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Blarney Cycling Club (Ireland) is with Jerry O Sullivan and 5 others.

Blarney Cycling Club would like to thank Marie Crowley and the Crowley Family for allowing the club to host the Sportive in honour of Donal. Selected charities this year were Rebel Wheelers and Pieta House.

The rain failed to dampen spirits and all participants can be very proud of their achievements on a challenging day and route.

Events like this do not just happen, it is the result of months of hard work from all club members and the generosity of people that ensure the smooth running of such events on the day.

Blarney Cycling Club would like to thank, in no particular order
1. All cyclists, who came from near and far, despite the poor forecast.
2. All marshalls, ambulance crew, motorcyclists and lead drivers who gave their time to ensure the safety of everyone.
3. Super Valu Tower who generously donated refreshments
4. Blarney Castle Hotel who permitted us to use their facilities for sign on and the after event meal.
5. Kanturk’s finest photographer Jim Mc Sweeney was on hand to deliver some great action shots which can be found at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1800346940018139.1073742152.100001285502599&type=1&l=1d329970ba
6. The extremely talented Sean Rowe who travelled all the way from Wexford to take amazing pictures. These can be found at m.facebook.com/sean.rowe.545/albums/10216184575711651/
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Blarney Cycling Club would like to thank Marie Crowley and the Crowley Family for allowing the club to host the Sportive in honour of Donal. Selected charities this year were Rebel Wheelers and Pieta House.

The rain failed to dampen spirits and all participants can be very proud of their achievements on a challenging day and route. 

Events like this do not just happen, it is the result of months of hard work from all club members and the generosity of people that ensure the smooth running of such events on the day. 

Blarney Cycling Club would like to thank, in no particular order
1. All cyclists, who came from near and far, despite the poor forecast. 
2. All marshalls, ambulance crew, motorcyclists and lead drivers who gave their time to ensure the safety of everyone. 
3. Super Valu Tower who generously donated refreshments 
4. Blarney Castle Hotel who permitted us to use their facilities for sign on and the after event meal. 
5. Kanturk’s finest photographer Jim Mc Sweeney was on hand to deliver some great action shots which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1800346940018139.1073742152.100001285502599&type=1&l=1d329970ba
6. The extremely talented Sean Rowe who travelled all the way from Wexford to take amazing pictures. These can be found at https://m.facebook.com/sean.rowe.545/albums/10216184575711651/

Many thanks to all who organised and participated yesterday It was lovely to meet all the old faces especially nice to meet cyclist Oliver McQuaid who travelled down for the day he reminded me he was on a team to the Isle of Man with Donal when they were both 15 years old.

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Thank you for all the interest in the Donal Crowley throwback series we’ve been running the past number of weeks. Here’s a video recap plus some unseen footage. Tomorrow is the big day, hope to see you all then. Online entry option closes at 6pm this evening. ... See MoreSee Less

Blarney Cycling Club (Ireland) is with Norman Shine and 2 others.

Throwback Thursday..... Our final post in this series, on the lead-up to the Donal Crowley memorial sportive this coming Sunday.
Donal Crowley had a marvellous cycling career with many great achievements. However we’d also like to acknowledge the great contribution Donal and his brother Patsy have made to the local community and Blarney cycling club. Always generous with their time, their great coaching has delivered many successes; numerous underage National Champions and medal winners, a Junior Tour of Ireland winner, International riders and numerous winners of races throughout the country. Many of these guys still train and race with Blarney!
The below photo is of Blarney U13 National Team Champs winners in the Phoenix Park, 1988. It’s a personal favourite, as it epitomises the great delight Donal took in seeing the kids he coached achieve success.
Pictured (left to right) is; Declan Shine, Donal Crowley, Norman Shine, Don Creedon, Roy Madden, Adrian O’Halloran & Kay Stratton.

Come join us this coming Sunday for the Donal Crowley Memorial sportive as we follow roads the great Donal Crowley trained and raced on.
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Throwback Thursday..... Our final post in this series, on the lead-up to the Donal Crowley memorial sportive this coming Sunday.
Donal Crowley had a marvellous cycling career with many great achievements. However we’d also like to acknowledge the great contribution Donal and his brother Patsy have made to the local community and Blarney cycling club. Always generous with their time, their great coaching has delivered many successes; numerous underage National Champions and medal winners, a Junior Tour of Ireland winner, International riders and numerous winners of races throughout the country. Many of these guys still train and race with Blarney!
The below photo is of Blarney U13 National Team Champs winners in the Phoenix Park, 1988. It’s a personal favourite, as it epitomises the great delight Donal took in seeing the kids he coached achieve success.
Pictured (left to right) is; Declan Shine, Donal Crowley, Norman Shine, Don Creedon, Roy Madden, Adrian O’Halloran & Kay Stratton.

Come join us this coming Sunday for the Donal Crowley Memorial sportive as we follow roads the great Donal Crowley trained and raced on.

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Blarney Cycling Club (Ireland)Declan shine looks like the karate kid

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Now that’s what giving back to your sport was all about he loved giving advice to the young lads going to mondello park every August was a great day out for all happy days !!

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Great times lads . Best with the event. Donal was a great friend

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What great days Donal and Patsy gave a lot to the Blarney cycling club

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Lovely to see that happy smirking face on Donal theDevil was in it miss him passionate man great memories

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Adrian O Halloran you haven't changed a bit .

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Great times and great people involved

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A real gent and a hell of a competitor 🚴🏻👍👏

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Norman shine ??

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Fab days. Long time ago

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Michael Woods

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