Rás 2021: Best Young Rider Sponsored By Women’s Cycling Ireland

The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland are long time sponsors of Rás na mBan, and we have added to our support by entering two teams in this years event. Our sponsored jersey for 2021 is in the Best Young Rider Category. Riders in the 15th edition of Ireland’s top international stage race will be competing for the WomensCycling.ie Best Young Rider jersey. Rás na mBan international cycle race has once […]

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Rás na mBan Returns to Kilkenny

All new Stage to Callan Kilkenny Representation on the National Squad Local Riders Race for Kilkenny Best Irish Rider Jersey After the pandemic hiatus of 2020, Rás na mBan is set to return to the roads of Kilkenny City and county next week. Ireland’s first international cycling event since Covid and one of the first international sports events of 2021 will play out over five days and six stages starting […]

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Sundrive Track Team Regain National Title

The Sundrive Track Team won the Elite National Team Pursuit title at Sundrive Velodrome on Monday night (August 30th) , pushing the defending champions ‘Torelli-Assure-Cayman Islands-Scimitar’ into the Silver medal position. The Arcane Women’s Team assured themselves of a National Medal setting the fastest time with only two teams remaining. The Sundrive Track Team then put themselves into the Gold, with only the UK based defending Champions Torelli-Assure-Cayman Islands-Scimitar to […]

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Rás na mBan: Final Selection

The women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland have named two strong teams for the upcoming Rás na mBan. With all but one of the riders having represented the team previously in international events. Seven of the riders had performed well in our final selection race (The Newcastle West Women’s 4 Day) Women’s Cycling Ireland Team A Claire Ní Reachtagain Yvonne Doran Elia Tutty Carthach McCarthy Emma Smith (Jun) Women’s Cycling Ireland […]

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UCD Super Team Win National Team Sprint Championships

On a day when most events were rained off & rescheduled, UCD are the Team Sprint Champions of Ireland. The new team had riders from both of the 2020 Gold & Silver Medalling teams (Torelli & Arcane), and an Elite National Sprint Medallist (Sundrive). The UCD team set a new outdoor standard for the event, on the first time that Women’s Team Sprint went to a three rider race. Womens […]

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Rider Race Reports NCW 4Day

The Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission were one of the Sponsors of the Newcastle West Wheelers 4 Day . We also entered two development teams, with an eye on selection for the upcoming Rás na mBan.   Junior Rider Emma Smith was in the prizes on two of the Stages: Race report: Emma Smith The 4 stage Newcastle-west national series began on Friday July 30th , it was my first stage […]

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New Champions Expected At Team Track Nationals

The Elite National Team & Keirin Track Championships will take place at Sundrive Velodrome on Saturday August 7th. The day when Irelands most successful Women’s Teams select & put out their best ‘Team Sprint’ or ‘Team Pursuit’ to battle for the coveted Elite Champions of Ireland Jersey. ‘Weston Homes-Torelli-Cayman’ have entered a very strong Team that should be able to defend their very first National Team Pursuit title won last […]

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International Entries For Rás na mBan

British National Team return to Ireland for a fourth time Monday 19th July Squads from the Netherlands, UK and further afield have confirmed their participation in Rás na mBan 2021. The five-day event based on Ireland’s Ancient East in Kilkenny and surrounding counties will once again play host to international teams from across Europe and beyond including, for a fourth successive time, the Great Britain National team. The GB squad won […]

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Women’s Cycling Ireland Team For NCW 4 Day

The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland have entered an extended selection in the Newcastle West Women’s 4 Day,  Women’s Cycling Ireland Team: Eva Brennan: Deenside Wheelers Keela MacHale: Arcane Women’s Team Agnieszka Samsel: Sundrive Track Team Darcy Harkness: VC Glendale Elizabeth Kent: Arcane Women’s Team Emma Smith: Navan Road Club Lauren Garvey: Armagh Down CC Grace Smith: TC Racing Yvonne Doran: Orwell Wheelers Clodagh Allen: Clonard Road Club Cleo Harvey: Dublin […]

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Exciting Line-up For Elite National Omnium Championships

The First Elite National Championships of 2021 takes place at Sundrive Velodrome this Saturday (July 10th). Defending Champion Lydia Boylan will not be defending her crown in what is regarded as one of the toughest events on the Track Calendar . Deirbhle Ivory (UCD Cycling Club) will go in as pre race favourite after her recent win in the Duane Delaney Omnium . Deirbhle is sure to face stiff opposition […]

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Ivory Wins Duane Delaney Memorial

Deirbhle Ivory (UCD Cycling Club) won the Women’s Duane Delaney Memorial on Saturday (June 12th) from a stacked field of Elite Track riders. After winning the opening event (200m TT) from Nikki Taggart (Arcane Women’s Team), Ivory consolidated her lead in the Mile and the Scratch Race. Taggart went on to win the final event (500m TT), but Ivory took the overall win from Taggart, with Caoimhe O’Brien (Weston Homes […]

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