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Summerhill Race Results

Full results of races in Summerhill on 24th April are available on the Race Results page. Victory in the four races went to John Shortt, Mark Burns, David MacNeaney and Jim Morahan. The top 10 finishers in each race are shown in finish order; all other riders receive two League points and are shown by race number. Well done to all. Many thanks, as ever to all the marshals and everyone who helped out on the day.

Picture of Eddie Scully and Des Howe courtesy of Brendan Culleton

Note Venue Change to Summerhill Sun 24 April 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances the race venue has been changed to Summerhill

Registration / Sign on opens 8:15 @ Community Centre Summerhill and Closes at 8:45, please ensure you bring your swipe card !!

Race starts 9:00, Marshals please arrive early, marshal briefing will be at 8:30

For Directions click here 

25k – Lap

Race 1  – 4 laps

Race 2&3 –  3 laps

Race 4 –  2 laps

Route Details



KM Road /Route no Description
0km L6212 Start outside the community centre in Summerhill
0.1km L6212 /R158 After 100 metres turn left into Summerhill
0.2km R158 Turn left onto R158 towards Trim.
2.1km R158 Go passed the Church
6.5km R158 Go up drag at Trim Quarry. Fast descent from quarry
9.7km R158 /R160 At the Trim roundabout take a left (1st Exit) for Longwood
12.2km R160 Continue passed Trim Golf Club
14.3km R160 Caution: Road narrows
14.9km R160 Continue straight through crossroads
16.2km R160 /R156 Turn Left onto R156 towards Rathmoylon
19km R156 Minor crosswords. Continue
19.7km R156 Caution Rathmoylon church
20km R156 At the Rathmoylon crossroads continue straight on.
20.1 R156 Caution: Right-hand bend.
23.3km R156 Caution: Crossroads. Downhill approach. 1.3 km to Finish
24.6km             R156 Pass finish line to begin next lap
25.0km R156 / R158 Turn left onto R158 to begin next lap
  R156 Finish just before Summerhill GFC sign




Road Results of Kilcullen races, 17th April 2016

Full results of Kilcullen races, 17th April, are now available on the Race Results page of the website. You can click on the tabs to review the results of previous races also.

Congratulations to the Kilcullen winners, John Brady, Mark McGarry, Brian Kilbride and Jim Morahan. Many thanks to all who helped make it another great day’s racing – drivers, motor bike marshals and static marshals – and our Race Director, Tom O’Connell.

Road Race Details Kilcullen Sun 17th April 2016

It is very important that when you sign-on at each race that you have you racing card swiped otherwise you won’t be listed on the start sheet
As this is the first race of the season so please ensure arrive early and in plenty of time
Marshals please arrive at least 30 mins before the race start for your briefing

Sign on from 8.00am – 8.45am; Race Starts 9.00AM !

Take M7 from Dublin , Merge onto M9 and take exit 2  R448 To Kilcullen/Kilmead,  follow R448 to New Abbey Road R413 and turn left. Entrance is 200mtrs on the left.

Click below for

Google Maps Link for Kilcullen



KM Road / Route no Description
0km R418 Start between M9 Motorway & R448/R418 Junction
2.1km L8008 Junction 1 – Turn Left onto L8008 towards Calverstown

Caution riders must yield to traffic from the right

4.3km L8008 Caution enter Calverstown and Ramps for 900m ( 6 in total)
4.8km L8008 Junction 2 – Crossroads in Calverstown
9.0km L8008 Enter Narraghmore
9.2km L8008 / L8015 Junction 3 Turn left at T junction onto L8015 – Caution 2 ramps
10.8km L8015 Pinch Point – Caution road narrows for 400m
10.9 L8015 300m before Motor way bridge
11.2km L8015 Motor way bridge
12.2km L8015 / R448 Junction 4 – Turn left at T Junction onto R448
21.5km R448 Finish Line / Start next lap
21.5km R448 / R418 Junction 5 Turn left onto R418 to begin next lap – Caution fast decent to T junction


IVCA Time Trialling Kicks off 26/04/2016.

The first TT event of the 2016 season takes place on Tuesday 26th April.

Usual HQ at Black Bull. We had hoped to find a local HQ with car park and toilet facilities but have been unsuccessful.

Note that the nearest WC facilities are in Batterstown at the garage or the pub. Utmost discretion elsewhere please.

Sign on will close at 1900 for a first man off at 1915.

The second Tuesday event is as above on the following Tuesday, 3rd May.

Saturday morning TT League kicks off on Saturday 30th April on a new course with HQ at Rathcoffey GAA. which is 5 miles from Kilcock on the Clane road R407.

For a further Course details and information check the TT courses page here 



Race day at The Curragh – DMS 10th April 2016

t was cold, it was wet, it was windy and it was carnage as three of the four races at The Curragh exploded to pieces with very fast racing from the off.

Victory went to Sean Bracken (Race 1), Mike Claffey (Race 2), Eoin Delaney (Race 3) and Jim Morahan(Race 4). Some epic rides were put in by many others, including Barry Swan, who finished second to Bracken after being away on his own for a lap and a half, and Sean Lally, now in his 70s, but finishing an excellent third in Race 2.

