Dates for Your Diary

Hi Folks

Congratulations to all who took part in the Fund Raising Event for Castleisland Day Centre on September 27th last. A major success, plenty of positive feedback and every one returned safely. A special mention for John Breen for his major contribution.

At the club meeting on the 24th, a number of decisions were taken;

Dates for Your Diary;

Winter Training; Due to the loss of day light hours, Club Training will take place over the winter each Wednesday evening, leaving MacElligotts, Castleisland at 7.00 pm, and doing one or two laps out to Ballycarthy roundabout and back. Front and rear lights are mandatory, and Hi-Vis is recommended. This training will take place regardless of the weather with the exception of ice/freezing temperatures. A further weekend session will probably also be run, depending on interest levels. It would be a shame to let our current fitness levels fade over the Winter.

October 24/25; We will take a social cycle, leaving Currow at 11.00am, destination to be decided, one night B&B and return on Sunday, somewhere in the 35 – 45 mile radius, all suggestions greatly appreciated. Kenmare looks like a possibility. Please confirm your participation by text to me no later than 7th of October. Support vehicle will accompany.

December 5th; Club Christmas Social in KIllarney, Hotel function room provisionally booked, however I will need confirmed numbers no later that the 15th of October. Set menu, usual fare €39 pp.

AGM; Date to be confirmed, but will be end of November.

Due to the greater flexibility of the web site as a means of keeping club members fully informed about developments, I will use the site as the ‘main notice board’ and will send a simple text “Check Site for Update” in future.

Kind Regards

Eamonn Collier

Currow CC – Day Care Charity cycle

Well done to everyone who took part yesterday in the charity cycle in aid of the Day care center in Castleisland.Currow CC would like to give a big thanks to everyone who helped make this event easier to organise and a great success.It was great to see so many club members on the road enjoying themselves and  encouraging the social cyclists who turned up.

Pictures have been added, check them out here

Castleisland Day Care Centre Tour

The last major leisure tour of the year is upon us. At least the distance is one that might be more appealing to cyclists of all abilities as there are 10, 30 and 50 mile options. The emphasis is on getting as many people on bikes as possible and more importantly getting all participants back to the finish safely to send them home having had an enjoyable day out having helped the Day Care Centre. It cannot be stressed enoug that the event is not a race. The road is marked with arrows but it is not a closed road so the rules of the road must be maintained and the organisers and stewards obeyed as they are there for the cyclists safety and welfare. We also hope that all our club members will spread themselves out amongst the participants especially the ones new to the sport or the area to ensure that the event runs smoothly.

2009 Conor Pass Challenge

a cold start to the day

a cold start to the day

Pa breen on the attack again

Pa breen on the attack again

Well done to everyone from Currow cc who who did the gruelling ChainGang “Connor Pass Challenge” today,it was great to see so many yellow jerseys out supporting another local club and even better to see our own Tom Barrett 6th man over the pass today 5 places behind Team Irelands Paul Griffin.In fairness it was a credit to each and every club member who climbed the pass and short mountain and did the club proud.lets hope the cycling enthuasism carries on and we get a great show next sunday for the Day Care spin.

Conor Pass Challenge – Sat 19th – Message from The Chain Gang

Greetings to our friends in Currow C.C.,

To assist with the orderly running of the event, the Chain Gang request that those participants on our Conor Pass Challenge on Saturday next 19th September, sign-on at Blennerville as early as possible after 8:00 a.m.

Your help to date with signage has been quite invaluable, and we would be obliged if you would pass this message to your membership.


Tomás Crowley


Ciarraí Abú

Best of Luck to Seamus Scanlon and the Kerry Team from all at Currow Cycling Club.

Day Care Leisure/Fun Charity cycle

With Sept 27th fast approaching we hope that everyone is taking advantage of the recent good weather to get some training spins in for the Castleisland Day care center Leisure cycle.

There are 3 distances of 16km, 50km and 80km so there should be a comfortable route for all cycling enthuasists,The leisure cycle and we stress leisure cycle starts at 10.00am from the Castleisland Rugby Club. Sign on from 9.00 to 9.45. aside from being a great fundraising opportunity its our attempt to encourage people to join us for a great social occasion and get some gentle exercise.There will be refreshments, changing facilities, and spot prises back at Castleisland Rugby club after the cycle.Entry/Minimun sponsorship 20 euro and in the current economic climate all funds raised will be gratefully appreciated to help with the day to day runnings of this worth establishment.

we would also gratefully accept any help from locals and cycling supporters to help promote and organise this worthy event.Helmets are compulary and will be available on the day for a deposit of €20,all participants U-18 must provide a parents/guardians signature on the day.
So with a week to go start cleaning off the cobwebs and oiling those chains  and join us on Sun 27th for this LEISURE/FUN cycle.

Route Details

30k – castleisland-currow-lower dromoulton-castleisland
50k – same as 30k then onto ballycarthy-farranfore and back to castleisland
80k— leaves 30k at ballycarthy onto tralee over hill to castlemaine-ballyfinnane-ballycarthy-castleisland