Anthony O’Carroll all set for Skerries Road Races this weekend

Ballyduff racer Anthony O’Carroll will contest the Skerries road races for the first time this weekend. 

“Roll on the weekend and another new adventure and can’t wait to get back out on the roads,” he said. 

Classic racer Stephen Walsh is also competing. There will be 10 races taking place on Sunday, but before that, the large entry will have to practice and qualify on Saturday, with the roads closing on Saturday from 12noon, opening no later than 8.30pm, and on Sunday (race day) the roads will close at 8am, opening no later than 6.30pm.

Among the stars that will be completing are Derek Sheils, the 9 times winner around the course, and only the second rider ever to lap at over 111mph, just behind Michael Dunlop, who holds the course record.

 Sheils will be joined by local rider Micko Sweeney, who will be hoping to score his first ever win over Sheils in a Superbike race. 

One rider who will be hoping to upset the local riders is Cork rider Mike Browne, who, despite breaking both his ankles at the Cookstown, and dislocating his knee at the TT, is looking to be back in action after a few weeks rest following a good TT, and would like to add to his win in the Senior Support race in 2018. Other top riders competing are Darryl Tweed, Thomas Maxwell, and Paul Jordan.

photos by Paddy Condron

Admission is €30 for the two days, and this includes a complimentary race programme, and for those who have prepaid for their tickets.

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