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IVCA Hill Climb Sun 23rd September – Rathcoole

Hi all ,

The Final IVCA  event for 2018, Hill Climb takes place this Sunday 23rd September.  Due to the volume of traffic using the Long Hill in Kilmacanogue, we have changed the venue for the event this year.  The new climb will be Cromwellstown Hill, outside Rathcoole.  Sign-on and refreshments afterwards will be at the nearby Beech Park Golf Club.  You can find the locations by clicking HERE .


Also see Below for Course Route, and Beech Park Golf Club locations



A great day for IVCA Time Triallists.

Six of us entered the event but unfortunately only five made it down there, a middle of the night plumbing malfunction, our heating system, not me personally, ended my plans.

Hearty congratulations due to all.

Neil Delahaye,  Champion, Gold Medal, M40.

Ian Cassidy, Bronze medal, M40.

Joe Sheehy, Bronze Medal, M50

Ken O’Neil and Ian O’Hara 16th and 21st respectively in M40.

Result courtesy of Sticky bottle.

Full results National Masters TT Championships, Shannon, Co Clare

Posted on: September 8th, 2018

The big engine is showing no signs of slowing: Neil Delhaye was best at the Masters TT Championships (Photo:

Sat, Sept 8: Masters National TT Champs
Shannon, Co Clare 23.6km
Combined M40, M50 and M60 Result
Delahaye, Neil Fixx Rouleurs 31’54.12″
Swinand, Greg Team Viner Care @18.54″
Whelan, Eoin Sevin Springs C @26.24″
Madden, John Inspired Cyclin @44.27″
Cassidy, Ian Fixx Rouleurs @58.86″
Woods, Des Newry Wheelers @01’03.94
Woods, Eoin North Tipp Whee @01’16.23
Lynch, Kevin Newry Wheelers @02’06.36
Hughes, Keith Clonard RC @02’10.32
Loughbridge, William Unattached Ulst @02’11.45
Horgan, John Team Viner Care @02’36.18
Collins, PJ Collins Cycle C @02’42.56
Sheehy, Joseph Bray Wheelers @02’50.51
Buckley, Alan Greenmount CA @03’09.90
Hayes, Barry Island Wheelers @03’11.24
Mullowney, Owen Blarney CC @03’13.79
Troy, Chris Castlebar CC @03’20.76
McLoughlin, Noel Island Wheelers @03’24.06
Murphy, AJ Midleton CTC @03’36.56
Keogh, Paul Yeats Country C @03’37.50
Corkery, Michael De Ronde Van Co @03’40.77
Foote, John North Tipp Whee @03’45.81
O’Shea, Michael F Killorglin CC @03’45.99
O’Neill, Ken Scott Orwell Wh @03’49.90
Talumaa, Tilt St Tiernans CC @03’54.05
McGlynn, Kieran Unattached Conn @04’03.38
Buckley, Sean Collins Cycle C @04’05.38
Evans, Derrick South East Road @04’05.85
O’Hara, Ian Lucan CRC @04’15.11
Steed, Ciaran Murphy Surveys @04’15.24
Howard, Gearoid Burren CC @04’16.19
Noble, Paul WexfordWhls @04’25.01
Crowe, Michael North Tipp Whee @04’26.90
Flynn, Jimmy Cuchulainn CC @04’48.68
McIlroy, Sean Panduit Carrick @04’54.43
Birney, Martin Team Sportactiv @05’02.20
Deevy, Martin Naas CC @05’12.02
Foley, Greg VCC Wheelers @05’12.34
Drumm, Dominic Bann Wheelers @05’19.53
Travers, Jason Dungarvan CC @05’21.14
Harrington, Noel Club Rothaiocht @05’21.15
Gentleman, Tom Tralee Manor We @05’27.58
Nevin, JB Burren CC @05’30.51
Moloney, Frank Limerick CC @05’46.78
Brannigan, Noel Naas CC @05’57.43
Beary, Dave Limerick CC @06’21.45
White, John Leinster @07’01.56
Ahern, Joe Collins Cycle C @07’16.16
Fitzpatrick, Patrick Collins Cycle C @09’09.06
Forde, Pat Midleton CTC @10’20.76

