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VIDEO ARCHIVE : Old Video Archives Last Updated: 21 Jan 2021 - 11:51:27 AM

1988 Liam Toolan Memorial Cycle Race - Video
By Peter Purfield
2 Jan 2000,

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This was one of the Classic Races in Ireland during the 80's and 90's, it always attracted a top class entry, this event was run in north county Dublin, starting in Swords then travelling out to an 11 mile circuit which went up the 'Small Naul' climb on each lap then returning to Swords for the finish.
This video, while old and poor quality shows how hard the races were back then.

Includes riders such as;- Seamus Kennedy*, John McQuaid, Bobby Power*, Cormack McCann, Stephen Spratt*, Joe Barr, Shane Clarke, Stephen Delaney*, Paul McCormack*, Philip Cassidy*, Mick Walsh, David McCaul, Frank Relf, Raymond Power, Lesley McKay, Seamus Downey, John Short, Finn O'Sullivan, Kevin Martin, Sean Lally, Brendan Murray... and many more.

Names with the '*' after them were Rás winners

Camera: Peter Purfield
Motorbike Pilot: John Galvin
Organising club: Emerald CRC

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