Monie Nolan Memorial – Balscaddan

5 laps of a 5 mile hilly circuit, only 25 miles, but everyone will tell you that they had sore legs on Wednesday morning I attacked on the second laps in a 53 * 14 on the Stamullen hill and Brian Ahern latched onto me, and we were then to be joined by a very strong Phil Finnegan and another comeback boy Peter Dunne. The hammer went down and I was on the big gears most of the night Peter was feeling the pace but didn’t stop riding through, but Ahern and Finnegan were strong On the second last ascent of the climb Phil punctured and Peter was dropped which left myself and Brian on our own with a 30 second gap Into the last 2 miles and on the climb for the last time Brian attacked my but I felt good and rode back up to him Looking back I should of attacked him because I felt very strong but with a group of 7, at 20 seconds I decided to keep riding I lead out the sprint which is usually against my own sprinting rules and I paid the penalty, losing by a few inches A good night for the club was capped with Peppe finishing a strong sixth and Gearoid getting 3rd B, as well as good performances from Brendan and Matt