Club updates and spins

Things have settled down this week after hosting the Munster TT championships for the first time ever last weekend and we can all be very proud of ourselves and breath a sigh of relief that it was a huge success and that it ran so smoothly… So lots of news to fill you in on this week…

Thursday club racing

After a few weeks break from club racing due to training and organising the Munster TT champs the road racing resumed once again with the Championship road race. We are holding our championship races early this year so as to try to have them when less people are away on their summer holidays and try to allow more members to get a chance to compete in them. This weeks route was the ever testing rolling roads of Borrisokane, Carraigahorig, Balinderry and Puckane, 50km in distance. The route was never going to be an easy one as it’s a championship race after all so with a trophy on the line we had to make it a good challenge and I think anyone who was out racing will attest to that! Congratulations to Owen Hynes, our club Road Race Champion of 2018 taking the win on the night with Andy English in second place and Liam Callaghan taking the final spot on the podium! A very well done to everyone for coming out to contest the trophy and some serious effort put in from everyone out there on the evening! Big thanks to Jan for doing the start/finish, Conor for marshalling and Selina for taking the photographs of the race which you can see here. To see the full report please click on the link here

Owen Hynes, Championship Road Race winner 2018



Cheque presentation to North Tipperary Hospice

Also on Thursday evening before our club race started, our club chairman, Owen Hynes and club secretary, Jan White surrounded by club members presented a cheque to Lelia Kelly, Kay O’Donoghue and Sandra Farrell from North Tipperary Hospice movement with a cheque for one thousand five hundred and fifteen euro. This year part proceeds from our club Tour de Lough Derg went to this very worthy charity and we thank everyone who came along to support and cycle our tour this year, this is what your entry fee went towards supporting. So a huge thank you from NTW.  From first hand experience dealing with the Hospice, the work, service and care that they provide to patients and their families is second to none… Keep up the good work!

Pictured, Conor Hannon, Eoin Woods, Sandra Farrell (North Tipperary Hospice), Roger Spain, Kay O’Donoghue (North Tipperary Hospice), John Foote, Liam Callaghan, Owen Hynes, Chairman NTW, Dermot Kelly, Jan White, Michael Crowe, Lelia Kelly (North Tipperary Hospice) and Rob Dalton.

 Tipperary TT championship 2018


Pictured left to right : Andy English, Selina Hynes, Liam Callaghan, Daniel Ronan, Patrick Bergin, John Foote, Joseph Donnelly, and Eoin Woods.

NTW win big in Littleton!

We had a fine showing at the UDCC Tipperary TT championship in Littleton on Saturday last with 9 members taking to the roads to take on the 16km course. Conditions were very tough for the TT with a fine gale howling. Thankfully the rain held off, that was something at least! I think everyone can say that the 1st half of the course was very fast as there was a gale of a tailwind pushing everyone along so some great speeds on the outward leg being recorded, but, the story home was not the same with the wind straight into the faces but this didn’t stop the lads and lady putting in some great times on the day and setting some personal bests. Proudly yet again NTW members have won another 6 medals which is just a fantastic achievement after the successes at the Munsters. They brought home 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 bronze medal between them. Pat Bergin won Gold in A3, John Foote won Gold in M60,  Andy English won Gold in M50, Eoin Woods won Gold in M40 and also placed third overall fastest rider on the day, Joseph Donnelly won Silver in the Junior category and finally Liam Callaghan won Bronze in A4… Unfortunately we are missing Nanno from the group photo and we are missing a photo of Liam at the prize giving as he had to leave straight away after the race…

We have to say well done to all the 9 members who took part on the day you all did yourselves and the club very proud… Thanks also to everyone who came along to support and cheer on our riders in Littleton,  very much appreciated. Finally a huge well done and thanks to UDCC (Upperchurch Drombane Cycling Club) for hosting a super run event as usual and looking after us all on the day…

Naas TT

Also on Saturday more success for the club where Claire Ni Reachtagain was action in the Naas Time Trial in Kilcullen, Co.Kildare. This is the course that was used in the National TT in 2016 so it was a very challenging route indeed. Claire did a fantastic job and placed third in her category on the day. Huge well done Claire. Great preparation for you for the Nationals on June 28th.

Claire in action in the Nass Time Trial in Kilcullen, Co.Kildare

Upcoming events:

IGM and club summer get together

Our annual IGM will take place Friday evening next, 22nd of June in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh at 8pm.  If at all possible, it is very important that you do your best to attend this meeting as the purpose of this meeting is to give all members the opportunity to discuss any changes they would like to see in how the club operates it’s spins and races. It is your club so we need your valued input here.

After the meeting we’ll stick around and have a few lemonades to get the weekend started…


Wild Atlantic Way 3 day cycle

As no notes will be posted next weekend, we would like to take this opportunity to wish our members taking part in their three day Wild Atlantic Way cycle that starts on the 29th of June the very best of luck. Enjoy the few days away and safe travels. Do let us know how ye get on and send us some pictures to publish.  We would love to hear all about it…


There will be no club updates next weekend as your PRO is taking some well deserved time off so I am posting up the next two weeks worth of club spins and races. There will be two weeks of notes the following week so I’m sure there will be lots of news for you to read up on. Cheers…


Club midweek and weekend spins:

This week we will be posting two weeks worth of spins…

Tuesday 19th June : club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:30pm. 

Thursday 21st June: Club Racing:  Championship Hill Climb – this is the last of our Championship trophy races so we hope to see a good turnout on the evening. This is a different style of race, shorter than normal, where everyone is let off individually. It’s essentially the same as a time trial, except it is finishing at the top of a big hill! – sign on is at Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6.15pm or at the race start and group leaves Moynans for the race start point at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Entry fee €5. 

Saturday 23rd June: Training spin leaving woodies at 9am.

Sunday 24th June: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am.


Tuesday 26th June : club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:30pm. 

Thursday 28th June: Club Racing:  J Moynan TT3 – Route Roundhill pub – Fivealley roundabout – Yellowbridge 16km. Sign on is at Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6.15pm or at the race start and group leaves Moynans for the race start point at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Entry fee €5.



Saturday 30th June: Training spin leaving woodies at 9am.

Sunday 1st of July: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. 

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone…