Next Leisure Event – 10th April
The next round of the Dick O’Brien Leisure League takes place next Sunday, 10th April, starting from the Grasshopper Inn, Clonee @ 10.00am sharp.
This event is the Liam Horner Memorial Tour, with the route taking in Summerhill, Hill of Tara, Skryne, Ratoath, Kilbride and back to Clonee. Distance approx 75K. All are members are welcome.
Liam Horner was one of the great domestic riders in the late 1960s and 1970s. He was a national champion and highly respected international, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 59. He won many big races during his cycling career, including the prestigious Manx International in 1967 and the Tour of Ireland in 1972. He also competed in two Olympic games. Liam was the first Irish rider to forge a relationship with Herman Nys, with whom Sean Kelly lived for many years at the start of his professional career.