“Let’s do the Randonneur Round the Year challenge for next year” said Dave. Esmonde duly replied, “Yes, I’m up for that”, then they both looked at me, “Yeah, why not”, what else could I have said. It’s early December 2016 and we are in a restaurant and after a few glasses…or bottles of wine this seemed like an ...
Presenting the winners from our end of season awards night held recently in The Dropping Well.
Newcomer of the year: Mike Murphy
Tourer of the year: Esmonde Keane
Racer of the year: Adam Greally
Club person of the year: James Quinn
The winner of the Gold Sprints competition held on the night was Marc Farrelly.
Well done all - and a ...
Here it is at last, the Race Report to end all Race Reports. My Rás, by James Quinn.
ALL the good weather was used up in Donegal and on waking on the morning of Stage Seven, grey skies and torrential rain awaited - all the way to Ardee.
There was one categorised climb to deal with and getting over that intact would hopefully ensure a large group to ride home in. That went to plan, but the pace didn't. large group
An average speed of ...
AFTER yesterday’s epic, it would surely calm down on Stage Six?
The race to Donegal town did indeed begin calmly, with a non-GC break establishing after a few minutes. For the ones looking for a day of respite this was a positive. The bunch didn’t pursue over the first KOH at Loughnambraddan, all OK. Then there was a right turn at the bottom of the ...
WHEN the line-outs start after 10 of the day's 180km on the year's hottest afternoon so far, you know it’s going to be a big one.
The race up front has been completely torn apart in Donegal, and what it takes to make that happen did damage everywhere else too.
James Quinn was caught on the wrong side of the elastic when it would stretch no more. Now ...
WHAT do we say about a day like Stage Four on the 2017
The race started like it finished yesterday - a frantic pace with close to 50km covered in the first hour - the speedometers were touching 90kmph at one point coming into Letterkenny.
The team had four riders in the main bunch on reaching Buncrana for the first time (110km) and it was there ...