Jun
28
2015

Club Notes

Many of our members are still on cloud nine after big performances on the triathlon and cycling scene this weekend (read the race reports below). Enjoy the moment but let us see you back at training this week – the season is far from being over!!

Training: all the usual training sessions are on. The weather should be great so get out and get active.

Nenagh CC Juniors: 2 training sessions – Tuesday at 6:00pm / Saturday at 2:30pm.

Upcoming Races

  • Triathlon: TriAthlone is the big race on the calendar next week. Remember to sign up for our very own Lough Derg Sprint soon >> for more details click here
  • Cycling: our women’s team have a big event coming up. They are taking part in the Omagh 3 Day stage race.  This is another big stepping stone for the girls on their way towards Ras na mBan. The men should by heading down to Blarney for the Munster Championships.

Nenagh Summer League: continues on Thursday evening at 7:00pm. There has been a rota update, so check it out >> click here. If you can make it on the evening great, if not just send Majella a text, and she’ll sort something out. Older juniors should try to give this a go. We will make sure that the handicaps are a little bit more favourable this week.

Lough Derg Sprint: Maeve Ryan and her helper monkeys are busy out getting things ready for the club’s big race. It’s not too far away now – just 3 weeks to go. If you are planning on doing it then get your entry in soon. The more Nenagh entries we have the better the spectacle for the marshalls. If you are not racing then come out and marshall.

Mizen to Malin: you have 4 weeks left. The search continues for a van driver for the event….any takers on a free holiday?? contact Majella if you are interested.

Facebook: the club have just hit the 1000 like mark!! It is fantastic to see the amount of people taking an interest in what we do. There are a lot of lurkers in the background, checking out what we do. Why not go one step further and join us for a training session? You too could be crossing the finish line in Kilkee next year. Take that first step!!

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Weekend Racing

Hell of the West, Kilkee triathlon: this is the big event of the year for the club and is always well attended. It is an iconic Irish triathlon and is always well organised by our neighbours in Limerick. This year was no different. There 1200 triathletes on the start line, with over 30 making the trip from Nenagh. Out of that lot someone will surely be assigned race report duties?! For now, I will give just a quick over view of things.

It was very close between our top 3 men – first home for the club was Eoin Woolley in 53rd overall in a time of 2:23. Next home was Eoin O’Donoghue in 60th in 2:24. Keith Butler was 3rd home in 70th and 2:25. It was very close between Majella Moyles and Geraldine Kyne for top woman too, with Majella finishing first in a time of 2:53, Geraldine Kyne 2:56, and Sheila Gregan next in 3:03. After that came Derek Bowen 2:34, Ken Hassett 2:39, Jerry O’Mahoney 2:39, Derek Gilmartin 2:40, Ronan O’Driscoll 2:41, Bill O’Brien 2:41, Eoin Buckley 2:43, JP Gilmartin 2:45, Ronan Walshe 2:50, Barry Creamer 2:50, PJ Brett 2:52, John Meagher 3:01, Anthony Sherlock 3:07, Eoin O’Connor 3:10, John Ryan 3:26, Denis Ryan 4:06, Eddie O’Meara down as DQ but finished around 2:40.Those are all the names listed as racing as part of the club – if we missed your name then sorry!

Maeve Ryan was also part of the winning relay team called Team Nenagh Triathlon Club they finished in a very fast time of 2:01. We know there were plenty more club members at the race on relay teams (e.g Kevin Sherlock, Cliodhna McGrath, Mary Donnellan, James Sheary etc) but I am not sure what the names of your team were. Nenagh CC members Rachel Clancy and Ronan Costelloe were also racing with Rachel coming home 4th overall in the women’s event in a time of 2:30. Ronan finished in 84th in a time of 2:28.

A large contingent stayed down in Kilkee for the post race party. I am not sure who won that either as there was no clear favourite this year.

There are load of photos from the event on our >> Facebook Page

Now someone go write a report!!

National Cycling Championships, Omagh: Sinnead Oakes was the sole club representative at the women’s road race up in Omagh. This race attracted the best Irish female cyclists so getting any sort of result here is fantastic. Sinnead has been in flying form all year so hopes were high for a decent performance. Sinnead didn’t disappoint as she put in a huge effort to finish in 15th position overall. This is a great achievement for Sinnead and the club. Hopefully we get a report from the girl herself soon.

Triathlon de Saint Jean de Monts: racing on foreign soil was Greg Starr. In his won words….”Triathlon de Saint Jean de Monts done and dusted.. Tough sea swim but finished it.. Thanks Killian Byrne for the air for my bike….I hired a farm gate with wheels but it done the job.. Ou est la vin?” Great stuff Greg!

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