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1975 Paddy Flanagan Kildare Wins The Discover Ireland Ras Tailteann
By Eddie Dawson
May 10, 2007, 08:57


Discover Ireland Rás Tailteann

7th - 15th. June 1975

Route

Stage 1: Dublin To Monaghan, 76.5 Miles.
Dublin, Ashbourne, Slane, Collen, Ardee, Carrickmacross, Castleblaney,  Clontibret, Monaghan.

Stage 2: Monaghan To Letterkenny, 81 Miles.
Monaghan, Enyvale, Aughnacloy, Omagh, Strabane, Lifford, Castlefin, Stranorlar, Letterkenny.


Stage 3: Letterkenny To Donegal, 85 Miles.
Letterkenny, Fintown, Glenties, Ardara, Glengesh Pass, Glencolmcille, Carrick, Killybegs, Dunkineely, Donegal.

Stage 4: Donegal To Castlebar, 94 Miles.
Donegal, Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Sligo, Ballysadare, Colloonely, Tubbercurry, Charlestown, Swinford, Bohola, B
ellavary, Castlebar.

Stage 5: Castlebar To Galway,50 Miles.
Castlebar, Ballinrobe, Kilmaine, Shrule, Headford, Galway.

Stage 5B: Criterium In Galway City 20 Miles.

Stage 6: Galway To Limerick 81 Miles.

Galway, Oranmore, Craughwell, Loughrea, Woodford, Clonco Bridge, Scarriff, Killaloe, O'Briensbridge, Limerick.

Stage 7: Limerick To Kilkenny 86 Miles.
Limerick, Annacorry, Newport, Milestone, Thurles, Cashel, Ballinure, Killenaule, Ballyline, Kilkenny.

Stage 8: Kilkenny  To Naas, 85.5 Miles.
Kilkenny, Leighlinbridge, Tullow, Hacketstown, Rathdangan, Aughavannagh, Drumgoff, Laragh, Wicklow-Gap, Hollywood, Ballymore Eustace, Two-Mile-House, Naas.

Stage 9A: Naas,  7 Mile T.T.

Stage 9B: Phoenix Park, 15 X 2 Mile Circuit.


Race Director:      Jim Kelly

Race Director Jim Kelly

Seamus Kennedy, National Cycling Association

A. Mahdi Algeria Waits For The Start Of Stage 4 In Donegal Town

Stage Winners:

Stage 1:   Dublin To Monaghan, 76 Miles.    S.Kennedy (N.C.A.)  2-55-30

Stage 2:   Monagahan To Letterkenny, 81 Miles.  W. Thomann (Germany)  3-11-30

Stage 3:   Letterkenny To Donegal, 85 Miles.  N. Clarke (N.C.A.)  4-40-00

Stage 4:   Donegal To Castlebar, 95 Miles.  S. O'Hanlon (N.C.A.)  3-59-30

Stage 5A: Castlebar To Galway, 50 Miles.   N. Clarke (N.C.A.)  2-00-10

Stage 5B: Galway Criterium, 20 Miles.   M. Nulty (N.C.A.)   45.00

Stage 6:   Galway To Limerick, 81 Miles.  J. Cashin (Tipperary)  3-14-55

Stage 7:   Limerick To Kilkenny, 86 Miles.   M. Hamza (Algeria)  3-40-15

Stage 8:   Kilkenny To Naas, 86 Miles.  S. O'Hanlon  (N.C.A.)  4-11-15

Stage 9A: Naas  7 Miles Time Trial,    P.Flanagan (Kildare ) 14.30

Stage 9B: Phoenix Park, Dublin, 30 Miles.  N. Clarke (N.C.A.) 46.26


Noel Clarke Meath Winner Of 3 Stages In 75

 

 General Classification

1.

2.      

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

P. Flanagan, Kildare.

J. Zebisch, Germany.  

S. Kennedy, N.C.A.

A. Zekri, Algeria

S. O’Hanlon N.C.A.

N. Clarke, N.C.A.

A. Gentilhomme, France

M. Cahill, Cork A

J. McNally, Dublin

A. Mahdi, Algeria

29- 08-59

      01-19

      03-16

      04-02

      04-22

      07-38

      12-11

      15-48

      16-13

      17-49

Team International Ireland
S.O'Hanlon, B Power,S. Kennedy, M. Nulty, N. Clarke

County Team Meath A
C.Nulty, D.Devin, M.McKenna, G. Howard, E. Connolly.

