Road National Series Round Two Preview

After a thrilling opening round of the Road National Series, action continues on Sunday as Round Two brings riders to Co. Cork and Blarney.

The Donal Crowley and Kay Stratton Memorial races, hosted by Blarney Cycling Club, are sure to provide plenty of excitement as riders look to gain crucial Road National Series points.

The races hosted the opening round of the 2023 Road National Series, with Daire Feeley and Aoife O'Brien picking up victories on that occasion.

Feeley also started the series with victory in last month's Des Hanlon Memorial and will be seeking a second victory in a row to put himself in the driving seat heading into May.

In the women's race, Annalise Murphy laid her claim to a Road National Series overall challenge in 2024 as she took the win in a race featuring 2023 overall winner Jemma Speers as well as Aoife and Caoimhe O'Brien. 

In the junior rankings, Phillip O'Connor and Kate Murphy currently hold the overall leaders jerseys. With multiple junior riders in action in round one, the fight for the overall lead is sure to be fierce on Sunday. 

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the second round of the Road National Series: 

Date & Location

Round Two of the Road National Series takes place on Sunday, April 28th, from Blarney, Co. Cork.

The Race HQ is located at Blarney GAA Complex with sign-on beginning from 10am. 


Donal Crowley Memorial - Road National Series (A1/A2/Junior)

Kay Stratton Memorial Women's Race

A3 Race

All racing will begin with a 2km neutral roll-out from 12pm. 


The Donal Crowley Memorial race will join a challenging 50km circuit after roughly 15km of racing, they'll then race over two full laps of the circuit before a fast run-in to the finish in Blarney. The total distance raced will be 140km.

The Kay Stratton Memorial follows the same route, except the women's race will take on one lap of the circuit before the race to the finish - totalling 90km. 

Donal Crowley Memorial Route

Kay Stratton Memorial Route 


Riders can enter the event here. 

More information about the 2024 Road National Series can be found here.