Club Notes

** Lost Helmet: Somebody left their helmet (black, red, BBB) behind in the pool car park last Saturday. Text Shane to get it back 0872605743.

Circuit Training: starts again this evening at 7:00pm in the running complex.

Tues & Thurs Morning Swimming: These are back on so stop being so lazy and get down to them.

Triathlon Cycle Group: There was a very large group out last Saturday for the morning cycle to Dunkerrin, Shinrone and back to Nenagh. There were a few new faces there so we hope ye enjoyed it.

Next Saturday: Nenagh – Birdhill (27 mls)  On this route you have two choices from Birdhill
1)      Birdhill – Ballina – Portroe  – Nenagh (30.5 mls)
2)      Birdhill – Dalys Cross (35.5 mls) – Castleconnell – O’Briens Bridge – Ballina – Portroe – Nenagh (45 mls)

Bike Racing Team: Good spins this weekend. We had 9 out for the first tough-ish one of the year on Saturday. Thanks to everyone for making an effort to be there. We will be continuing the same Saturday training pattern until the start of the racing season in February so try and commit to the remaining 5 weeks and you should be up to speed by then.

Next Saturday: we will be on the Limerick side of the N7. We will give the Limerick chain gang route a go from Daly’s Cross into the 5 Alley roundabout and back out to Birdhill.

Chain Reaction Cycles: have a pretty good sale on at the moment on bike components. If your bike is in a state from winter cycling then check out their website >> Bike Components Sale



Club Notes

New Years Resolution: Why not decide to get fit and do a triathlon this summer?

Running: Is back on tomorrow at 6:15 starting from the CBS.

Saturday Cycling

Triathlon Group: Here is the route for this Saturday: Nenagh – Toomevara – Moneygall – Dunkerrin (28ml) – Roscrea (38mls) – Shinrone (via Monastery Road) – Cloughjordan – Nenagh(41.5mls).

Bike Racing Group: It was great to see everyone out last Tuesday for the easy lake cycle. This Saturday will be a little tougher. We are going to up the intensity a little as we build towards the start of the cycling season in February. It is important that you don’t miss these sessions. The more you miss the further behind you will go. The cycle will start at 9:00 from the pool. The total distance is 57 mile – this includes 25 rolling over from Moneygall on.

Route: Nenagh > Dolla > Templederry > Borrisoleigh > Moneygall > Roscrea > Moneygall > Toomevara > Nenagh

1 on 1 coaching: Bad news – the coach will be busy for the month of January so won’t be able to take any lessons until February. We know that’s a pain in the arse but there is nothing we can do about it!


2013 Training

The club would like to wish everyone a happy New Year. We hope to see ye back at training soon.

Triathlon Training: will be resuming again with our evening swim on Wednesday, Jan 2nd. Don’t worry we will take it easy on everyone on the first day back! The usual training time table will be followed in January as we prepare for the upcoming 2013 racing season. Make it your New Year’s Resolution to get stuck into training in January. You will feel all the better for it.

Bike racing team: We will be starting back on Tuesday, Jan 1st with a handy trip around the lake. This cycle will start at 9:00am from Melrose. This will be an easy cycle to get rid of the post Christmas hangover. It will help to get us ready for the increase in intensity that will be seen throughout January. Try your best to be there.


Table Quiz Dec 28th

There is a table quiz on in Rocky’s this Friday Dec 28th starting at 8:30pm. It is being run by a club member so it would be great if club members could support it. All proceeds go to help the Keith Butler Gastric Band Fund autistic and Down Syndrome children. €20 per table + raffle.


Les Misérables

What a shite day for cycling. That was easily the most miserable cycle of the year. It is not often that we cut a cycle short but all we could manage today was 50 miles. Morale had fallen life threateningly low and Hugh Flannery was in danger of getting sucked into the blackhole that was forming over our group. Wise heads prevailed and we bailed out of the cycle early, ready to fight another day. That day is…….tomorrow.

Tomorrow is looking like a much better day. So if you feel up for a long cycle then we are meeting at the pool at 9:00am (18/19 mph).


St. Stephen’s Day Cycle

A few of the lads in the club are organising a series of long cycles over the Christmas. With everyone on holidays, there is no better time to get a few miles in the legs. Each spin will be 80+ miles long, with an average speed of 18 – 19 mph. This cycle is open to everyone in the club that feels like they can handle the distance and average speed. The focus is distance not speed.

The first cycle takes place on Dec 26th. This cycle is 89 miles long.
Route: Nenagh > Dolla > Tipperary Town > Glen of Aherlow > Cashel > Thurles > Nenagh.

