Racing News; A group of Emyvale cyclists headed to Dunsany ,Co.Meath for the Lucan Gp on Saturday.  Johnny McKenna and Jp Colton were in the A4s and Dave Reilly, Mark Skeath, Declan McEntee, Stevie McCann and Dara McKenna in the A3s. Conditions were dreadful with constant rain and flooding on the roads but at least temperatures were well up from the previous week . All races were at a blistering pace with tailwinds and high speed blowing the races apart . The Emyvale lads managed to keep up near the front and every man put in good work in tough conditions. At the finish the lads were all up in the main bunch for the sprint with Mark Skeath taking 6th ( 8th overall and 2nd unplaced A3) with 2 men up the road in a breakaway. Dave ,Dara and Declan were all close behind in the top 15 / 20 riders but unfortunately Stevie got caught up in an unfortunate crash with about 500meters to go. Thankfully Stevie is ok , less a bit of skin and some damage to the bike , but knowing Stevie he'll be ready to race again next weekend!! Well done lads ,a very tough day when a field of riders is reduced from over 100 to about 50 . Thanks to Lucan Road Club for a very well run and marshalled race. Congratulations to James McKinney who came 5th in his age category at the National Duathalon Championships in Galway on Saturday. Well done to Sharon McKenna, Paddy J McKenna and Martin Sherry who were in the Muckno Duathalon in Annyalla on Saturday. Paddy J was part of the winning team with Martin on the 2nd place team. Sharon was 1st lady overall . Sunday Spin; Two groups left the village on St.Patricks morning heading for Glaslough, Caledon, Rehaghy, Aughnacloy and Augher where they stopped for coffee. After Augher it was home via Drumfurer and Tydavnet. Dates for the Diary; Some important dates for this year to keep in mind; Interclub ; 25th April and 13th June in Glaslough, a crit and a road race. Emyvale Gp 19th May. Monaghan Town Criterium, Wednesday 5th June. Tour of Monaghan 15th June *********************************** Raphael Kimmage RIP. The cycling fraternity all over Ireland were deeply saddened when the news of the sudden death of Raphael Kimmage spread around the country. Raphael was son of the late Christy Kimmage, Dublin, who was a great cyclist in his time but the achievements of his sons overshadowed the father whose knowledge and experienced helped them become champions. Paul, was a leading light not only in Ireland but on the continent too and took part in the Tour de France. He has now a well-known and popular journalist in sporting circles. However Raphael was national Cyclocross champion and dominated the sport throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. He was also a leading light on the road racing circuit and he competed in many major events in Europe but decided to come back home and began work with his father while still competing in local and National competitions. Emyvale Cycling Club has reason to remember Raphael and indeed his brothers Paul, Kevin and Christopher, who were all competitors in races all over this country and competed as part of Irish teams in International races. On July 2nd 1989 Kevin and Raphael were among the competitors taking part in the Emyvale Grand Prix organised by the Emyvale Cycling Club. It was a glorious day of sunshine and 250 riders were taking part. The Race began on the Aughnacloy Road, turned left to the Factory Cross, straight through Dundian, left at Davagh Cross to take them to the main Monaghan road at Arkinson’s and left again back to Emyvale with the finish line after four laps on Main Street. The results were: 1.  Kevin Kimmage, Balbriggan.   2.  Mark Kane, Northern CC, Belfast.  3.  Raphael Kimmage, Balbriggan. 4.  Gary Scott, Harps CC Cookstown.  5.  Conor Henry, Phoenix CC, Belfast.  6.  Ken Maye, Team Rapparee. Raphael was only aabout 20 years of age at the time but had already made a huge name for himself in Cyclocross competition but was also a great competitor in Road Racing. As a mark of respect the Emyvale CC held a Minute’s Silence in his memory prior to the start of the Reliability Run they organised last Sunday leaving from St. Mellans. The photo shows Mickey McKenna with the winners of the 1989 GrandPrix from left. Mark Kane, Kevin Kimmage and Raphael Kimmage.  Raphael was out cycling on Saturday at Howth in Dublin when he took ill. He was taken to Beaumont Hospital but passed to his eternal reward on Saturday afternoon. We extend the condolences of this community to his beloved wife, Deborah, his daughter Tara and sons Seán, Ciarán and Dermot and their partners, his mother Angela and brothers Paul, Kevin and Christopher, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Hi father passed away four years ago. Raphael’s funeral Mass will take place in Coolock on 11.30am Wednesday morning. Ar dheis Dé to raibh a anam naofa. My thanks to Patsy Brady for assistance with this article - Editor
