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Folks, A reminder that our club AGM is being held next Monday the 21st of October in the Thatched Cottage, Ballycommon at 8pm. This is your chance to have your say on club matters and we would like to see as many club members there as possible on the night so please make the effort to be there.

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SUCCESS FOR EOIN AND JOHN AT THE MASTERS TT

Time Trial specialists Eoin Woods and John Foote were in tremendous form at the National Masters TT Championships which were held in Gorey, Co. Wexford last Saturday 14 th September. Completing the 24.58km course in 34 minutes and 40 seconds, Eoin claimed the Silver Medal in the Masters 40 (M40) category and also recorded the second fastest time overall, while John defended his title (which he won in Shannon in 2018) in winning the Gold Medal in the Masters 60 (M60) category with a time of 37 minutes and 49 seconds. Congratulations to both Eoin and John on their superb achievements!!

Club gear
We will be placing the order for new club gear soon, especially with winter fast approaching. The club website will very shortly be updated with the current on-hand stock (many items on 50% sale!) so keep an eye out for it to see if any item you are keen to purchase is already available.
Alternatively, please contact Jan and she will be able to let you know if what you want is in stock. We’ll let you know when it’s time to submit your order.

Club spins
Club spins are continuing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, but the distances are certainly reducing due to the fading light. The start time (6.30pm) at Moynan’s may be brought back to 6pm soon so please watch for any announcement of this on the club website and especially the whatsapp groups. Sunday spins are ongoing and very enjoyable still as the weather has been favorable.

ALL MEMBERS NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS IF GOING ON THE
TUESDAY / THURSDAY SPINS NOW. Hi-Viz gear is also desirable.

AGM and the annual Awards Night
The AGM for 2019 will be held on 21 st October. The venue will be announced in the next week or two. We really need to see all members turning up at this so that you can discuss all matters relating to the club, have your say in what we do and how we do it, and set the agenda for next year. A new committee for 2020 will also be elected on the night.
The Awards Night (club social) will be held on the 9 th of November, so please keep the date free and come out to enjoy what is always a great night out.

The week ahead:
Tuesday 17/09: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 19/09: Club Championship TT (details above)
Saturday 21/09: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 22/09: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

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CLUB RACING RESULTS

The final competitive event of our club racing season was held last Thursday night, the Club Championship Time Trial 2019. The route was changed from previous years and shortened from 30km to 22km. The route was Dingers Hill – Birdhill Roundabout – Dingers Hill.
Results as follows:
Martin Quigley 40:06
Mike Gleeson 39:30
Eoin Dillon 39:01
Nanno Vuyk 36:36
Andy English 33:05
Liam Callaghan 33:20

Thanks to everyone who competed on the night, and to Noel, Eva, Eoin Ryan, and Mike Crowe who gave their time to help out with the running of the event. It’s much appreciated by those who took part.
Weighted times will be added to the overall competitions results file which will be published next week. Stay tuned, when see the winners of the various competitions for 2019 will be announced.

Mid-year club night out:

We will be having a mid-year club get together next Friday 30 th of August @ 8pm in Una Powell’s. Hope you can all make it! It will be a great chance to meet up and have a chat about the cycling year so far. There’s bound to be plenty of banter and laughs so don’t miss it. Partners welcome.

Club caps
There are a small number (approx. 11 left) of club caps, or “casquettes” available to purchase. These are a great bit of kit for keeping bugs out of your hair (if you are lucky enough to have it!) but also great for absorbing sweat and helping to keep it out of your eyes. Plus, let’s face it you look cooler with a casquette. They have the regular club logos but are not the 30 th anniversary versions. The price is €15 each, contact Jan to get yours – they are selling fast.

The week ahead:
Tuesday 27/08: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 29/08: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Saturday 31/08: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 01/09: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

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RACING RESULTS
With our road races for the year finished, there were just two more competitive events remaining until the season ends. The first of these, the final 16km TT (TT #4) in the J Moynan TT Series 2019 was held last Thusday evening over our usual course. On a very windy evening the riders were aided by a strong tail wind from The Roundhill pub to the Five Alley roundabout but had to face into the same wind on the way back, albeit over a shorter distance. All the hard spins over the Summer would seem to have paid off however as several of the
participants set new personal bests. Well done all! The times are listed below, and the results file and competition standings will be updated asap and published on the website. Well done to all those who participated on the night.

J Moynan TT Series 2019, TT #4 results as follows:

Tipperary Time Trial Championships
Four club members took part in the Tipperary Time Trial Championships hosted by Upperchurch Drombane CC in Littleton last Saturday. Over a slightly flatter 16km route than our own course, we had another great result for the club at these championships. Four entrants and four medals! It’s a great TT route – an out and back that for the second year in a row had a very strong outward tail wind and homeward head wind combined with the occasional heavy shower.
Medal winners for NTW on the day were:
Eoin Woods: A2 winner and fastest overall time with an incredible time of 20.45.
Andy English: A4 – winner.
Liam Callaghan: A4 – 3rd place.
John Foote: M60 – winner.
It was inspirational to see so many paracyclists taking part in their various competitions also. Well done to UDCC for hosting a well organised event.

