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Meatball’s with Spaghetti

Janet has shared some wholesome nutritous meals with us, give them a try while training this summer!

Meatballs with wholegrain spaghetti


  • Meatballs
  • 1 jar of Janet’s Just Delicious Classic Roast Tomato SauceEtape Connemara training food
  • Fresh wholegrain spaghetti
  • Fresh shavings of parmesan cheese
  • Fresh coriander finely chopped


  • Pan fry the meatballs until fully cooked in a little olive/rapeseed oil
  • Heat the pasta sauce.  Either in a pot or take off the jar lid and heat in the microwave
  • Cook and drain the spaghetti
  • Serve the spaghetti with the meatballs on top and then pour over the pasta sauce
  • Garnish with the fresh coriander and parmesan cheese


Simply delicious in 15 minutes !

Full range of Janets Just Delicious sauces here.

Janet Just Delicious Sponsor Etape Connemara

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Launching Étape Connemara 2016

Left to Right: Gavan Hennigan, Irish Extreme Environment Athlete, Edwina Treacy, Fundraising Events Manager Croi and Ronan Graham Personal Trainer and adventure athlete.

Left to Right: Gavan Hennigan, Irish Extreme Environment Athlete, Edwina Treacy, Fundraising Events Manager Croi and Ronan Graham Personal Trainer and adventure athlete.

Sunday, 21st August 2016 will see the return of the fourth Étape Connemara. This popular chip timed cycle sportive attracts riders both nationally and internationally taking in the stunning rugged landscape of Connemara. Cyclists can choose from a 100km or a 150km course and is open to both club and leisure riders. The event is all in aid of Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity based in Galway. In the last three years the Étape has helped to generate much needed funds for the charity and already there is huge interest in this year’s event with over 100 cyclists already registered. This year Étape Connemara is delighted to announce the appointment of Edwina Treacy to the role of Fundraising Events Manager with Croi Heart and Stroke Charity and welcome Brian Clancy to the role of Race Director for the 2016 event.

Pictured at the launch of the event Gavan Hennigan Irish Extreme Environment Athlete said “It is great to be involved with Étape Connemara 2016 there is nothing like a challenge to get people motivated and involved!” Hennigan is currently training for his next mammoth adventure completely solo and unsupported, bidding to be one of only a handful of people on the planet to have rowed the Atlantic Ocean.

Participants compete against the clock to complete theREGISTER FOR THE ETAPE CONNEMARA challenging 100km and 150km routes through Connemara, where their finishing time becomes the target to beat the following year. For individuals, this is a great opportunity to challenge yourself against some of the best club cyclists in the country. For clubs, Étape Connemara encourages members to work together and push themselves without the pressure of an official race, but still getting an official time!

Departing from Croí House in Newcastle, Galway, cyclists will take in Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross, The Maam Valley, Clonbur, Finny, Lough Na Fooey before heading back to Galway for a well earned BBQ at Croí House.

Croí expect this year will be the biggest Étape Connemara to date with 500 cyclists predicted to take part. Any individual or club wishing to take up the challenge and help support Croí should contact Croí Fundraising Events Manager, Edwina Treacy, Tel: 091 542404 or Email: edwina@croi.ie. The entry fee is €45 early bird until July 31st.

For more information about the event contact;

Edwina Treacy

Fundraising Events Manager

Croi Heart and Stroke Charity

091 542404


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New sponsor Just Delicious for 2016 Etape Connemara!

Etape Connemara welcome new sponsor on board for 2016!

Janet’s Country Fayre is an award winning Irish Food company producing a range of relishes, chutneys, pasta sauces, ketchup, salsas, pestos, vinaigrettes, marinades. The company was set up in 2007 and is based at the foothills of the Wicklow mountains, in Kilcoole, County Wicklow – the county otherwise known as the Garden of Ireland.

All products are handmade in small batches using traditional recipes that symbolise all that is best in Irish artisan food production with taste, quality and goodness being at the heart of Janet’s Country Fayre. Only the very best ingredients are used in every jar and Irish ingredients are sourced, wherever possible.

Janet has shared some wholesome nutritous meals with us, give them a try while training this July!

Chickpea and courgette bruschetta 



  • 1 small tin of chickpeas – rinsed and drained
  • 1 small fresh irish grown courgette – split down the middle and diced
  • Janet’s Just Delicious Roast Red Pepper & Rosemary Pasta Sauce
  • 2 panini – sliced in two and lightly toasted
  • Fresh shavings of parmesan cheese
  • A handful of fresh baby spinach leaves
  • A little drizzle of olive oil


  • Sweat the diced courgette in a little olive oil – al dente ( not soggy!)
  • Then add in the drained chick peas and half a jar of pasta sauce, heat through.
  • Toast the panini halves and then drizzle a little olive oil over the 4 halves.
  • Pile on the chickpea and courgette sauce.  Scatter over the fresh parmesan shavings.  Serve with the fresh baby spinach leaves.

Simply delicious in 10 minutes !

More reciepes to follow in the coming weeks or checkout www.justdelicious.ie

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Étape Connemara 2016 Registration Opens

Registration for Étape Connemara 2016 is open with 100km and 150km options in this unique Chip Timed Sportif through the rugged beauty of Connemara. A chance to set down a time either solo or working with your club and cycle mates, a not to be missed event fast becoming a must do on the Irish Cycle Calendar. And all for charity with all proceeds going to Croi the West of Ireland Stroke and Heart Charity.

