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8 years 1 month ago #8468 by Tony McDowell
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Hi Guys, I have just joined the club last month and I am looking forward to meeting you all. I found this old photo in an old Irish Cycling review from 1990
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8 years 1 month ago #8471 by Brian Mc
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Thanks for sharing! Can anyone put a few more names to faces?

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8 years 1 month ago #8474 by Paraic Morrissey
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My tuppensworth ... Looks like Scott MacDonald in the middle , hands on saddle , and Robbie Lawless on far right , hands on bars . That's all I can venture .


Paraic.

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8 years 1 month ago #8475 by Dick O'Brien
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Aidan Hammond, second from left?

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8 years 1 month ago - 8 years 1 month ago #8478 by Dave Mc
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Aidan Hammond, second from left?

That's Darren Condon, an outstanding Junior at the time. In addition to winning the final stage of the Gorey he later in the year won two stages of the Ras Dun na nGall and second on GC, and continued on to win a stage of the Junior Tour and second overall.
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8 years 1 month ago #8479 by Dave Mc
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I'm going out on a limb here, but 1st on the left looks like Philip Collins.

Phil was another super talent, and was a first year junior at that time. Late in the Summer of that year he placed 5th in the Elite Men's 10 mile TT champs, at the ripe old age of 16.

Phil moved on from Orwell to the Irish Road Club the following year, with whom he won about 20 National titles at 10 Mile, 25 Mile, 50 Mile and Pursuit, culminating with his representing Ireland on the track in the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. He set a string of National records, some if which were still in the record books until the last few years.

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8 years 1 month ago #8480 by Dave Mc
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Third from the left is Brian O'Sullivan, he was gone well before my time so I wouldn't know him but for Dave Tansey identifying him for me.

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8 years 1 month ago #8481 by David Sheedy
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Ivan Healy third in from the right.....

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8 years 1 month ago #8482 by Dave Mc
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Hardest to be sure because of the cap, but I'm reasonably sure that 4th from the left is Eamon Byrne.

Eamon was another mega talented Junior, again only 16 at the time. While he won an awful lot in a short space of time his most famous result by a long way was in 1993, when he won the Ras Tailteann overall in the colours of the Irish team. He remains one of the youngest (the youngest?) winner of the Ras.

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8 years 1 month ago - 8 years 1 month ago #8483 by Brian Mc
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Between this thread and with some hints from Aidan Hammond and John Marron on Facebook , it looks like we have, L-R:

Philip Collins, Darren Condon, Brian O'Sullivan, Eamon Byrne, Scott McDonald, Padraic Bohen, Deccie Byrne, Ivan Healy, Darragh Buckley, Robbie Lawless
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8 years 1 month ago #8484 by Dave Mc
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Between this thread and with some hints from Aidan Hammond and John Marron on Facebook , it looks like we have, L-R:

Philip Collins, Darren Condon, Brian O'Sullivan, Eamon Byrne, Scott McDonald, Padraic Bohen, Deccie or Eamon Byrne, Ivan Healy, Darragh Buckley, Robbie Lawless

Dammit, I was getting there!

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8 years 1 month ago #8485 by David Halpin
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Wow, that's a blast from the past. I think the third from the left is Brendan Ward. I went to school with Collins, Condon and Ward, the first guy doesn't look like Collins but I could be wrong?

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8 years 1 month ago #8486 by Dick O'Brien
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Funny, I thought he was the spit of Brendan Ward too, but I didn't know he'd cycled for Orwell.

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8 years 1 month ago #8487 by David Halpin
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Got that wrong, fourth from the left looks like Ward.

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8 years 1 month ago #8491 by Fergal Quinn
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I finished 2nd to Phil Collins in the club's U16 25m TT in '88 (there was only 2 of us entered, he was 20 mins faster!) That's not Phil in the picture, he was a lot bigger guy.
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8 years 1 month ago #8492 by Dave Mc
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I finished 2nd to Phil Collins in the club's U16 25m TT in '88 ...

I'd have finished the sentence there, it reads better that way ;-)
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