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Sam Bennett Wins Tommy Sheehan Memorial

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  Local cycling fans have been talking about Sam Bennett for a couple of years now. A member of the famous Carrick Wheelers club in his home town of Carrick-on-Suir, his talent was obvious to anyone who saw him racing as he came up through the under- age ranks. Now in the junior ranks for the under 18 year olds,…

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Young Guns Blazing in Fermoy

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  There was a total of five races contested across all grades in the annual Silver Pail Grand Prix in Fermoy on Sunday last, and with Dan Morrissey Carrick Wheelers providing three of the winners, it must go down as one of the most successful day’s racing in the clubs recent history.

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Easter Weekend Roundup

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   Dan Morrissey went nationwide for the easter weekend with riders representing the club in Ulster and Munster. Most notable was the seemingly unstoppable Sam Bennett who took an astonishing 5th place in the Tour of the North whilst representing the Ireland Junior team.

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Sam strikes again.

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Sam Bennett was yet again the class of the field this weekend in the Des Hanlon Classic in Carlow on Sunday afternoon. Sam along with rival, Philip Lavery chased down the break containing teammate Martin O’Loughlin on lap 1 of 2 and put in a fantastic show to take first place overall with Martin taking 3rd.

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Carrick Cabs Cup – St Patricks Day

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By Bobby Power Fifty five years ago Carrick Wheelers cycling club was formed, and the club’s first major promotion was the Kiely Cup which was held on St. Patrick’s Day, 1954. That started a tradition of cycle racing in Carrick on St. Patrick’s Day, and was a significant step on the way to making the town of Carrick synonymous with…

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Sam nicks it in Navan

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SAM BENNETT OFF TO A WINNING START Its been a hectic few weeks for up and coming cycling star Sam Bennett of the Dan Morrissey Carrick Wheelers team.Two weeks ago he was in Ghent, Belgium with the Irish junior squad for a few days training and racing on the track cycling veledrome. This was great experience for him but culminated with a…

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O’Loughlin takes season opener in Tralee

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Martin O’Loughlin retained the Lacey Cup in Tralee on Sunday last in fine style. The organisers, wary of Martins win last year decided to place the veterans under 45 with the B group instead of the C group. The result was a fine afternoons racing with the B group catching the C group shortly after the village of camp. Martin,…

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