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,
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
A large number of Emyvale cyclists took part in the Killylough CC charity tour on
Saturday morning. Some did the 50km route but most opted for the 100km route taking
them from Tydavnet to Edenmore, Eirigal X, Moybridge, Aughnacloy, Augher, Clogher,
Drumfurrer and over to Knockatalon where there was a food stop. After Knockatalon
is was on to Scotstown, Sweeneys X, Roslea, Clones, Killeevan, Smithborough, Ballinode
and back to Tydavnet. Thanks to Killylough CC for a great, well organised tour with
a barbecue and refreshments afterwards.
On the racing scene, Declan McEntee travelled to Dromore on Saturday for the John
Beggs Memorial. Declan finished 18th in the A3s on this very tough, hilly course.
Well done Dec.
On Sunday, Shay Mallon did the Billy Stewart Cup in Lurgan, run by Apollo CC. Shay
was well up in a bunch of 20 riders in the sprint at the end, finishing just outside
the points. Well done Shay.
There was a great turnout of 35 cyclists at the club TT in Tydavnet on Tuesday evening
of last week . The league will run for 5 weeks and is open to other clubs or anyone
with a Cycling Ireland licence.
The youth group continue to go out on Saturday afternoons at 4.00pm opposite George's
Ben Reilly and Caolan McKenna are taking part in the National Youth Championships
in Donloy / Ballymena, this weekend. Best of luck lads.