Youth Section

National Youth Championships 2013

Last Weekend over 130 underage cyclist went to enniscorthy to compete in the Underage National Championships. It took place over two days and the competition was fierce. The Wheelers were represented by Odhran Stynes, Ryan Byrne and Daragh Ferris in the U15 category and Seamus Sinnott and Andrew Maguire in the U16 and Hugh Maguire in the U12s. Unfortunately Brendan Wright was unable to compete in the U16s due to a bad sprain which has him on crutches for the next week.


On Saturday morning there was a 5.1 km Time Trial around the old Dublin Road.

In the U15 category Ryan was 9th with a time of 7:55 and Odhran was 15th with a time of 8:06 and Darragh 21st with a time of 8:52.

In the u16 category Andrew was 27th with a time of 8:23 and Seamus was 21st with a time of 8:06.

In the U12 category Hugh was 18th with a time of 10:46.


On Saturday evening there was a road race around the hilly Monageer circuit which saw the U15s complete 3 laps and the U16s complete 4 and the U12s 1 lap.

After a tough race Odhran finished in the first bunch in 15th place with Ryan just behind in 18th place and Daragh in 21st place  in the U15s and in the U16s the race Seamus finished 10th. Unfortunately a broken valve meant Andrew was unable to finish the race. In the U12`s hugh put in a very good performance and finished 19th.


Sunday morning was the last All ireland race and was a criterium around a technical circuit in Enniscorthy town.

The u15s completed 20 mins and 3 laps. After being held up by a crash on the last corner into the finish Ryan and Odhran finished 7th and 8th. Unfortunatley daragh was pulled from the race but put up a very good race till then.

The U16s completed 30mins and 4 laps. Seamus finished 9th and unfortunatley Andrew was pulled from the race after a very fast paced leading group caught up with him. This is one of Andrews first races back and he had a very good weekend.

The U12s completed 10mins and 2 laps. Hugh put in another good performance on one of his first races this year and finished 19th.

On the GC after the Weekend Odhran was 13th overall and Ryan was 11th and Darragh 19th place in the U15s. In the U16s the overall GC result was Seamus 11th and Andrew 27th. In the U12s Hugh finished 18th overall.


The lads raced against some very tough competition in each category and finished very well. Well done lads. Well done to Hugh Maguire who completed the full two day and finished well. Another Maguire to watch for the future.

Thanks to all the club members who came up and supported the Lads over the Weekend: Brendan, Cathal, Johnny, Frank, Gary, Mark, George ,Billy, Michael and others.

Thanks to Bernie for providing food for the lads for this weekend and at other races during the year.

This is the Last Calender event for the lads. While Odhran ,Ryan and Darragh have another year at U16 level. Seamus Brendan and Andrew will be moving onto Junior next year where they will be contesting the Junior Tour of  Ireland.

Last of all on behalf of the Youth`s I would like to thank our coach Gary Morris who has played a vital roll in our training for the year and has looked after us on and off the bike. Looking forward to a better 2014 season already and best of luck to Gary who recently upgraded to A3.

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Youth Leinster Championships


Last Sunday two youth`s Ryan Byrne and Seamus Sinnott travel to Kilmessan for the U16 Leinster Youth Championships.


Well done to Ryan Byrne who finished 3rd in the race.


Unfortunately a crash saw Seamus unable to finish.


Seamus is making a full recovery from the crash at home, and will be back along with Brendan, Ryan and Odhran to race in Enniscorthy in the All Ireland`s in  two weeks time.

We wish Seamus a speedy recovery from all at  Wexford Wheelers.




Errigal International Youth Tour 2013

Last weekend 3 youth`s from the Wheeler`s travelled to Churchill Co.Donegal for the Errigal Youth Tour. They were Seamus Sinnott, Odhran Stynes and Ryan Byrne. Seamus Sinnott travelled as part of the U16 Leinster Team. Brendan Wright was due to travel to compete also but unfortunately became sick the night before. This years Tour attracted Teams from Scotland, Spain, and as far as South Africa. Altogether there was 215 Underage from 11 up to 16 years old. In the U16 category there was 83 approx riders.

Stage 1: Road Race

Saturday`s stage 1 was a hilly course where the U16`s completed 5 lap`s of the 9 km course.

After a tough race the results were:

Seamus Sinnott 45th  at  01:25:16.5

Odhran Stynes 51st at 01:28:40.8

Ryan Byrne 62nd at 01:31:47.8

Unfortunately Seamus suffered a mechanical and Slaney`s Fionn jordan crashed on the first lap and a post race inspection found a crack in his frame and a buckled wheel. Luckily Bill Jordan was on hand to modify his bike for Fionn to use.