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Racing News; A group of Emyvale cyclists headed to Dunsany ,Co.Meath for the Lucan Gp on Saturday.  Johnny McKenna and Jp Colton were in the A4s and Dave Reilly, Mark Skeath, Declan McEntee, Stevie McCann and Dara McKenna in the A3s. Conditions were dreadful with constant rain and flooding on the roads but at least temperatures were well up from the previous week . All races were at a blistering pace with tailwinds and high speed blowing the races apart . The Emyvale lads managed to keep up near the front and every man put in good work in tough conditions. At the finish the lads were all up in the main bunch for the sprint with Mark Skeath taking 6th ( 8th overall and 2nd unplaced A3) with 2 men up the road in a breakaway. Dave ,Dara and Declan were all close behind in the top 15 / 20 riders but unfortunately Stevie got caught up in an unfortunate crash with about 500meters to go. Thankfully Stevie is ok , less a bit of skin and some damage to the bike , but knowing Stevie he'll be ready to race again next weekend!! Well done lads ,a very tough day when a field of riders is reduced from over 100 to about 50 . Thanks to Lucan Road Club for a very well run and marshalled race. Congratulations to James McKinney who came 5th in his age category at the National Duathalon Championships in Galway on Saturday. Well done to Sharon McKenna, Paddy J McKenna and Martin Sherry who were in the Muckno Duathalon in Annyalla on Saturday. Paddy J was part of the winning team with Martin on the 2nd place team. Sharon was 1st lady overall . Sunday Spin; Two groups left the village on St.Patricks morning heading for Glaslough, Caledon, Rehaghy, Aughnacloy and Augher where they stopped for coffee. After Augher it was home via Drumfurer and Tydavnet. Dates for the Diary; Some important dates for this year to keep in mind; Interclub ; 25th April and 13th June in Glaslough, a crit and a road race. Emyvale Gp 19th May. Monaghan Town Criterium, Wednesday 5th June. Tour of Monaghan 15th June *********************************** Raphael Kimmage RIP. The cycling fraternity all over Ireland were deeply saddened when the news of the sudden death of Raphael Kimmage spread around the country. Raphael was son of the late Christy Kimmage, Dublin, who was a great cyclist in his time but the achievements of his sons overshadowed the father whose knowledge and experienced helped them become champions. Paul, was a leading light not only in Ireland but on the continent too and took part in the Tour de France. He has now a well- known and popular journalist in sporting circles. However Raphael was national Cyclocross champion and dominated the sport throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. He was also a leading light on the road racing circuit and he competed in many major events in Europe but decided to come back home and began work with his father while still competing in local and National competitions. Emyvale Cycling Club has reason to remember Raphael and indeed his brothers Paul, Kevin and Christopher, who were all competitors in races all over this country and competed as part of Irish teams in International races. On July 2nd 1989 Kevin and Raphael were among the competitors taking part in the Emyvale Grand Prix organised by the Emyvale Cycling Club. It was a glorious day of sunshine and 250 riders were taking part. The Race began on the Aughnacloy Road, turned left to the Factory Cross, straight through Dundian, left at Davagh Cross to take them to the main Monaghan road at Arkinson’s and left again back to Emyvale with the finish line after four laps on Main Street. The results were: 1.  Kevin Kimmage, Balbriggan.   2.  Mark Kane, Northern CC, Belfast.  3.  Raphael Kimmage, Balbriggan. 4.  Gary Scott, Harps CC Cookstown.  5.  Conor Henry, Phoenix CC, Belfast.  6.  Ken Maye, Team Rapparee. Raphael was only aabout 20 years of age at the time but had already made a huge name for himself in Cyclocross competition but was also a great competitor in Road Racing. As a mark of respect the Emyvale CC held a Minute’s Silence in his memory prior to the start of the Reliability Run they organised last Sunday leaving from St. Mellans. The photo shows Mickey McKenna with the winners of the 1989 GrandPrix from left. Mark Kane, Kevin Kimmage and Raphael Kimmage.  Raphael was out cycling on Saturday at Howth in Dublin when he took ill. He was taken to Beaumont Hospital but passed to his eternal reward on Saturday afternoon. We extend the condolences of this community to his beloved wife, Deborah, his daughter Tara and sons Seán, Ciarán and Dermot and their partners, his mother Angela and brothers Paul, Kevin and Christopher, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Hi father passed away four years ago. Raphael’s funeral Mass will take place in Coolock on 11.30am Wednesday morning. Ar dheis Dé to raibh a anam naofa. My thanks to Patsy Brady for assistance with this article - Editor
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