There is an option to go from Tipperary Town straight to Cashel if you are finding it tough.

There will be a 10 min food stop in Cashel.


Reeling in the Year

A video was put together of the 2012 club triathlon season. Well done to everyone for all your effort in supporting the club throughout the year. The club would like to thank Thomas Moyles for all his work putting this together.


Join the Club in January

January is the perfect time to join the club. Instead of just reading this website and wishing you could get involved – make a new year’s resolution to join. Current club members come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some people take training serious and some people just do it for the craic. If you are just finished playing team sports and want a new challenge then this could be the sport for you. Maybe you just want to lose weight and get fit, if so this sport is definitely for you.

The triathlon season really gets going in June. That gives you 6 months to get ready for your first triathlon. We hope to see you at some of our training sessions in January. Just do it.


Club Notes

Christmas Party: The social event of the year is over and everyone survived. Thanks to everyone for turning up and thanks also to the committee for their work organising the night out. The next club night out won’t be for a few months so that will have to do ye for now.

Training: Official club training will be stopping after the Saturday morning cycle Dec 22nd. There is no swimming this week as the pool is closed. Turbo on Tuesday and Thursday are still going ahead along with the Friday run. Training will start back again on Wednesday, January 2nd with swimming in the evening. Enjoy the break.

Cycling: 12 members turned up for the triathlon cycle on a mucky Saturday morning. The route was from Nenagh, Toomevara, Dolla, Silvermines –  here some of the group decided to take on Shalee hill while the remaining number continued onto Birdhill, Portroe and back to Nenagh. Just 4 cyclists braved the racing group cycle this week. 70 miles were covered.Both groups are out again this Saturday so if you haven’t made it out in a while then try your best to be there.

The racing group are planning on doing a number of long cycles over the Christmas break. Most people are on holidays so we plan on making good use out of all that free time. There will be a number of long cycles taking place between Dec 26th and Dec 30th. If you are racing with us next year we expect you to make yourself available at most of these cycles.

The cycle racing calendar for 2013 is now available to view online >> click here

Membership forms and gear orders for Team DMG are well overdue at this stage. If you haven’t submitted your details then contact Rene asap.


Christmas Awards!

Below are details of prize winners who will receive invaluable prizes this Saturday night!!! Please be in the HiB at 8pm as the awards and video will be completed at 8:30. You dont want to miss Keith on TV!!! If you can not make it please let me know (Mary 0863994584) so I can safe guard your prize from the less fortunate!

Overall Male – Shane Scully

Overall Female – Sinnead Oakes

European Transplant and Dialysis Games – Sheila Gregan – gold medals in 50m free + 100m breast stroke, silver medal in 400m freestyle, bronze in the relay.

Ironman – Kevin Sherlock, Brian O’Rourke, Eoin Woolley

Most Improved – Sinnead Oakes – goes from doggy paddling around the Brian Boru swim course in 2011 to winning a National Series age group prize and top 20 overall. Highlights include strong performance in Hell of the West and a podium finish in the Quiet Man triathlon in Cong, Co. Mayo.

Rookie of the Year – Killian Cullagh – great performances in local club races. Strong running season. Strong improvements in all 3 disciplines. Close to making the Triathlon Ireland junior B squad.

Club Races – winner is chosen for mix of reasons – good performance, strong improvement, attendance etc.

1. Dromineer Triathlon Series – Sinead Kennedy (7 min improvement, good attendance, strong time of 1:15 in 1st year)

2. Dromineer Duathlon Series – Ronan Walsh (attended every race, brought time down by 6 mins, fast final time of 1:09)

3. Dromineer Aquathon Series – Darren Dunne (great attendance – only missed one out of 10 club races – attended both aquathons, won the 1st race setting a new club record)

 National Series

Individual – Shane Scully 2nd overall and winner of 30 – 35 age group

Individual – Keith Butler, 2nd in the 40 – 45 age group

Individual – Sinnead Oakes, 3rd in the 35 – 40 age group

Male (11th) – Shane Scully, Keith Butler, Martin Mitchell, Cian McCormack, Sean Gleeson, Ronan O’Driscoll

Female (12th) – Sinnead Oakes, Margaret Hogan, Cliodhna McGrath, Joanne Dillon, Sheila Gregan, Anita Egan

Mixed (8th) – Shane Scully, Keith Butler, Martin Mitchell, Sinnead Oakes, Margaret Hogan, Cliodhna McGrath