Category Archives: Kerry Cycling

Gene Mangan

Posted: January 28, 2012 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

I got a chance to recently listen to an audio interview Gene Mangan gave to Weeshie Fogarty of Terrace Talk in 2010. [Link to interview here]. A fascinating story and an incredible record for a man from Killorglin having won the Rás Tailteann in 1955 and is the youngest winner of the competition at only 18 years old. Gene went on to 12 stages of this great race over the years. Some great information about Gene out there, you should check out the following links: Killorglin Cycling Club Article The Gene Mangan [...]

Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle – Well Done and Thanks

Posted: January 9, 2012 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Well done to all who participated in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle to Castleisland on Saturday 7th, close to 70 people took part. Weather was excellent for the venture. Congratulations especially to Sean Dowling and Aidan O Halloran, the youngest participants, who were well up for the challenge. Thanks to the Gardai for their guidance throughout the cycle, Paul Byrne for driving the Cycle Control Car at a speed which he may not be used to!! Following a short break in Castleisland we returned home and the journey continued to The Windmill Bar where [...]

Killorglin Cycling Club Christmas Hamper Rides 2011

Posted: December 11, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

On a day that looked as if was going to be absolutely miserable, 68 hardy souls braved it to ride the Killorglin CC Christmas Hamper Rides.  Yet in spite of leaden skies and the dire prophesy of Met Eireann the morning brightened as soon as the event got underway. Given the advanced state of cabin fever most of our riders are suffering from this winter it was only the Trojan effort of lead car driver John Mangan that managed to keep the average speed to the bottom of the climb to an average of 20mph.  When he released the control at the bottom [...]

2011 County Championships

Posted: August 23, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Well done to all who participated in the 2011 Kerry Cycling Championships on Saturday 23rd August. Full Breakdown of  of results and some great pictures available on the Killorglin CC [...]