Again there was a massive field of A4 riders with 125 taking to the start line, facing two laps of the 33.2 km circuit. The race largely stayed together from start to finish but about half the peloton were dropped off the back by the time the race hit the 500 metre climb up to the finish line. Riche did a fine job staying towards the front of the large group but did not quite have the legs to stay at the front on the sprint for the line, finishing in the middle of what was left of the bunch.
Pat was part of approximately 100 A3 riders taking on three laps of the circuit. Following a steady start to the race a number of attacks failed to get away as the first lap progressed with the strong pace being set on the front curtailing those with ambitions of an early breakaway. Into the second lap Pat followed a number of moves, proving strong enough to get into three separate breaks and even riding across to one. Unfortunately each was pulled back again. A break was eventually allowed to get away on a tough headwind section into the last lap and Pat continued to race hard but the break was not pulled back. Pat crossed the line towards the front of the main bunch.
Following being upgraded to A1 as a result of last week's race, Dermot lined out with the A1/2 riders to take on the same race distance as the A3s. The race got off to a flying start but lessons were learned from last week and everybody was ready this time. All attacks were nullified, but that did not stop rider after rider trying their luck for the entire duration of the first lap. Just 2 km into the second lap the bunch split. Dermot was caught behind the split and spent a couple of km chasing before making contact, assisted by a couple of riders as he got there. The group behind stalled and the 20 man split opened up a good gap. Soon into the second lap the 20 man split started attacking each other. Numerous individual riders as well as small groups got small gaps but again everything was shut down. Into the third lap and the 20 man split started to look at each other and the pace stalled. The rest of the bunch behind soon came into view and there were a few more attempts to get clear. When it looked inevitable everything was coming back together the Tipp Wheelers rider took one last go at getting away and was left to hang off the front with 25 km to the finish. He pushed on as was soon joined by Eddie Barry of Planet Tri and by a Blarney CC rider. Together they forged out a 40 second gap. Behind the chase was organised and at 10 km to the finished the gap had been halved to just 20 seconds. Seeing that the speed in the break was not high enough, Dermot attacked out of the break. The Blarney rider was dropped but Eddie hung on. Together they put up a commendable fight with the A1/2 bunch bearing down on them. It was not to be and they were eventually pulled back with just 1 km to the finish, where the bunch sprint resulted in the Tipperary local Simon Ryan, riding for DMG Visit Nenagh, using his impressive sprint to take a clear second place.