Champion cyclist Sean Kelly launches South Tipp Cycling Club

Former world no 1 cyclist, Sean Kelly, with the committee of the new South Tipp Cycling Club. Back: Liam Murray CPO; Paddy O'Callaghan PRO; John Byrne Treasurer; Bernard Lonergan chairman; Vincent Condon; Caitriona Berry secretary. Front: Brendan Keating; Martin Kennedy and Sean Kelly. Missing from photo is Darius Delahunty.
The past, present and future of cycling in South Tipperary all came together in Clogheen to launch a new club for those who love the sport of cycling.

The past, present and future of cycling in South Tipperary all came together in Clogheen to launch a new club for those who love the sport of cycling.

On Friday night, May 31, South Tipperary Cycling Club launched their club in the picturesque surroundings of The Hermitage, Clogheen.

Former world number one cyclist Sean Kelly, who is from just outside Carrick on Suir, attended on the night to officially launch the club.

The club was formed in August 2012 by a small number of keen cyclists who wanted to promote and progress the sport in the area following the success of a number of local charity events.

The success of the Colaiste Dun Iascaigh first Annual School Cycle proved the extent of the interest in the sport in the locality, among both young and old, and the founding members - Bernard Lonergan, Martin Kennedy and John Byrne - were propelled into forming the club. It has gone from strength to strength since then with approximately 60 members to date and still growing.

Anyone who is interested in joining the club may contact the club secretary on 0862714994 or email info@southtippcycling.com and check out the club online at www.southtippcyclingclub.com.