O’BRIEN WINS WOMEN’S NATIONAL ROAD SERIES TEST IN MULLINGAR

YOUTH Olympian Aoife O’Brien took the top spot in round four of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series at the Grange Motors Mullingar GP on Sunday, but it was the minor placings that shook up the General Classification. The closely fought and occasionally cagey Women’s National Road Series race was taken in eye-catching fashion by 15-year-old Aoife O’Brien, the teenager who will soon be jetting off to Baku to contest […]

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Decisive Mullingar Looms For Cycling Ireland National Road Series 

MULTYFARNHAM was the stage that decided last year’s Cycling Ireland National Road Series champions, and this year it is also a riders last chance to be assessed by Ireland’s selectors for the Kreiz Breizh Elites road races. At round three in Ballymena, Irish international Eve McCrystal secured an impressive solo victory on a hilly, headwinded course, but Sunday’s Grange Motors Mullingar GP will be a vastly different test, the rolling […]

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Ballymena Hosts 3rd Rd of National Road Series

May 30, 2019 – BALLYMENA on Saturday plays host to the third round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series,   Multiple World Para-cycling Champion Eve McCrystal returned to domestic action recently, but was out-gunned by Irish track cycling international Mia Griffin. Both now feature in the top 10 of the General Classification, led by first round winner Grace Young, who rides with McCrystal on the Strata3 VeloRevolution Racing Team. […]

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GRIFFIN WINS NATIONAL ROAD SERIES IN BLARNEY

April 15, 2019 –   In the Women’s National Road Series race (the Fiona Meade Trophy) only 18 of the 26 starters saw out the 72km in tough wintery conditions. Irish international Mia Griffin won the final sprint from her two breakaway companions. The rider from Glenmore in Kilkenny set a new national Women’s Team Pursuit record earlier this year at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Poland, and […]

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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, […]

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YOUNG BUOYED BY NATIONAL ROAD SERIES VICTORY

March 31, 2019 Former cyclist of the year Grace Young won the first round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Carlow on Sunday. In the historically challenging Des Hanlon Classic, Young achieved a landmark win. Young is returning to the form shown when crowned 2016 Irish Female Cyclist of the Year. Now riding for STRATA3 VeloRevolution Racing Team, Young won a bunch sprint to land the 67km race, […]

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Big Names Lined Up For Des Hanlon Classic

Author: Jessica Lamb (March 26, 2019) Cycling Ireland’s premier domestic road racing league, the National Road Series, begins on Sunday in Carlow with the historic Des Hanlon Memorial Classic. In excess of 30 riders are bound for the 67km Women’s National Road Series leg hosted and promoted by the Cycling Ireland Road Commission . The Women’s National Road Series event could be the biggest ever Women’s ‘Des Hanlon Classic’ field, […]

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RESULTS National Road Series – Round 5 – 2017 Grange Motors Mullingar GP

18th July, 2017  CORK’S Sinnead Oakes on Sunday moved onto the Cycling Ireland National Road Series podium with a powerful win over league leader Eve McCrystal at the Mullingar GP.   Riding for De Ronde Van Cork, Oakes was winning the race for the third time, and becoming just the second rider to beat McCrystal in the series this year.   But it was not straightforward, the usual break never being allowed […]

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RESULTS: National Road Series – Round 3 Women’s Event – Deenside Wheelers 7th May

8th May, 2017   GARDA CC’s Eve McCrystal was again unstoppable in the Cycling Ireland Women’s National Road Series last Sunday as she sprinted to a third successive victory.   The Dundalk rider has now won all three rounds of the 2017 elite league, her latest coming at the Deenside Cup in Kilkenny, after jumping away from her four breakaway rivals in the closing metres of the 75km race.   […]

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Women’s National League 2017- Rd 1 Details

March 19th Des Hanlon Carlow : Sign on is at 9am in Tougher’s Restaurant on the Dublin Road outside Carlow, with races starting at 12.20pm outside that venue. Route details: https://www.strava.com/routes/3686142 The National Road Series is a seven race series, with points counting for each race. Double points will be awarded for the last event on the calendar. Events in Series March 19th Des Hanlon Carlow April 2nd Visit Nenagh Nenagh, Tipperary May 7th […]

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2017 Women’s National Road Series Announcement

This year’s men’s and women’s national leagues are run as a combined national road race series, with the exception of the Shay Elliott. Instead, the Deenside Cup on the 7th of May will be included in the 2017 women’s national road series (to be confirmed). There will be 7 counting races, with one exciting race per month to look forward to. We plan to bring you more information about each race closer to the […]

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National League climax: Mullingar Grand Prix

National League: Down to the wire This year’s Women’s National League has been an 8-race series not dominated by any single figure, with each race contested to the line by a selection of riders. The result is that when competitors line up to start the final round next Sunday, as many as five riders have the overall league win within their reach. Lakeside Wheelers will host the final climactic round […]

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