Category Archives: Cyclocross

Tough racing at the World Cyclo-cross Championships

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission sent 5 riders to the 2019 World Cyclo-cross Championships. The event was held over the weekend of 2-3 February at Bogense, Denmark. The team consisted of
Adam McGarr and Sean Nolan (Junior men), Lara Gillespie and Lucy O’Donnell (U23 women) and David Conroy (U23 men). Saturday was for Junior men and U23 men. Sunday was for the U23 women. On Saturday there was very cold and windy conditions on the exposed coastal course. Several steep banks and treacherous descents on the course. The course had a thin slice of mud on top but hard frozen ground underneath. Large entry of riders. Large crowds to cheer them on. These worlds had the most participants in the events history.

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Exciting racing on day 2 of the National Cyclo-cross Championships

Day 2 of the 2019 Irish National Cyclo-cross Championships saw great racing across the four national championship races – Junior men, Masters (M40, M50 and M60), Women and Senior Men. The course had been well tested the day before with the youth racing. The impressive constructed bridge with its steps and three ramps dominated the arena. The large crowd of spectators enjoyed the racing and hospitality at Fota House on a dry day with outbreaks of warm, winter sun.

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Details for the 2019 Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters National Cyclo-cross Championships

The  2019 Irish National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships and the Irish National Junior/Senior/Masters Championships are both being held at  Fota House, Co. Cork.  The Youth Championships are on Saturday 12 January 2019 and the Junior/Senior/Masters Championships are being held on the Sunday 13 January.  Both events are being hosted by De Ronda van Cork.  There are non-championship youth support races on the Saturday as well.

2019 licences are required and entry is via the Cycling Ireland Azolve  portal.  Registration closes on Sunday 6 January 2019.  No other entries are allowed after that date.  If you have any issues with registration please contact

A list of entries to date is shown below
Youth Championships
Junior / Senior / Masters Championships

A technical guide for the event is given here.
Gridding list here.

Youth National CX Championships and Junior/Senior National CX Championships

A busy weekend ahead at Fota House and Gardens in County Cork which will host both the Irish Youth National Cyclo-cross Championships and the Junior/Senior National Cyclo-cross Championship over the weekend of Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January 2019.  The Youth races will be on the Saturday.  Full details of both events to follow.  Time to sort out your accommodation!

Cyclocross makes its mark at the National Sports Campus

Cyclocross has made a huge leap forward in recent days with groundwork beginning on a state of the art skills zone and course within the National Sports Campus (NSC) in Dublin. The Campus, operated by Sport Ireland, is headquarters to the majority of Ireland’s leading sporting disciplines and cyclocross now becomes part of the campus framework.

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