Victory & Podium for Millstreet’s young cyclist Nicholas James Buckley over the weekend in Galway at the Highfield Crit. Picking up 2nd place in U14 boys. Massive congratulations to him plus Hannah Dennehy O Sullivan picking up 1st place in U14 girls.
Congratulations to Nicholas James Buckley from Millstreet
who has successfully been selected for the U14 Munster
Academy Team to race in 2 races in the UK over St. Patrick’s
Weekend. We would like to wish him the very best of luck.
He is a youth member of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club and his
family are very proud of him.
Nicholas J Buckley and Hannah O Sullivan Dennehy from Sliabh Luachra Cycling club are taking part in the Christmas Charity Spin on Thursday December 30th. Any donations would be greatly appreciated for this worth cause.
Donations can be made to any of the contacts on the poster or information on www.idonate.ie/JenniferMcCarthy.
Nicholas J Buckley from Millstreet is cycling 300km in aid of Jack & Jill foundation to raise money for Homecare Nursing Hours for Jack & Jill children fundraiser 24th December – 31st December.
Members of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club aged 10 upwards are cycling an accumulation of 18 000 km between December 24th and 31st in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. It’s been a tough year for every Charity and we want to put our shoulder to the wheel by helping a Jack and Jill as they are a charity close to some of our club members that do unbelievable work providing in home nursing care for sick children that some unfortunately are near end of life. Every €16 raised provides 1 hour of nursing care to these families. Every euro raised goes direct the source required.
If you would like to support you can donate through the link below.
35 Members (Aged 9 to adults) of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club will accumulate 15000km between December 24th – 31st to raise fund for the Jack & Jill Children Foundation.
All funds raised will go directly to this great cause. The funds are used to provide in home nursing care for families of great need.
They are hoping you can help by donating whatever you can.
Any kids from age 8 upwards who would like to give cycling a go, we have an open day Saturday morning at 8.45am in Knocknagree Village.
Dont worry about what type of bike you have just come along for a bit of fun.
The racing scene for both juveniles and adults kicked off last weekend with the Lacey Cup in Tralee and the Ras Maigheo for the underage taking place in Mayo.
SLCC had six riders in the Lacey Cup – John R O’Sullivan, Richard Cleverly, Donie Kelleher, Denis Lynch, Denis O’Connor and Ben Murphy. The race featuring two major climbs Gleann na Gealt and Sliabh Mish was held in very difficult weather on Sunday last. Denis Lynch made the initial 8 man break on the first climb which was eventually reeled back on the decent into Annauscaul. A further break of 12 riders got away near Inch in the middle of the hailstone shower, unfortunately no SLCC rider made this break which stayed away to the finish in Tralee. Denis Lynch, Denis O Connor and Ben Murphy made it home in the second group with the remaining SLCC riders making it home safely in what was a very difficult days work. Well done to Tralee Manor West BC for a well organised event.
The juveniles made the trip to Mayo for the two day, three stage event, featuring a road race on Saturday morning and a TT in the afternoon with a second road race on the Sunday morning. Weather conditions were tough for the full weekend. The Saturday road race was based out of Louisburgh GAA as was the TT in the afternoon which was cut short by half given the now biblical conditions. The Sunday races rolled out of Westport and Murrisk, at the foot of Croagh Patrick. Sean P Fleming and Nicholas Buckley competed in the Under 12 race with Aidan Morley and Ciaran Finnegan competing at Under 16. Amy Fleming finished 3rd in the girls Under 16 with Kate Murphy 2nd in the girls U14. Well done to everyone who travelled and braved the weather, and well done to Westport Covey Wheelers for running a well organised event in such difficult conditions.
Best of luck to Amy and Kate who are part of a Munster Cycling Academy Team travelling to Southport, Liverpool for round one of the Dolan racing Series next weekend. Thanks to the Munster Cycling Academy for this fantastic opportunity.
Training for new juvenile members continues with beginners always welcome to our Saturday morning sessions. Please contact the club via Facebook for further information.
Anyone interested in training for the Ring of Kerry please contact the club via Facebook or 087 9178836.
