To help you plan your cycling season check out our calendar of local events. While this list is not exhaustive (it may be exhausting) it should still give you enough events to keep your legs active for 2013.
The monthly meeting will take place this coming Thursday evening at 8pm at Cumann Iosaef. Main items up for discussion will be the upcoming Club League and the Fundraising Table Quiz. Hopefully the latest club gear order will also have arrived by then and will be available for collection.
At the 1987 Christmas Day Time Trial Competition a new name was added to The Pete Landy Cup. Above, Mary McCarthy (Tralee C.C. Chairperson), flanked by Eddie Lacey on the left and Tony Sayers on the right, presents the cup to the winner of that years TT. We don’t know who is the dashing young man in the narrow tie, leather jacket and sporting the very fashionable mullet, but he bears a striking resemblance to Gerard McCarthy. Gerard was partnered that year by Brendan O’Donoghue in a two-up time trial, and put in a then record time of 19:28, which beat the previous record of 1982 (Pete Landy and Tim Lacey) by two seconds. Speaking of Pete Landy, it’s strange that he did not show up for the presentation of his cup in 1987, especially as he was secretary that year….anyway….we’re also not sure who the wee man, with the head of black curly hair is, on the right hand side of the photo, but if anyone can enlighten us we would be most grateful.
Its that time of the year again, and the club is in need of funds, so the money-men have organised the 2013 Table Quiz for Friday, the 5th of April, at O’Donnell’s, Mounthawk, with a start time of 7:30p.m. Like last year, all are welcome; teams of four are required, with an entry fee of €10 per person (€40/table); prizes will be awarded to the quiz and raffle winners; and refreshments will be available on the night. Hope to see you all there!
Our beloved club helmet, The Bell ‘Sweep’, has undergone many face-lifts since it was first released as THE top-of-the-range road race helmet produced by the American manufacturer way back in 2005. Teams like CSC, Skil Shimano and Credit Agricole have all used the Sweep in the Pro peleton. Now the sharp sighted amongst you may have noticed Thomas Crean acting very ‘derigeur’ of late, by matching his new Dolan bike to the newest version of the Sweep. The next batch of club helmets are on the way, so Tom won’t be the only one to be sporting the new lid for very much longer.