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Postman Delivers!

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Local postman Ray Cullen, enjoyed an exciting victory in the one of the support races of the annual cycling race promoted in Carrick-on-Suir each St. Patrick’s Day, the Carrick Wheelers Cup. This year’s event, which dates back to 1955, was kindly sponsored by Thompson Funeral Directors Waterford for a third successive year and involved three races for the various categories…

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Carrick Wheelers Cup 2012 Results sponsored by Thompson Funeral Directors Waterford

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L to R: Club Vice-President Billy Kennedy; Club Secretary Paul Loneragan; President of CyclingIreland Rory Wyley; Andre Thompson (Sponsor); Stephen Halpin (Race Winner); John Thompson (Sponsor); Club Vice-Chairman Leslie O’Donnell; Ray Cullen (Support Race Winner). 1st Stephen Halpin – Metaltek Scott Professional Cycling Team 2nd Paudi O’Brien – Dan Morrissey 3rd Ryan Sherlock – Cycleways 4th Robin Kelly – Waterford RC…

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All-Ireland Championship Success for O’ Loughlin and Hahessy

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Roscommon was the venue for the 2011 All-Ireland Youth Cycling Championships. The events started with a 7km time trial from Roscommon town to the village of Castlecoote. Often known as the ‘race of truth’, the individual time trial removes tactics from the equation and rewards the strongest riders. With a strong headwind all the way, conditions were tough. Sean Hahessy…

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Hugh makes it two!

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Hugh Mulhearne made it two wins on the road this year after he soloed to victory at the Dungarvan Cycles Sports Trophy in impressive style. Just hours after being disappointed with his team mates at the team pursuit at the track on Sundrive road when they missed out on a championship bronze medal by a mere 2 seconds, Hugh bounced…

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Paul Flynn wins in Kildavin

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Congratulations to Paul Flynn on a fantastic win in the A3 race at the Mark Hayden Memorial in Carlow on Sunday last. Flynn, fresh from his success in winning the Comeragh league this year was the class of the field and proved it by simply eating up the competition on the finish straight. Well done Paul.

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Dunne and Moloney are League Winners

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They battled through wind, rain, occasional sunshine and more wind for six cycle races with the final event timed to coincide with Bike Week 2011. With competitors from Counties Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny, 38 young boys and girls gave their all each week in the Ó Ceallacháins League.  Our final one lap was won by the rider with the fastest…

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League Tables After Round 5

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Bright sunny conditions greeted competitors for the penultimate round of the Ó Ceallachains League. Newcomer 10 year old Darragh Whelan from Coolnamuck blitzed around the course on a bike with 14 inch wheels, recording an amazing time of 10 minutes 12 seconds. Sam Hartley recovered from a disappointing race last week to sprint in second, ahead of Aisling McCarthy with Thomas…

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Ó Ceallacháins League Round 4

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Round 4 of the Ó Ceallacháins Underage Cycling League saw 29 riders take to the line in cool and breezy conditions. The 3 lap event was dominated by James O’ Hanlon and Elizabeth Moloney who have both shown a significant improvement in fitness as the league has progressed. In the end, it was Comeragh College student O’ Hanlon who took…

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Mulhearne Back to Winning Ways!

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Carrick Wheelers rider Hugh Mulhearne made a return to winning ways last weekend with an impressive win in the Christy McManus Memorial Race promoted by Bray Wheelers.  Mulhearne made the trip to Ireland’s highest village Roundwood to enter what was only his second open senior race of 2011 having competed aggressively in last month’s Kanturk 3- Day. In this 87km…

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Ó Ceallachains League Week 3

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31 riders signed on once again for Round 3 of our Beginners and Underage League. The evening was sunny, breezy and cool. Katie Fleming knocked over 4 minutes off last week’s time to win the one lap race, ahead of Jack Hickey and Niamh O’ Loughlin. Luke Dunne, Aisling McCarthy and Roisín Dunphy rounded off the top 6. In the…

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Win for Flynn!

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Well done to Paul Flynn who won his first race as a member of Carrick Wheelers this week by winning Round 3 of the Altitude Summer Series promoted by Comeragh CC.  In this handicapped event the three groups merged on the last of the three laps, and the resulting bunch sprint ended with the Portlaw man powering his way to…

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Beginners & Underage League Week 2 Results

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Club officials worried that they may have to postpone a second event today as gale force winds hit South Tipperary. The evening saw slightly calmer conditions, so we decided to go ahead. Club coach Martin O’ Loughlin gave instructions on how to ride safely in windy conditions. A minute’s silence in honour of our late handicapper and timekeeper Bobby Power was impeccably…

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