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Sam Back on Bike

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The good news is that Sam Bennett is back on the exercise bike following his accident. His collarbone is knitting slowly. He has limited mobility of his left leg, but is undergoing physiotherapy and is up to 30 minutes of easy pedalling. In time, he should make a full recovery.

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Sam In Accident

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Sam Bennett was involved in the first major accident of his career when he was in collision with a car on Friday outside of Windgap, Co. Kilkenny. Sam was removed by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny where he was diagnosed with a fractured collarbone, leg muscle and  head injuries. He showed an improvement yesterday (Sunday), and could put…

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Dan Morrissey Carrick Wheelers Cycling Club 55th AGM

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Some members of Dan Morrissey Carrick Wheelers pictured at our 55th AGM. L to R: Larry Power (Club Treasurer), Paul Lonergan (Club Secretary), Micheal O’Loughlin, Sam Bennett and Martin O’Loughlin.  The 55th Dan Morrissy Carrick Wheelers AGM was held on Wednesday 9th December 2009 and a committee to run the club for 2010 was successfully elected.  Bobby Sheehan was elected as…

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AGM on Wednesday Night

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Our club’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday night in the Old Mill, New Street, Carrick at 8pm. All members and intending members are asked to attend. With outgoing Chairman Martin O’ Loughlin stepping down after a number of years in the position, it promises to be an interesting meeting. See you there!

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Sam on the Six-One!

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  2009 Rás stage winner Sam Bennett was featured on the RTE Six-One Sports News on Thursday as part of its series on Ireland’s Stars of the Future.  RTE are featuring the most promising talent from a different sport each day, and Sam was the understandable choice for the sport of cycling. You can see the report by clicking on…

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Club Awards Night

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Our annual end of year get-together cum Awards Night cum Christmas Party will take place in O Ceallachain’s on Saturday 28th of November. All are welcome. Please contact Paul on 086 8718433 to book your place at the table.

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A Good News Weekend For Our Club

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Friday and Saturday were important days for the club for two very different reasons. On Friday, ‘the Captain’ Bobby Power successfully came through tricky surgery and is currently on the mend. Everybody in the club wishes Bobby a speedy recovery. The following day Rory Wyley was elected President of Cycling Ireland at the AGM. Club Chairman Martin O’ Loughlin travelled…

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Rory for President

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On Saturday 14th November, the Cycling Ireland AGM will take place at the Cavan Crystal Hotel in Cavan town. Outgoing President Micheal Concannon of Killorglin will step down after 5 years in the job. The only candidate for President is our own Rory Wyley who has been the Honorary Treasurer of the federation for the last few years. Rory will…

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Mrs. Ellen Dunne R.I.P.

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It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Mrs. Ellen Dunne in Co. Wexford. Mrs. Dunne was the mother of our former Club Chairman Mick Dunne. We extend our sympathy to the Dunne family at this sad time. Club members travelled to both the removal and the burial in The Ballagh Church, Co. Wexford.

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2009 Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford

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Quickly becoming Ireland’s most renowned leisure tour, The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford takes place this Sunday, August 30th.  2009 will be the 3rd running of the event and entries are expected to exceed the 2,000 mark for this edition. Dan Morrissey Carrick Wheelers would like to wish all those participating in the event the best of luck and we’ll…

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River Suir Ride for Carrick’s River Rescue

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This Saturday, August 29th, Dan Morrissey Carrick Wheeler’s member Colin Simpson will cycle the entire the length of the River Suir in order to raise much needed funds for the Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue.  His charity cycle which begins at the river’s source at the Devil’s bit in Tipperary, ending in Cheekpoint Co. Waterford will total 140km.  Colin’s route will include…

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Bravo Sam!

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25th on the final stage of the UCI ranked 2.1 Tour of Ireland and 25th overall. A wonderful performance by the 18 year old. Lance Armstrong and Mark Cavendish abandoned the race while our Sam still battled against the professionals. Reports and photos to follow. See the results here: http://www.tourofireland.ie/media/stage_3_final_results.pdf

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Message Board

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As discussion on our ‘Message Board’ has considerably dried up this year (only 2 posts for 2009) a cleanup operation has been carried out on our forums.  All club members and registered users can contribute to these forums, giving their tupence worth and opinions on various topics etc. and hopefully we can make some use out of this section of the…

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Sam Wins in France!!

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Yesterday, Sam Bennett claimed his first senior victory on French soil when he won the Alleins GP.  This race in the south of France attracted over 100 of France’s top amateur cyclists contributing to the race astonishing average speed of 45kph. Sam missed the main move of the day but held his cool until 10km to the finish when he…

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