McGee wins five times at Faugheen 50 Motorcycle Road Races 

Jack Corry

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Jack Corry

McGee wins five times at Faugheen 50 Motorcycle Road Races 

Derek McGee in action at the Faugheen 50 Road Races . Photo by John Burke.

Motorcycle racing ace Derek McGee was the dominant force at the Faugheen 50 Road Races near Carrick-on-Suir on Sunday clinching five wins and two laps records and the Man of the Meeting award. 

McGee, who is known as the Mullingar Missile, achieved these victories on the back of four wins at racing meets in Walderstown, Athlone and five wins at Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh. 

He also broke two more lap records in the practice sessions at the Faugheen 50 but unfortunately they didn't count. McGee races in the Armoy road races next Saturday and will be aiming to better his record of three Irish Championships. 

The Faugheen 50 Road Races run over a 2.2mile course of rural roads last Saturday and Sunday were watched by an estimated 5000 motor cycle racing fans from all over the county. The field of more thn 80 racers came from all over the Republic and Northern Ireland as well as the UK. The races also attracted a competitor from Taiwan.

For full report and more photos from the Faugheen 50 Road Races read the print edition of The Nationalist in shops on Wednesday.