Monthly Archive: September 2018

Sanyo Cup 2up TT Results

A bright but blustery day for this years pairing at the 2 up TT. Outward bound being the more difficult of legs starting at the

Dunsany Start / Finish line and heading for the Trim roundabout for the turn around.


This year winners, closest to their Estimated time were Hugh Davis and Paddy Davis

The Winners of the Fastest time Prize were Ian Cassidy & Tony O’Malley setting a possible 2up TT course record of 41’31”

( Phil will be checking that one !)


1st ( Est Time ) Hugh Davis & Paddy Davis

2nd (Est Time ) Pat Byrne & John Dillon

3rd ( Est Time ) Brendan Byrne & Peter Rice



Fergus Cracks it

There was a good turn out for the IVCA Hill Climb on Sunday, 23 September, which saw riders tackle a new event hill outside Rathcoole.  In spite of a maximum gradient of 17% one third of the way up, the new course was well received by all of the riders.

Fastest on the day was Fergus Craddock (pictured) who completed the 2.2 km course in 5 mins 57 secs.  Second place went to Fearghal Regan, with a time of 6 mins 6 secs, while just one second back in third place was David Vavasour on 6 mins 7 secs.

Best on Handicap time was Brian Kane, with Phil Ormrod second and Brendan Byrne third.  It was great to see many of our newer members turning out for the event for the first time and establishing a handicap time for next year.  The full results are below – they show how tight it was for some of the placings.

Many thanks to all of the marshals, time-keepers and our pusher-off-er.


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″

Gay Farnan Memorial Tour details

The Gay Farnan Memorial Tour takes place on Sunday, 9th September, starting from Dunsany GAA Club at 9.30 am.  This event is open to IVCA members and friends.  The tour forms part of the IVCA Leisure League, so there is no cost to members.  There is, however, a small €10 entry fee for non-IVCA members to cover insurance and ancillary costs.

Gay Farnan was Touring Director of the IVCA for many years and was a key part of the team that built up the Wicklow 200 and the West Wicklow 100 tours.  Gay sadly passed away in 2017.  However, we are delighted to remember him through this new tour, which replaces the West Wicklow on the calendar.  We hope there will be a good turn-out from all members – racing and touring alike – for this end of season wind-down.

There are two routes available – 40 Km and 70 Km and are shown on the file below.

Please note the following:

  • This is a tour, not a race.
  • The Rules of the Road must be obeyed at all times and all participants must wear helmets.
  • The routes have been marked on the road at the main junctions.
  • The event is not marshalled, so extra care should be taken at all junctions.
  • All participants should be able to carry out basic maintenance on their bike in the event of punctures or minor mechanical problems.
  • There will be refreshments at the finish, but no official coffee stop en route.  However, there are cafes and service stations along the route in Trim, Longwood, Enfield – and Summerhill for the shorter route.

To zoom in on the 70 K route, click here (70k).  To zoom in on the 40K route, click here (40k)

We hope that as many members as possible will come out to support this event on 9th September.