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Murphy set to strike three in Campbell Memorial

The village of Donore in Co Louth hosts the Brendan Campbell Memorial tomorrow, promoted by the Drogheda Wheelers CC.

The whistle will be blown at midday for the boys and girls who will make up the junior and senior ranks in the years ahead.

When the dust has settled on the underage racing, the big boys will strut their stuff on a 6.4km course to be covered 13 times.

The Eurocycles team will be heading in that direction and they will surely want to keep their winning sequence intact under the watchful eye of manager Herbie Monks.

On the last three Sundays the lads, in their distinctive colours, have been in the winners' enclosure.

Conor Murphy of Eurocycles is the defending champion and he has the chance to make history. Conor stands on the threshold of making it three wins in the event.

Race organiser Gerard Campbell said: "There will be prizes aplenty for the ladies, juniors and the veterans in their respective categories."

Already this season Drogheda Wheelers have organised Ras Na nOg, Peter Bidwell Memorial, Coombes Connor and the Mark Mullen League, and they are looking forward to hanging up the wheels for the season after this event.

This final event, now in its 14th year, is in memory of Brendan, the late father of current club secretary Gerard.

The club are indebted to local company Beverage Business Solutions (Coca-Cola) for their continued sponsorship of today's promotion. Signing on will be at Donore National School, where the presentation will also take place after the racing concludes.