Cycling Ireland Women in Sport Advocates Announced 

Cycling Ireland is delighted to announce the Women in Sport Advocates for 2024. 

Having received a record number of applications, a group of nine advocates have been selected for 2024. 

The women selected illustrate the diverse nature of the sport, with each advocate coming from part of the country and with their own preferred discipline. The group includes eight adults and one junior cyclist. 

Advocates play a vital role in helping to promote and encourage girls and women to become more involved in cycling. 

Each of the advocates will share their journey throughout the year through Cycling Ireland social media and a series of blog posts. 

Advocates are there to help lend a hand to anyone looking to become more involved in sport. This initiative aims to create a community of women supporting women to become more involved and to have role models throughout the cycling community. 

Speaking about the announcement, Cycling Ireland Women in Sport Lead Helen Kerrane said: 

"It’s great that women are prepared to come forward to represent their cycling communities and inspire others by their activities and stories. Cycling Advocates are the best representation of Cycling Ireland’s members at whatever age and stage of life. This year’s advocates include women and a girl with skills in leadership, coaching, active participation and visibility."

The 2024 Advocates are: 

Name: Monique Sander

Discipline: Road

Role and Club: Chairperson Seven Springs CC

Province: Connacht

Name: Carol Anne Savage

Discipline: Enduro

Role and Club: Chairperson Northwest MTB

Province: Connacht

Name: Nina Doyle

Discipline: Leisure

Role: Commissaire

Province: Leinster

Name: Deirbhle Ivory

Discipline: Track

Role and Club: Secretary Longcourt/NCW

Province: Leinster

Name: Sharon Kennedy

Discipline: Road 

Role and Club: Coach, Greenmount Cycling Academy

Province: Munster

Name: Berdien Driscoll

Discipline: Zwift & Leisure

Province: Munster

Name: Siobhan Coyle

Discipline: Ultra

Club: Errigal CC

Province: Ulster

Name: Ava Baker

Discipline: Cyclocross

Club: Breffni Wheelers

Province: Ulster

Name: Joanna Donnelly

Discipline: Leisure 

Province: Leinster