by Tommy Campbell
We are now in the OK Corral As the season winds down.
It came in with a bang with the number of cancellation.
But, thankfully Ras na mBan takes centre stage along with the Masters events in Shannon Co Clare.
The ladies kicked off on Wednesday in kilkenny, but the masters go into action over the weekend.
Whilst no definite results after two stages of the ladies to date as to where the winner will come from.
I have a feeling that three participants in the MASTERS events will definitely unfold. Cannot say the odds would be great. I have gone for three in particular, Sean McIlroy, Des Woods and Greg Swinand. As regards gold/silver/bronze. Woods and Swinand look safe bets for gold. As for Sean he’ll be the frame for gold or silver.
Plans are laid well ahead for fixtures next season, and of course the ones that fell by the wayside this year!
In no way can a club be held responsible! Admittedly, some will echo sentiments that it suited a small band to fold up the tent. Then of course the weather has been a deciding factor! Lets not fool ourselves, there were cancellations that were totally unavoidable. Then, of course it suited others to hang their coats on the railing and offer all kinds of innuendos as to why they were not going ahead. Then of course you have the punter who sits on the fence and belittles organisers who make the effort to put on events and at great monetary and personal cost.
Personally, I heard some beauties! I just wonder if when the time comes for planning for next year! If, it is not already, in motion.
Just to make sure that it was not some competitive events that went AWOL. The Leisure side was not without sin!
What would think think for future reference that a system first used by the Sunday World! PUB SPY. Maybe it is time for CYCLE SPY???????????????????
YOU READ IT FIRST ON IRISH CYCLING NEWS!
I’m sure that tickles your fancy. Personally, I don’t think it is off the wall! At least I will not be volunteering for the job. But, I bet you it could be a colleague who knows there stuff. GOTCHA!
Club Rothaíochta Na Sionainne (Shannon Co Clare) are looking forward to welcoming all participants, families and supporters to Shannon.
With 7 national titles to be awarded it is going to busy weekend of racing.
Lufthansa Technik (formerly Shannon Aerospace) have kindly provided space in their car park for parking and warm up.
Details on the following links
Team Announcement – World Road Championships
Cycling Ireland has named the Junior, U23 and Elite teams for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, which take place in Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria, from the 23-30 September.
Racing for the Irish team will commence on Monday 24th September with the Women’s Junior Individual Time Trial.
Junior WomenLara Gillespie (TT and Road Race)
Ben Healy (TT and Road Race)
Aaron Doherty (TT and Road Race)
Adam Ward (Reserve)
Eddie Dunbar (TT and Road Race)
Michael O’Loughlin (TT and Road Race)
Conn McDunphy (Reserve)
Eileen Burns (TT only)
Kelly Murphy (TT only)
Nicolas Roche (TT and Road Race)
Ryan Mullen (TT and Road Race)
Women’s Commission AGM 2018
Motions and Committee Nominations to be returned no later than 1700 hours on the 31st of August 2018 to the Women’s Commission preferable by email to email@example.com with the subject line “2018 WC AGM”. All submissions will be acknowledged.
Any suggested Motions from the Women’s Commission to the Cycling Ireland AGM should also be emailed.
- Venue: Sundrive Velodrome
- Time: 3pm to 5pm