Sonny Cullen Memorial

In what is traditionally the last road race of the IVCA season, Sean Lally took his season tally to 15 wins. He took victory by the narrowest of narrow margins from Anto Moran (Ravens CRT) in a bunch gallop that was a who’s who of vets racing. Victory was by the width of a tyre. Luckily we had a camera on the line as it was near impossible to judge by the naked. eye. This was race that meant a lot to Sean, as he learned much from the master when he began to win races in the earlier stages of his career. As Sean accepted the trophy from Sonny’s widow and sons he told all assembled that he would have swapped all his wins this year for this one. This was a race that has eluded him for many years and one he wanted to win in honour to a rider to which he respected so much.

1. Sean Lally (Swords CC), 2. Anto Moran (Ravens CRT), 3. Sean Bracken (Usher)
4. John O’Brien (Ushers,) 5. Ger Madden (Obelisk), 6. Eddie Lynch (Orwell)
1st Lady Orla Hendron (Orwell)
(Photo courtesy of Brendan Culleton)