New Trophy & Leaders Jersey For NRS In Blarney

April 10, 2019 – BLARNEY CYCLING CLUB plays host to the second round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series this Sunday, where the 2019 Leaders Jerseys will be unveiled, and a brand new trophy is on offer in the Women’s Race.

The Donal Crowley Memorial Road Race now carries great prestige for women with the creation of the Fiona Meade Perpetual Trophy to honour the former National Road Race Champion, who represented Ireland at the 2015 UCI World Road Racing Championships.

Kieran Crean, current Blarney CC Chairperson said of Fiona: “She is a credit to the club. Dedicating this new trophy to her name is a small gesture of appreciation of her contributions to the club and her incredible accomplishments on the bike. We want the ‘Fiona Meade’ to be one of the special yearly races on the Irish cycling calendar and help grow the ladies cycling scene here.”

The first name on the Fiona Meade Trophy could be the reigning National Road Race Champion Eve McCrystal, who is expected to return from illness in Blarney this weekend. Last year she beat old foe Katharine Smyth in a prolonged battle, that came down to a two-up sprint for the line.

Douglas-based Grace Young, who won the first round of the National Road Series at the Des Hanlon Classic two weeks ago, has also been hit by illness, but is keen to make the startline to ride for the first time in the 2019 Spin 11 Ireland Leaders Jersey.

The Donal Crowley / Fiona Meade Trophy is hosted by Blarney Cycling Club and will be covered live on Twitter via @CINatRoadSeries this Sunday from early.



Editors notes:-

PHOTO CREDIT: Blarney Cycling Club

About the Cycling Ireland National Road Series

The Cycling Ireland National Road Series is a seven-race league incorporating the best domestic one-day road races. Points are accumulated down to 20th place in each Men’s and Women’s race, the winners walking away with €600. For 2019 there is an additional €300 Team Classification.




For more details on Fiona Meade, honoured by Sunday’s inaugural race for the Fiona Meade Trophy, please follow this link >> Fiona Meade


Further Information:-

Jessica Lamb, National Road Series Press Officer, Cycling Ireland

Ph: 087 942 7870 E: