Ten Irish national meetings are set to take place in 2019, including the newly re incarnated Munster 100 meeting and Kells returning to the roads calendar.
This is extremely positive news, the increase to 10 events from this years amount of eight, which hopefully marks the start of an up turn in fortunes for the national roads scene in the Emerald Isle, which in recent times has endured challenging moments a plenty.
Next season gets underway on the 26th-27th of April at Cookstown, followed the week after by the 59th Tandragee 100.
After a break for the Internationals, attention then turns to Kells on the 15th-16th June, then two weeks later it’s the turn of road race action at Enniskillen.
Photo by Rod Neill
A busy July which begins at Skerries and features the popular Walderstown and Faugheen 50 meets, concludes at Armoy which regularly attracts a high calibre entry list.
Following the four successive weeks of competition in July, just one national event takes place in August, the Cork based Munster 100 which makes a welcome return to the roads calendar.
The season is then set to conclude at the Killalane based East Coast Racing Festival, on the 8th-9th of September.
Irish national roads dates for 2019, are as follows:
26th-27th April Cookstown 100
3rd-4th May Tandragee 10
15th-16th June Kells
28th-29th June Enniskillen Road Races
6th-7th July Skerries
13th-14th July Walderstown
20th-21st July Faugheen 50 Road Races
26th-27th July Armoy
3rd-4th August Munster 100
7th-8th September East Coast Racing Festival
Words by Stevie Rial