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Crotty Cup, West Clare A3 Cup, Cotter Cup 2022

  • 29-04-2022 1:51pm
    Registered Users Posts: 880 ✭✭✭

    Just a heads up registration closes on 5th May and it's online reg only, 3 races unlike before when it was hadicapped

    Event Description:


    The Crotty Cup 2022

    Saturday May 7th, 2022

    The Crotty Cup hosted by West Clare Cycling Club is one of Irelands oldest races dating back to 1934.

    The route has changed many times over the years but the passion for racing remains the same.

    Some previous winners of the Crotty Cup are Jarlath Hassett WCCC, Vincent Gleeson WCCC, Jamie McGahon WCCC Daire Feeley DD, Alan Buckley LCC and in 2019 Stephen Murphy from Black Rose.

    The Paddy Cotter Cup has also been held in high regard and the Cotter name is synonymous with cycling in Clare, some previous winners are Ger Troy BurrenCC, Alan Benson LCC, Brian Ruane Lucan CC and in 2019 Art Mozdzer Nenagh CC.

    This year we have a seperate A3 race which should be strongly contested if their last race here was anything to go by with some West Clare members already eyeing up this one.

    The Route

    Starting outside Kilrush Community School we have a little climb after 100m out of Kilrush

    then we have a mostly flat section towards the village of Cooraclare (8km) where you have left turn over the bridge.

    As you climb out of Cooraclare the road flattens again then it's on to the village of Cree (13km)

    then a left at the crossroads and on to Doonbeg (20km)

    Through Doonbeg and on to Belaha Church which is the start of today's toughest climb, it's 2km to the top then you will

    have the pleasure of seeing the beautiful Kilkee Cliffs on your decent towards Kilkee (30km)

    You will pass through Kilkee rather quickly then it's head down for the fastest section of the race heading towards Kilrush to the start/finish line (44km - 1lap)

    Entering Kilrush there is a fast downhill then it kicks up for the final sprint to the finish line so don't forget to smile for the camera ;-)

    We look forward to welcoming you all to West Clare for a great day's racing.

    A1 & A2's - 3 laps - 132km

    A3's - 2 laps - 88km

    A4's - 2 laps - 88km

    Distance - 44.25km

    Elevation Gain - 300m


    For updates see

    Sign on from 10am

    12pm start

    Kilrush Community School

    Kilrush, Co. Clare



    *** Registration Closes 9pm 5th May ***