[read more …] “Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes”
Sliabh Luachra Juveniles Cycling Club are starting off their Cycling Season With heading to Mayo this weekend to ” 2020 YOUTH RÁS MHAIGH-EO” cycling sports event. Wishing Nicholas J Buckley from Millstreet & his team mates Sean P Fleming, Ciaran Finnigan, Kate Murphy, Amy Fleming & Aidain Morley all the very best of luck & safe cycling.
[read more …] “Sliabh Luachra Juveniles Cycling Club”
If your new years resolution for 2020 is to cycle the Ring of Beara, Ring of Kerry or simply want to take up cycling to get fit-Sliabh Luachra Cycling club is starting a couch to Ring of Kerry program for all levels of cycling abilities.
The program will include 8 to 12 weeks of spinning and also bike skills sessions before hitting the road.
If you want to join us this year, please message us through our facebook or give us a call on 0879178836.
The “Lost/Stolen Panniers” has been found and safely returned to it’s owner. Delighted that she can continue on her adventures with her bicycle and panniers in and around the Country.
She sometimes writes a blog when she goes cycling but wouldn’t normally write one when it was as short a trip as yesterday, but the kindness which was shown to her prompted her to highlight Millstreet with Cork’s Old Butter Road .
Basic Bike Skills Course for 5 – 14 year olds on Monday the 30th December at Knocknagree Fair Field. All welcome, free admission!
Huge congratulations to all who took part in the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club 2019 Turkey Christmas Spin this morning. Especially to the Overall winner Champ Nicholas J Buckley. U12 Sean P Fleming U14 Kate Murphy U16 Daniel Bradley Junior Faith Gillard Senior Lady Breda Fleming Senior Mens Denis O Connor. Fantastic cycling had by all.
[read more …] “Turkey Christmas Spin 2019”
Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club AGM
is on Monday 4th November at 8 o clock
in Teach Iosagain, Rathmore
All new members welcome.
The juvenile road-racing calendar has come to an end for 2019.
The last competitive events held were the Kerry County League and the Munster Championships. In the Kerry County league Keenan Dennehy was second under 12 with Sean P Fleming and Nicholas Buckley also completing. Aidan Morley and Amy Fleming were both second Under 14. Daniel Bradley, Darragh Dennehy also completed in the Under 14 race with Ciaran Finnegan finishing the season strong in the Under 16 section. Denis O Connor raced well in the A3 Adult section getting on a break and finishing well up the field. Aidan Morley who finished the season very strong topped the week off well with a bronze U14 Munster Medal in Blarney. Well done to our Juveniles and their coaches and parents who has developed massively this year.
From Coalisland to Errigal, Drogheda to Fermoy our juveniles have traveled the four corners of Ireland this year representing the Club. The Club are planning a further recruitment drive around Christmas this year. Please contact the club or any of our members if you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about cycling.
The cyclocross season will be kicking off over the next few weeks and we encourage all our members to have a go off this also.
The Juvenile Club have organised a trip to Yorkshire to watch the World Cycling Championships from Thursday 26th to Monday 30th next.
Congrats to Nicholas J. Buckley from Millstreet bringing home Bronze from the Kerry County Championships which were held in Beaufort on Thursday night. Great success & hard training paying off. Fantastic racing by all members of the SLCC proving great results.
[read more …] “Nicholas Third in Kerry Championships”
The hard work being made by the Juvenile Club really paid off this weekend at the All Ireland Youth Cycling event held by Lakeside Wheelers in Mullingar. In total we had 11 SLCC juveniles taking part from Under 11 right up to Under 16. In the Time Trial held in the village of Multyfarnham our Under 11 boys team of Nicholas Buckley, Keenan Dennehy and Sean P Fleming rode well just losing out on the Team prize by 3 seconds demonstrating how much they have developed over the last 9 months. Amy Fleming won Bronze in the Under 14 girls TT with Ben Murphy 4th in the Boys Under 16 (again missing out of the podium by a second). Amy went on to win 2 more bronze medals in the Road Race and the criterium. Ciaran Finnegan Aidan Morley Dinny Murphy and Darragh Dennehy completed well in the boys under 15 14 and 13 events. Kate Murphy (Under 12) rounded off an excellent weekend for SLCC winning two Bronze medals in the Road Race and the criterium. All told an very strong weekend of racing by the SLCC Riders – thanks to all the coaches and parents for their support. This week Ben Murphy travels to Austria as part of a six man Ireland Team in the five stage International Radfjugendtour Oststeiermark road race. Ben’s team mates hail from Donegal (Errigal) Tyrone (Island wheelers) Dublin (Orwell) Meath (Bohermeen) along with another local rider David Shine from O Leary Stone Kanturk. Best of luck to the team and their backroom staff for the week. Next up for the juveniles is the Kerry County Championships and the Munster Road Championships this weekend.
