2011 46TH ANNUAL JOHN DRUMM CUP


Currow CC Weekend of Cycling June 11thh and 12th, 2011
Headquarters at Currow Community Centre, Near Castleisland, Co Kerry.
The new circuit is being used again this year.
Total Prize Fund in excess of 2,000 euro

SLIABH LUACHRA TT – Time Trial Saturday 15km (1 Lap of the race Circuit) First Cyclist off 7.45pm
Sign On Opens 6.30pm Closes 7.20pm
Cash Prizes for the best 6 times with other prizes for unplaced A2, A3, A4, Ladies, Under 16, Under 14, Over 40 and Over 50

Under 14 Race Sunday 20km (3 laps of the 4 mile Underage Circuit) 12.15pm Prizes for first 6 and best unplaced U13
Sign On Opens 11am and Closes noon

Under 12 Race Sunday 6km (1 lap of the 4 mile Underage Circuit) 12.18pm Prizes for first 6 and best unplaced U11
Sign On Opens 11am and Closes noon

45th Annual John Drumm Cup
Sunday 90km (6 laps) 13:15 pm
Sign On Open at 12 Cash Prizes first 8 with first 3 Unplaced A2s

A3 Race Sunday 60km (4 laps) 13:18 pm
Sign On Open at 12 Cash Prizes first 8

A4 Race 45km (3 laps) 13:21 pm Sign On Open at 12 Cash Prizes first 8
Note – If either the A3 or A4 fields are smaller than 25 cyclists these races will be amalgamated to 60km and the prize list changed to first 8 over the line with the first 3 unplaced A4s. The A4s will receive a 3 minute handicap at the start.

Under 16 / Novice Race Sunday 32km (2 LAPS OF DRUMM CUP CIRCUIT) 13:24pm Prizes for first 6 in each Category and best unplaced U15

ONLY 7 DAYS TO GO


The final touches have been put to the plans for the An Post RAS overnight visit to the Castleisland area. The Stage finish is on Tuesday next with the Stage starting on Wednesday when the race leaves for Castletownbere via Currow. The timng of all the events are as follows;

Tuesday 24th May
8am – The participants doing the Race the RAS in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and GOAL will leave Kilrush with the intention of staying ahead of the RAS proper

11am – The AN POST RAS Tailteann will leave Kilrush

1pm (approx) – The Race the RAS competitors will enter the town for the first time. This arrival time will be hugely infleunced by the wind direction and speed on the day.

1.20pm (approx) – The finish of the Race the RAS on Upper Main Street

1.40pm – Welcome speeches from the Mayor of Kerry Pat Leahy and local councillor Bobby O’Connell. Presentations will then be made to the RAS Tailteann winner of 1953 Mick “the Iron Man” Murphy where the Cahirciveen native represented Castleisland on the Kerry team and to Mick Galwey as long as he completes the stage which we know he will!

1.50pm – Prizes awarded to the Art competition winners and Best Shop Window Display

2pm – The Community College Transition Years along with Billy O’Rourke have made a bicycle and will display it as the pass through the finish line with it. Rumour has it that Mossy Casey might be on board at some stage!

2.20pm (approx) – The main event of the day will pass through as the An POST RAS stage 3 enters the town for the first time. It will then go out College road and up past Crag Caves to the first Catagory 1 hill of the race.

2.35pm (approx) – The stage end on upper main street followed by the presentations of the various stage prizes and race leader jerseys by Miss An POST Ras Amber Key as well as the sponsors representatives who include Michael O’Muirceartaigh on behalf of the Irish Sports Council sponsoring the white jersey for the leading under 23 cyclist. There will also be the presentation of the Jackie O’Connor award for the first Kerry Cyclist over the line.
It is hoped that the St Kierans Ceoltas Group will play during the day also and Radio Kerry will broadcast from the Main Street during the day as well as having Weeshie Fogarty carrying out interviews for his Terrace Talk show.

The sponsors will also have some freebies such as tee shirts, stationery and general goodies around the stage finish as well as some other competions for very generous prizes. A race mascot Ruairi the RAS has been added this year.

