The growth of Kerry motorcycle racing has been staggering in recent years.
So far this year 16 different riders with a Kerry address have contested at least one round of the Dunlop Masters Irish Superbike Championship (or a least a championship test session).
Two or three years ago you would be lucky to have three or four racers representing the Kingdom.
But how do these figures stack up against the rest of country?
Kerry Motorsport News crunched the numbers.
Using the entry list for the August Masters’ meeting… but a few rules and exceptions did apply.
Sidecar racers are not included – it is usually only the drivers’ address that is listed but most of their passengers are from different counties so it would distort the figures
Several riders – 21 in total – did not declare their home county on the entry form or it was not published in the official programme. These were not counted either even in instances where the rider’s home county is known.
So here it is – the League of Irish Motorcycle racers per county – as per the August meeting’s entry list
Kerry riders who have raced so far this season
1 Siobhan Ardener
2 Kevin Coyne
3 Darragh Crean
4 Frank Doherty
5 Maurice Fealey
6 John Griffin
7 Samantha Martin
8 Dylan McElligott
9 Tom McElligott
10 Anthony O’Carroll
11 Rob O’Connell
12 Dean O’Grady
13 Emmet O’Grady
14 Evan O’Grady
15 Jack O’Grady
16 Mike Sheeran
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