Reeling in the years

The 80’s and 90’s were boom years for Irish cycling. Here are a few images courtesy of Anthony and Dick O’Gormans collection of old images

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Anthony O’Gorman smiling at the finish of his first Ras having won a stage the previous day
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Stephen Spratt with family and supporters from Dungarvan and Carrick at the finish of his first Overall Ras Victory
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The Cidona team bus had Panda mascots before Dan Martin was born
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1982 Tipp Ras team. L-R Billy Kennedy, Anthony O’Gorman, T.J Carey, Bobby Power (RIP), Larry Power, Vinnie Kelly and Paddy Power
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Dick O’Gorman winning in Clonmel
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1988 All Ireland National Championships. Anthony on the right beside Raymond ‘The God” Power about to launch his race winning attack.
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Dick winning in Carrick with Claire Moore looking on.

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Sean Kelly was able to get his photo with the Tipp team of Bobby Power, Vinnie Kelly, Paddy Power, Dick O’Gorman and Dinny McCarthy in the 1985 Ras.
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1988 All Ireland National Champion Anthony O’Gorman

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Anthony and Dick lead the Nissan Classic on the lower slopes of Knocklucas in Clonmel
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As stage start in Clonmel. Declan Lonergan, Anthony and Raymond Power all smiling before the start.

 

Barry

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