Monthly Archive: May 2017

TTL-06. Kelly Cup 25 MIle TT. Moy Valley.

A fine, warm evening with not too much of a breeze welcomed twenty riders, timekeeper Harry and a full compliment of marshals to Mother Hubbards.

Six riders beat handicap but the star performance of the evening was from Hugh with a 1:0:57 new age 70 record and taking the Age standard win.

Best on handicap was Rodney who added to an earlier 10 mile handicap improvement and having a great season so far. Special mention of a great road bike ride by Barry of 1:00:34 in a too seldom turn up at the TT’s. I’ve been trying to get Barry to ride more TT’s since he was a novice in Sutton Road Club with me over 30 years ago 🙂 Delighted to hear the a TT bike purchase is on the cards.
Also great to welcome Eoin back, kudos is due for a brave and positive approach to managing his medical condition.
Fastest on the course was Joe Sheehy with a fine 56:33 also a PB and third place on handicap.
Next event is next Saturday morning , June 3rd, at Hatchet Inn.

Race Results Green Sheds 28th May

A good days racing, good weather, not too windy, thanks to all the marshals, motorbike out riders and lead car drivers, medical volunteers for making it possible, and it looks like there were no incidents reported ! Thanks to Brendan for the brilliant pics as always !

Full gallery here  


Black and Orange Group – Race 1
Name Race No Club Group Points
Seán Bracken 720 Usher IRC G 12
Ger Madden 603 Fixx Rouleurs F 11
Daniel Conroy 706 Bray Wheelers G 10
Paul McKenna 729 Kilcullen Murphy Surveyors G 9
Tony O’Malley 732 McNally Swords CC G 8
John Brady 745 Smart Lamp G 7
Mark Mearns 726 LCRC G 6
Ian Cassidy 716 Fixx Rouleurs G 5
Diarmuid Collins 703 Orwell Wheelers G 4
Anthony Crean 710 Bray Wheelers G 3




White and Green Group – Race 2
Name Race No Club Group Points
Damien Nelson 507 Irish Road Club E 12
Michael Hayden 542 Dublin Wheelers E 11
Lloyd Scott 544 Smart Lamp E 10
Roy Bowden 524 Sorrento CC E 9
Derek Gormley 550 Ratoath Wheelers E 8
Aidan Delaney 429 Cuchulainn CC D 7
Paul Tansey 437 Orwell Wheelers D 6
Seán Lally 421 Smart Lamp D 5
Dermot Moyne 501 McNally Swords CC E 4
Karl Gallagher 526 Garda CC E 3





Blue and Purple Group – Race 3
Name Race No Club Group Points
Declan Crean 317 Bray Wheelers C 12
Tommy Dempsey 309 Dublin Wheelers C 11
Daniel Roberts 318 Dublin Wheelers C 10
Brian Kilbride 303 St Tiernans CC C 9
Andy Campbell 337 Clontarf CC C 8
Terence Fennessy 339 IVCA C 7
Kevin McFeely 343 Dublin Wheelers C 6
William McCormack 330 Velo Club Balrothery C 5
Ned Costello 215 Sundrive Track B 4
Bobby Messett 338 Bray Wheelers C 3




Red Group – Race 4
Name Race No Club Group Points
Mick Davis 122 Co. Dublin Road Club A 12
Eddie Dunne 113 IVCA A 11
Peter Rice 112 Dublin Wheelers A 10
Des Howe 103 IVCA A 9
Peter Schweppe 108 Clonard Road Club A 8
JJ Boylan 104 Unlaoised CC A 7
Brian Reynolds 124 Cuchulainn CC A 6
Derek McCullagh 116 IVCA A 5
Jim Morahan 106 McNally Swords CC A 4
Eddie Scully 120 Smart Lamp A 3




IVCA 10 Mile TT Championship. Moy Valley, Sat 27/05/2017.

A very disappointing turn in the weather brought about an equally disappointing turnout of only eighteen riders for the IVCA 10 mile TT Championship on Saturday morning.
Thanks to Michael, Ger and Kevin for the timekeeping and to Conor, Sean, Brian and Declan for the marshalling.
Persistent rain and a pesky breeze made for a tough ride, also difficult due to rain washed visors making visibility very much hampered. In spite of that four riders managed to squeeze a few seconds off their handicap the best of whom was Paddy Davis so kudos due to them.
Ian, Hugh and Ed took the gold, silver and bronze medals on the Age Standard result. A close look at the “ plusses “ shows up the quality of Ian and Hugh, two elite riders at opposite ends of the ag spectrum. Ian 56 seconds ahead of Hugh and Hugh 1’ 17” ahead of Ed, but Ed and the next eight riders with an age span of 31 years are all within a minute of each other. I do believe that this indicates that the slope of the age standard curve is as good as we can get.
We are back to Moy Valley on Tuesday for a 25 TT. Accuweather gives a better forecast than today ?  We can but hope.

Greensheds Sign on Details Sunday May 28th

Sign on is at Dunsany GAA Club, the location of which is shown here.  The most straightforward route for anyone travelling from south of Dunshauglin is to take the Trim road as far as Grange Cross and turn right.  Keep on this road until you reach the GAA club.

Sign-on opens at 8am and closes at 8.45am sharp.  Marshal briefing is at 8.15 sharp.

We had a serious crash last Sunday after which one of our members was hospitalised and spent a few days in ICU, we wish to thank paramedics and all those who attended the scene.

