IRC has been running the The Gorey 3-Day since 1966. It was originally a two day race, first held on St. Patrick’s weekend of that year. Back then it was a case of “entering on the line” and we had 67 riders braving it out that weekend. Since then it has grown to be one of the most prominent races on the Irish calendar, developing into a 3-Day race with some now famous riders and winners such as Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche.
Our chief club member Alice Sherratt has been organising the race in it’s current format for several years now and we’d like to thank her for the great job she does.
2014 Race Details
Usher Irish Road Club are proud to present the 48th Gorey 3-Day Stage Race.
This popular event takes place once again on Easter weekend, Sat 19th – Mon21st April 2014 and is open to A2 and A3 riders ONLY.
Stage 1 – 127km
Sign on St. Kevins Community Centre, Blessington
Start at 12.00 noon.
0.0 kms Blessington straight 12.00 (ETA)
29.2kms Baltinglass left direction Hacketstown 12.40
38.0kms Kiltegan veer right direction Arklow
42.7kms Start KOH at bridge climb through village
43.5kms Hacketstown 1.00
44.7kms K.O.H. at 80km sign
54.4kms Tinahealy left at monument and left again at BOI over bridge turn right
57.6kms T Junction right direction Carnew 1.20
63.2kms Start KOH at right hand junction
65.1kms KOH at Cross Roads
68.7kms Carnew T Junction Left direction Gorey 1.35
78.5kms Right into Craanford start KOH 1.50
79.1kms KOH at 80kms sign Cranford
86.4kms Camolin Left Straight into Gorey 2.05
96.4kms Roundabout Left at Monument 2.15
102.4kms Left into Craanford start KOH 2.25
103.0kms KOH at 80kms sign
110,3kms Left in Camolin 2.35
120.3kms Left at Monument. 2.50
126.3kms Left to Craanford
126.9kms Finish Top of hill Cranford 2.58approx.
Stage 2 – 6.4kms T.T.
Start 9.00am sharp out Enniscorthy Road into finish at monument top of Gorey.
Riders off in Race Number Order @ One Minute intervals.
Stage 3 – 96.4km
Sign on Loch Gorman Hotel 1.30. Assemble outside Tompkins Garage at the Monument top of Town 2.30pm start.
4 Laps of 24.1km circuit. KOH in Craanford on 2nd, 3rd qnd 4th lap.
Finish just before 50kph sign same as stage 2.
Stage 4 – 91.2km
Sign on Loch Gormon Hotel 11.00am. Assemble in the side street opposite Hotel.
Neutralised up the town left at monument to Statoil Garage where racing starts 12.00noon.
0.0kms Statoil Garage racing starts.
14.0kms Carnew straight
23.0kms Shillelagh straight direction Tullow
26.0kms start KOH long drag
29.0kms KOH at Crablane sign
38.3kms Tullow right at T Junction direction Dublin N81
56.0kms Baltinglass straight through
85.0kms Roundabout straight through into Blessington
91.2kms Finish at Quarry
Prize presentation in St Marks GAA Hall Tallaght
Continue straight through Finish Line N81 After you meet the Topaz Garage (only Garage you meet) take 3rd around S Bends . At small shopping centre on LEFT you turn LEFT St Marks 200 yds on Left.