Noel Holds the Upper Hand
The Track-Attack Twin Peaks Series continue to draw in great numbers and the general standard right across the various 33 groups is showing remarkable improvement week on week.
In group 1, Noel Kennedy’s consistency have seen him grab hold of the group where he holds a 6 point lead over John Vahey. Sinead O’Meara is table topping group 2 with where she has opened a 7 point lead over both Alan Ryan and Tom Stapleton.
Donal Ryan has climbed to the summit of group 3 after an excellent performance in the wet conditions in round 4 of the Series. Hot on his heals is Kathleen O’Meara only a single point in arrears while a further 7 points behind are both Damien Kilgallon and Noel Cahill.
The female trio of Laura Bourke, Eithne Kennedy and Máire O’Doherty have taken charge of groups 4, 5 and 6 respectfully while Templederry’s Willie Corcoran have regained the lead in group 7.
Jane Chadwick is the new leader of group 8 with Upperchurch’s JJ Kinane holding a solid lead in group 9. Noreen Ryan is ruling supreme in group 10 following week 4’s action with Caroline Hassett holding off Christine Rabbitte at the head of group 11 by a single point.
The leadership of groups 12 and 13 are in the grasp of Templederry’s Seb Marchand and Betty Slattery while Jody Boyle and James Gould are the joint leaders of group 14. Matilda Hayes and Aisling Prout are battling it out for the top spot in group 15 with the former just about holding tough with a 4 point lead.
It’s a battle of the Higgins’ in group 16 with Sarah holding the minimum lead over Louise. Will Cooney has taken charge of group 17 but only just as both Cillian and Cathal O’Brien are motoring strongly and are both only 2 points in arrears.
Mags Looby is the new leader of group 18 while Paul Boyle have overtaken previous leader Mark Devitt in group 19. Tia Devaney is the star pupil in group 20 as she continues to impress each week. Karen Nash is not going to be outdone by her husband Seb and now holds a growing lead over Aisling Boyle in group 21.
Joe Kennedy leads proceedings in group 22 while the youthful Cian Murphy is just about holding off the challenge of the impressive Sean Collins in group 23.
We have joint leaders in both groups 24 and 25. Archie Devaney’s superb finish last week has seen him share the leadership with Cillian Kennedy in 24 while Razuk Atik and Harry Groome are the boys to catch in 25.
Gortagarry’s Lisa Givens is holding off the challenge of both Sean Kinane and Anthony Kennedy in group 26 while Daniel Groome and James Ryan are the leading contenders for the group 27 and 28 groups respectfully.
The female quartet of Martina Ryan, Aoife O’Meara, Helen Kennedy Doyle and Aine O’Brien are leading the way in groups 29, 30, 31 and 32 respectfully while in group 33, Luke Cooney has overtaken Clonakenny’s Jim Costigan to hold down the pole position.