Trip to Cavan Brings Success for Nicholas

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.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

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.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

 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.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

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.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

Congratulations to Denis O’Connor who won the A3/A4 Raparee road race on Saturday evening last in Dundrum Co.Tipperary to claim the Raparee Cup. Well done to the Dan Murphy, Sean Dineen John O’Sullivan and Anthony Tancred who also competed in the A3/A4 race while Richard Cleverly was in action in the A1/A2 race.
Two weeks to go to the Sliabh Luachra Youth races in Knocknagree with €1,000 prize fund. Thanks to The Big Little Bike Shop, Roca Sports, PI Cycles and Circle K Rathmore for their generous sponsorship of the races. We will be honouring 5 former members of the club who sadly are no longer with us in the day with commerative perpetual cups, namely Willie Reen, Paud O Leary, Gary O Leary, Andy Davies and John Fleming.
A large number of Club Members undertook the route of the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club sportive on Bank Holiday Monday last. It is a slightly modified route this year and special mention to   Donie Kelleher and Anthony Tancred for the route design. Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.
For residents of Gneeveguilla and Knocknagree there will be slight traffic delays on: Thursday 13th June, SLCC are hosting the second round of the Kerry County League race in Gneeveguilla- Race starts at 6:45 pm and will be finished for 8:30 pm.
On Sunday 16th June we have our Junior race in Knocknagree starting at 10: and will be finished for around 2:30 pm. Thank you for your co-operation for these events.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

Our juvenile Racers were in Greenmount, Limerick Racecourse once again on Friday last competing in the third and final round of a three week league. Well done to all our competitors and in particular those starting out, who completed competitively for the first time during the three weeks (Abaigh Dennehy and Jamie Kelly).

The first round of the Kerry County Road Race league took place in Beaufort on Thursday last with a number of strong performances including Denis O Connor and Ben Murphy finishing in the Top 6 of the scratch race which included the top adult talent in the county. Aidan Morley and Dinny Murphy made the top six in the Under 14 race with Kate Murphy, Sean P Fleming, Keenan Dennehy and Nicholas Buckley doing likewise in the Under 12 race. A special mention to Ciaran Finnegan who took a nasty fall in Beaufort which will keep him out of action for a few weeks. The second week of Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy Cycles Summer League (for both adults and juveniles) was on Tuesday last, with rounds on every Tuesday for the Summer months. Thanks to all the parents who supported the club in travelling to the races over the past few weeks.

Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.

Well done to all members who cycled the scenic Ring of Beara on Saturday. Some enjoyed it so much that they are already committing to next year’s event. Last Sunday morning’s club spin had two groups out both cycled a 100km. Our “couch to Ring of Kerry” group are well on schedule for an epic day on the day of the event.

The Sliabh Luachra Club Sportive takes place on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from – a 105km or a 75km challenge, following the same route as last year and a family focussed 20km route. The cycle starts at 9am from Teach Iosagain Rathmore – plenty time to get the training in yet!

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

Well done to everyone who cycled the Humpy 100 in Killorglin on Saturday. A challenging route but always a good day out. Good turnout at the club spin Sunday morning. We had three groups out, something for everyone. Well done to our “Couch to ROK” group. They cycled 80 km via the County Bounds.

The Sliabh Luachra Club Sportive takes place on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from – a 105km or a 75km challenge.  The cycle starts at 9am from Teach Iosagain Rathmore – plenty time to get the training in yet!

Well done to Sean Dineen on his strong performance in round 1 of the Kerry County Time Trial league.

Our juvenile Racers were in Greenmount, Limerick Racecourse once again on Friday last competing in the second round of a three week league. In total we had 10 juveniles taking part which is very encouraging for the clubs future – The final round of the league is on this Friday with a number of podium places to be decided on. Congratulations to Denis O Connor, Ben Murphy, Dinny Murphy, Kate Murphy, Nicholas Buckley and Keenan Dennehy who made the scoresheet in The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy Cycles Summer League on Tuesday last and well done to all the SLCC competitors. Thanks to all the parents who supported the club in travelling to the races over the past few weeks.

Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

Our juvenile Racers were in Greenmount, Limerick Racecourse on Friday last competing in the first round of a three week league. This is a great opportunity for kids to get involved in racing in a safe traffic free environment using the 2km track outside the race course. We were represented in all age groups with Abbey Dennehy taking to the track for her first race at under 10 level. Well done to all our competitors. Keenan Dennehy, Nicholas Buckley and Kate Murphy (3rd) featured in the Under 12 race with Daniel Bradley, Aidan Morley(3rd) and Dinny Murphy (1st) in the Under 14 event. Finally Ciaran Finnegan (3rd) and Ben Murphy (1st) took on the under 16 event. Well done to all the participants and good luck over the coming two weeks as the league points are accumulated to determine the overall positions. Congratulations to Ben Murphy on making the six man U16 Irish team for next week races in Shrewsbury, UK. Hard luck to Amy Fleming on missing out on the U14 girls Irish team for next week due to a crash last week that put her out of Kanturk which was last selection race. But watch this space she will be back……. The Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy Cycles Summer League starts this week and will every Tuesday night for the Summer with races for adults and Juveniles. Well done to all the Club members, young and not so young, who took part in the Twin Peaks challenge organised by Killarney Cycling Club on Sunday last and well done to Killarney for organising such a well-run event and some club members did the remembering Zoe cycle in Abbeyfeale.

Preparations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at Knocknagree. Launch of The Sliabh Luacra Cycling Club Sportive will take place on Tuesday 14th in Teach Iosagain special Guests Aidan O’Mahony Donnacha O’Connor and Michelle Finn. The sportive is on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from.

Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Weekly Update

Busy week for the Club kicking off with Benny O Dea, Cathal Bradley, Dan Murphy and Denis O Connor completing the “Cycle against Suicide” from Killarney to Mallow on Thursday last. Thanks for Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra for supporting this initiative.

Paudie Keane, Pat MacAuliffe, Hannah O Connor and Mike Casey attended the West Limerick Endurance 125 in Monagea on Saturday last where Paudie completed the course in the quickest time. The club spin took on the Nadd Windmillls, always a challenging route on Sunday last. Well done to our “Couch to Ring of Kerry” group, they cycled their first 70 km and enjoyed the scenery from St John’s Well on Mushera Mountain.

Busy weekend for the Club racers with the Kanturk Three Day on over the Bank Holiday weekend. The juveniles were first off on Saturday morning with a stage race on the Freemount /Newmarket/Kanturk loop followed by a Time Trial in the afternoon. Sunday was a further stage race on loops of the Kanturk /Mallow Road loop. This race attracts the best underage talent in the country to what is a well-orchestrated event by O Leary Stone Kanturk Cycling Club. Sean P Fleming was the top unplaced under 11 in two stages with Ben Murphy winning the final under 16 stage on Sunday morning in three way sprint up Hospital Hill in Kanturk. Well done to all the juveniles who took part and special mention to Amy Fleming who took a nasty fall on the first stage Saturday morning but was back on Sunday to shout on her teammates. In the Adult section Anthony Tancred had a very popular 3rd place in the first stage of the A4 Race with Richard Cleverly finishing 5th on the TT stage and 7th overall in the overall General Classification on the A2/A3 Section. All in all a very strong weekend for the club in Kanturk. Well done to Danny Curtin and his team for the organisation and thanks to the SLCC parents who helped out marshalling over the weekend Preparations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at Knocknagree SLCC Sportive is on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from. Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9 am.

First Cycling Trophy for Nicholas

Congratulations to Nicholas J. Buckley from Millstreet who is a Member of  Sliabh Luachra Junvenile Cycling Club, who collected his trophy for competing in The John Drumm Cup cycling race in Currow. All members had a fantastic race yesterday morning Sunday morning 28th April.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

Many thanks to the people of Millstreet for their generous contributions at our Church gate collections Saturday evening and Sunday morning, it is very much appreciated.

