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1969 Brian Connaughton Meath Wins Rás Tailteann
By Eddie Dawson
May 9, 2007, 20:17


Rás Tailteann

27th.June - 6th.July 1969 

Route

Stage 1:  Dublin To Dundalk 51 Miles.
Dublin, Balbriggan, Drogheda, Dunleer, Castlebellingham, Dundalk

Stage 2:  Dundalk To Ballinamore 71 Miles.
Dundalk, Culoville, Castleblaney, Ballybay, Newbliss, Clones, Belturbet, Ballyconnell, Ballinamore.

Stage 3:  Ballinamore To Ballina 83 Miles.
Ballinamore, Fenagh, Carrick-On-Shannon, Boyle, Coollooney, Ballysodare, Ballina.

Stage 4:  Ballina To Gort 97 Miles.
Ballina, Castlebar, Ballinrobe, Galway, Oranmore, Kilcolgan, Gort.

Stage 5:  Gort To Tralee 111 Miles.
Gort, Ennis, Limerick, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale, Castleisland, Farronfore, Tralee.

Stage 6:  Tralee To Cahersiveen 42 Miles.
Tealee, Castlemain, Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen,

Stage 7:  Cahersiveen To Kinsale 128 Miles.
Cahersiveen, Waterville, Sneem, Kenmare, Glengariff, anry, Drimoleague, Dunmanway, Bandon, Kinsale.

Stage 8:  Cork To Waterford 109 Miles.
Cork, Midleton, Youghal, Dungarvan, Lennybrien,Carrick-On-Suir, Waterford.

Stage 9:  Waterford To Carlow 83 Miles.
Waterford, New Ross, Wexford, Enniscorthy, Bunclody, Ballon, Carlow.

Stage10: Carlow To Dublin 50 Miles.
Carlow, Castledermot, Kilcullen, Naas, Dublin.

Race Director :

Brian Connaughton Meath Winner In 1969

Mike O'Donoghue Carlow Winner Of 3 Stages In The 1969 Rás

Stage Winners

Stage 1: Dublin To Dundalk 52 Miles.   S. Kennedy (Meath A) 2-00-05

Stage 2: Dundalk To Ballinamore 71 Miles.  M.O'Donoghue (Carlow) 2-55-30

Stage 3: Ballinamore To Ballina 85 Miles   J.Lonergan (Tipperary) 3-21-32

Stage 4: Ballina To Gort 98 Miles.   J. Mangan (Kerry) 4-03-14

Stage 5: Gort To Tralee 111 Miles.   J. Lonergan (Tipperary)  4-55-10

Stage 6: Tralee To Cahersiveen 42 Miles. S. O'Hanlon (Dublin) 2-00-04

Satge 7: Cahersiveen To Kinsale: 128 Miles.  M.O'Donoghue (Carlow)  5-32-10

Stage 8: Kinsale To Waterford 109 Miles.  B. Donnelly (Antrim)  4-22-30

Stage 9: Waterford To Carlow 83 Miles. M. O'Donoghue (Carlow)  3-44-00

Stage 10: Carlow To Dublin 50 Miles.   V. Sheridan (Kildare)  1-59-27

Vincent Sheridan, Kildare Stage Winner

General Classification 1969

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2.      

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5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

B. Connaughton, Meath  

J. Lonergan, Tipperary      

J. Grini, France 

L. Clarke, Meath A

J. Mangan, Kerry   

B. McKenna, Meath B 

T.P. Reilly, Meath B

G. Howard, Meath B

P. Wall, Waterford

D. McLarnon, Antrim

34-48-55

      04-53

      05-07

      07-18

      07-22

      09-49

      11-13

      12-20

      12-39

      14-05

Team Meath

S. Kennedy,   C. Nulty, L. Clarke, B. Connaughton, T.P. Reilly, C. Reynolds

Mike O'Donoghue Carlow

Competitors Of The 1969 Rás Tailteann

       Antrim

1.       B. Donnelly

2.       D. McLarnon

3.       B. Davey

4.       P. McGee

5.       B. Holmes

74.   H. Mulholland

 

        Down

6.       B. Monaghan

7.       J. McConvill

8.       M. Tinnelly

9.       J. Fallone

10.   M. Creighton

11.   J. Traynor

 

         Louth A

12.   K. Dolan

13.   D. Keenan

14.   S. O’Hare

15.   O. Reilly

 

         Louth B

16.   P. Grimes

17.   N. McKenna

18.   J. McNally

19.   T. Holton

20.   M. Grimes

 

         Carlow

21.   M. O’Donaghue

22.   E. Dawson

23.   M. Kinsella

 

         Tipperary

24.   T. Keily

25.   J. Lonergan

26.   F. Ryan

27.   S. Walsh

 

         Cork

28.   M. Cahill

29.   P. Sargent

30.   J. O’Sullivan

31.   M. Duggan

32.   P. O’Donoghue

33.   M. O’Donoghue

 

         Kerry

34.   G. Mangan

35.   P. Healy

36.   J. Mangan

37.   F. Foley

38.   J. Lacey

39.   M. Lacey

 

         Kildare

40.   V. Sheridan

41.   E. Tackaberry

42.   N. Lynch

 

Dublin

43.   S. O’Hanlon

44.   D. Carroll

45.   P. Wall

46.   L. Keegan

47.   A. Stynes

48.   F. Dames

 

Sligo

49.   T. Mooney

50.   M. O’Hara

51.   H. Harte

52.   J. Mullaney

53.   T. O’Neill

 

Meath A

54.   S. Kennedy

55.   C. Nulty

56.   L. Clarke

57.   B. Connaughton

58.   T.P. Reilly

59.   C. Reynolds

 

         Meath B

60.   T. Reilly

61.   B. McKenna

62.   L. Cannon

63.   N. Clarke

64.   J. Nulty

65.   G. Howard

 

         Limerick

66.   J. Houlihan

 

         Waterford

67.   P. Wall

68.   P. O’Sullivan

 

         France

69.   J.P. Cabassut

70.   F. Martin

71.   H. Prevost

72.   J. Grini

73.   G. Tamortishi

 


Mike O'Donaghue Mick KInsella Carlow Brian Connaughton Meath (Race Leader) unknown Mick Reidy (Carlow Team Manager) & Thomas Blanche outside the Court House in Carlow before the start of the final stage

Sligo Team Joe Mullaney, Harry Harte, Tony Mooney & Martin O'Hara

J. Lacey, Kerry

The Carlow Ras Team, Eddie Dawson, Mike O'Donoghue & Mick Kinsella

Jim McConvill Down receives his prize from All ireland Handball Champion Joey Maher Louth

Harry Harte Sligo ay the start of stage two of the 1969 Rás Tailteann from Dundalk To Ballinamore



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