Burren Racing Team shine at Newcastlewest CC Classic

Burren Racing Team shine at Newcastlewest CC Classic



The Burren Racing Team that competed in Newcastle West on Sunday

8 Riders from  Burren Racing Team competed in the Newcastlewest CC’s Classic on Sunday and enjoy their best weekend of results to date.

The Clare team registered their best results to date with Bellharbour man Mark Shannon winning the main 125 km A1/A2 race from a stacked field of some of the country’s best riders. Team mate Jarlath Hassett’s finished just  behind Shannon in 5th place.

Mark Shannon from Bellharbour crosses the finish line

In the Under 16 event Burren rider Danny MacDonald finished in an excellent 6th place.

Ger Troy registered his best result to date winning the 80 km A4 race. Solid performances from Troy’s teammates Mick Davis, Finbar Conheady & Brian Nevin rounded off an excellent day of racing for the Clare team.

Ger Troy registered his best result to date winning the 80 km A4 race

Burren Racing team have gone from strength to strength this season with results achieved every weekend.

Next up for Burren Racing team is next Saturdays Crotty & Cotter Cup in Kilmihil.

Full results here.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.