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Cycling Ireland - News Roundup November 2022
By Cycling Ireland
7 Nov 2022,
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Dr. Tom Daly Elected Cycling Ireland President
Dr. Tom Daly has been elected President of Cycling Ireland at the federation’s 34th Annual General Meeting on Saturday.
The Cycling Ireland AGM 2022 took place at the Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club Monaghan.
Daly held the position of Vice President prior to the AGM and was Secretary of Killarney Cycling Club before joining the Board of Cycling Ireland in March of 2022. Prior to that was involved in Kanturk Cycling Club in various roles for many years. He was previously Secretary of Cycling Munster.
Daly had a career in education and worked for agencies such as the National Centre for Technology in Education and the Special Education Support Service and holds post-graduate degrees from University of Limerick and University College Cork.
In an address to members at the Annual General Meeting, Daly said:
“We are one of the biggest and most successful sporting organisations in the country with 26,000 members. We have around 500 clubs. 500 clubs on this small island. We excel in competition and our members are on the roads and trails all across the country. So, it’s time now we put our shoulders back, lifted our chins and walk out of here determined to be proud again. We can restore the pride that our organisation deserves.”
"It's a challenging journey for all of us. We are on one hand a big and complex voluntary organisation that needs to work for its members and also for the volunteers. We are on the other hand a fair-sized company with a turnover of around 5.2 million (euro) and a staff of around 25 - both of which we have ambitions to grow - and that aspect of the organisation needs to be run in a very professional manner. I believe we must continue that progress."
Claire Young, a member of the Board since March of 2022 was ratified as Federation Secretary.
The board of Cycling Ireland now comprises of Dr. Tom Daly, Conor Campbell, Claire Young, Louise Reilly, Emma Hunt-Duffy, Susan Ahern, Gary McIlroy, Carl Fullerton, Helen Kerrane, and William Byrne.
2023 Road National Series - Expression Of Interest
Cycling Ireland would like to invite promoters to submit an expression of interest for the 2023 Road National Series.
Seven rounds will be held next year on the following dates:
- March 26th
- April 23rd
- June 4th
- June 11th
- July 16th
- August 20th
- September 17th
To get in touch, please contact Cycling Ireland events coordinator Chris White at email@example.com.
Cyclo-cross National Series Round One Preview
The Cyclo-cross National Series kicks off on November 19th with the first round in Westport as excitement builds for the inaugural series.
The series will feature four rounds with an event held in each of the four provinces as Westport Cycling Club and The Westport Country Lodge Hotel host the round.
The event will cater for all levels from elite to junior in the National Series to races on the day for under-8s up to under-16s and a B race for competitors with mountain bikes or cross bikes.
Some great racing is expected on a course that features a variety of terrain from grass to gravel with steep uphill and downhill sections sure to challenge every rider.
Westport Cycling Club Chairperson Anthony Murray said:
“We here at Westport Cycling Club are honoured to host round one of the Cyclo-cross National Series. We have an exciting flowing course for all participants to enjoy on the grounds of Westport Country Lodge. With the help of our club volunteers and the support of Connacht Cycling, we hope to deliver a race to remember on November 19th.”
The second round will take place in Drombane, Thurles on the 26th of November.
The McCrystal Track in Jenkinstown will host the third round on the 28th of December while the final round will take place in Portadown on the 7th of January.
Points will be allocated on riders’ position in each round, and the National Series will count towards the gridding for the National Championships, along with the results from the provincial cyclocross championships.
More information on the National Series can be found link here.
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