Well done to all Ulster riders in last week`s National Road Championships at Kilcullin promoted by Orwell Wheelers.
Top of the pile was 2014 Commonwealth games rider Lydia Boylin (Team WNT) who retained her Women`s Road title. Also making it in to the top 10 were Eileen Burns (Ballymena Road Club), 7th and Katherine Smyth (Team Madigan) who finished 10th.


Lydia Boylan on the top step of the Women`s National Championship podium for the second year running.






The Men`s event also saw victories for Ulster, this time in the M50 category with John Madden (Dig Deep) taking the Gold medal and Sean Hargan (Phoenix CC) taking the Gold in the M60 event.


(L) John Madden shows his delight at winning the National M50 Road Race title at Kilcullen last week.




(R) Sean Hargan (Phoenix CC) on the podium with his M60 National Champion`s Jersey.




The Elite category was won by Nicolas Roche, with Connor McConvey (An Post) narrowly missing out on a medal – in 4th place.

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Connor McConvey sprints to the line for second place, finishing behind former three-time National Champion Matt brammier and Michael O`Loughlin while outgoing champion Damien Shaw looks on.



Mark Downey (VC Toucy) finished 6th overall, giving him the Silver medal in the Under 23 category, with Angus Fyffe (Omagh Wheelers) 14th and Matty Teggart (AC Bissonte) 15th.

In the Women`s Time Trial event, Eileen Burns suffered mechanical difficulties which saw her finish just out of the medals in 4th place, with Joanne Regan (Termoneeney CC) in 7th and Karen Hull (Phoenix CC) 8th.

In the Men`s event, comeback man Marcus Christie finished 6th with Mark Downey 7th (and 4th in the U23 category) and Chris McGlinchey (CRC) in 10th.