The Great Western Lakes Sortif Ballinrobe

CYCLISTS are being encouraged to get their pulses racing for this year’s Great Western Lakes Sportif on June 24.

The annual event has two routes, a challenging route of 135km and an achievable 85km for those hoping to take in the sights of the picturesque route.

This year, proceeds will go to heart and stroke charity Croí, in memory of late club member John Cummins.


Event facilitator Padraig Marrey said the club felt it was appropriate to honour one of its dedicated members who served the club well.

Vincent Cummins, club member and brother of the late Mr Cummins thanked the club for honouring John’s memory.

“On behalf of the Cummins family, I would like to thank the club. It’s great John is being recognised in this way. He was an active member and served on the committee and we really appreciate this,” said Mr Cummins.

Starting in Ballinrobe town, the 135km route takes the cyclist to Partry passing Lough Carra on your right.

Turning left towards Tourmakeady, the vast expanse of Lough Mask appears to your left.

Leaving Lough Mask, it’s time for the climb towards Maamtrasna, and on the descent, Loch na Fooey comes into view. Then a further climb towards Aill Dubh with a spectacular descent.

At the bottom, it’s decision time. Left will take you home via Maam, Corr na Mona and Clonbur for the shorter 85k distance, and right, towards Leenane and you are on the longer 135k route. This route, for the more experienced cyclist, takes in stunning views of Killary Harbour, Inagh Valley, Maam Cross and Lough Corrib.

Sign on at 7.30am on June 24th at the Western Lakes CC cycling centre, Kilmaine Road Ballinrobe, Co Mayo.

The 135km route leaves at 9 am sharp while cyclists taking on the 85km challenge hit the road at 9.30am.

For more info and entry see For more info click here or Email for additional info or ring 087 7992857.

TT event in Claremorris canceled

Apologies for the short notice but tonight’s TT in Claremorris is canceled due to the inclement weather conditions. The section of the route along the N17 is too dangerous for cycling. Apologies for the inconvenience but as always safety comes first.

Croi Cycle tomorrow

A number of the Tri-Lakes crew are meeting at 7am in Headford to complete the 120km Croi cycle.

Kilconly TT results

Once again we had a brilliant night in Kilconly, thanks to Murt and all the people who volunteered.

The results are in!


1 Gail Molloy 00:37:51 26.18
2 Hilary Hughes 00:25:51 39.36
3 Sinead Waters 00:31:17 32.84
4 Mary Corless 00:30:14 34.64
5 Tomas Boyle 00:36:23 28.86
6 John Joe Higgins 00:32:02 33.69
7 Therese Murray 00:31:07 35.41
8 Seamus Glynn 00:34:24 32.17
9 Ian McNamara 00:34:30 32.60
10 Terry Costello 00:31:46 36.54
11 Brian Og McNamara 00:32:12 36.63
12 Damien Burke 00:36:15 32.33
13 Nick Skehan 00:34:55 34.42
14 Aidan Gill 00:31:29 39.95
15 Darragh McShane 00:34:21 36.42
16 Paul Fay 00:41:24 29.28
17 Kevin Coen 00:37:42 33.49
18 James Marshall Hughes 00:37:07 34.78
19 Stephen & Leo 00:34:16 39.49
21 Ronan Flanagan 00:38:55 34.42
22 Lee Saville 00:39:56 33.80
23 Damien Mannion 00:41:18 32.82
24 Damien Faherty 00:40:35 34.22
25 Emmett O’Looney 00:39:58 35.61
26 Stephen Hughes 00:41:01 34.91
27 Joe Moran 00:41:46 34.60
28 John Mullin 00:38:42 39.60
29 Paul Joyce 00:39:54 38.50
30 Dave Stephens 00:39:56 39.22
31 Pat Reilly 00:40:38 38.91
32 Mark Quigley 00:39:40 41.32
33 Francis Toher 00:41:09 39.68
TT Bike

Round 1 TT results Caherlistrane

The results are in from the first round of our Time Trial Series.

Thanks to Murt and all of the other volunteers for all the help, Andrew for the use of the gym and all the tea makers and sandwich makers and bakers alike.

