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Racing / Re: NPS 1 Slade Valley
« on: April 12, 2010, 11:21:14 AM »
Great pictures davey...

Racing / Re: NPS 1 Slade Valley
« on: April 11, 2010, 10:12:20 PM »
Well the was some event.

I don't have the final figure for the attendance but its looking like the region of 240 riders.
Possibly the biggest ever XC race in this country (please correct me if I'm wrong)

Great Racing, Great Weather, Great atmosphere.

The last time we held an event in Slade was July 2006. It was a very different scene. We were badly affected by the weather and we only had 40 adult riders. Despite this, we still managed to put on race, better than any we had before.

4 years later, we have kept the momentum, that coupled with amazing weather made today's event was the biggest in the clubs history.

Race's like this don't happen without the support & sacrafice of the members, sponsors, friends & family. So there's a few people we have to thank

Firstly the sponsors -
Mike Jordan & the Cycle Inn for prizes.
Dave o'Brien & Haribo for keeping the sugar buzz up
Ben Marchant & Columbia Sportwear for the super prizes
Michelle for the Yorkies & Randoms
Mark Kidd, Dominic Hegarty & RPM design for doing the signage around the course.
Sean Herlihy & Cycling for organising the Sign on Tent.
Fergal & the MTB commision for the timing, online sign on, registration (and everything else)
Shane Griffin & Eurocycles for the spot prizes.
Kev Stanley for the KS Construction Bridge :)

And then there is the members who put in the effort.

#1 on the list is Colm Keane, who aside from putting big efforts into trail building, organising the medic & number plates, had the worst job of all, managing the gate into the field.

Paul Barry & James McCluskey, the chief race directors, who were dedicated to the success of the race from start to finish.
Cian Mulligan for his super effort with building the trail and his expert knowledge of the forest.
His Mam Joan for organising the field.
Dave O'Shea for a great job in the weeks running up to the event.
Cornelius Duffy for the Carparking & Timing.
John Clarke for always being the man who gets things done.
Joe Jones for his fence building skills.
The entire Griffin family for their help
Shiela & Nicole Barry for the Tea and Sambos
Shay Barry for the photos.
Luke Manning for cracking the whip
Steve Merriman & Fergal for the sign on.
The rest of the sign on crew, Daragh Hanlon, Shane Griffin, Philip  Griffin, Sadhbh, Rob Tobin,
and of course,
Richie Byrne for Commansaire, PA, & Slagging.

And all the trail builders, Dave Askin, Dave O'Brien, Dave O'Shea, Davey Dunne, Kev, Luke, Trev, Adam, Jim, Chris, Tadhgs & his family, Rose, Cian, Paul Barry, James, Stephen Pollack, Michael C, Shane & Jason Griffin.

All the Marshalls
Dave & Philip Askin, Ger Grant, Gary Ahearne, Davey Dunne, Glenda, Dave O'Brien & Sue, Michael C., Ben Marchant, Rose, Sadhbh, Kev, Luke, Gary grimmes & Anne Keane, Shane & Jason Griffin, Tadgh & his family.

Also, a big thanks to all the riders who travelled from near and far to make the event a success.

There are so many people who made this happen, I am bound to have forgotten a few so I apologise in advance.

Time for a Beer,


Racing / Team Relay Results 2010
« on: April 10, 2010, 07:43:33 PM »
Great Racing today - Team worc's domination has come to an end.

Should make the 2011 team relay even more competitive.

Racing / Team Relay Online Signon now open
« on: April 08, 2010, 11:21:09 AM »

Racing / Re: 2010 Leinster League Round 1 (Sunday 28/March)
« on: March 28, 2010, 10:48:39 PM »
rugby tackles

is that what you call it....

Racing / Re: 2010 Leinster League Round 1 (Sunday 28/March)
« on: March 28, 2010, 10:35:09 PM »


Racing / Re: 2010 Leinster League Round 1 (Sunday 28/March)
« on: March 28, 2010, 05:41:31 PM »
I hear Rose took the win in the Sport ladies and Cian won the u-14.

Well done guys.

Racing / Re: IMBRC @ the GC marathon mtb race 2010
« on: March 24, 2010, 01:48:48 PM »
wow....savage stuff

Fair play Kev

Racing / Re: IMBRC @ the GC marathon mtb race 2010
« on: March 24, 2010, 01:17:24 PM »
Class pics - any results?

Yeah, well done Shane

Racing / Pre-Lap at the XC development Races
« on: February 26, 2010, 10:40:06 AM »
As part of their continuing support of the XC Development race series, Niall Davis from will be taking two groups of five riders out for a Pre-Lap (or part thereof, due to the length of the lap) of the Ballyhoura race circuit on the morning of the race. The aim of the Pre-Lap is to help the riders get through their first race with some hints and tips. The prizes go to the first 10 riders to contact us via the form on And don't forget there is also a prize for the winner of the Sports B race to come take a private training day with!

Racing / Re: Thanks IMBRC
« on: February 21, 2010, 05:27:28 PM »
Yeah great race....

I guess we weren't bangers after all, eh Paul.

Great course, well organised and great atmostphere.

Thanks to Richie, the commission and all the other helpers.

Racing / Preride the XC Development Race With Niall Davis
« on: February 16, 2010, 04:47:41 PM »

Racing / Re: Wheelworx XC Development Races 2010 Round 1
« on: February 11, 2010, 03:49:35 PM »
oh and I forgot about the Women (apparently the term "Ladies" is derogatory now)

Michelle, Sue, Sadhbh

Racing / Re: Wheelworx XC Development Races 2010 Round 1
« on: February 11, 2010, 03:36:02 PM »
Don't forget to use the online sign on if you are racing.

Just fill in your details and pay on the day.

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