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1972 John Mangan Setanta C.C. Wins Your Better Off Saving Rás Tailteann
By Eddie Dawson
May 9, 2007, 21:00



Rás Tailteann 1972 

23th. June - 2th.July

Route

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

Stage 2A: Dundalk To Belturbet, 49 Miles.
Dundalk, Carrickmacross, shercock, Cootehill, Belturbt

Stage 2B: Belturbet  To Donegal, 79 Miles.
Belturbet, Ballyconnell, Bawnboy, Geangevlin, Dowra, Drumkeerin, Manorhamilton, Kinlough. Bundoran, Ballyshannon, Ballintra, Donegal.

Stage 3:   Donegal To Dungloe, 74 Miles.
Donegal, Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Letterkenny, Drumbologe, Churchill, Dunlewey, Gaoth-Doehair Crolly, Dungloe.

Stage 4:   Dungloe To Sligo, 88 Miles.
Dungloe, Mass, Glenties, Ardara, Dunkineely, Inver, Mountcharles, Donegal, Ballintra, Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Tullaghan, Cliffony, Grange, Drumcliff, Sligo.

Stage 5A: Sligo To Tuam, 64 Miles.
Sligo, Ballysodare, Collooney, Tubbercurry, Charlestown, Beal-Atha-hAmhnais, Cloonfad, Dunmore, Tuam.

Stage 5B: Tuam To Ennistymon, 68 Miles.
Tuam, Claregalway, Galway, Oranmore, Kilcolgan, Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, Lisdoonvarna, Ennistymon.

Stage 6A: Individual Time Trial Ennistymon To Kilrush 26Miles.
Ennistymon, Lahinch, Miltown-Malby, Quilty, Creech, Kilrush.

Stage 6B: Tarbert To Killorglin, 44 Miles.
Tarbert, Listowel, Tralee, Castlemaine, Killorglin.

Satge 7:   Killorglin To  Kinsale ,111 Miles.
Killorglin, Killarney, Kenmare, Glengariff, Bantry, Drimoleague, Dunmanway, Ballineen, Bandon, Kilsale.

Stage 8:   Kinsale To Carrick-On-Suir, 91 Miles.
Kinsale, Cork, Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Cahir, Clonmel. Carrick-On-Suir.

Stage 9:   Carrick-On- Suir To Dublin, 99 Miles. 
Carrick-On-Suir, Nine-Mile-House, Callan, Kilkenny,  Leighlinbridge, Carlow, Castledermot, Kilcullen, Naas, Rathcoole, Dublin Phoenix Park 

Race Committee:  R. Williams, G. Keogh, P.Murphy

1972 John Mangan, Setanta C.C. Dublin Leads Shay O'Hanlon, Dublin In The Phoenix Park On The Way To Victory

Stage Winners:

Mike O'Donoghue Carlow 2nd. Overall And Winner Of 2 Stages

Stage 1:    Dublin To Dundalk, 51 Miles.   S.Kennedy (Meath A)  1-52-00

Stage 2A: Dundalk To Belturbet, 49 Miles. N. Clarke (Meath A) 2-13-10.

Stage 2B: Belturbet  To Donegal, 79 Miles.  M. O'Donoghue (Carlow)  3-35-45

Stage 3:   Donegal To Dungloe, 74 Miles.   S. Kennedy ( Meath A)  3-43-30

Stage 4:   Dungloe To Sligo, 88 Miles.   N. Clarke (Meath A)   3-52-10

Stage 5A: Sligo To Tuam, 64 Miles.  B. Dupin (France)  2-43.20

Stage 5B: Tuam To Ennistymon, 68 Miles.  C. Nulty (Meath B)  3=07-30

Stage 6A: Individual T.T. Ennistymon To Kilrush 26Miles.  M. O'Donoghue (Carlow)  1-11-31

Stage 6B: Tarbert To Killorglin, 44 Miles.  S. Kennedy (Meath A)  1-54-35

Satge 7:   Killorglin To  Kilsale ,111 Miles.  B. Dupin (France)  4-48-20

Stage 8:   Kinsale To Carrick-On-Suir, 91 Miles.  J. Lena (France)  3-44-05

Stage 9:   Carrick-On- Suir To Dublin, 99 Miles.  B. Dupin (France) 3.55.20

Noel Clarke Meath Outsprints Mike O'Donoghue Carlow On Stage 2 A Dundalk To Belturbet

Bernard Dupin France 7th Overall And Winner Of 3 Stages

 General Classification

1.

