Iron Men & Women

Its been a busy few weeks with running our own club races, but this weekend we get to sit back, relax and watch some of our members take on Iron Man Cork. There have been a lot of early morning lake swims, hilly club cycles, and the odd long run. But now its time to put all that practice into full motion.

Everyone on the committee and all our club members would like to wish everyone participating, the very best of luck. We have no doubt there will be a lot more tattoos earned by Sunday evening!

To track our athletes click on the below link and add in their name.





Training and Races

It was a busy weekend of activities with people racing at Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon and others taking part in the Tour De Conamara. We had podium finishes and people so famous they made it into a promotional video! And its only May yet! For the Iron men and women training for Cork, Lough Cutra Castle allowed them to feel half the torture. Only 4 weeks to go!!


Only 3 weeks left until the club open water triathlon the “Lough Derg Sprint”. We would encourage all club members to take part in this race but please ensure you have someone who can help marshal in your place. The text for volunteers will be sent out shortly. Please help promote this event by sharing our LDS posts on Facebook.


Now that people have described the water as “balmy” we are starting the Dromineer triathlon series this Wednesday May 29th. The stop watch starts at 7pm sharp so make sure you are down early to get your transition ready and are in the water, acclimatised, for 7pm. We would ask that people support this training event and start at 7pm with everyone rather than all different times prior to that. Its safer especially with open water no matter how experienced you are! Remember the Pike??!!!


































As you all know Hell of The West is our club away triathlon on June 29th. Accommodation has been sorted by Clever, but for your race entry you must do it yourself! So please follow this link to complete your race registration. Click Here.


Lough Derg Sprint

The Lough Derg Sprint is only 4 weeks away! So please spread the word about this open water triathlon, especially the fact that we have a try-a-tri. The swim for the try-a-tri allows you to stand as it is peer-to-peer, so it is very safe.


The following is a brief from Limerick Triathlon Club (LTC), the host of our first race in the 2019 league:

To all competing triathletes in the TRIMunster League 2019 and participating clubs:

Congratulations to all of you that competed in the first race of the inaugural TRIMunster League; The Joey Hannan Memorial Triathlon held in the grounds of the University of Limerick this past weekend.

The sun made a welcome appearance for the standard distance race and made for a great start to the league. In the men’s league five of the age groups were represented so at the top of the table there is currently a 5-way tie. In the female league, four age groups came in making it currently a 4-way tie at the top. Below is a link to the complete scoring after our first of nine races in the 2019 League. If there are any mistakes with the scoring please let us know: trimunsterleague@gmail.com.

TRIMunster Race Scoring

We certainly expect a shuffle at the top after our next event in Up the Creek on the 2nd June. Enter Here.

It is too early to look at the club cup competition at the moment, but as a LTC member I am glad to see a lot of LTC represented in the points. Given it was one of our home events this isn’t unexpected.

All races are still open for entries at the moment with the exception of The Lost Sheep which has already sold out, so get registering folks.

Yours in Sport, Richard Chapman, LTC Chairman.


Nenagh 5K

This week is week 2 of the Nenagh 5K run series. It’s not looking like we will get tanning weather but the rain is warm and looking to clear for 7pm!

This week is count down week. You will all aim to finish at the same time. The clock will count down from about 35mins so you will start at a time with an aim to finish when the clock reaches zero!!

Results from last week:

Deirdre Finn  21:48
Loretto Duggan  21:53
Eoin O’Connor  22:13
John Meagher  21:03
Shane Connolly  21:33
Mark Connolly  21:30
John Leinster  22:12
Paul Scully  22:30
Charlotte Jones  21:17
Cliodhna McGrath  23:50



Race Series

March of many weathers has left and we are into April showers! This means its time for the return of our 5k/3k run series. This is a popular race suitable for all levels and anyone can attend, not just club members.

We will be looking for a donation of €3 per head with all funds going to a charity. If you have a charity suggestion please let us know and we will look at all options.

Please arrive early to collect a number and be ready to start at 7pm sharp!


We are only 18 days away from the North Tipp Sprint! Please make sure to keep spreading the word about this race! We will be putting out the call for marshals soon so get your high-vis vests ready and soften the butter for the sandwiches!



