Club Notes

Turbo Training: this evening at 7:30pm. After a tough weekend of racing and drinking this session might not quite be as tough as usual. Good chance to catch up on the local gossip though!

Nenagh CC Juniors: there were 20 juniors at our Saturday training session, with one group out on the road and the other group on the track. It is amazing how quickly our juniors are improving. Keep this up and ye will all be racing soon! One of our juniors got introduced to the lovely cycling phenomenon that is the ‘knock’. It is certainly not a happy place to be. Make sure that you always bring some food and drink with you to these training sessions or you will regret it the next time you get the hunger knock!

Next training: Thursday at 4:30pm for the older juniors. Meet in the CBS. The next Saturday training session is to be confirmed.

Stag Night: Matty Kennedy made the national news this weekend at his stag night down in Dingle. Bono couldn’t believe his luck when he spotted the Nenagh lads down in Dick Macks. Always the gentleman, Matty eventually agreed to have his picture taken with Bono.

Training attendance: the weather has certainly picked up over the last while and the evenings are much brighter now too. We hope to see bigger crowds at our training sessions this week and next. Remember active participation is important in our club. We would like to see a lot more of everyone’s face over the few months.

Weekend racing: plenty of club members in racing action last weekend.

  • Fingal Duathlon: Eoin Woolley took part in the second race of the Fingal duathlon series and finished in 19th overall. Eoin also finished in 19th in the first race so he is keeping things consistent. Eoin finished the 5.37km run, 20km cycle, 3.3km run in a time of 1:13:13.
  • Senior Cycling: Nenagh CC – Rás Mhaigh Eo: the club were represented at 4 different races over the weekend. First up was Rás Mhaigh Eo in Westport. Gary and Shane both took part in this 2 day stage race. Time penalties for crossing the white line in the first stage hurt both lads chances in the race with Shane finishing in 18th and Gary in 21st overall after the 3 stages.
  • Senior Cycling: Nenagh CC – Blarney: 5 club members took part in this hilly race on Sunday. Andy McLoughlin was the closest to score in the A4 race finishing in 10th position. Kevin Sherlock also took part in the A4 race but also missed out on scoring. Bob Murray, Alan Loftus and Simon Ryan took part in the A1 / A2 / A3 race but were unable to score.
  • Senior Cycling: Nenagh CC – Carrick-on-Suir: 10 club members made the trip down to Carrick-on-Suir on Sunday. Once again we came home pointless. Let’s hope this doesn’t become a habit! Shane was closest with a top 15 finish in the A1/A2 race. Hugh Flannery finished in the top 20 of the A4 race.
  • Senior Cycling: Nenagh CC – Boyne: The first race of the women’s cycling league took place on Sunday. We were represented at this race by Anita Egan, who unfortunately crashed out of the event. It just goes to show that the sport can be dangerous at times. It’s certainly not for the faint hearted!
  • Borrisokane 10km: David Sheahan finished in 6th place in this race in a time of 37:23. Carly Nevin also took part finishing in 47th.
  • 10 Mile Road Race: Majella Moyles and Sinnead Oakes ran in the Pakie Ryan memorial in Newmarket on Fergus. It was a tough course and a windy day, but the girls battled through to finish together in 38th and 39th position.

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