Charlie Prendergast, Eoghan McArdle-Ruane prove strongest in Mayo

Posted on: June 7th, 2019

Charlie Prendergast has taken his sixth win of the road race season at the John Holian Cup in Cross, Co Mayo, promoted by Western Lakes Cycling Club (Photo: Sean Rowe)

Charlie Prendergast has taken victory in the John Holian Cup in Co Mayo after breaking clear late in the contest with Eoghan McArdle Ruane.

In the two-up sprint to the line Castlebar CC’s Prendergast, a prolific winner this year, squeezed out Galway Bay CC’s Ruane.

In the scrap for 3rd place just behind the winner and runner-up Sean O’Malley was best for promoting club Western Lakes CC.

Run off in a handicapped format over 55km out of the village of Cross, the racing was fast with the scratch group only mopping up the last of those ahead in the final 5km.

When the catch was made the eventual winner and runner-up got off the front, eking out a lead that proved the winner of the race.

It was Prendergast’s sixth win of the year. He has also won the recent Newbridge GP as well as the Deanside Cup and Waller Cup.

Earlier in the season he also won a stage and the overall at Rás Mhaigheo and has taken six other podium placings aside from his victories.

After the top three in Cross this evening, Padraig Marrey was 4th in the colours of Western Lakes ahead of Prendergast’s Castlebar team mates David Brody and David Walsh.

Fri, June 7th: John Holian Cup

Cross, Co Mayo

Promoted By Western Lakes CC

  1. Charles Prendergast Castlebar CC
  2. Eoghan McArdle Ruane Galway bay CC
  3. Sean O’Malley Western Lakes CC
  4. Padraig Marrey Western Lakes CC
  5. David Brody Castlebar CC
  6. David Walsh Castlebar CC

Prime Winners

  • Francis Togher Cunga CC
  • Feidhlim Dignan Galway bay CC