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Seth Dunwoody winning the Travers Engineering Annaclone GP in Co Down, hosted by Banbridge CC, last year (Photo: Toby Watson)

The domestic road racing season gets underway this weekend, after the long winter break, with the Mick Lally Memorial and Travers Engineering Annaclone GP the first races down for decision, in Leinster and Ulster, on Saturday.

The action then continues thick and fast on Sunday when Lacey Cup gets the Munster season underway, the Seamus Kennedy Memorial run off in Leinster and the Phoenix GP in Ulster.

The Mick Lally three-race promotion will be run in Summerhill, Co Meath, on Saturday on the 22.7km Dorey’s Forge circuit. The headline event is for A+-A1-A2 riders, who will do just under four laps for a total race distance of 87.8km.

The A3 Ian Gallahar Memorial is just under three laps of the same course. The A4 Dublin Wheelers GP is just under two laps, or 42.4km.

You can enter the events by following this link and get more details by following this link.

The Travers Engineering Annaclone GP in Co Down is hosted by Banbridge CC, with two races being promoted on Saturday.

The main feature race will follow tradition and offer riders a sporting handicap over 6 laps of the rolling Co Down circuit with a sporting handicap for a total race distance of approximately 50miles/80km, with the winner being awarded the Eddie Sands Memorial Cup.

The support race will cover 4 laps of the same course giving a total distance of approximately 32miles/51km. In addition to the Eddie Sands Memorial Cup for the winner of the feature race, the winner of the support race will be awarded the Travers Cup.

You can enter the race and get more details by following this link.

On Sunday, the Lacey Cup in Co Kerry is being promoted by Tralee Manor West BC, with two races being run a total prize pot of €1,200 on offer.

The main A1-A2-A3 race is run on a handicap basis consisting of three groups with the first group of A3 category riders, followed by the A2 category riders, and finally the group of elite A1 category riders.

The separate A4 race will start approximately five mins after the A1 riders are underway and will follow the same race route.

You can enter any of the races and get more details by following this link.

The Seamus Kennedy Memorial will be run in Navan on Sunday by Navan Road Club. There are four races on the card; A1-A2 over 3 Laps, A3 race over 2 Laps, A4 race over two laps and women’s race also over two laps.

You can enter any of the races and get more information by following this link.

And last, but definitely not least, is the Phoenix GP being promoted by the Phoenix CC on the Nutts corner circuit in Co Antrim.

There are four races being promoted; A4 event of 56km, women’s race of 43km, A1-A2 race of 83km and A3 race of 70km.

You can enter any of those races and get more information by following this link.

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