Photo: Sharon McFarland

Orchard CC promoted the national youth road championships in County Armagh over the weekend with 200 riders participating across the various age categories.

The time trial and road race took place on Saturday in Hamiltonsbawn while Markethill hosted the criterium on Sunday.

Cycling Ulster Chairperson, Tommy McCague said:

“It was great to have this year’s national youth championships take place in Ulster and see so many riders from across the country taking part.

“Promoting a national championship and catering for the different age categories is a massive undertaking and I know there were many months of hard work done in preparing for the event by Orchard CC.

“On behalf of Cycling Ulster, I want to commend Orchard CC for organising the championships and Glenn Dunwoody in particular and the sponsors. The host club’s volunteers were also supported by neighbouring clubs and officials from all over Ireland and we are grateful to all of them.

“There was also great hospitality shown by the people of Hamiltonsbawn and Markethill who welcomed the event to their villages.

“Cycling Ulster were pleased to have officials involved in such a successful running of the blue riband event in road cycling for our youth competitors and look forward to seeing all of the riders develop in the future.

“Finally, I want to wish a speedy recovery to Donagh O’Connor who crashed heavily in the crit and congratulate all of the Ulster riders on their excellent achievements.”

Click HERE for TT results.

Click HERE for RR results.

Click HERE for Criterium results.

Photos of the event by Sharon McFarland can be seen HERE.