Team Youghal have entered the Race Around Ireland for a 4th consecutive year and will have a four man team on the Start line in Trim on Sunday September 9th.
Only ten weeks after completing the 3,005 mile Race Across America Team Youghal will compete in the toughest cycling endurance test in Europe covering a massive distance of 1,350 miles travelling through all four Irish Provinces with many steep climbs and sharp descents along the way.
Team Youghal were guests of the Consulate General of Ireland at the Emer Casey Foundation reception held at 345 Park Avenue on Tuesday June 28th. The event was hosted by the Vice-Consulate General Jackie O’Halloran and the MC for the evening was ESPN Commentator Tommy Smyth.
Team Youghal started their Race across America on June 18th at 10:40pm, Irish Time, leaving Oceanside, California, for a three thousand mile journey across the continent of the USA.
Team Youghal launched their Race Across America Cycle at the local Mall Arts Centre on Saturday last. The team will compete in the World’s toughest cycle race, which is 3,005 miles long from the Pacific Coast at Oceanside, California to the Atlantic Coastal city of Annapolis in Maryland.
American electronics company, Flextronics, which has a base in Cork, has signed a €20,000 sponsorship deal with Team Youghal, to allow it compete in the world’s longest endurance bike race – the gruelling 4,835km Race Across America.
Team Youghal rounded off their Winter Training programme last weekend with a Training Camp in Kerry. The Race Across America bound cyclists based themselves in the picturesque town of Kenmare in what was the best weather of the year so far.
Team Youghal launched their New York fundraising event, which will be held on June 28th at Fitzpatrick’s Hotel, Lexington Avenue, Manhattan at the Annual New York St. Patrick's Lunch on Wednesday 16th March.
Over 100 people deemed who brought honour to themselves, their families and their affiliated clubs or institutions had their successes honoured at Youghal Town Council’s inaugural Annual Achievement Awards on Saturday Feb 12th.
Team Youghal recently presented a cheque for €5,400 to Brendan and Juliette Casey, representing The Emer Casey Foundation. The Team raised this money through their participation in The Race Around Ireland in September, 2010.
Team Youghal take on the ultimate challenge in endurance cycle racing when they line up for the 30th edition of the Race Across America in Oceanside, California on June 18th 2011.
Team Youghal completed Their ‘Race Around Ireland’ for The Emer Casey Foundation at 12.48pm on Saturday the 19th September, 2010.
Team Youghal had their official launch Monday night at the ‘Mall Arts Centre’ in the Mall House ahead of their attempt to defend their ‘Race Around Ireland’ eight person team title.
Alan Heary, Race Around Ireland Director, and Emmet Roche, Race Around Ireland Route Coordinator, recently stopped off in Youghal during their final inspection of the race route for 2010. As a memento of their visit to Youghal they were presented with Jack O’Patsy Pottery from Team Youghal who will be entering an eight man team and crew for the race to raise funds and awareness for The Emer Casey Foundation. Team Youghal starts the race in Navan on September 14th at approximately 8:00pm.
Team Youghal were delighted to receive support from The Kerry Rose, Veronica Hunt, during the launch of their website, www.teamyoughal.com, and also to celebrate the support of Youghal Kia for supplying vehicles to the team for The Race Around Ireland.
Veronica, from Youghal, stopped by to give her support to Team Youghal in their upcoming participation in The Race Around Ireland for the Emer Casey Foundation in September. She was impressed with the website and the level of support received by Team Youghal to date. Veronica also admired one of the cars which was supplied to Team Youghal by Pat Ryan of Youghal Kia.
Team Youghal cyclists successfully competed the very popular Ring of Kerry Cycle on Saturday last in their preparation to this year’s Race Around Ireland. The Ring of Kerry Cycle is the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Munster with thousands of leisure cyclists experience a fun and rewarding day’s cycling, while at the same time fundraising for worthy Charities.
The 112 mile leisure cycle takes place around the picturesque Ring of Kerry and to date the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle has raised over €3.5 million for Kerry Charities and reached a record number of cyclists this year when over 5,000 people took part. Conditions were not ideal for the 6a.m. start with a very strong headwind all the way to Waterville from the Killarney start, passing through Kilorglin and Cahersiveen en route. The event took in the climb of Coomakista on the way to Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare before the final climb of Molls’ Gap and finished in Killarney. The organisation was excellent throughout and with a tail wind in the final hours of the event all the Team finished strongly.
Training has been going very well over the past few months and with only ten weeks to the start of the 2010 Race in Navan, Team Youghal are confident of improving on their wining time of 90 hours in last year’s race.
The Race Around Ireland have decided on the provisional route for September 2010 and it’s passing through Youghal. The Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal has been named as an official time station and the Hotel has thrown its doors open for the race. Michael Davitt, Hotel Manager, said; “We’re very proud to be supporting The Race Around Ireland and Team Youghal as we see it as being a fantastic opportunity to enhance Youghal as a tourist destination while seeing up close what an extreme endurance race involves and supporting a well deserved local and international charity in the process.” The Walter Raleigh Hotel has made accommodation available for all teams that are competing in the race and also will have a dedicated press room available for the media that will be following the event.
TEAM Youghal took a massive step forward to raising awareness of the Emer Casey Foundation this morning by appearing on Ireland AM on TV3, helping to promote the ‘Race around Ireland 2010’. The East Cork Eight man cycling team, led by Ger Flanagan, are part of a massive push to raise funds for the Emer Casey Foundation and are the defending eight man, team race around Ireland champions and will look to go close to last year’s time of just over 90 hours. Flanagan spoke of the team’s intention in the gruelling 1,350 mile race which leaves Navan covers the county and ends up in Navan at the finish line some three and a half days later to Ireland AM Presenter Alan Hughes. Flanagan when asked about how much would be raised during the event replied “Well you’re talking about hundreds of thousands of Euro, which is great and we in team Youghal are a group of leisure cyclists and we have managed to raise quite a significant amount ourselves, so there is fantastic support out there for this event”. There is a meeting with all the details to the ‘Race around Ireland to be held at DCU tomorrow Saturday the 20th of March.
Team Youghal will appear live on the Ireland AM on Friday Morning March 19th on TV3 as part of a Special on Race Around Ireland 2010. The cyclists featured include Ger Flanagan, Tommy Roche, Christy McCarthy, Eoin Whyte, Kieran Groeger, Brian Fitzgerald, Michael McCarthy, John Twomey and Tom Fitzgerald. The team are currently training for this year’s race which once again will begin in Navan and cover a 1,350 mile route, taking in Newgrange, The Giants Causeway, Malin head, The Cliffs of Moher, The Ring of Kerry, Mizen Head, the Garden County (Wicklow) and back to Navan. Team Youghal are the defending champions in the 8 man team category in this World Cup event, the second toughest in the world after the Race Across America. The Emer Casey Foundation is once again the chosen charity of Team Youghal. www.emercaseyfoundation.com