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Shay with his father in their house in Rathfarnham

After winning a race in the early 1950s

Dublin Wheelers

Shay with the Dublin Wheelers, early 1950s

Dublin Wheelers

Shay winning a stage of the C.R.E. Tour of Ireland

Route de France, 1955, in the leader’s jersey

1955 – Best amateur rider in France: postcard

Tour of Lombardy 1958

An exhausted Shay (date unknown)

Paris–Roubaix 1959

Roger St Pierre

Isle of Man 1959, with Brian Robinson

A guest of the Irish Club, Paris

Shay and Marguerite, Wedding Day

Tour de France 1961

Roger St Pierre

Picking up a dropped musette

Roger St Pierre

Offside/L’Equipe

World Road Race Championship podium, 1962

A signed photograph sent by Shay to his friend John Cleary

Roger St Pierre

Tour de France 1963: the winning break: with Stablinski and Van Aerde on the road to Roubaix

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With Tom Simpson in the World Road Race Championship 1963

Offside/L’Equipe

The first Irish yellow jersey

Shay, Stablinski and Anquetil the morning after

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Alan Ramsbottom, Shay and Tom Simpson; Grand Prix Corona, Crystal Palace, 1964

Chasing Stablinski, Paris–Luxembourg, 1965