Start Of Stage 3 Letterkenny To Donegal Billy Kennedy Tipperary, Noel Clark National Cycling Association, Joe Cashin Tipperary, Race Leader Paddy Flanagan Kildare, Tony Mooney Sligo & Colm Nulty Meath A
 

List Of Competitors 1975

      Algeria

1.       D. Zekri

2.       A. Mahdi

3.       M. Hamza

4.       A. Haouas

5.       M. Merzoug

 

France

6.       A. Gentilhomme

7.       S. Campomones

8.       P. Sabourin

9.       R. Chavagnec

10.   C. Dory

 

Germany

11.   J. Zebisch

12.   B. Zebisch

13.   W. Thomann

14.   F. Krun

 

Bavaria

15.   H. Schinz

16.   J. Stitner

17.   R. Stingl

 

N.C.A.

18.   S. O’Hanlon

19.   B. Power

20.   S. Kennedy

21.   M. Nulty

22.   N. Clarke

 

Antrim

23.   J. McAloon

24.   D. McKee

25.   G. Lundy

26.   E. Magennis

27.   B. Davey

 

Cork A

28.   M. Cahill

29.   J. Keogh

30.   D. O’Connell

31.   C. Moylan

32.   J. Sullivan

 

Cork B

33.   M. O’Connell

34.   F. Kearney

35.   S. Curtin

36.   E. Deady

 

Down

37.   B. Monaghan

38.   J. McSharry

39.   S. O’Hare

 

Dublin

40.   L. Keegan

41.   S. Eagan

42.   J. McNally

 

Galway

43.   T. O’Neill

44.   T. Mannion

45.   M. Lydon

 

Kildare

46.   P. Flanagan

47.   L. Cannon

48.   E. Thackaberry

49.   P. Byrne

50.   W. McConn

 

Limerick

51.   J. Houlihan

52.   J. Kelly

53.   J. Slattery

 

Louth

54.   J. Murphy

55.   C. Rooney

56.   D. Keenan

 

Meath A

57.   C. Nulty

58.   D. Devin

59.   M. McKenna

60.   G. Howard

61.   E. Connolly

 

Meath B

62.   T.P. Reilly

63.   M. Fay

64.   S. Maguire

65.   M. Kennedy

66.   T. Booth

 

Sligo

67.   T. Mooney

68.   M. O’Hara

69.   F. McGovern

70.   M. Callaghan

 

Tipperary

71.   W. Kennedy

72.   John Cashin

73.   T. Cuddihy

74.   Joe Cashin

 

Carlow

75.   John Lawlor

 

Armagh

76.   M. Bann-Lavery

 

Monaghan

77.   T. Murphy

 

Paddy Flanagan, Kildare, winning the 1975 Discover Ireland Rás Tailteann with rider No. 29 Jim Keogh, Cork A, on Paddy's right.
Ben McKenna Meath A Team & Shay O'Hanlon In Action During the 1975 Rás


Shay O'Hanlon, National Cycling Association

Gabriel Howard Meath No 60 A Team and Ni 12 B. Zebisch Germany on stage two to Letterkenny

T.P. Reilly Meath B Team and Shay O'Hanlon National Cycling Association Team on Stage Two

H. Schinz, Bavaria, Bobby Power N.C.A, Martin O'Hara Sligo Shay O'Hanlon N.C.A.

Seamus Kennedy National Cycling Association Enjoys A Pint Of Milk At The Finish

The 1975 NCA team Shay O'Hanlon, Noel Clarke, Seamus Kennedy(in Race Leaders Yellow Jersey Which he lost to Paddy Flanagan on the last day), Bobby Power & Michael Nulty

P. Sabourin, R. Chavagnec, S. Campomones ,A. Gentilhomme, C. Dory France Kelly Carpets

Willie McConn, Emanuel Thackaberry, Paddy Flanagan (Rás Winner) Liam Cannon

The Lmerick Ferenka Team J.Holohan, J. Kelly, J.Waters (Manager) J. Slattery

Meath A Team, Gabriel Howard, Martin McKenna, Eddie Connolly, Colm Nulty & Denis Devin

Members Of The Algerian Team Before The Stage Start In Limerick City



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