North Armagh Club Members rounded out the 2012 Ulster and Irish Championships in some style,
winning two Ulster titles, plus placing well in others.
In the Veterans solo classes, Waringstowns Jonathan Fairley took the Veterans Ulster Premier Class
in a nail biting final day over Crossgars Alan Magee in a thrilling first two races, the title could have
gone either way, but Jonathan’s consistency over the season was rewarded with a Championship
title. Fellow Club member, Damien McGavigan from Aghagallon actually tied on points with Andy
Owens at the end of the season; unfortunately Andy won the title on count back over the season,
with more wins, so Damien had to settle for second.
Cliffy Bailey from Loughbrickland led the Semi Expert Class undefeated until round four, and did not
turn out for the last two rounds; he then slipped to fourth in the Championship.
In the Sidecar Challenge, Neil Campbell & Ross Graham completed a ‘perfect’ season, going
undefeated in every race, they were followed home by fellow Club member, Gary Moulds
passengered by Ben Alexander, worthy runners up, both crews hope to compete in the last round of
the British Sidecarcross Championship in two weeks, and we wish them well.
In the Ulster Semi Expert MX1 Championship, Raymond Brownlie from Waringstown, finished 11 th
despite breaking an ankle at the Dundalk Irish Championship round, Cliffy Bailey was 12 th despite
only competing in 3 rounds. Matthew Sinton from Tandragee showed well in this class too on his
In the MX1 Clubman Class, Portadowns Gareth Mulligan finished a fine runner up in the Irish
Championship, and 4th in the Ulster Championship.
Our commiserations go to all our injured riders who had their seasons ruined through crashes, these
include Mark Dynes from Lurgan, Ian Hutchinson from Armagh and Colin Cairns from Dromore, get
well soon, we want to see you all out again next year.