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Skerries 100: Sheils Claims First Supersport Roads Success Of 2019, After Enthralling Battle With Sweeney

Emerging on top from an enthralling six lap battle with Michael Sweeney, it was multi Irish Road Race Superbike champion Derek Sheils who took middleweight class spoils at Skerries, claiming his first Supersport roads success of 2019.

At the end of six closely contested laps of the Skerries course, Roadhouse Macau Yamaha mounted Sheils race winning margin stood at just 0.064 of a second!

Yes you did read that right, this was all that separated Sheils and Sweeney after their top class duel for class honours.

Photo by Rod Neill

Nigh on 1.9 seconds behind Sheils, Sweeney in finalising the podium finishers was Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed.

Post TT Supersport victor Michael Browne banked a very creditable fourth place finish, whilst ‘Tommy Club’ member Steven Procter, local hero Andy Farrell also enjoyed productive race stints on route to sealing respective fifth, sixth place finishes.

Enniskillen ‘Man of The Meeting’ Kevin Fitzpatrick finished seventh, Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan acquired eighth, Davy Morgan secured ninth as prospective Manx GP debutant Liam Chawke concluded the first ten finishers.

Words by Stevie Rial