Cycling Ireland High Performance BMX Team
Cycling Ireland have recently expanded the ‘National BMX Race Team‘ to include four new talented riders, Aaron Edwards, Matthew Malone, Sam Murphy and current Irish #1 Eoin Corrigan. These four now join World Number 1, Kelvin Batey, on the programme under the guidance of National team coach Jeremy Hayes. Kelvin has a very important year ahead of him which includes a trip to the 2016 UCI World Championships in Colombia during May where he will hopefully secure Ireland a spot at this year’s Rio Olympics.
The new team hopes to emulate Kelvin’s success at international level and have recently performed very well at the Manchester Indoor Winter Series with Eoin Corrigan leading the charge with the overall win in the 17-29 category.
Sitting alongside the ‘National BMX Race Team’ is a ‘Development Squad’ which includes Ireland’s fastest female BMX racer, Katie O’Neill, who has also been in the top three at the Manchester Indoor Winter Series. Joining Katie on the ‘Development Squad’ is Adam Fynes, David Dorney, Jake Lynch and the youngest rider, Matt Campbell.
The real test for the riders comes at the first two rounds of the British BMX Series to be held at the multi-million pound Manchester facility on March 12th & 13th.
CYCLING IRELAND | BMX IRELAND Press Release 18/2/2016
Cycling Ireland – National BMX Race Team
The Cycling Ireland BMX Commission (BMX Ireland) is happy to announce the new National BMX Race Team. The riders have been chosen from our Development Programme, which has been running throughout 2015.
The Development Programme invited 9 of Ireland’s top BMX racers to be part of a year-long intensive programme under the direction of Olympic BMX Coach Jeremy Hayes. Managed by Simon Murphy from the BMX Commission, the programme monitored closely the racing, diet & nutrition, gym and classroom work of the squad. For the 2016 season four riders have been selected to join the National BMX Race Team. The successful riders are Eoin Corrigan, Aaron Edward, Sam Murphy and Mathew Malone
The remaining riders in the Development Programme are now in a parallel group called the Development Team. These riders will be coached to further develop their skills for eligibility for the National Team at the next rider selection event. Going forward into the 2016 season, the National & Development Team riders will be competing at Irish National, UK and Euro rounds.