Weekly Update Week 20

Many thanks from the An POST RAS commitee fro the clubs help last week in getting the race safely through Castleisland. It looked a great spectacle as it passed by at high speed.

The county league TT resumes tomorrow night and the RR is on next week hosted by Tralee Manor West BC.

Racing over the weekend is in Blarney and Tralee Lee Strand CC run the 3 day leisure event.

The club meeting is down for next Monday night despite it being a bank holiday. Further details by text. This meeting is about the upcoming Sliabh Luachra TT and the June Leisure Tour.

Training Spins continue as before

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Weekly Update Week 18

Cycling is hitting its busiest part of the year now and we have a busy week upcoming

Firstly, from next week Club Spins are Tuesday and Thursday (7pm) and Sunday at 10 am all from Currow.

The county league is on a break next week due to the An Post RAS which visits the town of Castleisland on Wednesday – 11.30am approx. We need a few stewards fro the town so please call the PRO on 087 7849879 if you are available.

There is racing for A4s in West Clare and Dungarvan over the weekend and the big local event suitable for all our members is the Killorglin Leisure Tour with 3 distances available. Killlorglin are very good to support us both with participants and with back up for our events so please do your best to go back and do their event.

Again well done to all involved in our round of the league last night

First Round of the Kerry County League – Currow

60 riders accross all catagories took to the line on a wet night in Currow for the opening round of the County League 2013. The scratch group never made it to the front which is probably an indication of the improvement in the A4s over the last 12 months. The fast and fair finish was headed by John O Regan who beat Joe O Donoghue, Michael O Shea and approximately 20 others up the hill to claim the spoils.

A special thanks goes out to all marshalls and officials who stood out on a bad night to keep the show on the road and get all the cyclists home safely. 

Finally best of luck to all the Kerry riders including tonight’s entrant Matt Slattery in the upcoming An Post RAS and to the Killorglin Club for their Humpy Hundred Leisure Promotion on Sunday.

 

Provisional Results (please note all other competitors get 1 point)

Senior

  1. John O Regan Chain Gang
  2. Joe O Donoghue Tralee Manor West BC
  3. Michael O Shea Killorglin CC
  4. Sean Doona Killarney CC
  5. Michael O Connor Killarney CC
  6. Paul Roche Kerry Crusaders CC

Under 16

  1. Josie Knight O Leary Stone Kanturk CC
  2. Finian Wall Killarney CC

Under 14

  1. Tom Knight O Leary Stone Kanturk CC
  2. Eoin Blake Killorglin CC
  3. Thomas Dore O Leary Stone Kanturk CC
  4. Patrick White Tralee Manor West BC
  5. Fergal Murphy Killarney CC
  6. David Culoty Killarney CC

Under 12

  1. Tom Moriarty Tralee Lee Strand CC
  2. Sean Barrett Currow CC

 

First Round of County League Road Race 2013

The first round of the league is on next Thursday night based in Currow. The sign on opens at 6.30pm and closes at 7pm for a 7.15pm sharp start.

The route is set at the Drumm Cup circuit starting in the village and racing almost 3 full laps (29 miles/46km approx) with the finish just before the village on top of the hill. Riders are advised that it is an open road and a league race by its nature is not as high profile as maybe bigger events and this is reflected in the stewarding/public awareness of the event. The circuit may need to be changed as there are 2 churches and a funeral home on the circuit but hopefully it wont be and there is a back up circuit if required.

The handicaps are as follows – first off are the club competition licence holders followed by the A4 group at 4 mins. Next are the A3s at a further 3 mins and the A1/2 group at 1 min.

Underage are accomodated and encouraged to take part and their races will be on the same circuit with different distances.

If any clubs have any spare members that would steward on the night please bring them along and they can join Currow CC marshalls on the circuit.

Looking forward to seeing you all next Thursday

Weekly update Week 17 and Upcoming Meeting

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An important phase of the year is coming up with the local events such as the County Leagues and Ring of Kerry cycle coming up.

The county league starts this Thursday with the first round of the TT League starting at Ballycarthy. This event is suitable for all as it is a race against the clock. The following week May 16th sees the Road Race league start in Currow. The format is a handicap and is generous to beginners

A Club Competition licence is required and can be got by calling Cycling Ireland and issued on the spot.

A Ring of Kerry training schedule is being suggested from next week on with Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday spins all from Currow – 7pm sharp Midweek and 10am on a Sunday.

This needs to be discussed at the meeting in the hall on Monday night next at 9pm along with the stewarding of the County League which is on the Drumm Cup circuit.

County League

The county leagues kick off next Thursday with a TT from Ballycarthy, promoted by Tralee Manor BC. The following week its Currow for the first Road Race. Then its a break for the An Post RAS. Ill get further details on the site next week.

Weekly Update Week 16

Firstly well done to all club members and helpers that ran a great race on Sunday last. Praise has been received from many quarters and again well done to all who made this a safe race and indeed a better event year in year out. Too many people to single out but everyone who helped with any job is so important to the promotion of our key event of the year. Well done too to our cyclists who were not far from the prizes in the A4 race and to Sean Barrett who won his category in his first race.

Training spins at the moment until the next meeting are Sunday mornings from Currow at 10am and Wednesday nights at 7pm from McElligotts Castleisland.

Well done to the Community College in Castleisland and their team that cycled from Killarney to Limerick via Tralee and Tarbert for the Suicide awareness cycle. Suzanne O Sullivan also accompanied the school on this great venture. Joe Geaney is also doing well on it as he is on the way to completing the full two week event all around Ireland. Photos to follow next week.

Racing this week takes place in Kanturk for the stage race for A2/3 and a seperate A4 event. There is a leisure tour in Dingle (Saturday) – details on both clubs websites.