DCC Notes July 19th, 2015


After a brief hiatus Mark McGarry picked up where he left off with back to back wins up the country, taking victories in the under 12 races in Navan on Saturday and Mullingar on Sunday. Conor Coleman is starting to reap the rewards for his hard work and picked up a win in Fermoy last Tuesday and 3rd in Mullingar in under 16 races. Well done shams.


After 8 weeks of terrific racing around the Millstreet circuit Davy Nugent is the 2015 O’Mahony Cycles Summer Series champ. Well done Davy. Anthony Dwyer was 2nd, just ahead of brother Ray and Aidan Connell.

Many thanks to our sponsors Tony and Siobhan of O’Mahony Cycles and Nursery. Thanks also to Coley for organising the marshalling every week, our motorbike riders, regular marshals and lead car drivers, and everybody who contributed to another successful summer series.

  1. Davy Nugent
  2. Anthony Dwyer

=3. Aidan Connell

=3. Ray Dwyer

  1. Kieran Cahill

=6. Colin Organ

=6. Stephen Murray

8. Mick Ahern


The annual club Time Trial competition will take place on Wednesday 12th August and will be on the Ballinroad to 5 Cross Roads out and back route. The competition is open to anybody with at least a club competition licence, but only club members can lift the cup. More details to follow.


Last Wednesday was a great evening for week 4 of the Predict Your Time event, sponsored by Liam Rossiter Quality Meats.

Sunshine, tailwind, food & coffee afterwards… and super-fast times all round; and just to make things tricky for the timekeepers, no fewer than 5 competitors finished up within 10 seconds of their predicted time. Fair play to Kieran, Pa, Colin, and Richie for getting very close, but not as close as Jason Travers @ 4 seconds. Extra burger for you boy, at the DCC bar-b-que in August.

Special mention also to Keith Radley who flew back from Darwin to tackle the Chicken Run sprint! And finally, a big thank you to Andrew Hickey for helping out at the start line and to Tori in Villierstown for the good grub afterwards.

We will keep the same route this week. Sign on at John Foley’s from 6:00-6:30 or The Welcome Inn at 7:00. The finish is at the chicken factory with coffee to follow in Villierstown.


Unfortunately the league got rained off last Thursday night but racing returns this week. Racing starts at Cork Marts at 7:00. Please be there to sign on for 6:45. Don’t worry if you haven’t registered yet, new cyclists are welcome every week. Many thanks as always to the parents and club members who help out and to our sponsors Forde’s Daybreak, and MTS Broadband. Any members who are willing to help out and support the youngsters will be very welcome.


The regular Tuesday evening spin is becoming more popular as numbers increase week by week. The pace us normally about 28kmph, and because the distance is shorter it is suitable for both groups 3 and 4. Where and when? Kilrush, 7pm. Home before 9pm


Finally we had something approximating summer weather at the weekend and there were great numbers out on the roads. Saturday’s trip went to Cappoquin, Lismore, Ballyduff, back road to Fermoy, and home via Tallow. Group 1 went to Coolnasmear, Kilbrien, Millstreet, Cappoquin, The Vee, Clogheen, Ardfinnan, Clonmel, and home. Group 2 were with Group 1 until Cappoquin on a rolling route which took them on to Aglish, back road to Clashmore, before a well earned coffee stop at Blackwater Garden Centre, and Ardmore. Group 3 had a couple of options and 27 riders took the early 8:00 start for a 140km trek to Carrick, Kilsheelin, Ticincor, coffee in Clonmel, Cahir, Ballylooby, The Vee, Cappoquin, and home. Unfortunately Tom had a mechanical in Kilsheelin which ended his spin prematurely but he was later spotted painting the cross on Cruachan in an effort to get the deities back onside. The 9:00 spin went to Bunmahon, Kill, Kilmeaden, Carrick, and home. Group 4 went to Cappoquin, Deerpark, Lismore, Cappoquin, Dromana, Villierstown, Aglish, Clashmore, Piltown, and back the main road. Group 5 headed to Cappoquin, Lismore (with a coffee stop at the farmer’s market), Tallow, Camphire, Cappoquin, and home. It was nice to see Brett back, and it was also great to see Eddie Moore out on the roads lately.

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.


“’A rider is made up of two parts, a person and a bike. The bike, of course, is the instrument the person uses to go faster, but its weight also slows him down…..in climbing the thing is to make sure the bike is as light as possible.’ So, at the start of every climb, Anquetil moved his water bottle from its holder to his back pocket. Clear enough.” From Tim Krabbe’s The Rider.


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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