KILMALLOCK MAN CYCLES FROM BRISBANE TO SYDNEY: Mick McCarthy, originally from Kilmallock, Co. Limerick and a member of Kilmallock Cycling Club but now living in Loganholme, joined two other riders on the 1,046km ride.
Three cyclists have cycled an epic journey from Brisbane to Sydney, to raise money and awareness of a rare disorder, 1P36 Deletion Syndrome. The cyclists are raising funds for Team Tommy, in aid of Tommy, aged four, who has the genetic disorder, which means he is missing a very tiny part of Chromosome. Mick McCarthyâ€™s son Mark is driving a support camper van on the journey. They left from Westfield Garden City in Mount Gravatt on Sunday August 18, having already raised more than $14,000.
The cycle was broken into seven stages over seven days â€“ from Mount Gravatt to Byron Bay (160km), then to Grafton (170km), Nambucca Heads (130km), Port Macquarie (120km) Bulahdelah (150km), The Entrance (160km) and finally, from The Entrance to Sydney (85k). The cyclists arrived into the New South Wales state capital on Saturday August 24, having ridden 1,046km in aid of Team Tommy. The riders are Brad Wallace, Peter Viles and Mick. Well done Mick from all in Kilmallock.
KILMALLOCK CYCLING CLUB: RÃS Cill Mocheallog will take this Sunday September 1 with registrations open from 9am in Colaiste Iosaef Secondary School. It has been over twenty years since Kilmallock Cycling Club hosted a race and tremendous interest has been expressed from all categories. The underage racing commences at 11am with U12, U14 and U16 categories. The U12â€™s will race over a distance of 8km with the U14â€™s racing 16km and the U16â€™s covering 32km. The Ladies,Vets, A+, A1, A2, A3 and A4 will commence at 1pm. A+/A1/A2 will contend 120km over 5 laps of the course while the A3â€™s will cover 100km and the A4â€™s covering 55km. All entries will race under their category and will be followed with tea and sandwiches at Colaiste Iosaef where prizes shall be awarded. Entry fee is â‚¬15 while the underage age entry is â‚¬5. For more information check out our website www.kilmallockcyclingclub.com or contact our Club Secretary on 086-3355907.
SEAN KELLY TOUR DUNGARVAN: Last Sunday saw members head off to Dungarvan taking part in the ever growing and popular Sean Kelly Tour of Dungarvan. All through the summer months you will see Kilmallock Cycling Club jerseys at many different events across the country and while our members enjoy these sportives they are also supporting the events chosen charities. Meanwhile back at home saw a group leave on Sunday morning at 9am and tackle some pretty little hills in the countryside around Kilmallock. Well done to all.
CLUB SPINS: Our club spins continue every week with plenty cycles to choose from with our Sunday morning cycle that leaves the neodata car park at 9am with two groups and a beginner group to choose from with a prearranged speed and distance there is sure to be a group to suit you. Our Wednesday evening beginner group leaves the neodata car park at 7pm this is a leisurely cycle your speed is our speed this group is going from strength to strength with new faces turning up on a regular basis. We also have a Tuesday and Thursday group that leaves the neodata car park at 7pm these groups are for the stronger cyclists and is a much faster group over a longer distance. As the nights are drawing in it is imperative to have your lights working on your bike and donâ€™t forget your hi-viz.
FRIARâ€™S GATE THEATRE: September/October @ Friarsâ€™ Gate Theatre. Friarsâ€™ Gate has an exciting line up of events for the Autumn. The programme kicks off on Friday September 6 with The Gallant John-Joe by Tom McIntyre. Films include The Sessions and Love is all you need featuring Pierce Brosnan on Wednesday September 11. On the night we will also be screening the short film Vaneer set in Co. Limerick. Magic Roundabout Theatre present Spinral Krapp performed by Zeb Moore. There is also music with the Fureys and Tommy Fleming, puppet show, Fishambleâ€™s award winning play Silent written and performed by Pat Kinevane on Friday October 18 as well as Maybe the Night by Kevin Barry. At the month we look forward to our 23rd annual Festival of One Act Drama. Autumn workshops include Memoir Writing, Introduction to Creative Writing, Irish Traditional Music Classes, Arts & Crafts for Children, Drama for Children, Youth Theatre Workshops and Art Classes for Adults. Our book club resumes on Monday September 23 @ 7pm. Reading Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding.
