Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland
- Venue: Zoom meeting hosted by Cycling Ireland
- Date: 20th September 2020
- Time: 14.30
The meeting was introduced and Zoom functions were explained – Margo Finnegan
Agenda was presented – Róisín Kennedy
Chairperson’s Address was presented as published on womenscycling.ie – Roisin Kennedy
Minutes of last year’s AGM were proposed by Peter Finn and seconded by Colin Mac Hale.
Treasurer’s Report presented as published – Colin Mac Hale
Update on Cycling Ireland activities – Margo Finnegan
The Chairperson presented the following Rep Reports as published on womenscycling.ie:
- Secretary / PRO / Track / Grading
- Corkagh Park
Elections for four vacant positions:
- Chairperson (Colin Mac Hale, Inspiration Cycling Club, elected unopposed)
- Youth Rep (Brendan Whelan, Arcane Cycling Team, elected unopposed)
- Corkagh Park
There were three late nominations and one late expression of interest for the Corkagh Park role. Details of the nominations will be forwarded to the incoming Chairperson, and the incoming Committee will consider co-opting them for a 2 year term.
No motions for this AGM or the Cycling Ireland AGM were received by the Secretary in advance of the meeting.
AOB received in advance of the meeting:
Three items for discussion were received in advance of the meeting and they were all read out in full.
- Women’s Grading categories (W2 and W1 groups being combined in some races) from Bea Golczak (Orwell Wheelers).
The suggestions received from Bea will be considered by the new Committee.
- Request for additional Master’s Events and promotion for the upcoming Master Women’s TT in October from Orla Hendron (Orwell Wheelers).
The event was promoted on womenscycling.ie and the addition of future events will be considered by the incoming Committee.
- Four questions from Richard (Navan Road Club Youth Officer) re Youth training camps / racing abroad / Youth Commission plans / online Youth coaching / HP pathway for Youth
All queries will be brought by the incoming Youth Rep to the Youth Commission for consideration.
Attendees were invited to submit any additional comments on the AOB described above, or any of the Rep Reports – none were received.
AOB received during the meeting:
|#||Question||Asker Name||Answer / Comments|
|I nominate Susie Mitchell, Sundrive Track Team 20LC0685 for the commission.||D Madden||Nomination later withdrawn by D Madden.|
|Is the position of secretary now vacant?||U May||Yes.|
|Hi Margo, Roisin, Brendan and Colin – well done on presenting a slick online meeting, and thanks for all your Women In Sport efforts for 2020. I’m greatly encouraged by the level of interaction between the Commission and CI staff and this can be held as an exemplar for how I hope all Commissions will be conducted going forward. I unfortunately need to jump off the call now – but thanks for having me along. Cheers, Matt McKerrow.||M McKerrow||N/A|
|Sorry – I meant Treasurer!||U May||Yes.|
|Can we establish a working group on grading? From women who are involved and racing in the sport. There are a few of us who are interested in working on this||D Madden||Forwarded to the incoming Committee.|
|What is the proess for co-opting into roles which didn’t receive nominations?||U May||As per Rules_for_Prov_Feds_and_Commissions_Amended_13th_December_2009.doc and Cycling Ireland’s Memo & Arts 2017|
|When comes to grading those racing with the men should in some way be considered. Some woman are racing full time with men so not getting points to be upgraded but are stronger than most.||J Bates||Forwarded to the incoming Committee.|
Cycling Ireland members registered to attend the AGM:
|Roisin Kennedy||Teresa Finn||Deena Blacking|
|Brendan Whelan||Liz Roche||Peter Finn|
|Lorna Reilly||Bernie Cummins||Naomi Wade|
|Colin MacHale||Matt McKerrow||Elizabeth Kent|
|Margo Finnegan||Sandra Telford||Agnieszka Samsel|
|Victoria Kennedy||Alison Smith||Orla Hendron|
|Shaun Mc Bride||Angela Hoare||Deborah Madden|
|Kate Earlie||Richard Shakespeare||Monica Marconi|
|Jennifer Bates||Beata Golczak||Gillian McDarby|
|Emma Desmond||Una May||Julieann Byrne|
|Claire Young||Yvonne Doran||Louise Keane|
|Arron Fox||Chloe Bocquillon||Keela Mac Hale|
|Dick O’Brien||Marcus Dowling|