Well done again to all our marshals, outriders and lead cars for their efforts on such a cold and damp day. Thanks also to Tom O’Connell, our Race Director, Brendan Culleton, our photographer, and our paramedic. You can view the photos of today’s race on Brendan’s Facebook page.

Race 1
Seán Bracken 741 Usher IRC G 12
Barry Swan 706 Smart Lamp G 11
Patrick Deegan 736 IVCA G 10
Joe Christian 720 Gorey CC G 9
Brian Byrne 605 IVCA F 8
Dylan Rafter 713 IVCA G 7
Mark Kiernan 729 Kilcullen CC G 6
Mark Mearns 748 LCRC G 5
Diarmuid Collins 712 Orwell Wheelers G 4
Jonathan Grimes 623 McNally Swords CC F 3
Race 2
Mike Claffey 538 Bray Wheelers E 12
Mark Burns 536 McNally Swords CC E 11
Seán Lally 451 Smart Lamp D 10
Adrian Byrne 402 Garda CC D 9
Mark McGarry 436 Sorrento CC D 8
Malcolm Kell 535 Smart Lamp E 7
Rodney Joyce 447 St Tiernans CC D 6
Jason O’Toole 524 McNally Swords CC E 5
Arthur Ebbs 501 Orwell Wheelers E 4
Eddie Mongey 424 IVCA D 3
Andrew Bartley 407 Donadea Wheelers D 2
Race 3
Eoin Delaney 315 LCRC C 12
Graham Synnott 319 Donadea Wheelers C 11
Aidan McKenna 301 Bray Wheelers C 10
David MacNeaney 309 Bray Wheelers C 9
Sean Dunne 332 Bray Wheelers C 8
Paul Atkinson 328 McNally Swords CC C 7
Ned Costello 215 Sundrive Track B 6
Gerry Jameson 318 Blanch Wheelers CC C 5
Willie McDonald 337 Carlow CC C 4
Declan Weldon 311 Clonard Road Club C 3
Aidan Richardson 201 Velo Club Dynamic B 2

IVCA DMS Curragh Sunday 10th April

Sign on from 8 – 8.45am @the Curragh Race Start 9am

 It is very important that when you sign-on at each race that you have you racing card swiped otherwise you won’t be listed on the start sheet

Marshals please arrive at least 30 mins before the race start for your briefing

Take M7 South. Get off at Junction 12. Cross back over the motorway and follow the R413 past the Curragh race coarse on your Left.

At Approx 2km you take a right fork onto the Rathbride Road . Cross over narrow railway bridge and continue until you meet the R415. (Rathbride Cross)

At this stage you will see the cars parked.

Directions Here 



Folks, please remember that you are competing on OPEN ROADS, so stay on the correct (left) side of the road and please avoid physical contact with your follow competitors during the race.

 Don’t forget that Marshals have no power to halt traffic – their purpose is to warn traffic that there are riders on the course 

 As always, we ask riders to respect property and not leave any litter


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.

Monasterevin Results

[gview file=””]It was a day for the ducks, or maybe a day for crazy cyclists! Notwithstanding the weather, we had a great day of racing in Monasterevin, with victory in the four races going to Mark Kidd, Mark Burns, Declan Weldon and Eddie Scully. 119 rider participated across the 4 races.

A special mention must be made of all those who helped marshal the event in appalling conditions, and especially the motorcycle marshals who provided a great service in ensuring all the side roads were covered along the route. Chapeau gentlemen.

Full results are attached (click the little arrow in the top right-hand corner if the file doesn’t open fully initially).

Next Event Monasterevin Road Race 3rd April 2016

Again, It’s very important that when you sign-on at each race that you have your racing card swiped otherwise you won’t be listed on the start sheet ! So please ensure arrive early and in plenty of time.
Marshals please arrive at least 30 mins before the race start for your briefing.

Safe Riding and Enjoy !

Sign on Opens 8:15 AM at the GAA Club Monasterevin

Start time : 9.00 AM

Start Location :  Junction of R445 / R417

DMS Event of  4 laps – 89.6km, 3 laps – 67.2km and 2 laps 44.8km

Marshall Briefing will be at 8:30 AM

Course Details




KM Road / Route no Description
0 km R445 / R417 Rolling Start – Race Neutralised for 1km
600m R417 Cross finish line
1km R147 Start racing at top of the hill towards Kildangan
4.2km R147 Enter Kildangan
4.5km R417 / L3004 Turn left onto L3004 towards Kildare town – Caution Ramps
4.7km L3004 Cross over railway bridge – Caution telegraph pole on the left on the roadway
7.3km L3004 / L7005 Straight at Duneany cross towards Kildare Town
13.8km L3004 / R445 Turn left onto R445 towards Monasterevin
14.5km R445 Caution “S”  bend over railway bridge
19.7km R445 / Junction 14 Mayfield Straight on towards Monasterevin
22.4km R445 / R417 Turn left onto R417 – Start next lap