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Voted 'Best Club of the Year' by Cycling Ireland
Three of Omagh Wheelers talented crop of youngsters picked up awards at the recent Cycling Ulster Awards ceremony.
Somhairle Owens fisher was awarded for performance on the track, on the road and most recently for performance during the Ulster Cyclocross Season. The highlight was a gold medal in the Ulster U-14 Time Trial event. Somhairle was also runner up in the Cycling Ulster Youth Academy League and picked up a bronze medal at the Ulster CX championships in Mallusk as well as finishing third in the Ulster CX League.
Somhairle was joined on the podium on various podiums by another U-14 Joseph Owens who was awarded for top performances on the road. Joe was the bronze medal winner at the Ulster U-14 Time Trial. Joe also had a strong CX season winning the Phoenix CC event at Lady Dixon Park in Belfast.
Representing the Girls Rachel Mc bride was rewarded for a year of improvement with a Silver Medal in the Junior Ladies category at the Ulster Cyclocross Championships and a top ten finish in the Ulster CX league. Rachel also won the U-15 CUYA Girls League title.
These youngsters are all a product of the thriving youth program being delivered by Omagh Wheelers. In 2018 the youth program is being headed by Charlie Fisher with coaching programmes being developed by Olly Logan and Stevie Mc Kenna.
On a fantastic night for the Omagh Club, the Tour Of Omagh A4 and Ladies 3 Day Race was also signled out for praise lifting the award for best competitive event in Ulster. Club Chairman Sean Kelly, Race Director Stevie Mc Kenna and long-time race supported Mark Mc Aleer were on hand to receive the award on behalf of the Club.
This was fitting recognition for an event which is now the best of its kind in Ireland.