Castleisland Youth Cycling Initiative to be Launched

Mick Cahill, Banteer receiving the Johnny Drum Memorial Cup from the late cyclist’s sister, Marie after the 1973 race in Castleisland. Included are event organisers: Murty Flynn, centre and Mikey Barrett with young Barry Nolan and current initiative organising committee member, Eamonn Breen (right). Photograph Courtesy of Marie Drumm-Walsh

A beginners’ cycling series to encourage young people to take it up as a leisure or sporting option will start with a skills night on Monday, July 2nd. at the Library Car Park in Castleisland at 7.30pm.

Currow Cycling Club

These events are organized by the Currow Cycling Club and will cover basic bike handling skills and maintenance.

As the roads are black with cyclists these days ahead of the ‘The Ring Cycle’ the initiative is timely. More so in a town which has a long and illustrious association with cycling as a sport.

Races for all Ages

“Beginners’ races for all ages will be held on Monday 9th July for all grades over the short Kilmurry-Cordal circuit, here any type of roadworthy bicycle is allowed with cycling helmets compulsory. Another race will take place on Monday 30th and the route for this will be announced later,” said Éamonn Breen – himself a former Kerry RÁS Tailteann team member.

“Looking further ahead, the club will be competing in the Limerick Cycling Club weekly series which takes place in the month of August over the short, closed circuit at Limerick Racecourse.

Action in Cordal on Thursday Evening

“The fourth round of the senior and underage county cycling league takes place in Cordal on this Thursday evening with juveniles starting at 6.45 pm and the seniors at 7.30pm approximately. The usual Kilmurry circuit will be used, no parking allowed on the circuit,” said Éamonn in conclusion.


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