Curry holds off Conroy’s challenge to take Irish junior cyclocross title

Posted on: January 11th, 2015

James Curry is the new national champion after a fantastic effort in Swords, north Dublin (Photo: Toby Watson)


By Brian Canty

James Curry is the new Junior Cyclocross National champion after storming to an impressive victory in very muddy conditions in today’s title race at a packed Ward River Valley Park venue in Swords, north Dublin.

The Banbridge CC man had around 30 seconds to spare on David Conroy (Donnybrook Landscapes Co-Scott) who took the silver medal while rounding out the podium was Conroy’s teammate Gareth Hegarty.

Curry (17) was runner-up to Rory Maguire (Phoenix CC) in the championships last year and recently admitted to stickybottle that he was “devastated” at that result.

So to go one better this year and take the title will no doubt give him enormous satisfaction.

We’ll have much more on this later…