Conradh na Gaeilge are also helping the race and promoting the Irish language as they have before in the RAS Tailteann.

On the actual racing front there are cyclists from over ten countries entered and Kerryman Paul Griffin has been given the honour of leading the Skoda Irish team into action. Listowels Eugene Moriarty is a leading cyclist on the Dectec Cycleways team. Many stars such as Mick Galwey, Seamus Moynihan, Killian Burns, John O’Keeffe, Ger Power a well as many other GAA players have signed up for the Race the RAS.

On Wednesday morning the cyclists will sign on at an Riocht and assemble at 10.40am for a ceremonial start as they begin their racing at 11am entering Currow about six minutes later. The Race the RAS cyclists will have left at 8am.

Traffic restrictions will be in place and all dog owners are asked to ensure they cant get out onto the road for safety reasons.

So lets see as many people as possible on the roads and streets to cheer on the Men of the RAS 2011

KILLORGLIN TT LEAGUE


“PIO BOYLE,KEVIN GRIFFIN AND JP O’CONNELL.. 1,2,3 ON 1ST NIGHT OF TT”

Killorglin Cycling Club are holding a summer TT series starting wednesday this week
11.05.11
the series will run for 6 consecutive weeks and on the 7th week we
will
be holding the Kerry TT championships on the same course.
The distance is 20km and the course starts on the road to castleisland

just beyond the Earl of Desmond traffic island, turns at the first
island
which is the junction with the new castleisland bypass and retraces to
the start.
Entry fee is €10 per race or €50 for all 7 events including the Kerry
Championships.
Non cycling Ireland members can purchase a day licence for the series
of 7 events
for a discounted price of €20 (normally €10 per event).
Sign on between 5.45 until 6.45 at the Earl of Desmond Car Park with
first man off at 7-30pm.

MAY MEETING & TRAINING UPDATES.

1 ~ MONDAY NIGHT HAS BEEN ADDED AGAIN TO OUR TRAINING SCHEDULE. THIS NIGHT WILL BE COMPLETELY AT A LEISURE PACE IN AN ATTEMPT TO ENCOURAGE NEW MEMBERS AND GET EXISTING MEMBERS BACK TRAINING. 7PM CURROW-LOWER DROMOULTON-BREAHIG-CASTLEISLAND AND EITHER BACK TO CURROW OR FURTHER DEPENDING ON THE REQUESTS OF NEWER MEMBERS

2 ~ TUES NIGHT SPINS. CURROW-LOWER DROMOULTON-BREAHIG-CASTLEISLAND. ALL MEMBERS WILL CYCLE TOGETHER THIS FAR AND THEN DECIDE AND ROUTE/DISTANCE AND POSSIBLY SPLIT DEPENDING ON NUMBERS AND ABILITIES.

3 ~ THURS NIGHT SPINS. CURROW-LISHENBAWN-CASTLEISLAND-BALLYCARTY. ALL MEMBERS WILL CYCLE TOGETHER THIS FAR AND THEN DECIDE AND ROUTE/DISTANCE AND POSSIBLY SPLIT DEPENDING ON NUMBERS AND ABILITIES.

4 ~ SUN MORNING SPINS. SPINS AS USUAL LEAVING CURROW AT 10AM BUT A BIGGER EFFORT IS NEEDED TO GET NUMBERS OUT.

5 ~ JUVENILE SECTION. REGISTRATION THIS SAT MAY 14TH AT 1PM IN CURROW FOLLWED BY A EASY INTRODUCTION SPIN. PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE YOUNGER MEMBERS INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CLUB.

6 ~ KILLORGLIN CC TT LEAGUE & COUNTY TT CHAMPIONSHIP.. WED MAY 12TH FOR 6 WEEKS,7TH WEEK COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.. REG 6PM ONWARDS AT EARL HOTEL FOLLOWED BY 7PM START.. €10 PER NIGHT OR 50 FOR ALL 7 EVENTS.. ROUTE BALLYCARTY- C’ISLAND ROUNDABOUT-BALLY CARTY 20K

EVENTS MAY 14TH & 15TH

KINGDOM CHARITY CYCLE