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Five minutes with… Noel O’Neill

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Written by Dave Mc Published: 30 October 2012  FIVE+ DECADES WITH... Noel O'Neill In interview with Aideen Collard
Our long running series of rider profiles makes a return this week after a lengthy break, starting off this week with an interview with our longest serving member, Noel O'Neill. A former National Champion at Road, Track and Time Trial, and having spent almost 60 years with the club through both the good years and the bad, Noel most definitely fits the description of club legend.
Years with Orwell?
I joined Orwell in 1955 so 55 years give or take a few years with Bray Wheelers. I had three cycling careers as such, firstly before I got married, secondly when I returned to racing at International level and thirdly, after years of working as an official and coaching, I came back to cycling but never raced as a vet preferring training with the Club and touring instead.
How did you get into cycl…

VIVERE, VINCERE (UN ANELLO) E MORIRE A L.A.

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di SIMONE BASSO Sport e cultura, 6 dicembre 2019
Un mese e dieci giorni di Silverland. 
La mischia, da anni ormai, è nella Western Conference: i Lakers, a sorpresa ma non troppo consultando il calendario, sono quelli partiti meglio dai blocchi. Non sono bellissimi da vedere, ma giocano giusto, soprattutto difensivamente.
Il cartello “lavori in corso” non può coprire la grandezza di LeBron James che, a trentacinque anni (li compirà il 30 di questo mese), spiega pallacanestro ai fedeli e agli infedeli.
La possibilità di innescare quella piovra di Anthony Davis, che negli ultimi tre metri di campo – di qua e di là – è il giocatore più dominante di oggidì, ne esalta il fosforo (in abbondanza come i muscoli).
Uno scienziato di centoventi chili, che legge il gioco e passa la palla – in transizione, in post, dal pick and roll: palloni laser …

My Club: Orwell Wheelers

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by Ian Riordan The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 29, 1998
David Daly is part of the distinguished cycling family in Dundrum, Co Dublin. His father, Joe, has run the bicycle shop for nearly 50 years, and his brothers Paul and Francis were also leading cyclists with Orwell Wheelers.
The club celebrates its 50th anniversary this year [1998] as an overall cycling club for the general Dublin area. Stephen Roche started his career there under early club mentors Noel O'Neill and Paddy Doran. Today it is still based in Dundrum, with an ideal source of training routes at the foot of the Dublin mountains.
Membership:  Right now we have one of the lowest numbers, with about 35-40 members in the books. They are mostly racing or former racing cyclists, and there is a lack of new young riders coming through. We have a couple of female members also - our cheerleaders.
Status:  We were always a very enthusiastic racing club and compete in m…

Stephen Roche - The Irish LeMond

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By Owen Mulholland

Editor's note: 
Owen Mulholland was the first American journalist accredited to the Tour de France.  He covered the Tour as Americans made the transition from the objects of taunts by the superior European racers to world-beaters who have won ten Tours de France. It was a remarkable, neck-snapping change and Owen's writing conveys the excitement all Americans felt when it was happening. 
Here's his story of the 1987 Tour de France. 
Here are the 1987 Tour results, stage by stage.
For the second consecutive year an English speaker has won the greatest race in the world, The Tour de France. Irishman Stephen Roche has a lot in common with his predecessor, American Greg LeMond. Both Greg and Stephen are 27, both had illustrious amateur careers followed by a long struggle up the professional ladder, both are open and warm, almost to a fault, and both have families with two children.
Of course, the…

Pallone d’oro, il grande bluff (2004)

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Il più noto trofeo individuale compie mezzo secolo, ma non sempre è stato all’altezza della propria fama. Nel 2005, però, sarà difficile sbagliare. Se vincerà Ronaldinho, addirittura impossibile. Il trucco però è non prenderlo troppo sul serio
di Christian Giordano Guerin Sportivo, dicembre 2004
«Comunque se ne parli, purché se ne parli». Sopravvalutato, politicizzato, anacronistico, scelto da giudici corrotti o incompetenti, inutile. Povero Pallone d’oro: quante gliene hanno (abbiamo) dette, in mezzo secolo. Eppure, alla faccia delle imitazioni, anche quelle più credibili come il FIFA World Player of the Year (che dal 1991 esprime le preferenze dei Ct), continua a esistere e a far discutere. Tanto, forse troppo, certo spesso a sproposito.
Non rivela il Verbo sulla grandezza dell’Eletto, ma non esiste fuoriclasse che non ambisca a sollevarlo. Perché chi lo vince entra nella storia, dalla porta principale e passando alla cassa. E pazienza se nel percorso s’inciampa in un Belanov o in un…