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1983 Philip Cassidy Raleigh Ireland Wins The Dairy Rás Tailteann
By Eddie Dawson
May 10, 2007, 17:51


Dairy Rás Tailteann

25th. June - 3rd. July


Stage 1: Dublin To Killeshandra, 144 Kms.

Ceremonial Start G.P.O. Dublin, Clonee, Dunahaughlin, Navan, Kells, Ballinlugh, Oldcastle Virginia, Cavan, Butlersbridge, Belturbet, Milltown, Killeshandra.

Stage 2: Killeshandra To Tuam, 154 Kms.

Killeshandra, Ballinamore, Drumshambo, Mount Allen, Keadue, Ballyfarnon, Ballinafad, Curlew Mountain KOM, Boyle, Frenchpark, Castlerea, Ballymore, Dunmore, Tuam.

Stage 3: Tuam  To Nenagh, 150 Kms.

Tuam, Galway, Oranmore, Ardrahan, Gort, Knockatoo Mountain KOM, Tulla, Broadford, Portroe, Nenagh.

Stage 4: Nenagh To Tralee,179 Kms.

Nenagh, Dolla, Ballingbrooke, Milestone, Donohill, Tipperary, Emly, Knocklong, Rath Luirc, Drumcolliher, Broadford, Glenquinn, Abbeyfeale, Beheenagh, Reanagown Cross Roads, Tralee

Stage 5: Tralee To Blarney, 152 Kms.

Tralee, Farranfore, Killarney, Molls Gap KOM, Kenmare, Kilgarvan, Morleys Bridge, Inchee Mountain KOM, Coolea, Baile Bhuirbe, Macroom, Coachford, Dropsey, Iniscarra, Blarney


Stage 6: Blarney To Carrick-On-Suir, 148 Kms.

Blarney, Neutralised for 14 Kms, Middleton, Tallow, Lismore, Cappoquin, Lemybrien, Carrick-On-Suir, Kilsheelin, Gorteen Wood KOM, Rathgormak, Carrick-On-Suir.

Stage 7: Carrick-On-Suir To Wexford, 112 Kms. 
Carrick-On-Suir, Callan, Thomastown, New Ross Wexford.


Stage 8: Wexford To Wicklow Gap, 121 Kms.

Wexford, Enniscorthy, Bunclody, Shillelagh, Tinahealy, Aughrim, Aughavannagh KOM, Glenmalure, Drumgoff KOM, Laragh, Glendalough, Wicklow Gap KOM.

Stage 9: Blessington To Phoenix Park, Dublin, 102 Kms.
Blessington, Naas, Sallins, Clane, Kilcock, Leixlip, Lucan, Tinkers Hill, Castleknock College, Whites Gates, 12 Laps 2 km. Circuir Phoenix Park.

Race Director:      Dermot Dignam

Stage Winners:

Ben Mckenna, race Commissaire, starting a stage of the Rás.

Philip Cassidy, Raleigh Ireland Winner Of Stage 2

John McQuaid Dublin B

Stage 1:   Dublin To Killeshandra, 144 Kms.   T. Murphy  (Dublin B)  3-27-5

Stage 2:
   Killeshandra To Tuam, 154 Kms.   P. Cassidy (Raleigh Ireland)  3-50-00

Stage 3:   Tuam  To Nenagh, 150 Kms.   T.Murphy (Dublin B)  3-27-55

Stage 4:   Nenagh To Tralee,179 Kms.   G. Sonnen (Belgium)   4-47-00

Stage 5:   Tralee To Blarney, 152 Kms.   J. McQuaid (Dublin B)  3-37-00


Stage 6:   Blarney To Carrick-On-Suir, 148 Kms.  R. Kimmage (Dublin C)  3-48-00

Stage 7:   Carrick-On-Suir To Wexford, 112 Kms.  B. McCormack (Dublin B)  2-37-00


Stage 8:   Wexford To Wicklow Gap, 121 Kms.  D. Whitehall (Scotland)  3-19-00

Stage 9:   Blessington To Phoenix Park, Dublin, 102 Kms.  O McQuaid (Dublin B)  2-30-00

Oliver McQuaid Dublin B Team on his way to winning stage 9 of the Dairy Rás Tailteann In The Phoenix Park followed by race winner Philip Cassidy Raleigh Ireland

The Big Men Of 83 Philip Cassidy Raleigh Ireland Race Winner Jamie McGahan, Scotland 3rd Overall & Garry Thompson Raleigh Ireland 2nd Overall

General Classification











P. Cassidy, Raleigh Ireland
G. Thompson Raleigh Ireland

J. McGahan, Scotland

R. Kimmage, Dublin C

J. McQuaid, Dublin B

A. Harrison, Dublin A

D. Whitehall, Scotland

R. Melrose, Scotland
B. McCormack, Dublin B
T. Murphy, Dublin B

 31-31-45       03-18







Overall  Winner
Philip Cassisy, Ireland

Overall Winner Philip Cassidy Ireland
Points Winner
R. Kimmage, Dublin C

Rapheal Kimmage Stage Winner Carrick-On-Suir , Points Winner 4th.Overall
Mountain Winner
D. Whitehall ,Scotland

International Team Winners Scotland
J. McGahan, K. Clarke, R. Melrose, S. Whitehall
County Team Winners Dublin B
O. McQuaid, B. McCormac, M. Kelly, J. McQuaid, M. Walsh, T. Murphy
Garry Thompson Raleigh Ireland 2nd Overall @ 3-18
List Of Competitors 1983


