Good Week for Aidan Hammond

A busy week of time trials for Aidan (Orwell, but honorary Swords Member) started with the Swords League 10 on the Tuesday in which he posted the fastest time of 22’09”. The next night himself and our own Pat Halpin placed second in the Des Twamley Memorial 2-up against at quality field around the Nags Head circuit in a time of 21’25”. Then it was off to for the 50 mile Clifton to Galway TT in which he finished 5th behind Scanlon, O’Loughlin, Helion and McNena (all full time internationals), so it wasn’t too bad I suppose. He did a 1-47-05, despite blowing his lights at 40 miles and struggling a bit over the last 10 miles. The Leinster 10 is next week and the National 25 is 3 weeks and the 50 about a week later. He also has the small matter of his club’s 25 C/ship to contend with, and sometimes that can be the one that puts you under the most pressure, as Simon will tell you. We wish him the best of luck in all these upcoming events.

1st Paul Healion (Usher Ins) & Neil O’Leary (Usher Ins) 20’27”
2nd Aidan Hammond (Orwell) & Pat Halpin (McNally Swords) 21’25”
3rd Gerard Madden (IMBRC) & Mark McCabe (IMRBC) 21’32”
4th Simon Whelan (McNally Swords) & Matt Kelly (McNally Swords) 21’48”
5th Karl Brannigan (Ravens) & John Dillon (Ravens) 22’25”
6th Brendan Conway (McNally Swords) & Jason Kelly (McNally Swords) 23’05”
7th Dave Woods(Usher Ins) & Joe Flood (Usher Ins) *mech prob 23’16”
8th Michael Macken(Garda Motorway)) & Alan Slevin (Garda Motorway) 23’19”
9th Caroline Kearney (McNally Swords) & Brian Jenkins (unatt) 24’10”
10th Roger Taggart (unatt) & Brian Crinnion (unatt) 24’17”
11th Edith Kearney (McNally Swords) & Hugh McElroy (unatt) 26’12”