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Tuesday 20 November 2018

Ready, set, go as the road race is on to Tullyallen

ALL roads will lead to Tullyallen when the Boyne 100 Road Races take place over the weekend of Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September. Tullyallen Motorcycling Club are now putting the finishing touches to the mammoth task of organising the first road race event to take place in the area for over 40 years.Thanks to corporate sponsorship from Funtasia, Digiweb and vari

By Tom Reilly

ALL roads will lead to Tullyallen when the Boyne 100 Road Races take place over the weekend of Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September.

Tullyallen Motorcycling Club are now putting the finishing touches to the mammoth task of organising the first road race event to take place in the area for over 40 years.

Thanks to corporate sponsorship from Funtasia, Digiweb and various other local businesses, including the generosity of the wider motorcycling fraternity, the event is set to make a huge impact on Drogheda and south Louth.

Just six months ago the motorcycling club didn’t even exist and it is a testament to the organisers that they have managed to put the arrangements together for such a huge event in such a short period of time.

Motorcycle road races are unique to Ireland and the Isle of Man and don’t take place anywhere else in the world.

The Tullyallen races will be the final set of races of the season in the Irish motorcycling calendar.

The races have also acquired Southern Centre Championship status, which means that the points the riders gain on the day will be added to the total number of points that they have already acquired over the season.

Louth County Councillor Frank Maher who represents the area said that the races will ‘put the village on the map.’

He praised the organisers and called on people in the area to come out and support the races.

The councillor believed that the huge crowds expected for the races will also benefit Drogheda and south Louth. ‘The organisers of the races have done a fantastic job and have worked very hard to get this event up and running.’

The circuit is 3.2 miles and races will start on the N51 and take a right turn up King William’s Glen and in to Tullyallen village.

Louth County Council is co-operating with the organisers regarding traffic management around the course.

It is also expected that there will be plenty of sideshow attractions for families.



The hub of the event will be near the roundabout of the Slane Road and a parade lap of the course will take place at 5pm on Friday, September 22. All motorcyclists are welcome to take part in the parade.

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