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FEATURE I CYCLING IRELAND AWARDS


CYCLISTS FLOCK TO DUBLIN TO CELEBRATE THE CYCLING YEAR


Cycling World Ireland discover the winners from this year’s event


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ycling Ireland’s Awards Night Dinner was held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, recently, with cyclists from across the country flocking to the Dublin hotel. Sports stars, cycling enthusiasts and special guests were in attendance for the annual celebration of cycling in Ireland, at the end of what has been another phenomenal year for the sport. This year saw international achievements along with growth and development in every facet of the sport, and the Awards Night was a great opportunity to celebrate the highlights of the year. Special guests in attendance included Sean Kelly, Martyn Irvine, Ryan Mullen and Eoghan Clifford, who provided interesting insights to their cycling exploits this year. The Cycling Ireland Awards Dinner is an


opportunity to showcase the growth and success of cycling across all the disciplines, this year saw significant success with our younger riders, along with international medals at the world level in Road, BMX, Mountain Biking, Track Cycling and Paracycling, showing the range and depth of talent in Ireland right now. The success in track cycling across all ages is particularly outstanding, considering the fact that Ireland does not have an indoor Velodrome. However, the prospect of one being built is coming closer to a reality, with the project in the Abbotstown Sports Campus having already entered the planning stage. Throughout the evening the room of over 200 guests enjoyed highlights of the cycling year, courtesy of Black Umbrella Photography, and the national medallists were honoured following each video.


After that MC Declan Quigley, a regular commentator on Eurosport, conducted a number of interviews with World Champions, World Medallists, and Irish cycling legends, like Sean Kelly and Martyn Irvine. One of the highlights of the Awards ceremony is the Award for International Performance of the Year, as voted by the Irish cycling media. The vast range of votes across many of the top Irish riders shows the strength and depth of riders in Ireland today. Performances were recognised across the board from the successful World Championship medals from the likes of Eoghan Clifford, Ryan Mullen and Martyn Irvine, along with the international medals from our younger riders like Jacob Dickson, Josie Knight and Mark Downey. In a tight fight for the overall performance of the year, the honours were finally awarded to Dan


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