Stage 2: Hill Climb

Sunday morning`s stage 2 was a 1.8 km Hill Climb.

Seamus finished 52nd with a time of 3:30

Odhran finished 63 with a time of 3:37

Ryan finished 70th with a time of  3:45

Aaron Swan of FBD Ireland won the stage with a time of 2:50

Stage 3: Road Race

Sunday Afternoon`s stage was another hilly stage with a Tour De France like moment on one particular hill. This was a fast stage with speeds reaching 80km/h. The results were:

Seamus 41st

Odhran 48th

Ryan 66th

Stage 4: Criterium

This was a very fast paced race with the U16`s due to complete 35 mins + 5 laps.

Unfortunately the lads along with most of the other riders were pulled in as the race leaders put on a very strong pace and lapped most of the others. Out of 80 U16 riders only approx. 20 riders managed to finish the criterium.

The final G.C. results were:

Seamus Sinnott 40th with a time of 03:57:15

Odhran Stynes 49th with a time of 04:05:36

Ryan Byrne 60th with a time of :04:16:11


Odhran finished 19th in the White Jersey (U15) competition

Ryan Byrne finished 25th in the White Jersey (u15) Competition.


The lad`s had a tough weekend and were up against tough international competition. They enjoyed every moment of it and there will be a team of Odhran and Ryan returning next year to contest the hills once more while Seamus will be moving onto the Junior Tour with Brendan Wright next year.

We would like to thank Johnny and Sylvia in The Bike Shop for servicing our bikes free of charge for this event and to the committee who without there financial contribution this weekend may not have been possible for us.




Well done Seamus



Congratulations to U16 rider Seamus Sinnott who was selected for the Leinster Team for the Errigal Youth Tour this weekend. Seamus has had a very good season so far this year.

Also well done to Slaney`s Fionn Jordan on getting selected for the team also.


Brendan Campbell Memorial



Today 3 youth`s from the Wheeler`s traveled to Donore in Co.Meath to compete in the Brendan Campbell Memorial Race. The race itself was hilly and a wind made it tougher.

After the 37 kms of racing the results were Seamus Sinnott 5th, Odhran Stynes 9th. Unfortunately Ryan Byrne was held up by a crash on the second lap and was chasing the group for the remainder of the race.



S.E.R.C Youth 2 Day

The S.E.R.C. Youth 2 day is taking place on July 13th and 14th.

More information will be published on and on their facebook page in the coming days.

The application form is now here. Youth Two day entry form-1

Mount Leinster Challenge 2013

On Saturday the wheeler`s youth`s consisting of Odhran, Ryan, Andrew and Seamus took part in the Mount Leinster Challenge 2013. It was well organised and well ran event and we would like to thank Liam Ruth and his team for the event. The 100km route took in the tough climb of the Corrabutt and then crossing  Mt.Leinster and back to Kiltealy for a well deserved food stop. Thanks to Slaney Cycling Club for inviting and looking after the youth`s on the day.


A4/Novice/Underage league



The 2013 Slaney Novice /A4 league commences on Wednesday April 24th with a road race on the Davidstown Circuit.

Sign on from 6.15pm. Sign on will close at 6.40pm sharp to get races off on time. First race off at 6.50pm.

Format like last year underage off first, than a handicapped novice and A4 race. As previously race is open to licenced

(Club or Full) members of Barrow Wheelers, SERC, Slipstream, Slaney, Wexford Wheelers and Marble City Cyclers.

Youth’s Dublin christmas trip

On Thursday last 5 youth’s travelled to Dublin for the Christmas trip. These were Matthew Corrigan , Eoin Allen, Brendan Wright, Phillip Gordon and Odhran Stynes with Billy Roche, Stephen Flood and Nicky Stynes. It was a great day which everyone enjoyed. The action started at i-skate in the RDS. If there was a prize fo the most falls it would have gone to Phillip Gordon with a record nine falls. Joint second was Eoin Allen and Nicky who both had two falls. After having a bite to eat we then went to Funderland for the afternoon. A great time was had by all and was finished with the youths going on the ferris wheel overlooking Dublin city. Special thanks on behalf of the youth`s go to Nicky, Stephen and Billy for planning the trip and for keeping us on schedule and for a brilliant day. Merry Christmas and have a happy new year.

Youth`s Trip


Anyone going on the youths trip could you please be at Wexford Train Station at 07:30 a.m tomorrow morning thursday 27th. We will be going to dublin and we will be going ice skating and will be going to funderland. We will be back at Wexford train station at 9:05 p.m. All you need to bring is some money for food. Please contact Nicky on 0894620556 to confirm that you are going or for more information.


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