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PICTURE GALLERY : Peter Purfield : Picture Archive Last Updated: 20 Oct 2020 - 1:57:32 PM

1979 Irish Cycling Picture Archives No 11.
By Peter Purfield
2 Sep 2020,

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By Peter Purfield

Here's a collection of pictures from the first race of the season in 1979, the "Jack Woodcock Memorial" organised by the Eagle CRC in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. This race was an important race for any riders with international aspirations as the race was watched by the Irish team selectors. One rider said to me at the time, "win the Woodcock and see the world".

My apologies as these pictures are a bit mixed, please don't contact me looking for pictures, I will post more pictures here when I get some spare time. Even converting the pictures on this page took a fair amount of time.

Please enjoy the pictures that are already posted on the site.

THE JUNIOR EVENT


Start of the Junior event


Winner of the Junior event, his first name escapes me, but it was Joe McAlloon's son from Drogheda


THE SENIOR EVENT - THE JACK WOODCOCK MEMORIAL

Billy Kerr

Brendan Madden

Oliver McQuaid

John Shortt

Michael Nulty

Each year at the start of the race a bouquet of flowers was presented to Mrs. Woodcock (Jack's wife)

Riders line up for the start which is at the Ashtown Gate this year


Martin Earley in one of his first senior races, 10 years later he would win a stage in the Tour de France

Very fast racing in the Phoenix Park

Tony Murphy

Frank Relf


This would become the winning breakaway, many of the main contenders are in this move


The leading break





In the final sprint it was Ollie McQuaid winning ahead of Alan McCormack


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More pictures to follow when I get time :-)

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