Edvins Silovs 5 th at Kilmallock
Congratulations to Edvins who came fifth in the A1/A2 race at Ras Cill Mocheallog 2019 last weekend. It is scarcely believable that with this result Edvins now only requires five more points to gain promotion to A1, after starting the year at A4. Incredible. Well done again Edvins!

LEISURE SPINS
Pictured below (l-r) are Noel Kennedy, Eva Moynan, and Eoin Ryan who did the ring of Kerry at the weekend. Well, Eva towed the two lads  around by all accounts!

Club racing:
Club racing continues on Thursday 22nd August when we will hold the last competitive event of the year – the Club Championship Time Trial. There will be a new start/finish location, and this TT will be reduced to 22km from our normal 30km for the CCTT. The start will be at the crossroads just after Ashlawn Nursing Home on the old N7, and the course will be from here to the Birdhill roundabout and back. This is a re-run of the event which was cancelled earlier in the year, so anyone who paid an entry fee for that race will not have to pay again. Normal race fee is €5.
Sign-on is at the race start from 6.30pm onwards. First rider off at 7pm sharp.
ROUTE (see map below):

Club caps
There are a small number (approx. 11 left) of club caps, or “casquettes” available to purchase. These are a great bit of kit for keeping bugs out of your hair (if you are lucky enough to have it!) but also great for absorbing sweat and helping to keep it out of your eyes. Plus, let’s face it you look cooler with a casquette. They have the regular club logos but are not the 30 th anniversary versions. The price is €15 each, contact Jan to get yours – they are selling fast.

The week ahead:
Tuesday 20/08: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 22/08: Club Championship TT (details above)
Saturday 24/08: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 25/08: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

Mid-year club night out:

Save the date!!!
We will be having a mid-year get together on Friday 30 th of August @ 8pm in Una Powell’s. More details to follow next week. Hope you can all make it!

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RACING RESULTS
Road Race #8 of the year (RR#4 in the Summer Series) brought our road races for 2019 to a conclusion last Thursday evening. We do still have two time trials to run however. The 36km route was Upper Clashnevin – Toomevara – Moneygall – Cloughjordan – left at Modreeny Church for Nenagh via the Old Birr Road, and finish at Rapla outside Maher's Glass. Certainly, the shortening of the evenings was apparent and it was a bit gloomy from the outset with the inevitable rain catching us somewhere between Modreeny Church and the finish line.

Group 3 had a two minute head start on Group 2, and with a strong headwind to contend with they were caught not long after Toomevara. A good pace was set up front once the bunch turned left at Cloughjordan, and even though there were several strong surges at the front the two groups mostly stayed together until the finish. The decisive moment in the race happened when Patrick Yon Hin made a break 5-6km from the finish and at one stage had opened a gap of about 250 metres. There was a bit of hesitancy as to who was going to chase him down with several of the Group 2 riders more concerned with their own battle, but eventually the speed in the bunch increased and Patrick was caught about 500 metres from the finish line. The bunch sprint was initiated when Eoin Dillon decided he was going to go for the win, but in hindsight it may have been a little too soon. Liam Callaghan was next to follow Eoin and jumped on his wheel followed by Andy English and Nanno Vuyk. It was flat out at this stage but Liam’s strength told in the end as he held off the challenge from Andy by about a wheel, with Nanno close behind and a great effort from Eoin ensuring he got fourth and won his group on the night. It was a very exciting finish, and
hopefully took the minds of Jan, Noel, Rob and Eoin (Ryan)off the rain for a short while. A big thanks to the guys for helping out with the running of the race.
Road Race 8 results as follows:
Group 2 – Nanno Vuyk, John O’Carroll, Liam Callaghan, Andy English
Group 3 (2 minutes) – Eoin Dillon, Martin Quigley, Patrick Yon Hin (raced in Group2), Mike
Gleeson, Dermot Kelly
Group 2 
Liam Callaghan
Andy English
Nanno Vuyk
John O’Carroll
Patrick Yon Hin (Group 3 but raced in Group 2 on the night)
Group 3
Eoin Dillon
Martin Quigley
Dermot Kelly
Mike Gleeson
Well done to the winners and all those who participated on the night.

Club racing:
Club racing continues on Thursday 15th August when we will hold TT4 in the J. Moynan Series (final time trial in the series). The start will be at The Roundhill Pub, first rider off at 7pm sharp.

Sign-on is at the race start from 6.30pm onwards. €5 race fee. This is a good way to measure how all those training spins over the Summer have paid off, so hope to see you there.
ROUTE (see map below):

Club caps
There are a small number (approx. 11 left) of club caps, or “casquettes” available to purchase. These are a great bit of kit for keeping bugs out of your hair (if you are lucky enough to have it!) but also great for absorbing sweat and helping to keep it out of your eyes. Plus, let’s face it you look cooler with a casquette. They have the regular club logos but are not the 30 th anniversary versions. The price is €15 each, contact Jan to get yours – they are selling fast.

Tuesday spin group
Pictured below are the group who took on the elements on Tuesday night (13/08) and did a 48km spin. Missing from the photo are Mike Gleeson and Paddy Rohan who didn’t wait for the rain to clear before heading off (fair play!) and one senior club rider who shall remain nameless(!) who decided to wait for more favourable conditions on Wednesday night. Maybe it was the right idea.

The week ahead:
Tuesday 13/08: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 15/08: RR#8 (details above)
Saturday 17/08: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 18/08: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning