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Cycling

MULLINGAR CYCLIST AOIFE O’BRIEN NAMED AS FLAGBEARER EYOF


Cyclist Aoife O’Brien has been named as the flagbearer for Team Ireland in the Opening Ceremony of the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) which takes place in the Baku Crystal Hall on the 21 July. The EYOF is a multi-sport event aimed at athletes aged 14-18 years of age and runs from the 21 […]

McCurley wins Silver at European Track Championships

Ireland’s Shannon McCurley (27) has won Silver in the scratch race on Day 1 of the European Track Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The 40-lap race was won by Emily Nelson of Great Britain in a sprint finish with Maria Martins of Poland taking the bronze medal.   Speaking after the race Shannon said: “With […]

Team Announced: Elite Track European Championships

The Irish Track Cycling team is confident in their preparation for the UEC Elite Track European Championships in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. As well as Championship medals the event, which starts on Wednesday, marks the start of the next phase of qualification for Tokyo 2020, providing valuable Olympic qualification points.   The team contains a mix […]

CYCLING | Crashes ruin medal hopes for Irish Juniors

It was a tough day of racing for Maeve Gallagher, Lara Gillespie and Lucy O’Donnell at the Junior Women’s UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.   All three riders were involved in crashes which ultimately ended their hopes of a medal. Maeve and Lara rounded the final corner in the top 10 but a crash […]

SOLID SHOWING FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY TWO IN MINSK

Team Ireland had six athletes in action across four sports on the second day of the European Games in Minsk. Two finals were contested by Team Ireland today with Alice Sharpe finished in 25th place in the Cycling Women’s Cycling Road Race and Nathon Burns was 7th in the Judo Men’s Half-light Weight 66kg. Boxers […]

LYDIA BOYLAN LANDS TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SILVER

Ireland’s Lydia Boylan has won the 2019 UCI Track Cycling World Championships Silver Medal in the Women’s Points Race at the Pruszkow Arena in Poland – just 48hrs after team mate Mark Downey won Bronze in the Men’s Points Race.   Boylan, who lives in Dublin, helped Ireland to a stellar ninth place in Saturday’s […]

MARK DOWNEY WINS BRONZE AT TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ireland’s Mark Downey has won the 2019 Track Cycling World Championships Bronze medal in the Men’s Points Race at the Pruszkow Arena in Poland. The County Down rider struggled through the first half of the race, but with 40 laps to go took a lap, and sprint points. Recovering quickly, he took another lap, and […]

WOMEN’S TEAM PURSUIT SETS NEW NATIONAL RECORD AT TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ireland’s Women’s Team Pursuit has smashed the National Record set in 2015 by more than 2 seconds, with a huge top-10 ride in Pruszków, Poland.   Orla Walsh, Mia Griffin, Alice Sharpe, and Kelly Murphy made their UCI Track Cycling World Championships debut on Wednesday, being the first Irish riders to take to the course […]

Tokyo 2020 Confirms Cycling Routes

The 2020 Olympic individual time trial events will take place against the backdrop of Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji with city of Numazu in foreground (Wikimedia Commons) The organizing committee and international cycling federation (UCI) on Wednesday confirmed the route, as well as the Paralympic cycling road race, individual time trial and team relay events. Cyclists […]

October Newsletter Sports Roundup

Hockey: The Irish women’s team’s remarkable run to the Hockey World Cup final in London, the pinnacle of the sport outside of the Olympic Games, earned them an historic silver medal. Coached by Graham Shaw and captained by Katie Mullan, the hockey team’s thrilling sequence of matches got the whole country behind them and their […]

2018 First Quarter Sporting Round-Up

Sporting Round-UP ATHLETICS Cork sprinter Phil Healy was best of the small five-athlete Irish contingent at the World Indoor Championships, reaching the semi-finals of the 400m in her first season running the quarter mile. Ciara Mageean, Amy Foster, teenage sprinter Ciara Neville and hurdler Ben Reynolds are currently out battling for Northern Ireland in the […]
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