2.      

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

J. Mangan, Setanta C.C..

M. O’Donoghue, Carlow.  

B. Connaughton, Meath A.

S. O’Hanlon, Dublin A.

C. Nulty, Meath B.

D. Caqueret, France.

B. Dupin, France.

N. Clarke, Meath A.

S. Kennedy, Meath A.

E. Flanagan, Kildare.

 36-58-33       02-04

      02-15

      03-44

      04-07

      05-55

      07-02

      07-17

      09-21

      14-11


 
Team Winners Meath A
B.Connaughton, S. Kennedy, L.Clarke, N.Clarke, M. McKenna, M. Nulty


Seamus Kennedy Winner Of 2 Satges
 

 List Of Competitors 1972

 Armagh

1.    M. Bann-Lavery

2.    D. Wilson

3.    M. Moore

4.    B. McCartan

 

Kerry

5.    B. Flynn

6.    P. Healy

7.    D. Mangan

8.    M. Moriarty

9.    J. Lacey

10. M. Lacey

 

Meath A

11. B. Connaughton

12. S. Kennedy

13. L. Clarke

14. N. Clarke

15. M. McKenna

16. M. Nulty

 

Meath B

17. C. Reynolds

18. B. McKenna

19. T.P. Reilly

20. T. Reilly

21. J. McNally

22. C. Nulty

 

Dublin A

23. S. O’Hanlon

24. G. Howard

25. D. Carroll

26. D. Dignam

27. D. Mellon

28. J. Roche

 

Dublin B

29. P. Heyden

30. T. Campbell

31. C. McGrath

 

Cork

32. M. Cahill

33. C. Moylan

34. P. Sargent

35. J. Keogh

36. C. Ahearne

37. P. O’Donoghue

 

Tipperary

38. M.Twomey

39. J. Cahsin

40. T. Cuddihy

41. F. Hickey

42. S. Walsh

 

Louth

43. J. Murphy

44. P. Arrowsmith

45. C. Rooney

46. N. McGuill

47. M. Tinnelly

 

Antrim

48. B. Davey

 

Setanta C.C.

49. S. Egan

50. G. Mangan

51. J. Mangan

 

Galway

52. T. Gavin

53. B. Goode

54. M. Lydon

55. T. O’Neill

 

Kildare

56. E. Thackaberry

57. V. Sheridan

58. E. Flanagan

 

Carlow

59. M. O’Donoghue

60. J. Lawlor

 

Sligo

61. T. Mooney

62. M. O’Hara

 

Mayo

63. S. Hyland

64. P. Hyland

65. G. Geraghty

66. D. McHale

 

Down

67. B. Monaghan

 

France

68. B. Dupin

69. D. Caqueret

70. H. Prevost

71. D. Lefol

72. P. Mercklen

73. J. Lena

 

Individual

74. P. Donovan

 

Team Mates John Mangan Rás Winner And Gene Mangan Setanta C.C.

Dermot Dignam Dublin

Start of stage nine of the Your Better Off Saving Ras Tailteann From Carrick-On-Suir To Dublin,s Phoenic Park L To R Tony Mooney Sligo, Mike O'Donoghue Carlow,Martin Moore Armagh. Finbarr Hickey Tipperary, Bernard Dupin France. John Mangan Dublin Setanta C.C. (Yellow Jersey) Joe Cashin Tipperery No 12 with back shown Seamus Kennedy Meath & Dermot Dignam Dublin

Denis Mellon, Dublin Team
Before computers this is how the times were kept after each stage
Before computers this is how the times were kept after each stage

Martin Moore Armagh Competed In An Rás in 1972 and was in the winning break coming into the Phoenix Park for the finish. Seen Here On His Wedding Day to Anne In I977.

Tragic Footnote.
The Rás suffered its second tragedy when cyclist No 46 Noel McGill crashed on a slippery bridge near Ballintra about 15 miles from the finsh in Donegal. Noel later died of his head injuries in hospital.



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