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The Echo 7 Feb 2013
Hard Working Parents Keep Track Open
In the mean time here’s a photo of the piece (we will try get a better quality one soon).
Lenister Leader 4 Sept 2012
Astroturf pitches & BMX track planned for outskirts of Naas
PLANS are afoot to develop astroturf pitches and a BMX bike track on a greenfield site outside Naas.
A four-and-a-half acre plot at the IDA Business Park at Blessington Road (behind the AIB building) has been earmarked as the location for the development.
The planning application, made in the name of Conor Carruthers, is for five pitches of 600 square metres, a two-storey clubhouse occupying 361 square metres as well as a BMX track measuring some 340 metres.
It also embraces a smaller BMX clubhouse, floodlighting and 129 car park spaces.
The application was prepared by Naas-based consulting engineer Conor Furey.
The Vacant Site in Naas.
The Leader was unable to make contact with Mr. Carruthers and it is not clear how much the project will cost or the potential for job creation.
The IDA has already indicated it has no objection to the plan provided it meets regulatory requirements such as planning permission.
A traffic report compiled as part of the application indicates that the junction which serves the area can deal with the additional traffic.
The report used traffic flows for a similar facility at Red Lane, Newbridge, for comparison.
“The junction arrangements to access the site can operate satisfactorily in accommodating the levels and types of traffic likely to be generated by the development,” the report says.
The report also notes that the access road to the business park ends in a cul de sac adjacent to the site and “this could form part of a possible future Naas link road.”
It further suggests that levels of car ownership will not fluctuate significantly so traffic growth will be limited.
Submissions about the plan can be made by September 24 and Naas Town Council is expected to decide on the application by October 15.
- Paul O’Meara
Story published HERE.
Irish Times article 9th August 2012
The Minority Sport Report
Watching a four-year-old on his first BMX bike navigating the track in Co Meath is as good as winning gold, says former racer Eamonn Wyer.
“It kills me not to be at the top myself. I’m too slow, too old,” he says quietly. “But I’m 43 and for me it’s winning just to see the sport back again.
“It never dawned on me to compete at that (international) level again, this is flat out power. It’s 400m around, that’s Usain Bolt by four you know.”
Continue Reading HERE.
Provisional results from the inaugural G-Ride race at Glendalough Estate, Anname Co. Wicklow can be found here:
Photos and Videos from the race:
- Adrian’s photos
- Max Van der Lee’s photos
- Track and Trail’s photos
- Richie Byrne’s photos
- Bespoke Cycles photos
- Mark’s Videos
- Rebecca’s photos
- Shay Barry’s photos
- Cregor Elliott’s photos
Provisional results from Round 7 of the 2011 XC NPS, held by IMBRC at Slade Valley are available here.
The results from the Team Relay event on Saturday can be found here.
NPS Race Photos
Team Relay Photos
Provisional results from round 2 of the 2011 XC NPS, held in Fermoy Co. Cork by MBCC are now available:
Photos of the race from:
Provisional results from Round 1 of the 2011 XC NPS are now available on the Chipit website.
More race photos from Shay Barry on the IMBRC site..
A group of riders from MADMTB set off from Dublin yesterday for an eagerly anticipated test spin around the superbly engineered NPS #1 track in Bellurgan Park Co. Louth, which had previously been used for last year’s Leinster League race (and also the 12hr Bellurgan challenge).
See the video below, or watch it on Vimeo