100% crash record

Me and Steve headed out on St. Stephen’s Day with our mountain bikes. We headed for Breahig and found the roads unpassable.

St Stephen's Day 2009

St Stephen's Day Ice


Steve fell off not far from where the picture was taken above near Breahig, his back wheel giving way to the ice.

We didn’t know whether to laugh or cry but decided to head back towards Currow. Some very wise person decided to head up the Metal Bridge and back to Currow by the top road where I fell off, this time with my front wheel sliding and bring me down to the ground spread out like a starfish. Next time a warning from the good people at Met Eireann will be adhered to!

New Years Eve Spin


There is a spin organised for tomorrow at 12 noon weather depending.. as with St.Stephens day common sense will have to prevail if there is any doubt about the condition of the roads.

St.Stephens Day spin

It looks fairly certain that the spin tomorrow wont go ahead due to the hard freeze again earlier.Another spin has been organised for Dec 31st at 12 noon from the post office if that suits the majority.. for those who still plan on cycling tomorrow please let common sense prevail in the morning if the roads are still icy.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS


We need to start working on the list of prospective members and past members names for the upcoming 2010 season. Can you please send any names and addresses you can think of to johnbreen@p-h-d.info or text 0877849879

Finally a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all the Currow Cycling members and supporters. We look forward to seeing you on St Stephens day at 11.00 for a fun leisure spin at the Currow Post Office and we wish you all a successful 2010.

CURROW CC 2010 AGENDA

The Currow cycling club AGM was held on Monday night last in the Currow Community Centre. A good open discussion was had about the year just gone and it was evident that there is a high level of enthusism in the club moving forward to 2010.

The biggest point discussed and agreed was to structure the training spins on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Here we are going to talk to all cyclists and classify them into 3 groups, level 5s, level 6s and level 7s. The idea of this is that racing catagories this year are 1,2,3 and 4 so we are not closing the door on a member going racing but we dont have anyone in this catagory yet but hopefully this day wont be too far away. For now its leisure rules. Gareth Lawless is going to coordinate the groups. Added to this will be the fact that the Tuesday spin will leave Currow, go to Castleisland and onto Ballycarthy. This is for all groups together and at Ballycarthy then the groups will split. Similarly on Thursdays all cyclists will leave Currow, go across lowewr Dromulton, across Brehig and through Castleisland where the split will happen. As people get fitter they will be encouraged to move up the groups. All present and past members will be written to in the New Year outlining our plans and we hope to increase our membership and participation in club spins because of the new approach. A special word of thanks are due to Gareth for agreeing to front this up and we expect full cooperation from all club members on the matter as we do believe that this can see the club becoming a lot stronger and will help us collectively and individually. The principal of the group that goes out together comes ome together will be applied.

Another change this year is the sharing of the workload Eamonn Collier has been doing tirelessly for the past few years. Again a special thanks is due to Eamonn who has been a very successful secretary and under his “command” has seen the club grow to what it is today and we all see the improvement in our club structures. Remember Eamonn it is only a 1 year career break from the committee, we expect you back on duty next year!!

The individual responsibilities and officers will be outlined below. The club will be meeting on the first Monday of each month at 9.00 in the hall in Currow where the upcoming events will be confirmed. The first meeting will be on Monday Jan 4th 2010. This will range from cycling events to church gate collections. The person with the responsibility of any event wil then outline what help is needed for that particular event. This is then where we expect all club members to row in behind.

Malin to Mizen was also discussed and the remainder of the money due (225 euro) is due by the March meeting on March 1st.

Some Key dates for 2010 within the club are April 28th – May 2nd Malin to Mizen, June 6th Currow Leisure Tour, June 13th John Drumm Memorial Cup Race, September 5th Castleisland Day Care Centre Cycle. It is hoped to promote some more events such as a fundraiser for the Currow Tidy Towns association and possibly a March Leisure league, a low key event which would be more to ensure we are out training as well as continuing the club league like last year.

The positions elected were as follows;

President – Pat O’Shea

Vice President – Gerard O’Sullivan

Chairman – Steve Key

Vice Chairman –

Hon Secretary – John Breen

Vice Hon Seretary – Gareth Lawless

Joint Tresurers – Marcus Cronin + Pa Breen

PRO/Website – Tom Kenny (Donnacha Clifford)

Club Registrars – Paudie McCarthy + Kieran O’Connor

Club Gear (possible link up with Murphys Sports Shop) – Gareth Lawless and Ton Kenny

Youth Officer – Shane O’Neill

Drumm Cup – Eamonn Breen

Currow Leisure Tour – Eamonn Collier

Castleisland Tour – John Breen

Club League – Mark Collins

Club Spins – Gareth Lawless

Church Gate Collections – David Costello

March Leisure League – Adrian Shanahan + Stewart Newins

Social Nights – Tom Kenny

Currow CC AGM

We had a very progessive and fruitful agm tonight with many topics covered and a great training programme organised for 2010.With the election of new officers a huge thanks must be given to Eamon Collier and Ger O’Sullivan who have taken on different roles in the club for 2010.

2010 CLUB OFFICERS AND POSITIONS
PRESIDENT PAT O’SHEA
VICE PRESIDENT GER O’SULLIVAN
CHAIRMAN STEVE KEYS
TREASURER PA BREEN
VICE TREASURER MARCUS CRONIN
SECRETARY JOHN BREEN
ASST SECRETARY GARETH LAWLESS
PRO TOMAS KENNY
CLUB REGISTRAR CIARAN O’CONNOR / PAUDIE MCCARTHY
CLUB TRAINING OFFICER GARETH LAWLESS

Malin 2 Mizen Route Adjustment

We decided at the meeting lastnight to stay in Limerick rather than Adare and then cycle to Killarney on day 4 and not as far as Ballyvourney.. its not a major change and takes 10 miles off day 3 and adds 10 to day 5
DAY 1- MALIN HEAD TO BUNDORAN

DAY 2 BUNDORAN TO ATHLONE

DAY3 ATHLONE TO LIMERICK

DAY 4 LIMERICK TO KILLARNEY ****

DAY 5 KILLARNEY TO MIZEN HEAD

**** ON DAY 4 WE WILL CYCLE TO KILLARNEY BUT RETURN TO CURROW/CASTLEISLAND FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY****