Category Archives: Sport

Sporting events that Balooz have attended, either participating or to photograph and film.

Eyeries 5 Mile 2015

Eyeries 5 Mile 2015 was held on a beautiful November day in the picturesque village on the Beara Peninsula. A fine turn out of participants. Serious athletes through to those who the taking part is as important as the winning.

The events main sponsors were The Edge of Cork city and Supervalu from Castletownbere.

Watch a short video here

Eyeries 5 Mile 2015

Eyeries 5 Mile 2015

Eyeries 5 Mile 2015

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This site is run by Richie Hodges the film is copyright protected which means that as I made it, I own it, and anybody who copies it and or modifies it is actually doing something quite wrong… But that is just the small print…. Been a month since my last film as I was so upset about what happened to one of my films.

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National Hill Climb Championships 2015

National Hill Climb Championships 2015 took place on the 3rd of October. Organised very well by the Valley Wheelers Cycling Club of Ballingeary, in Co. Cork. It was a tough circuit of over 6 KM starting with the first half of fast rolling countryside but ending with a steep climb of over 2 KM to the finish line. Over 50 riders took part and the club were fortunate to get some podium places for their own members. It was a great day out and hope all enjoyed themselves.

Should be possible to spot yourself in the video. My Neil rode the circuit before hand with the camera to get some riding shots.

National Hill Climb Championships 2015

National Hill Climb Championships 2015

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This site is maintaned by richie hodges click here for Valley Wheelers

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Wild Atlantic Challenge

Wild Atlantic Challenge event organised by the Lehanmore Community Centre was a tough task. Ride 120KM from Lehanmore across tough roads to Cronin’s yard. Where other people would join the cyclists to climb Carrauntoohil. The highest mountain in Ireland at 1039 meters. Participants had the chance to do both or one of the challenges.

Breakfast was served at six am and then 20 cyclists set off on the tough cycle, with 1300meters of height gain to get them to Cronin’s yard. On the way breakfast was supplied by Supervalu of Kenmare, thanks. Arriving at Cronin’s for about 1PM the cyclists met up with the walkers and in all about 40 people walked up and down the hill in between four and six hours.

Money was raised for Kerry Mountain Rescue and Lehanmore Community centre. Lots of laughs were had during and after the BBQ supplied by the Kerry Mountain Rescue team.

A great event and if it happens again should not be missed. Many thanks to the organisers.

Watch a video here

Wild Atlantic Challenge

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PJ and Mathew on the top

Of course if you want more information about Lehanmore try here

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