Author: phil ormrod

IVCA Sat TT_10 .

The final event of the Saturday TT League took place yesterday, 17/08/19, in mixed weather with a stiff wind blowing.
Joe, Ken and Ciara took the prime places on Age standard with Ciara knocking 37 seconds off the current Ladies Age Standard record in spite of not being happy with her form πŸ™‚
Joe, Ken and Ian O’Hara took the actual time positions whilst Barry, Ken and Ciara filled the handicap slots.
Congratulations all and thanks as ever to the timekeepers and marshals who make it all possible.
Numbers were done somewhat but holiday time and weather probably not helping there. Next Saturday, 24th we are back at Mother Hubbards for ” BAR options Day ” where last opportunities to improve on 25 and 50 times are available. I just wish I could avail of the opportunity but it’s not to be. Fingers crossed for 2020 πŸ™‚
Tuesday 27th wraps up the TT Leagues leaving just the end of season markers of the 2-up and hill climb to round off 2019 competition.


IVCA 50 mile TT Championship. 03/08/2019.

Just eleven entrants on Saturday. A mixed weather day but not disasterously so.

Thanks to Harry and Dave for the timekeeping and to the full compliment of marshals. It was good to see that the road works at the Kinnegad bypass end of the course were to no detriment, in fact we though it was improved by the Garage and Tesco sites.

Hugh shaved an impressive 4 min 1 sec off the age 72 record held by Sean Lally, with his Gold Medal winning time of 2:09:11 for a plus 26:49 age standard. He also collected 3rd on handicap on the way.

Ian Cassidy’s 1:53:53 took the Silver Medal although, by his standards, somewhat off the pace.

Ian O’Hara’s personal best 1:58:07 took Bronze medal and a well deserved first place on handicap.

Brendan Byrne shaved a couple of minutes off his handicap to take the third place on handicap.

Congratulations also to Paddy Davis with a new Age
( 72 ) Standard Record of 2:33:05 taking 1:48 off Patsy Fitzsimons effort in 2010.

Another chance to do it all again, or to ride if you missed Saturday, arises in two weeks time, 24/08, on BAR Options Day.

The final event of the TTL is on Tuesday 27/8, the circuit TT on the Culmullin cct.

IVCA Time Trial League.

The first event, TTL-01, kicks off the season at Black Bull Tuesday 23rd April.

Sign on from 1800 hrs at the usual parking area. First man off 1915.

Don’t forget, rear lights mandatory in evening time trials and indeed recommended at all times anyway.

New members please see the Guidelines for IVCA time trialling on the website.

A nod to Kevin Simms RIP. He will be missed by us all.

Phil Ormrod.


IVCA Time Trial Championships 2018, handicap medals.

Please note that I have now taken delivery of three sets of Gold, Silver and Bronze handicap winners medals.
I propose to hold on to them until the TT’s start up again in 2019 unless anyone wants to make arrangements to collect from me.
The medals are for James Kinch, Karl Gallagher, Myself, Gold. Tony O’Malley, Mark Kidd, Noel Conway, Silver. Eddie Dunne, ian O’ Hara, Peter Raftery, Bronze.

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,Β  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 31’54.12β€³
Swinand, Greg Team Viner Care @18.54β€³
Whelan, Eoin Sevin Springs C @26.24β€³
Madden, John Inspired Cyclin @44.27β€³
Cassidy, Ian Fixx Rouleurs @58.86β€³
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 = 31’54.12β€³
Whelan,E SSA @ 26.24β€³
Cassidy,I FXX @ 58.86β€³
Woods,E @ 01’16.23β€³
Lynch,K NEW @ 02’06.36β€³
Hughes,K @ 02’10.32β€³
Loughbridge,W ULS @ 02’11.45β€³
Horgan,J VIN @ 02’36.18β€³
Collins,P CCC @ 02’42.56β€³
Buckley,A GRE @ 03’09.90β€³
Hayes,B ISL @ 03’11.24β€³
Mullowney,O BLA @ 03’13.79β€³
Troy,C CAS @ 03’20.76β€³
Keogh,P YEA @ 03’37.50β€³
O’Shea,M KIL @ 03’45.99β€³
O’Neill,K SCO @ 03’49.90β€³
Talumaa,T TIE @ 03’54.05β€³
McGlynn,K CON @ 04’03.38β€³
Buckley,S CCC @ 04’05.38β€³
Evans,D SER @ 04’05.85β€³
O’Hara,I LUC @ 04’15.11β€³
Steed,C MUR @ 04’15.24β€³
Howard,G BUR @ 04’16.19β€³
Noble,P WEX @ 04’25.01β€³
Foley,G VCC @ 05’12.34β€³
Travers,J DUN @ 05’21.14β€³
Harrington,N RNS @ 05’21.15β€³
Gentleman,T TRA @ 05’27.58β€³
Nevin,J BUR @ 05’30.51β€³
Brannigan,N NAS @ 05’57.43β€³
White,J U/A @ 07’01.56β€³
Forde,P MID @ 10’20.76β€³

Masters 50 Result
Swinand,G VIN = 32’12.66β€³
Madden,J INS @ 25.73
Woods,D NEW @ 45.40β€³
Sheehy,J BRA @ 02’31.97β€³
McLoughlin,N ISL @ 03’05.52β€³
Murphy,A MID @ 03’18.02β€³
Corkery,M @ 03’22.23β€³
Crowe,M @ 04’08.36β€³
Deevy,M NAS @ 04’53.48β€³
Moloney,F LIM @ 05’28.24β€³
Beary,D LIM @ 06’02.91β€³
Ahern,J CCC @ 06’57.62β€³

Masters 60 Result
Foote,J = 35’39.93β€³
Flynn,J @ 01’02.87β€³
McIlroy,S PAN @ 01’08.62β€³
Birney,M TSR @ 01’16.39β€³
Drumm,D @ 01’33.72β€³

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.