PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

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Morna O’Halloran and Sheila Kelly taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Morna O’Halloran and Sheila Kelly taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE weather was much kinder than last year as 150 cyclists set out from St Pat’s GAA club on Saturday morning to remember a much-loved local character.

Setting off on a bright morning, the fifth Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle saw cyclists of all ages getting on their bikes in what was for many, their first outing on the road of the year.

After bad weather saw only 70 turnout last year, this was a vast improvement and spirits were high as the participants made their way to Castleisland and back.

When they returned there was refreshments, tea and coffee in Quane’s Bar to warm the bodies.

Later on Saturday night there was an anniversary Mass in Curraheenand after that, a music session in Quane’s Bar, where hot food and refreshments were served.

Jimmy Duffy, who lived in Blennerville all his life, was a fine musician and avid cyclist.

He was 67 years old when he died as a result of smoke inhalation after fire at his home on Church Street, Blennerville, in January 2010.

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Patrick Doody and Geraldine Broderick taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Patrick Doody and Geraldine Broderick taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

John McAdams and Brian O’Shea taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

John McAdams and Brian O’Shea taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Martin Deady, Maurice Lenihan, Johnny O’Sullivan and Edward Mahony taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Martin Deady, Maurice Lenihan, Johnny O’Sullivan and Edward Mahony taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Anne O’Riordan and Angela Moloney, Joan O’Sullivan, Siobhan Cotter, Sheila Brosnan, Joan Hill, Margaret Lyons and Margaret Hayes taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Anne O’Riordan and Angela Moloney, Joan O’Sullivan, Siobhan Cotter, Sheila Brosnan, Joan Hill, Margaret Lyons and Margaret Hayes taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Jimmy O’Brien and Bernard Keane taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Jimmy O’Brien and Bernard Keane taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dinny Walsh, Aidan Hobbert, Alan Locke and John Murray taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dinny Walsh, Aidan Hobbert, Alan Locke and John Murray taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Trisha Reynolds, Kevin Boyle, Sue Holmes and Jerry Lee taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Trisha Reynolds, Kevin Boyle, Sue Holmes and Jerry Lee taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mike Griffin, Edward Barry, Peter Nolan and Frank O’Connor taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mike Griffin, Edward Barry, Peter Nolan and Frank O’Connor taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Jimmy O’Connor and Mark Ryall taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Jimmy O’Connor and Mark Ryall taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Killian O’Sullivan, Sean Lynch, Dylan O’Sullivan and Brian Stryker taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Killian O’Sullivan, Sean Lynch, Dylan O’Sullivan and Brian Stryker taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Claire Galvin and Shane Flynn taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Claire Galvin and Shane Flynn taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Jenny McGowan, Aileen Clifford and Dave Elton taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Jenny McGowan, Aileen Clifford and Dave Elton taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tom Clear, Ciara Browne, Donal Browne, Lorna Browne and Siobhan Clear taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tom Clear, Ciara Browne, Donal Browne, Lorna Browne and Siobhan Clear taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Liam Harty, Patrick Dillane and Michael O’Callaghan taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Liam Harty, Patrick Dillane and Michael O’Callaghan taking part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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