Feb 2023 Club Notes

Hi all,

Before giving an update of club activities in the club I would like to remember our late club member Dan O’ Donnell who sadly passed away on the 5th of February after a short illness. He was a very active member of the community and enjoyed cycling with the club amongst many other interests and activities he partook in. It is such a sad thing to happen to a young person and it was evident from his funeral that he was very well liked and respected in the community. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


The new year is well and truly up and running. It’s great to see many new and returned members to the club. Welcome in particular to Aisling O’ Brien, Peter Kiely, Jane Keating, Majella Cahill, Eoin Minihan, Helen Mahony, Pat Reddan and Andrew Smith. Hope you enjoy the training and activities in the club. Don’t be shy in reaching out to members for advice or a training partner if you’re going out for a run and cycle and would like company. If you haven’t downloaded the Viber app to your phones please do and txt me , number below, when you have and I can add you to the group chat for day to day news from club members.

There are a couple of things coming up to put in your diary and things of note to mention that have been happening in the club in recent times:

Club Plans and dates for 2023 (Short and medium term)

  • St Patrick day parade- We will be there , details to follow on Viber
  • Club Duathlon (To be decided- will be announce on Viber)
  • Mallow 10 mile run 26th March ( Hoping to have a good turn out from the club at this event- see link below)
  • O’ Neill Industrial Charity Cycle 22nd April (Hoping to have a good turnout from the club at this event- see link below.
  • Club Aquathon Sat 8th July
  • Club swim Fri 21st July (Two Mile Gate – Pier head)
  • Club Triathlon Fri 18th Aug
  • Maeve Williamson Memorial Cycle , Sunday 11th June
  • Bail and Flail swims (500m, 1km and 3km) Sunday 24th Sept (provisional date)

Club Membership 2023

For those who haven’t had a chance to renew membership yet. Please try and renew as soon as you can as you are not insured without membership.

The club have set the membership for as €25 for the coming year. That is the amount the club gets for each member that joins.

In addition to that Triathlon Ireland take €30 for Club Training Membership(Total €55), €79 for Full membership (Total €104)and €91 for Swim + Membership(Total €116) . Membership can be renewed on the Triathlon Ireland website now or over the coming months. We ask members to try and renew before the new year if possible. Or new members can now join for the remainder of 2022 and all of 2023 for the above prices.

Recent Activity:

Considering we have been in the depths of winter this past couple of months has seen quiet a bit of activity . Some of the recent activities were as follows :

Club run – New years day- A bunch of us were out!

Naas Duathlon- Ciara, Lilly, Stephen

International Ice Swimming Association – World championship event, France- Sarah Coughlan

Art O’ Neill Trail event- Monika, Mike K

Moonlight Challenge run 28km, Ballyhoura- Ian M, Monika

Clare Series runs- Lilly

Milford 10km- Antoinette, Fiona,Bobby, Dee K, Maire, Darren

Tommie Walsh 10km- Gary

Run the Banner events (Lees road, – Gary

Clare Series run events(Lisdoonvarna, Spanish Point)- Lilly

Glenageenty ½ marathon – Dee F, Loretto, Donagh

Limerick Duathlon- Joe, Camile, Lilly, Stephen, Ian O’ H

Sorry if I missed events that you were in , or didn’t include you in events you did.

Attached are some pictures of recent activities in the club.

Training activities/events of note are :

Regular Training:

Running (Point of contact Gary Madden)

Gary is doing interval sessions in Clarisford park at 7.15pm on Tuesday nights . These are a great way to build up a bit of speed and are a painless event( if you don’t get carried away with the speed aspect), everyone runs at their own pace.

There are also Thursday 7.15pm interval speed sessions on the track at Clarisford park. These are run by Larry Arthur but Boru Tri members are welcome to attend. These are focussed on speed, short and fast running intervals.

Note: Gary has identified the Mallow 10mile run as an event for members to try and do. There will be car pooling and it would be good to see the club to be well represented , in the club colours black and magenta, at a run event. Mallow AC 10 Mile Road Race – Mallow Athletic Club

Cycling: (Point of contact Martin Pearl)

9am from Aldi every Sunday ( will change to 8am when there is better morning light)

(Target is for three groups, but that changes depending on turnout ). Route is posted on Viber on Saturday evenings or any change to plans as may happen.

If you’re starting back cycling after a long absence or new to the club reach out to Martin and he will advise how best to start off.

An event that was well attended by the club last year was the ‘O’ Neill Industrial Charity Cycle’ It’s on the 22nd April this year and is a cycle that would be good to target for a good club participation.

O’Neill Industrial Charity Cycle 2023 Tickets, Sat 22 Apr 2023 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

Swimming – (Point of Contact Donagh O’ Sullivan)

We hope to start outdoor swimming in May , it won’t be long in coming around. Some people keep up training in local pools ,UL, Nenagh, Ennis , Lakeside etc. It is a good time to take swim lessons for those who want to start or improve their swimming. Reach out to club members Dee Kearney and Wendy Szarnek as they might have ideas or spaces in swim sessions they are putting on over the winter /spring months.

Events are up and running per the Triathlon Ireland calendar, various run events and cycle sportives and it won’t be long before outdoor swim events start to appear. Hope you set yourself some challenges and enjoy some new and old events. There are a lot of people that will have experience of various events , if there is one you are considering doing but would like to know more about put a question on Viber and chances are someone has tried the event before and give some good advice.

Keep safe on the roads, hills and open water and enjoy the brighter days on the way.

Good luck to those taking part in events and new activities in the coming weeks in particular Crevan who is taking part in Tokyo marathon on March the 5th. Gambatte!

Yours in sport,

Doangh O’ Sullivan


Club Website :

Boru Tri Club – Swimming, Cycling & Running in Killaloe/Ballina