Spring into Action!

Now that the clocks have jumped forward an hour, its time for us to spring into the new training schedule! I can’t guarantee Darren’s sets will get any easier, but im hopeful that the weather might entice us all out in the evenings after the glorious week we just had!

So what’s changed? The swims will stay the same until the lake warms up a little more! Looking forward to that first trip and the expletives!!!

Monday: we will start the CBS run sets this Monday, April 1st. This is not an April fools joke! This starts at the usual time of 7:00pm.

Tuesday: beginner friendly cycle, suitable for all levels. Leaving at 6:45pm sharp from nenagh leisure centre. We are aiming to head in the direction of Moneygall and hoping to be back around 8pm. Please make sure you have high-vis gear or bike lights.

Wednesday: is still a free evening for the next few weeks, until we start the Nenagh 5K run series mid April.

Thursday: we are looking at what we can put on of a Thursday evening we will let ye know mid April. For now its free.

Weekends: Saturday morning cycle still continues. See updates on viber.


We are only 5 weeks away from the north tipp sprint so if you plan on doing it please get registering and organising your marshal replacement.


The club wishes Paula O’Dwyer a speedy recovery due to a broken foot. Dont worry Paula, im sure Darren will have some lovely sets for you to return to when you are back in action. We know a good doctor who can supervise ya!




Winning Season

Limerick Triathlon held their first race of the season on Sunday with their annual duathlon. We had a good few Nenagh folk spin over to the race.

Darren Dunne was the first man home, which means those torturous plans he sends onto us must work! Well done Darren!

Sinead Oaks was also third woman home so congrats to her. She might be away in the west with Trilakes in Galway but we still have some claim over her!

Well done to everyone else that competed.

Shannon Region Open Water Swim League is back! The Lough Derg Challenge features again so check out the below link to hear about all the details.


By the end of the month we are hoping to put in an order for gear. We are also looking at getting some cycling jackets. Once we have a sample we will let ye know.

Reminder to spread the word that the NTS and LDS are open for entries. LDS has also got a Try-a-Tri option.




IRONMAN 70.3 Dún Laoghaire Tri Club evening is being held this month if anyone is interested.

Date: March 14th , 2019

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Wheelworx Bike & Triathlon Store, Lucan, Dublin.







The evening will be an opportunity for athletes to hear more about IRONMAN 70.3 Dún Laoghaire and:

  • Get first-hand insight from the Race Director, including details on the course.
  • Ask questions ahead of this year’s event.
  • Learn about the NEW TriClub benefits for registered members.
  • Talk to surprise special guests.

The evening is FREE to attend and open to anyone interested in the event, regardless of whether they are entered or not.

Non club members are also welcome to join.

Save a spot and register your attendance here – http://bit.ly/TriClubEvening

For more information please write to ireland70.3@ironman.com


Try Tri and Tri again!!

With all this mild weather you’d be tempted to dip the toes into youghal…..!! If not, then we will stick to the warmer waters in the pool. Saturday cycles are still going strong with a few intermittent showers scuppering the schedule now and then. As for the running, the Dromin Rd has wear patterns from all the feet pounding the pavement. So what’s it all for?

Triathlon season is no longer 6 months away! The North Tipp Sprint is in sight with just 2 months to go but there are plenty of duathlons underway before then such as Ennis this Sunday.

Nenagh Triathlon Club is proud to be part of a new, exciting triathlon race series in 2019: The Tri Munster League. The Lough Derg Sprint will be one of nine select races in the league. The league is open to athletes registered to an affiliated Triathlon Ireland club only. Points will be awarded for finishing (based on race distance) as well as your finishing place.

Your top four races to score. Cash prizes will be awarded at the end of the league to the top 3 male and top 3 female points scorers as well as the top male and top female age group (10 year groups) points scorer.

Additionally there will be a Club Cup trophy presented to the Club with the most points taken from their top four athletes (two male, two female).

Both the LDS and NTS are both open to enter so get registering!


Let me (Mary) know if you want to order gear. I am also looking into some cycling gear, will let ye know when I get more info.

Ill have prices once I know the final order.