Sector 2

Within Sector 2 we have 6 sub sectors, known as Ballahutchin, Ballagarey, Glen Darragh, Marown, Crosby, Greeba. Which are also the main meeting points before marshals are positioned within the sub sector.

The minimum manning level for the whole sector is currently 44 and there are 25 positions throughout the sector that need to be manned before any race or practice can take place.

In addition, there are minimum manning level’s at each position. We always attempt to ensure that nobody is on their own, however, this is all dependant on sufficient numbers of marshals being on duty.

Being Sector 2, we are not far from the start line and therefore, by the time the riders reach our sector, that are for the most part at top speed. The other eventuality is they realise at that point they are not going to get much further and may well retire. The generally take just under 2 minutes to reach this sector.

 

BALLAGAREY SECTION

Ballavagher – located at the bottom of Ballahutchin Hill, the position can be found on the right hand side at the end of Ballavagher House driveway. After following the course with numerous corners it is probably one of the first places they can get to full speed. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Ballagarey Corner Traffic Lights

Parking : Ballavagher House driveway

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Ballavagher House Driveway including switching off matrix sign

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering factilities. There are no toilet facilities.

 

Whiteladies Farm – located mid way up the Ballahutchin Hill, the position can be found of the right hand side at the end of Ballafreer Lane. A straight run, flat out, up towards the top of the Ballahutchin, with the bikes usual line on the right hand side of the road. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Ballagarey Corner Traffic Lights

Parking : Whiteladies Farm lane

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Whiteladies Farm Lane

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering factilities.

 

Quayles House – located mid way up the Ballahutchin Hill, the position can be found on the left hand side at the end of Quayles House driveway. Continuing flat out up the straight towards the top of the Ballahutchin, preparing themselves of the smooth right hander by Ballafreer House. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Ballagarey Corner Traffic Lights

Parking : Quayles House driveway

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Quayles House driveway

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering factilities. There are no toilet facilities.

 

Ballafreer – located at the top of the Ballahutchin Hill, the position can be found on the right hand side at the end of Ballafreer House driveway. At this point they negotiate the smooth right hander at full speed heading towards Glen Lough Campsite. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access.

This is a RED FLAG position.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Ballagarey Corner Traffic Lights

Parking : Ballafreer House driveway

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Ballafreer House driveway

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering factilities. There are no toilet facilities.

 

Glen Lough Campsite – located at the campsite entrance on the left hand side. A busy place for spectators, particularly campers.

Number of Marshals : minimum 2

Meeting Point : Ballagarey Corner Traffic Lights

Parking : Glen Lough Campsite

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Glen Lough Campsite entrance

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities in the campsite.

 

Glen Lough Dip – mid way between Glen Lough Campsite & Ballagarey, the position can be found on the right hand side opposite the gateway into the glen. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access, as mainly private houses.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Ballagarey Corner Traffic Lights

Parking : Glen Lough Circle

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : None

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities at Ballagarey Corner.

 

Ballagarey Flag – located just before Ballagarey corner at Glen Lough Circle, the position can be found on the right hand side at the entrance to Glen Lough Circle. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access, as mainly private houses.

This is RED FLAG position.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Ballagarey Corner Traffic Lights

Parking : Ballagarey Road

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : None

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities at Ballagarey Corner.

 

Ballagarey Corner Traffic Lights – the well known location known as ‘Ballascarey’, the position can be found on the left hand side just prior to the corner. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access, as mainly private houses.

Number of Marshals : minimum 3

Meeting Point : Ballagarey Corner Traffic Lights

Parking : Ballagarey Road

Access : You can access this position from the inside of the course up to the Ballagarey lights junction.

Roads to Close : Ballagarey Road including switching off traffic lights

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities.

 

Mylchreest Paddock – just after ‘Ballascarey’, the position can be found on the left hand side opposite the bus shelter and Mylchreest’s house. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access, as mainly private houses.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Ballagarey Corner Traffic Lights

Parking : Ballagarey Road

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : None

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities at Ballagarey Corner.

 

Ballagarey Lodge – located on the way down to Glen Vine , the position can be found on the left hand side at Ballagarey Lodge. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access, as mainly private houses.

Number of Marshals : minimum 4

Meeting Point : Ballagarey Road

Parking : Ballafreer House driveway

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : None

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities at Ballagarey Corner.

 

Westway Cottage Lane – located on the way down to Glen Vine, the position can be found on the right hand side at Westway Cottage just before Glen Darragh Road. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access, as mainly private houses.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Glen Darragh Road

Parking : Glen Darragh Road

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Westway Cottage Lane entrance

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities at Ballagarey Corner.

 

GLEN DARRAGH SECTION

Glen Darragh Road – located in Glen Vine, the position can be found on the left hand side at the junction of Glen Darragh Road. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access, as mainly private houses.

Number of Marshals : minimum 2

Meeting Point : Glen Darragh Road

Parking : Glen Darragh Road

Access : You can access this position from the outside of the course up to the Glen Darragh road junction.

Roads to Close : Glen Darragh Road including switching off traffic lights

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities.

 

Glen Vine Road – located in Glen Vine, the position can be found on the right hand side at the junction of Glen Vine Road. Not really known for having a huge number of spectators largely due to the location and access, as mainly private houses.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Glen Darragh Road

Parking : Glen Vine Road

Access : You can access this position from the inside of the course up to the Glen Vine Road junction.

