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by Tommy Campbell

What a week : Sam Bennett on fire in The Tour of Turkey with 3 Stage wins under his belt. (I think this is a record, the only Rider to have won 3 Stages in a Row in a UCI World Tour Event).

The CX (Cyclocross) scene in full swing which is growing in popularity and by all accounts Zippy (Anthony Doyle STRATA3-VeloRevolution Racing Team) was doing what he does best : Zipping around the course in Ennis Sunday last and is the currently leader in the Munster CX League. Local man Mark Shannon was also in full flight until bike trouble, which happened numerous riders on the day. Tyre pressure is the key. So Sunday in Fota (Round 2 Cork) will be another cracker.

Sad news on the Scott Bicycles ceasing sponsorship of the Junior Tour they have been a great sponsor and in gratitude to Mel and all his team in Eurocycles. I have a feeling that such a prestigious event should and will be snapped up by a new sponsor. Fingers Cross that paths will cross.

Munster CX 2017

Round 2
15th October 2017
CrossBarrs Fota, Fota Island, Co. Cork

Hosted by St Finbarrs

Round 2 of the Munster Support Your Local Bike Shop League hosted by de Barrs! Youth racing from 10, B race at 11.30, A race at 13.00, Women’s at 13.02

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Scott Bicycles cease sponsorship of the Junior Tour

Race Director, Alice Sherratt has announced that the current sponsorship agreement with Scott Bicycles will not be renewed following the conclusion of the three-year deal. The news comes as a devastating blow for the popular 6-day International cycling race which has seen its organisation and participation numbers go from strength to strength in recent years at its current base in County Clare.

When announcing the news, Sherratt was quick to express her gratitude to Scott Bicycles who not only financially supported the race but also worked tirelessly with the races other sponsors to ensure its organisation looked as professional as possible. She also expressed her gratitude to Mr. Mel Sutcliffe of Eurocycles for establishing the relationship between Scott Bicycles and the Junior Tour.

Sherratt said, “Scott Bicycles gave the race a lifeline as title sponsor when sponsorship was so difficult to find. For that we are eternally grateful to them because they are now leaving the race in a far better state than when they found it. It is difficult that I break this news at a time when so many other races have lost their title sponsors also, but we have been in this position in the past and it is now back to the drawing board to try and make up the shortfall to ensure the 40th edition in 2018 continues to progress.”



Munster AGM

NOTICE: Munster Provincial Executive – 2017 AGM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Munster Executive will be held at 7:30p.m on Friday the 20th of October in the Charleville Park Hotel
The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be
A. To consider the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting.

B. Season Reports:

– Board President: Con McAuliffe,

– Commissaries Administrator: Brian Jordan,

– Calendar co-ordinator: Tom Shanahan

– Youth/Track: Dan Curtin
C. To receive and consider the annual accounts.
D. To receive and consider the financial statements of the province for the previous year.
E. To elect members of the Board,

The following three Board positions, having all completed their two-year term: Each of these newly elected positions will also be a two-year term.

1. President; currently held by Mr. Con McAuliffe
2. Board member (Youth Academy Responsibility); currently held by Dan Curtin

3. Board member; currently held by George Lynch

Nominations are invited for the above posts on the attached nomination form HERE, to reach the Secretary no later than Friday the 13th of October.

Nominations will be accepted by email or post to:

[email protected]

Kevin Hayes,
Secretary, Cycling Munster
Co Cork.

F. To approve the principles of the following year’s budget.
G. To transact & discuss any Special Business of the Executive.

H. To discuss & vote on motions put forward for the AGM.

Notice, motions for discussion must be received in writing to the Secretary no later than Friday the 13th October 2017.

By order of the Board.
Kevin Hayes
Provincial Secretary


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