1 ~ CHURCH GATE COLLECTIONS. SCART Sun 12th Feb…. Currow/Currans 19th & 20th Feb.. It goes without saying that we need to get as much help as possible for these collections, we need to ensure that in the current economic climate that we do not squander any finances that are available to us plus Currow CC need to show our thanks and respect to the communities that support us.If you can make any of the collections contact me on 087-4120509 or at tomaskenny@gmail.com

2 ~ FRIDAY 11TH MARCH Conradh na Gaeilge are holding their annual pub quiz in Currans on Fri 11th March at 9pm.They have been kind enough again this year to host it in aid of Currow CC so we really need to get all members to attend and support what is a worthwhile and fun event.

3 ~ ST.Patricks Day.. Our float in last years parade was fantastic and really helped promote the Currow CCs profile.We need to have a plan of action for this years float at the latest by the monthly meeting on March 7th.please contact me if anyone wants to jump on board and help with this project or if you have any ideas on a theme


The Press launch for the 2011 An Post Ras was held on monday and here is a piece of the statement that relates to stage 3 which Currow CC are hosting the stage end.

“Those opening two days of the race could play into the hands of the sprinters, but things should start to change on day three’s difficult 175.3 kilometre race from Kilrush to Castleisland. It starts out steadily enough with a Post Office prime at Lissycasey (km. 26.1) and, after passing through Ennis and Newmarket-on-Fergus, another sprint at Patrickswell (km. 86.2).

However the climbers will start to feel more at home thanks to the third category ramps at Barnagh Gap (km. 124.5) and Ahaneboy (km. 153.6), which rear up before the peloton crosses the finish line for the first time. Once on the 12.8 kilometre finishing loop, things will get even more serious due to the inclusion of the highly difficult category one climb of Crag Cave (km. 167.2). The summit comes a mere eight kilometres from the finish line and will pay a major part in both the outcome of the stage and also the shape of the general classification.

“This is the longest stage of the race and will be an interesting one as there are a lot of fast open roads where wind direction could wreak havoc” said Dignam. “Near the end we have the Crag Cave climb which is really very, very steep. If the bunch is still together going across the finish line the first time in Castleisland, it definitely won’t be together after Crag Cave…it will split all over the place.

“It’s a long time since we used the climb, and it is a very hard one. It will be a tremendous spectacle, particularly in sports-loving Castleisland.”