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Great Start To Our Ras

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Sam 7th on the stage & 9th overall, John Dempsey 2nd in the King of the Mountains and 10th overall, and Tipperary Dan Morrissey leading the county award after Stage 1 of the FBD Insurance Ras from Kilcullen to Wexford today. Definitely a great day for the club! John Dempsey just being pipped for the King of the Mountains prime…

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Ras Riders Ready To Go

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No less than eight club riders will line up at the start of the 2009 FBD Insurance Ras in Kilcullen tomorrow. Sam Bennett, John Dempsey, Joe Fenlon, Hugh Mulhearne and Mark Power will be riding on our Tipperary Dan Morrissey team, while Kevin Shelly rides for the Clonmel team and Michael Fitzgerald and Cathal McCarthy will guest with Eurocycles. Once…

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Beginners and Underage League 2009

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Glorious sunshine greeted the riders on Monday evening in Faugheen for the first race in our 2009 league – a time trial. Sean Hahessy was the fastest on the night, recording an excellent time of 6.03  for the 2.2 miles. Conal Conroy was next with 6.52, with Richard Dunphy 3rd with a time of 7.11. Caoimhe Kelly was the fastest girl with a…

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We Dominate Kanturk 3 Day

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  First, second, third and fourth… Plus the team prize. You can’t do much better than that. Well done to Martin O’ Loughlin, Kevin Shelly, Cathal McCarthy and Rory Wyley who led the way in the Corkman 3 Day in Kanturk. Also to Michael O’ Loughlin and  Sean Hahessy who made the underage prizes.

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April Roundup

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April was a quiet month for the club on the senior front, with no wins. However, the underage and vets continued to claim podium places. Eamonn Maher made his international debut riding for the Irish junior team in the Gorey 3 Day and acquitted himself well. Rory Wyley also donned a new jersey, guesting for the host club Killorglin in Ras…

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Sam Edges Nearer. Michael a Clear Winner

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Fermoy was the venue for the Silver Pail Grand Prix yesterday. In the main race, a dozen or so riders escaped after 10 km which included Cathal McCarthy and Sam Bennett. On the fourth of the five laps, the attacking started. Cathal lost contact with the leaders as Paul Griffin and Sam put on the pressure. Griffin got the better…

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We’re on TV on Tuesday Night

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On Tuesday 7th of April at 10 pm, Setanta Ireland will present a 60 minute programme called ‘Wheel of Dreams’ as part of their weekly ‘Sport Matters’ series. This programme was recorded in August and September of last year. We don’t know what made the final cut, but interviews were recorded with Sam, Helen and Michael Bennett, Bobby Power, Sean…

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Ras Mumhan Teams

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The following riders will represent the club in the forthcoming Ras Mumhan in Kerry over the Easter weekend. A Team: Sam Bennett, John Dempsey, Joe Fenlon, Hugh Mulhearne and Martin O’ Loughlin. B Team: Michael Fitzgerald, Cathal McCarthy, John O’ Brien, Mark Power and Kevin Shelley. Manager Paul Lonergan assisted by Cian Power with Tim Barry as soigneur. Rory Wyley…

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Club Awards Dinner 2008

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  Ó Ceallacháin’s was the venue for our annual club dinner on Saturday 29th of November. 45 club members sat down to a beautiful dinner followed by the presentation of our annual awards. Bobby Power and Paul Lonergan presented the sports awards:

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Dan Morrissey dominate Vets Champs

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  Dan Morrissey rounded out one of its most successful seasons in recent memory with a 1-2 in the National Veterans Championships in Dunrod. Pre-Race favourite Martin O’Loughlin was able to retain his title ahead of club mate Rory Wyley, whilst Sean McIlroy and Leslie O’Donnell helped to ensure that we retained the team title won in 2007 also !   Well…

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We have a EUROPEAN CHAMPION !!!!

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  Breaking news: We have a European Champion in the club. Sam Bennett blitzed the opposition to win the points race at the 2008 European Junior Track championships in Pruszkow, Poland. Sam won the competition with 29 points compared to his nearest competitors 18 points. Pictured above: L-R Albert Torres (Spain) 2nd. Sam Bennett (Ireland) winner, Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) 3rd in…

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We have another Irish Champion !

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Continuing his rich vein of form of late, Michael O’Loughlin has added “the big one” to his fast growing palamares, assuming the title of Irish U11 Road Race Champion, not only that, Michael also took the title of Irish U11 Criterium Champion, before rounding the weekend of with a 3rd place in the Irish U11 TT championships. So in summary…

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Michael O’Loughlin Wins Community Games

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Congratulations to Michael O’Loughlin on a fine win in todays Community Games in Mosney Co. Meath. Michael won the U12 section on a countback after finishing level on points with a Kerry riders. Congratulations also to Caoimhe Kelly who came 2nd in her race and Sean Hahessy who took 4th in his. Well done to all concerned !

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New Arrival

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Hugh Og Mulhearne was born at 4:30 this morning at a very healthy 8lb 13oz. Mam and baby doing well. Congratulations to Breda and Hugh ! Hugh please feel free to send me in a photo and I will put it up instead of the cheesy graphics you see across !

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