Cycling News

Team Ireland qualifies largest ever cycling squad for Olympics

March 10, 2020
The UCI confirmed that Team Ireland has qualified a quota in each of the Men’s and Women's Madison and Men's and Women's Omnium events. The Olympic Federation of Ireland and Cycling Ireland formally accepted the slots this morning. This is the first time that Cycling Ireland has qualified such as a large team for the […]

Cycling Ireland Annual Award Winners

November 25, 2019
Sam Bennett won the International Performance of the Year at the Cycling Ireland Annual Awards for the second consecutive year on Saturday night. The Cycling Ireland Awards Evening saw members of the cycling community recognised in 13 categories, both participants and volunteers, across the various cycling disciplines. Bennett notched up 13 wins this season including on stage […]

CYCLING: Rás Tailteann is back for 2020

November 21, 2019
The Rás will find its rightful place back on the Cycling Ireland calendar in 2020, promoted and run next year by a newly-formed promotions group Cáirde Rás Tailteann, and thanks in huge part to significant collaboration with its historical organising club, Cumann Rás Tailteann.   Cumann Rás Tailteann have this week shown huge support to […]

McCurley wins Silver at European Track Championships

October 17, 2019
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

October 15, 2019
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

September 27, 2019
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 […]


July 20, 2019
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 […]


June 22, 2019
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 […]


June 20, 2019
Team Ireland will have five males and one female competing in cycling on the road. Alice Sharpe is the first in action, and will be competing in her first multi-sport event, in the women’s road race on Saturday 22 June. Since declaring for Ireland last year, the German born and UK bred racer has enjoyed […]


March 12, 2019
On the back of a very successful World Championship campaign for the Irish Track Cyclists, where Lydia Boylan won a silver medal in the Points Race and Mark Downey won bronze in the Points Race, we look at the sport of cycling, and where it fits on the Olympic Programme. BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT CYCLING AT […]


March 4, 2019
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 […]


March 4, 2019
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 […]


February 27, 2019
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

October 11, 2018
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

October 2, 2018
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

April 16, 2018
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 […]

December Sports Roundup

December 22, 2017
  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]

From the Roads of Bergen to the Rapids of South Africa and Much More in Your Sports Roundup

October 31, 2017
  CYCLING MASSIVE crowds flocked to cycling’s World Road Championships in Bergen in September where the huge attendances and support saw it favourably compared to when Norway hosted the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994. Best of the Irish over some demanding courses were Olympian Nicholas Roche and Mark Downey.  Roche’s 12th in the 31km […]

Cycling Bronze for Ryan Mullen

August 3, 2017
Congratulations to Team Ireland's Ryan Mullen who has just won a bronze medal in the men’s elite time trial  at the European Road Championships, finishing on the podium behind Belgium’s Victor Campenaerts and Maciej Bodnar of Poland. The medal is the 22-year old’s third in international competition having claimed silver in the time trial at the European […]

Dan Martin 3rd in Nice-Paris

March 14, 2017
Congratulations to Olympian Dan Martin who took the best Irish result in Paris-Nice since his uncle (Stephen Roche) was runner-up in 1990, finishing third overall in the event on Sunday. Martin had started the day second overall, 30 seconds behind the race leader Sergio Henao (Team Sky) but he and Henao were caught out by  by Alberto […]

World Cup Cycling Gold for Ireland

February 28, 2017
Ireland’s Mark Downey and Felix English have rounded off the final event in the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in LA with a gold medal win in the Madison. The Madison is a new event on the Olympic calendar for Tokyo and the Irish team have made clear their intentions with another dominant performance […]

Downey and English Medal at World Cup Track

February 20, 2017
Mark Downey and Felix English collected a third medal for Ireland at the track World Cup in Cali, Colombia on Sunday, netting a superb silver in the Madison event. Downey had previously won the points race and teamed up with English for the 120 lap event. On Saturday Lydia Gurley was third in the women’s scratch race. “That […]

Martyn Irvine comeback

October 4, 2016
Less than a year after announcing his retirement from cycling, former world track champion Martyn Irvine will make the most of a second chance to compete in international cycling. The 32-year-old retired after being disillusioned with not making his goal of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics. However its great news to hear that he will return to the sport […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 8/16

August 13, 2016
Follow the action for Team Ireland as the action enters Week 2 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 1/16

August 6, 2016
A look back on Day One for Team Ireland at Rio 2016

Team Ireland at Rio 2016: Day 1/16

August 6, 2016
Rio 2016 Team Ireland Live Blog: Day 1

Rio 2016 - Team Ireland Profile

August 5, 2016
Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Roche Confirms Team Future Ahead Of Rio 2016

August 1, 2016
Monday 1 August 2016 Nicholas Roche has received a major boost ahead of competing for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The 32 year old is to join BMC Racing for the 2017 season, where he will team up with fellow Olympian Richie Porte of Team Australia and US cyclist Tejay van Garderen. General Manager […]

Team Ireland Grows For Rio 2016 with Cycling and Modern Pentathlon

June 17, 2016
First ever track cyclist and modern pentathlon’s Natalya Coyle bring Team Ireland to 54 Athletes 17 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is today delighted to announce jointly with Cycling Ireland and Pentathlon Ireland, that a further four athletes have been selected to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 […]

UCI Confirms Olympic Qualification Slots

January 19, 2016
The UCI has confirmed that Team Ireland has qualified two road racing places at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. The places are in the Men’s Elite Road Race, and over the coming months Cycling Ireland will make a nomination to the Olympic Council of Ireland regarding the selection process for these places. The […]



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