Claffey Tops Cycling Ireland Rankings:

Maire Claffey (UCD)  is Irelands Top Ranked Rider in the final Women’s Rider Rankings of 2019, ahead of Ballymena riders Katharine Smyth & Eileen Burns. 2019 Rider Rankings: Junior rider Lucy O’Donnell follows Maeve Gallagher & Lara Gillespie to get an upgrade to W1. Michelle McKinney has a clear lead in the W2 Rankings over the Sundrive duo of Claire Ní Reachtagain & Jennifer Neenan. Junior rider Eva Brennan leads […]

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‘Intermediate League’ Host Club Applications 2020

Applications are now open for Host Clubs to apply for the very popular Women’s Intermediate League 2020. Your event will receive full support and promotion from the Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland. There are conditions: Race must be a separate Women’s Race (The League is popular, but we have no minimum entry requirements –  no exceptions) The Course should be 50 km – 60 km long (i.e. shorter than National […]

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Rás na mBan Team

The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland have named a strong domestic team for the 2019 edition of Rás na mBan. Claire Ní Reachtagain (W2) Sundrive Track Team Eva Brennan (Jun) Deenside Wheelers Michelle McKinney (W2) Galway Bay CC Nessa Rochford (W2) De Ronde CC  Nikki Taggart (W3) Arcane Women’s Team All riders have already represented the Women’s Commission in International events. Michelle McKinney & Nessa Rochford will captain the Team […]

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The Battle for Pink Goes To The Wire

Official ‘Omagh Wheelers’ Race Report on Women’s International Tour Of Omagh. The Spar Tour of Omagh has delivered yet another “Super Sunday” with exciting racing and a nail biting finish. A grey but dry morning with the potential for rain added to the tension in the air as the final stage started. There were many questions to be answered – could the powerhouse that was Ballymena CC ride the legs off […]

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Women’s Cycling Ireland Team Win At Omagh International 3 Day

After an absence of many years, the Women’s Commission returned to International Stage race action in 2018 in the ‘Tour of Omagh’ with a development team. The riders & support crew performed well with a positive team environment and a top 10 placing on GC. The Women’s Cycling Ireland Team for 2019 had only one survivor from last years team – with only Michelle McKinney (Galway Bay CC) eligible for […]

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Taggart Retains White Jersey As Team Fight Back On Stage 3

Nikki Taggart held on to the lead of the White Jersey on Stage 3 of the Women’s Tour of Omagh after a dramatic fight back from her Women’s Cycling Ireland Team in the final 20km. Early attacks saw the Women’s Cycling Ireland team stretched over three groups, and with Taggart & Eva Brennan distanced from the leading group as the race entered the final third of the stage. A charge […]

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Claffey Wins Tough Opening Stage

Tour of Omagh: Stage 1 Report  A warm, humid evening greeted the riders on the opening stage of the 2019 Edition of the Tour of Omagh. The race was to prove an exciting affair. The W3 group set of with a two-minute start on the W1/W2 group. As the groups approached Drumquin the chase group had only taken twenty seconds from the W3 group. This was all to change on […]

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Cycling Ireland Team Announced For Kreiz Breizh Elites

July 22, 2019 – CYCLING IRELAND National Road Series leader Grace Young is among 6 riders selected to represent Ireland at the Kreiz Breizh Elites road race in France next month. Five days of racing begin on August 1 in Brittany with Team Ireland set to take on three Pro Continental teams – Arkea-Samsic, Vital Concept-B&B Hotels, Wallonie Bruxelles CT – and a total of 16 Continental-ranked teams. Riders were […]

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O’BRIEN WINS WOMEN’S NATIONAL ROAD SERIES TEST IN MULLINGAR

YOUTH Olympian Aoife O’Brien took the top spot in round four of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series at the Grange Motors Mullingar GP on Sunday, but it was the minor placings that shook up the General Classification. The closely fought and occasionally cagey Women’s National Road Series race was taken in eye-catching fashion by 15-year-old Aoife O’Brien, the teenager who will soon be jetting off to Baku to contest […]

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Decisive Mullingar Looms For Cycling Ireland National Road Series 

MULTYFARNHAM was the stage that decided last year’s Cycling Ireland National Road Series champions, and this year it is also a riders last chance to be assessed by Ireland’s selectors for the Kreiz Breizh Elites road races. At round three in Ballymena, Irish international Eve McCrystal secured an impressive solo victory on a hilly, headwinded course, but Sunday’s Grange Motors Mullingar GP will be a vastly different test, the rolling […]

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Strong Team Named For Tour Of Omagh

The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland have selected a strong team for the Women’s International Tour Of Omagh (26th to 28th July) / 4 Stages over 3 days. Click Here For Selection Criteria: Women’s Cycling Ireland Team: Michelle McKinney – Galway Bay CC Ewa Kuras – Arcane Women’s Team Eva Brennan – Deenside Wheelers (Jun) Nikki Taggart – Arcane Women’s Team Sinead Molloy – Tullamore CC Nessa Rochford – DeRonde […]

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Women’s Commission Team For Rás na mBan

The Women’s Commission are delighted to announce that they will be entering a Team in the 2019 Rás na mBan. Click Here For Selection Criteria: Women’s Commission Teams were an integral part of the Rás at its inception and we  happy to get a Women’s Commission Team back competing in Ireland’s premier women’s cycling event. After a successful outing for the Women’s Cycling Ireland Team in The ‘Women’s Tour of Omagh’ in […]

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