It’s been a long time since our last Nenagh CC updates went live. Our club Internet nerd has been busy focusing on himself as usual while the club goes to poop. We have now moved into a post 2016 rás world. There are plenty more things still to focus on this season. Between the France trip, junior tour, summer leagues, weekend away, weekend races & sportives and our own youth cycling race we have plenty to look forward too.
- Tuesday – Limerick Summer League
- Thursday – Nenagh Summer League
- Saturday – club training at 9:00 from the hotel
- Sunday – club training at 8:00 from Tescos / racing Sean Nolan GP Meath
Now that the good weather is here it would be great to see an increase in the numbers attending our weekend cycles. We know there are plenty of other distractions out there between sportives and races but for our club to function well we need a solid bunch of riders out each weekend. It is strange how we can get 40+ riders out on a cold wet October morning but find it hard to reach half of that on a sunny summers day.
Senior Racing – we had a number of club members at races over the last two weekends. Denis Allen was racing in Coachford and was once again very aggressive in the race, getting himself into some good moves. No points were scored on this occasion though. Keith Butler was seen in Coachford and in Carlow. Eoin Woolley was down in Carlow and got a great top 10 finish but was just outside the points. The big success came from Con Kennedy in a 3 part race down in Clonmel on Sunday. An 8th place finish in the uphill TT set him up for a good result. In the final stage race he got in a late break but was reeled in by the yellow jersey. Con finished 8th overall in GC and with that he secured 8 points for himself. It won’t be long before Con is in the A2 ranks where he belongs.
That brings the total points scored by club members this season to 58 (target 100)
I presume I have missed the few names of people racing – apologies – send me a text if I did!
Youth racing – Daniel Yon Hin has been busy increasing his trophy count for the season. Just goes to show you what a little bit of hard work get you! On May 22nd in Coachford, Daniel finished 5th overall “There where 25 riders in my race the course was hard with two big hills in it. Three riders broke away and I was left in a group of 5. With 500m to go 4 of use sprinted to the line, I finished 2nd in the sprint and 5th overall.” Daniel was also in the prizes in a race yesterday in Carlow where he finished 6th overall. Nice work!