Cycling Ireland EGM 15th June
Cycling Ireland Extraordinary General Meeting at the Red Cow Inn – 15 June, 2013
St. Tiernan’s Cycling Club were represented at the recent EGM by Brian Kilbride, Barry Doyle and Andy Lakes. We were there to vote against the motion supporting the nomination of Mr. Pat McQuaid as Cycling Ireland nominee for re-election as president of the U.C.I. in line with the views of our membership as democratically expressed by a margin of 24 to 3 votes prior to the meeting.
The EGM was called after the initial meeting to nominate Mr. McQuaid was shown not to have been conducted strictly in accordance with the rules of Cycling Ireland. The Cycling Ireland committee and president Rory Wyley deserve credit for convening the E.G.M. to let the member clubs express their views. They had the option of simply reconvening the committee meeting and re-voting but took the brave decision to let all the clubs have their say, knowing that their initial decision was at risk of being overturned.
St. Tiernan’s decided that they would speak to express an opinion against Mr. McQuaid’s nomination. We acknowledged what Pat McQuaid had done in the past but stated the view that that for the future of cycling, there needed to be a break from the doping culture of the past within professional cycling, and this would not be possible with Mr. McQuaid as president.
The motion was defeated by 91 to 74 votes.
We are proud of what we as a club have done in the past and what we currently contribute to the local cycling community. We look forward to a successful second half of the year .
The STCC Committee