A very exciting Easter weekend in store for the club with SLCC tackling Ras Mumham – a four day event covering the toughest terrain Kerry has to offer.
Best of luck to the team of Richard Cleverly, Donie Kelleher, Johnny R O Sullivan along with guest riders Richard O Brien (Blarney CC) and Tom Shanahan (Limerick CC).
Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy’s are heading to Gorey for the Easter weekend riding as part of a Munster Selection Team.
Young Denis O Connor continues his rich vein of form, with a 3rd place finish in last Sunday’s Donal Crowley Memorial A3 race in Blarney. Denis was in a group of 4 that got away in atrocious conditions and was pipped by two O’Leary Stone Kanturk riders in a tight sprint finish.
Well done also to Richard Cleverly who came 10th in the A1/A2 Section of the race.
The juveniles headed to Drogheda last weekend for the superbly organised Ras Na Nog. A three stage event scheduled over 2 days with a HQ in Bellewstown Racecourse. Amy Fleming and Ben Murphy finished in the top 10 overall in their respective categories while Kate Murphy was 3rd overall U12 (Girl).
Overall the SLCC riders performed very well with a number of top 10 finishes.
Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.
Well done to our club members who took part in Kenmare GAA Fund raising cycle hosted by Kenmare Cycling Club taking in the Caha Pass and Healy Pass.
New members always welcome to both adult or juvenile section of the club-learn to enjoy a great sport and gain some new friends. For further information contact 087-7023562 or the club facebook page

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club notes

 Well done to Denis O Connor who finished 4th and Dan Murphy who had a top 20 finish in the Des Hanlon Race held in Carlow at the weekend. This race attracted the top talent in the country and the lads hard work over the winter months is now paying dividends. The juveniles made the long journey to Coalisland Co Tyrone this weekend for the Youth Qualifying races. Amy Fleming came 4th in U14 girls competition, the width of a tyre denying her a podium spot. Ben Murphy attacked all day and finished 9th overall in a hugely competitive U16 qualifier. Kate Murphy was second in the Girls under 12. All roads lead to Dungarvan on Sunday next with Juveniles/Juniors and Adults races on the card. Well done to all the club members who took part in the SRAC Sportive in Tralee last Saturday and in doing so conquered the Conor Pass it’s now only 15 weeks to the Ring of Kerry so now is the perfect time to kick off your plan and build the miles up gradually. New members always welcome to both adult and juvenile section of the club – learn to enjoy a great sport and gain some new friends – For further information contact 087 7023562 or the club Facebook page.

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 Well done to Donie Kelleher, Johnny R O Sullivan, Dan Murphy and Denis O Connor who competed in the North Tipperary Wheelers open Road Race last Sunday in Nenagh. Denis was on a number of breaks throughout the 120 km race and finished 7th overall, a very commendable performance.

The juveniles enjoyed a tough training session on the Outdoor Velo Track in Kanturk Saturday morning, a great facility to have in the locality.

With the weather improving the Leisure Sunday spins are taking off with up to 25 heading out on various distances last weekend. Next weekend the Juveniles are travelling to Coalisland to complete in the PJ Logan races with some of the adult members planning to undertake the SRAC Atlantic Challenge a tough 135 km trip around West Kerry.

It’s now only 15 weeks to the Ring of Kerry so now is the perfect time to kick off your plan and build the miles up gradually. New members always welcome to both adult and juvenile section of the club – learn to enjoy a great sport and gain some new friends – For further information contact 087 7023562 or the club via Facebook

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club  News

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club  

 

  • Thanks to everyone who contributed to our recent Church gate collection in Knocknagree.
  • Best of luck to our adult racers who are racing in Nenagh Co. Tipperary this weekend.
  • Hard luck to Denis O Connor who along with his Munster teammates failed to make the starting line of the St Patrick’s Day Race in Cardiff last weekend owing to a Ferry mechanical!

