by Tommy Campbell

At the moment it is all about AGM meetings! Whether it be, club/province or national. Of course the biggie will be Cycling Ireland’s visit to the province of Connacht for their meeting where it will be interesting to hear from the Chief Executive Geoff Liffey (good safe pair of hands) who is well capable of delivering a sterling performance on behalf of the membership next month.
Thoughts are now turning to taking in, cyclo cross. Munster is setting the standards with Counties Clare and Limerick showing the way.
Obviously the recent UCI event in Belfast sponsored by Kinning Cycles. It has brought life into the sport. Not that it was needed !
Writing about thoughts! And winter training. I had a slap up meal with a colleague of mine in Easons on O’Connell Street in Dublin in the last few days.
Former international cyclist a number of years ago. And in my opinion a top class coach. Naturally in between the steak and the ice cream! I fired a shot across the table. Looking for information and what would suggest on my query?
If you were considering, about the purchase of a new bike next season?
Like a dog out of the traps! “Consider keeping this year’s bike for training. Obviously, it may be worth more to you this way than if you were to try and sell it.”
Problem solved!


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Board Members

Details of the Board Members of Cycling Ireland




Ciaran McKenna

Phone: 085 174 4614                        



Jack Watson

Phone: 086 833 3814




Michael Mannix

Phone: 087 051 2454






Ronan McLaughlin



Anthony Mitchell



Gillian McDarby

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Carl Fullerton


Eugene Moriarty

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Brendan Tallon

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David Smyth













Cycling Ireland 2018 AGM


Registered Office: Kelly Roche House, 619 North Circular Road, Dublin 1

CRO registration number: 134567


Directors: Anthony Mitchell, Brendan Tallon, Carl Fullerton, Ciaran McKenna, David Smyth, Eugene Moriarty, Gillian Mc Darby, Jack Watson, Michael Mannix, Ronan McLaughlin

The Irish Cycling Federation trading as Cycling Ireland, an Irish registered company limited by guarantee.

Dear Club Secretary / Commission Chairperson / Provincial Secretary,

The AGM and Awards’ Night will be held on separate dates as shown below:

AGM – on the 10th of November at the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Awards’ Night – on the 24th of November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Motions and Board Nominations to be returned no later than 1700 hours on the 21st of September 2018 to Cycling Ireland preferable by email to with the subject line “2018 CI AGM”. All submissions will be acknowledged. It is recommended that any motions of a sporting or technical nature should be discussed with the relevant Commission(s). See attached forms to be included with motion or nomination submissions.

Motions should be submitted using the motions form included with this notice. National Commissions and Provinces AGMs ideally should be held in advance of the deadline for motions and nominations to the Cycling Ireland AGM in order to facilitate submission of motions arising from National Commissions/Provinces AGMs. National Commissions and Provincial Executives are reminded that the standard requirement for final notification of Commission and Provinces AGMs is 21 days. This would require Commissions/Provinces to issue preliminary notice of their AGM and invite motions and nominations for vacant posts in sufficient time so as to be included on the final notice of their AGM.

Download the AGM first notice here.

Download the board nomination form here.

Download the technical regulation motion proposal form here.

Download the non technical regulation motion proposal form here.

Yours sincerely,

Geoff Liffey,

Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary,

Cycling Ireland


The Cycling Ireland Awards Night is an annual celebration of Irish cycling. This year it takes place on Saturday the 24th November 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown at 7.30pm.

One of the main attractions of the Awards Night is the Members Awards.

More information to follow shortly


Event Applications 2019 – System Now Open

The Events Application System has now been updated and is currently open.Each Provincial Calendar Coordinator will review and approve, or reject, all events submitted online to be promoted in their province. Similarly, Commissions may review and approve, or reject, within its discipline. The applicant for any event rejected must be advised of the rejection and reasons for such. All approved events will be reviewed by the Events Officer who will be responsible for establishing and publishing the full Cycling Ireland Calendar, by province and discipline. Events submitted after the closing date will have no priority in the allocation of dates.