1.          D. Gilleran

2.          P. Cassidy

3.          G. Thompson

4.          P. Kimmage



5.          Blagojevc

6.          Deplagne

7.          Theniere

8.          Vitalis



9.          J. McGahan

10.       K. Clark

11.       R. Melrose

12.       D. Whitehall



13.       R. Kesters

14.       G. Sonnen

15.       A. Stubis

16.       M. Viskens



17.       I. Smith

18.       S. Cole

19.       P. Langtree

20.       C. Marshall



21.       P. McHugh

22.       J. McKenna

23.       B. Graham

24.       M. Drain

25.       M. Graham

26.       A. Mooney



27.       B. Fullerton

28.       T. Cameron

29.       J. Barr

30.       D. McColl

31.       S. Ogle

32.       S. Graham



33.       D. Crowley

34.       C. Braham

35.       J. Hegarty

36.       D. McCarthy

37.       S. O’Leary

38.       D. O’Mahony



39.       A. Irvine

40.       M. Ambrose

41.       G. Irvine

42.       E. Macken

43.       C. McCann

44.       D. Downey


Dublin A

45.       S. O’Hanlon

46.       S. Lally

47.       A. Harrison

48.       T. Lally

49.       P. Tansey

50.       E. Madden


Dublin B

51.       O. McQuaid

52.       B. McCormack

53.       M. Kelly

54.       J. McQuaid

55.       M. Walsh

56.       T. Murphy


Dublin C

57.       R. Kimmage

58.       J. McCormack

59.       P. Mahon

60.       F. Riordan

61.       T. McManus

62.       M. McLynsky



63.       B. Madden

64.       T. Mannion

65.       M. O’Grady

66.       P. O’Grady

67.       N. Madden

68.       G. Mannion



69.       G. McCarthy

70.       S. Mangan

71.       M. O’Callaghan

72.       A. O’Halloran

73.       P. Doherty

74.       M. Breen


75.       G. Costelloe

76.       J. Twomey

77.       C. Costelloe

78.       B. Hallinan

79.       J. McSharry

80.       R. McSherry



81.       D. Tiernan

82.       B. Cunningham

83.       P. Bidwell

84.       J. Murphy

85.       E. Larrissey

86.       P. Williams



87.       K. Dunleavy

88.       G. Watts

89.       M. O’Hara

90.       P. Davis

91.       S. Clarke

92.       A. Ellard


Meath East

93.       P. Nolan

94.       E. Connolly

95.       P. McKenna

96.       G. Howard

97.       M. Thompson

98.       N. Thompson


Meath West

99.       S. Kennedy

100.     N. Clarke

101.     C. Moran

102.     S. Reynolds

103.     D. Cassidy

104.     E. Keogh



105.     A. Leonard

106.     E. Scully

107.     N. Troy

108.     E. Kelly

109.     P. Curtis

110.     R. Cullen



111.     B. Power

112.     A. O’Gorman

113.     P. Power

114.     V. Kelly

115.     L. Power

116.     S. Delaney



117.     K. Riney

118.     E. Mongey

119.     F. Relf

120.     D. Doyle

121.     D. Flynn

122.     L. McLoughlin



123.     J. Allen

124.     C. Heterich

125.     M. Gurhy

126.     S. Darragh

127.     A. Ryan

128.     M. O’Donoghue



129.     D. Moran

130.     K. Sinclair

131.     B. Murray

132.     P. Browne

133.     P. Coll

134.     G. Guidon



135.     J. Darcy

136.     T. Martin

137.     P. Byrne

138.     M. Deegan

139.     L. Scott

140.     B. O’Callaghan



141.     A. Byrne

142.     N. Smith

143.     P. Whitney

144.     J. McQuaid

145.     B. Gaffney

146.     A. Carroll


The long road home for Gaston Sonnen Belgium as he wins stage four

Gaston Sonnen Belgium winning Stage Four from Nenagh To Tralee

Jamie McGahan 3rd Overall Outsprints Garry Thompson Ireland 2nd Overall
No. 9 Jamie McGahan, Scotland, No.13 R.Kesters , Belgium, No.18 S. Cole, England, No.93 Paul Nolan Meath East
P. Tansey, G.Thompson ? R. KImmage. A.Harrison

The Agony and the Extacy. Philip Cassidy in the yellow jersey finished in sixth place on the Wicklow Gap 1- 54 down on stage winner David Whitehall Scotland. Cassidy held on to the yellow jersey .
Paul Kimage Ireland Attaking On The Wicklow Gap
No.17 Ian Smith England Race Leader Philip Cassidy & No.12 Davy Whitehall Scotland
Philip Cassidy In Yellow
Four members of the Antrim VC Glendale Team at the start of the Rás in O'Connell Street No.26. Adrian Mooney. No.23 Brendan Graham, No. 22 John McKenna. No.25 Mark Graham
Meath East Team in Blessington in the 1983 Rás. L to R Eddie Connolly, Noel Thompson, Ben McKenna, Race Commissaire,Paul McKenna & Gabriel Howard
Drogheda CC, L to R Joesph McAloon, Peter Bidwell, Benny Cunningham & Manager Joe McAloon.
Philip Cassidy Raleigh Ireland In The Yellow Jersey Of Race Leaer
Martin Thompson & Paul McKenna Meath, after stage 1 in killeshandra, with Bobby Power Tipperary & Eddie Dawson in the background

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