Let the Battles Commence

This coming week is a big one for anyone involved with Nenagh Tri Club, Nenagh CC or Nenagh Masters Swimming Club. To help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the tri club we have a big weekend of racing and drinking action planned. After 10 years, I reckon the tri club are a bit long in the tooth and should focus more on their strengths = the post-race drinking. However, they are a glutton for punishment so they are still insisting on taking on the swimming club at next week’s gala and the cycling club at the winter warrior league race. This could be embarrassing for them.


Friday, December 9th

Swimming Gala @ The Nenagh Leisure Centre

Nenagh Masters vs Nenagh Tri Club

Time: 8:45 – 10:00pm

Details: There are 5 individual events. 100m Frontcrawl, 50m Frontcrawl, 25m Backstroke, 25m Breaststroke and 25m ButterFly. A team event will also take place where Nenagh Masters will compete against Nenagh Triathlon in an 8 x 50m Freestyle mixed relay race. Rumour has it that Irish star Donkey Dunne might be rocking up to this. All eyes will be on the father / son 25m sprint battle. It doesn’t matter what swim ability level you are at, just turn up and give it a go. It’s just a bit of craic and is not to be taken seriously. It would be great to have some of the top dogs from yesteryear come out of tri retirement for this one – I am calling you out Mikey O’Dwyer and Kevin Sherlock!!

Entry: open to members of both clubs. It would help the gala organisers if you could fill out the online entry form before Friday >> click here

Saturday, December 10th

Winter Warrior Cup

Nenagh CC vs Nenagh Triathlon Club

Time: race starts at 10:30 at Toomevara (Moneygall side). A group will meet at 9:00 at the hotel and do a 1:30 warm-up out to Dunkerrin and back to Toom.

Details: the Winter Warrior Cup is already one of the most sought after titles in Irish cycling. People come from near and not far to take part in this event each year. The added incentive of scalping the tri club has added extra prestige to this event.  The race will be run on a handicap basis and we hope to have 3 or 4 groups on the road. Pick whatever group you want although Nenagh CC members that go on our Saturday cycles will have to stay in the group they normally cycle in. Typically the groups will come together shortly after Moneygall and then the real race begins.

Points will be awarded for the first 10 to cross the finish line just before the swimming pool. The club with the most combined points will win. So for example, when if Nenagh CC members occupy the top 10 positions they will have a combined score of 55 points to Nenagh Tri’s 0 points.

Combined Club Night Out

Time: 9:00pm at Rockys in Nenagh. No doubt there will be groups having shnakey pints elsewhere around town before this.

Nenagh Tri Club will be odds on favourites for this one. All 3 clubs will be mixing, mingling, slaggin, crying, fighting and brawling into the early hours. This night also serves as our award ceremony night where we celebrate the achievements of each club during the 2016 season. As this is the 10th anniversary of the tri club we urge all members past and present to come.

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