Ryan McBride travelled to Lurgan Park this evening for the Clann Eireann Crit. The event formed part of the Ulster Youth Crit Series. After an injury earlier in the year Ryan has continued to show improvement and has shown grit and determination at every event. Despite a couple of DNFs earlier in the season Ryan has steadily clawed his way back into contention so every point is now vital. Tonight he didn't disappoint. He worked himself through the field of boys and had edged ahead by the end of the first lap. He was closely followed by Jamie Irwin of Apollo CC and Daniel Daly of Phoenix CC. The two boys worked well together trying to close the gap but Ryan gave a gritty performance and held out for the six lap race. A well deserved top podium place for Ryan. Congratulations Ryan.
Kudos must also go to young Matthew McAllister who continues to show improvement and secured a very respectable top ten place tonight.
Keep up the great work Ryan and Matthew.