Masters 40 Results
Delahaye,N FXX = 31’54.12″
Whelan,E SSA @ 26.24″
Cassidy,I FXX @ 58.86″
Woods,E @ 01’16.23″
Lynch,K NEW @ 02’06.36″
Hughes,K @ 02’10.32″
Loughbridge,W ULS @ 02’11.45″
Horgan,J VIN @ 02’36.18″
Collins,P CCC @ 02’42.56″
Buckley,A GRE @ 03’09.90″
Hayes,B ISL @ 03’11.24″
Mullowney,O BLA @ 03’13.79″
Troy,C CAS @ 03’20.76″
Keogh,P YEA @ 03’37.50″
O’Shea,M KIL @ 03’45.99″
O’Neill,K SCO @ 03’49.90″
Talumaa,T TIE @ 03’54.05″
McGlynn,K CON @ 04’03.38″
Buckley,S CCC @ 04’05.38″
Evans,D SER @ 04’05.85″
O’Hara,I LUC @ 04’15.11″
Steed,C MUR @ 04’15.24″
Howard,G BUR @ 04’16.19″
Noble,P WEX @ 04’25.01″
Foley,G VCC @ 05’12.34″
Travers,J DUN @ 05’21.14″
Harrington,N RNS @ 05’21.15″
Gentleman,T TRA @ 05’27.58″
Nevin,J BUR @ 05’30.51″
Brannigan,N NAS @ 05’57.43″
White,J U/A @ 07’01.56″
Forde,P MID @ 10’20.76″

Masters 50 Result
Swinand,G VIN = 32’12.66″
Madden,J INS @ 25.73
Woods,D NEW @ 45.40″
Sheehy,J BRA @ 02’31.97″
McLoughlin,N ISL @ 03’05.52″
Murphy,A MID @ 03’18.02″
Corkery,M @ 03’22.23″
Crowe,M @ 04’08.36″
Deevy,M NAS @ 04’53.48″
Moloney,F LIM @ 05’28.24″
Beary,D LIM @ 06’02.91″
Ahern,J CCC @ 06’57.62″

Masters 60 Result
Foote,J = 35’39.93″
Flynn,J @ 01’02.87″
McIlroy,S PAN @ 01’08.62″
Birney,M TSR @ 01’16.39″
Drumm,D @ 01’33.72″

IVCA Time Trial Leagues, 2018.

So. Saturday’s 10 TT at Johnstown Bridge wrapped up the leagues for the season. The results are now available for all to peruse on the google pages.
Next Saturday, 25th is options day at Moy Valley when final opportunities for 25 and 50 times for the BAR / FAR exist after which the final Tables can be produced. Fingers crossed everyone for a dry calm day, we live in hope.

Sanyo Cup. Two up TT. 16th September.

Please all note that the start time for the TT has been moved to 0900 in order to allow time for everyone to get to the AGM at1430, West County Hotel, Chapelizod.
HQ for the TT is at Warrenstown Arms car park as usual with the start / finish on R125 at the road race s/f.

IVCA TTL-10. Culmullin Circuit TT.

So that’s the finale of the TTL but not yet of the season as a whole. Next Saturday 18th, is the SatTTL finale at Johnstown Bridge and the following Saturday 25th we have the Options TT day at Moy Valley where last efforts for BAR / FAR 25 / 50 times may be had. It would be nice to see everyone out for that and the excellent Mother Hubbards’ breakfast afterwards.
That just leaves the two up and the hill climb to round off the year.
I’ll confirm the all league positions after final checks after the weekend.

TTL_09. 50 mile TT Championship. Moy Valley.

