McCrystal Wins at Red Hand Trophy

June 2, 2019 – Irish international Eve McCrystal soloed to an impressive win at round three of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Ballymena on Saturday. The finish of the Women’s Elite event saw Eve McCrystal going long from about 25km out to score her first win of the domestic season, donning the Irish National Road Racing Champion’s jersey. McCrystal said: “The first 30k was hard and fast, the […]

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National Road Series : Donamon GP

The Donamon GP this Sunday will be headquarted at Cuisle Holiday Centre in the grounds of the historic Donamon Castle – Ireland’s oldest continuously inhabited building, with occupants every day since 1011 📝ENTRIES (€20) TAKEN AT SIGN ON FROM 10-11.45am 🚺WOMEN’S RACE  4 LAPS | 50m/80km

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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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Claire shines again in the Sunny South East!

Claire McIlwaine, Phoenix CC, made it three wins out of four league races, when she sprinted in to take victory in National League Round 4, Deenside Wheelers Cup race, in Kilkenny earlier this afternoon. Today’s Joe Daly Cycles sponsored Women’s National League Round 4 was two laps of the Deenside Cup 35km circuit, which includes a challenging, leg-sapping 6km climb on each lap.   Orla Hendron (Orwell Wheelers) attacked from […]

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McIlwaine in Leader’s Jersey after Des Hanlon Win

Claire McIlwaine of Phoenix CC sits atop the Joe Daly Cycle’s Women’s National League table after a suburb win at the Des Hanlon “Spring classic” in Carlow on Sunday. She snapped the win on the line from the in form Orla Montague of Dublin Wheelers in an exciting photo finish. The sprint was decided from a three-woman breakaway which escaped at the 30k mark and also included Scott-Orwell’s Monica Marconi who […]

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Hot off the Press: Women’s National League 2016

The Women’s National League is back and this year there will be eight rounds of tough races around the country to suit both climbers and sprinters alike. Once again the league is generously sponsored by Joe Daly Cycles of Dundrum, a long-time supporter of women’s racing and the National League. The League takes place from mid-March to mid-July and will bring racing to much of the country, from Carlow and Kilkenny to Monaghan and Roscommon. […]

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Trader’s Cup season-opening race is this Sunday!!

Having had it’s inaugural running in 1942, this Sunday’s Trader’s Cup race marks the 75th anniversary of that first event. As part of their race program, hosts Cuchulainn CC are once again including a stand-alone women’s race in the Trader’s Cup race line-up on Sunday 21st February 2016. As a season-opening event for women, we are delighted to help promote this race which, given its predominantly flat route, and it’s […]

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It’s good to talk… Women’s Commission AGM

In advance of the Cycling Ireland AGM on 7th November, the Women’s Commission AGM will be held on Saturday 24th October, 11am – 3pm, in Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, N7/Naas Road, Dublin. The competitive cycling scene for women in Ireland grows in strength year on year, and with no small thanks to the numerous clubs who actively support their female membership, to the increasing number of race organisers who have added […]

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WomensCycling.ie investigates: How keen is Aideen?

WomensCycling.ie has managed to divert Aideen Keenan from her hectic schedule of paid employment, child rearing, and racing, to give us a brief insight into her surprisingly ad hoc training schedule. Aideen, riding with DID Ladies RT this year, currently tops our Joe Daly Cycles Women’s National League, 3 rounds in. Aideen started her racing career in that hot house for women’s cycling, Orwell Wheelers, and having sharpened her teeth […]

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National League

Doogan ‘made the race’, says McCrystal after back-to-back National League wins

Familiar foes: Eve McCrystal is chased in by top junior Ciara Doogan at Bohermeen CC’s Waller Cup, round three of the Women’s National League (pic: Sean Rowe) ERRIGAL’S Ciara Doogan conceded victory to Eve McCrystal in Sunday’s Waller Cup in Bohermeen, but she was applauded by the winner for ‘making the race’. The renown climber, still a junior, was always to the fore, working with McCrystal and few others to make the […]

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Ride off your Easter eggs with a choice of routes around Kilkenny and Laois!

  Deenside Wheelers are a club very keen on encouraging women to take to their bikes and enjoy the many pleasures and challenges cycling has to offer. Since their inception, the club have run weekly spins for their female members, and for the last 4 years they have also organised a women only sportive. In addition, the racing element of the club have several youth-age female members who have been […]

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