O’Neill top in 10 mile Time Trial league

In the pink! East Tyrone's Lorraine Jeffers gets into the mood for the Giro d'Italia  during the Omagh road TT. Pic. Alan Donnelly

In the pink! East Tyrone's Lorraine Jeffers gets into the mood for the Giro d'Italia during the Omagh road TT. Pic. Alan Donnelly

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John O’Neill of Spires Cycling Club was the winner of last week’s Round Two of the Somerville Body Repairs TT League over 10 miles on the Omagh Road with a very good time of 22 minute 13 seconds on a fast night.

Bob Talbot of Harps CC was the runner-up on the night coming in just three seconds slower. Training partners Gary Jeffers and Melvin Steele teamed up on a touring tandem to record a creditable 21 minutes 34 seconds.

Lorraine Jeffers continued her good form with a personal best whilst the most impressive newcomer was Michael Crawley with a 24minute 27 seconds.

Result in detail (East Tyrone unless stated)

1st John O’Neill (Spires) 22.13

2nd B Talbot (Harps) 22.16

3rd N Connolly (Strabane/ Lifford) 22.25

4th E Vallely (Square Wheelers) 22.28

5th I Ritchie (Clogher Valley) 23.11

6th M Hewitt 23.12

7th S Keenan (Omagh Wheelers) 23.51

8th Ann McFarland 24.21

9th M Crawley 24.27

10th D Donaghy (Island Whs) 24.42

11th H Martin (Clann Eireann) 24.53

12th B Kirkland (Harps) 24.57

Selected others: G Leonard 25.27, Lorraine Jeffers 25.57, K Wallace 26.04, G McGuckin 26.07, R Marks 26.32, A Martin 27.58.2, R Bruce 27.58.8, J Howard 29.07.

The race action (tonight) Thursday 15th May is Round Two of the JS Cycles Race League on the Cement Works circuit starting at 7.30pm.

East Tyrone’s Ellie Kelso is joint Overall Leader in the Under 12 Girls Category in the NPS Mtb League after finishing second in last week,s Second Round in Dublin.

Neil Kelso maintained his good form by placing third in the Under 10 Boys Event.

Finally Harvey Barnes competing on the Cycling UIster Youth Academy Team impressed the selectors by playing an important team role in the recent Kanturk Youth Two Day Event in County Cork. Harvey finished 10th Overall and best unplaced Under 15.

Harry McComb has been selected for the Cycling Ulster Junior Team for the forthcoming Donegal 3 Day.