Irish Cycling Diary 7th Sept 2018 #Irishcycling

by Tommy Campbell

We are now in the OK Corral As the season winds down.
It came in with a bang with the number of cancellation.
But, thankfully Ras na mBan takes centre stage along with the Masters events in Shannon Co Clare.
The ladies kicked off on Wednesday in kilkenny, but the masters go into action over the weekend.
Whilst no definite results after two stages of the ladies to date as to where the winner will come from.
I have a feeling that three participants in the MASTERS events will definitely unfold. Cannot say the odds would be great. I have gone for three in particular, Sean McIlroy, Des Woods and Greg Swinand. As regards gold/silver/bronze. Woods and Swinand look safe bets for gold. As for Sean he’ll be the frame for gold or silver.
Plans are laid well ahead for fixtures next season, and of course the ones that fell by the wayside this year!
In no way can a club be held responsible! Admittedly, some will echo sentiments that it suited a small band to fold up the tent. Then of course the weather has been a deciding factor! Lets not fool ourselves, there were cancellations that were totally unavoidable. Then, of course it suited others to hang their coats on the railing and offer all kinds of innuendos as to why they were not going ahead. Then of course you have the punter who sits on the fence and belittles organisers who make the effort to put on events and at great monetary and personal cost.
Personally, I heard some beauties! I just wonder if when the time comes for planning for next year! If, it is not already, in motion.
Just to make sure that it was not some competitive events that went AWOL. The Leisure side was not without sin!
What would think think for future reference that a system first used by the Sunday World! PUB SPY. Maybe it is time for CYCLE SPY???????????????????
I’m sure that tickles your fancy. Personally, I don’t think it is off the wall! At least I will not be volunteering for the job. But, I bet you it could be a colleague who knows there stuff. GOTCHA!


Club Rothaíochta Na Sionainne (Shannon Co Clare) are looking forward to welcoming all participants, families and supporters to Shannon.
With 7 national titles to be awarded it is going to busy weekend of racing.

Lufthansa Technik (formerly Shannon Aerospace) have kindly provided space in their car park for parking and warm up.

Details on the following links




Team Announcement – World Road Championships

Team Announcement - World Road Championships

Cycling Ireland has named the Junior, U23 and Elite teams for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, which take place in Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria, from the 23-30 September.

Racing for the Irish team will commence on Monday 24th September with the Women’s Junior Individual Time Trial.

Junior WomenLara Gillespie (TT and Road Race)
Maeve Gallagher

Junior Men

Ben Healy (TT and Road Race)
Aaron Doherty (TT and Road Race)
Breandán Flannagan
Archie Ryan
Adam Ward (Reserve)

U23 Men

Eddie Dunbar (TT and Road Race)
Michael O’Loughlin (TT and Road Race)
Daire Feeley
Matthew Teggart
Darragh O’Mahony
Conn McDunphy (Reserve)

Elite Women

Eileen Burns (TT only)
Kelly Murphy (TT only)
Alice Sharpe

Elite Men

Dan Martin
Nicolas Roche (TT and Road Race)
Ryan Mullen (TT and Road Race)
Conor Dunne



Women’s Commission AGM 2018


The 2018 Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland AGM will be held on the 16th of September at Sundrive Velodrome from 3pm to 5pm.

Motions and Committee Nominations to be returned no later than 1700 hours on the 31st of August 2018 to the Women’s Commission preferable by email to with the subject line “2018 WC AGM”. All submissions will be acknowledged.

Any suggested Motions from the Women’s Commission to the Cycling Ireland AGM should also be emailed.

  • Venue: Sundrive Velodrome
  • Time: 3pm to 5pm
There will also be a women’s track training day before the meeting. All riders will be catered for, contact us to book your place (bike hire / shoes / helmets available).


Track Commission AGM 2018

Track Commission AGM 2018
The Track Commission AGM will be held on the 13th of October at 3pm in the Pavillion at Sundrive Velodrome.
The commission would like to issue notice to invite motions and committee nominations before the 15th of September at 5pm. Submissions can be submitted by email to with the subject line “TC-AGM18”. All submissions will be acknowledged.
The Track Commission will then forward the motions and committee nominations to Cycling Ireland before the 21st of September at 5pm.