Niall Rock, All Ireland Champion
Niall Rock has followed last years Leinster Championship by winning the U11 Classic Walls All Ireland Championship, and winning it in fine style! This event was run as a three stage event comprising of TT, Crit & Road Race. He started by winning the Time Trial in a time of 10’02”, beating the second placed rider by 26 seconds. The event was run on a points for places basis and he followed the TT by getting clear and placing 2nd in the Crit. This placed him in a strong position coming into the Road Race when near disaster struck. He was in a small group of riders leading as the finished neared when they were misdirected by the Commissaire resulting in the chasing group getting ahead. To further compound the situation Niall fell as he tried to get back on course. Justice prevailed and the race was rerun and Niall’s 2nd place in the final bunch sprint cemented his victory. The presentation of the yellow jersey completed a great week for the Rocks, with the old man winning at the Boot and Karen placing 3rd in a Ladies race. The question now is will Niall now dye his hair to match his new jersey? Well done Niall were all proud of you!