A sunny day in the Wicklow hills on Sunday 28th June saw round 6 of the Irish championship – the Stanley woods trial ran by the MEC club .
It was a close day at the front of the proceedings in the expert grade. It was Jonny Lunney who took the early lead loosing only 15 marks on his 1st tag. Sean Doyle and Michael Burton, the two experienced usual front runners, were left with it all to do with Sean and Michael loosing 14 & 15 marks on their opening laps respectively.
It was the Greystones man Sean Doyle who took the challenge to the young ulster man . Putting in a strong performance of just 4 marks on the second tag to take it to a tie breaker. Sean took the win on cleans over Jonny both tied 23 marks. Michael Burton rounding out the top three.
That’s 3 wins from 3 starts for the Birkett Motorsport Scorpa on Irish soil. The bike looks to be performing well!
Veteran Paul McLoughlin took the semi expert class win on his old Yamaha ty over the rest of the field in their modern bikes loosing only 3 marks. Johnny Hagan loosing 5 and Mark Harris rounding off the podium on 18. This is a flash back to the years gone by!
Steven Cromie took the clubman class on 19 over Terry McKee on 22 and relative newbie to trials Derek Doyle stepped onto the final podium place.
Eamon O’Neill took the sportsman class from the past master octogenarian Cecil Coard with Scott McNeill rounding off the top 3.
In the youth A category , young Josh Hanlons uk riding is paying off taking the win from George Taylor.
The three close friends of Adam Harris, Anthony Dunne and Luke Coughlan battled it out once again in the B category.
Scott Callaghan , Conor Pierce and Cillian Doyle in youth C.
Harry smith took a small margin over Luke Keogh in the D class.
Thanks to all the event organisers and observers for their efforts.
Photo – ken Pierce