Best wishes to Nicholas J. Buckley from Millstreet, & to all The Sliabh Luachra team taking part in The Nationals in Mullingar over the weekend Also, best wishes to Ben Murphy, Sliabh Luachra cyclist (pictured in the centre below) who is representing Ireland in a 5 day stage race in Austria next week.
[read more …] “National Cycling Championships”
The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League finished on Tuesday night last, with SLCC riders faring well in the overall league standings. Well done to Fermoy cycling club who ran the 10 week league – no mean feat.
The trip to Errigal, Co Donegal was undertaken last weekend with 8 SLCC juveniles taking part in the International four stage race over the bank holiday weekend. With entrants from Scotland, Isle of Man, England Belgium and all over Ireland this is the most competitive under age racing in the Irish Calendar. The 4 stages consisted of two road stages, a Time Trial and a Criterium. Well done to all our competitors who completed the weekend – under 12 Nicholas Buckley, Keenan Dennehy, Kate Murphy (Overall General Classification 3rd ) Under 14 Amy Fleming, Dinny Murphy, Aidan Morley and Darragh Dennehy and Under 16 Ben Murphy (photos below).
The final round of the Kerry County League is underway Thursday next in Tralee. This is quickly followed by the Irish Nationals in mid-August due to be held in Multyfarnham, Mullingar so a busy few weeks ahead.
Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.
[read more …] “Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Notes”
With just 1 week to go in the Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League on Tuesday night next, we have a number of riders in contention to finish well in their respective leagues. Tournafulla hosted the Newcastlewest two stage Youth Race on Sunday last. A hilly 2km crit. stage in the morning was followed by a lumpy road race in the afternoon. Kate Murphy won the Under 12 girls section, Amy Fleming was 3rd in the girls Under 14 with Ben Murphy finishing 4th in the boys Under 16. Well done to all who took part and to the Club members who supported the juveniles on the day.
Next weekend the eagerly awaited trip to Errigal in Donegal awaits for the International four stage race over the bank holiday weekend. This is quickly followed by the Irish Nationals in mid-August due to be held in Multyfarnham, Mullingar so a busy month ahead.
Well done to the adult Club Members who supported the Ring of the Reeks Cycle in aid of Beaufort GAA on Saturday last taking in the magnificent scenery of Caragh Lake.
Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.
A busy month just passed for the Juveniles within the club. The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League continues every Tuesday night and with the bi weekly Kerry County league the week nights are busy.
In addition Sunday races were attended in Carlow, Cavan, Mulytfarnam and Fermoy so all told a hectic schedule where the club bus has really showed its worth. Thanks to the Club Members and Parents who have helped out with the driving. In the Under 12 age group Nicholas Buckley, Sean P Fleming. Kianan Dennehy and Kate Murphy are racing well. In the Under 14 age group the performances of Aidan Morley, Darragh Dennehy, Dinny Murphy and Amy Fleming are all improving. Great to see Ciaran Finnegan back on the bike, completing the Ring of Kerry and racing competitively once again after an nasty fall in Beaufort last month. Ben Murphy (U16) raced with the adults (A3) as part of his national training in Fermoy and finished in the Top 10.
Well done to Knocknagree boys Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy who both completed the Junior Tour of Ireland last week. This is a gruelling six day stage race on the roads of Clare covering 550km and some of the most difficult climbing terrain the west of Ireland has to offer completing against strong European and USA Teams. No mean achievement to complete.
Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.
Well done to Nicholas Buckley Millstreet, U12 cyclist with Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club & all his team mates competing in Moynalty GP 2019 Underage Races in Mullagh, Cavan, last Sunday July 7th 2019. Nicholas is seen cycling below, and also receiving his prize.
