Munster Girls Mentoring Program 2018

The Women’s Commissions Pauline Russell announced exciting new changes to U16 Girls racing  in Munster on Saturday (16th December)   Pauline hosted the prize giving of the O’Sullivan Cycles 2017 Munster League and took the opportunity to announce exciting changes to the popular ‘Women’s Commission’ event for 2018 . Pauline launched the Munster U16 Girls Mentoring Program . A number of  elite Irish women have already added their name to helping […]

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Positive Rule Changes For Youth Women

The Women’s Commission are delighted to announce that both our Motions (arising from the Women’s Forum) were passed today after some debate at the Cycling Ireland AGM in Newry. We would like to thank our delegates , and all who spoke up in favour of the changes. See full details below: ——————- Motion 2 – Proposed by Women’s Commission Chapter T4.1 .2 add Red section to existing In all Youth Races […]

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Foundation Training Day

The Women’s Commission hosted a training day for Novice / Beginner Riders on October 15th at Finnstown Castle Hotel in Dublin. The day included a coached Road spin for 80mins on a flat route, at a controlled pace. The group settled down to Soup & sandwich with coffee in the Beech Suite, after Showers in Leisure Centre. Women’s Commission Chairperson Róisín Kennedy presented a slide show on Women’s Cycling in […]

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Cycling Training Camp for Girls and Women – Feb 2017

The first of three training camps for young female cyclists will take place during the mid-term break, from Monday 20th February – Wednesday 22nd February . The format will be like last year’s mid-term camp in Avon Ri, Co. Wicklow. Over the three days, participants will try three different cycling disciplines; road biking, mountain biking and track racing. In the evenings, they will learn about some of the vital skills […]

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Report from recent girls’ CX camp in Tollymore

The Women’s Commission girls cyclocross training camp took place on the weekend of 17th and 18th Dec in Tollymore Forest Park, Co Down. The day was based in the fantastic Tollymore adventure centre with coaches Orla Hendron, Beth McCluskey, Michelle Geoghegan and Emma Convey on hand to assist specialist cyclocross coach Andy Layhe from cyclocrosscoaching.com who had designed an intense skills based session suitable for both beginners and improvers. Sign […]

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Girl’s Cyclocross and MTB Camp in December

The Women’s Commission is delighted to promote an end-of-year Cyclocross and MTB training camp for 12-18 year old girls on 17th and 18th December. The camp will begin with sign-on from 10:00 to 10:45 on Saturday 17th December in Tollymore Forest Park near Newcastle, Co. Down. Coach Andy Layhe and National Cyclocross Champion Beth McCluskey will be on hand for a training session from 11:00 to 14:00, followed by lunch in […]

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Action from the National Youth Championships

  Report by Emma Walsh Last weekend saw a record numbers of girls in action across all age categories at the Youth National Championships 2016 in Kanturk. The National championships consists of a Time Trail, a Criterium and a Road Race. It was a tough weekend of racing but a great platform for these young riders to showcase their skillful bike handling, amazing talent and  drive to compete. The TT took place […]

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Girls Training Camp 2016 – no rain could stop this parade!

The third annual Women’s Commission Girls Summer Camp happened between the 23rd and the 25th of June this year. The 18 campers from all over the country were faced with biblical downpours, intense wind and even fire over the 3 days. The camp is designed to give the young women a taste of all cycling has to offer: track, mountain biking, and racing. Iniatially planned to run over 4 days, […]

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Girls Summer Training Camp, Wicklow, 27th-30th June,

The next Women’s Commission training camp for girls (aged 13-23 years) will be held at the end of this month in Kippure, Co. Wicklow. And with limited places available, it is essential that all those wishing to attend book their place as soon as possible. To book your place please fill in this form and submit it before the closing date of 23rd June. The Adventure Centre at Kippure will […]

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Youth Racing for girls and boys on Sat 21st May

Still animated after last weekend’s Senior races, Deenside Wheelers will hold a day of youth racing on Saturday 21st May. Following on from the success of their inaugural youth races on Deenside Cup day in 2015, the club have opted to run the Deenside Cup 2016 Youth Races on a separate day. The 2016 youth races have new and relatively challenging routes for all age categories, and an enjoyable and […]

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Report: Munster Training Day, Killarney

On Saturday 2nd April, Pauline Russell (Killarney CC, and current Munster Representative on the Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland) and her able-bodied assistants ran a Training Day for Munster women racers. The following report, on was what was a very successful day, was compiled by Pauline…   “The Training Day convened at 10am at the Killarney Travel Inn. Other than the organisers, 6 women, and 6 girls signed on. After […]

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Choo choo, here come some Training Days…

Following the success of the Youth Training Day held in Moynalty on 6th March, The second Cycling Leinster Youth training day will be held on Saturday the 2nd April in Mullingar under the auspices of Lakeside Wheelers CC. Further Youth Training Days are at present being organised by: South East Road Club – to be held  in South Wicklow on the 23rd April Acorn CC – to be held in […]

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