Fitzgerald Bridge Club Results
1st Mary & Jim Corby
2nd Maura Kirby & Mary Ahern Ryan
3rd Noel Condon & Mgt Hogg
1st Mary & Jim Corby
2ndNora & Eamon McGrath
3rd Sheila O’Mahoney & Brigid Ryan
1st Phil Bradshaw & Breda Carew
2ndNora McGrath & Bridie Hassett
3rd Ann & Tom O’Doherty
1st Lelia Warner & Claire Ryan
2nd Ann & Tom O’Doherty
3rd Gertie Browne & Bridie Hassett
1st Mary Ahern Ryan & Sile O’Mahoney
2nd Brigid Ryan & Maura Kirby
3rdKathleen Condon & Eilish Ryan
1st Lelia Warner & Noel Condon
2nd Renee N Bourke & Niamh Bourke
3rd Jim & Mary Corb
It was a day when we fought for the shovel as the bitter wind easily penetrated layers of clothes. We were planting a new native hedgerow in the hills and this gave us the opportunity to observe some unusual bird behaviour. Hooded crows or scald crows have an unfair reputation but they are highly intelligent and very protective of their family. A pair is resident in the hills and builds their nest there each spring. As we watched the male was gently following the female. He was uttering a soft call and this attracted another male. They squared up for a few minuets and the dominant male landed on the tallest tree with a regal air, laying claim to his territory. Later on as I ate lunch in the car in Patrick’s avenue I spotted the young make again. He picked up some bread and flew up to the nearest TV aerial. He looked around for several minuets without eating his food. He was probably looking for the female and hopping that a present might win her over. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheelers & Triathlon
A busy week indeed it has been for the club. First off on April 4, four members travelled to Wells Church near Bunratty for the go tri time trial series. 48 riders took part in the 15km undulating and windy course. First home and with the fastest time on the night was Dermot Radford, 2nd man home and in 3rd place Tommy Byrnes, in 6th position on the night was Brian Devitt, and to wrap it up Martina Byrnes who finished 2nd in the ladies category.
On Saturday April 6th the club held a 16k time trial from Bansha Village to the Cahir roundabout and finishing at the Silver Sands. Windy conditions made it very tough but the morning was bright and sunny. Local man Simon Ryan of DMG Nenagh edged in first place just before our 2nd man Dermot Radford, and in 3rd place was Pat Ryan.
On Sunday, April 7 the Killaloe Boru Duathlon took place. Four club members travelled to compete the tough course, which consisted of a 5k run 16k bike finished off by a 3k run. Well done to Ruaidhri Devitt on his first duathlon this year to finish in a fantastic 7th place, followed by his Brother Brian Devitt in 11th position and to Ruaidhri wife Claire Devitt who finished 3rd lady. Well done to Mary Ryan who came in 14th lady and is showing that her hard training is paying off well.Don’t forget that the men’s running meet and train continues on Wednesday nights from 8pm-9pm at the complex track and caters for all levels. The ladies meet and train continues every Tuesday night from 7pm-8pm and all are welcome.
Next Saturday, April 13 The club will be holding a triathlon for beginners and people new to the sport. It will consist of a 500-meter swim, 20k bike, and a 5k run. Sign on time is at the Sean Tracy Swimming pool at 9.15am, with a briefing at 9.45am, and will start at 10am sharp. If you have an interest to take part or to help out with marshalling it would be greatly appreciated.
The leisure continues on Sunday Mornings and 12 riders showed last week. Great to see the numbers increasing every week.