Cycling Ulster
23Sep/050

First Irish U.C.I. President

Ireland’s Pat McQuaid is the new President of the Union Cycliste Internationale the world governing body for the control of cycling. Earlier today in Madrid he defeated Spain’s Gregorio Moreno by 20 votes.
McQuaid, a former President of Cycling Ireland, takes over the reins from Hein Verbruggen who had held the important post since 1991. The election was not without controversy as in recent months Sylvia Schenk, former President of the German cycling federation, filed a complaint with the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Ethics Commission in June implying that the election was compromised.… Read more

22Sep/050

Various Casual Coaching Positions

Belfast City Council are advertising for coaches: Wage: £14.80 per hour or £21.80 per hour (depending on number of class participants).Client Services Department - Recreation & Community Development Section. Coaches are also paid for set-up and take down time.
You will be responsible for the general supervision and instruction of designated activity sessions.

You must:

* have a recognised Governing Body qualification at an appropriate level which enables you to lead sessions e.g. a qualification in aerobic, dance, strength training, holistic, sport specific and child orientated activities etc.;

* be able to demonstrate on the application form, using specific personal examples, at least 1 year's experience of programme planning and session progression.… Read more

21Sep/050

John Bann Lavery Takes Up New Position

It is with regret that Cycling Ulster announces the resignation from the post of Youth Development Officer of John Bann Lavery. After just under two years in the post, which he made uniquely his own, John is now moving to a new position at the University of Ulster as PR, Communications and Marketing Officer for the Sports Services and Facilities at Jordanstown.

John worked tirelessly during his term of office, not only in the area of youth development but also in coaching and tutoring both in Ulster and nationally.… Read more

21Sep/050

MTB Marathon – Full Results And Pics Now On-line

Results of MTB Marathon Championships 2005
Sunday,18th Sept. 2005
Cooley Mts, Carlingford, Co. Louth

ELITE OVERALL (Top 20)
1st Robin Seymour WORC 3:29:21 1st
2nd Naill Davis IMBTC 3:53:33 2nd
3rd Lewis Ferguson BHB 4:03:24 3rd
4th Aidan McDonald Apollo 4:09:39 4th
5th Rodger Aikin Banbridge 4:09:39 5th

LADIES
1st Jenny McCawley Bikin'C 4:24:31 7th
2nd Beth McCluskey Raleigh trv 4:30:45 13th
3rd Ciara McManus u/a 6:28:05 91st

MASTERS
1st John Crowley Killarney 4:28:26 9th
2nd Peter McConville Newry Wh'ls 4:43:33 16th
3rd P.Agnew T-M 5:09:52 23rd

VETS
1st Robbie Lamont XMTB 4:27:15 8th
2nd Willie Mulligan Banbridge 4:28:44 10th
3rd Justin May Epic 4:44:59 18th

SPORTS
1st Damian Cox u/a 4:29:40 11th
2nd Raymond O'Shaughnessy Cuchulainn 4:30:11 12th
3rd Gerry McCabe Cuchulainn 4:41:17 14th
4th Jules Dormer Swords 4:43:28 15th
5th Evan Ryan u/a 4:44:32 17th
6th Ronan McMahon u/a 4:46:42 19th
7th Barry Nolan Sorrento 5:04:05 20th

A GOOD DAY WAS HAD BY ALL !!!!!!… Read more

21Sep/050

McCann Pulls Out Of Time Trials

David McCann, Grant Thornton Team Ireland, has opted not to take part in tomorrow’s Time trial at the World Road Cycling Championships in Madrid.
His final preparations for the championships were going well in a stage race in Indonesia where, he won a stage and was looking at a top five finish overall. However illness caused him to pull out.

His recovery has not been as complete as he would have liked and testing has confirmed that he would not do himself justice in the Time Trial tomorrow.… Read more

19Sep/050

Congratulations

At a recent Cycling Ulster Executive meeting, a vote of congratulations was passed regarding the promotion of the recent All Ireland Youth Championships. The three clubs involved, Apollo RT, Clann Eireann and Orchard Wheelers set the standards for other clubs to follow. They had put in many man hours of planning and organisation prior to the event and members of all three clubs turned out in force over the weekend to make the event successful and enjoyable for competitors and spectators alike. Cycling Ulster has received very positive feedback from many of the visiting clubs.… Read more

19Sep/050

What’s Your Poison?

The Four Masters Cycling Club Poison Glen Tour In Aid Of Ian Mc Loughlin

Over 70 cyclists took to the roads on Sunday last, 18th September to raise fund for a Four Masters Club member who is currently confined to a wheel chair after a work related accident. Ian Mc Loughlin, raced in Ireland at the highest level, and competed in the FBD Milk Ras.

The cycle started from Black’s Steak House at the Mountain Top in Letterkenny, with two groups leaving at a 45-minute separation, to accomadate all grades of cyclists, and to try to keep traffic disruption to a minimum

The cyclists travelled from Black’s to Kilmacrennan, Cresslough, Dunfannagh, Falcarragh and Gortahork.… Read more

18Sep/050

Aiken New Hill Climb Champion

It was a clean sweep by Ulster riders at the National Hill Climb Championship on Saturday, promoted by Foyle CC. Roger Aiken, (Banbridge CC), took the title with a time of 8.21. Roger, who has spent much of this year racing and training in Belgium adds yet another All Ireland jersey to his collection. Earlier in the year he won the All Ireland Cyclocross Championships. Junior, Ronan McLaughlin (Planet X) who recently broke the All Ireland Junior 10mile TT record (to be ratified) took the silver medal position in a time of 9.12 while Paul Brady (Emyvale CC) took bronze.… Read more

14Sep/050

All Ireland Hillclimb On Saturday

Foyle CC are hosting this year's All Ireland Hill Climb at the historic Grianan of Aileach site. The event begins at one o'clock on Saturday 17th September. Grianan is 10 miles south of Buncrana and if the weather remains settled competitors and spectators alike will be treated to beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.The sign-on from 12 noon at Burt Chapel carpark on the main Derry to Letterkenny Road.

More about Grianan.

Ten miles south of Buncrana on Grianan mountain and dominating the surrounding landscape is the mysterious Grianan of Aileach (Stone palace of the sun) which was built about 1700 B.C.… Read more

14Sep/050

Cycling Ireland Board Nominations

Just a reminder to all clubs that the deadline for nominations for new board members is Friday September 16. An official notification has been sent out to all club secretaries. If you have queries please contact Jamie Costin on 01 8551522 or email info@cyclingireland.ie Please note that nominations must come in on the official nomination form.

This is the opportunity for the voice particular aspects or disciplines of YOUR sport to be heard in YOUR organisation.

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