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Cycling Ireland Update - Covid-19 Regional Restrictions


The Taoiseach has announced that limited restrictions will be implemented in counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly for two weeks from midnight tonight in response to the increased spread of Covid-19.

The announcement will impact events, club activities and members within Kildare, Laois and Offaly with the key implications as follows:

  • Travel outside your county is permitted for essential reasons only. This is likely to affect a number of participants due to race events in neighbouring counties over the next 2 weeks. Therefore, Cycling Ireland will work with Event Organisers and facilitate event entry refunds for people within the three affected counties.
  • Round 5 & 6 of the Mondello Series has been cancelled. Refunds are available on request.
  • Club training activities in the affected counties will be limited to a maximum of 15 people outdoors.


Please find below notice of cancellation of the Mondello Series Rounds 5/6 and further guidance from Sport Ireland. Questions and queries can be directed to contactus@cyclingireland.ie. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Cancellation of Mondello Series Rounds Five and Six


Following the government announcement of ‘local lockdown measures’ in counties, Kildare, Laois and Offaly today which come into effect from midnight tonight (8th August), it is with great regret that Usher Irish Road Club must cancel Rounds Five & Six which were scheduled to take place on August 11th & August 18th.


This coincides with the closures of sporting venues in a bid to address the recent spike in positive cases of Covid 19 and reduce the potential spread. The restrictions announced are for an initial two-week period.


This decision has no reflection on anybody who has participated in or attended Mondello at previous editions and we are grateful for the cooperation and diligence shown by all in attendance to ensure that our events took place in as safe an environment as possible while also delivering some great racing too.


Currently there will still be one more round left, Round Seven which is scheduled for August 25th. All those who have currently entered Round Five (11th August) will have their entry carried over to Round Seven. Those on the reserve list will also have their registration carried over to Round Seven also. If Round Seven does not occur because of an extension of the restriction, refunds will be administered.


For those who do not wish to wait and see if Round Seven occurs, please complete the form through the link below and we will be in contact in due course.


Mondello Refund Request Form


Stay safe both on the road and off it. Keep an eye out for updates in two weeks’ time and fingers crossed we get to welcome you back to Mondello on the 25th August.


Gary McIlroy

Event Director

Sport Ireland Notice Issued 07.08.2020

Following the announcement by An Taoiseach tonight the following guidance has been issued in relation to Kildare, Laois and Offaly.


The Restrictions are in place for 2 weeks from midnight on Friday 7 August until midnight on Friday 20 August. The situation will then be reviewed.


The key notes of importance include:


Travel and transport

-                   You can only travel within your county, other than for the following reasons:

-                   to travel to and from work where that work cannot be done from home

-                   to attend medical appointments, collect medicines and other health products

-                   for vital family reasons, like providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people, but excluding social family visits

-                   for farming purposes, food production or care of animals


You should not travel into any of these counties, other than for the reasons above, and you need to travel through these counties to get somewhere else. You should not stop in Kildare, Laois or Offaly unless for essential purposes.



No sporting events or matches should take place, with the following exemptions:

-          non-contact training outdoors in a maximum group of 15 people may continue

-          professional and elite sports and horse-racing may continue behind closed doors

-          inter-county training (max 15 people) and fixtures may continue behind closed doors

All cinemas, theatres, casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, gyms, leisure centres, swimming pools, exercise and dance studios are required to close.


Indoor gatherings

All indoor gatherings should be restricted to a maximum of 6 people from no more than 3 households in total, while maintaining physical distancing.

Outdoor gatherings

Outdoor gatherings should be limited to a maximum of 15 people, while maintaining physical distancing


Public and private transport

You should not use public transport unless it is absolutely necessary to do so, and where possible you should not share private vehicles with others from outside your household.


Further information is available at www.gov.ie

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