Gallagher Sprints To Victory At End Of Epic Stage

Ominous skies greeted the riders as they rolled out of Omagh on Stage 3,  but the constant rain and wind didn’t stop them serving up an afternoon of quality racing. With a review of groups and time gaps the limit group minus the three GC contenders rolled out with a three-minute gap on the scratch group. Early on Lyndsey Bryce from Cycling Leinster was to the fore forcing the pace […]

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National Champion Gillespie Shines On A Grey Morning

On an overcast morning at the Tour Of Omagh , the women faced a 2.5mile time trial on the main Dromore Road , a fast stretch of road which normally gives up some good times. It was to be a close run race with National Junior Champion Lara Gillespie pipping Pink Jersey holder Jennifer George by just over 2 seconds with Jennifer Bates from Cycling Leinster a further four seconds […]

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O’Brien Takes Win & Leaders Jersey

Caoimhe O’Brien out-sprinted Melanie Spath to Win Round 6 of the Women’s Intermediate League in Dunboyne today (July 22) . The Win puts O’Brien into the League Leaders Jersey with just one race remaining. The race was hosted by Dunboyne CC ,and saw another large field of Women for the popular league series.   It all came down to a mass bunch sprint after a late attack by Hannah Tilly […]

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Rider Race Report From North Tipp RR:

Michelle McKinney took her first Win in the Women’s Intermediate League in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary on Sunday  (July 8th) . Read her Rider Race Report Below: “Despite some showers on the journey from Galway, conditions for the North Tipperary Wheelers GP were dry, bright and warm. There was a good turn out of ~25 women, fostered no doubt by the race being part of the Women’s Intermediate League. It was a […]

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McKinney Wins In Tipperary

Michelle McKinney took her first Win in the Women’s Intermediate League in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary today (July 8th) .  Mckinney earned her upgrade to the W2 Ranks by beating Nessa Rochford (De Ronde van Cork) in a sprint to the line involving 12 riders in the North Tipperary Wheelers hosted event. Michelle has been recently selected to represent the ‘Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission’ in the Women’s Tour of Omagh  Rider Race […]

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Separate Girls Racing At Errigal International

Ireland’s premier Youth Cycling Event, the three day ‘Errigal International Youth Tour’ is the first of the big youth races to embrace girls racing and offer our youth their own races and general classification.  Errigal CC have adapted their Race and Prize structure to comply with the new Cycling Ireland rules ,  after a motion proposed by the Women’s Commission at the 2017 AGM On each of the two road […]

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Criterium Championships Gains Full National Status

The Women’s Commission are delighted to announce that the Women’s Criterium Championships will have full National Status in 2019. Cycling Ireland has approved a formal application by the Women’s Commission for a full National Women’s Criterium Championships for 2019, following a successful demonstration event in 2018.. Cycling Ireland approved our application at a Board meeting held last Saturday 30th June,

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Juniors take over Davagh Enduro

As well as the big name Enduro mountain bike series running around the country, regional grassroots Enduro races, like the Davagh Enduro are a great way of getting into the sport. Run on the Davagh Forest trails in Tyrone, riders can take their time between stages, and go as fast as possible on five timed stages.  At the Davagh Enduro this year, junior riders Hannah Mullin and Darcey Harkness took […]

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‘Tour Of Omagh’ Team Selection

The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland have selected a Team for the Tour of Omagh. The Team will be managed by former Pro rider & Multi National Medallist Melanie Spath & former Irish Women’s National Team Manager Brendan Whelan. Sofie Loscher – Sundrive Track Team Claire Ni Reactagain – North Tipp Wheelers Emma Desmond – Arcane Women’s Team Ewa Kuras – Galway Bay CC Michelle McKinney – Galway Bay CC […]

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Lamont Wins Intermediate League TT

Lisa Lamont (Mellow Velo) moved up to 3rd place in the Women’s Commission Intermediate League after the Naas CC Time Trial  on Saturday (June 16). W1 Rider & Irish International Eve McCrystal was the first woman home in a time of  0:54’43.23 . Lamont was the first Intermediate League Rider home , finishing ahead of Claire Ni Reachtagain (North Tipperary),  with Yvonne Doran (Scott-Orwell) in 3rd  The Intermediate League is new to […]

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Women’s Commission Team For ‘Tour of Omagh’

The Women’s Commission will be entering a Development Team into the Tour of Omagh. Selection will be based on results and performances in the Women’s Commissions Intermediate League.   Applications from interested and available riders must be received before 8pm on Saturday 16th (After the latest round of the Intermediate League : Naas TT ).   W2 / W3 Junior & Senior Riders Only.   To Apply Email: womensracingsec@gmail.com

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