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Emyvale CC Committee:

President: Mickey McKenna

Chairman: Patrick Deery

Vice-Chairman: Tommy McCague

Secretary: Fergus Murray

Assistant Secretary: Patrick Mulroe

Treasurer: Ann Marie McCarron

Assistant Treasurer: Bruna McKenna

P.R.O: Dara Mc Kenna

Vice-Pro: Alan Smith

Coaching Officer:

Youth Officer:

Safety Officer: Declan McElroy

Race Captain: Paul Harvey

Touring Captain: Paddy Sheridan

Safe-guard Officer: Dara McKenna

Fund-raising Officer: Tommy Martin

Committee members: Barry Murray, Mark Skeath

Brady Museum Open Day ................ HERE

Crit at St. Davnets .......................... HERE

The Late Tom Simpson ................... HERE

County Championships 2017 ........... HERE

Ulster Cycling Time Trial ................. HERE

High Nellies 2017 ........................... HERE

Patsy's Cycling Museum ................. HERE

Annual Awards .............................. HERE

Gabriel Howard RIP ....................... HERE

Reliability Run 2018 ....................... HERE

2018 Grand Prix ............................ HERE

Gabriel Bell Memorial Tour ............. HERE

NEWS  28/08/2018

Thanks to Patsy Brady, who has submitted the following information to me. When doing research for another project he came across the report of the setting up of the Emyvale Cycling Club. It was a touring club until the early 1930's when it began taking part in competitions and has been in existence since then though it did change its name once or twice. It was known as St. Christopher's Cycling Club for a number of years.

The following is a copy of what was reported in the Northern Standard of June 25th, 1910:

Emyvale Cycling Club: On Monday evening the 13th inst., a meeting was held in the Courthouse, Emyvale, for the purpose of forming a Cycling Club. There was a good attendance. On the motion of Mr. J. Donaldson, seconded by Miss. Amberson, it was decided to form a club and the following officers were elected - Charles Reighill (captain), John F. Woods, (secretary), and James Elliot, jun, (treasurer).
On the 17th inst., the first run of the new club took place to Caledon, via Glasslough
(sic), and was heartily enjoyed by all who took part in it. Weekly Runs will be held in future.

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Sunday Spin;

Numbers were low on Sunday morning for the club spin with the wet weather and a large number of Emyvale cyclists were doing the Lap the Lough tour round Lough Neagh. Nevertheless the small group headed off on the route to Glaslough, Middletown, Keady , Granemore, Armagh, Moy and Eglish and home via Caledon. Well done everyone.

 

The 3Ts Mizen to Malin :

Congratulations to the Bell family on finishing their Mizen to Malin challenge on Sunday in wet and windy conditions. A large number of people where at Malin Head to cheer them on up to the finish and Emyvales Mark Skeath and Johnny McKenna accompanied them on Sunday on the cycle. Fergus Murray and Tommy McCague also cycled with the family on Friday from Ballymahon in Longford to Ballinamore Co. Leitrim.  Well done lads.

Well done to Shauna, Dara, Mark and David and to their mum Noreen on what was a tough and emotional challenge over the 5 days. Gabriel would be very proud.

 

Racing News :

Also in Innisowen on Sunday, Emyvales Martin Connolly was riding in the Ulster Championships in Ballyliffen . Martin was in the A3s along with the A1s/A2s and Juniors and came in 6th A3 on a tough championship course.

Well done Martin.

 

Club TT:

The club TT continues on Tuesday evening next,  sign on from 6.30pm. Numbers are great this year with over 30 adults and a good number of youth cyclists taking part each week.

 

Youth Cycling :

The youth group continue to go out on Saturday afternoons. The youth league will be starting this Saturday and will run on for most of September.