4 and Lacey Cup winner Sean McKenna won the overall event. Congratulations to Cormac, Jerry, Neil, Gareth and Brian who raced superbly over the event. As mentioned on an earlier post we wish Brian Harte a speedy recovery following his injury. A special mention to Cormac Daly too who racing his first Ras Mumhan finished 2nd in the A3 category which is some achievement. Thanks to Killorglin CC for running such a great event.

A big thanks now to Tony Daly who volunteered his time and provided back up to the riders all weekend. Also to Cian Hogan Sports Massage who looked after our riders ensuring their maximum recovery and being fresh for each stage start. The riders mentioned on numerous occasions that the support they got from our club members on each of the 4 stages was exceptional. It gave the guys a huge boast so thank you to all that came out and supported them. Finally, a massive thank you to team manager Barry Murphy. Barry has yet again gone beyond the normal call of duty in preparing the team for this years Ras Mumhan, The months of hard work ensured everything went smoothly for the team. 


Ras Mumhan 2015

Stage 3 - Waterville-Ballinskelligs-Portmagee-Coom an Easpaigh-Waterville. 142km.

Stage 3 started and finished in Waterville. A 142km stage around the roads of South Kerry which was an extremely rolling route and also took in the Category 1 climb of Coom an Easpaigh. Unfortunately Brian Harte who picked up a nasty injury on yesterdays stage was out of the Ras Mumhan. So Jerry, Cormac, Neil and Gareth lined up for Tralee Manor West this morning in beautiful sunshine. However strong winds added to an already tough day. Neil had a mechanical and had to switch bikes but battled on and rode very strongly. Cormac, Jerry and Gareth also impressed again today. Best of luck for the final day in Killorglin in the morning. The guys would particularly like to thank all the Tralee Manor West club members who have been giving them huge support along the roads over the past three days. It has meant a huge deal to them so thanks guys.

Photos from Maura Lynch Moriarty.