DCC Notes July 26th, 2015


Our juveniles travelled to Donore for racing last Sunday where Mark McGarry added another win to his 2015 palmares in the Under 12 race, with Aoibhe Power coming in 5th in the same race.


We will be well represented at the Suir Valley 3 day next weekend and I’m sure that the lads would love any support over the weekend. Both stages 2 & 4 will be passing close by. Sunday’s stage 2 is the familiar Clonmel-Dungarvan-Carrick circuit, and Monday’s stage 4 takes on The Vee, up Colligan, and a mountain top finish on The Nire. With a crit in Clonmel on Sunday evening there’s some top quality racing and it’d be well worth a look and a shout out to the lads.


The Predict Your Time competition concluded for 2015 last Wednesday in Cappoquin, with the chairman taking the final honours. Well done to everyone who took part over the 5 weeks, and thanks to all who helped out. We’re very grateful to Liam for his generous sponsorship and as always we’d ask members to support our sponsors when they can.

Chairman Paraig de Burca accepting sponsorship for the PYT competition from Liam Rossiter
Chairman Paraig de Burca accepting sponsorship for the PYT competition from Liam Rossiter


We had big numbers again for our juvenile league last Thursday night and some great racing and commitment from everyone as ever. We’re back again this Thursday. 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 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.


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.


Crowded House and Mark Twain would have had plenty of inspiration with the Irish weather this past weekend. It hasn’t stopped everyone putting in some savage miles on the road though, with some huge spins being clocked on Strava. Saturday was about the best day, and there was a good club spin to Cappoquin, over The Vee, then on to Clogheen, Ballyporeen, and back up to Ballysaggart. Sunday started miserable but the hardy coots were still out and about. Between the match and the weather numbers were down so the groups joined up. A wet morning with more branches on the road than you would see in the month of January forced Group 3 to shorten their spin by 20k and take the main road home from Kilmeaden after going to Bonmahon and Kill. A few hardy bucks that were traveling to the match braved the elements at 8am to clock up a few miles before the main spin. Group 1 went 5 Cross roads, Mahonbridge, Kilrossanty, Muama, Millstreet, Piltown, and home. 115Kms in all sorts of weather bar summer.

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.


“That’s what you get when you suffer – you get results.” Paul Sherwen


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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