Rás na mBan Selection Criteria

Women’s Commission Development Team : Rás na mBan.

The Rás na mBan Selection Criteria defines the process by which a rider is selected for the cycling discipline following successful qualification. Only athletes who meet the requirements of the Women’s Cycling Ireland Eligibility Criteria as outlined will be considered.

The purpose of the selection criteria as outlined in this document is to select riders best capable of performances for the Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission.

Preference will be given to W2,W3 & Junior Riders. Applications are open to all categories.  A minimum of 1 x W1 rider and a minimum of 1 x Senior W3 riders will be selected. The team will include at least 1 x Junior riders. (subject to that number of applications being received).  

Decision Making Matrix

Selection for the available places will be made in accordance with the decision-making matrices listed .

The Women’s Commission reserve the right to call fitness tests/trials to confirm a rider’s form within the preparatory period leading up to the event in which the rider is entered and to substitute a selected rider with a reserve if the outcome of the test/trial is not satisfactory.

The Women’s Commission will nominate the selected riders in accordance with the timetable outlined.

  1. Expression of Interest Email: womensracingsec@gmail.com after July 8th & before July 30th  2019
  2. Application Email explaining where you meet the criteria: womensracingsec@gmail.com after July 30th and before August 5th 2019
  3. Event Deposit €80: Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland before August 5th 2019

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The Road Event  Selection Panel consists of:

  1. Brendan Whelan – Cycling Ireland Level 1 Coach / WC Road Rep
  2. John Hammond – Women’s Commission.
  3. Róisín Kennedy – Womens Commission Chairperson, the role of Chairperson is merely to ensure that the criteria and process as outlined are applied correctly

How to Appeal:

The Appeals Process is invoked by making a formal written appeal, either by letter or e-mail to the Women’s Commission Chairperson

The appeal shall detail where, in the opinion of the appellant, the Selection Panel have failed to adhere to the selection criteria or failed in their duties as detailed under the Grounds for Appeal. Only one appeal per rider is permitted and this must be specific in detailing where, in the opinion of the appellant, the W.C.  Selection Panel failed in their responsibilities.

Costs accrued by the appellant shall be met by the appellant.

Grounds for Appeal

The grounds for appeal are limited to allegations of:

  • Failure to follow due process and/or selection procedures

Description

Dates

a. Selection 

5th August

b. Inform long list riders of selection decision

By 5pm 6th August

c. Appeal to be lodged by (Rider)

By 5pm on 7th August

 Selection Criteria 

1. The criteria consists of both Eligibility and Performance Criteria:
1.1. Eligibility Criteria – these are to be met by riders before they will be assessed against the performance criteria, riders not meeting any of the eligibility criteria will not be considered for selection;

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Eligibility Criteria

Pass/Fail

a. Does the rider hold a current C.I  licence which permits them to race in the discipline they are being considered for and which has a UCI licence code.

b. Has the Rider completed Application Process , Including Expression of Interest Email , Application Email & Deposit Paid on time.

c. Has the rider signed or willing to sign Cycling Ireland’s Code of Conduct for riders?

d. Rider is available to race from September 4th to September 8th (Inclusive). Junior rider must name a parent / guardian who is available to accompany them on these dates

Criteria for Qualification:

Not all the quotas for the various events may be filled in either road or track events due to the minimum points standard required.

Riders may be selected or eliminated due to the grading mix requirement within the team (W1/W2/W3/Jnr), as defined earlier.

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Criteria and points for Tour Of Omagh:

  • Has the Athlete applied as per communicated Press (20)
  • Adherence to the Cycling Ireland Anti Doping Policy (10)
  • Athletes demonstrated Form / Condition / Participation in the Women’s Intermediate League (20)
  • Has the Athlete supported previous Women’s Commission initiatives, including events & Training days (10).
  • Previous positive experience when representing a Women’s Commission Selection (20)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team (20)
  • Demonstrated ability to follow a strategy/plan (20)
  • Suitability to the Event , including Technical ability , and experience in specific event (20)
  • Performance and/or results in Women’s Tour Of Omagh (20)

Maximum points possible (160) (Minimum 100 points required)

  1. Expression of Interest Email: womensracingsec@gmail.com
  2. Application Email: womensracingsec@gmail.com
  3. Event Deposit: Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland

The Women’s Commission reserve the right to extend or reopen applications if the quotas (Above) have no been reached, or due to riders surrendering their selection (Fitness/ Injuries etc).