DCC Notes August 16th, 2015


On an ideal night, Daryl Kearns won the club TT championship in an impressive 30:19 on the Ballinroad-5 Cross-Ballinroad TT route. Stephen Murray was the fastest on the night, clocking 28:23. We didn’t have any A2 riders. Daryl was fastest A3, John O’Rourke fastest A4 in a time of 33:05, and Andrew Hickey was fastest Club Competition in a time of 34:32. Conor Coleman clocked a super 33:43 in the under 16 category. Full results to follow. Thanks to all who made the effort to support the club event. Thanks to Damian, Beanie, and the Colemans for the help.

Daryl brought his good form to Mayo at the weekend taking 10th in the A3 National Championships.


Best of luck to all our members and friends taking part in the Sean Kelly Tour next weekend. As always it promises to be a great couple of days on the bike. All members are requested to wear their full DCC kit. It’s quite a sight to see the club represented in large numbers and sticking together over the day. Look out for one another, and respect the marshals, and the countryside. If it fitted in your pocket to start with, the wrapper will fit back in your pocket when you’ve finished with it. For those that aren’t riding there is always assistance required with stewarding. If you’re available please contact the club or the Sports Partnership.


All members should have received an email about this but if you haven’t there is a Family BBQ taking place in Minnie’s after the Sean Kelly Tour on Sunday. From 6:00 we will have the presentation of the O’Mahony Cycles Summer Series prizes, the club TT cup, and a barbecue, with the food kindly sponsored by Liam Rossiter Meats.

The perfect way to wind down after your hard days cycle, you can regale all your cycling buddies about who you passed, how fast you went up Mahon falls, whilst all the other halves can get together and have a collective giving out about the amount of time you spend out cycling and about what they think you spend on cycling paraphernalia.

All are welcome.


Saturday’s trip brought a large group to Cappoquin and Lismore, before climbing up to Ballysaggart and Araglin. Then it was on to Fermoy, and back via Tallow.

Sunday’s spins were as follows:

Group 1 had 5 in total on a wet and cool morning for cycling. Down the main road to Waterford airport, and back coast road from Tramore.

Group 2 had 12 going to Old Parish, Ardmore, Knockanore, Lismore, and Cappoquin with some going across the military road, up the pike, and down Ballymarket just to bring up the 100km.

Group 3 started out with 26. Unfortunately due to very slippery road conditions at the crooked bridge two riders came down and Kevin suffered a broken rib. We all wish Kevin a speedy recovery. The rest of the spin went as planned to Bonmahon, Kill, Kilmeaden, Portlaw, Scrouty, Kilmac, Fews, Mahonbridge, and home the 5 Cross with a few new roads travelled.

Group 4 went to Colligan, Ballymacarbry, Clogheen, The Vee, and Cappoquin.

8 members turned up for the rainy start in Group 5. As planned the route was 5 crossroads to Griffin’s garage, Mahon Bridge, back to Lemybrien for a break. 5 then went over the Mauma to Bearys cross and back to Dungarvan.

To be informed of the weekend’s routes please check the Facebook page on Saturdays or send an email to spininfo@dungarvancc.com requesting to be added to the list to receive the routes. Club spins leave at 9:00, from John Foley’s Kilrush on Saturdays, and The Square on Sundays.


“Climbing is a rhythm, a trance. You have to rock your organs’ protests back to sleep.” A repeat yes, but an apt quote from Tim Krabbe’s ‘The Rider’ for the weekend that’s in it.


You will find loads of updates, tips, photos, and commentary on the club’s Facebook page and on the club website dungarvancc.com. We’re even on Twitter if 140 characters is about all you can handle. Join the Dungarvan Cycling Club group on Strava to see what everyone else is up to. If you have anything you’d like me to report please email seanoduibhir@gmail.com

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