On October 21st we had our Club AGM, We would like to thank all members that made time to be present. A new committee was formed on the night. Noel Kennedy remained as Chairman, with Jan White, Eoin Ryan, Liam Chadwick, and Stephen Hogan stayed on for another year. They were joined by Eva Moynan, Peter Moynan, and Liam Callaghan on the committee.
The new committee would like to extend a warm thank you to the outgoing members Rob Dalton, Andy English, Conor Hannon and Owen Hynes. Your hard work over the last few years has been very much appreciated.
Club Awards Nights
This Saturday, 9th Nov, is our Annual Club Dinner. It takes place in the Thatched Cottage in Ballycommon at 6.30Pm. The cost is set at €25 per person, Please RVSP to Jan (call or text) by today (Monday 4th Nov) to let her know if you can attend.
This Tuesday sees the start of our Cub Turbo sessions in Ballycommon. These sessions take place on Tuesday ad Thursday evenings through out the winter. These are a great way to build fitness over the winter months. so we would encourage all members to take part, The cost is €3 per session.
We ask members to be set up for a 7pm start and that you bring some kind of a mat to place under your bike and turbo to protect the floor. while not essential, a heart rate monitor or power meter would be hugely beneficial to getting the most out of these sessions. A heart monitor is a relativity cheap piece of kit and can be easily got.
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.
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!!
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 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.
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.
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.