45th annual John Drumm Cup


160 riders across all the categories went to the line in Currow over the weekend. The Sliabh Luachra 15km began the proceedings on Saturday evening and was won by Kevin Shelley in a time of 20.14. Second was Robin Kelly of the Comeragh club and Third was Laurent Dumolin of Kanturk CC. In total 28 cyclists completed the course.

The main event of the weekend, the John Drumm Cup was dominated by an early break away of 4 riders which consisted of the eventual winner Michael Fitzgerald of the Edge. He worked well with his teammate Brendan Lacey (eventual third) to secure the victory in a jump inside the last 500 metres. Second over the line was Mike Storan of West Clare who gave the race his all. Fourth was Denis Lynch (Kanturk) who tried in vain to get away during the race but did not suceed. Robin Kelly of Comeragh rode strongly all during the race and led in the chasers to claim fifth place ahead of Jarleth Hassett (West Clare), Rory Wyley (Dan Morrissey) and Adrian Gallery (Limerick CC).

The separate A3 race had a breakaway group of six riders who contested the finish with Edmund Barry (Blarney) winning a tight sprint for the line.

The A4 race saw a bunch sprint after all the attacks failed out the road. Here John Brady (Fermoy) had too much power for the fast finishing Kerrymen Darrragh McCarthy (Cycling Pursuits) and Currow native Donnacha Clifford (Chain Gang) in second and third place.

The underage winners were U16 – Francis Sheridan (Covey Wheelers), U14 Shane O’ Hara (Limerick) and U12 Healy (Fermoy)

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ANNUAL JUNE LEISURE TOUR

SIGN ON IS FROM 9AM SUNDAY MORNING FROM THE COMMUNITY CENTER.. THE TOUR WILL BEGIN AT 10AM SHARP TO AVOID ALL TRAFFIC HEADING TO THE KERRY – CORK GAME IN KILLARNEY.

THE ROUTE IS CURROW-FARRANFORE-KILLARNEY-KILLORGLIN-CASTLEMAINE-TRALEE-CASTLEISLAND-CURROW. 90K APPROX

A SHORTER ROUTE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY IF NUMBERS REQUIRE.

CURROW CC M2M 2010 OFFICIAL ROUTE

NO PAIN NO GAIN.

DAY 1-  MALIN HEAD TO BUNDORAN  93.24 MILES

DAY 2  BUNDORAN TO ATHLONE   93.48 (186.72 TOTAL)

DAY3  ATHLONE TO ADARE  84.12 (TOTAL 270.84)

DAY 4  ADARE TO BALLYVOURNEY 75.15 MILES (345.99 MILES) ****

DAY 5  BALLYVOURNEY TO MIZEN HEAD 55.45 MILES (TOTAL 401.44 MILES)

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

Training Spins

With the recent spell of  awful weather its been difficult to keep our regular winter spins going and very easy for us to get lazy and push the bike aside and lose all the fitness we’ve gained in recent months.The good news is that the forecast isnt too bad for the next few days and its expected to get dry and cold so there should be no excuse not to get back out on the bike.Hope to see as many as possible at McElligotts wed night for our weekly night time spin.

Malin to Mizen.

There is a  Malin 2 Mizen brainstorming gathering  on thurs 28th at 8:30 at Tom Kenny’s house. The main reason for the gathering to to see logistically if the cycle is possible and if so try and organise some sort of template for a route.its a informal get together to trash out ideas before we make any decisions when a proper meeting will be called.

mizen head

our destination - mizen head

All are welcome to attend or email me with any ideas or suggestions ye might have about the event.

Cheque Presentation

Members of Currow cc presented a cheque for €13,122 to the commitee of Castleisland Day Care center earlier this evening.Congrats to everyone involved and thanks to all for making it a great event.Tonights event was also a great platform for us to announce our intention to cycle malin to mizen head next Easter.

currow cc presenting cheque for charity cycle

currow cc presenting cheque for charity cycle

Winter Training Spins

The wed night training spins are up and running and thankfully the weather has been on our side so far.Whilst the numbers are smaller than we should be getting the training is great and we managed 27 miles with an avg speed of 16.7 last wed night and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who turned up

As we have already mentioned the main goal of the wed night spins to keep some level of bike fitness up until the new year and getting a healthy 30 mile spin should be the main focus and not speed.