HOME INTERNATIONAL: Ireland announce Senior & Over 40’s teams

With the Home International at Ipswich coming up next week Ireland have announced their squads for the Over 40’s & Senior events. Co-manager Steve Copping takes us through the teams:

“Ireland’s Over 40’s team will be chosen from myself, my co-manager Gary Colby, Ray Pyke, Paddy Wenn, Dave Blackmore & Phil Widdas. The first 4 named were in the team last year at Gt Blakenham (pictured below)

“The Senior team will feature 3 riders who rode in last year’s event, namely the Hethersett duo of Craig Norton & Harley Hamill as well as Gt Blakenham’s JonJo Slaughter. Richard Williamson (Gt Blakenham) makes his Ireland debut and the line-up will be completed by Exeter’s Aaron Herbert who made his debut for Ireland in the 2017 event at Bury but was unavailable for last year’s event

“Our Junior team will be a Select team this year and Gary & myself would like to thank the other team managers for agreeing to this. That team will be announced as soon as it is finalised”