Emyvale CC held their Agm in the 4 Seasons Hotel on Friday evening. Around 50 members
attended the meeting and beforehand the proceeds of the High Nelly bike run, €3028
!!, was presented to this year's charity Monaghan Cancer Treatment Support.
The meeting was opened by Fergus Murray and a minutes silence was observed for deceased
members and deceased family members.
The meeting then went through the agenda of minutes from last year , motions , Chairman's
address, Pro report and then the recent online survey was shown on projector by Bruna
McKenna. There where a few issues arising from the survey , the club TT and the hosting
of the Co.Monaghan Championships.
The meeting voted to support the TT next year but not to host the Championships as
numbers have been very low the past few years.
It was then onto the election of officers and committee. The new committee is listed
After AOB and some discussion there was the presentation of club prizes. The youth
group got their trophies for their efforts during the summer and Caolan McKenna got
the Peter McMahon Shield for most improved young rider.
The ladies who raced in the Interclub series were given plaques as the club wouldn't
have won the Interclub without their help, week after week. Paddy Sheridan was awarded
Touring Member of the year and Stevie McCann was Club Member of the year.
Martin Connolly was awarded the Cadden Shield for winning the club TT, with Dara
McKenna in second and Paddy Mulroe in third.
Thanks to everyone involved in organising the meeting, to Peadar McMahon for the
photos and to the 4 Seasons Hotel.
Just before the Agm on Friday night, the proceeds of the High Nelly bike run were
presented to Mary Joe Early of Monaghan Cancer Treatment Support.
A cheque for €3028 was given to the charity and almost all those involved where
Special thanks to everyone involved in organising and helping with the event, especially
Sean and Gerard McQuillan, Francie and Sean McKenna and John Treanor for the minibus.
Thanks again to the Braeside Stores for their help with the food and refreshments
on the day of the cycle.
Leadership Course :
8 Emyvale members along with Anne Morgan from Clones CC attended a Leadership course
in the Sports Hub in Emyvale on Saturday. The course was run by Cycling Ireland and
was presented by Ian Bailey. It was a combination of theory and practical with several
skills drills followed by a 20km cycle. The aim of the course was to give the proper
guidance and support to new members and beginners.
Youth Cycling :
Youth training continues at the Parish field in Emyvale on Saturday afternoons at
2.00pm. Everyone welcome.
Christmas Hill Climb :
Our next event will be the Christmas Hill Climb which will take place on Sunday morning
17th December. Further information regarding times and sign on next week.
Sunday Spin :
Around 40 cyclists gathered in Emyvale on Sunday morning for the club spin. The early
group did their usual loop and then group 1 and 2 headed off by Glaslough, Pipers
Bridge, Castleshane, Clontibret, Scotch Corner, Ballybay and Cootehill where they
stopped for coffee. After Cootehill is was home via Rockcorry, Swan's X, Corcaghan
Group 3 went by Glaslough, Middletown, Caledon, Rehaghy and Aughnacloy where some
headed home by Clara and others put in some extra miles going to Augher, Clogher
and Drumfurrer on the way home.
Fundraising Cycle :
Emyvale member Declan Gillanders is running a fundraising cycle starting from the
Carn Resource Centre in Aghabog on Sunday 3rd December. Sign on is €10 and sign on
opens at 10.00am. All support greatly appreciated.
Child Protection course :
A child protection course is taking place in the Sports Hub in Emyvale on Thursday
evening 23rd November starting at 6.30 pm.