Click here to register  – Register Now

On the day image

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2015 Etape Connemara Results

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Over 300 riders took part in the 3rd Annual Etape Connemara Chip Timed Sportive on Sunday August 16th 2015. Riders had the option of a 100km or 150km route with tough climbs and amazing scenery throughout.

Click Here for 150km Results

Click Here for 100km Results 

Note: Due to some heavy downpours of rain our timing company had some technical difficulty with chip timing riders at different sections. If you feel your time needs correction please contact Barry at barry@croi.ie 

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DHKN Announced as Main Sponsors of Etape Connemara

DHKN Photo launch

Pictured at the launch of the DHKN Sponsorship of Etape Connemara were: L to R: Nigel Forde (Nigel’s Cycle Store), Barry McCann (Croí), Stephen Crowley, (Partner, DHKN), Proinsias Kitt (Managing Partner, DHKN)


Organisers of Etape Connemara are delighted to announce that DHKN Chartered Accountants have been confirmed as main sponsors of the Etape Connemara 2015.  The Galway based firm has a long standing relationship with Croí, the charity behind Etape Connemara.

Speaking at the launch, DHKN Partner Stephen Crowley said “We are delighted to come on board with this fantastic charity event.  As a participant in the Etape Connemara Charity Cycle for the last two years I am delighted to associate DHKN with such a professionally managed event.  Croí is a charity that touches many families throughout the West of Ireland and their work within the community is simply life-saving” he added.

With offices in both Galway and Dublin and employing over 80 professionals, DHKN continue to lead the way in advising clients across a board range of accounting, taxation, corporate finance and other advisory services.

Find out more at www.DHKN.ie



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Zurich Life announced as associate sponsors for 2015


Croi And Zurich - Launch Pic for webBarry McCann of Croí is pictured with Padraic Benson of Zurich Life at the announcement of Zurich’s sponsorship of the 2015 Etape Connemara. 



About Zurich Life

Zurich Life Assurance plc (‘Zurich Life’) is one of Ireland’s most successful life insurance companies, offering a full range of Pension, Investment and Protection products. They have been meeting customers’ needs in Ireland for over 30 years. The Zurich investment team, based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, is responsible for funds under management of approximately €17.9 billion, of which pension assets amount to €9.6 billion (as at 31 December 2014).

The company have won a number of industry service awards, including the Professional Insurance Brokers Association ‘Broker Service Award of Excellence’ eight times in a row (2002 – 2010) and the Irish Brokers Association ‘Service Excellence Award’ fourteen times (most recently in 2009). In 2013, Zurich Life was awarded first place as the Most Reputable Financial Services Company in Ireland (source: RepTrak 2013 study), and was also selected as ‘Best in Financial Services’ at the In Business Editor’s Choice Awards, presented by Chambers Ireland.

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With more than 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. The Group is head-quartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872.

Learn more on www.zurichlife.ie 

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New Pro-Fit Etape Jersey for 2015


The 2015 Étape Connemara is gathering momentum with entries coming in from all over the country. This event is targeted at both club and leisure riders, but to make this event stand out from the crowd, we have designed  a pro-fit cycling jersey with our partners Titan Sports. This jersey will be sleek, fitted and a real eye-turner. The jersey is included in the €60 entry fee, or will be available to purchase on the day for €40.

Étape Connemara Pro Fit Jersey

This jersey is included in the €60 entry fee for the 2015 Étape Connemara Event.

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TG4 2015 Tour De France Timetable

TG4_logo_(gradient)_RGBTG4 has announced details of its exclusive live television coverage of Tour de France 2015, the most famous cycling race in the world. All three weeks of the Tour will be broadcast live on www.tg4.tv and on TG4 Television. There will be an average of three hours of live coverage each day as well as a 30 minute highlights package every night that will include previews, cyclist profiles, results, interviews and reports.


Date Stage Broadcast Time

4 July Utrecht >> Utrecht 12:55pm
5 July Utrecht >> Zélande 12:10pm
6 July Anvers >> Huy 12:05
7 July Seraing >> Cambrai 1.10pm
8 July Arras Communauté Urbaine >> Amiensx Métropole 1.10pm
9 July Abbeville >> La Havre 1.10pm
10 July Livarot >> Fougères 1.10pm
11 July Rennes >> Mûr-de-Bretagne 1.10pm
12 July Vannes >> Plumelec 1.55pm
13 July REST DAY – Pau
14 July Tarbes >> La Pierre-Saint-Martin 1.10pm
15 July Pau >> Cauterets – Vallée de Saint-Savin 1.10pm
16 July Lannemezan >> Playeau de Beille 10.05am
17 July Muret >> Rodez 1.10pm
18 July Rodez >> Mende 1.10pm
19 July Mende >> Valence 1.10pm
20 July Bourg-de-Péage >> Gap 1.10pm
21 July REST DAY – Gap
22 July Digne-les-Bains >> Pra Loup 1.10pm
23 July Gap >> Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne 1.10pm
24 July Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne >> La Toussuire – Les Sybelles 12.15pm
25 July Modane Valfréjus >> Aple d’Huez 12.05pm
26 July Sèvres – Grand Paris Seine Uuest >> Paris Champs-Elysées 3.10pm



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