Art Classes will resume at Friars Gate for beginners and advanced on Tuesday morning and evening for ten weeks. Start date is Tuesday September 24.
Contact Friarsâ€™ Gate for details â€“063-98727. www.friarsgate.ie
SOUTHSIDE WHEELY WHEELERS: Sean Kelly Tour De Waterford. Sunday saw a large contingent of club members land in Dungarvan for the 7th Sean Kelly An Post Series Tour of Waterford. In ideal cycling weather conditions club members participated in the Family cycle, 50Km, 100Km & 162Km routes. Well done to Michael Gammell Jnr., Mike Sexton, Jan Murphy, Ger Ryan, Mary McCarthy, Pat Oâ€™ Donnell, Paul Gammell, Jerry Herbert, Willie McCarthy, Owen Tobin, Brendan Daly, Liz Leonard, Michael Gammell, Mathew Gammell, Tadgh Murphy, Ger Finn, Stephen Hehir, Paula Cleary, Ber Gammell, Brendan Houlihan, Phyllis Richardson, Gerry Ryan, Sean Burchill, Ger Reidy & Declan McCarthy. Well done to the Sean Kelly Tour Team for an extremely well organised event
Training: Wednesday night Declan McCarthy, Joe Carroll, Ger Reidy, Brendan Houlihan, Dave Walsh, Paula Cleary, Robert Shanahan, Paul Gammell, Willie McCarthy & Ger Oâ€™ Connell loosened up the legs in prep for Dungarvan with a nice flat 40 Km spin to Bruff, Athlacca, Bruree, Charleville and back to Kilmallock. Saturday morning at 9:30 Sean Burchill, Jerry Ryan & Judith Herbert added a few more Km under their beltâ€™s & Sunday training at 8:30 saw Robert Shanahan and Dave Walsh head to Ballylanders, Mitchelstown, Kilfinnane, Ballingaddy, Ardpatrick, Ballyhea, Charleville and back to Kilmallock .
Training club cycles continue on Wednesday at 6.30, Saturday morning at 9.30 and Sunday at 8.30 all starting in Car Park next to Kilmallock Cycles. The club would like to remind all cyclists for the Wednesday evening spin please ensure you have your lights and reflectors as the evenings are starting to close in.
Club Gear: This weekend is last chance to order club Hoodies, T-Shirts or Polo Shirts. Contact Jonathan Moloney on 086-1080987.
St.Josephs Foundation Cycle/Walk/Run: St.Josephs of Charleville have their annual charity event this Sunday. All support will be greatly appreciated. 90Km cycle to Tipperary town and the 27km cycle to Kilmallock, Bruree and back both start at 10am.Entrance fee â‚¬25 for each. The 10km & 4Km Walk and Run events will start approximately at 11am and have an entrance fee or â‚¬10.
CLIONAâ€™S FOUNDATION: Clionaâ€™s Foundation Cycle, now in its sixth year will take place on Saturday August 31 leaving from the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur. With three routes this year including an 8km for family and funsters (fee â‚¬25), the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route (fee â‚¬30.) and a less arduous 40km route (â‚¬30) for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle thereâ€™s a BBQ, face painting, music and bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. Registration online at www.eventmaster.ie. Sponsorship cards available from Clionaâ€™s Foundation 087-188 7700. Pencil the date into your diary!
ATTENTION ALL KILMALLOCK RUGBY PLAYERS: Bruff RFCâ€™sUnderage training re-commences on Sunday September 1 at 10:30am for Mini rugby (ages 6 â€“ 12) and at 11:30 am for Youth rugby (ages 13 â€“ 18). Looking forward to seeing you there.