Winter 2007 Newsletter

Club Committee 2007

On behalf of the Swords Cycling Club I would like to wish all fellow cyclists a happy and accident free New Year. The new committee for 2007 was elected at the AGM held on November 17th and is as follows:

Club Chairman Sam McArdle 01-8496680 (h) 087-6092756
Vice Chairman Terry Quinlan 01-8324744(w) 087-2565275
Treasurer Breda McNally 01-8433022(w) 01-8433669(h)
Hon. President Johnny O’Sullivan 01-8408632(h)
Committee Paul Deans 01-8490688(h) 086-2249046
John Leonard
Joe McNally 01-8433022(w) 087-2566775
Jim Callaly 01-8422217(h) 086-8299660
Kieran Whelan 01-8393611(h) 086-8171236
Martin Joyce 01-8455697(h) 086-3809039
Conor McGrane 086-3823499
Bernie McNally 01-8433022(w) 087-6172828
Touring Martin Joyce
Newsletter Martin Joyce
Website Hugh Byrne 01-8217855(h) 086-3488708

To e-mail any of the above use

Club Secretary Kevin McFeely 01-8901304(h) 087-2460115
(& Membership) 16 Lioscian, Swords, Co Dublin

Prize Giving Night

To acknowledge those who achieved success in 2006 there will be a prize giving night on Thursday 1st February in the Harp Bar at 8 p.m. The following are the league results for 2006:

League Overall
1st James Whelan
2nd Jason ludgate
3rd Mick Rock

1st Senior: Sean Halpin
1st Vet: John Ward
1st Junior: Michael Daly
U16: Niall Rock
1st Lady: Emma Quirke
2nd Lady (tie) Bernie McNally & Coleen Foley
1st Visitor, Male: Craig Sweetman, (Stamullen MD).
1st Visitor, Lady: Laura McKenna. (Stamullen MD).
Club 10ml TT: Brian Crinion
Club 25ml TT: James Whelan
Club RR Champion: Jason Ludgate

Anyone who has trophies from 2005 in relation to the above categories is requested to return them to Richies bike shop as soon as possible for cleaning and engraving.

The Club has also decided to make the following awards:

  • Cyclist of the year
  • Most improved cyclist
  • Club person of the year

Membership Sign-on Night

The second important date for your calendar is the membership sign-on night scheduled for Monday 5th February at 8.30 p.m. in Fionngallians GAA Club. Please try to attend this meeting. The appropriate forms will be available for completion. Note that all members of Swords Cycling Club must register with either Cycling Ireland or the Irish Veteran Cycling Association.

As you can see from the above committee Kevin McFeely is in charge of membership so all membership forms should be forwarded to Kevin.

The club membership fees for 2007 are as follows:

Single €50
Couple €75
Family (including under 18 yrs) €90
Associate member €10
Under 18 €15
Unwaged/Student/Retirees €25
Under 16/14/12 Free

Above fees do not include Cycling Ireland or IVCA Membership.

Cycling Ireland Fees 2007 IVCA Fees 2007
Under 14 Free (+€5) IVCA Membership €30
Under 16 €30 (+€5) Comprehensive Insurance €55
Junior €60 (+€5) (Racing) Racing Licence €80
Senior & Vet €110 (+€5) (Racing) Total €165
Restricted Comp €75 (+€5) (Time Trials)
Club Competition* €45 (+€5) *(Minimim requirement for participation in Club League)
Standard Membership: Non-Cycling insurance cover when engaged in Cycling Ireland sanctioned activities. This membership option is intended for race & club officials, family and friends. €25
Cycling Membership: Standard Membership + insurance and legal cover whilst cycling (incl Touring) €35
(All Cycling Ireland Licence Applications miust also incl €5 for Personal Accident Fee)

All relevant forms can be downloaded from the club website at:
(Club Info Page)

**Note you can also apply & pay for your Licence online @

Club League 2007
In 2007 Members will have an option of paying a flat fee of 30 euros which will cover their entry fees to all League events

New 2007 Club Gear
Check out the club website for graphics of the new jersey for next year. The gear is being supplied by Spiuk and therefore we believe should be of the highest quality and will reflect some new co-sponsors that have come on board. The club will be supplying Shorts, Short Sleeved and Long Sleeved Jersey for €100.

The Gear should be available by mid February.

Club Runs
Finally I would like to encourage all club riders to support our club training spins at the weekends rather than training in ones & twos. Ultimately training together builds a team spirit & will help our newer members integrate into our club