Roads to Close : Glen Vine Road

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities.

 

MAROWN SECTION

Marown Church – located in Glen Vine, the position can be found on the left hand side at Marown Church. A busy place for spectators, particularly due to the fact you can get away from the course whilst the roads are open by walking along the ‘old’ railway lines. In addition, the church provides homemade food & drinks

This is a RED FLAG position.

Number of Marshals : minimum 2

Meeting Point : Marown Church

Parking : Marown Church

Access : You can access this position from the outside by walking from the ‘old’ railway lines to the back of the church.

Roads to Close : Church entrance & exit

Catering/Toilets : There are catering facilities in the church. There are toilet facilities

 

Marown Village Hall – located in Crosby, the position can be found on the right hand side at Marown Village Hall. Can be a busy place for spectators, particularly due to the fact you can get away from the course whilst the roads are open. In addition, the hall provides homemade food & drinks. Be aware of the midges though !

This is a RED FLAG position.

Number of Marshals : minimum 2

Meeting Point : Marown Village Hall

Parking : Marown Village Hall

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : None

Catering/Toilets : There are catering facilities in the church. There are toilet facilities

 

MAROWN SECTION

Crosby Crossroads – located in the centre of Crosby, the position can be found on the right hand side at Crosby Crossroads by the bus shelter. Can be a busy place with people looking to spectate, however, spectator access is particularly limited.

This is a RED FLAG position.

Number of Marshals : minimum 2

Meeting Point : Crosby Crossroads

Parking : Crosby Crossroads

Access : You can access the position from both the ‘inside’ & ‘outside’ of the course via the roadway which will take you to the crossroads

Roads to Close : Both sides of the crossroads & Kissacks Lane and house entrance

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities

 

Crosby Hotel – located in Crosby, the position can be found on the right hand side at the infamous Crosby Pub. A busy place for spectators, due to the fact you have unlimited drinks & food available. However, it is not possible to move from this location during roads closed as there is no access (only when crossing points are open)

Number of Marshals : minimum 2

Meeting Point : Crosby Crossroads

Parking : Crosby Hotel

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Reayrt Ny Crink entrance

Catering/Toilets : There are catering facilities in the pub. There are toilet facilities

 

Ballaglonney Close – located in Crosby going up towards Crosby jump, the position can be found on the right hand side at the junction of Ballaglonney Close. Not really known for having any spectators largely due to the location and access, as mainly private houses.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Crosby Crossroads

Parking : Ballaglonney Close

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Ballaglonney Close entrance

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are no toilet facilities

 

Crosby Hill – located as you head out of Crosby, the position can be found on the right hand side at the top of the hill on scaffold. A particularly fast stretch, at full speed the bikes front wheel will lift of the road.

A busy place for spectators, due to the fact it is one of the most well known locations in the sector. However, it is only possible to move from this location when crossing points are open or via the fields on both sides.

Number of Marshals : minimum 2

Meeting Point : Crosby Crossroads

Parking : Ballavitchel Road

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Ballavitchel Road entrance & Ballavitchel Farm gate including switching off matrix sign

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are no toilet facilities

 

Rock Farm Entrance – located on your way down the hill from Crosby Hill, the position can be found on the right hand side at the entrance to Rock Farm. Not really known for having any spectators largely due to the location and access.

Number of Marshals : minimum 2

Meeting Point : Crosby Crossroads

Parking : Crosby Crossroads

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Rock Farm entrance & Cooilangel Lane

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are no toilet facilities

 

GREEBA SECTION

Highlander – located at the bottom of Crosby Hill, the position can be found on the left hand side opposite Highland House.

This is a RED FLAG position.

Number of Marshals : minimum 2

Meeting Point : Greeba Castlee

Parking : Car Park opposite Highlander House

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : Highlander House Car Park

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are no toilet facilities

 

Greeba Verandah – located on the right hand side at the white house on the right hand bend going into Greeba Castle.

This is a RED FLAG position.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1

Meeting Point : Greeba Castle

Parking : Greeba Castle

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : None

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities at Greeba Castle.

 

Pear Tree Cottage – located on the right hand side at Pear Tree Cottage. Which is just below Greeba Castle itself.

This is a RED FLAG position.

Number of Marshals : minimum 1
Meeting Point : Greeba Castle
Parking : Greeba Castle
Access : Via the race course
Roads to Close : None
Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities at Greeba Castle.

Greeba Castle Scaffold – located on the left hand side on the right hand bend coming out of Pear Tree Cottage. This is an exposed position being on scaffolding, however, it is a great point to see the

This is a RED FLAG position.

Number of Marshals : minimum 4
Meeting Point : Greeba Castle
Parking : Greeba Castle
Access : Via the race course
Roads to Close : None
Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities at Greeba Castle.

Greeba Castle Exit – located on the right hand side at the last entrance to Greeba Castle. This is the last position before Sector 3 and a crossover radio is located at this position. It is usual for a medic to be stationed here.

This is a RED FLAG position.

Number of Marshals : minimum 3

Meeting Point : Greeba Castle

Parking : Greeba Castle

Access : Via the race course

Roads to Close : None

Catering/Toilets : There are no catering facilities. There are toilet facilities at Greeba Castle.