A fair morning for our last championship event.
Thirteen brave souls took on the test looked after by Medic ( not sure who was on duty ), timekeeper Harry and a full compliment of marshals so thanks to all, with four roundabouts to negotiate it’s great to have every junction covered.
Gold medal ride was by Hugh Davis with a super 2:06:06, and an Age Standard time of Plus 28:41.
In the process he actually lowered his previous years age record for a new age 71 record. On handicap Hugh was 6th.

Silver medal goes to Pat Byrne with a 1:58:24 ride for Plus 23:38. Pat took 5th place on handicap.

Bronze medal goes to Ian Cassidy with 1:54:16 for a Plus 22:52.

Fourth place was Phil Ormrod with 2:18:56 for a Plus 19:43, also good enough for a new age 74 record lowering Fred Harte’s 2013 record by one minute exactly.  Phil also took first place on handicap.

5th place goes to Mark Kidd with 2:00:47 for a plus 18:47 on his debut 50 TT with us.

6th place goes to Peter Raftery with 2:10:39 for a Plus 18:16 and also taking 4th place on handicap.

2nd place on handicap goes to Noel Conway.

3rd place on handicap to Ian O’Hara

Fastest – Ian Cassidy. 2nd – Pat Byrne. 3rd – Mark Kidd.

4th – Ian O’Hara. 5th – Ken O’Neil. 6th – Noel Conway.

Commiserations to Peter Rice and Brendan Byrne both of whom were DNF’s.

Final TTL event this coming Tuesday, 7th Aug at the green sheds for the Circuit TT.



Sat TT_09. 10 TT Kilcock.

So. The end of the drought, if today was anything to go by. More like a miserable morning in April 🙂

Ten very wet and cold riders and the same for the Marshals and timekeepers.
Thanks to Harry and Michael on the watches, Victor pusher off, and to Dave, Brendan and Eddie on the roundabout.
Next Saturday is the 50 TT Championships at Moy Valley. Note. First man off is 0900 not 1000 which has appeared inadvertently on an earlier calendar.
On the same calendar the Sanyo Cup on 16th Sept appears as 0900 which is also an error, the correct time being 1000.



Sat TT_07. 10 TT, Johnstown Bridge.

A beautiful morning but a disappointing turnout of just nine riders. I guess holiday time will account for that.
A full compliment of officials and marshals however so all went off safe and well.
Congratulations due to Ian Cassidy on lowering a long standing age 44 record with a great ride of 0:21:32.
Nobody beat handicap this morning but I got a nice bonus by being closest to it :-)..

Nice to see a couple of first time road bike competitors joining us, welcome Paul McDonnell and Gerd Benndorf.

Next Saturday we are at The Hatchet again. Another calm day would be nice 🙂

The following Tuesday, 17th, we are back to evening racing with the Al Fresco 25 TT at Black Bull.


IVCA 25 Mile TT Championship. Moy Valley, 24/06/18.

Race Report.
Although a beautiful clear and calm morning, which I thought would prove to be a fast one, it transpired to be harder going than many of us expected.
Non the less there were great rides in abundance with Hugh Davis leading the pack with an emphatic win with a superb plus 12:16 on age standard, 1:09 ahead of Ian Cassidy in Silver medal position and 2:02 ahead of Pat Byrne in bronze medal position.
Three riders managed to beat handicap with Karl Gallagher taking the win from Tony O’Malley and Peter Raftery.
Fastest of the 25 starters was Ian Cassidy setting a new age 44 record in the process of 54:43. Second fastest was Jonathon Grimes with a fine first ride with us of 56:27 . Third fastest  was David Carroll on 56;45 from whom Ian took the age 44 record, commiserations Dave 🙁
Many thanks as ever to the timekeepers and marshals and a special mention to the Mother Hubbards’ staff for the great plates of pancakes at the after race breakfast.

Next TT event is next Saturdays ( 30th June ) first use of what we expect to be a super 10 TT course at Athy. HQ is at Clannard Court Hotel from 0830 for a start time of 0930.
Hope to see a good turnout,