Kilcock man Cormac Daly has today joined Connacht Rugby on a short-term deal.
Daly, who is a former Ireland U20s International, previously trained with the Connacht Professional squad during the 2019/20 season.
The 6’6’’ lock will provide additional cover following a number of international call-ups and injuries in the second row. He had been playing with his club Clontarf up until the most recent lockdown and even helped himself to a try in one of their last games before games drew to a halt.
Fitness Journey Kilcock have this week partnered up with Sanity System to become Ireland’s first gym to install the medical grade sanitisation system using ozone technology.
This technology is used by organisations like the HSE, National Ambulance Service, An Garda, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, the Aviva Stadium etc and is the only system in the world with preliminary scientific evidence to prove that this system kills Covid19.
Owner of Fitness Journey Kyle Delavari is proud of the latest and most important addition to his state of the art gym as we found out when we caught up last night; “Our clients’ health, safety and well being underpins what we are all about here at Fitness Journey. We have invested in this to ensure that our facilities and equipment are sanitised everyday to protect those who use them. We hope this will offer extra peace of mind to our clients and staff”
Conn McDunphy has been crowned the ‘Elite Men’s National TT Champion’ in Co. Limerick this morning.
The Kilcock cyclist claimed the title from Nicolas Roche, who won silver, and Lindsay Watson, who was back in third.
McDunphy, who has been based in France this year with CC Nogent Oise, recorded a time of 26:29 on the 22.4km course at Knockaderry in the Newcastle West Wheelers promotion.
That was just two seconds faster than Roche (Team Sunweb), with Watson (Powerhouse Sport) in 3rd some 22 seconds off McDunphy’s winning time
Elite Men’s Time Trial National Championships 🥇 Conn McDunphy 26.29 🥈 Nicholas Roche 26.31 🥉 Lindsay Watson 26.51
McDunphy could scarcely believe he had done it as he reacted to his victory on his twitter page. “National Champ! Not sure whether to believe it or not. This is for everyone who has helped me till now. WOW”
Kildare Jockey Robbie Downey enjoyed a double at Ayr Racecourse yesterday as he partnered ‘Contact’ and ‘Baryshnikov’ to victory for trainer David Barron at the Scottish track.
Downey got the first of his double home in front after timing his run to perfection to get favourite ‘Contact’ up to pip ‘Headingley’ by a head in ‘The Gribbens Taxis Median Auction Maiden Stakes’.
The Kilcock native settled the 2 year old early in the race, making headway to chase the leaders from the two furlong marker, keeping on well inside the final furlong, before pipping ‘Headingley’ and Jason Hart on the line to take the win by a head, with ‘Berry Edge’ back in third.
Two hours later, Downey and Barron were back in the winners enclosure with the ‘Baryshnikov’. Downey had the 4-year-old was towards the rear early on but like when onboard ‘Contact’, he slowly made headway, though on this occasion the pair got to the front to lead narrowly at the 1f pole and despite edging left on the run in, they kept on to win by 3/4 of a length.
It was the second time in the space of three weeks that Downey had got ‘Baryshnikov’ home in front, after their victory at Chester on September 11th.