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1964 Paddy Flanagan, Kildare Wins His Second Rás Tailteann
By Eddie Dawson
Mar 17, 2007, 16:36

Rás Tailteann 

5th.- 12th. July 1964


Stage 1: Dublin To Carlow, 54 Miles
Dublin, Rathcoole, Naas, Kilcullen, Athy, Castledermot, Carlow.

Stage 2: Carlow To Cork, 118 Miles.
Carlow, Leighlinbridge, Kilkenny, Carrick-On-Suir, Dungarvan, Youghal, Midleton, Cork.

Stage 3: Cork To. Kenmare, 82 Miles.
Cork, Bandon, Dunmanway, Drimoleague, Bantry, Glengarriff, Kenmare.

Stage 4: Kenmare To Castleisland, 97 Miles.
Kenmare, Sneem, Cahirciveen, Glembeigh, Killorglin, Milltown, Tralee, Castleisland.

Stage 5: Castleisland To Galway, 114 Miles.
Castleisland, Abbeyfeale, Newcastlewest, Rathkeale, Limerick, Ennis, Gort, Ardrahan, Oranmore, Galway.

Stage 6: Galway To Castlebar, 70 Miles.
Galway, Oughterard, Maam-Cross, Leenaun, Westport, Castlebar.

Stage 7: Castlebat To Navan, 129 Miles.
Castlebar, Claremorris, Ballyhaunis, Castlerea, Ballymoe, Roscommon, Lanesboro, Longford, Casrlepollard, Delvin, Athboy, Navan.

Stage 8A: Navan To Dublin, 28 Miles. Individual Time Trial.

Stage 8B: Phoenix Park 50 Kilos Mass Start On 3 Mile Circuit.

Race Director:     Joe Christle

Stage Winners:

Shay O'Hanlon Dublin, Double Stage Winner In 64

S. Cullen Dublin Winner Of Stage 5

Stage 1:   Dublin To Carlow 54 Miles.    G. Mangan (Carlow)  2-02-00

Stage 2:   Carlow To Cork, 118 Miles.    P.Flanagan (Kildare) 5-14-00

Stage 3:   Cork To Kenmare 82 Miles.    P. Flanagan (Kildare)

Stage 4:   Kenmare To Castleisland  97 Miles.  S. O'Hanlon (Dublin)  4.50.10

Stage 5:   Castleisland To Galway  114 Miles.  S. Cullen (Dublin) 5-25-10

Stage 6:   Galway To Castlebar  76 Miles.   L.Baxter (Kildare) 3-14-00

Stage 7:    Castlebar to Navan, 134 Miles.    F. Reilly (Meath) 5-30-00

Stage 8A: Navan To Dublin T.T. 28 Miles.   S.O'Hanlon (Dublin)  54-29

Stage 8B: Phoenix Park Circuit 30 Miles.    J.Kennedy (Dublin)  1-10-16

Frank Reilly Wins The Seventh Stage Into His Home Town Of Navan

General Classification











P. Flanagan, Kildare

B. McKenna, Meath  

S. O’Hanlon, Dublin

M. Creighton Meath

J. Lonergan, Tipperary

M. O’Donoghue, Carlow

S. Lally, Dublin

R. Naylor, Dublin  

T. Reilly, Meath

S. Cullen, Dublin











Ben McKenns Meath Second Overall @1-29


Meath 1st.

Members Of The Meath Team Ben McKenna, Mick Creighton & Tom Reilly

B. McKenna, M. Creighton, T. Reilly  97-28-0

Dublin 2nd.

S. O'Hanlon, S. Lally, R. Naylor  97-28-06

Kildare 3rd.

P. Flanagan, L. Baxter, E. Flanagan 98-00-23


Paddy Flanagan & His Wife Alice


List Of Competitors 1964 Rás Tailteann


1.       F. Davey

2.       T. Burke

3.       E. McGrath

4.       J. McParland

5.       G. McKenna

6.       B. Magennis



7.       M. Callaghan

8.       D. Power

9.       B. Keane

10.    E. Keane



11.  M. Donoghue

12.  G. Mangan



13.  R. Craig

14.  O. Phelan



15.  P. Flanagan

16.  L. Baxter

17.    M. Logan

18.    E. Flanagan

19.    E. Ryan

20.    J. Halligan



21.    B. McKenna

22.    M. Collins

23.    M. Creighton

24.    T. Reilly

25.    B. Connaughton

26.    F. Reilly



27.    P. Reidy

28.    K. O’Brien

29.    J. Brislane

30.    T. Pratt

31.    M. Stack



32.    P. McCallion

33.    W. Buchannan

34.    G. Howard

35.    R. Shaw

36.    C. Rooney

37.  J. Roche


38.    L. Doran



39.    P. Neary

40.    S. Duffy

41.    W. Knowd

42.    J. Gaughran

43.  P. Sargent



44.    E. Sheehan

45.    J. Drumm

46.    J. Brosnan

47.    E. Breen



48.    D. McGrath

49.    S. O’Hanlon

50.    J. Kennedy

51.    R. Naylor

52.    S. Cullen

53.    S. Lally



54.    M. Bann Lavery

55.    M. Grimes

56.    C. Trotten

57.    T. Hughes

58.    A. Small

59.  P. Hynes



60.    P. Wall

61.    J. Lonergan

62.    J. Clarke

63.    A. Ryan

64.  E. Phelan

65.  S. Walsh

Paddy Hynes and Tony Small, Armagh (Photo Courtsey Of Liam O'Hanlon)

Paddy Flanagan Kildare & Mike O'Donoghue Carlow

Mick Collins, Meath running accross the finish line after crashing in the 1964 Rás in Navan

Jim Kileen, President Of The N.C.A., Presenting Paddy Flanagan, Kildare, Rás Winner with the Corn Cathal Brugha Trophy.

Cyril Rooney Derry

Mike O'Donoghue Carlow

Mike O'Donoghue Carlow and Ned Flanagan Kildare

Carlow Rás Team 1964 Gene Mangan, Jim Lowthe (Mechanic) Mike O'Donoghoe Fred Harris (Manager)

Paddy Flanagan Kildare with his team van

1964 Derry Ras team P. McCallion, W. Buchanan, G. Howard, R. Shaw, C. Rooney and J. Roche. (Photo Courtesy of A. McCarthy)

Colm Totten, Maurice Ban Lavery, Paddy Hynes, Tony Small, Mick Grimes and Tom Hughes. (Photo Courtsey Of Liam O'Hanlon)

The Flanagan Brothers Paddy and Ned from Kildare chatting at a stage during the 1964 Rás Tailteann.

Tipperary Team Van 1964


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