Day Care Cycle 2014

The last promotion for the club in 2014 is the day care leisure cycle on September 7th. Same route as last year which is from Castleisland to Currow onto Davy Roches cross and back to Castleisland which is where the 10 mile route finishes.

Then the 50 mile route continues to Ballycarthy, onto Farranfore, Scartaglin and again back to Castleisland

As usual the entry fee / minimum sponsorship is 20 euro. Sponsorship cards are available from Murphys Sports Castleisland, O’Sullivans Centra Currow or from the Day Care Centre itself.

This event is a spin to finish off the season with – maybe for some its a taster for future events in 2015 and for others the chance for a final event of the season. Remember it is not a race and is to be enjoyed with the aim of getting around safely.

Further details from 087 7849879 or from any club member

Nov meeting and upcoming events

Currow Cycling Club Meeting 07/11/11
Tom Kenny will register the club with Cycling Ireland for the coming year.
The Christmas Party is confirmed for the 17th of December. Venue and numbers for this event are unconfirmed. Gareth Lawless will book venue and negotiate price. Members will receive confirmation as soon as possible.087 9072776
The Day Care Centre in Castleisland will be presented with a cheque for the proceeds of our Charity Cycle on Friday the 12th next at 7:30. Refreshments will be provided and all members are encouraged to attend.
Club spins remain the same for the winter months, with Wednesday evenings at 7:00, departing from Castleisland and Sunday mornings at 10:00, departing from Currow.
Every member is asked to attend the Sunday club spin on December the 4th next. It is hoped to attract new members by advertising this date and it is vital to have as many members as possible present in Currow at 10:00. Paudie McCarthy will coordinate a controlled and modestly paced route that is within everyone’s ability and suitable to anyone looking to start or return to cycling.
Events for 2012 are as numerous as they are widespread around the country. Members have expressed an interest in participating in such events, or creating our own, or even combining both, in an attempt to provide an incentive for goal-orientated training. This issue will be re-visited at a future date and all ideas are welcome and will be considered. The question of an internal league will also be considered.
All members are needed for regular club spins. In order to accommodate every fitness level, pace will be kept modest for an agreed duration and cyclists will be afforded the opportunity to abstain from keeping pace with stronger members. Routes will be chosen to allow the group to break, so that a modest pace will still be maintained, but also affording others the opportunity to increase the pace and get more from the cycle. Numbers are needed to make this work and every accommodation will be extended to individuals who turn up.
Please feel free to contact the club via the website, or myself on with any comments or suggestions you would like to share.
Regards and happy cycling,
Darragh Looney
Hon Club Secretary


Sign on is Killorglin Rowing Club from 9.00 to 10.45am.
Cost €10 for Cycling Ireland member and €20 for non Cycling Ireland members.
The distances are
Killorglin/Farranfore/Killorglin 55KM
Killorglin/Farranfore/Tralee/Killorglin 80KM
Light refreshments afterwards, all are welcome.
For further information contact Mary Concannon 087 2802071


There will be a meeting on Monday 13th Dec to discuss the clubs plans to cycle Malin to Mizen in june 2011,anyone who might be interested in taking part in this great event is really urged to attend as the route,accomodation and other important decisions need to finalised asap.

Killorglin are hosting a hamper race sunday Dec 12th.. Sign on is at 10am and race starts at 11am.. full details on Killorglins website.

Stephen & Nicolas Roche on Late Late Show

Hi all, I hope everyone is keeping fit. Just a quick note to say Stephen & Nicolas Roche on Late Late Show tonight (13th Nov) .

Mick Murphy – A Convict of the Road

The following is a link to an audio documentary of the Caherciveen man ‘Mick Murphy’ who won the Rás Tailteann in 1957. His story is one of legend and well worth a listen.

Mick Murphy – Convict of the Road

Ciarraí Abú

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

Stolen Bike – Plea for help!

I got a mail from Noel Shannon from the Burren Cycling Club regarding a members stolen bike. If you hear anything about this or are offered anything like it for sale, be vigilant and contact Noel.

I am writing to look for help in locating a stolen racing bike.
The bike belongs to John Stack from the Burren Cycling Club in Clare and
was stolen last Sunday evening in Ballina, Co Tipperary (across from
Killaloe) after a cycle round Lough Derg. The bike is a Colnago C 40
with schimano ultegra group set. It is charcoal grey in colour with
yellow markings. There are distinctive yellow spokes on the wheels.
There is a picture attached showing the front part of the bike.

Can you help by passing this around and if you hear of such a bike
coming on the market can you let us now etiher by restrun mail or by
phoning John at 086 2552709.

Picture of Stolen Bike

Picture of Stolen Bike

Your help is appreciated,

Noel Shannon,

Bureen Cycling Club