McDermott Targets International Success

Ellen McDermott was not a well known name in Irish women’s cycling until she won a Bronze medal at the Elite National Road Race Championships in Wexford in 2017 . Now racing full-time both on Road & Track – we caught up with her today from her training base in Calpe, Spain (from the cycling hotspot Bar Tango).  – So , Who is Ellen McDermott ?   Ellen came into the […]

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Gillespie Shines At Worlds

First year junior races strongly at U23 Cyclocross Worlds 5th February 2018 Ireland’s Lara Gillespie demonstrated her cycling prowess and versatility last weekend, finishing 23rd in the U23 event, and was the fourth junior over the line, at the 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. The first-year junior won a silver medal in the Time Trial at last year’s European Youth Olympic Festival, and competed in the U23 […]

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Women’s Commission Race at Manchester Velodrome

The Women’s Commission organised two days of training and racing at the world famous Manchester Velodrome last weekend (January 7th / 8th) . The trip was aimed at all levels , with the aim of giving Elite riders a rare chance for private track access in Manchester , and new riders a crash course from zero to racing a league night on the boards. Finally (Manchester is booked up from […]

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Boylan , Burns & Stewart Named On Commonwealth Games Squad

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Australia  3rd January 2018 A strong team of Irish cyclists  has been announced for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. The team was announced today by the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, and will compete across both road and track disciplines in the Games which take place from the 4th – 15th April 2018. Managed by Anthony Mitchell and Gary McKeegan […]

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Dunlevy is crowned champion at Sussex Sports Awards

Katie-Georg Dunlevy was absolutely delighted to win the Disabled Sports Personality of the year in Sussex on Saturday Night  –  Then as the final awards were announced she was completely overwhelmed to discover that she had also won the Sports Personality of the year. Paralympic cyclist and gold-medallist, Katie-George Dunlevy, has won both the University of Brighton Disabled Sports Personality of the Year award and the Freedom Leisure Sports Personality of the Year award at the […]

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Gurley Pleased With Form After Injury Scare

Lydia Gurley finished 14th in her Points Race today and 20th in the Scratch Race this evening. It was a busy night for recent European silver medallist, Lydia Gurley, with the finals of the Women’s Points Race and Scratch Race separated by just 40 minutes. Gurley was pleased to be racing this week, following an injury at the London Six Day last week. Speaking to Cycling Ireland after her race […]

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Irish Women To Compete at Track Cycling World Cup

Four Irish women will be competing in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland this weekend. This is the first World Cup of the track cycling 2017/2018 season, and will take place from the 3rd – 5th November. Racing kicks off tomorrow at 11am Irish time with Lydia Gurley competing. Gurley, who won silver at the European Championships in the Madison two weeks ago, will be competing in […]

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FOURTH FOR GURLEY AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPS

21st October 2017 Ireland’s Lydia Gurley narrowly missed out on a medal in the Scratch Race at the 2017 UEC Track Elite European Championships in Berlin today. The Galway woman lapped the field with the three medallists in the latter part of the race, before being pipped on the line for a medal. Gold went to Trine Schmidt (Denmark), silver to Ukraine’s Tetyana Klimchenko, and Russia’s Evgenia Augustinas took bronze. […]

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Women’s Training Day (Advanced)

The Women’s Commission will be hosting a training day for Advanced / Racing Riders on October 29h  At Finnstown Castle Hotel in Dublin. October 29th – Racing Training Day 09:30 Sign-on in Hotel Car Park. 10:00 Assemble and Safety Talk. 10:10 Group Road Spin.   13:30 Return to Hotel. Showers in Leisure Centre. 14:00 Soup & sandwich with tea / coffee in the Beech Suite. 14:30 Guest speakers (TBC). 16:30 Finish.   This event is subsidised by […]

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Women’s Commission Forum & AGM

The Women’s Commission hosted a forum (With the help of Cycling Ireland) on the future of Women’s Cycling – before their AGM on Sunday (Sept 17th).  The Forum and AGM were a major success (Full reports to follow). Women’s Commission 2018 Chairperson: Róisín Kennedy Treasurer: Niamh Stephens Treasurer/ PR: Melanie Spath Secretary / PR : Brendan Whelan Munster Rep / Youth: Pauline Russell Youth Development: Dave Tilly Asst Youth Development […]

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Junior International Race Opportunity:

The Women’s Commission are requesting expressions of interest from all Irish Junior Women that are interested in racing abroad. Riders must be available to travel from the 11th August to the 22nd (Inclusive). It is planned that the team will compete in four Road Race Events in Belgium. A current passport , full racing Licence is required. Selection criteria will apply  – depending on level of interest. Contact us asap: Email […]

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Women’s National Criterium Championships 2017

Ladies  National Criterium Championships 2017 Friday 28th July 2017 Limerick Racecourse. €20 Online entry only up to Monday 24th July at tinyurl.com/k9n2fdt Race 1 for  Ladies  @6.30pm 40mins plus 3 laps   Sign on at the Parade Ring from 5.30pm Races are on a 2km closed circuit oval ambulance track under Cycling Ireland Criterium Rules Race distances are approx 40km Medals and refreshments in the Owners and Trainers Bar after racing. They are also promoting a race on Weds July 12th […]

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