A sad week with the loss of our long serving and esteemed members, Conal Higgins, after a short illness on Wednesday. The Members and Committee wish to extend their condolences to the entire Higgins family but especially to Mo and her children.
As a result of Conal’s passing the race scheduled to take place on Thursday night was deferred and a large group of members gathered and joined with Paul O’D, Damien and Paul M to share their warm memories of shared times extending back over 40 years with the group, followed by a lap together on the race circuit.
As a mark of respect a group of club members will ride with the cortege on Saturday and provide a guard of honour in club colours at the church.
I include an excerpt from Rip.ie for your information-
Conal Higgins of Bray, Co. Wicklow and formerly of Monkstown and Killiney, Co. Dublin, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 after a short illness fought with great courage and dignity. Beloved youngest son of the late Kevin and Anne Higgins, much loved husband and soulmate of Maureen, devoted father and best friend of his children Sarah, Shóna, Conal Jnr., Caolán, Laura and the late baby Francis, adored “Grangrand” and “Super Hero” of Brodie, Braxson and Noah. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family, siblings Fionnuala, Morna, James, Fintan and by his extended family and friends.
Removal from his home on Saturday morning (June 19) at 11.30am to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Main Street, Bray arriving for a Funeral Service at 12.00noon (Limited to 50 people) followed by cremation at Glasnevin Crematorium.
*Remember also in advance of any club event all members must register their intention to participate on the CI booking system. Please do not turn up on the day without pre-booking using the app. It is also recommended that you might wish to carry a buff or mask, make sure you wear your new free Sorrento mask…
Saturday 19th June, The Saturday Training Spin !
Meet: Grove Bar, Willow Grove @ 9.30am. Leaving Promptly !
Lead by Aidan this week. A group tour and as a mark of respect to Conal the group will ride with the cortege from his home to the church.
Sunday 20th June, The Sunday Easy Tour Spin !
Group 1 Meet: Grove Bar, Willow Grove @ 9.30am. Leaving Promptly at 10am!Lead by Paul Murray this week, a moderate pace of 70kms with coffee on our return. When using the sign on use 9am as the start time as it only accepts hourly blocks.
Group 2 Meet: Grove Bar, Willow Grove @ 10.00am. Leaving Promptly at 10am! Lead by Eileen/Margaret and covering a route of approximately 50kms with coffee on return.