Double Header Ratoath 17 & 18 September 2016

September 25, 2016

Race day at last, the people started to arrive around 10am cars, vans, trailers, campervans and caravans from all four Provinces of Ireland with one thing in mind, who was going to take the win over the next two days and who was going to be the National Champion 2016. Ratoath BMX Club put on a super show like they always do, the track was at its highest standard the surface was riding fast. The sun was shining on Saturday it was a hot hot day, gate practice started at 12pm and then the little rippers took to the track, starting with the under 6 boys and girls and what trilling racing did they give the spectators over the two days.

All other age groups took to the track giving a super display of what BMX racing is all about finishing up with the superclass boys and Katie. Prize given was done for round 7 and the calculators were out working out their National ranking points for the next day.


Sunday arrived and the weather Gods were acting the maggot, it was hazy rain at the start and it got heavy every now and then. Racing started at 12pm and the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of our young riders with the kids’ crossing over the finish line with a big smile on their faces, each race was as exciting as the next with a few spills along the way to keep the medics on their toes. After moto 3 we had a quick break and the Striders and Rockers took to the track. We moved onto the finals, the racing was amazing the riders dug deep and gave it their all.


The under 6 boys and girls was won by Conor Stynes, the 7-8 boys and girls was won by Callum Dunleavy, 9-10 boys was won by James Wood, the 11-12 boys was won by Ryan Quinn, 13-14 was won by Ronan Phibbs.

The girls finals were up next 7-10 was won by Carly Hayes, the girls 11-14 was won by Ciara O Gorman, the girls 15+ was won by Abby Steacy


Then back to the boys 15+ was won by Daniel Barker, Masters 30-39 Aivars Tirums, Masters 40+ was won by Eugene Jackson.

Then it was the SuperClass boys and girls, taking the win all the way from the UK was Ryan Stack closely followed by our very own Aaron X up Edwards and in third Mathew Malone also from Ratoath BMX, Katie O Neill was racing with the boys all weekend and did herself and her coach very proud, it cant be easy racing the fastest guys in the country on two wheels.


It was then podium time and round 8 medals were handed out. We then moved onto the National Series awards top five in every group over the 8 rounds recived their number plates, please log onto for all the results.

So now that the National Series is over till 2017 its onto winter training for all our BMXers and maybe a few rounds across the water.

Thanks to everybody who took part in what was a great year for BMX thank to all the volenteers who give up their time week after week, thanks to all the photographers who took all the great photos that we will have forever.


A special thanks goes out to the Ratoath BMX crew for making it a year to remember.

Press Officer

Eugene Jackson