Jun 14

Official presentation of our new club bus


Official presentation of our new club bus from Tim Reen or Reens Rathmore our main sponsor since the club began to Tim Murphy our juvenile officer. We started this project 2 years ago and with great work from all our members, great support from Reen Rathmore & Peugeot and generosity of everyone that supported us this would not have been possible. You have probably seen in on the road recently and will continue to do so for many years to come. It’s helping us promote cycling to juveniles in the area. This weekend we head to Blarney for the Munster Champs.

Jun 14

Tour of Sliabh Luachra 2017


Mar 06

Juvenile Training

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club was established in July 2012 with the juvenile section of the Club commencing in 2105.

Juveniles are the long term development for our Cycling Club. We are currently recruiting new juvenile members to join our Club.  The juveniles will need to be in 5th or 6th class in National School or in Secondary level education. We have a number of experienced adults trained by Cycling Ireland in foundation coaching who will coach these new members.

Our plan for 2017 is to commence coaching the new members with a 4-6 week training block in a local national school ground. During this period our new members will learn various bike skills that will ensure they are confident, safe and courteous cyclists when on the road. After several weeks of training we take the kids to leisure events locally (in our newly purchased Club Minibus) to challenge themselves at longer distance and with a little bit more experience we will participate in competitive races for those who wish to do so.

Our open night for parents and new juvenile members is

Thursday night March 16th

in Teach Iosagin Rathmore (at the rear of Church)

at 8pm

with juvenile training to commence on the following

Saturday (18th March) at 9am. Feel free to come along on the night.


Tim Murphy – Juvenile Officer 0863880410

Donie Kelleher – Chairman 0877501012

May 24

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Juvenile Club

5Sliabh Luachra CC was established in July 2012 and from the very start we wanted to have a juvenile sector of the club. Juveniles are the long development of the future of any club of any sport. Cycling is a sport that was huge in the 80’s and early 90’s in Ireland mainly due to the success of Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche on the international circuit and that encouraged young boys and girls to cycle there bikes. Underage competition was buzzing in towns and villages all over the country but in late 90’s and early 00’s it died away for various reasons. Thanks to the Irish government introducing the bike to work scheme in 2006/07 it has sent cycling as a hobby to adults into overdrive and has been the reason many new cycling clubs around the country have been created like ours. In turn many of these clubs have since commenced with their juveniles. Since we were just starting in 2012 we felt we needed a bit of time to find our feet and build experience before starting our juveniles so we did in January 2015. We started with having 4 experienced adults trained by Cycling Ireland in foundation coaching when this was completed we started our juveniles with 4 weeks in the a local national school grounds learning various bike skills that would enhance them to be confident, safe and courteous cyclist when on the road. After several weeks of training we take the kids to leisure events  locally to challenge themselves at longer distance and with a little bit more experience we head off to competitive races.  In our first year we had 38 juveniles inclusive of both boys and girls.


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May 11

Memories from the Tour of Sliabh Luachra 2015

Memories from the Tour of Sliabh Luachra 2015

Looking forward to welcoming you to the Tour of Sliabh Luachra 2016


Apr 04

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Juvenile Club fundraiser draw results

The draw for our fundraiser in aid of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Juvenile Club took place on Friday 1st April in Reens Garage, Rathmore.

Thank you to everyone that helped to make this a success, whether it was buying or selling tickets,

and a very big thank you to the club members that worked tirelessly to make this the success that it is.

Judicators were Garda David Woods, Diarmuid McCarthy Principal of Rathmore NS. and

John O Neil co – founder and ex manager of Rathmore Credit Union.

On the night Donie Kelleher, club chairman presented Tara Kissane, Almha Russell Kissane, Kerry Eagar from Killarney CC and Shauna O Connor from Sliabh Luachra CC with their 2015 County Championships medals.


Music was provided by the talented “Sunday cure”


1st prize was drawn by Peugeot and Reens  garage  ambassador Aislin Desmond Kerry ladies captain went to Timmy O’Connor, Barna, Scartaglen, Co Kerry.

2nd prize was drawn by Denis O Shea from the Little Bike Shop went to Danny Fitzpatrick, Taur, Newmarket, Co Cork.

3rd prize drawn by Eoin Herlihy our best juvenile seller (160 tickets) went to Catherine Walsh, Cullen, Mallow, Co Cork

4th drawn by Patricia McCarthy went to Phil O’Grady, 1 Birchill, Aghadoe, Killarney.

5th by Danny Healy Rae TD went to Aengus O’Leary, Ventilation, Gneeveguilla, Co Kerry.

6th prize was drawn by the Denis Moynihan from Denis Moynihan Tyres, Rathmore went Helen McGee, Beheenaugh, Headford, Co Kerry.

7th prize by Jerry O Sullivan our adult member best seller 300 tickets went to Sean O’Keeffe, Baunard, Gneeveguilla, Co Kerry.





Mar 03

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club 2015

Feb 26

Tour of Sliabh Luachra 2016

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Feb 03

Beginner Starter program

Thinking of taking up cycling?
Cycling for a while and would like to meet likeminded people?
We will be running a six week beginner/starter program.
Date – Sunday 14th February
Time –9.30 a.m.
Venue – Teach Iosagain, Rathmore
Contact – 0877023562
or email sliabhluachracyclingclub@gmail.com
The first session will be indoors and won’t be weather dependent.
Don’t forget to bring your bicycle!!


Jul 04

Kerry Cycling Blog

A well written account of the Tour of Sliabh Luachra 2015

by the

Kerry Cycling Blog 



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