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

will take place on

Sunday, 1st July

and will be going through the following areas between 9am and 1pm

Ballydaly,        Millstreet Town,           Lackabawn, Kilcorney,      Moll Carthy’s bridge,    Inchamay, Curraraige ,    Boggeragh Wind Farm,         Nadd,      Lyre,                  Rathcoole,                         Liscahane,    Knocknakilla,   Aubane,                           Laharn,    Horsemount

Enquiries  –  0877023562 or message our Facebook page

The Rás Tailteann

Ireland’s number one cycling event – The Rás Tailteann will pass through Millstreet tomorrow Thursday. Stage 5 is from Glengarriffe to Mitchelstown, so it is due to come in the Macroom Road, turn right at the Square, and onto Rathcoole and Banteer, on tomorrow at about 12:30pm.  There are 153 riders taking part, so the roads will be closed by Gardai as the race passes through. If you’re in town, come out and cheer them on as the whizz past.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Juvenile Club

 

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club was established in July 2012 with the juvenile section of the Club commencing in 2015.

Juveniles are the long term development for our Cycling Club. We are currently recruiting new juvenile members to join our Club. The juveniles will need to be in 5th or 6th class in National School or in Secondary level education. We have a number of experienced adults trained by Cycling Ireland in foundation coaching who will coach these new members.

Our plan for 2018 is to commence coaching the new members with a 4-6-week training block in a local national school ground. During this period our new members will learn various bike skills that will ensure they are confident, safe and courteous cyclists when on the road. After several weeks of training we take the kids to leisure events locally (in the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Minibus) to challenge themselves at longer distance and with a little bit more experience we will participate in competitive races for those who wish to do so.

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Cycling Couch to Ring of Kerry programme

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

If your New Year’s resolution for 2018 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 programme for all levels of cycling abilities.
The programme will start mid January, it will include 8 to 12 weeks of spinning and also bike skills sessions before hitting the road.
We are holding an information night for anybody interested in starting the programme on Friday 5th January 2018 in Teach Iosagain Rathmore at 8 pm

Contact us through our Facebook page  or  0877023562 for more information.

Looking forward to meeting you Friday evening.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Juvenile Club

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club was established in July 2012 with the juvenile section of the Club commencing in 2015

Juveniles are the long term development for our Cycling Club. We are currently recruiting new juvenile members to join our Club.  The juveniles will need to be in 5th or 6th class in National School or in Secondary level education. We have a number of experienced adults trained by Cycling Ireland in foundation coaching who will coach these new members.

Our plan for 2017 is to commence coaching the new members with a 4-6 week training block in a local national school ground. During this period our new members will learn various bike skills that will ensure they are confident, safe and courteous cyclists when on the road. After several weeks of training we take the kids to leisure events locally (in our newly purchased Club Minibus) to challenge themselves at longer distance and with a little bit more experience we will participate in competitive races for those who wish to do so.

Our open night for parents and new juvenile members is

Thursday night March 16th

in Teach Iosagin Rathmore (at the rear of Church)

at 8pm

with juvenile training to commence on the following Saturday (18th March) at 9am.

Feel free to come along on the night.

Tim Murphy – Juvenile Officer 0863880410

Donie Kelleher – Chairman 0877501012

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club handed over proceeds from the Tour of Sliabh Luachra 2015 to the matron of Millstreet Community Hospital, Margaret Collins.  The money will be used to purchase beds, mattresses and a garden bench.  We were treated to a delicious raspberry roulade, cakes and a welcome cup of tea during our visit to the hospital.

Pictured  at the front of the hospital are Sineád McCarthy, Margaret Collins, Hannelie O’Connor and Joan Collins.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

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Thinking of taking up cycling?

Or

Cycling for a while and would like to meet likeminded people?

We will be running a six week beginner/starter program.

Date –  Sunday 14th February

Time –9.30 a.m.

Venue – Teach Iosagain, Rathmore

Contact –  0877023562

 or email <email>

The first session will be indoors and won’t be weather dependent.

Don’t forget to bring your bicycle!!