Bernie Glavin Corofin AC 0:00:30 17.80
Gail Molloy Tri Lakes 0:01:00 00:42:54 00:41:54 17.80 25.49
Barbara Cunningham Tri Lakes 0:01:30 00:36:27 00:34:57 17.80 30.56
Sinead Waters 0:02:00 00:33:48 00:31:48 17.80 33.58
NA 0:02:30 ################# 17.80
NA 0:03:00 ################# 17.80
Nick Skehan 0:03:30 00:35:47 00:32:17 17.80 33.08
Niall Waters 0:04:00 00:32:30 00:28:30 17.80 37.47
Colin Lee 0:04:30 00:35:53 00:31:23 17.80 34.03
Rory O’Connell 0:05:00 00:37:42 00:32:42 17.80 32.66
Ian McNamara 0:06:00 00:38:20 00:32:20 17.80 33.03
John Joe Higgins 0:06:30 00:38:10 00:31:40 17.80 33.73
Damien Mannion 0:07:00 00:39:37 00:32:37 17.80 32.74
Damien Faherty 0:07:30 00:38:11 00:30:41 17.80 34.81
Lee Saville 0:08:00 00:38:06 00:30:06 17.80 35.48
NA 0:08:30 ################# 17.80
Ronan Flanagan 0:09:00 00:39:20 00:30:20 17.80 35.21
Aidan Gill 0:09:30 00:35:51 00:26:21 17.80 40.53
Mary Corless 0:10:00 00:38:05 00:28:05 17.80 38.03
Paul Joyce 0:10:30 00:38:00 00:27:30 17.80 38.84
Stephen & Leo 0:11:00 00:37:58 00:26:58 17.80 39.60
Neil Campbell 0:11:30 00:43:37 00:32:07 17.80 33.25
Stephen Hughes 0:12:00 00:42:25 00:30:25 17.80 35.11
Terry Costelloe 0:12:30 00:41:27 00:28:57 17.80 36.89
Emmett O’Looney 0:13:00 00:43:06 00:30:06 17.80 35.48
Mer Lulling 0:13:30 00:41:42 00:28:12 17.80 37.87
Pat Reilly 0:14:00 00:41:27 00:27:27 17.80 38.91
Darragh McShane 0:14:30 00:43:02 00:28:32 17.80 37.43
Francis Toher 0:15:00 00:41:23 00:26:23 17.80 40.48
John Mullin 0:15:30 00:42:12 00:26:42 17.80 40.00

Time Trial Series 2018

Welcome to our Time Trial Series 2018. Tri-Lakes Triathlon Club has been running this very popular event since 2010. Below is some general information, explanation of scoring system and maps and details for each time trial.

What is a Time Trial

A Time Trial is an individual race against the clock. It is also known as ‘the race of truth’; there is nowhere to hide, no-one to draft off, just you, your bike, the clock and the beating of your heart.

You will automatically get your personal best (PB) time in your first Time Trial and that is your target to aim at the next time. First and foremost in a Time Trial, you’re racing against yourself and over the 5 weeks, you will hopefully see a big improvement in your TT times. However, there is also a leaderboard; the person with the fastest time wins the race (see next page for more on the scoring system)

Even though the TT’s are a competitive series, (more so for some than others!), it is also a very sociable event, with refreshments and a chat after each race.

How does the scoring work?

  • The timing for the TT’s is taken very seriously. There is plenty of competition throughout the whole participant list, not just for the top places.
  • The event is scored as a series of 5 races with the best 4 results for each competitor included in the final point score.
  • Points are scored based on how close each competitor comes to the winning time at each event – by doing it this way the different environmental conditions, course lengths, and locations are neutralized in the scoring system.
  • The scoring calculation for each event in the series works as follows: The winning time at the event gets 1000 points. For every other participant, their score is calculated using the fraction of the winning time relative to their finish time.
  • For example, if the winning time was 30:00 minutes and another participant finished at 31:15 minutes, the winner gets 1000 points, the runner-up gets (30:00/31:15 x1000) = 960 points.
  • Simple as that!



General Information

  • Sign on each evening from 6.30pm with the first rider off at 7.30pm.
  • Riders leave in 30-second intervals from a starting ramp.
  • Please call out your race number as you cross the finish line. This is VERY important,
  • Every participant will receive a Tri-Lakes buff, kindly sponsored by Murray Timber
  • Employees of our sponsors may enter free of charge on their designated evening.
  • Please stay safe whilst cycling. The TT’s take place on open roads. Obey the rules of the roads and listen to the marshals.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Gary Higgins – Applegreen

CBE – Claremorris

Murray Timber Group

Walshe’s Pharmacy – Tuam

Door Motion – Tuam

Leafe and Bean – Tuam

Monkey Business – Galway

For further info feel free to contact Murt Cooney (087)8159121 or Petrina Mitchell (087)9089393.



Garmin Connect

Why not join the TriLakes Garmin Connect Group and link your training with fellow athletes.


Source: Garmin Connect

Whats App Group rules

The Whatsapp group belongs to everyone!

If you’re looking for a training buddy or have a query or want to share some info, feel free to use it.

It can be a great starting point. However, there are over 100 people listening so keep it to the point!

Then if your chat is going into a long thread, you can move off this rather large group chat and finish discussion elsewhere.

So if you see a query unanswered, it’s usually because the person was contacted privately, not that no-one responded!

Joey Hannan coming up!

Joey Hannan Triathlon Limerick Sunday 29th April

This Triathlon has always been a big favourite of Tri Lakes.

Because it’s on early in the season and also has a pool swim, it appeals to many, especially those new to triathlon.

Because we can’t have the same people winning all the prizes!!!! this time we will have ‘Predict your Time’ awards.

Whoever gets closest to their predicted time wins the prize! Regardless of how slow or fast, you are!

So, to be in with a chance to win, guess your finish time and send it to Fiona (086)3855254 or Anne Marie (087)7954993 or if you’re brave enough, post it on WhatsApp!!