We also ask riders to show the utmost respect to the venue we will be using, so please Leave No Trace – take home any litter with you and use dressing room and toilets provided.

TTL-04. Fred Smith 25 TT. Black Bull.

A fine warm evening for the twenty one riders and a full compliment of Timekeepers and Marshals. Many thanks to those that make it all possible.
I’ve never thought of this course as one for the setting of records, but what do I know!
Ian, Hugh and Patsy all laid down new age records while Ian ( again 🙂 ), Noel and Oliver revised their handicaps downwards. Congratulations to all.
Next TT this coming Saturday is the Ten Mile TT Championship at Moy Valley. First man off at 0915 when we hope to see a number of our road racing comrades making an effort against the clock when, for the first time in a while, participation points are available for the RR leagues. This applies to all three TT Championships.

The Wicklow 200 Sunday 11th June

The Wicklow 200 takes place on Sunday, 11th June.  With a new Start/Finish venue in Bray Emmet’s GAA Club, this year’s event is going to be the biggest and best ever.

A survey of last year’s participants showed a high level of satisfaction with the organisation and marshalling of the event and we are proud of the enormous contribution that you, the IVCA members, make to maintaining the Wicklow 200’s reputation as Ireland’s Premier Sportive event.

As you are aware, as a Racing Member of the IVCA, you are required to help out with the running of the event.  Without your assistance, the event simply could not be run to the same high standard.

Our event organisers, led by Alan Heary whom most of you met at our Race Information Days in March, will be in touch with you over the coming days to provide you with details of your marshalling point and time slot for the event.  The organisers will also be in contact with those of you who are not available on the day itself in relation to tasks to be completed in the run up to the event.

Your continued support for the Wicklow 200, which the IVCA has proudly organised for over 35 years, will make a huge contribution to the experience of the participants on 11th June.

 Mick Usher

William Parnell

Kevin McFeely

Barry Swan

Tom O’Connell


IVCA Board 


Sat TT-04. 10 Mile TT, Moy Valley.

A fine but cool and SW breezy morning welcomed 16 riders, time keepers and marshals to Mother Hubbards HQ on Saturday morning. It looked like a tough return trip from Enfield was in store and so it was to be.
Continuing his runaway form Ian was again Fastest and Age Standard winner with another 20 minute ride, this time 58 seconds short of his 19:59 goal.
Noel Guinan took the top spot on handicap with a new PB, a goal also achieved by Pat , Rodney and Ian.
Ten of us enjoyed the hospitality of the café afterwards and as we left for home the weather broke and the rain arrived, good timing.
Thanks to Harry and Paul on the watches and Deanne and Thomas marshaling the roundabout turn.


Due to football matches being played on Tuesday evening, Dunsaney GAA club will not be available to us for Tuesday evenings race.
In the absence of a suitable alternative venue the race committee regrettably has no alternative but to cancel Tuesday evenings race.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

TTL_03. Oliver Bright 10 TT.

Report when I get back from holiday next week.
Hope result is ok, bit of pressure on 🙂


Licence Name Gender Age Actual Time Actual Time Pos.
Ian Cassidy M 43 00:20:21 1
Joe Sheehy M 50 00:22:20 2
Mark Kidd M 48 00:22:21 3
Noel Conway M 45 00:22:24 4
Ed O’Brien M 42 00:22:24 5
Pat Byrne M 53 00:22:40 6
Aidan Yates M 43 00:23:08 7
Ian O’Hara M 45 00:23:25 8
Rodney Joyce M 50 00:23:33 9
Adrian Byrne M 64 00:23:49 10
Linus Devlin M 53 00:23:55 11
Barry Cahill M 43 00:23:59 12
Hugh Davis M 70 00:24:09 13
Stephen Walsh M 48 00:24:16 14
Peter Raftery M 64 00:24:22 15
Tom Malone M 59 00:24:27 16
Barry Timmins M 52 00:24:41 17
Thomas Kabs M 40 00:24:46 18
Mick Usher M 63 00:25:09 19
Colm Cassidy M 60 00:25:15 20
Tommy Dempsey M 56 00:25:26 21
David Corr M 50 00:25:49 22
Phil Ormrod M 73 00:25:58 23
Gerry Gaston M 63 00:27:12 24
Jimmy Murphy M 61 00:27:20 25
Brian Kane M 42 00:27:32 26
Paddy Davis M 74 00:27:55 27
Donal Gleeson M 46 00:28:19 28
Brendan Byrne M 67 00:28:32 29
Eddie Dunne M 73 00:29:09 30
Patsy FitzSimons M 83 00:32:54 31
Noel Guinan M 49 dnf 32

Mind the Gaps!

The next leisure tour “Mind the Gaps” is scheduled for next Sunday 14th May starting at 9:00 am from Cycle Superstore on the Airton Road Tallaght. Click here for a map of the location.

The route will be the same as last year: Tallaght – Blessington – Hollywood – Left at Hollywood towards Glendalough – Laragh (opportunity for tea stop) – Glenmacnass (take a left immediately on leaving Laragh on the Roundwood Road) – Sally Gap – Manor Kilbride – Tallaght.

The route is a little over 100 Km. Care is advised on the descents, particularly off the Sally Gap. This is a tough mountainous cycle, but an ideal preparation for anyone planning to ride the Wicklow 200/100 in June.

A support car has not been arranged for this event so if anyone is willing to provide this service it would be greatly appreciated.  Just turn up on the day.