Blarney Ras Team training in the beautiful sunshine down by East Ferry. ... See MoreSee Less

Blarney Ras Team training in the beautiful sunshine down by East Ferry.

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In case you missed it. Séan Lacey’s incredible story of teamwork which allowed him to take victory of round 2 of the #nrs2018.

Séan adds him name to the Donal Crowley Memorial Perpetual Cup alongside Tim Barry, Robin Kelly, Brendan McLoughlin, Edward Barry, Mark Nugent, Michael Crowley, Eddie Dunbar, Paidi O’Brien and two time winner Cathal Moynihan

#cyclingireland #blarney #blarneycc
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“MEN'S Seán Lacey, winner of the Donal Crowley, did so after a team mate riding in the race gave him his bike and shoes halfway...#NRS2018 t.co/bqJlk0VbZp

Cycling Ireland National Road Series on Twitter
In case you missed it. Super interview of the first 3 ladies back to Blarney on Sunday. Massive kudos to Áine Donegan in only her second ever bike race #nrs2018 #dcm2018 #blarneycc
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“WOMEN'S Eve McCrystal and Katharine Smyth had some rare company at Sunday's Donal Crowley. Introducing Aine Donegan (@Orwell_Wheelers), now 2nd in #NRS2018... 💪 t.co/0SpfqVWctv

Results from yesterday
1. Eve McCrystal / Garda
2. Katharine Smith / Ballymena Road Club
3. Aine Donegan / Scott Orwell Wheelers

1. Sean Lacey / Team Viner-Caremark Pactimo Cycling
2. Jamie Blanchfield/ Panduit Carrick Wheelers
3. Conor Hennebry/ Team Viner-Caremark Pactimo Cycling

1. Sean Kennedy / NRPT
2. Tom Shanahan / Limerick CC
3. Tomas Walsh / Comeragh CC

1. Gerard Ward / Abbeyfeale CC
2. Bill Murphy / Killmallock CC
3. Joe Taylor / Acme CC
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Now that the dust settled on the Yesterdays Donal Crowley Memorial Rd 2 of the National Road Series, On behalf of Blarney Cycling Club I would like to thank the outstanding Marshals who gave up their time and stood in the rain for the duration of all the races, without them the race wouldn’t be possible, and we are very appreciative of your help. The Motor Bike Marshals did a fantastic job in assisting along with the Lead Cars and Commissaries in making the races as safe as possible for the cyclists and motorists. Bikemarshals.ie were an excellent addition to our own bike marshals on the day. The Order of Malta for providing ambulance cover and Blarney First Responders for providing First Aid cover on the route, without their help the event could not have been run. We are very grateful of you giving up your time to assist in the event. I would like to thank Soil Chroi Iosa for use of the Junior School for the Sign on and the Presentation. Everyone that assisted with the Sign On the morning of the race, the lads that put up the Route Signs on the Saturday, and everyone who made sandwiches, brought cakes, etc they were much appreciated. I have to say a big thank you to Kevin Walsh, Club secretary for the huge amount of work he has put into the event over the last few weeks, the level of detail was phenomenal and was the backbone of the event being a success.

I would like to thank the Cork County Council who came to our rescue and made sure the roads were in as good a condition they could be in after all the storms of late, and to the Gardai for allowing us to hold the event. We appreciate the Blarney Blog and Muskerry News for publicising the event to make people aware of the race in the surrounding areas. Forrest Print for making Signs along the route warning traffic and riders of potential dangers. To everyone that helped out in the event in anyway, I would like to thank you, there are too many people to name, so to those not mentioned above you are not forgotten.

I would like to Thank Chief Com Richard O Gorman and his team for assistance in the build up to the event and in executing the race to such a high standard. I would like to thank Cycling Ireland for the provision of the Finish Camera and operator Ronnie Brannigan, the Signs and Banners brought and put up by Paddy Fitzsimons, Jessica Lamb for coming to report on the race and for giving the Race National League Status. I would like to thanks the Photographers who came and have uploaded the hundreds of photos online capturing the excellent racing that took place in challenging conditions.

From a personnel view point, it was a great honour to be able to organise a race which means so much to me, not only as a previous winner but as a family member. To have Donal’s Race be a National Road Series Round gave the race the publicity and attention it should have. A race to commemorate one of the best riders in Ireland during the years he competed; Blarney 3 Day winner on two Occasions, Twice Stage winner of the Ras, Multiple Road, Grass Track and TT County and Munster Championships to add to his Irish National Selections, a true great in Irish Cycling. I would like to thank Marie, Sharon, Alan, Donna, Peter and their extended families, Ritchy, Mary and Pat for being supportive of the club once again this year and allowing us to hold this Race in Donal’s name.

Finally I would like to thank the riders who took to the line in tough conditions, it was a wet and blustery day on the bike, which made for difficult conditions. Congratulations to all that finished. Finally I would like to Congratulate Sean Lacey and Eve McCrystal on their great wins yesterday in the National Road Series events.

Thanks to everyone for making the event a success,
Michael Crowley.
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Thanks for the acknowledgment Michael it was great to see such a fabulous turnout yesterday and every rider home safe it being such a nasty day weather wise and great work as you said by everyone concerned regards Marie.

5 days ago   ·  5

Well done Mike and all blarney c c well organised

5 days ago   ·  2

Well done Mike and the Blarney cycling club on such a big race

5 days ago   ·  4

Beautiful writing mike, well said, and well done blarney cycling club on a great organized race in honor of a great man. Donal Crowley xx

5 days ago   ·  3

Well said mike and well don the best donal is a big loss to use all

5 days ago   ·  3

Thanks michael

5 days ago   ·  1

Great race well done

5 days ago   ·  2

Hey lads I have searched many pages. Are the full results of all races up anywhere

5 days ago

Well said Mike.

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