We now have a new front end process which will make entering an event more straight forward.

The system will remain open for 6 weeks with a closing date of Friday 9th November.

The link below has the process to follow when entering your event.

Event Application System 2019


Cycling Ulster 2018 AGM

The Cycling Ulster Executive have confirmed the details for the 2018 AGM and the notice can be seen below, this has also been emailed to club secretaries. You can also find the CU Executive Nomination Form, AGM Motions Form, 2018 Club of the Year Nomination Form and 2018 Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form in links below.

The 2018 Cycling Ulster AGM will take place at 12.00 noon on Saturday 3rd November at the O’Neill Arms Hotel, Toome, Co. Antrim, BT41 3TQ. Any Cycling Ulster member who wishes to attend will be most welcome, however only club delegates have the authority to vote. Light refreshments will be provided. We would encourage all clubs to send along their full quota of delegates to the AGM.

All club secretaries have been notified by email of the AGM and have received the appropriate forms (if a club secretary has not received this e-mail they may need to update their club contact details with Cycling Ireland).

We are also seeking nominations for Club of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. If you have any queries do not hesitate to ask. Contact Carl Fullerton by email or Patrick Withers at

2018 CU AGM Official Notice

CU AGM Nomination Form 2018

CU AGM Motions Form 2018

Club of the Year Form 2018

Volunteer of the Year Form 2018


Munster 2018 AGM

NOTICE: Munster Provincial Executive – 2018 AGM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Munster Executive will be held at 7:30p.m on Monday the 22nd of October in the

Charleville Park Hotel

The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be
A. To consider the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting.

B. Season Reports:

– Board President: Con McAuliffe,

– Commissaries Administrator: Brian Jordan,

– Calendar co-ordinator: Tom Shanahan

– Youth/Track: Dan Curtin

– Cyclocross: Munster Rep. John Dempsey

– Leisure: Munster Rep. Donie Kelleher

– MTB: Munster Rep. Chris O’Callaghan

C. To receive and consider the annual accounts.
D. To receive and consider the financial statements of the province for the previous year.
E. To elect members of the Board,

Four of the below Board positions, having all completed their two-year term: Each of these newly elected positions will run as a two-year term except for the President. This will only be a one-year post as Con McAuliffe was co-opted into this role earlier this year,

President; currently held by Mr. Con McAuliffe (One-year role)

Secretary; currently held by Mr. Kevin Hayes

Treasurer; currently held by Mr. John Breen
Board member; (Calendar co-ordinator; currently held by Mr. Tom Shanahan

Board member; (Commissaire co-ordinator); currently held by Mr. Brian Jordan

Nominations are invited for the above posts on the nomination form found HERE, to reach the Secretary no later than Wednesday the 17th of October.

Nominations will be accepted by email or post to:

Kevin Hayes,
Secretary, Cycling Munster
Co Cork.

F. To approve the principles of the following year’s budget.
G. To transact & discuss any Special Business of the Executive.

H. To discuss & vote on motions put forward for the AGM.

Notice, motions for discussion must be received by the Secretary no later than the Wednesday the 17th of October. Please remember if you put an item forward then you must be present to discuss the item.

By order of the Board.
Kevin Hayes
Provincial Secretary

Team Announcement - Track World Cup - Saint-Quentin en Yvelines

The first Track World Cup of the 2018/19 season takes place this weekend in Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, Paris with racing starting today. (Friday the 19th.)

This weekend’s action is the first of 6 World Cups taking place this season, with riders best 3 results counting towards Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020.

A 7 rider strong Irish team has been selected;

Lydia Boylan – Scratch race and Madison
Lydia Gurley – Points race and Madison
Shannon McCurley – Omnium
Robyn Stewart – Keirin and Sprint

Felix English – Scratch race and Madison
Marc Potts – Omnium and Madison
Fintan Ryan – Points race

The competition schedule for each day’s racing can be found here