[read more …] “Trip to Cavan Brings Success for Nicholas”
The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy League continues every Tuesday night – thanks to all the parents who have helped out lately with the weekly commute. After 5 weeks of racing , roughly the half way point in the league have a number of members well positioned on the league tables. We have racers in all age groups weekly from Under 12 right up to the scratch race. This is a great environment for juveniles to learn the skills of road racing on a regular basis.
A busy weekend for the juveniles with Amy Fleming racing in Lisburn, Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy racing in “biblical conditions” in Minane Bridge. The non-racing juveniles completed the 80 km option of the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive on Saturday last.
Congratulations to Ben Murphy who following a tough weekend of selection races on the hills of Kerry made the six man Irish Under 16 Team for the 5 day Austria Youth Race in August.
The focus now switches to the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive in memory of Willie Reen and Paud O’Leary which is on 30th June next with three routes to choose from. The cycle will start at 9 am from Teach Íosagáin Rathmore. Ideal last week preparation for the Ring of Kerry.
Well done to all the club members who supported the Pedal the Peninsula charity cycle based around Dingle last Sunday.
Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.
A great weekend for SLCC as we held our first Junior and Juvenile races on Sunday last in Knocknagree – with races from all ages from Under 12 to Junior. We had competitors from all over Munster and beyond taking part. Thanks to all the participating cubs for their support. Special thanks to both, the Hall Committee and the Fair Field Tidy Towns Committee in Knocknagree for their support over the weekend and to the many marshals and caterers who helped out. Thanks also to the families of Willie Reen, Paud O Leary, Gary O Leary, Andy Davies and John Fleming who presented the various age group winners with their Perpetual Cups. Well done to Club members Kate Murphy, Sean P Fleming, Amy Fleming, Ben Murphy and Denis O Connor who got placed on the day. We intend to run this event annually and make it a permanent event in the calendar.
The club also held Round 3 of the Kerry County League in Gneeveguilla on Thursday night last which was a great success. Well done to all the SLCC riders who took part on the night and represented the club so well. The following riders were placed: Kate Murphy (1st) Conor Lynch (4th) Sean P Fleming (6th)…under 12 Dinny Murphy (1st) Sean Hurley and Aidan Morley (joint 6th) ..under 14…Ben Murphy (2nd) …under 16 Denis O Connor (4th) Dan Murphy (5th) and Sean Dineen (9th) seniors.
The Sliabh Luacra Cycling Club Sportive in memory of Willie Reen and Paud O’Leary is on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from including 20k family cycle. Well done to all the club members who supported the Barradubh School Sportive last Sunday. Training for both juveniles and adults continues this week.
Neily McSweeney, Ballydaly is is taking part in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on July 6th to raise funds for Pieta House. If anyone would like to sponsor him that would be greatly appreciated, just contact Neily or Ciara and they will arrange to meet.
Another busy week kicked off with the club adult and juvenile members taking on the Sliabh Luachra Sportive route on Bank Holiday Monday last. Both the 80 and 105 routes were undertaken and successfully completed. On the 30th of June as part of the Sliabh Luacra Sportive a 20k cycle will take Place in Memory of Willie Reen and Paud O ‘Leary. This is suitable for people of all abilities start time 9:00 and refreshments in Teach Iosagain afterwards. Plenty of time to get some training in.
This weeks competitive action included Round 2 of the Kerry County League Hill climb with Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy competing. Denis, who is in great form at present, wrapped up the weeks activities with a very credible 5th position in the Collins Cycling Centre A3 race in Boherlahan Co. Tipperary on Sunday.
The juveniles traveled to Birdhill on Saturday last to compete in the Munster Time Trial championships. The Fleming family scooped two Munster medals with Amy silver in the Girls Under 14 and Sean P bronze in the Boys under 11.
Busy week on the local front with the club holding Round 3 of the Kerry County League in Gneeveguilla on Thursday night and the inaugural Sliabh Luachra Youth races in Knocknagree on Sunday next. As part of our Youth Races we are very proud to be honouring 5 former members of the club who sadly are no longer with us in the day with commemorative perpetual cups, namely Willie Reen, Paud O Leary, Gary O Leary, Andy Davies and John Fleming. There will be some traffic disruption on both Thursday evening and Sunday and the Club would like to thank locals in advance for their support and patience.
The leisure members of the club supported the Twomey Sportive in Rockchapel, The Valley Cycle in Fossa, Killarney and The Wicklow 200 on Sunday. Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.