National League Round 5: Emyvale GP, Monaghan

There was an excellent turnout at last year's Emyvale GP...
There was an excellent turnout at last year’s Emyvale GP…

Emyvale CC are using the Cycling Ireland pre-entry portal for their GP races on Sunday 22nd May, and have capped each field at 80 riders per race, using the pre-entry set up. Emyvale CC’s Club Secretary has contacted us to say that since they do not expect the Women’s Race, National League Round 5, to be over-subscribed, there will definitely be entry for it on the day.

So, while it is not essential to pre-register online for National League Round 5, Emyvale CC have asked riders planning to attend to email: with their name, and then to arrive in Emyvale in plenty of time to sign-on.

All races will start at Race HQ: St Oliver Plunkett Park GAA grounds (link below; and marked as Emyvale GAA on map below), and will roll out to the main road where racing proper will start.

The Finish line is on-circuit, at the approach to pretty Glaslough village (marked on map below). Accordingly, the first lap is 18.7km long, while the second and third lap are each 23.6km long.

Total race distance is 66 km. Emyvale CC report that the circuit is flat-to-rolling, with no significant climb.

After crossing the finish line in Glaslough (home of Castle Leslie) riders should roll on towards Emyvale to the Race HQ, where prizegiving will then take place in the GAA Clubhouse. Of note, it’s approximately 5km from the Finish Line on to the Clubhouse.

Emyvale CC circuit, note Start (Emyvale), and Finish (Glaslough)
Emyvale CC circuit, note Start (Emyvale), and Finish (Glaslough)

Essential Details

National League: Round 5 (of 8)

Date: Sunday 22nd May

Sign-on /Race HQ: St. Oliver Plunkett Park GAA grounds, Glaslough Road, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan.

Sign-on time: 11:30 am – 12:30pm

Entry fee: €17

Race start time: 1:10 pm (the women’s race will be the last race off)

Race distance: 66km (3 laps, see details above)


  • First 3 riders home (more prizes will be presented if numbers sigining on are sufficiently high)
  • First Unplaced Junior
  • First Emyvale CC rider

Prize giving : At Race HQ, Emyvale GAA club, after all the races are in.

For further race information, inquiries etc., check out Emyvale CC Facebook page, or contact

  • IMPORTANT related note…. The Women’s Track Cycling Workshop will now take place at Sundrive Velodrome on Sunday 29th May, to avoid clashing with National League Round 5